In a letter to those in the Burton School District, district superintendent Sergio Mendoza stated staff and students would continue to be required to wear masks while the are campus.

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Porterville College president Dr. Claudia Habib has announced plans for the school to gradually return to in-person instruction for its summer and fall sessions.

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Ask any administrator, teacher or friend of Monache High School student Hassoon Sarwar what kind of person he is, and they all have similar answers — a dedicated, outstanding student all the way around.

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A crew of Ag teachers produced the FFA State Finals Poultry Judging contest on video on April 11 at the Porterville Fairgrounds.

Six Monache High Manufacturing and Construction Technology Academy Pathway students recently placed in the 2021 SkillsUSA state and regional competitions, with two recording third-place finishes.

Six Monache High School students have won an array of awards, including a sweep — first, second and third place wins in one category — in the “Picture the Valley Film Festival” Award Ceremony held last Thursday at Maya Cinemas in Fresno as an online event.

Harmony Magnet Academy principal Jeff Brown took it in stride when it came to the school being named among the top four percent of high schools in the country.

It didn't matter it was raining. Toni Balderama woke up early, dressed for the weather and went straight to Porterville High School for the first day of the annual, minus COVID year 2020, FFA Ornamental Horticulture Plant Sale.

For the Class of 2021 in the Porterville Unified School District, it will be “somewhat normal.”

The California Service Dog Academy in Visalia ( presented the Porterville Military Academy with a $5,000 grant on Thursday morning.

In being named as the Kern Community College District's sixth chancellor, Sonia Christian referenced the historic flight of the NASA helicopter on Mars which became the first aircraft to take flight on another planet.

A Monache High School junior, 16-year-old Jackelinne Castro Vazquez, has earned a third place win after her instructor entered her internship project into the Tulare-Kings College and Career Expo Competition.

Porterville Unified School District announced the debut of the Porterville Unified Pod, a podcast for families, students, and the community of Porterville to discuss topics involving PUSD.

Burton Middle School's Team 3 and 4, Sequoia Middle School and Sunnyside School all had projects honored as Pro Bowl Superior Projects at the 48th annual Math Super Bowl held virtually on March 23.

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Harmony Magnet Academy senior Ariana Robles is among 30 high school seniors who have been named as 2021 Southern California Edison Scholars.

The transition of principals at schools in the Burton School District was made complete with the appointment of Casey Rangel as the new Burton Middle School principal.

With the hustle and bustle of students arriving on campus and walking down the halls, it was almost like the first day of a brand new school year for the Porterville Unified School District (PUSD) as students returned back to their respective PUSD campuses on Monday morning.

After not being able to host their annual plant sale in person last year, instead hosting it online, the Monache High School (MHS) Agriculture department staff and students were excited to be out on the MHS farm hosting their 5th annual Farmers Day and plant sale on Saturday morning. The sta…

Thursday evening was host to an impressive display of community involvement as 8th grade  International Baccalaureate (IB) program students from Summit Charter Intermediate Academy (SCIA) presented eight different community projects during the 2021 SCIA Community Project Showcase. Each stude…

Lindsay Unified School District has been upgrading its outdated electrical and mechanical equipment, which have been draining the district’s financial resources for years.

Porterville Unified School District and Woodville School were among those that have participated in a program to provide books to students while they have been instructed through distance learning.

Sequoia Middle School's Libby Sanders has advanced to the 2021 Virtual California Science and Engineering Fair to be held April 12 and 13.

Burton Middle School Principal Adriana Franco has been selected to become the new principal at Summit Charter Academy Mathew in the Burton School District.

To aid in the ongoing restoration of the Valley Oak Forest Habitat at the Circle J-Norris Ranch field study site, SCICON staff members are holding a public planting day on Saturday, March 20 from 9 a.m. until noon. Families are welcome to attend by registering in advance at…

The Porterville Unified School District Pathways program hosted almost 200 teachers, administrators, business partners, and community leaders from across the nation for an Experiential Site Visit (ESV). Hosting in-person ESV events is an annual tradition for PUSD Pathways since 2008, but thi…

On Monday night, Summit Charter Academy Mathew principal Lily Shimer officially accepted the position as Superintendent of the Strathmore Union Elementary School District, which includes Strathmore Elementary School and Strathmore Middle School..

On Friday, February 19, Family HealthCare Network (FHCN) administered vaccines to educators in the Burton School District and Porterville Unified School District. The vaccine clinic was hosted at Burkey Center located at 2440 West Henderson Avenue, and is part of a County-wide effort from Tu…


Little, masked heads popped out from behind from car windows to heartfelt calls of “Good Morning!” at William R Buckley Elementary School Monday morning.


Students climbed out of their vehicles after being temperature checked, entered campus through their specified gate, and headed to in-person classes. For many students, it was their first time on campus since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Burton School District welcomed back students in expanded transitional kindergarten (ETK) through sixth grade on Monday. Unlike the weeks before when only small cohorts of students could come to campus, any student who wanted to come back is now able to.

“It’s such an exciting time,” principal Angela Boudreaux said. “Our teachers did a really good job on distance learning but to be able to offer the opportunity for in-person instruction is just incredible. Every person that wants to be back on campus is back on campus and we’re just so excited to have them.”

Apart from the routine reports and consent calendar item, Tuesday night’s meeting of the Porterville City Council will be host to five items slated for discussion during scheduled matters. Tuesday’s meeting will be conducted over live stream only, and can be viewed via the City of Portervill…

Porterville Unified School District has reopened to all kindergarten through sixth grade students of families who choose to have their children return to the classroom.

Granite Hills High School's Gisela Marroquin and Sequoia Middle School's Libby Sophia Sanders were the winners of the Alta Mira Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution American History Essay Contest.