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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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Ono group takes in the sights

By Nancy Gutierrez The slow rhythm of the Japanese national anthem could faintly be heard outside the memorial building in Lindsay on April 1. Inside a group of Japanese visitors made up mostly of junior high and high school students, were singing for the Kiwanis Club in an impromptu performance. Just before that the group […]

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A class on the real world

By Nancy Gutierrez Lindsay High School Career Day is not like other high school fairs. The quad is not lined with tables representing different areas of industry. Students aren't milling around campus or crowded around the table with the most goodies. Instead LHS administration created a career school day. Weeks before the fair students were […]

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Strathmore students help clean the coast

By Nancy Gutierrez "My favorite part was watching the waves moving," Thalia Ibarra said. Ibarra had never been to the ocean, but knew it was important for everyone to keep the beaches clean so that people can enjoy it when they come for the first time. Close to 180 Strathmore Elementary and Sunnyside Elementary students […]

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Car thefts hit EUHS students

By Nancy Gutierrez A string of car thefts has plagued Exeter Union High School in the past three weeks, all of the victims have been high school students. Three vehicles have been stolen from around the school property while students sit unknowingly in class. According to the Exeter Police Department, the first theft took place […]

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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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Construction at Garvey progressing

By Nancy Gutierrez Lindsay Unified School District board members received an update on the construction of the Garvey Multi-Purpose gymnasium from Architect Doug Janzen. Janzen brought a large picture of the aerial view of the construction site. Janzen said a softscape amphitheater mat be created at the back of the gym. This would provide an […]

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Wilson graduates 200 from DARE program

By Nancy Gutierrez More than 200 middle schoolers were honored with certificates of recognition for successfully completing classes on drug prevention. The Drug Abuse Resistance Education program is an eight week course designed to teach students, at an early age, about the dangers and effects of drug use. Each year sixth graders at Wilson Middle […]

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