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Helping students feel ready to learn with fun and involvement


By Cheryl Senn During the couple of weeks leading up to the first day of school, I saw many different events which were organized to help students feel encouraged to be involved in their education, all while having fun. The ...

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Just Quit It, keeping our air tobacco free

Just Quit It organizers Brianna Rios and Nathan Lara pose with event collaborators Sanger Parks & Recreation Supervisor Daniel Galvez and American Lung Association Patricia Guerrero and Justina Felix. (Photo by Cheryl Senn)

By Cheryl Senn Trying to make Sanger’s air cleaner and getting people to stop smoking was two of the goals the Just Quit It event hoped to accomplish. Brianna Rios and Nathan Lara, two Washington Academic Middle School (WAMS) 7th ...

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Apache football, looking good, during recent scrimmage with Kingsburg

The Apache Varsity Football team performed well in the scrimmage game against Kingsburg while Varsity Head Coach Chuck Shidan watches. (Photo by Cheryl Senn)

By Cheryl Senn The word good kept being used by both players and coaches, when describing the performance of the Apache football teams during the recent scrimmage game with the Kingsburg Vikings. All three football team, Freshman, Junior Varsity (JV), ...

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Sanger Library, more than a quiet reading place

Fresno County Library-Sanger Branch exterior. (Photo courtesy  of Jesalyn Harper)

By Jesalyn Harper The Sanger Library is no longer just a quiet place to check out books. For those of us who haven’t visited the library lately it now has copiers, computers with internet access and even Wi-Fi available for ...

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Everyone needs a wingman


By Cheryl Senn As my daughter, Xena, and I, were walking down a sidewalk, on our way to the campus cafeteria, to register for the recent Reedley College Tiger Kick-Off event, we talked about her first day of college and ...

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New Operations Facility brings Synergy to Sanger Unified

The SUSD Transportation Shop. (Photo by Cheryl Senn)

By Cheryl Senn Located on 5.5 acres, in a 50,000 sq. ft. building is the new Sanger Unified Operations Facility. The building used to be the Kings River Door Company and Sanger Unified completed the property purchase in January of ...

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Kids developed ‘Soccer Sense’ at recent camp

Soccer camp drills in action. (Photo by Cheryl Senn)

By Cheryl Senn More than 40 participants, ages six to 15, participated in this year’s three-day Sanger Soccer Camp, hosted by Grace Community Church, where mental and physical skills were developed to enhance the players’ ability to play soccer. Soccer ...

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An unforgettable experience, at Morro Bay, for Unity Estates families

Children have fun running on the beach. (Photo courtesy Ali Valencia)

By Cheryl Senn More than 50 people, from Unity Estates, in Sanger, boarded the Awesome Tour bus to Morro Bay. The group of 50 people included 40 children, nine adults, and one senior citizen, according to Ali Valencia, Unity Estates ...

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Lock It Up Project recruits students to fight teen prescription drug abuse

Sanger High students participated in the Lock It Up Project informational meeting. (Photo courtesy of Isaiah Lopez)

By Isaiah Lopez The staff of the lock It Up prevention project hosted an informational meeting, geared towards teens, at Mountain Mike’s Pizza, recently. The purpose of the meeting was to recruit teens who are interested in making a difference ...

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Double Dragon seminar, teaching theory and techniques of martial arts moves

Instructor Eric Cuevas working with student, on left. Right, Miranda Beck practicing a technique on her sister Madison Beck. (Photo by  Jesalyn Harper)

By Jesalyn Harper The Double Dragon Kenpo Karate School, in downtown Sanger, had an exciting weekend. On Saturday, legends in martial arts visited the school for a seminar. Students came together to train with the legendary Planas Brothers. Ed Planas ...

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