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Strathmore’s $3.5M project includes upgrades to the elementary and middle schools, and the district office

By Patrick Dillon @PDillon_SGN STRATHMORE – A multi-million dollar face lift for Strathmore Union Elementary School District (SUESD) is underway. The project 12 years in the making will bring renovations and upgrades to the elementary and middle school campus as well as the district office. Strathmore Elementary will undergo a $3.5 million modernization project. In 2006 […]

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Woodlake Unified, Woodlake Police Dept. to begin Juvenile Diversion Program for first-time offenders

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN WOODLAKE – What is the best way to prevent crime? Local school districts and police departments think it’s by catching criminals … before they are criminals. Woodlake Unified School District became the second school district in Tulare County to implement a Juvenile Diversion Program (JDP) last month when the school board unanimously […]

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Marcus Meza, Dominique Franco and Brooke Rouch are the first three recipients of the Fanklin Dow Ross Memorial Scholarship Foundation

@TheSunGazette EXETER— The day after Franklin Ross passed away a year ago, his family gathered at his Exeter house. Kelly Rider, two of her siblings and their mother, Sue Ross, sat around the family’s dining room table. Fatigued from the long hours at the hospital the day before the four of them continued to lay […]

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Woodlake native Kaitly Carrasco earns honor roll from University of Oklahoma, Norman

NORMAN, OKLA. – Going away to college can be a scary time in life, but for some they thrive. At least that was case for Kaitly Maria Carrasco. The Woodlake native earned a 2018 Deans Honor Roll spot from University of Oklahoma, Norman. Students from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., as well as 78 countries […]

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VUSD lowers price tag of bond measure

Visalia Unified school board gets first look at ballot language for possible $109 million bond measure to build a fifth high school By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – Visalia Unified took another step closer to placing a nine-figure bond measure on the November ballot, and it will cost less than original estimates.  The Visalia Unified School […]

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Woodlake Graduation: Gabriela Aguilar and Jacob Canizalez receive the first Youth Service Learning award

By Patrick Dillon @PDillon_SGN WOODLAKE – Since 1992 Woodlake High School has provided their students with a different style of learning known as Youth Service Learning (YSL). The program was the creation of Woodlake High School’s counselors Sally Pace, and Dennis Conner, and provides students with the chance to connect with the community, develop civic pride, […]

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Twelve non-profits serving youth received $5,000 or $10,000 grants from Youth Commission

@TheSunGazette TULARE COUNTY – A dozen non-profits whose mission is to improve the quality of life for Tulare County youth received a total of $100,000 from the board of supervisors last week. The organizations awarded funding were: Family Services of Tulare County, $10,000; Pesticide Action Network of North America for the El Quinto Sol de […]

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Success Learning Center offers enriching educational opportunities for children aged 5 to 13

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – Plan a productive and inspiring summer for your children with summer school programs offered at Success Learning Center in Visalia. Meeting the educational needs of children aged 5 to 13, Success Learning Center provides a variety of courses to help students boost their confidence—and test scores—in core subjects such as math and reading, as well […]

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Tulare County creates new rules, policy for Loop Bus transportation requests

By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN TULARE COUNTY – The Loop Bus has been providing at-risk youth transportation to and from safe and positive events in Tulare County’s rural communities for more than a decade. And while that hasn’t changed, the free on-demand bus service offered by the County of Tulare has become so popular it can’t keep […]

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Selection committee awards co-School Employee of the Year Award for first time in program’s 24-year history

@TheSunGazette TULARE COUNTY – There are so many non-credentialed employees doing great work at Tulare County schools, the Excellence in Education Awards committee called a tie for the first time in the program’s history. Jose Juan Juarez, lead custodian at Palm Elementary School in the Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified School District, and Bobby Richardson, transportation supervisor […]

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