Students in Koni Stone's Chemistry in the Classroom course at California State University, Stanislaus took their turn as teachers on Friday afternoon. They demonstrated easy science experiments that can be done with household products to kids in the Turlock Recreation Department's summer camp at Pitman High School. The CSU Stanislaus students taught the campers all about molecules and guided them through the experiments. For some of these future teachers, this was a first-time experience with leading younger kids. Service learning projects are designed to give university students hands-on experience and real-world learning while they volunteer in the community.
For many middle school students, writing is a task best relegated to the school year. Putting pen to paper is a homework chore, not a leisure time activity.
Two big changes are working their way into the special education department in the Turlock Unified School District starting with the 2010/2011 school year in an effort to better meet the needs of the students.
The Hilmar Cheese Company announced last week it would donate $250,000 to aid in the construction of the new August A. Busch III Brewing and Food Science Laboratory at the University of California, Davis.
The inaugural, weeklong, Harvard University-based Latino Leadership Initiative has come to an end and the six UC Merced students chosen to attend have returned to the Central Valley.
The University of California, Merced named E. Daniel Hirleman, currently head of Purdue University's School of Mechanical Engineering, as the new UC Merced Dean of Engineering on Monday. Hirleman will assume his post on Oct. 1.
Local produce has become a popular choice in school cafeterias around California and the Turlock Unified School District has decided to move in a similar direction.
After months of anticipation, former Alaska Governor and Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin will come to Turlock this week to speak at a California State University, Stanislaus fundraiser.
Construction at Joe Debely Stadium continues on and is on schedule to be finished before the first high school football game of the 2010-2011 season on Aug. 27.
Taking full advantage of intramural sports is one of the activities that has put Osborn and Brown elementary schools on the list of Stanislaus County finalists for the Governor's Challenge for Fit for the Future.
After years of transporting a slew of items from desks to cabinets to different school sites, the Denair Unified School District has decided to rid themselves of their unused items and give them a better home to eBay users.
People say that the third time is a charm and after three attempts to rescind all pink slips, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees finally rescinded all classified layoff notices at their special meeting on Friday.
The California State University Board of Trustees voted Friday to increase student fees by 5 percent, both for undergraduate students and graduate professional programs, starting this fall.
University of California, Merced cognitive science Professor Teenie Matlock was among 18 named to a UC Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture and Inclusion.
Isaac Farhadian of Turlock, a history and political science double major at CSU Stanislaus, was named this year's J. Burton Vasché Award winner during the June 5 commencement ceremony.
With other Future Business Leaders of America programs throughout the state boasting upwards of 300 members, some might be quick to dismiss Pitman High School's smaller FBLA program with just over 100 members as insignificant in comparison.
Instead of glossing over miscellaneous status updates or "liking" funny videos on Facebook last week, former Keyes Parent Teacher Club President Sandy Yoppini's scrolling came to an abrupt halt in response to a picture posted by a Pitman High School student who resides in Keyes.
Trading in pencils and notebooks for shovels and dirty hands, students branched outside of the traditional classroom setting on Wednesday to plant nine new trees for National Arbor Day.
Bullying presents a problem for many students, but for eighth grader Breanna Mendoza the problem is life threatening.
The Denair Elementary Charter Academy is one step closer to reality after the Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved the school's creation on Thursday.
The Stanislaus County Fair is partnering with Turlock schools to encourage kids to make healthier choices at lunch time. The 20/20 Fruit & Veggie Contest will reward elementary students who make healthy eating choices with the chance to win free tickets to the fair, a bicycle or other prizes.
As the drought continues to parch the state for the fourth year in a row, Modesto Junior College is instituting new courses and programs that focus on irrigation and drought relief.
Emergency crews were unable to save the life of Denair High student Ashley Ramaley on Thursday, a victim of a drunk driving accident. While Ramaley's death was not real, as she was a student actor in the Every 15 Minutes program, the emotional impact of her death was still felt.
In a time boasting conveniences in the form of microwave ovens and cars, it is hard to imagine that over 100 years ago, activities such as cooking on a wood-burning stove and riding on a horse-drawn stage were central to everyday life.
Thirty seconds. That's all it takes now to report water leaks in the Social Science and Management building at University of California, Merced.
Despite the fact that Turlock High School senior Tlaloc Barajas has already achieved the highest advancement possible as Eagle Scout through the Boy Scouts of America last year, he has managed to secure one last recognition before aging out of the organization: Greater Yosemite Council's Boy Scout of the Year.
The heat emanating from the kitchen will intermingle with the heat of competition on Friday as students from Turlock High School and Pitman High School culinary art programs warm up for the Turlock Education Foundation's second annual Iron Chef Competition.
While other students are spending their spring break traveling to exciting destinations - or sleeping in - Turlock High School sophomore Nicolas McKeon is at the school's shooting range honing his skills for an upcoming competition.
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