Circle J

The abundant rain, which drenched California several weeks ago, has produced a rare learning opportunity for Tulare County students. The vernal pools at the Circle J-Norris Ranch field study site are now full.

Amanda Driver, lead teacher at Circle J, is encouraging teachers to contact her to arrange a visit to the field study site. Students of all ages – from elementary through community college – are welcome to attend and utilize available lessons or work with Driver to create research of their own.

Read more in the News Gallery Week.

Also in News Gallery Week: 

Registration open for Social-Emotional Learning Summit May 6 at SCICON; Around the County: Strathmore High School hosts ribbon-cutting ceremony for new agricultural building

Profiles in Character
Clockwise: Emily Garciano, Layla Resendez, Shannel Rios Crespo, Daniel Luna

Thank you, Burton Middle School, for supporting character education through school culture and athletics!

The Bulldogs are a great example of how a school can utilize their social media and other avenues of communication to recognize students with character.

On Jan. 30, Burton Middle School recognized four students – Emily Graciano, Layla Resendez, Daniel Luna, and Shannel Rios Crespo – for their exemplary character on and off the field.

Read more about the student-athletes HERE.

For more information on how to recognize your student-athletes, contact Gene Mendes at

For more on Pursuing Victory with Honor, click HERE.

For more on CHARACTER COUNTS!, click HERE.

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