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Paradise fire destroyed this school principal’s home. Hughson High welcomes him.  Modesto Bee

The next principal at Hughson High School will come from Paradise, where he lost his home to the massive Camp Fire last year. Loren Lighthall will start his new ...



Paradise High School principal resigns, unable to find housing after Camp Fire  Sacramento Bee

The principal of Paradise High School says he is resigning because he was unable to secure housing after November's devastating Camp Fire destroyed more ...



Familiar – if slightly grayer – coach takes over Hughson High's football program  The Modesto Bee

Former Hughson High junior varsity and assistant football coach Shaun King is hired to lead the Huskies' program, taking over for Vince Brown. King is a ...



Hughson High teens teach frosh to live Life of a Husky  Modesto Bee

Hughson High teens are getting some help to make the most of their high school years. Life of a Husky aims to put performance strategies for top athletes to work ...



District Issues Statement on Hughson High School Hazing Scandal  FOX40

The Hughson School District released a new statement denying any allegations of sexual assault in a recent hazing scandal at Hughson High School.



Sight-challenged second-grader in Ceres gets learning tools from a surprising source  Modesto Bee

High school students in Ceres, CA made braille magnets for a sight-impaired second-grader.



The story behind the decorated almond tree at the corner of a Hughson orchard  Modesto Bee

An almond tree at the edge of an orchard south of Hughson has become a living, growing evolving symbol of a girl who died in a car crash when she was 16 in ...



Hazing report leads to investigation, suspensions in Hughson  Modesto Bee

An allegation of hazing at Hughson High has led to a law enforcement investigation and the suspension of several players from the school's football team.



Blending tech, traditional teaching helps kids hit stride in Newman-Crows Landing district  Modesto Bee

An adaptive tech program called Stride is a key tool in the blended learning approach taken in the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District.



What Modesto high school counselors have to say on scandal, college admissions  Modesto Bee

In the wake of the college admissions bribery and fraud scandal, Modesto, Ca, high school counselors say there are considerations far more important than ...



Hughson Football Players Suspended after Alleged Hazing Incident  FOX40

Some local high school students are in hot water after an alleged hazing incident.



Speakers share dark, important memories at Modesto High’s Day of Respect  Modesto Bee

Day of Respect, in its 20th year at Modesto High in California, brought more than 40 speakers into classrooms. They shared stories that encourage acceptance, ...



Half-day kindergarten long the norm. Why Modesto schools moving to keep kids all day  San Luis Obispo Tribune

Modesto City Schools hopes to convert to all-day kindergarten in the next school year. Ceres schools adopted the model 10 years ago.



Hughson Unified trustee Applegate resigns  Modesto Bee

Hughson Unified trustee Rick Applegate has given up his post after a second driving under the influence arrest, citing health problems.



Former Hughson High Football Player Speaks Out Against Sexual Assault Accusations  CBS Local

HUGHSON (CBS13) — Two Hughson High School football players are facing criminal charges, and tonight one of them insists he is innocent. The 17-year-old ...



Hughson High win ends 16-year Oakdale Academic Decathlon streak  Modesto Bee

Oakdale High ceded its long reign as Aca Dec champions to a second-year team from Hughson High.



Due to bad air from fires, all the activity at Stanislaus schools is inside  The Modesto Bee

Because of smoke from wildfires, public school districts in Stanislaus County are keeping students inside, on what Modesto City Schools calls a rainy day ...



Outside educators get a look at what makes Modesto High students AVID  The Modesto Bee

As a nationwide “demonstration school,” Modesto High School welcomed educators to see its AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program in ...



Hughson FFA member tops national job interview contest  Modesto Bee

You might want to hire this kid. Mark Borges, a senior at Hughson High School, won the job interview contest at the FFA's national convention in Louisville, Ky., ...



Modesto High will induct seven grads into Hall of Fame. One directed ‘Green Acres’  Modesto Bee

Modesto High School in Modesto, California, will induct seven alumni into its Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. They include television director Richard ...



Joyce M. Carlberg  The Turlock Journal

Joyce M. Carlberg passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at her home in Turlock, CA. She was 80 years old.



Small fire draws crews to Mark Twain Junior High in west Modesto  The Modesto Bee

Fire damaged a part of Mark Twain Junior High School in west Modesto, CA, on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018.



Never tell them the odds. Stanislaus students saluted for perseverance.  Modesto Bee

Twenty-three students from across Stanislaus County, California, were saluted Tuesday morning in downtown Modesto for overcoming major challenges and/or ...



Stanislaus State, MJC, other schools announce plans for week ahead  The Modesto Bee

Stanislaus State, Modesto Junior College and UC Merced announce plans about closures due to poor air quality from the Camp Fire. Modesto City Schools ...



Modesto luncheon lauds four women who worked hard to learn English, and two who help  Modesto Bee

The 20th annual Celebrate Literacy awards luncheon took place Friday in Modesto, honoring four adult English learners and two people who support the cause.



Holiday craft fairs will start popping up across the valley and Mother Lode regions  The Modesto Bee

Holiday craft fairs will start popping up across the valley and Mother Lode regions, the peddling of all things festive with numerous organizations, communities ...



At 40, Modesto school is just a baby compared to another with milestone this year  The Modesto Bee

Sure, it's had some work done, but Christine Sipherd Elementary School is looking fine at 40. Of course, children keep you young, and Sipherd currently has ...



Bonds will raise $131 million for Modesto schools. Who will oversee how it’s spent?  Modesto Bee

In November, voters gave Modesto City Schools approval to issue a whopping $131 million in bonds for renovations and improvements to elementary and ...



Davis High English immersion program lauded; will new board policy send it ‘backward’?  The Modesto Bee

A successful English immersion program for immigrant high schoolers in Modesto City Schools is restricted by a new district policy.



Most Hughson middle schoolers return to campus after bullying threat  Modesto Bee

A texted death threat to a Ross Middle School student kept more than a dozen Hughson students home Thursday, the day trouble was promised, but this week ...



MJC, Stanislaus State to sign ‘Warriors on the Way’ deal to ease students’ transfers  Modesto Bee

Modesto Junior College and California State University, Stanislaus, in Turlock, California are improving the path for students to transfer and earn undergraduate ...



Drivers not watching Modesto school bus find CHP watching them  The Modesto Bee

“When you're driving, you're kind of in your own world.” Not what a cop wants to hear from a driver pulled over for a violation. Because being in your own world is ...



Turlock ranks high in nation for students hoping to cover college costs with jobs  The Modesto Bee

A report issued in August 2018 says Turlock, CA, ranks sixth in the nation for the ability of university students to cover tuition with part-time jobs. Credit the ...



New MJC, Columbia labor contract eliminates upcoming strike  The Modesto Bee

Negotiators for the Yosemite Community College District and a faculty union agreed Sunday on terms of a new contract for instructors at Modesto Junior College ...



For-profit college chain is suddenly closing campuses in Salida and elsewhere  The Modesto Bee

Brightwood College in Salida is among more than 70 for-profit campuses whose closing was announced Wednesday by their parent company. The Sisk Road ...



Sudden closure of for-profit colleges in Salida and beyond leave questions  The Modesto Bee

Students at Brightwood College in Salida and more than 70 other for-profit campuses were left with questions Thursday about their sudden closures. The parent ...



Advocates urge lawmakers to pass bill to support migrant and refugee students  The Modesto Bee

Migrant education students face some of the toughest challenges in trying to finish high school.



New president selected for Modesto Junior College  Modesto Bee

James Houpis, dean of academic support and learning technologies at Skyline College in San Bruno, has accepted the offer to become president of Modesto ...



Professor of hip-hop is heading to Stanislaus State  Modesto Bee

For Black History Month, CSU Stanislaus in Turlock, California, welcomes Virginia professor of hip-hop A.D. Carson, presenting “This is the Next Time: ...



Modesto Junior College and Columbia faculty schedule two-day strike  The Modesto Bee

Faculty at Modesto Junior College and Columbia College, which are governed by the Yosemite Community College District, voted to go out on strike for two ...



Modesto taps Sacramento educator as next schools leader. Board member resigns.  Modesto Bee

A rising star from the Sacramento area is expected to be the next superintendent for the Modesto City Schools.



How does Stan State score in western college rankings? See how UC Merced fares, too  The Modesto Bee

The latest college rankings by U.S. News & World Report show the campus in Turlock is on the rise. California State University, Stanislaus, was 10th among 37 ...



Looks like Modesto Junior College classes will be canceled due to strike, after all  The Modesto Bee

With a two-day strike looming next week, the Yosemite Community College District and a faculty union released statements airing key bargaining issues in the ...



Applications for Modesto school board seat available Monday  The Modesto Bee

Application materials for the open spot on the Modesto City Schools Board of Education will be available starting Monday. The district intends to appoint a ...



MJC names finalists in second try at hiring president. You can meet them Tuesday  The Modesto Bee

Four finalists for Modesto Junior College president will meet the public at forums on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. They are Jerry Buckley, James Houpis, Brenda ...



What Stanislaus students plan to do about gun violence at schools  Modesto Bee

At a gathering Tuesday night to plan campus protests over school shootings and lack of gun control, Modesto students shared how the latest violence — 17 ...



Thousands of classes canceled as MJC, Columbia instructors walk off the job  The Modesto Bee

Professors refused to teach classes Tuesday at Modesto Junior College and Columbia College, launching a two-day strike to protest what they called unfair ...



YCCD, faculty resume talks. What’s it mean for threatened strike at MJC, Columbia?  The Modesto Bee

Negotiators for Yosemite Community College District and a faculty union held a daylong negotiating session, creating optimism that a labor impasse could be at ...



California's rural-urban divide blurs in crucial House race  High Country News

Water and immigration are key issues as Democrats seek to unseat an incumbent.



The crash at Beyer High was fake. The emotions of those watching the horror were real.  Modesto Bee

The DUI education program Every 15 Minutes, which starts with a staged crash and follows students to the morgue, hospitals and jail, visits Beyer High in ...



Rebuilding boom: School bonds seek to nail in gains  Modesto Bee

Proposition 51 asks Californians to commit $9 billion to build or refurbish schools, a hefty sum, but dwarfed by the $25.3 billion being sought in 183 local school ...



She has a 4.1 GPA. Why she and others could still be dropped from Modesto school  Modesto Bee

About 20 English learners at Davis High School are faced with attending adult school, because of a Modesto City Schools policy that advocates say is ...



Strike threat looms at MJC, Columbia College; district, faculty in contract standoff  The Modesto Bee

As two sides are deadlocked in a three-year unresolved labor negotiation, a possible strike is the buzz on campus at Modesto Junior College and Columbia ...



Enochs only Modesto high school to rank in US News best list ... at #2120  Modesto Bee

Ripon High in Ripon and Central Valley High in Ceres top this area's contenders in the U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools rankings. Enochs High, the ...



Body found near Ceres identified as Modesto woman; death classified as homicide  Modesto Bee

The body found burned near a field behind Central Valley High School in Ceres this week has been identified as that of a young Modesto mother. Lauren Grace ...



Next school walkout nears. Why Modesto administrators says its students are safe.  Modesto Bee

As some students prepared this week to walk out of school to demonstrate concerns over gun violence on campuses across the nation, administrators in ...



Patterson High program opening doors to distribution center jobs  Modesto Bee

With new facility, trucker training, Patterson JUSD has the state's first industry-grade supply chain and logistics program for high school students in Patterson, ...



Hughson poultry team tops nation  Modesto Bee

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.



More than half of California students miss English standard. Even more fail at math.  Modesto Bee

Just over half of California students failed to meet English standards based on spring 2017 standardized test results released Wednesday, a performance that ...



On Columbine anniversary, Modesto students again lift their voices to stop gun violence  Modesto Bee

Modesto students on Friday exercised their free-speech rights during the National School Walkout to call for gun control and other safety measures.



How girls are giving themselves a place in Modesto to grow stronger in STEM  The Modesto Bee

A STEM center for Girl Scouts is being built in Modesto. And, using GIRL (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk taker, Leader) power, the youth are doing a lot of the work.



Pencils down: Schools moving to tech on every desk  Modesto Bee

While stacks of lined paper still fill classroom cubbies and hardbacks still line the library shelves, schools' shift to digital platforms is happening as fast as new ...



Waterford High earns state’s Gold Ribbon  Modesto Bee

Waterford High is flying a second banner on its flag pole, one reserved for the gold standard of California high schools. Waterford and Mariposa High were the ...



Bonds in the bank, Turlock Unified weighs many building needs  Modesto Bee

Turlock Unified trustees toured campuses expected to get safety updates and facility upgrades under two school bonds passed in November. No longer just a ...



Stanislaus State to add 4-year teaching credential program  Modesto Bee

California State University, Stanislaus, will use a $240,127 grant to add a combined bachelor's degree and teaching credential program designed to scoot out ...



Heart attacks, broken back and more couldn't keep dad, daughter from graduating together  The Modesto Bee

Heart attacks and a broken back were among the obstacles that couldn't prevent a Modesto father and daughter from earning their degrees together at CSU ...



Teacher for whom Empire’s Stroud Elementary was named dies  Modesto Bee

Alice N. Stroud, for whom Alice N. Stroud Elementary School is named in the Empire Union School District, died after a long illness Thursday in Modesto at the ...



'We just want to survive in this country.' Refugees fight to attend school in Modesto  Modesto Bee

Two refugee students from Afghanistan recently were denied enrollment at Davis High School after trying to transfer from Turlock's Pitman High.



UPDATE: There was a rumor of 'potential threat' at Gregori High. Authorities determine it's 'NOT credible'  Modesto Bee

A rumor of a "potential threat" at Gregori High School that began on social media has been determined to be 'NOT credible' by the Stanislaus County Sheriff's ...



Modesto City Schools ready to vote on final map for trustee areas  Modesto Bee

Modesto City Schools trustees will meet at 6 p.m. Monday to consider the long-awaited split into voting areas. The timing will allow the district to hold its first ...



Water and Immigration Are Key Issues in Crucial California House Race  News Deeply

California's rural-urban divide figures prominently in an important midterm race for the U.S. House of Representatives, where Democratic challenger Josh ...



A new car? A new cell phone policy? Stanislaus County students head back to school amid changes  Modesto Bee

A new academy, perfect attendance contest and amended cell phone rules are among the things greeting students returning to schools in the Modesto area this ...



Update: Modesto City Schools devices to remain on lockdown until at least Thursday  Modesto Bee

A computer virus discovered earlier this week put Modesto City Schools-issued devices on lockdown until at least Thursday, a district official said.



Release of 2016 grad rates show Modesto high schools improving  Modesto Bee

California released graduation rates for 2016 Tuesday, just weeks ahead of the Class of 2017 marching across the field. The results show big improvements for ...



Update: Modesto City Schools staff, staff can use their devices again  Modesto Bee

Students and staff were given the OK late Thursday afternoon to use their Modesto City Schools-issued devices, authorities said.



Sylvan Elementary picks up STEAM heading into 2017-18  Modesto Bee

Small school gets makeover for 2017-18 as academy focused on science, technology, engineering, arts and math in Sylvan Union School District in north ...



Davis High “death” gives students expertise on crime scenes  Modesto Bee

The dead guy at Davis High school in Modesto, CA, Thursday morning was a real dummy. But the mannequin provided criminal justice classes at the school a ...



Modesto trustee split finalized – west side will wait  Modesto Bee

Modesto City Schools' split to trustee areas cleared its last hurdle in time for voters in the north, central and east areas of Modesto's sprawling high school district ...



Ceres kids take Farm to Factory Tour  Modesto Bee

High schoolers and third-graders from around Ceres checked out small animals and tractors, robots and 3-D printers in the Farm to Factory Tour 2017 on Friday ...



Ceres High manufacturing, Johansen ag academies tops in state  Modesto Bee

Career-focused programs at Ceres High and Johansen High in Modesto will take a bow March 7, receiving awards as Distinguished California Partnership ...



Measure F would change Modesto city charter on school elections  Modesto Bee

A first step in switching to by-area elections for Modesto City Schools is on the June 7 ballot, a move school district lawyers say is needed to comply with the ...



Man's apparent suicide, Facebook posts haunt loved ones in Modesto, Calif.  McClatchy Washington Bureau

HUGHSON -- A note posted Christmas night on Facebook, a space normally reserved for joyous greetings and everyday chitchat, serves as the final goodbye of ...



Beyer High Patriots march for diplomas as graduation days kick off  Modesto Bee

Beyer High Patriots march across the graduation stage at Modesto Junior College stadium. Balloons, bouquets and mortar boards will be all around this week as ...



Enochs, Davis high among schools getting new principals in 2017-18  Modesto Bee

Enochs' Deb Rowe, 2017 state principal of the year, is leaving Modesto City Schools. Davis Principal Mike Rich heads to the district office.



Modesto-area state schools rankings show good, bad  Modesto Bee

From the best of the best to the worst of the worse, California released its statewide ranking of public schools Thursday.



Bullied Modesto teen thrown to the ground. A dozen others watched. Some caught the incident on video.  Modesto Bee

In a Modesto video posted to social media, a boy is surrounded by a dozen or so larger teens, some threatening and jeering, others with cellphones up following ...



Best high schools for all types of kids rated by U.S. News  Modesto Bee

High schools got graded this week, a national rating done by U.S. News & World Report. The rankings skewed toward schools whose low-income students did ...



Modesto City Schools chooses Map 3 to divide voter areas  Modesto Bee

The Modesto City Schools board on Monday divided the district's large high school territory into seven trustee areas. The change to electing seats by ...



How students' new tool opens doors to algae tests, blood work and Vulcan ears  Modesto Bee

Enochs High School's Forensic Biotechnology Program now has a 3-D bioprinter, rarely found at the high school level.



Prescott students show their strength in PE open house  Modesto Bee

At a recent open house, Prescott Junior High School students showcased their rigorous physical education. In the early 1970s, new PE teacher Mark Wilson, ...



Modesto City Schools releases draft maps for trustee areas  Modesto Bee

Modesto City Schools has released draft maps showing four versions of how the dual district might divide into seven trustee areas. It will take public comment on ...



Denair Unified School District's bond rating falls  Modesto Bee

In another blow to the financial standing of the Denair Unified School District, Standard & Poors this month downgraded its bond rating to BBB, just two notches ...



Modesto City Schools rebuked for acts in teachers union battle  Modesto Bee

Two years after the fact, Modesto City Schools has been cited as violating employee rights during the Modesto Teachers Association battle with its state affiliate, ...



Eisenhut second-graders read their way to cocoa, s’more reading  Modesto Bee

Stacy Jensen's class earned a pajama party by reading 1000 books, reveling Friday in flannel, fuzzy stuffed friends and reading for fun.



Mother of teen who died by suicide files lawsuit against Modesto City Schools  Modesto Bee

The mother of a Beyer High teen who took her own life in 2015 has filed a civil rights lawsuit in federal court against Modesto City Schools, demanding they ...



Small Knights Ferry School wins state’s Gold Ribbon honor  Modesto Bee

Knights Ferry School brought home the gold, the only school in Stanislaus County named a 2016 California Gold Ribbon School. The award is given to ...



Historic Vernalis school readying kids for life  Modesto Bee

Patterson Unified campus in Vernalis now offers a farm and garden helping young adults with special needs learn vocational and life skills. It also will host ...



Modesto City Schools first in county to start classes  Modesto Bee

Modesto City Schools students on Monday became the first to say goodbye to summer break and hello to teachers. In kindergarten classes, songs were sung, ...



Modesto schools in need of $1 billion in repairs, upgrades  Modesto Bee

A detailed look at bringing every campus up to grade lays out roughly $1 billion in fixes and improvements recommended for Modesto City Schools sites.



Three candidates vying to represent south Modesto on school board  Modesto Bee

After much debate this year, school board members agreed to put Area 7 on the Modesto City Schools ballot in November. Three candidates are competing for ...



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