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Profiles on special teachers/staff, outstanding students and the wonderful programs in our local schools.Click on article titles to see full articles.

by Lorie Lewis Ham



Physics and biology teacher Dan Deibert has been teaching at Reedley High School for 20 years, and has touched the lives of many. Before coming to RHS, he taught for seven years at General Grant Middle School, and he has also taught some evening classes at Reedley College.

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by Kathy Eide




Jim Yovino has a passion for education. He has spent his entire career working on behalf of Fresno County students. “It’s hard to believe that this year marks my 24th year in education. When you are doing something you have such a passion for, the time goes even faster,” Yovino emphasized.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



For 30 years Juan Sandoval has been working in local education–starting as a woodshop teacher, he is now Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, and State and Federal Projects, with Parlier Unified School District.

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Immanuel High School Seniors Say Goodbye

IN THE May 10 ISSUE

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by Gabby Rivas




This year has been a whirlwind for the seniors at Immanuel High School. Words are unable to express how quick it has gone by and how remarkable these four years have been. At the beginning of the year we were focused on homecoming week and football games. Now all our attention has been focused on the junior/senior banquet, grad day, the academic awards, the drama production, college visits, AP tests, baccalaureate, sober grad, and graduation.

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Sustainability Project at Fresno State

IN THE April 19 ISSUE

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by Nathan Fuentez


In the future, human beings may live on other planets, but for now humanity has only the Earth. Fresno State is doing its part to keep the planet habitable with its Sustainability Project.

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Grease On Stage At Reedley High

IN THE April 2 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Most people are familiar with the musical Grease, whether it is because of the John Travolta movie, or the stage musical. This week Grease will be hitting the stage at the Reedley High School Performing Arts Theatre.

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Forensics Class At Reedley High School

IN THE March 29 ISSUE

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by Ashley Brandon



When you think of the word “forensics,” the first thing that pops into your head is CSI. In high schools, forensics is actually a speech and debate class. When some students don’t look at the course definition, they are often disappointed to find out that they won’t be solving crimes! Going into forensics, I knew that it had nothing to do with catching serial killers and saving the world. Having an overwhelming fear of public speaking, let alone one-on-one speaking, I knew it would be a struggle.

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by Gabby Rivas



Immanuel Schools’ mission is to equip students to serve God and neighbor with mind, body and soul, based on a Christ-centered foundation.
This mission statement is apparent in every way students carry themselves; in Mr. Knaak’s Senior Bible classes, students have the opportunity to serve their neighbor and community by participating in service projects during class

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



From time to time, we at KRL like to recognize some of the unsung heroes in our school system. This week we are profiling Reedley High School teacher Lesley Gates, who teaches biology and forensics.

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by Gabrielle Rivas



As individuals age, learning a second language can be challenging. At Immanuel High School, students have come to realize that learning Spanish can be enjoyable. Previously known as a teacher’s aide at Alta elementary school, Mrs. Brandt, the Spanish teacher on campus, is now spending her twenty-second year teaching at Immanuel High School. When asked what inspired this Immanuel graduate to pursue a teaching career she responded with, “The teachers whom I worked with encouraged me to return to college and get my teaching credential.

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Girls Basketball This Year At Immanuel High School

IN THE February 1 ISSUE

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by Sadie Ascano



There’s a special buzz around Immanuel campus, especially with regard to the basketball teams. With four talented transfers on the girls and seven on the boys, the games are producing a gargantuan amount of school pride. Between both teams beating Kingsburg and the girls leaving Minarets behind by over fifty points, the school is definitely rising up to the occasion, both teams wishing to obtain a Valley title.

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Fresno State Spring Concert Preview

IN THE January 25 ISSUE

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by Stacey Balkun



On Friday, January 31 at 8:00 p.m., the Philip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concerts and Phi Kappa Phi present the Toren Loewenheim & Werz Trio with Claudia Shiuh on viola. The musicians will play piano quartets by Schumann, Froelich, and Brahms.

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