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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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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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Kindergarten registration coming soon

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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LHS class of 1964 reunites

The 40th reunion for the Lindsay High School Class of 1964 is being planned for May 14-16. Help is needed to locate the following graduates. Dale Brookey, Doyle Byrd, Bob Carter, Mary Ellen Cabello Coleman, Doris Danforth, Kathleen Davis, Suzanne Devine, Mike Galloway, Richard Galloway, Eugene Gott, Dave Gusman, Kay Hilden Heinmiller, Fred Howard, Richard […]

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Schools prepare for STAR testing

By Nancy Gutierrez No. 2 pencils, scantrons, sealed booklets these are all the telltale signs of testing. As students from the Exeter Union and Exeter Union High School districts return from spring intersession they will be greeted with these familiar symbols of assessments. Standardized Testing And Reporting (STAR) assessments will begin on April 21, the […]

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More changes to NCLB

U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige announced on March 29 at the National School Boards Association's annual conference in Orlando, Fla. that the U.S. Department of Education is relaxing the requirement for student participation rates in state tests. States will be able to average participation rates over a three-year period. In addition students who are […]

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