Gavin Dias is a sixth grader with a mature pallet, citing his favorite food as sushi. But his maturity extends beyond his gastronomic appetite as he brings a responsible and accountable influence into his sixth grade classroom at Julien Elementary.
Lunchtime on Fridays at Dehi High isn't just for eating. The break in between classes has become a time for different student groups to mix and mingle, especially with the special education students.
Across the country teachers have felt the pinch of a tight economy as they aim to provide a quality education for their students but often lack the necessary fiscal support. The Turlock Education Foundation is aiming to alleviate this stress by endowing 12 local teachers with a total of over $10,000 this school year.
How similar are major league baseball and the military? While the stakes may be different, both require one thing: discipline.
Middle and high school students from Northern and Central California will descend upon Modesto Junior College (Mary Stuart Hall, 2200 Blue Gum, Modesto) on Saturday for the 3rd Annual VEX Toss Up Robotics Competition. Seventy 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. Co-sponsored by the Stanislaus County Office of Education and Modesto Junior College, the tournament will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Junior high is often a transitional time for students as they become acclimated to heavier workloads and face new challenges, but Renee O'Connor of Dutcher Middle School has been well versed in balancing activities for years.
While the holiday season is typically a time of joy it can also present its own set of stresses, especially for parents and caretakers who have children with special needs returning home for holiday breaks.
Every teacher and coach at each school site in the Turlock Unified School District will often impact thousands of students in their individual careers. It's hard to say exactly how many students were positively impacted in the 37 year-career of Turlock Junior High School's Ardie Feucht, who was recently named Educator of the Year by the California League of Middle Schools.
Geography often brings to mind school lessons on different countries and their locations, but the field also has multiple real-world applications. In order to educate individuals about the benefits of geographic technology the CSU Stanislaus Geography Department and Office of Service Learning organized an event last week to celebrate international GSI, or geographic information systems, Day.
After spending over a year on the California State University, Stanislaus campus as interim president before being appointed to the official position in May, President Joseph Sheley's formal investiture ceremony was held Friday morning in the presence of colleagues, friends, alumni, students, dignitaries, and community members.
Most successful people can identify a moment or person that inspired them and propelled them towards success and for many people that moment occurs in school.
When most students perform field work it typically means they are gaining experience in a particular area of study, but for Turlock agriculture students this is a literal term.
The Denair Unified School District continues to cope with their fiscal crisis as they wait for fact-finding developments to play out and continue their search for a new superintendent.
Wal-Mart awarded 20 Brown Elementary teachers with a total of $1,000 in gift cards last Friday morning as part of the Wal-Mart Teacher Rewards Program. The program aims to thank teachers for their dedication and sacrifice as well as help them purchase school supplies for their classroom since teachers often buy materials out of their own pocket.
The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project will host the "Faith and the Environment Panel Discussion: Challenges and Solutions" at 7 p.m. Thursday in Forum 110 on MJC's East Campus, 435 College Ave. The free event is part of the CEP Fall Film and Lecture Series. Campus parking is available for $1 in student parking lots.
Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy hosted its annual Dia del Niño celebration on Friday, where students and their families participated in various activities, ate food, and explored the campus. According to Principal Ed Ewing, the purpose of the event is to give parents the opportunity to celebrate their children and show them that they care.
The students have voted, the results are in, and Turlock High School has officially named new Associated Student Body President Andy Orozco, Vice President Chris Silva, Spirit Leaders Payton Steeley and Jojo Cippioneri, School Board Representative Patrick Shields, Treasurer Colby McCann and Secretary Taylor Jordao.
For nearly a decade, Turlock Unified School District Head Start Program family service workers have partnered with Brett Forray and Julie Fox from the CSU Stanislaus Office of Service Learning and Larry Reynolds from the CSU Stanislaus Athletic Program to host the annual Family Fitness Day. According to Head Start coordinator Judy Huerta, the purpose of this event is to inform and educate parents on the importance of their children's health and to encourage the incorporation of physical activity at home.
When sitting down at a formal dining event, it can be overwhelming trying to remember all of the proper etiquette-especially if the formal dining event also happens to be a job interview.
When Turlock Unified School District officially made the decision in March to consider moving dual immersion sixth grades to Dutcher Middle School as part of Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy's expansion, it became clear that the middle school needed to make some room.
Year after year, Love Turlock aims to help those in need in meaningful and practical ways throughout the community, but this year a new partnership will allow the event to take it one step further.
Just as Turlock Unified School District was getting accustomed to fervent discussions regarding the upcoming expansion of the Dual Immersion Program at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy, an informational update encompassing the expansion's timeline was quietly met without protest during Tuesday's Board of Trustees meeting.
Graduation is just around the corner and if this year is anything like the past five years, more and more students will be receiving their diplomas to reflect the rise of graduation rates seen throughout California.
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