Memorizing the dates of important events in American history, learning to add fractions, and practicing grammar are all things students are required to learn in school, but there is no requirement to practice thinking outside of the box to enhance creativity.
Turlock High Agriculture and ROP teacher Chad Russell remembers when he competed in the Stanislaus County Occupational Olympics and Career Exposition in 1996. The competition, along with the ROP classes he took as a student, steered him into the career he has today.
Modesto Junior College completed the search for a new president on Friday, selecting experienced college administrator Gaither Lowenstein. He will replace interim MJC President Kenneth White on July 1.
Sarah Palin may be more at home in the snowy environs of her native Alaska, but the former vice-presidential candidate and Alaska governor will be in sunny Turlock on June 25, when she will serve as the guest of honor at California State University, Stanislaus' 50th Anniversary Gala.
Turlock High School students waited patiently Monday morning to be inspected and tested on their involvement in the Reserve Officers' Training Corps. The inspection is done every other year and the students are asked questions on the ranking system, their uniforms and knowledge of the program.
Winter wind energy, summer solar energy and a school compost station are just some of the green initiatives that Walnut Elementary School students demonstrated in their video for the nation-wide competition for America's Greenest School.
Despite these difficult times for school districts across the state - with budget cuts, pink slips and doing less with more - Stanislaus County still recognizes those teachers who continue to give their students all the tools they need to succeed. There are four teachers from the Turlock Unified School District who were named as finalists in the 2010 Stanislaus County Teacher of the Year contest.
Turlock High students tallied their ballots to pick the new Associated Student Body representatives for next year during their 21st Annual Election Convention on Friday. Students volunteered to represent each state with the number of electoral votes each state would typically get in a United States presidential election. Each state selected their new ASB representatives after each person running for a position gave a speech. There were a total of six positions that each state voted for including the ASB President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Spirit Leaders and School Board Representative.
The Turlock Unified School District is moving forward with construction for the Joe Debely renovation project starting April 5 after a request to wait made by the Turlock Citizens Coalition was denied Tuesday.
Crowell Elementary School Assistant Principal Robert Lanz read a bully-free book titled "The Bully from the Black Lagoon" to Sally Dickinson's second grade class on Tuesday. Crowell was just one school that participated in the Bully-Free Read In throughout the Turlock Unified School District this week. Each school pulled bully-free books from their libraries to read to their classes. The Rotary Club also donated new bully-free books.
With graduation season in full swing, the Stanislaus County Office of Education wants to acknowledge seniors and juniors that not only achieve academic success throughout high school, but those who also go above and beyond through its Leadership Academy.
Times are tough and jobs don't grow on trees. These sentiments are something that many in the Central Valley know first-hand. When California State University, Stanislaus President Joseph Sheley echoed these hard truths on Thursday morning at the first of three ceremonies celebrating the university's 55th commencement, he did it not to discourage, but to inspire the recent graduates to stay focused on their goals.
When Dennis G. Earl Elementary School was originally built in 1997, a simple marquee supported by a backboard representing textbooks was placed next to the school's parking lot to alert students, parents and the community of news relating to the elementary 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.