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.
Students at Walnut Elementary are doing more this season than just making gift wish lists; they are helping children around the world have a brighter holiday.
Turlock Unified School District student Jovan Hundal is no stranger when it comes to competition. For a second consecutive year, he won the Elementary Spelling Championship on Wednesday, beating out 89 students from Stanislaus County. He will advance to the 2013 State Elementary Spelling Bee, scheduled for April 20 in Stockton.
Two weeks after parents and community members voiced their concerns about the Turlock Unified School District's lack of an accelerated math course at the junior high level, TUSD has Common Core Math 7 Honors and Common Core Math 8 Honors courses in the works.
Crowell Elementary School's Head Start Program has not only prevailed through recent budget cuts, it has thrived. According to coordinator of Turlock Unified School District Early Education Programs Judy Huerta, whatever funding they lost due to budget cuts, they have gotten back in recent years.
The feeling of frustration was palpable at Turlock Unified School District's meeting on Tuesday as the Pitman High School Band and the Board of Trustees attempted to meet each other halfway regarding transportation usage within the district.
Pitman High School English teacher Joni Busby can personally testify that kissing a pig is not as bad as it might seem. However according to Busby, it did not hurt that she did the oink-worthy task all for the school's Kiss the Pig Contest, which benefitted the American Cancer Society of Modesto.
With elections just around the corner, tension is building between community members and Delhi Unified School District Board member Jesus Rodriguez.
Those looking for a scary good time before Halloween need not look further than Turlock, thanks to Pitman High School's Athletic Booster Club, Drama Club, and collaborating art students.
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