Students around town on Monday woke up early, grabbed their backpacks and sack lunches, and trekked off to their respective schools to begin a brand new academic year.
Most of Wakefield Principal Aaron Mello's days are filled with children laughing, teachers instructing and school bells ringing. But outside of the school yard, he can be seen jamming with his rock 'n roll band called LIVIN'.
While area youth are trying to live up their last few days of summer, teachers, administrators and school staff members have been busy getting ready for a new academic year.
As kids go back to school, they need backpacks, binders, paper, markers, pencils, and pens – a pricy proposition for many parents.UC Merced has partnered with Rock Da Block, a program run through a local nonprofit, to help collect and provide these school supplies to those in need.The timing is on point, according to Merced County Superintendent of Schools Lee Anderson, who expects more students than ever to lack supplies needed for success."In these challenging economic times, many of our local families do not have the means to purchase school supplies after they have taken care of their ...
Sacramento lawmakers voiced support for a UC Merced medical school on Thursday, during an annual meeting of the assembly committee dedicated to the school.The assembly members lauded the plan as a cost-effective means of addressing the state's anticipated physician shortage. California will need as many as 17,000 additional physicians in 2015, with the need greatest in areas like the Central Valley.Work is scheduled to start on the school in 2015, with a unique teaching model that won't require the construction of a costly teaching college. Instead, students will study for two years at UC Merced ...
Susan Bowman spends most of her days in the geology laboratory at California State University, Stanislaus, digging, dusting, gluing and otherwise cleaning up the fossilized remains of a giant aquatic lizard. Bowman is a graduate of CSU Stanislaus with a bachelor of arts in Anthropology and Archeology, and a minor in geology and paleontology. She is an intern at the Bureau of Land Management and first laid eyes on the fossil in the Panoche Hills in western Fresno County. She said that getting the fossil out was a little difficult. The section of shale where the lizard was found was ...
Since the Turlock Unified School District declared impasse on May 4, the unions and district administration have been battling in the negotiation room in an effort to leave all parties satisfied. So far no such luck.
Over the next few weeks college freshmen across the state will move into their dorms, set their class schedules and buy those expensive textbooks. But one thing will be different this year - fewer Turlock High School and Pitman High School graduates will occupy the college halls this fall.
An investigation by the state Attorney General's Office into the fund raising practices of the California State University, Stanislaus Foundation has cleared the charitable organization of any wrongdoing, but advised the board to implement steps to improve their financial management.
Back, to back, to back, to back, to back. It's a fivepeat.
With Modesto Junior College's Founders Hall closed through August 2011 for a long overdue renovation project, construction is wrapping up on an interim classroom facility known as "Pirates' Village."
CSU Stanislaus added more than 60 courses and class sections to its fall schedule on Thursday, thanks to an infusion of federal stimulus funds.The courses run the gamut from Introduction to Composition, to Advanced Business Law and Existentialism. Classes from 28 different fields have been added.Students have just three weeks to sign up for the new classes before Fall semester begins on Aug. 23. The semester concludes on Dec. 17 due to an extended 15-week length, up from the 13-week Fall semester of past years due to schedule changes related to replacing Winter Term with a three-week self-supported ...
The application filing period for Spring 2011 California State University, Stanislaus hopefuls opened Sunday, but the lack of a state budget has left the college unsure of how many students it can afford to accept.Applicants will receive, at best, a conditional acceptance with no offer of admission until the CSU system learns more about the budget.The constitutional deadline for the governor and Legislature to adopt a budget passed on June 15. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and lawmakers disagree on how to best close a $19.1 billion deficit, with Schwarzenegger refusing to sign a budget without state pension, tax ...
Running two magnet programs at Walnut Elementary School takes some talent, but cycling for a minimum of 32 miles a week in addition to running a school, takes both dedication and endurance.
There are just three more weeks and counting until the renovations at Joe Debely Stadium will be complete and ready just in time for the first football game on Aug. 27. The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees took a tour of the almost complete stadium on Tuesday to view the recently finished football field. The artificial turf field is already set up for some football games with everything installed with the soccer and football lines already painted. Installation of the all-weather track will begin today is expected to take a couple of weeks. New goal posts were also ...
There is no questioning that the weedy area behind Denair's Jack W. Lytton Stadium on Monte Vista Avenue is overdue for a makeover.
With the ever increasing prominence of technology, it is easy to believe that children are not reading as much as they used to. However, with results of the Abundant Books for Children Project's October reading event in hand, director Susan Neufeld has proof that this is not entirely true.
Although Dutcher Middle School cannot currently assume liability for placing a crossing guard at the "T" intersection where Colorado Avenue meets Escondido Avenue, this has not stopped parent Marlee Caulkins from volunteering to assist students cross the road nearly every day after school.
Members from Turlock High School's Future Farmers of America club were in for a surprise when their Fall Feast turned into a realistic lesson on world hunger by mayor-elect Gary Soiseth.
For Turlock Unified School District director of student services Gil Ogden, Fusion Charter is a dream come true. For the district administrator and others that attended the school's open house on Thursday, the newly developed independent charter school is not only an opportunity to educate students, but to rebuild the Westside of Turlock.
High school students looking to get ahead before they embark on their college careers can begin as early as Spring 2015 to earn college credit with Pitman High School and Turlock High School's soon-to-be implemented college course offerings.
A fraternity at California State University, Stanislaus has found the perfect reason to jump for joy with its 3rd annual Jump for Jude fundraising event. For 30 hours, members from Tau Kappa Epsilon will be jumping on a trampoline to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
An estimated 250 teachers gathered to the tune of Aretha Franklin's "Respect" before Tuesday's Turlock Unified District Board of Trustees meeting in an effort to demand just that from the district.
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