Three local students were recognized at the Merced County Speech Festival awards ceremony held Feb. 29. Students were given three speech topics to choose from, fourth and fifth grades speech topics centered around healthy eating habits and one of the favorite topics was "If the saying were true, 'You are what you eat,' who would you be? How could you make a difference at home or school with regards to nutrition?"
Julien Elementary sixth grader Megan Vanhoogmoed and Denair Middle School sixth grader Matthew Heffe will be among a group of about 25 exceptional young people who will represent the region as ambassadors during a two-week visit to England and France this summer. Turlock Junior High seventh grader Whitney Perry will be part of another delegation bound for England and France, as well as Germany, The Netherlands and Switzerland
Turlock Unified School District campuses celebrated The California Teacher Association's Read Across America Week with numerous literature-centered activities.
The Denair Charter Academy was included in a list of 16 charter schools across the state facing possible charter revocation due to poor academic performance.
The Hilmar Unified School District Board of Education has proposed a three percent across the board pay cut, or six furlough days to the district's teachers' union.
Denair Unified School District is part of a California Department of Education list of 127 school districts with "serious financial challenges," meaning they either will not or may not meet financial obligations this year or in the next two years.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson recently unveiled his Career Readiness Initiative designed to help lower dropout rates and provide graduates with career readiness skills to enter the workforce or pursue higher education.
Turlock Unified School District is joining the effort to fight back against one of the fastest growing social problems affecting school aged children- online bullying, also known as cyber bullying.
This year's California State University, Stanislaus homecoming looks to paint the town red - and turn hard court into ice.
2008 Sacred Heart graduate, Mia DiGiovanni (now a senior at Central Catholic), commissioned the help of Sacred Heart students to make dozens of valentines for a special delivery to patients and their family members at Emanuel Cancer Center in Turlock.
Keyes to Learning Charter School will hold its pre-lottery orientation for interested students and families. Grades K-6 and 7-12 will have two days and times to choose from on Feb. 28 and 29.
The rock stars drawing hordes of children to California State University, Stanislaus on Saturday didn't go by the familiar names of Bieber, Cyrus, or Jonas.
At just 10 years old Valerie Mercado can see the writing on the wall for the future employment marketplace: "If I am bilingual and biliterate I have a better chance at a good job than someone who isn't. If you look at the job ads in the newspaper a lot of them say bilingual needed," she said.
Key Academy Students were recently honored for their participation in the VFW Voice of Democracy Speech Contest. This year's theme was "Pride in Service." Rachel Segars took home first place and she will move on to the national competition.
Turlocker Matthew Jacob recently traveled far beyond city limits to the Great Hall of the People in China to talk international education at the Commemoration of the 35th anniversary of the re-establishment of educational exchanges between the U.S. and China.
Universities across the state are receiving funds due to an additional $142.2 million that was allotted to the California State University System as part of the 2014-15 budget expenditure plan, $2 million of which will be directed to California State University, Stanislaus.
Turlock High's FFA program has been a California powerhouse for the better part of the last decade, having earned eight consecutive Chapter Group titles at both the State and Stanislaus County Fairs in addition to laying claim to Most Outstanding Project awards during seven of those years.
Turlock residents Matt and Maria Swanson have pledged $250,000 to California State University, Stanislaus to serve as the foundation for the One Purpose endowment.
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