Following years of preventive and legislative efforts to positively affect the health of children, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced that the rise in obesity and drop in fitness levels have stabilized in California students. The results are in a peer-reviewed report titled "Obesity and Physical Fitness in California School Children," published in the American Heart Journal.
Luke Mancebo is only in second grade, but the Chatom Elementary student has already starred in his very own cooking video.
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.
Gov. Jerry Brown's declaration of a State of Emergency for the drought in California did more than turn heads, it encouraged action. California State University, Stanislaus is implementing long term and short term efforts to ensure that only essential water is being used, as well as conserved for future use.
While the Denair Unified School District's budget was recently negatively certified, which means that the District is unable to meet its financial obligations for the current and subsequent fiscal year, the outlook is optimistic as changes are being made to lay a new foundation of economic responsibility within the District.
As Haley Acree sipped a clear, sugary liquid from a plastic cup in class at Pitman High School on Wednesday, turning over the flavors in her mouth, her face suddenly revealed an eager expression as she chirped, "Blueberry!"
When California State University, Stanislaus student Jessica Dickman was asked about her expectations for her future upon graduating from the university this spring, she responded with a question: "What expectations?"
In the current days of technology where students are more likely to be sitting on a couch than playing kick-the-can in the street, Dustin Grein is an exception.
The third annual Festival on the Green is more than an opportunity to hear the student bands, orchestras and choirs of the Turlock Unified School District, it's an opportunity to make musical learning a reality for future students of the District.
In California alone there are over 70,000 student members in over 300 Future Farmers of America chapters, or FFA. On Monday 18 of those local graduating high school seniors were recognized for their contributions and potential in the agriculture industry by the Turlock Chamber of Commerce.
On a cool Friday morning, over 20 Dennis Earl Elementary students could be found winding their way down a foot trail near the edge of the Tuolumne River at Fox Grove Park. With their teacher and a local Turlock Irrigation District Fish and Wildlife representative hoisting an ice chest full of salmon, the students completed their good deed for the day by releasing the salmon they had raised into the river.
Sixth grade teacher Jamie Garner of Walnut Elementary missed school this week because she was busy shaking President Barack Obama's hand in Washington, D.C.
Too much of a good thing can exist, such as when classes at schools are overfilled with students which can impact the academic environment and the quality of learning. Fortunately, the Turlock Unified School District keeps track of trends and is planning for an increase in student enrollment in upcoming years.
Gov. Jerry Brown took a more literal approach to his latest state funding initiative, the Local Control Funding Formula which places more spending authority in the hands of local districts, by paying local public education officials a visit last week.
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