Miguel Elizondo remembers well his first day in the D.A.R.E. program. He was so excited that he sat on the edge of his seat answering the majority of the interactive questions from the officer. Elizondo impressed the officer so much that he was the only one in the class who received a sticker naming him a D.A.R.E. Deputy. From that moment on, Elizondo knew that he wanted to be a California Highway Patrol officer.
Osborn Elementary students take part in the second annual Dia Del Nino carnival on Thursday with dancing, face painting, arts and crafts, and balloon sculptures. Over 100 students and family members participated in Thursday's festivities.
California State University, Stanislaus announced Thursday that the long search for a new provost and vice president for Academic Affairs has come to an end. James Strong, currently dean of the College of Business and Public Policy at CSU Dominguez Hills, will become CSU Stanislaus provost on Monday.
It wasn't a typical Friday for eighth grade students at Dutcher Middle School. Instead of silent reading, recess breaks and quizzes, about 300 students got to go back in time over 100 years ago to experience what life was like during the Civil War.
On Wednesday, the children in Cunningham School's Head Start program learned all about what their first day of "real school" will be like. The 3 to 5-year-old pre-school students prepared for kindergarten with a field trip to local kindergarten classes. They also participated in a variety of elementary school related activities.
After a year of stalled construction, renovation of Turlock High's Agricultural building and elementary classroom projects will now be completed, thanks to funding through a Career Technical Education grant and local bonds.
The MJC Speech and Debate team took home the first place debate sweepstakes award at the Phi Rho Pi National Tournament, held April 5 through 10 in New Orleans, La. The top finish followed the MJC Forensics Team's second overall finish at the 2010 California Community College Speech and Debate Championships, held March 18 to 21 in Concord.
Turlock firefighters carried away the body of Pitman High junior Lucas Giron as part of the Every 15 Minutes drunk-driving crash representation on Pitman's track on Thursday. Four students, who were part of the "walking dead," and the Grim Reaper watched Giron being carried to the Stanislaus County Coroner van and Pitman student Lisa Yang being air-lifted out for her injuries from the staged Every 15 Minutes crash site.
For special education students in the Turlock Unified School District's On Track Transitions Program, this year was full of significant milestones: learning how to tie shoes without help, completing a load of laundry, and performing tasks with multiple steps.
While Cunningham Elementary School students were heading to the multipurpose room for lunch on Monday afternoon, fifth grader Ben Watson was en route to his favorite restaurant, Panera Bread, with Principal Tami Truax.
No matter what comes next for Turlock High School and Pitman High School seniors set to graduate at the end of this month, they can rest assured knowing that they will be prepared thanks to new rankings released by U.S. News & World Report.