Martin Acosta and Rachel Hawkes of Turlock High School both auditioned and were accepted into the prestigious All-Northern California Honor Band. The regional honor band, which serves students north of Bakersfield to the Oregon border, is a highly competitive, audition only ensemble. Under the direction of THS band director Daniel Baudino, Acosta, clarinet, and Hawkes, oboe, are both excited by the opportunity to perform in the weekend long event. The concert will take place at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at Atherton Hall on the Delta College Campus in Stockton. Admission is free.
Hilmar High School students will now be developing a stronger proficiency in science and mathematics for the upcoming New Year, thanks to local farmers.
Twice a year, at Christmas and Easter, little girls in the Turlock area are gifted holiday dresses hand-made by students at Pitman High School. On Tuesday, the Pitman High fashion class once again collaborated with the Kiwanis Club of Turlock for the 10th year in a row to make dresses to donate for the Salvation Army.
Several University of California, Merced students are taking their engineering skills out of the classroom and into the field.
Growing up in Vernalis, the child of immigrant farm workers, Lupe Robles harvested fruits and vegetables every morning before school. After school, she was back in the fields.
Trustee Abe Rojas, of Turlock, has been named the new Chairman of the Yosemite Community College District Board of Trustees.
Over 400 concerned parents and community members filled the Denair Middle School Gymnasium on Thursday night to have their worst fears realized as the Denair Unified Board of Trustees voted to layoff teachers and staff members, and close the Denair Charter Academy.
In response to proposed immediate teacher lay-offs and budget cuts, parents of Denair High School students created a Facebook page to encourage students to walk out of their classes early Thursday morning.
The fall 2013 application cycle has set a new California State University record for submissions – the fourth straight year of record high system wide applications.
The Stanislaus County Office of Education has stepped in to help right the financial wrongs found in the Denair Unified School District, however, a plan of action has yet to be released.
Twelve Turlock High School students are putting their robotic skills to the test for the Central Valley Region Sack Attack Tournament VEX Robotics Competition this Saturday at Modesto Junior College. Fifty-four 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.
The Delhi Unified School District is giving their educators a lesson on the art of teaching through a five-day training exercise.
Julien Elementary School students have a new outdoor eating area thanks to the Lowe's Toolbox for Education grant.
The Turlock Unified School District's plan to upgrade all teacher computer and network connections in an effort to bring all classrooms to a 21st century standard was approved at Tuesday's board meeting.
One of the many assets of the Central Valley is the diversity of its population. Its citizens come from a variety of cultures and speak many languages. At the Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy, bilingual education has not only risen in popularity - but it's also raised test scores.
Right on the tails of California State University, Stanislaus's recognition in Money magazine, Forbes magazine, and the Princeton Review, the university also recently earned acclamation from the U.S. News and World Report as one of the best regional colleges in the west for the 19th consecutive year.
The Chatom Union School District Board of Trustees took the first step towards a transition from an at-large election process to a by-trustee area election process at their meeting Tuesday night.
Even at her young age, Denair resident Neve Foresti has a lot of achievements under her belt. The sophomore from Modesto High School has already earned recognition as a piano playing aficionado, a skillful tennis player, an engineering enthusiast, and is even enrolled in the school's International Baccalaureate program.
Turlock Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Sonny Da Marto is striving for increased student development, continued community communication, and the provision of the resources students and staff need to succeed in the 2014-15 academic year.
While all local school districts are back in session, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris is hoping new legislation will keep students in class.
Turlock Unified School District, in partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will present a series of workshops that will highlight mental illnesses and start a discussion on complex mental health issues. The first one, titled "In Our Own Voice," will provide an introductory understanding of mental illness by featuring speakers who have dealt with or are currently dealing with mental illnesses themselves.
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