Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility
Spirit Wear Shirts Buoy Spirits of Teague, Tilley Elementary Kids
gvw_nancy_price
By Nancy Price, Multimedia Journalist
Published 3 years ago on
December 4, 2020

Share

Just because schools are closed (for the most part) doesn’t mean students can’t have school spirit — and the Assistance League of Fresno is making sure all 1,350 students at Central Unified’s Teague and Hanh Phan Tilley elementary school can celebrate their schools.

Nancy Price

School Zone

Through its Operation School Bell program, Assistance League members and Assisteens Auxiliary volunteers passed out spirit wear shirts bearing school names Wednesday at Teague and Thursday at Tilley.

Teague Elementary spirit wear shirt

Assisteen is the Assistant League’s volunteer corps of high schoolers.

Proceeds from the Assistance League Thrift Shop and corporate donors fund the costs of Operation School Bell, which helps kids succeed in school by providing new school clothes and supplies, literacy tutoring, food, and health assistance.

Assisteens Auxiliary gives high schoolers experience with philanthropic work, fundraising, and leadership opportunities.

“We are immensely grateful to the Assistance League of Fresno and its Operation School Bell program for giving basic necessities such as clothes, shoes and toiletries to many of our students in need,” Superintendent Andy Alvarado said. “The spirit wear shirts will be a wonderful gift to our Teague Knights and Tilley Panthers during the most challenging year in our district with families experiencing economic hardships due to the effects of COVID-19.”

Speaking of Central

There’s still time to answer Central Unified’s online survey on possibly renaming, or keeping the names, of Central West and Central East high schools. The board voted in September to establish all three of the district’s high schools, including yet-to-open Justin Garza High, as independent high schools.

Up to now, Central East and Central West have operated as a single school on separate campuses. The survey asks whether to restore Central West’s original name, Central High, and to keep Central East as Central East.

The deadline to get your opinion counted is Friday. Here’s the survey link.

Fresno Pacific Celebrates Arts Center Groundbreaking

A groundbreaking ceremony last month at Fresno Pacific University marked the start of construction on the Warkentine Culture and Arts Center, a 26,000-square-foot building that will include a mainstage theater with seating for 400, a black box theater seating about 100, an art gallery, and support spaces.

The building’s namesakes are longtime supporters Al and Dotty Warkentine, who talked about how the idea for the center was generated by Dotty Warkentine’s experience as a music teacher instructing students in classrooms not designed for music.

The goal of the center is to improve teaching and learning about music, theater and the visuals arts and also involve communities in nearby neighborhoods and across the Valley.

The $14.6 million center on the north side of Fresno Pacific’s main campus in southeast Fresno is scheduled to open in late 2021 or early 2022.

Al and Dotty Warkentine were among the speakers at the recent groundbreaking. (Fresno Pacific University photo)

 

RELATED TOPICS:

DON'T MISS

Sacramento Gave Homeless Camp a Lease as an Experiment. Here’s What Happened.

DON'T MISS

Merced Supervisors Accused of ‘Triple Crown Race’ of Failures Amid Talk of Closing Fire Stations

DON'T MISS

Teacher Appreciation Week Surprises That Educators Will Love

DON'T MISS

A Mission of Mercy, Then a Fatal Strike: How an Aid Convoy in Gaza Became Israel’s Target

DON'T MISS

Walberg Era Begins With a Charge to ‘Revolutionize’ Bulldogs Basketball

DON'T MISS

California Man Sentenced to 40 Years to Life for Fatal Freeway Shooting of 6-Year-Old Boy

DON'T MISS

16 Clovis Students Rewarded With Scholarships for Their Resilience

DON'T MISS

Dr. Green Thumb’s Is Open. Sweet Flower Debuts Saturday in Fresno Cannabis Rollout.

DON'T MISS

Reacher Star Alan Ritchson Calls Donald Trump a ‘Rapist’

DON'T MISS

Community Leaders Call for Transparency in Fresno Superintendent Search

UP NEXT

Reacher Star Alan Ritchson Calls Donald Trump a ‘Rapist’

UP NEXT

Community Leaders Call for Transparency in Fresno Superintendent Search

UP NEXT

Several Writers Decline Recognition From PEN America in Protest Over Its Israel-Hamas War Stance

UP NEXT

US Consumer Sentiment Falls Slightly as Outlook for Inflation Worsens

UP NEXT

Tennessee Lawmakers Send Bill to Ban First-Cousin Marriages to Governor

UP NEXT

Instagram Blurs Nude Messages to Protect Teens, Fight Sexual Extortion

UP NEXT

Harvard Again Requiring Standardized Test Scores for Those Seeking Admission

UP NEXT

Bob Nelson Breaks Silence on Fresno Unified Superintendent Search

UP NEXT

Wife of Julian Assange Says Biden’s Comments Mean Case Could Be Moving in the Right Direction

UP NEXT

Salmon Fishing Is Banned off the California Coast for the Second Year in a Row

Nancy Price,
Multimedia Journalist
Nancy Price is a multimedia journalist for GV Wire. A longtime reporter and editor who has worked for newspapers in California, Florida, Alaska, Illinois and Kansas, Nancy joined GV Wire in July 2019. She previously worked as an assistant metro editor for 13 years at The Fresno Bee. Nancy earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Her hobbies include singing with the Fresno Master Chorale and volunteering with Fresno Filmworks. You can reach Nancy at 559-492-4087 or Send an Email

A Mission of Mercy, Then a Fatal Strike: How an Aid Convoy in Gaza Became Israel’s Target

13 hours ago

Walberg Era Begins With a Charge to ‘Revolutionize’ Bulldogs Basketball

1 day ago

California Man Sentenced to 40 Years to Life for Fatal Freeway Shooting of 6-Year-Old Boy

1 day ago

16 Clovis Students Rewarded With Scholarships for Their Resilience

1 day ago

Dr. Green Thumb’s Is Open. Sweet Flower Debuts Saturday in Fresno Cannabis Rollout.

1 day ago

Reacher Star Alan Ritchson Calls Donald Trump a ‘Rapist’

1 day ago

Community Leaders Call for Transparency in Fresno Superintendent Search

1 day ago

Israeli Settlers Rampage Through a West Bank Village, Killing 1 Palestinian and Wounding 25

1 day ago

US Intelligence Finding Shows China Surging Equipment Sales to Russia to Help War Effort in Ukraine

1 day ago

From Tragedy to Triumph: The Land Before Time Litter’s Journey

1 day ago

Sacramento Gave Homeless Camp a Lease as an Experiment. Here’s What Happened.

When Sacramento changed its plan to demolish a homeless encampment on a vacant lot on Colfax Street, instead offering the homeless occupants...

11 hours ago

11 hours ago

Sacramento Gave Homeless Camp a Lease as an Experiment. Here’s What Happened.

12 hours ago

Merced Supervisors Accused of ‘Triple Crown Race’ of Failures Amid Talk of Closing Fire Stations

13 hours ago

Teacher Appreciation Week Surprises That Educators Will Love

13 hours ago

A Mission of Mercy, Then a Fatal Strike: How an Aid Convoy in Gaza Became Israel’s Target

1 day ago

Walberg Era Begins With a Charge to ‘Revolutionize’ Bulldogs Basketball

1 day ago

California Man Sentenced to 40 Years to Life for Fatal Freeway Shooting of 6-Year-Old Boy

1 day ago

16 Clovis Students Rewarded With Scholarships for Their Resilience

1 day ago

Dr. Green Thumb’s Is Open. Sweet Flower Debuts Saturday in Fresno Cannabis Rollout.

MENU

CONNECT WITH US

Search

Send this to a friend