Turlock High School junior Jonas Trevethan has lived and breathed debate for years, attending speech competitions across the state to perfect his skills.
It's been three months since Denair Unified appointed Walt Hanline to take over its troubled school district. After countless special board meetings and dozens of layoffs, the district is now making fundamental changes through staff and administration restructuring.
The Pitman High School community already knows how dedicated band director Ruben Modesto is to his students, but now his excellence in education is being recognized beyond Turlock as he was named the Comcast Sportsnet 2013 All-Star Teacher. Modesto was presented a $20,000 check at today's San Francisco Giants game.
For many young students, writing is daunting task. Putting pen to paper is a homework chore, not a leisure time activity.
Those driving down Monte Vista Avenue may have noticed that the parking lot on the southwest side of the CSU Stanislaus campus is a bit of a mess.
Security will be much tighter at all Turlock Unified School District campuses after the Board of Trustees approved a new comprehensive school site safety plan at Tuesday's board meeting.
After six months of extensive research and planning, the Turlock Unified School District finally released its comprehensive school site safety plan to be reviewed and voted on at Tuesday's board meeting.
Nearly 400 students from Stanislaus County will be given a jump start for next school years thanks to the Hughson Family Resource Center. The HGRC is gearing up for its annual Backpack Drive to provide school supplies to children in need.
Tensions ran high Wednesday night as the Denair Unified School Board of Trustees voted to lay off more support staff.
From an early age, Long Beach native Jade Mosely faced many obstacles. She was removed from her birth parents who were battling drug addiction and raised by the foster care system. Her challenges could have easily stopped her from her pursuing her goals but last week she graduated with a bachelor's degree from California State University, Stanislaus.
Everyone in the 2013 graduating class from California State University, Stanislaus had a long journey before they crossed the platform to accept their diplomas on Friday.
Hundreds of graduates from Turlock, Pitman, Turlock Christian and Denair high schools donned traditional cap and gowns to receive their diplomas this week, joining their classmates in commencement ceremonies that have been held throughout the week and will continue into early June.
There is a special relationship that exists between a player and a coach. Just ask NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The former Pitman High student returned to his alma mater during Thursday night's commencement ceremony in a surprise appearance to pay tribute to his longtime mentor and friend, Brandon Harris.
In the past 25 years, Turlock resident Felica Renshaw has spent over 500,000 hours working in schools within the Turlock Unified School District. Her hard work and dedication did not go unnoticed, as she was named the district's 2013 Volunteer of the Year.
Students at Dennis Earl Elementary welcomed a few special guests on Tuesday, as Principal Tami Truax brought a few animals from her farm to visit. Students eagerly lined up to pet ponies, alpacas and other farm animals in a safe and supervised environment. Although the small grass field at Dennis Earl wasn't a full fledged zoo, the smiles on the curious faces of the students, definitely made for something special.
What do robots, fashionable clothing, and flowers all have in common?
If asked one year ago whether or not she could imagine herself at the White House with President Barack Obama watching a short film she had made, Erin Benning would have most likely laughed.
Audience members waited with bated breath as Oakdale Police Chief Lester Jenkins carefully formulated his answer on whether or not he personally believed that security personnel should be authorized to carry concealed weapons on school campuses.
Stanislaus Christian Fellowship Chi Alpha is crying discrimination to a recently implemented open-membership policy, which has been enforced by the California State University system in an effort to eliminate discrimination in student organizations system wide.
The Modesto Junior College Speech and Debate team returned with armfuls of awards from their performances at the California Community College Forensics Association State Championship.
Opportunities that allow students to multiply their math expertise never take a break-not even during spring break.
The Turlock Unified School District and Turlock Teachers Association has come to a settlement agreement regarding a disputed high school final exam week schedule.
Pursuing a college degree can be a financially exhausting investment-particularly for former foster youth and student veterans who are oftentimes left without reliable financial resources or dependable support systems to aid them on their academic journey.
City of Turlock Go Green Coordinator Toni Cordell and City employees visited various school sites on Tuesday to promote environmental conservation. Along with teaching the students about environmentally friendly techniques like how to compost, reduce waste, recycle and conserve water, the kids also got to help plant, water and name trees. The trees planted by Wakefield's 2nd grade classes on Tuesday were a Red Maple, October Glory and Cedrus Deodara (California Christmas tree). The city workers plan to visit various other schools throughout the week.
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