Middle and high school students from Northern and Central California will descend upon Modesto Junior College (Mary Stuart Hall, 2200 Blue Gum, Modesto) on Saturday for the 3rd Annual VEX Toss Up Robotics Competition. Seventy teams will come together for a non-stop, action packed day of competition where they will battle against each other with robots created from the VEX Robotics Design System. Co-sponsored by the Stanislaus County Office of Education and Modesto Junior College, the tournament will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Junior high is often a transitional time for students as they become acclimated to heavier workloads and face new challenges, but Renee O'Connor of Dutcher Middle School has been well versed in balancing activities for years.
While the holiday season is typically a time of joy it can also present its own set of stresses, especially for parents and caretakers who have children with special needs returning home for holiday breaks.
Every teacher and coach at each school site in the Turlock Unified School District will often impact thousands of students in their individual careers. It's hard to say exactly how many students were positively impacted in the 37 year-career of Turlock Junior High School's Ardie Feucht, who was recently named Educator of the Year by the California League of Middle Schools.
Geography often brings to mind school lessons on different countries and their locations, but the field also has multiple real-world applications. In order to educate individuals about the benefits of geographic technology the CSU Stanislaus Geography Department and Office of Service Learning organized an event last week to celebrate international GSI, or geographic information systems, Day.
After spending over a year on the California State University, Stanislaus campus as interim president before being appointed to the official position in May, President Joseph Sheley's formal investiture ceremony was held Friday morning in the presence of colleagues, friends, alumni, students, dignitaries, and community members.
Most successful people can identify a moment or person that inspired them and propelled them towards success and for many people that moment occurs in school.
When most students perform field work it typically means they are gaining experience in a particular area of study, but for Turlock agriculture students this is a literal term.
The Denair Unified School District continues to cope with their fiscal crisis as they wait for fact-finding developments to play out and continue their search for a new superintendent.
Wal-Mart awarded 20 Brown Elementary teachers with a total of $1,000 in gift cards last Friday morning as part of the Wal-Mart Teacher Rewards Program. The program aims to thank teachers for their dedication and sacrifice as well as help them purchase school supplies for their classroom since teachers often buy materials out of their own pocket.
The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project will host the "Faith and the Environment Panel Discussion: Challenges and Solutions" at 7 p.m. Thursday in Forum 110 on MJC's East Campus, 435 College Ave. The free event is part of the CEP Fall Film and Lecture Series. Campus parking is available for $1 in student parking lots.
Brandon Shively recently joined the ranks of a select group of gentlemen: Eagle Scouts. Brandon is a recent graduate of Pitman High School who joined Boy Scouts in the 2nd grade with his two longtime friends. After performing numerous hours of community service to earn his 21 merit badges, Brandon was awarded his Eagle Award, the highest rank attainable in the program, in a ceremony on Sunday.
The California State University employs thousands of people and hosts even more students, which often makes it difficult to bridge the gap between those who govern the universities and those who attend them. CSU Chancellor Tim White aims to minimize that gap by touring every CSU campus this year to connect with students face to face as he did on Thursday at CSU Stanislaus.
Progressive environmental efforts continue to enter the mainstream as California aims to improve energy efficiency at its schools.
Bianca Urbano has an almost ironic relationship with school: she dislikes tests, yet her ability to test well has awarded her national recognition. As a 16-year-old junior at Turlock High School, Bianca scored the highest possible score on her Advanced Placement Spanish test. This achievement, in conjunction with her community involvement, has resulted in her induction into the esteemed National Society of High School Scholars. As a member of NSHSS, Bianca is offered benefits such as scholarship opportunities, member-only resources, and academic competitions.
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.
The Turlock High School competition math club had a strong showing at the MJC Math Superbowl.
Less than expected enrollment and average daily attendance has prompted Denair Unified School District to reduce hours for four instructors at Denair High School.
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.
When Eilbron Younan originally joined Pitman High School's robotic club, he had no idea he that he unofficially set off a sequence of events that would ultimately lead him to the California Institute of Technology's Jet Propulsion Laboratory for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's design competition.
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