Bianca Urbano has an almost ironic relationship with school: she dislikes tests, yet her ability to test well has awarded her national recognition. As a 16-year-old junior at Turlock High School, Bianca scored the highest possible score on her Advanced Placement Spanish test. This achievement, in conjunction with her community involvement, has resulted in her induction into the esteemed National Society of High School Scholars. As a member of NSHSS, Bianca is offered benefits such as scholarship opportunities, member-only resources, and academic competitions.
Those who were on the CSU Stanislaus campus at noon on Tuesday were probably wondering what the group in front of the Mary Stuart Rogers administration building were rallying against with their signs and group chants. It wasn't students protesting global warming or the government shutdown, but rather the California State University Employees Union hosting a flash mob protest to voice concerns about what they consider unfair compensation.
College is often a transitional time for students as many move away from home and learn to live on their own for the first time. For the select group of students that are enrolling in college after serving in the military, the transition can be a form of culture shock.
Turlock Unified School District has made a concerted effort to retain students as well as attract new ones and the efforts can be seen in the District's inter-district transfer rates. Despite the number of students leaving being greater than those entering, TUSD still has a net gain of 124 students in TUSD for the 2013-2014 school year which has generated roughly $750,000 for the District.
This week some brothers have slept a little closer, but it was not at home. Fraternity brother of the Nu Alpha Kappa chapter at California State University, Stanislaus have simulated homelessness on campus this week as part of their fraternity's philanthropy. Five students spent the daytime asking for money and donations in the university quad while sleeping on cardboard and tarp at night.
High schools are commonly split into social groups by nature of student interests. But every so often, there is a student that transcends the expectations of a singular social group and at Denair High School that student is Alex Knapp.
Turlock High School welding teacher Chad Russell has the goal of educating and empowering his students through agriculture. His passion has created a loyal following of students who look to glean from him not only welding techniques, but life advice.
Two Turlock science teachers, who happen to be husband and wife, were given an 'out-of-this-world' opportunity after being invited to attend a NASA-sponsored program that the two will not soon forget.
National Red Ribbon week is more than a simple anti-drug movement: It is a reminder to every child that they have the ability to determine the direction of their lives. Turlock schools championed Red Ribbon week through an array of positive activities including door decorating competitions and themed dress up days.
Gabriel Plagenza is a straight shooter. He looks you in the eye, responds candidly to questions, and describes himself as honest and easygoing. He is also nine years old.
In anticipation of the annual homecoming football game against Atwater on Friday, Turlock High School students started celebrating on Monday with dress up days and the week culminated in a downtown parade on Friday.
In a mad scramble that lasted less than a minute, 500 Keyes Elementary School students on Friday picked the school track clean of $900 in quarters dropped there by a generous community member who also seeded the track with red beans redeemable for $2,000 in field trips.
The Denair Unified School District and the Denair Unified Teachers' Association agreed on one thing Wednesday night at the DUSD Board meeting: they disagree.
In a penny-pinching economy where every cent matters, Turlock substitute teachers can enjoy the freedom that a few extra dollars affords them due to a recent pay increase.
Stanislaus Military Academy prides itself on teaching students honor, respect and maturity. However, recently an almost ironic tension can be felt at the Turlock campus as some parents claim the school has dishonored the students by not holding staff up to the highest standards, while others believe some parents have merely overreacted to their strict code.
Three apple trees, two almond trees, five grape vines and rows of radishes, green beans and corn-this is just the beginning of the Dutcher Middle School garden.
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.