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.
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 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.
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.
Over a hundred concerned residents filled the Denair Unified School District's board room on Thursday night with hopes of getting information on the district's plan to balance the budget, only to find out that no action has been put forth by administration or trustees.
California State University, Stanislaus students brought science to life on Monday when they assisted dozens of 4th, 5th and 6th grade students in a series of science experiments at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy. The experiments - most of which were designed by the students - included testing pH in food, extracting DNA from fruit, generating electricity, moving molecules and measuring the density of objects.
Brown Elementary sixth grade students Shayla Visger and Joshua King share many similarities inside the classroom and out, including their character. At Tuesday's Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting, both students were honored as November's Character Counts students of the month for the trait of citizenship.
When Dennis G. Earl Elementary School was originally built in 1997, a simple marquee supported by a backboard representing textbooks was placed next to the school's parking lot to alert students, parents and the community of news relating to the elementary site.
For special education students in the Turlock Unified School District's On Track Transitions Program, this year was full of significant milestones: learning how to tie shoes without help, completing a load of laundry, and performing tasks with multiple steps.
While Cunningham Elementary School students were heading to the multipurpose room for lunch on Monday afternoon, fifth grader Ben Watson was en route to his favorite restaurant, Panera Bread, with Principal Tami Truax.