Oakdale High Senior Lauren Watson isn't afraid to dream. The 18-year-old, however, knows that to dream is not enough. To achieve one's dreams you must work and not just a little, one must work hard to achieve their dreams.
Oakdale Junior High Pentathlon team members recently participated in the 12th Annual Stanislaus County Academic Pentathlon, marking its second year at the County competition. Four teammates returned to Oakdale with medals in the following categories (front to back): Magnolia Ferguson-Rice, Scholastic Bronze in Fine Arts; Jessica Garcia, Honors Fourth in Fine Arts; Cael Black, Honors Fifth in Essay and Language Literature; John Creech, Varsity Bronze Speech, Varsity Fourth Science and Varsity Fourth Mathematics.
Chairs remained empty, as Magnolia Elementary students took cover from the rain under the E-Z Ups on Friday during the school's Annual Ag Day event. Ferrier Joe Terra spoke with Melissa Clark's third grade class on the art and livelihood of horse shoeing, while some students braved the rain to give roping a whirl. Second grade teacher Heather Ellis and her students observed the demonstration presented by Redline K-9.
Young athletes representing 26 local junior high and middle schools are preparing to compete at the 69th Annual Harold Pope Junior Relays on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Modesto Junior College Track & Field. Sponsored by the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE), Education Foundation of Stanislaus County and Sutter Health, the public is invited to attend. Admission and parking are free.
Valley Charter High School's (VCHS) Open House is slated for Thursday, April 28 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the school (108 Campus Way, Modesto). The open house is an opportunity for all parents and prospective students to learn more about the school and its collaboration with Modesto Junior College. The award-winning VCHS program, recipient of the 2015 California Gold Ribbon and multiple national honors, includes college-preparatory academic programs for all students and outstanding Early College, choir, robotics, leadership and club opportunities.
The Modesto Rotary Club and the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) will honor the 2016 Stanislaus County Teacher of the Year Finalists and announce the selection of four as 2016 Stanislaus County Teachers of the Year at a Rotary luncheon on May 3 at the DoubleTree Hotel at noon. The four selected as Teachers of the Year will each receive a $1,000 cash award from the Modesto Rotary Club Foundation and a $700 Nasco gift card. Mocse Credit Union also sponsors the event and provides funding for the awards, decorations and lunch for the student entertainers.
Stanislaus County junior high school students are gearing up for the 12th Annual Stanislaus County Academic Pentathlon. Approximately 150 students are slated to participate in the one-day series of tests, speeches and essays. The public is invited to attend the culminating event, the Super Quiz and Awards Presentation, on Saturday, April 30 at Prescott Junior High School, 2243 West Rumble Road, Modesto. There is no charge for admission. The Super Quiz will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Awards Ceremony will begin at 2 p.m.