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Fight for Funding

By Nancy Gutierrez Agricultural education, along with other high school class electives like industrial education, woodshop and home economics receive funding through the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998. Vocational education, or career technical education, as it is now called, has changed from a job training program in 1910 to a […]

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Residents confront board about spending

By Nancy Gutierrez In a controversial decision Tuesday Jan. 27 the Farmersville Unified School District board voted to rescind a July 8 board meeting action that mandated an either-or decision regarding conference fees and health insurance. The 4-1 voted allowed the new board to receive health insurance and a $3,000 stipend for conferences. If the […]

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Helping Hands

By Nancy Gutierrez "My hands are my voice, my eyes are my ears;" this line, taken from Jennie Coyne's poem on deafness, describes the reality of living without sound. But being deaf is more than living without sound. For many young deaf people, being deaf means living without communication with friends, teachers even family. A […]

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Parent University is open for enrollment

By Nancy Gutierrez Lindsay High School's Parent University will start Feb. 4 for those parents interested in learning English and learning skills that will help them help their children with schoolwork. Parent University is made possible by the Parent Assuring Student Success (PASS) program, a district-wide support services program aimed at helping students' parents learn […]

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No, thank you!

By Nancy Gutierrez At 6:30 a.m. each morning, a time when most high school seniors are just getting up for school, Steven Ingolsby is already dressed, out of the house and at a seminary scripture study class. From seminary Ingolsby heads to school for a day filled with physics class, band practice, guitar class and […]

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LHS student nominated to leadership law summit

By Nancy Gutierrez Raquel Serna, a student at Lindsay High School, will join a select group of students representing their school, community, and state as a people to people student leader. Serna has been accepted into a People to People Future Leaders Summit on Law in Washington D.C. being held June 28-July 7. "I'm really […]

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FUSD recall continues

By Nancy Gutierrez At a December meeting of the Farmersville Unified School District two board members, Enrique Ramos and Conrado Gonzales, were handed recall papers. FUSD board president Martin Macareno said he believes he and member Blanca Sandoval will be next to get recall papers in March. "Bitter people are heading-up the recall," Macareno said. […]

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Shooting for a ‘Star’

By Nancy Gutierrez Devann McClellan has promised herself that by her birthday, Oct. 16, she will finish the book she is writing. At two pages a night, it seems like a realistic goal. Of coarse her mom said she has to keep her grades up, and then there is volleyball, soccer and softball practice to […]

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School targets problem testers

By Nancy Gutierrez At the start of the spring term a new program will be implemented to help student performance. Exeter Union High School Principal Don Brinkman explained the pilot program to district board members at the meeting last Wednesday. Brinkman said the school will target 100 students who performed below proficient in the STAR […]

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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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