LEARN ABOUT FINANCIAL AID FOR COLLEGE
High school seniors can find out about getting financial aid for college at an information night from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the Downey High auditorium, 1000 Coffee Road. Modesto City Schools is presenting the evening for seniors planning to attend a junior college, four-year university or technical school, as well as their parents. The event is free and includes help in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as the FAFSA. There will be information about finding and qualifying for other scholarships. For more information, please call Jorge Perez at (209) 569-2873 or Madie Herrera at (209) 569-2814, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
IB PROGRAM TO HOLD INFO NIGHTS
The Modesto High International Baccalaureate program will hold an information night at 7 p.m. Thursday in the campus library. There also will be information nights in the library at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 and Feb. 12. For more information, call IB Coordinator Leilani Johnson at (209) 569-2705.
MANTECA SCHOOL TO HOLD OPEN HOUSE
Manteca Unified’s junior- and senior-only high school, be.tech, will hold a dessert event and open house at 7 p.m. Thursday to celebrate National School Choice Week 2014. Tours of the facilities will be offered. A district charter school, be.tech randomly selects students who are juniors and seniors in high school for project-based learning to help with entry into the workforce. For more information about the school, visit www.mantecausd.net.
COIN DRIVES IN TURLOCK FOR CAMP TAYLOR
Turlock schools are collecting coins for Camp Taylor, hoping to send 30 children with heart disease to the camp this summer. Students raising at least $30 will be entered in a raffle to meet 49ers quarterback and Pitman High graduate Colin Kaepernick at the camp, said camp founder Kimberlie Gamino. This week, several schools are holding kickoff assemblies for the drives. The “Coins 4 Kap’s Heart Warriors” fundraiser will include T-shirts with Kaepernick’s number, 7, and $2 caps for Kap’s campers. The goal of $24,000 would pay expenses for 30 youngsters to go to the special camp, adapted for the needs of heart patients.