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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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Scholarship company scams 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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Tackling the Math Super Bowl

By Nancy Gutierrez Wilson Middle School students celebrated, during lunch last Wednesday, the outstanding work they put in at the Math Super Bowl competition held March 31 in Visalia. Math Super Bowl is a competition for junior high and middle school students to test their problem-solving abilities. There were 18 Wilson students making up three […]

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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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Kiwanis meeting is host to AVID kids

By Carolyn Barbre AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is in its seventh year at Lindsay High School. At the April 15 Kiwanis Club meeting in the Lindsay Veterans Memorial Building, LHS Principal Mike Henson proudly showed off two plaques the school received because of the success of the AVID program. One plaque was for being […]

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FUSD Board now targeting teachers

By Nancy Gutierrez The Farmersville Unified School District Board has confiscated yet another computer from a school employee, this time from a junior high school teacher, on April 14. The board had seized two computers prior to this incident, one from Superintendent Janet Jones and another from high school teacher Tony Decaro. The seizures have […]

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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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