When Emily McAlister began private music lessons as a child she hated practicing, but little did she know that those lessons would serve as a foundation for her success as an award winning violinist at just 17 years old.
High school graduation season is not only a time for families to gather and congratulate their siblings, children, grandchildren and nieces and nephews on their milestone achievement, it is a time for graduating seniors to express themselves. From throwing confetti and releasing balloons to chest bumping and taking 'selfies' on stage with their diplomas, the Class of 2014's creative solutions to going out with style could be seen at ceremonies across the Valley.
Three long-time teachers at the Denair Unified School District will be retiring after collectively serving more than 75 years in the District.
Across the state of California there are more than 7,000 student participants in the Future Business Leaders of America club, 297 of which are registered to compete at the national level this summer in Nashville, Tenn. Six Pitman High School students are among the 297 teenagers flying from California to compete side by side against teenagers from across the country, vying for a top spot in a multitude of business-related examinations and performances.
Ana Orozco Cortez is the daughter of immigrants that came to the United States to pick grapes for a living. As the first in her family to earn a college degree, Cortez's story is inspiring but it is not unique.
The Turlock Unified School District is in the process of examining claims against Crowell Elementary principal Linda Alaniz made by several instructors who filed grievances against the principal after being involuntarily reassigned to teach different grade levels.
A sweet smell wafted through the air on Friday morning near the Earl Elementary cafeteria but it wasn't the residual, syrupy smell from students eating breakfast that morning: it was honey.
The Stanislaus County Office of Education is stepping up to help the embattled Denair Unified School District deal with its cash flow problems by issuing a $1.1 million loan.
Pitman High School graduating senior Samantha Scott has spent 15,210 hours in class while a student in the Turlock Unified School District over the past 13 years. Each school year consists of 180 days and Scott has been at all 2,340 days, from kindergarten to senior year of high school.
Pitman High senior Ryan Hanson's father was born on the Castle Air Force Base in Atwater so when he discovered that he could return to the site and give tours to younger students at the now Castle Air Museum through a program at his high school, he jumped at the opportunity.
Those passing by Wakefield Elementary Friday afternoon probably saw students in green shirts running around the school with three words in big, yellow letters on their backs: Be the Motivation.
Seven graduates preparing to leave Denair Charter Academy can start the next chapter of their academic career with a smile on their face as they are the first group of graduates from the Charter to receive scholarship money.
When Alice Ruth Walner left Turlock High School at 16-years-old without graduating, she did not imagine that she would return more than 60 years later to walk across the stage at the Turlock Adult School graduation ceremony to receive her high school diploma and give a speech to the graduating class.
Pitman High School junior Brett Nichols grew up watching Michael Jackson videos religiously, but little did he know one day he would be the center of attention with his performance of the late superstar's famed song "Billie Jean" generating over 5.5 million views one day after being uploaded to YouTube.
Turlock Unified School District Staff were recognized for their contributions, large and small, to the District through TUSD's Character Counts initiative at the board meeting Tuesday night. Each month the District recognizes students from each school who exemplify the monthly character building trait, such as respect or trustworthiness, and this month it was the staff's turn to be honored for their worthwhile efforts. Those recognized included: Jackie Bernaciak, Brown Elementary School; Becky Perdue, Crowell Elementary School; Maria Covarrubias, Cunningham Elementary School; Mary Richards, Dutcher Middle School; Natalie Hayes, Earl Elementary School; Esmirna Imperial, eCademy Charter at Crane School ...
The California State University, Stanislaus chapter of the International English Honor Society Sigma Tau Delta, Alpha Mu Xi, is hoping to raise awareness and draw public attention to the issue of censoring books with a series of events planned during Banned Books Week.
The delighted squeals from both children and pigs could be heard at Cunningham Elementary School on Wednesday morning for the school's "Pig Day." The event, which was spearheaded by the school's second grade teachers, was created to help students better engage with Common Core State Standards.
Funding for the Turlock Adult School is expected to undergo a few changes, thanks to a generous grant from the Workforce Investment Act, Title II: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act. The grant, which totals to $482,510, will go towards increasing and enhancing Adult Secondary Education, Adult Basic Education, and ESL Civics.
California State University, Stanislaus is hoping to bridge the gap between town and gown this Sunday with games, food, and activities at the fourth annual StanFest Community Carnival. Hosted by Associated Student Incorporated, the free event will give members of the university and the community the perfect opportunity to come together and have fun.
Herds of cows have been popping up all over Turlock and the organization responsible is Turlock High School's Future Farmers of America club.
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