After having been told that her valedictory address was full of clichés and empty messages, Hilmar High School Class of 2015 Valedictorian Whitney Williams admitted on Thursday that she had almost entirely changed her speech just before the school's commencement ceremony.
It has been over a year since six teachers filed contract grievances against former Crowell Elementary School principal Linda Alaniz after they were involuntarily reassigned to teach different grade levels, but their efforts have finally seen a result.
With graduation season in full swing, the Stanislaus County Office of Education wants to acknowledge seniors and juniors that not only achieve academic success throughout high school, but those who also go above and beyond through its Leadership Academy.
Times are tough and jobs don't grow on trees. These sentiments are something that many in the Central Valley know first-hand. When California State University, Stanislaus President Joseph Sheley echoed these hard truths on Thursday morning at the first of three ceremonies celebrating the university's 55th commencement, he did it not to discourage, but to inspire the recent graduates to stay focused on their goals.
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.