It has been a while since KRL interviewed any local teachers, so we thought it was about time. This week we are chatting with the new choir director for KCUSD, Calista Domingcil. She began this August. Calista says that her job as Choir Director is to teach students how to sing, read music, and work well with others.
Fresno Music Academy & Arts, which is currently located in the Tower District, is opening a second location in Fresno! We took a moment to chat with owner Debi Ruud about FMAA and about this exciting expansion! She and husband, John Alden, manage the schools.
St. John the Baptist De La Salle was born into a wealthy and noble family in Rheims, France. By age 16 he was named a canon of Rheims Cathedral and was ordained into priesthood by age 26. La Salle gave up a promising, and possibly brilliant, ecclesiastical career to take up a life filled with poverty, persecution, and contempt. He also became the educational genius of the seventeenth century and the founder of modern methods of teaching.
The Reedley College Tigers kick off the 2015 football season today as they visit Mendocino College in Ukiah.
Head Coach Randy Whited begins his seventh season as Tiger head coach, and he says the coaching experience is as much fun and challenging today as it was when he began his coaching career. “Every year can be different as team and staff dynamics can change. I can say that this year has gotten off to a very enjoyable start."
The August weather may still be stiflingly hot, but schools everywhere are preparing to gear up for fall and the start of a new school year–exciting times, yes? K-12 students are bracing themselves! University students are excited if they are freshman and blasé if they are upperclassmen. Teachers everywhere will head back to school two weeks early to prepare for the upcoming term, but the rest of us will be footing the bills or limp with relief that we are not footing the bills for books, new clothes and school supplies.
Six hundred plus backpacks were handed out to Sanger Unified School District (SUSD) students at the third annual Sanger Back to School Pool Party and more than 700 people attended the event. The theme for this year's party was "We Got Your Back 2013."
Reedley High School offers four choir classes-Beginning Men's Choir, Beginning Women's Choir, Concert Choir, and Madrigals, all taught by Mr. Randy Lepp. Concert Choir is made up of fifty young men and women and Madrigals is a group of the top performing choir students. This year's group is made up of about eighteen students, all of whom are remarkable in their talents.
In the six years that my family and I have been attending Kingsburg Community Church, we have had a few different Worship Leaders. All have been very good, but little did I know how special our current leader was. He wears many different hats: Music Teacher, Choral Director, Composer, Musician, Recording Engineer and Producer to name but a few.
The Reedley College Tigers opened the 2011 football season Saturday night with a 41-33 loss to Foothill College at Reedley High School Stadium. In most cases a season opening loss would be cause for concern, and there’s no doubt head coach Randy Whited was unhappy to start 0-1, but there were a lot of positives to be taken from the game for the Tigers.
Lorie Lewis Ham
As I sat to enjoy this year’s Reedley High School graduation, it was different for me this time. I wasn’t watching just as a journalist or a drama mom who knew these kids through RHS shows, I was watching as a mom. My daughter, Jessica, graduated this year and it was quite the different feeling.