In its 16 year history, the Stars in the Hills Prom has brought the fun and glamour of Prom Night to developmentally disabled students in the Porterville, Lindsay, and Terra Bella areas. 

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A special meeting of the Burton School District Board has been scheduled at 5:15 p.m. today at the district board room, 264 N. Westwood.

Judge Nathan Leedy, from Visalia, presided over a Mock Trial: The People vs. Matsumoto, held at Porterville Courthouse Thursday evening between 14  Granite Hills High School Law Justice and Ethics Pathways students, Team A, as the Defense team, and the Prosecution team from Tulare Union High…

Newsweek announced its ranking of the top 5,000 STEM high schools for 2019, honoring excellence in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Harmony Magnet Academy in Strathmore has been ranked 2,429 on the list.

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At the beginning of the public comment section of the Burton School Board meeting on January 21, 2020, in the packed cafeteria at Jim Maples Academy, with standing room only; school district parents, grandparents, and students, and community members spoke about their concerns with the school…

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The Porterville Unified School District has provided information on its Facebook page about the $33.4 million bond that will be placed on the March 3 ballot during the primary election for voters in the district to consider.

Porterville Unified School District will implement the Raptor Technologies security system for all school sites, beginning today. 

At the first Tech Rodeo sponsored by Tulare County of Education at Porterville Military Academy on Saturday, nine teams, of 2-3 students each, prepared “presentations on the spot using three randomly selected application tools to answer questions about cyberbullying,” explained Paula Terrill…

The Porterville City Council and Library and Literacy Commission met in a special joint meeting and had a presentation by INTERNNECT PROGRAM where the architect involved with the program, Gilbert Bareng, outlined the ideas from the students in the various high schools’ competition in 2019.

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A Porterville elementary school and a rural K-8 school were the only two Tulare County schools to make the list of California Distinguished Schools last month. 

The recent shift in principals at three different Burton School District schools has done more than just “shake up” the staff. It also has those at the schools questioning as to why the moves were made.

Next week, Daniela Paniagua Fuerte, a College of the Sequoias student from Lindsay who’s served by the SEE Youth Program, will visit San Jose to receive a scholarship from the California Workforce Association (CWA). 

The College of the Sequoias (COS) Training Resource Center will be offering a new exciting seven week training series called “The Leadership Academy”. It will be starting January 28 and is designed for people interested in taking their leadership skills to the next level. Rose Lacey, trainin…

Burton School District has made some changes to the staff at three of their schools, much to the surprise of parents and students as students returned to school from Christmas vacation on Tuesday. 

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Porterville College and the Don Laux Memorial sponsored the annual Citrus Judging Contest at Porterville Fair Grounds on Saturday which took off with 27 teams of Future Farmers of America students from high schools from around the Central Valley and elsewhere.

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Organizers for the Fifth Annual Tule River Tribe’s Career and College Fair expected about 300 students from tribes all over the Central Valley, and elsewhere.

The first thing that comes to mind in education here in Porterville in the past 10 years is the sheer advances in technology. The Pathways and the Academies in Porterville Unified and Burton districts have brought middle and high school students many choices in technological learning.

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There are a number of laws in California to take effect that will affect schools in 2020 while the future of Porterville Unified School District’s elementary schools will be greatly decided by two bond measures in March.

VISALIA – The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sequoias received a $15,000 grant provided by the Taco Bell Foundation to support more than 3,200 youth in Tulare County. 

SACRAMENTO – Golden 1 Credit Union announced it will award $400,000 in scholarships to qualified students through its annual scholarship program. The Golden 1 Scholarship Program application period is open now until January 30, 2020.

Girl Scout Troop 2770 Leader Elvira Sanchez, who’s also a teacher at Burton Elementary School and Mary Higgins, who’s also a Girl Scout Leader were at the old Kiwanis Club building near the corner of Newcomb and Morton on Northwest side of the street to hold a STEAM Workshop.

At Porterville College on Friday, December 13, between 100 to 150 College administration, faculty, staff members and students participated in an active shooter drill during the morning with Campus Safety and Security Manager Todd Dearmore and his security team, throughout the day.

LOMA MAR, Calif. — Eight students from Monache High School participated recently in the 2019 Santa Cruz Forestry Challenge, one group of a total of 84 high school students from 12 schools from the coastal and central valley regions of California. The event was October 9-12 at Redwood Glen in…

Julie Westbrook, an education specialist who works at Strathmore Elementary, was named Educator of the Week as part of KSEE24’s valley-wide recognition program.

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Ballet Folklorico Oro De Mexico presents Navidad Folklórico, with guest dance troupes Ballet Folklórico Infantil Orgullo De México, and Ballet Folklorico Orgullo Mexicano at the Buck Shaffer Theater at Porterville Memorial Auditorium on Friday, December 13, from 7 to 9 p.m., with the auditor…

Summit Charter Intermediate Academy eighth grade students had an informational gathering with Porterville business people, city professionals, and community members on Monday, December 9, in the SCIA multipurpose room.

The Burton Middle School Drama Department and a sixth grade guest will present a Christmas Cabaret from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, December 13 at the Burkey Center, 2440 W. Henderson.

Porterville High School math teacher Bill Johnson died on Tuesday. He was 61.

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Michael Allard, Ph.D, who’s an acclaimed Professor of Music, has taught for more than 44 years, in Nevada, and California, Hawaii, and Texas.

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Four Porterville High School seniors from the Panther Marching Band spoke about their experiences during the weekend in Los Angeles and marching in the Hollywood Christmas Parade on Sunday.

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As the school year approaches its halfway point, Porterville Military Academy (PMA) felt it was time to hold its first semester awards ceremony and Pass in Review. 

Sixth grade students from four elementary schools in Burton School District were invited to participate in the district’s first after school Enrichment Camp. 

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Principal of Roche Avenue Elementary, Kellie Kroutil,  was delighted when the ribbon was cut to the new STEAM Lab, on Tuesday by student Jordan Klarcyk, with Porterville Unified School District Board member Juan Figueroa and PUSD Board President Lillian Durbin. Durbin attended Roche Avenue a…

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