MODESTO STUDENTS SEEK PUBLIC INPUT
Modesto City Schools high school students will host a meeting to gather public input on priorities for school spending in 2015-16. Student representatives from the district’s Inter-High Council and Local Control Accountability Plan Advisory Group will lead the meeting, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Downey High School, Room 1, 1000 Coffee Road.
MODESTO, HICKMAN WIN SCIENCE OLYMPIAD
Modesto High’s Crimson Team took top honors at the Science Olympiad held Saturday at Modesto Junior College. Hickman Charter School’s Red Team took first in the junior high division. The Enochs High Gold Team, Beyer High Blue Team and Modesto High Black Team won second, third and fourth places, giving Modesto City Schools a clean sweep of the top tier. In the younger group, Blaker-Kinser Junior High in Ceres, La Loma Junior High Green Team of Modesto and Ustach Middle School Black Team of the Sylvan district in north Modesto took second, third and fourth. Because only one team per school may advance to the state finals, fifth-place Central Catholic High School will take the second MHS team’s place at the state Science Olympiad, at California State University, Stanislaus.
MUSTANGS, BURROSUP FOR ADOPTION
A Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse and Burro Adoption will be held at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds, 101 Frogtown Road, Angels Camp, on Saturday and Sunday. The BLM will offer 40 wild horses, from yearlings to 4-year-olds, and 10 burros. Gates will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Adoptions begin with an hour of silent bidding at 9 a.m. Saturday. Animals not taken during bidding will be available for $125.