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.
Brandon Shively recently joined the ranks of a select group of gentlemen: Eagle Scouts. Brandon is a recent graduate of Pitman High School who joined Boy Scouts in the 2nd grade with his two longtime friends. After performing numerous hours of community service to earn his 21 merit badges, Brandon was awarded his Eagle Award, the highest rank attainable in the program, in a ceremony on Sunday.
The California State University employs thousands of people and hosts even more students, which often makes it difficult to bridge the gap between those who govern the universities and those who attend them. CSU Chancellor Tim White aims to minimize that gap by touring every CSU campus this year to connect with students face to face as he did on Thursday at CSU Stanislaus.
Progressive environmental efforts continue to enter the mainstream as California aims to improve energy efficiency at its schools.
Turlock Unified School District Superintendent Sonny DaMarto was named a finalist for the 2013 Superintendent of the Year through the National Association of School Superintendents. DaMarto attended a NASS symposium in Southern California in March where he collaborated and discussed key issues and challenges educators face today.