Focus on Education (4/02/14)

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WILD WILD WEST FESTIVAL

The Freedom Elementary School PTA is putting on its Wild Wild West festival from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday. There will be a teachers jail, dress-up contest and talent show. Vendors with spring-break activities will have information booths. Entry is free, but there will be a charge for carnival games. Food will be available from food trucks. The event will be at the campus, 2101 Fine Ave., Modesto.

MATH CONFERENCE FOR TEACHERS

The Central California Math Project will hold its 14th annual conference from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Demergasso-Bava Hall at California State University, Stanislaus, in Turlock. Cost is $35, free to college students, and includes lunch and materials. The conference covers current issues in mathematics and professional development for K-12 math teachers. Register at http://tinyurl.com/CCMP-ConfReg-2014. For more, contact Heather Coughlin at (209) 557-3444 or hcoughlin@csustan.edu.

ADVANCEPATH GRADUATES 500TH STUDENT

Tarik el Amin is the 500th graduate of Beyer High’s AdvancePath Academy. The school gives students who need to make up courses an online, individually tailored route to graduation. The academy is full, with a waiting list, said lead teacher Terri Salaiz. Student Daniel Darner has posted a rap about the school at https://soundcloud.com/advancepath/advancepath-academy. It ends with, “Don’t worry, mom, I’m gettin’ it done. You’ll see me cross the stage and say, ‘That’s my son.’ ”

MATH CAMP FOR KIDS COMING UP

Spring Math Camp will be offered from 2 to 4 p.m. April 21-25 for students in second through fifth grades at Demergasso-Bava Hall at California State University, Stanislaus, in Turlock. Cost is $25. Register by April 17 at https://commerce.cashnet.com/csustanuaspcce.

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