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Panel Discussion Highlights Free Speech, Hate Speech

The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project (CEP) invites the community to Free Speech and Hate Speech: A Panel Discussion with Experts on Thursday, March 1 at 7 p.m. in Forum 110 on East Campus, 435 College Ave., Modesto. The free event is part of the CEP Spring Film and Lecture Series. Campus parking is available for $2 in student parking lots.

February 27, 2018 | | Education

Principally Speaking

At Escalon Unified School District, we strive to educate the whole student. Yes, reading, writing, and math are still a primary focus in our classrooms, but we like to look at other positive influences we can have in our student's lives. At Farmington Elementary, we care for our students by providing them a vigorous education, loving and supportive staff, and character building activities.

February 07, 2018 | By DAWN WEBSTER Principal, Farmington Elementary | Education

California Observing School Choice Week Through Jan. 27

The California State Senate issued a proclamation recognizing Jan. 21 through Jan. 27 as California School Choice Week. Dozens of governors and hundreds of city and county leaders nationwide have issued similar proclamations.

January 24, 2018 | | Education


Members of the Escalon PIT, Peer Interaction Team, gathered recently to mark the end of the school year. This was the group's last outside of the classroom activity for the year. They traveled to The Olive Garden on Saturday, May 27 for the end of the year "PIT Prom." Along with being fun, attendees said the event allowed PIT members to get to know each other outside of school and on a more personal level.

June 07, 2017 | | Education

School District Seeking Input On Communication

Striving to improve the communication between school and community, the Escalon Unified School District is once again offering a survey on the district website.

May 03, 2017 | Marg Jackson | Education

May, Valencia Recognized As EHS Students Of Month

A pair of Escalon High School seniors was recently recognized as the Students of the Month, with Moriah May and Mary Valencia selected for the honors.

December 14, 2016 | | Education


Escalon High School counselor Alina James, left, was one of a number of presenters that provided information to students and parents in a Thursday evening 'College Night' program offered at the high school. Several colleges and universities were represented; James was providing info on Stanislaus State for prospective attendees.

October 05, 2016 | | Education

College Financial Aid Info Meeting Scheduled

Modesto Junior College is offering a 'Cash for College Night' for high school seniors and recent graduates. The workshop is set for today, Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 3:30 p.m. in the Center for Advanced Technologies, Room 113, on East Campus, 435 College Ave., Modesto.

October 05, 2016 | | Education

Dent, Farmington School Staffs Celebrate Gilham

A long-tenured teacher with the Escalon Unified School District, Sylvia Gilham will be feted at a retirement party this week.

May 11, 2016 | | Education

MJC Hosts Second New Student Day

Modesto Junior College will host the second New Student Day event for the year on Saturday, May 21 at 8 a.m. on East Campus, 435 College Ave., Modesto. Students will meet in the Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center. Attendance and campus parking are free.

May 11, 2016 | | Education

Trio Of EHS Juniors Named Top Students

Escalon High School, in cooperation with the Escalon Sunrise Rotary Club, has announced the latest Student of the Month selections. Juniors Brooklyn Berry, Kayleigh Inman and Danielle Lawrence were recently honored with the award.

March 23, 2016 | | Education

FFA Field Day Season Off To A Great Start

On Saturday, March 5, 2016, Escalon FFA members traveled to the University of California, Davis to compete in the UC Davis Field Day. For many Escalon FFA team members, UC Davis kicked off the competition season. After months and months of studying and practicing, they were finally able to test their knowledge and compete against other teams from all over the state. Career development events range anywhere from driving farm equipment in the Farm Power Contest to judging livestock in the Livestock Judging Contest to working on computers in the Computer Applications Contest to conducting experiments in Agriscience Research.

March 16, 2016 | By CASSIDY LEY-HAN Escalon FFA Reporter | Education

State Degrees Presented To Escalon FFA Members

Tuesday March 8, fifteen Escalon FFA members were awarded the Golden State FFA Degree, which is the highest degree awarded by the State FFA Association. Members earn the award from having completed at least two years of work on their supervised agriculture experience. The requirements to earn the degree include an income and investment of a least $1500, 500 hours spent on the project, five FFA chapter-level activities, five FFA activities above the chapter level such as conferences and contests, and twenty-five hours of community service. The award ceremony was hosted at the Sheldon High School Performing Arts Center by ...

March 16, 2016 | By CASSIDY LEY-HAN Escalon FFA Reporter | Education

Principally Speaking

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March 09, 2016 | | Education

Making The Most Of College Financial Aid

What do parents of toddlers and parents of high school students have in common? Both worry about paying for college. With the constantly rising costs of higher education, financial aid becomes more important than ever for making the dream of a college education possible. So if you're interested in receiving financial aid, where should you start?

February 03, 2016 | | Education

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