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Prescott Junior High PE program stars in documentary

North Modesto tweens get an old-style boot camp, complete with annual mud run, promoted by the late President John F. Kennedy. In a documentary coming out in August, filmmaker Doug Orchard puts forward a case that mental acuity and physical fitness go hand in hand, and Prescott is the only school in the nation that still gets that.

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Fun in the mud in Modesto

Students at Prescott Junior High were cheered on by classmates as they did an obstacle course and mud run on May 17 on the Modesto campus. Deke Farrow/jfarrow@modbee.com

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Waterford High earns state’s Gold Ribbon

Waterford High is flying a second banner on its flag pole, one reserved for the gold standard of California high schools. Waterford and Mariposa High were the only campuses in this region to be named 2017 California Gold Ribbon Schools.

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Hughson schools get Googly

Hughson Unified has embraced the Google eco-system, with teachers leading the way. Ross Middle School Principal Ryan Smith says the tech just assists with teaching and brings the school together. (Nan Austin/naustin@modbee.com)

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