It's oftentimes hard for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people to live in a world geared toward traditional gender roles.
Turlock Junior High School band members Ross Valenzuela, Isaac Tucker, Angel 'Big Daddy' Avalos and Diego Basulto earned a command performance at a recent event at California State University, Stanislaus. The sax quartet has been performing together for two years. Thanks to their superior command performance they have been invited to perform at the Gallo Center for the Arts during the Modesto Community Concert Association Young Artists Concert, to be held March 25.
Julien Elementary sixth graders Lauren Gomez and Roma Raje finished fifth overall in the binary STAR test at the Stanislaus Mathematics Council's Sixth Grade Math Blast. Julien Elementary sent 13 students to the competition, which was held at Savage Middle School in Modesto.
Congressman Jeff Denham announced the beginning of the nomination and application process for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
The Delhi Unified School District was recently awarded a $25,000 grant from the Packard Foundation to operate the district's transitional kindergarten program next school year.
Jose Morales, a fifth grader at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy, lives every day to the fullest. But there was a time when his mother Ana, feared he wouldn't have many days left. Jose never let that fear over take him.
The United States Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights is looking to shed light on what they call the "problem of excessive use of suspension and expulsion of students as a disciplinary tool in the nation's schools."
California State University, Stanislaus President Hamid Shirvani will leave Turlock's university to become chancellor of the North Dakota University system.
Delhi Unified School District was recently awarded a $25,000 grant from the Packard Foundation to operate the district's transitional kindergarten program next school year.
Walnut Elementary Education Center families got into the fun of fitness Thursday night with a beach-themed event. Parents and students exercised together to the sounds of the Beach Boys in the Walnut gym.
Medeiros sixth grader Maddie Heidman and fourth grader Julio Torres are the Turlock Unified School District's Character Counts students of the month for the character trait of fairness.
When Dr. Eloisa Fuentes, a former Delhi resident and Livingston High graduate, was in college she would hear her classmates talking about career ambitions in advanced medical fields. After some time she decided that if they could reach for the stars then she could too. After she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology at California State University, Fresno in 1997 (magna cum laude), she moved onto the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine and then Stanford for her residency.
Turlock Unified School District Officials held an informational closed-door meeting with state-funded preschool personnel and union representatives on Friday.
The Delhi Unified School District Board of Trustees approved the preliminary layoff of 16.5 full-time certificated teachers during a meeting held on Monday evening.
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.
Schools throughout Turlock Unified School District have been looking significantly redder this week and it's not due to early Christmas decorations. In fact, the extra hues of red throughout the district can be attributed to Red Ribbon Week, a week-long event that encourages students to be drug free.
Two weeks after parents and community members voiced their concerns about the Turlock Unified School District's lack of an accelerated math course at the junior high level, TUSD has Common Core Math 7 Honors and Common Core Math 8 Honors courses in the works.
Crowell Elementary School's Head Start Program has not only prevailed through recent budget cuts, it has thrived. According to coordinator of Turlock Unified School District Early Education Programs Judy Huerta, whatever funding they lost due to budget cuts, they have gotten back in recent years.
The feeling of frustration was palpable at Turlock Unified School District's meeting on Tuesday as the Pitman High School Band and the Board of Trustees attempted to meet each other halfway regarding transportation usage within the district.
Pitman High School English teacher Joni Busby can personally testify that kissing a pig is not as bad as it might seem. However according to Busby, it did not hurt that she did the oink-worthy task all for the school's Kiss the Pig Contest, which benefitted the American Cancer Society of Modesto.
With elections just around the corner, tension is building between community members and Delhi Unified School District Board member Jesus Rodriguez.
Those looking for a scary good time before Halloween need not look further than Turlock, thanks to Pitman High School's Athletic Booster Club, Drama Club, and collaborating art students.
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