Wanda Bonnell, Coordinator of the California State University, Stanislaus Promise Scholars Program for former foster students, has been selected as a 2009 "Angel in Adoption" for her advocacy and efforts on behalf of emancipated foster youth.
Reading and writing are what school is all about. However, the administration and staff at Wakefield Elementary want reading and writing to go beyond the school house walls for their students. To achieve those goals, the school hosted their sixth annual "A Family Affair for Literacy" on Friday.
Drama clubs are typically known as a group of students that put on and attend different plays and musicals, but not at Dutcher Middle School. In the Dutcher drama club, students learn to dance, read music, and they learn different acting techniques to help them perform for their city.
Receiving one of the highest scores in the state on her Preliminary SAT test, Pitman High senior Sarah Staley is one of 16,000 semi-finalists in the country to win a National Merit Scholarship.
Modesto Junior College will receive a new stadium scoreboard courtesy of a $150,000 donation from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local #684, and the Northern California Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association.
The Turlock Unified School District already adjusted their budget for the poor economy three years ago, but now new State legislation is reducing school district funding even further.
Obesity has more than doubled in children from the age of five to 19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This comes as no surprise to parents and teachers who often see children pass up healthy food offered in the lunch room and choose anything with grease or sugar.
California State University, Stanislaus has hired three new full-time faculty to fill key openings for the 2009-10 academic year.
Serving dinner to the homeless on Friday nights, helping stabilize blood donors with juice and crackers, putting books on shelves and sending Valentine's Day cards to soldiers over seas. These are some of the activities students at Keyes Charter School will volunteer to do.
California State University, Stanislaus was given a gift of half a million dollars Friday from long-time university supporters Ed and Bertha Fitzpatrick.
An after-school program introduced in Turlock schools last spring will soon be offered in schools all over Stanislaus County.
While Cheyanne Schraeder may seem like any other American tween, with cheerleading and the "Twilight" series being her favorite things, she gets an opportunity most children her age don't even know about.
Sitting, waiting, hoping. Students at Turlock High drummed their fingers on desktops and watched the blank overhead projector in their United States history class hoping the Internet would work. "We are just waiting for the president to come on," said U.S. history teacher Mark de la Motte, assuring his students. Two minutes later, the President appeared on the screen and a sigh of relief escaped the students.
If students at community colleges think the classrooms are crowded now, just wait till they see what it looks like a few years from now. At the same time that state funding for community colleges has decreased, the enrollment is rising at a rapid rate.
Playing handball, climbing the jungle gym and jumping in the hopscotch squares is all a part of the fun at recess. Sometimes though, there can be a little rough housing or miscommunication on the playground that can lead to a conflict. This is where the Wildcat Rangers step in to help solve the problems.
Crowell Elementary School's Head Start Program has not only prevailed through recent budget cuts, it has thrived. According to coordinator of Turlock Unified School District Early Education Programs Judy Huerta, whatever funding they lost due to budget cuts, they have gotten back in recent years.
The feeling of frustration was palpable at Turlock Unified School District's meeting on Tuesday as the Pitman High School Band and the Board of Trustees attempted to meet each other halfway regarding transportation usage within the district.
Pitman High School English teacher Joni Busby can personally testify that kissing a pig is not as bad as it might seem. However according to Busby, it did not hurt that she did the oink-worthy task all for the school's Kiss the Pig Contest, which benefitted the American Cancer Society of Modesto.
With elections just around the corner, tension is building between community members and Delhi Unified School District Board member Jesus Rodriguez.
Those looking for a scary good time before Halloween need not look further than Turlock, thanks to Pitman High School's Athletic Booster Club, Drama Club, and collaborating art students.
As the highly anticipated Turlock Lions Club Harvest Bowl between Turlock and Pitman high football teams draws closer, local organizations are doing their part to get the community game-day ready with competitions and raffles.
Despite an effort to censure Delhi Unified School District Board of Trustee member Jesus Rodriguez for misconduct approximately three weeks ago, Rodriguez made an effort to put the issue behind him at his campaign for reelection meet-and-greet that hosted over 40 supporters on Friday.
Last week, Dennis Earl Elementary school was surprised to receive a visit from Turlock Firefighters. Although there was no fire or immediate threat to students, there was an equally important underlying mission tethered to their visit-defending a student who had been teased for wearing pink.
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