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Education Briefs: Preschool and kindergarten registrations; Orange Belt Beef Boosters’ dinner; LUSD student nutrition, PE policies

Woodlake Unified to hold TK, kindergarten registration March 19-20 at F. J. White Woodlake Unified School District will be holding its kindergarten and transitional kindergarten (TK) registration from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on March 19 and 20 at Francis J. White Learning Center, located at 700 N. Cypress Ave. in Woodlake. Registration will be by […]

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Sixth, seventh and eighth graders from Sequoia Union in Lemon Cove leave mark at History Day event

@TheSunGazette TULARE COUNTY – A small school district took home a big portion of the middle school category awards at Tulare County’s annual Natural History Day event. Sequoia Union students in grades 6 through 8 took home 11 of the 33 top spots in the junior level events at the contest with projects analyzing historical […]

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Porterville College designated as a Leader College for helping students pay for college while learning marketable skills

@TheSunGazette PORTERVILLE – Porterville College has been attempting to give their students the best chance to succeed in other ways than teaching lessons and giving tests. Porterville has instead participated in the Working Students Success Network (WSSN) and has been one of 19 colleges in four states working with the national college reform organization, Achieving […]

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Exeter Cub Scouts burn rubber in annual Pinewood Derby

@TheSunGazette EXETER – The Exeter Cub Scouts held their annual Pinewood Derby in the last weekend of January to the tune of “Good ol’ Fashioned Racing.” It was an exciting day for the young scouts and their family members. The day started off with racers attempting to get their cars to exactly 5.0 ounces…adding weights, […]

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Tulare County Spelling Bee Championship is Feb. 21 at Visalia Convention Center

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – The public is invited to the 19th Annual Tulare County Spelling Championship. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. today, Feb. 21, in the Exhibit Hall of the Visalia Convention Center at 303 E. Acequia in downtown Visalia. This year, 232 spellers from grades 4 through 8 will compete for the opportunity to become the […]

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Strathmore Elementary holds preschool, kindergarten and TK registration on March 6

Strathmore Union Elementary School District will hold its kindergarten, transitional kindergarten and preschool registration for incoming students from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6 at Strathmore Elementary School. To be eligible for kindergarten, children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2018. Transitional kindergarten (TK)-eligible students must turn 5 years […]

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Tulare County Ag Commissioner’s Office to host Feb. 22 meeting for growers operating within a quarter mile of schools to prevent pesticide drift

@TheSunGazette TULARE – The Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner will host an important meeting on Thursday, Feb. 22 to educate growers on new laws and regulations related to pesticide applications near schools. On Nov. 7, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) adopted new rules to further protect young students from pesticide exposure. The rules, which […]

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Cities begin testing water at schools for lead

New law requires water fountains be tested for lead at every California school built before 2010 By Reggie Ellis @Reggie_SGN TULARE COUNTY — A little less than a year ago, Rueters discovered that children in some California communities, including one in Fresno, were exposed to higher levels of lead than children in Flint, Mich., which made […]

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School district administrators try to find ways to fund art

Office of Education holds free workshop in partnership with the California Alliance for Arts Education @TheSunGazette TULARE COUNTY  — Local school district administrators love arts education so much they’ll be spending their Valentine’s Day learning how to pay for it. The Tulare County Office of Education is holding a free workshop on funding the arts […]

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Students in grades 4 thru 12 will present 121 projects during National History Day event Feb. 16

@TheSunGazette VISALIA – Students in grades 4 through 12 will take educators and the public on a trip through time this Friday as part of the Tulare County Office of Education’s annual National History Day. The event will be held Friday, Feb. 16 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tulare County Office of […]

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