COS Saves Local Taxpayers Over $12 Million

College of the Sequoias (COS) today completed the refinancing of bonds that will save taxpayers in Hanford, Visalia and Tulare more than $12 million. Dale Scott & Company (DS&C) served as the financial advisor to help the district refinance the bonds and take advantage of lower interest rates without lengthening the payback period. COS refinanced […]

Tulare Masonic Lodge Awards Students for Patriotism

Masons of Tulare’s Olive Branch Masonic Lodge, the oldest active fraternal organization in the city of Tulare, held their 14th Annual Public Schools Night Patriotism Essay Contest on April 26. The Lodge sponsors the event each year for the entire fifth-grade classes within the Tulare City School District, supplying all of the prizes for the […]

Lemoore FFA Raises Puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind

As an FFA SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience project) Lemoore FFA students receive 8-10 week old Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers or Lab/Golden crosses, raise and socialize them for 14-16 months. The pups are bred and whelped at the Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. campus in San Rafael, California. Pups are brought to the FFA members […]

Monache’s Farm Seeing Many Improvements

Over the past couple years at Monache (High School), we are proud of the growth and expansion of our school farm. The farm has come to support a swine breeding enterprise, vegetable plot, and a poultry egg layer enterprise, additions to the swine facility, as well a new sheep building to house market lambs for […]

Summer Strings Program Returns to Porterville College this Summer

Porterville College is pleased to announce that the 2016 Porterville Summer Strings (PSS) program for students, 4th through 12th grades will once again be held July 24-29. Now in its eighth year, the Porterville Summer Strings Workshop is a collaborative effort between the local branch of the American Association of University Women, student faculty from […]

Sycamore Academy Students Celebrate With Letters of Gratitude

Students of Sycamore Valley Academy (SVA), a public charter school in Visalia, celebrated National School Choice Week along with 15,000 other schools throughout the nation, last week. The kids, from kindergarten through eighth-grade wrote letters of appreciation – appreciation for having the right to choose their school. “Parents have the right for an educational option […]