The Modesto Metro Conference Challenged Athletics games celebrated its 38th year with great fanfare and spirit Thursday. The home team won the meet, and the championship, but the cheering went on and on for everyone.
Modesto high schools are competing for a good cause: a Thanksgiving food drive. The Inter High Council is staging Food for Flicks, a students-only movie night at Enochs High, where the price of admission is canned food.
First Lego League teams will go toe to toe – or, more accurately, wheel to wheel – Saturday at Beyer High. Robots made by fourth- through eighth-graders will compete, while Beyer Robotics Boosters will raise funds to help the high school team enter contests of its own.
Modesto high schoolers brought home the gold from the National High School Journalism Convention. Downey High’s news magazine team, Gregori High’s broadcasters and Enochs High yearbook students were all unpacking trophies last week after returning from Washington D.C.
The dream of a retired California State University, Stanislaus biology professor to send every Turlock schoolchild to see the ocean and learn about sealife is at least partially coming true. Donations from retired educators will send 15 classes from five schools to Monterey this school year, to explore the aquarium and count sand crabs on the beach.
Here are five top takeaways from a conference for education writers about state testing coming this spring, including complaints about too many tests, how to use tests to improve learning and the furor over tying teacher evaluations to test scores.
Stanislaus County was the first county in the nation to offer a gold seal for students proficient in another language through its Office of Education. Now in its fourth year, the Seal of Multilingual Proficiency program recognized 154 students this year, including a Turlock High senior who speaks three languages.
The cool quotient of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos may not make sense to grown-ups, but it factors into the draw, the till and the bigger picture for young teens at Modesto Christian School, who are parsing out profits for good deeds.
With the passage of a law aimed at protecting students with severe allergies, all schools in California will be required to stock at least one epinephrine injector that is prescribed to the school or district, rather than a specific person, and to train at least one staff member on how to use it.
The nation’s best young judges of poultry this year came from Hughson High School – experts on what makes a good egg or turkey breast or chicken patty. The four-person team placed first among 38 at the national convention of Future Farmers of America, held last month in Louisville, Kentucky.
Two members of the Modesto Junior College speech and debate team have qualified for the prestigious National Individual Events Tournament, the first time in a decade the college has sent anyone to this event.
Mark Twain Junior High School students stepped up to help fifth- and sixth-graders learn science, and one day those younger kids may be helping the little guys, through a program that pairs lab lessons with leadership.
See the stars in the sky and on the ceiling on Friday at Modesto Junior College’s Science Community Center on West Campus. Telescope Night will be offered in the roof observatory by the MJC Astronomy Club, with planetarium shows by the Great Valley Museum available downstairs.