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Philip Lorenz International Keyboard Concert Series Celebrates 50 years

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FRESNO — It may seem like an unlikely stop. For many internationally recognized piano and organ performers, their annual tours may include such world-class venues as Carnegie Hall, Wiener Musikverein, Walt Disney Hall, or the Oslo Opera House. Among such performances, eight artists every year have the Philip Lorenz International Keyboard Concert Series at the Fresno State Concert Hall on ...

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Minarets Creates New Peer Tutoring Program

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Article by Aidan Feskorn, Student Journalist for Minarets Press Media by Abigail Campbell, Student Journalist for Minarets Press A new peer tutoring program at Minarets High School puts other students into classrooms and allows students to receive peer-to-peer assistance. The program has shown good outcomes at other schools, but its effect at Minarets remains to be seen. Program organizer Jennifer ...

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Minarets Seeks to Better Prepare Students for Future With New “Living Pro” Class

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Article by Hazel Taintor, Student Journalist for Minarets Press Video by Sofia Braz, Student Journalist for Minarets Press The age-old argument stands that schools, while providing students with a large amount of information, do not adequately prepare students for the real world. Minarets High School has sought to remedy this. Living Pro, mandatory for all seniors, essentially teaches students skills ...

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University Tributes Planned for 20th Anniversary Remembrance of 9/11

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FRESNO — Fresno State’s national and state flags will fly at half-staff on Sept. 11, honoring the 2,996 people killed — including two Fresno State alumni — and over 6,000 injured in terrorist attacks on the United States 20 years ago. U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Otis Vincent Tolbert Jr., a former Bulldogs football player, was killed the morning of Sept. ...

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Smittcamp Family Honors College Welcomes 23rd Class of Scholars

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FRESNO — Fifty high-achieving high school graduates from across California with goals of becoming tomorrow’s physicians, teachers, accountants and engineers make up the 23rd class of President’s Honors Scholars in Fresno State’s Smittcamp Family Honors College, now in its third decade of service to the community. Among them is Chelsea Castillo, Caruthers High School valedictorian, who raised market animals and ...

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Soccer Teams Forming Now for Upcoming Season

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — Many of you have registered for soccer, but teams are starting to form and you need to make sure you are on a team with your classmates. Make sure you upload the birth certificate and picture. Clinic-style soccer for 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old and regulation modified soccer for 6 thru 11-year-old, with all-girl and all-boy teams. There ...

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District Reminds Parents to Avoid Idling at Schools

As schools reopen for the fall session, air quality officials are asking parents across the San Joaquin Valley to consider student health and turn off their engines when waiting to pick up their children at the end of the school day.  Limiting vehicle idling at schools will help to reduce air pollution and student exposure to vehicle emissions. With school ...

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Lessons from Expert Educators: Tips From Experienced Teachers for New and Aspiring Educators

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Each school year offers exciting opportunities for little learners to discover and explore new topics, make friends and master new skills. While much of the focus is on families during the back-to-school season, it’s also an important time for educators, especially those who are working with young children or are just starting their careers. Communication is Key Making time to ...

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September 11th Remembrance Day Legislation Signed into Law by Governor

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SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 254, introduced by Senator Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno), was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday, July 16, 2021. Senate Bill 254 encourages public elementary and secondary schools to observe a moment of silence when September 11th falls on a school day. This effort originated last year when Senator Borgeas introduced SB 911. September 11, ...

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How to Navigate Family Feelings About Returning to School

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Whether it’s your child’s first day of kindergarten or the start of middle school, back-to-school season can bring a range of feelings – from worry to excitement – for the entire family. This year may be more emotional as many families spent the better part of the past two school years at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s important ...

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