Tulare Joint Union
High School District
Tulare Joint Union High School District
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TJUHS District News

There's nothing we enjoy more than sharing the good news about our amazing school district. And we have a lot of great things to share! Here you will learn about student and faculty awards and accomplishments, past happenings, upcoming events, and so much more.

Pre-Qualification Notice to Contractors

California Assembly Bill (AB) 1565 went into effect on January 1, 2014. AB 1565 requires all general contractors and M/E/P subcontractors be prequalified, if the project is valued at $1,000,000 or more and funded whole or in part with state facility bond funds, per the following public contract codes:

  • Public Contract Code 20111.5 enables districts to require prime contractors to be prequalified prior to accepting bids.
  • Public Contract Code 20111.6 requires the district to do so for certain projects. This applies to prime contractors and M/E/P sub-contractors with the following licenses:
    • General contractors (A and B), mechanical, electrical, and plumbing subcontractors (C- 4, C-7, C-10, C-16, C-20, C-34, C-36, C-38, C-42, C-43, and C-46)

The district must receive complete applications at least ten (10) business days prior to the scheduled bid opening on any advertised project in order for the candidate to qualify for a project in excess of $1,000,000 and partially funded by the state. Pre-qualification approval will remain valid for one (1) calendar year from the date of notice of qualification except as noted in the pre-qualification documents.

Tulare Union TRIBE Art

We are always proud of our TRIBE students and the great work they do! Recently, students in Amy Bailey’s Art, Media, and Entertainment (AME) Academy class, along with students in her Art Concepts and Advanced Art Concepts classes were challenged with a multifaceted assignment allowing them to showcase their artistic talent while utilizing skills and knowledge from multiple curricula.

Collage of student art workStudents with art of man in headdress
Panorama Group at Tulare Western High School Builds Skills
Man using scissors to remove the word can't to read I can do it

With the support of administration and the school counseling team, school social worker Ms. Ament, LMFT PPS, and school psychologist Mrs. Gutierrez, M.S. PPS, combined efforts and designed a model that focuses on building self-efficacy, developing the Panorama Group. They invited eighty students to participate with the goal of helping them develop the skills to turn “I can’t” into “I can.”

Panorama Group offers engaging skill development curriculum and In Vivo experiences. Students learn how to regulate their emotions and cope with everyday events and common stressors. Interventions also target open mindset development, perception taking, critical thinking skills, and resiliency. Students engage in whole class discussions and later followed up with hands-on learning experiences. “After participating in the group, I can keep myself calm and prepare myself for what's upcoming so I can be ready to succeed," said a Tulare Western student and Panorama Group participant. 

Happenings on the Farm

The students at the farm are very busy with a wide variety of projects in their classes. Of particular note was a joint effort between the district facilities team in partnership with the Ag Mechanics students. The two groups worked together to restore and improve the original sign for the farm that sits in front of the original Ag building. The facilities team focused on restoring the actual wood sign, while the students used their fabrication and welding skills to build a strong frame, ensuring that the sign will be there for many years to come.

Students hanging Tulare High School Farm signStudents with Tulare High School Farm sign