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Principal donates to teens

By Nancy Gutierrez In November the Teen Zone was burglarized and lost two X-box game systems, along with the controllers and video games. But thanks to the generosity of one of Lindsay Unified School District's Administrators the youths at the Teen Zone didn't spend too much time without the expensive item. Interim Principal at JJ […]

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FUSD chief put on leave after heated meeting

By Nancy Gutierrez After a five-and-a-half hour-long meeting of the Farmersville Unified School District board and 350 disgruntled residents, the school board voted in a closed session to put Superintendent Janet Jones on paid leave pending an investigation. No accusations of criminal activity or misconduct have been released as grounds for the investigation. The board […]

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Queen Bee

By Nancy Gutierrez There are many mnemonics used to help remember spelling rules. 'I' before 'E' except after 'C'. When two vowels go walking the first does the talking. These are rules to live by, or at least spell by and for fifth grader Ryanna Fierro they were rules to win by. Fierro was the […]

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Pugilists of poetry

By Nancy Gutierrez There were approximately 100 students trying out for the Poetry and Prose competition at Rocky Hill Elementary School in December. Students from each grade level chose a piece of literature to recite for the preliminary round. Just 55 students were selected to compete in the Jan. 13 contest. The Rocky Hill finalists […]

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Back to School

By Nancy Gutierrez For many adults the new year is filled with resolutions to lose weight or quit smoking, but some adults and parents in Lindsay have resolved to change their lives and the lives of their family through extended education. Interim Principal at J.J Cairns Continuation High School David Reisinger estimated that more than […]

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How to Cope

By Nancy Gutierrez In just three years the students in Exeter Public schools have experienced the loss of six of their own. It began when Exeter Union High School Senior Adam Cox lost his battle with Leukemia in January of 2001. Then in July of that same year 16-year-old Joanna Hellwig was killed in a […]

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ADA relief for schools

By Nancy Gutierrez The state is providing a remedy for schools with decreased average daily attendance (ADA) due to the flu. In November and December cases of influenza were diagnosed in epidemic proportions across the nation. This season brought a new strain that hit children and the elderly hard. Absences in schools increased dramatically. Superintendent […]

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EUHS students selected to honor bands

Exeter Union High School seniors Jaymi Gepner and Carolina Ruiz were selected out of 1,000 students from across the state to participate in the 2004 California All-state Honor bands. Monarch Band Director Kirk Clague said students take the initiative to compete for placement by sending a recording of themselves playing scales and a required solo. […]

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Schools in Short Supply

By Nancy Gutierrez The $4 billion schools were looking to claim through voter approved funding mandates was cut in half in an agreement between state educators and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenneger Thursday Jan. 8. Schwarzenegger's budget plan called for an overall increase of $200 in per pupil funding, however educators agreed to cut projected education spending […]

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State provides schools with attendance funds

By Nancy Gutierrez The state is providing a remedy for schools with decreased average daily attendance due to the flu. In November and December cases of influenza were diagnosed in epidemic proportions across the nation. This season brought a new strain that hit children and the elderly hard. Absences in schools increased dramatically. Superintendent of […]

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