Hilmar High School celebrated its 100th commencement Thursday night at McSweeney Field. After the last high school diploma was handed out a massive fireworks display lit up the night sky as a flashing "Class of 2012 100 Years" sign made the night's event one to remember.
Dozens of Hilmar residents gathered on Tuesday night to celebrate Hilmar High School's centennial year. A 100-year commemorative sign honoring the traditions and memories made by the students for nearly 10 decades was unveiled at the event.
When Keyes to Learning Principal Lee Ann Stangl launched one of the state's first charter schools in 1995 there was a lot of resistance to the idea, but she remained steadfast to her belief that parents and students wanted a choice in education - something that was not readily available at the time.
Five years ago the ballet folklorico group, known as Los Luceros de Osborn, started with three elementary students. On Thursday, a thriving group of sixty members had its most memorable performance ever at the Gallo Center of the Arts in Modesto in front of hundreds of people.
Local students now have a direct portal to view career options online. State Superintendent of Public Education Tom Torlakson unveiled the new California Career Center web portal to help middle school and high school students explore their options and plan their next steps toward productive careers.
The class of 2012 at Turlock High School and Pitman High School said goodbye to the past and hello to the future Friday night during graduation.
Coming to the end of a journey can be a sad time, but for the nearly 2,500 graduates at California State University, Stanislaus' 52nd annual commencement on Thursday, joy and a sense of accomplishment were the emotions of the day.
California State University Chancellor Charles B. Reed announced today that he will retire as chancellor of the CSU following a 14-year tenure with the university system.
Bilingual education reached new heights on Monday when students throughout the Central Valley competed at the First Annual Central Valley Dual Language Consortium at California State University, Stanislaus. Dutcher Middle School, Walnut Grove, Hilmar, and Livingston Elementary were among the 14 schools, ranging from fourth through eighth graders, to compete for the top three places.
Delhi High School seniors will be graduating in just a matter of days and thanks to a unique program they can look back at their time in high school and reflect on what they learned about themselves and life.
Jordan Antonio, who in December graduated from California State University, Stanislaus with a bachelor's degree in psychology, recently became the first CSU Stanislaus student to receive a Fulbright award.
Wakefield fifth graders got hands-on with history on Friday for the school's annual Pioneer Day. The students learn about U.S. History and the great migration of the Oregon Trail as part of their curriculum. The fifth grade students dressed in pioneer outfits throughout the event and panned for gold, washed clothes on a washing board, and cooked food as they did in the pioneer days.
Hilmar High School FFA has made a few more additions to the program's state championship trophy case. Two of the Career Development Event Teams, also known as judging teams, won the State Championship in their respective areas.
The following students were selected as the Character Counts 2011-12 awards for the Turlock Unified School District and recognized at Tuesday's Board of Trustees meeting: Angel Munoz, Brown Elementary; Gem Gasca, Crowell Elementary; Rajvir Birk, Cunningham Elementary; Madison Armendariz, Dutcher Middle School; Sukraj Dhillon, Earl Elementary; Joseph Evans, eCademy Charter; Felisha Dias, Julien Elementary; Dawson Wisler, Medeiros Elementary; Olivia Salafia, Osborn Two-Way Immersion; Zachary Olsen, Pitman High School; Cristian Herrera, Roselawn High School; Shane Garcia, Turlock Adult School; Erick Parsons, Turlock High School; Taylor Beckwith, Turlock Junior High; Elisa Beas, Wakefield Elementary; and Bailey Roberts, Walnut Elementary.
The first year of California State University, Stanislaus' new "two-pass" course registration has been fraught with problems – server crashes preventing students from registering, students missing sleep on the night before final exams, and troubles registering for enough classes to obtain financial aid chief among them.
For students, parents and staff at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy, it comes as no surprise that health technician Alicia Miranda has been selected to represent Stanislaus County in the California Classified Employee of the Year program.
Some may call it beginner's luck-but luck had nothing to do with Gratton School's dominating success at the Northern California Regional State Finals Future City Competition on Saturday.
A proposed revision that would have increased the salary schedules of Turlock Unified School District assistant superintendents by approximately 14 percent has been returned to District staff for further research and information.
For one weekend school rivalries will be forgotten as high school and junior high students in Honor Choir, Honor Orchestra, and Honor Band come together to harmonize at the Stanislaus County Music Festival.
A recent settlement approved by a California judge has rewarded the Stanislaus County Office of Education with $164,271 from Office Depot, after the store was found to have violated the California False Claims Act by overcharging California government entities for office and classroom supplies.
Modernization has been the buzzword throughout Turlock Unified School District as numerous school sites have undergone construction in one way or another, all thanks in part to bond funding from Measure Y and Measure Z.
The Denair Unified School District is looking to pull from the strengths of its existing traditional elementary school and Denair Academic Avenues, a charter school formed in 2010, by creating a brand new primary charter program.
After soliciting bids from quailed pupil transportation companies in the region, Denair Unified School has turned to Storer Coachways in an effort to provide drivers to operate four of the District's buses for the remainder of the school year.
Modesto Junior College can finally breathe easier as it has been selected as one of the 15 California Community Colleges to pilot four-year bachelor degrees as early as 2017.
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