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District CBET program continues

By Nancy Gutierrez The increasing popularity of the Community Based English Tutoring Program (CBET) helped secure another year for the courses utilized by Spanish speaking parents. At the April 26 Lindsay Unified School District meeting the board approved a re-application for CBET program funds for fiscal year 2004-2005. If the district receives the funding it […]

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Study Taime

By Nancy Gutierrez When people think of Tai Chi, what usually comes to mind are visions of people dressed in loose fitting clothes moving methodically to the same rhythm. No one would envision a group of junior high students spread out in a classroom with desks pushed up against the wall, but that is the […]

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Kindergarten registration begins May 6

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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Architect hired for Wilson multi-use building

By Nancy Gutierrez Wilson Middle School is one step closer to getting a new multi-use building. The Exeter Union School District Board approved an agreement with Scott and Associates for architectural services on the Wilson facility. A description of project possibilities included an assembly space with basketball and volleyball courts. Outdoor and indoor platforms are […]

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Filling a Need

By Nancy Gutierrez Instead of spending all of their allowance on their own moms for Mother's Day some Wilson Middle School students decided to spend it on mothers in need. Members of the Kids Who Care Club at Wilson bought bags full of baby bottles, blankets, powder, diapers, wipes and anything else a new mother […]

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Classrooms needed to hold projected growth

By Nancy Gutierrez At a special meeting of the Lindsay Unified School District board on April 19, members were presented with plans for the expansion and remodernization of the school district, and the changes that would have to be made to complete this considerable and needed endeavor. A timeline provided at the meeting listed the […]

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STARS receives $2,000 in grants

By Nancy Gutierrez Lindsay Unified School District's STARS After School program was the recipient of a grant from the Community Connections Project in connection with the James Irvine Foundation, totaling $2,000. It was administered by the California AfterSchool Partnership through the Center for Collaborative Solutions. The funding will help enhance learning opportunities and improve educational […]

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Scholarship scam targets local students

A company with a questionable history that is offering scholarship seminars to help parents plan for their children's educational future is coming to Fresno this weekend, April 24-25. College Partnership has contacted local parents of middle school students with a reserved seat for an 'interview' to determine their student's eligibility to receive financial aid, scholarships […]

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Policy on trips near state testing discussed

By Nancy Gutierrez At the Exeter Union High School District Board meeting last Wednesday the board discussed revising policy concerning extracurricular and co-curricular trips that occur near Standardized Testing And Reporting (STAR) assessments. "We need to discuss what needs to be done to hold students accountable to the level of tests they are taking," EUHSD […]

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