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Tulare County absent from ‘Schools to Watch’ list

No local schools were listed among California’s high-performing middle schools @TheSunGazette SACRAMENTO — The state of California recently released its ‘Schools to Watch’ list of high-performing middle schools across the state. Noticeably absent from the list were any middle schools from Tulare County.  On Feb. 28, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced that […]

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VUSD plants seed for new Sequoia High

Visalia Unified will break ground on new continuation high school on March 14 By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN VISALIA – Sequoia High School has been helping students struggling in high school to get a fresh start for more than 50 years. Next week, the continuation high school campus with get a fresh start of its own. Visalia […]

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Sidewalks will soon connect kids to school in Woodville

County goes out to bid on sidewalks from rural town’s major intersection to elementary school @TheSunGazette WOODVILLE – Students at a rural Tulare County school will soon be able to walk to school on sidewalks instead of the dirt shoulder of one of the community’s busiest roadways.  At its Feb. 26 meeting, the Tulare County […]

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UPHS distinguishes itself from the rest of the county

TCOE’s University Prep High School is named to state’s 2019 California Distinguished Schools list @TheSunGazette SACRAMENTO — In California’s most populous state, it’s difficult for schools to distinguish themselves from the pack. For those schools that demonstrate the ability to achieve exceptional student performance for two consecutive school years or closing the achievement gap between […]

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Woodlake Unified puts color run back on its ‘Plate’ this Saturday, March 2

MyPlate Color Run teaches Woodlake students about healthy heating and exercise at Castle Rock Elementary @TheSunGazette WOODLAKE – It is said that vegetables and fruit with the deepest hues and most vibrant colors are the healthiest, so why should a fun run to teach families about nutrition and exercise be any different? Capitalizing on the […]

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Visalia student gets the ‘W’ at County Bee

George McCann 7th-grader Kayla Barnes wins 20th annual Tulare County Spelling Championship @TheSunGazette TULARE COUNTY – Kayla Barnes went ballistic after winning the Tulare County Spelling Championship last Wednesday. Okay, so maybe Barnes didn’t have an uncontrollable outburst of emotion, but the seventh grader from George McCann School in Visalia certainly spelled the word correctly, […]

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New bill hopes to turn tide of teen suicide

Sen. Melissa Hurtado co-authors bill requiring counties to develop a suicide prevention plan @TheSunGazette SACRAMENTO – Tulare and Kern Counties have some of the highest teen suicide rates in the state and suicide rates for teenage girls are at a 40-year high. In effort to address this startling statistic, Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) and state […]

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Local continuation high schools are models of success

Lindsay, Cutler and Dinuba schools named state’s Model Continuation High Schools @TheSunGazette SACRAMENTO — Getting kids to come to continuation high school every day is a major accomplishment, but keeping them from dropping out would require an entire enrollment of model students or at least a school with an innovative model for engaging students. John […]

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Exeter FFA puts public speaking to practice

Exeter High School chapter members compete at Sequoia Speaking Competition Feb. 7 in Tulare By Lauren McEwen Exeter FFA Chapter Reporter TULARE – The National FFA Organization boasts a variety of career development events, activities that prepare its members for the most critical and crucial futures America’s society may pose.  These Career Development Events (CDEs) […]

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