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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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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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District looks into new gym for Washington

By Nancy Gutierrez A second multi-use facility, on a smaller scale than Garvey Junior High School's multi-use facility, could be built on the Washington Elementary School campus. Director of Construction Maintenance and Operations Del Corley told the Lindsay Unified School District at its Jan 12 meeting that the district has qualified to receive $1 million […]

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'Youthbuild' homes in Lindsay

By Nancy Gutierrez Congressman Devin Nunes attended a groundbreaking ceremony in Lindsay, Tuesday Jan. 13 for the Youthbuild new homes construction site in Sierra View Estates. Youthbuild , a program administered by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), provides grants to nonprofit organizations to help youth learn housing construction job-skills and complete […]

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Principal donates to teens

By Nancy Gutierrez In November the Teen Zone was burglarized and lost two X-box game systems, along with the controllers and video games. But thanks to the generosity of one of Lindsay Unified School District's Administrators the youths at the Teen Zone didn't spend too much time without the expensive item. Interim Principal at JJ […]

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FUSD chief put on leave after heated meeting

By Nancy Gutierrez After a five-and-a-half hour-long meeting of the Farmersville Unified School District board and 350 disgruntled residents, the school board voted in a closed session to put Superintendent Janet Jones on paid leave pending an investigation. No accusations of criminal activity or misconduct have been released as grounds for the investigation. The board […]

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Queen Bee

By Nancy Gutierrez There are many mnemonics used to help remember spelling rules. 'I' before 'E' except after 'C'. When two vowels go walking the first does the talking. These are rules to live by, or at least spell by and for fifth grader Ryanna Fierro they were rules to win by. Fierro was the […]

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