Students in Koni Stone's Chemistry in the Classroom course at California State University, Stanislaus took their turn as teachers on Friday afternoon. They demonstrated easy science experiments that can be done with household products to kids in the Turlock Recreation Department's summer camp at Pitman High School. The CSU Stanislaus students taught the campers all about molecules and guided them through the experiments. For some of these future teachers, this was a first-time experience with leading younger kids. Service learning projects are designed to give university students hands-on experience and real-world learning while they volunteer in the community.
For many middle school students, writing is a task best relegated to the school year. Putting pen to paper is a homework chore, not a leisure time activity.
Two big changes are working their way into the special education department in the Turlock Unified School District starting with the 2010/2011 school year in an effort to better meet the needs of the students.
The Hilmar Cheese Company announced last week it would donate $250,000 to aid in the construction of the new August A. Busch III Brewing and Food Science Laboratory at the University of California, Davis.
The inaugural, weeklong, Harvard University-based Latino Leadership Initiative has come to an end and the six UC Merced students chosen to attend have returned to the Central Valley.
The University of California, Merced named E. Daniel Hirleman, currently head of Purdue University's School of Mechanical Engineering, as the new UC Merced Dean of Engineering on Monday. Hirleman will assume his post on Oct. 1.
Local produce has become a popular choice in school cafeterias around California and the Turlock Unified School District has decided to move in a similar direction.
After months of anticipation, former Alaska Governor and Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin will come to Turlock this week to speak at a California State University, Stanislaus fundraiser.
Construction at Joe Debely Stadium continues on and is on schedule to be finished before the first high school football game of the 2010-2011 season on Aug. 27.
Taking full advantage of intramural sports is one of the activities that has put Osborn and Brown elementary schools on the list of Stanislaus County finalists for the Governor's Challenge for Fit for the Future.
After years of transporting a slew of items from desks to cabinets to different school sites, the Denair Unified School District has decided to rid themselves of their unused items and give them a better home to eBay users.
People say that the third time is a charm and after three attempts to rescind all pink slips, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees finally rescinded all classified layoff notices at their special meeting on Friday.
The California State University Board of Trustees voted Friday to increase student fees by 5 percent, both for undergraduate students and graduate professional programs, starting this fall.
University of California, Merced cognitive science Professor Teenie Matlock was among 18 named to a UC Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture and Inclusion.
Isaac Farhadian of Turlock, a history and political science double major at CSU Stanislaus, was named this year's J. Burton Vasché Award winner during the June 5 commencement ceremony.
Crowell Elementary School's Head Start Program has not only prevailed through recent budget cuts, it has thrived. According to coordinator of Turlock Unified School District Early Education Programs Judy Huerta, whatever funding they lost due to budget cuts, they have gotten back in recent years.
The feeling of frustration was palpable at Turlock Unified School District's meeting on Tuesday as the Pitman High School Band and the Board of Trustees attempted to meet each other halfway regarding transportation usage within the district.
Pitman High School English teacher Joni Busby can personally testify that kissing a pig is not as bad as it might seem. However according to Busby, it did not hurt that she did the oink-worthy task all for the school's Kiss the Pig Contest, which benefitted the American Cancer Society of Modesto.
With elections just around the corner, tension is building between community members and Delhi Unified School District Board member Jesus Rodriguez.
Those looking for a scary good time before Halloween need not look further than Turlock, thanks to Pitman High School's Athletic Booster Club, Drama Club, and collaborating art students.
As the highly anticipated Turlock Lions Club Harvest Bowl between Turlock and Pitman high football teams draws closer, local organizations are doing their part to get the community game-day ready with competitions and raffles.
Despite an effort to censure Delhi Unified School District Board of Trustee member Jesus Rodriguez for misconduct approximately three weeks ago, Rodriguez made an effort to put the issue behind him at his campaign for reelection meet-and-greet that hosted over 40 supporters on Friday.
Last week, Dennis Earl Elementary school was surprised to receive a visit from Turlock Firefighters. Although there was no fire or immediate threat to students, there was an equally important underlying mission tethered to their visit-defending a student who had been teased for wearing pink.
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