Traffic problems by two Ceres schools have prompted the city of Ceres to seek a grant for street improvements along East Whitmore Avenue. A community forum Feb. 3 at Cesar Chavez Junior High will gather neighborhood input and ideas, as required for the Safe Routes to School grant application. Ceres Partnership for Healthy Children will host the forum.
The makeover of the Modesto Junior College North Hall should be done this spring, according to an annual report marking a decade since passage of the Yosemite Community College District’s Measure E bond.
On a dance floor filled with shuffling clumps of self-conscious teenagers, they were easy to spot. They were the ones having fun. The small crowd of merrymakers arrived in one van with Beyer High PALS volunteer Katarina Argandar, joining other Beyer Patriots at the school’s Winter Formal on Saturday night.
Damaris Esquivel is an Enochs High School student working hard to make her dreams of college and a law career a reality. And she is helping other undocumented students find the help they need to get a college education.
Modesto City Schools will move ahead with forming an eight-member security team by fall to patrol its high schools and see that its junior high students get home safely. The proposal passed with a unanimous vote of the Modesto City Schools board Tuesday night.
Students and their parents are invited to attend a free workshop Thursday evening at Modesto High School, where they can learn about scholarships, college loans and federal programs designed to protect undocumented immigrants avoid deportation.
“Dancing Scientist” Jeffrey Vinokur, of daytime talk-show fame, gives a science lesson with “wow” factor to Franklin Elementary School students for the last of four shows highlighting whiz-bang chemical reactions in Modesto.
School districts are busy gathering community input for a second year of budgeting tied to local priorities. Last week, the state Legislative Analyst’s Office released a report with some well-deserved criticisms of the way the state form lays out the information.
The future looks bright for urban farming, full of skyscrapers laden with veggies and smog-free renewable energy. Such options sit just a tantalizing moment away for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade Future City planners competing at the Northern California championship Saturday at California State University, Stanislaus.
At a special meeting Thursday night, the Denair Unified School District board is expected to hire Storer Transportation Services of Modesto on a full-time basis to supply its bus drivers. Storer has been doing the job on an emergency basis since the first of the year.