Class president for four years straight, homecoming king and the lead in the school play – is there anything Turlock Christian senior Adam Bennett can't do? Until recently, that was speech and debate.
Growing accustomed to college life is a challenge all students face, but returning to school after serving in the armed forces makes the transition even more difficult. Female veterans oftentimes face different challenges than their male counterparts and California State University, Stanislaus aims to accommodate these women upon their return to civilian life through a Women Warrior Wellness Conference.
School homecomings are a way to ignite school spirit, celebrate accomplishments and entice some friendly competition among students. California State University, Stanislaus celebrated their annual homecoming tradition this week by hosting a series of weeklong events including a dance, music video compilations, a parade and of course, the annual homecoming rally.
The Stanislaus County is a hub for manufacturing and distribution facilities and Modesto Junior College is producing job-ready employees through their new course offerings which provide students certification in warehouse operations.
It is trendy to reuse and repurpose materials, but local student Shilin Patel is recycling in a new way. He is donating his favorite childhood toy, Legos, and his time to host local Lego Days for children in the area.
Steven Shamgochian is a student at Turlock Junior High School, has a killer golf swing and recently raised over $2,000 by recycling to give back to the community. He is also autistic.
In a culmination of the Catholic Schools Week in which the theme was "Catholic Schools: Communities of faith, knowledge and service," Sacred Heart Catholic School hosted a Friends and Family day on Friday. Parents attended to watch students from each grade sing songs in tribute to the Beatles, mainly spearheaded by Sacred Heart Music Director Tom Oakley, and a reception followed. Other events during the week included an all-school jogathon, student appreciation day and an 8th grade versus alumni baseball game.
The month of January marks the time for the President of the United States to publicly state a charted direction for the country through his State of the Union address. It is also a time for the Chancellor of the California State University system to communicate his vision and goals for the 23 universities that serve as a backbone of education in California.
After more than a year of disagreements and setbacks the Denair Unified School District and the Denair Unified Teachers' Association have struck a deal and escaped the threat of a state takeover, but not without the hallmark thorniness that has plagued their relationship.
As the University of California, Merced prepares to enter its 10th academic year this fall, student interest has risen as the university received the highest number of undergraduate applications since its establishment in 2005.
Over 100 California schools, 12 of which represented the Stanislaus County, made their way to San Jose to compete in the Northern California Regional Future City Competition where Turlock school Walnut Elementary took second place.
California State University, Stanislaus students were probably surprised to find a large shipping crate blocking their path in the quad on Thursday. Upon closer inspection, many were shocked to find the crate holding a sculpture of a clothed human lodged inside.
While giving back to the community takes many forms, Turlock native Jose Ortiz is taking a unique approach: dancing. Jose will be donating 26 hours of his time to participate in a dance marathon for the Pediatric AIDS Coalition at his school, the University of California, Los Angeles.
While a shuffle at the beginning of the semester is normal as college students settle into their schedules, some California State University, Stanislaus students may be facing more serious enrollment problems than expected. Trying to avoid financial penalties from the CSU Chancellor's office for over-enrollment of full time students, CSUS is enforcing stricter enrollment rules.
The Science 1 Building at California State University, Stanislaus reopened for classes on Monday at the start of the spring semester, following a two-year seismic retrofitting and extensive renovation project. The two-year, $18 million project was funded by the state through the sale of lease-revenue bonds, a source separate and distinct from the general state appropriations that fund university operations, and was completed on time and within budget.
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 Jaime 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.
As Turlock Unified School District prepares for its first year under the new Local Control Funding Formula, 17 temporarily contracted teachers will be released from their positions at schools across the District.
The central quad of Turlock Junior High School was crowded with the school's student body of over 1,300 on Monday, who were joined by local and state dignitaries during a morning ceremony celebrating the selection of the local junior high school as a California 2014 School to Watch.
The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So they sat in the classroom all that cold, cold, wet day.
The past year has been a tumultuous one for the Denair Unified School District, and although it has narrowly avoided a state takeover, the difficult decisions are not over as the District has officially voted to cut several positions.
It's time to "go green" but not because Saint Patrick's Day is fast approaching. Rather, it is the City of Turlock's annual Go Green Week, the City's primary environmental educational campaign.
Qualified locals looking to make an impression on college students through instruction may have the opportunity to do so at Modesto Junior College, which is hiring full time faculty to accommodate the additions of hundreds of new courses.
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