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New programs aim to increase graduation rates

New programs aim to increase graduation rates

While high school graduation rates appear to be up in the Central Valley, Stanislaus and San Joaquin schools are determined to increase them further by implementing valuable programs to help keep kids in school.

Slated to roll out this month, Come Back Kids — a new charter school run by the Stanislaus County Office of Education — was specifically designed to address the academic needs of students 16 through 23 who are at risk of not completing high school or who have already dropped out.

Early literacy seen as key to success

Early literacy seen as key to success

Several San Joaquin County service groups and nonprofit organizations partnered with the Family Literacy Project this summer to promote the importance of reading in a child’s early development.

Acacia Community Charter School Location/Up Coming Events

Acacia Community Charter School Location/Up Coming Events

We are pleased to announce the temporary location of your new school in Stockton while the permanent location gets beautified… 703 E. Swain Rd . Our first day at the site will be August 1st.

If you haven't enroll your child yet, you can call, 209-462-2707, to check if there's still room in specific grades. While some grades have a waiting list, others have limited space. If you have already summited the registration packet but you have not received an acceptance letter, please call the school.

On August 1st at 6 p.m., we will have our town hall meeting at the new location 703 E. Swain Rd. It's very important that you attend this meeting, so you can voice your opinion about uniforms. Based on the outcome of this meeting, we will make the decision regarding the uniforms. 

Other important dates: 

Family BBQ Day August 10th 

Open House August 14th 

School Starts August 19th 

 

 

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Python Ron at the Stanislaus County Library

Python Ron at the Stanislaus County Library

“Python Ron” McGee brings members of the reptile kingdom to the Stanislaus County Library this July! During these special library visits, live reptiles will be showcased and children will have the opportunity to learn about different reptilian species. Children are sure to have a creepy, crawly good time!  Listed below are locations, dates, and times for Python Ron performances.

WEEKLY CHALLENGE: EAT LOCAL!

WEEKLY CHALLENGE: EAT LOCAL!
2013 Weekly Challenge #24: Eat Local! You hear it all the time: Eat Local! But why?

Here are 8 reasons to eat local foods (taken from about.com):

1. Local Foods Are Fresher (and Taste Better)

WEEKLY CHALLENGE: The POWER of Encouragement!

WEEKLY CHALLENGE: The POWER of Encouragement!
2013 Weekly Challenge #23: The Power of Encouragement G. K. Chesterton, an English journalist, once wrote, “The really great person is the person who makes every person feel great.”