Approximately 9,000 students converged at California State University, Stanislaus for the first day of classes Thursday and throughout the campus, from faculty to administration to knowledgeable seniors and excited freshmen, all had high expectations for the upcoming school year.
In its annual "Condition of College & Career Readiness" report released today, ACT found that California students taking the organization's college readiness test surpassed the nation's scores in English, reading, math, and science. The ACT assessment, which is administered to high school students, serves as a good indicator of how much a student is academically prepared to pursue a postsecondary education.
For approximately 14,000 students throughout the Turlock Unified School District, the start of the new school year officially kicked off on Monday. At Brown Elementary, students, parents, and guardians alike shared the same optimistic vision and hopes for the upcoming school year.
As the only community college in Stanislaus County that offers a Chemical Dependency Counseling Program, Modesto Junior College can fully prepare students academically to take the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Program's state licensing exam. Once licensed, students can apply their knowledge and expertise to help individuals who are battling addictions.
At their first regular board meeting of the school year, the Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees approved an increase to the daily and long term rate of pay for substitute teachers in hopes of attracting more eligible educators to Denair schools.
On top of the usual excitement that accompanies going back to school, Denair Unified School District will be hosting two popular motivational speakers with the hope they can give the District the inspiration it needs to kick off the school year.
For California State University, Stanislaus' incoming freshmen, the first day of college is quickly approaching and students may be lacking the guidance they need to have a successful first year. In an effort to enlighten these students, upperclassmen at CSU Stanislaus offer their own experiences and advice in hopes of preparing them just in time for move-in day on Aug. 17.
For many high school students, senior year is a whirlwind of college applications and acceptance letters. However, for many former foster youth who have been emancipated from the State of California's foster care system, the idea of going to college is regarded as less attainable and oftentimes impossible.
The Future Farmers of America chapter at Turlock Christian had a successful turnout at the Stanislaus County Fair last month. Increasing their number of showmen from six to 19 this year, TC FFA showcased a total of 21 animals and brought home a number of awards, including Supreme Champion Market Lamb.
This week, United States Representative Jeff Denham supported four House passed bills that will go towards making higher education a more accessible and affordable goal for young students across the nation.
Over the course of six weeks, beginning on Aug. 28, approximately 300 volunteers from the One Purpose fund drive will head out into the community to raise money for California State University, Stanislaus students. The campaign, headed by John and June Rogers, will collect donations and pledges for student success, all of which will go towards scholarships.
Each year, another group of parents or guardians embarks on the difficult, and at times overwhelming, task of preparing their children for kindergarten. To help alleviate the confusion and uncertainty, the Turlock Unified School District and local kindergarten teachers offered advice and emphasized the importance of preparing children early in order to make the transition as smooth as possible.