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Budget report projects deficit spending for year

By Nancy Gutierrez Exeter Union School District Business Manager Jihad Hemaidan informed the board that the district will be deficit spending this year. This does not mean that the district has no money in the general fund. It does mean that the district will spend more money on things like school maintenance, student activities and […]

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Character development

By Nancy Gutierrez Lincoln Elementary School Students will be surprised by the new decor in the library when they resume studies there. Artist Michele Dunn is transforming the walls of the Library into a montage of storybook characters. The first mural is of Jack and the Beanstock. Dun spent all morning and part of the […]

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McDaniel named Teacher of the Quarter

Kathy McDaniel was chosen as the Exeter Union School District Teacher of the Quarter. McDaniel is a first-grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary School. She has been in education for 14 years. McDaniel is an Exeter native and she said she is blessed and honored to be working with what she calls Exeter's most precious asset, […]

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An exercise in service

By Nancy Gutierrez As FFA members, high school students have the opportunity to compete in a variety of contests, like livestock judging or speaking events, but rarely are there athletic competitions. Last Saturday Oct. 2, Lindsay High School FFA members and their ag teachers competed in a race at Granite Hills High School. They weren't […]

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Washington to receive new gym

By Nancy Gutierrez At the Lindsay Unified School District board meeting members approved a bid award for the Washington Elementary School Gym/ Multi-use building to the Forcum Mackey Construction Company. Director of Maintenance and operations Del Corley said the cost for the building comes to less than 2.7 million. The blue prints for the Washington […]

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New members wanted

Anyone interested in working with animals, like pigs, horses, cows, lambs and rabbits, or those interested in arts and crafts, shooting sports, woodworking or demonstrations should join Prairie Center 4-H Club. Membership is open to anyone in fourth grade who is 9 -18 years old. Club meetings are at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday […]

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Character Counts at Lincoln Elementary

By Nancy Gutierrez There is no course on character development in schools and state standardized tests don't assess the conscience of students, but that isn't stopping Lincoln Elementary School and other schools in the Lindsay Unified School District from teaching their kids that character counts. Lincoln is making a concerted effort to implement all of […]

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Walk to School Week is Oct. 4-8

The California Nutrition Network for Healthy Active Families partnered with Power Play Five a Day, invite the community to Walk to School on Oct. 8. International Walk to School Day takes place around the world the first few weeks in October. It is an international week that raises awareness about the positive ways walking to […]

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LUSD works on building leaders

By Nancy Gutierrez At Lindsay Unified School District a student's education does not just depend on the dedication of teachers but the dedication of everyone working around them. An example of this total dedication is Merced Doria, lead maintenance at LUSD. Doria was selected in April to participate in the Collaborative Leadership Institute, sponsored by […]

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Exeter schools to begin work with BASRC

By Nancy Gutierrez At a joint work-study between the Exeter Union High School and Exeter Union School District, board members were given a presentation by Bay Area School Reform Collaborative (BASRC) representative Marsha Plumbly about what to expect in their journey with BASRC. BASRC is a non-profit organization, founded in 1995, with a goal to […]

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