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County celebrates Earth Day

Parents interested in a fun way to teach their children to take care of their environment can take their family to Earth Day in Visalia. The free event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the ImagineU Interactive Children's Museum, located at 700 E. Main St. in downtown Visalia. Earth Day has […]

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Performing Arts recital is May 1

Musicians from three counties will gather for the eighth annual recital of the San Joaquin Performing Arts Group Saturday, May 1, at the Exeter Woman's Club. The recital will be divided into several mini-recitals by age groups. Students between the ages of four and seven will begin performing at 9:30 a.m., with the adult violin […]

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STAR testing begins

By Nancy Gutierrez No. 2 pencils, scantrons, sealed booklets, these are all the telltale signs of testing. As students from the Lindsay Unified School District return from spring break they will be greeted with these familiar symbols of assessments. Standardized Testing And Reporting (STAR) assessments will begin in mid-April. Student performance on these mandated state-wide […]

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Kindergarten registration coming soon

Frances Holdbrooks, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and instruction at Lindsay Unified School District has announced the dates for registering new kindergarten students for the 2004-2005 school year. "Washington and Jefferson schools will be offering a Dual Immersion Program this year. Students will be placed in the program, and in their neighborhood schools on a first […]

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LHS class of 1964 reunites

The 40th reunion for the Lindsay High School Class of 1964 is being planned for May 14-16. Help is needed to locate the following graduates. Dale Brookey, Doyle Byrd, Bob Carter, Mary Ellen Cabello Coleman, Doris Danforth, Kathleen Davis, Suzanne Devine, Mike Galloway, Richard Galloway, Eugene Gott, Dave Gusman, Kay Hilden Heinmiller, Fred Howard, Richard […]

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Schools prepare for STAR testing

By Nancy Gutierrez No. 2 pencils, scantrons, sealed booklets these are all the telltale signs of testing. As students from the Exeter Union and Exeter Union High School districts return from spring intersession they will be greeted with these familiar symbols of assessments. Standardized Testing And Reporting (STAR) assessments will begin on April 21, the […]

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More changes to NCLB

U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige announced on March 29 at the National School Boards Association's annual conference in Orlando, Fla. that the U.S. Department of Education is relaxing the requirement for student participation rates in state tests. States will be able to average participation rates over a three-year period. In addition students who are […]

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Student's art is chosen for calendar

Shanti Matkin, a third grader at Sequoia Union Elementary School, was recently honored at the Tulare County Board of Supervisors meeting during National Ag Week on March 16. Matkin participated in the Farm Bureau Calendar Art Project. The Calendar Art Project solicits artwork form Tulare County students depicting scenes of local agriculture. Winners are honored […]

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A journey to Pioneer Days

By Nancy Gutierrez Students at Rocky Hill Elementary School took a trip to the unsettled west by way of Tulare during a one day visit to Cedric and Dolly Kleinhans' farm. The farm gives students a glimpse of what it was like in the mid 19th century. Students learned what pioneers went through to put […]

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Students with a NAC for nutrition

By Nancy Gutierrez In a small room on the Wilson Middle School campus a group of nutritionally minded teens gathered at lunch to learn about good food choices and help make the school food service program more responsive to their needs. These students are members of the Nutritional Advisory Council, a program created by the […]

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