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Recall on Vasquez fails; more to come

By Nancy Gutierrez On Monday, June 21 the Tulare County Elections Department reported that the recall attempt on Farmersville Unified School District board member John Vasquez failed due to invalid signatures. In order for a recall election to occur proponents of the recall must turn in at least 596 valid signatures. Six hundred and sixty […]

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Wilson band performs at Universal Studios

Just before graduating the Wilson Middle School concert band took a two-day trip to Universal Studios in Los Angeles for the "Lights, Camera, Music," show. The program spotlights choirs, concert bands, orchestras, jazz ensembles, dance/drill teams and cheerleaders from throughout California. The Wilson band had to submit an audition tape in order to participate in […]

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LUSD budget hearing June 28

A public hearning for the adoption of the 2004-2005 proposed budget will be held at 6 p.m. on June 28, before the governing board of the Lindsay Unified School District in the City Council Chambers, Lindsay City Hall, at 251 E. Honolulu Street. The proposed budget will be available for inspection at the school district […]

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196 Warriors become Monarchs

By Nancy Gutierrez Middle school is the first big change students must adjust to according to Wilson Middle School Valedictorian Samantha Goates. "Three years ago I was excited to get out of elementary school," she said in her valedictorian speech at the graduation ceremony June 17. "I didn't realize I'd be leaving my carefree days […]

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EUSD says goodbye to Asst. Principal

By Nancy Gutierrez At the last awards assembly of the year for Lincoln Elementary School, students were given the news that they would not be seeing their favorite assistant principal next year. Robert Gonzalez, Lincoln's assistant principal for the past two years, is leaving the Exeter Union School District to take a principalship at Castlerock […]

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Board increases rigor at EUHS

By Nancy Gutierrez At the June 17 Exeter Union High School District meeting the board approved a plan by Exeter Union High School administration to increase academic rigor. The plan was created by a school wide committee that created the recommendations. Included in the plan are recommendations to:

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LHS loses 36-year teacher

By Nancy Gutierrez In 1968, Lindsay High School had very few trees, no portable classrooms and just 450 students on campus. That's what Shirley Jones, a health and physical education teacher, remembers when she thinks about the first year she began teaching at LHS. "The campus was very different physically," she said. "It's two times […]

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Summer activities for kids

Summertime is here and for many parents that means having kids at home with too much time on their hands, parked on the couch with the TV remote in one hand and a video game joystick in the other. Make the most of that free time and the great California weather by encouraging children to […]

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Determined student graduates in two years

By Nancy Gutierrez For many students coming from another country, American schools can be not only difficult but intimidating. With the current national focus on higher achievement of all populations of students in schools, the pressure is even greater. Take Erika Manzo-Lua for example. Erika moved to Lindsay from Michoacan, Mexico in 2002. Though she […]

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Texts approved for Dual Immersion at Garvey

By Nancy Gutierrez At the Lindsay Unified School District meeting Monday, June 7, board members approved the adoption of several Spanish language textbooks that will be used for the new Dual Immersion classes at Steve Garvey Junior High School. The textbooks include, La Historia Mundial to be used in world history, Exploria El Mundo to […]

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