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DHS named highest performing small school in decathlon

Despite its relatively smaller size, Denair High School definitely left an impression as it triumphed over larger competitors at the 35th Annual Stanislaus County Academic Decathlon last week.

February 12, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Parents weigh in on Osborn expansion options

The Turlock Unified School District's goal this month is to collect parent and community feedback about possible solutions to the overcrowding problem at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy. District staff received plenty of comments, questions - and criticisms - at its first two public forums held at Osborn on Monday and Wakefield on Tuesday, and there's still one more forum scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday at Dutcher Middle School.

February 10, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Creating 'minds that will innovate'

California State University, Stanislaus mathematics professor Dr. Viji Sundar has a mission: stimulate the next generation of problem solvers.

February 10, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Local dairy designates Hilmar Colony 4-H as recipient of $2,500

The Hilmar Colony 4-H Monday night meeting was a special one as the local chapter received $2,500 on behalf of the Martins Brothers Dairy furnished through the Monsanto Fund.

February 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Grant to help University better prepare future teachers

For California State University, Stanislaus interim dean of College Education Oddmund Myhre, one year of teacher preparation is not enough.

February 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Music festival to showcase student talent

For many, Turlock Unified School District and Turlock Education Foundation's annual Festival on the Green is much more than the average school fair.

February 06, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Osborn expansion topic of upcoming public forums

A number of community forums next week will address eight proposals regarding the expansion of Turlock Unified School District's Dual Immersion Program at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy - one of which faced backlash at a public discussion in January.

February 06, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSU Stanislaus fraternity under investigation for hazing

For sophomore Julian Alvarez, joining Omega Delta Phi at California State University, Stanislaus took a dark turn when the normal initiation process he expected turned into a hazing nightmare.

February 06, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


University event to bring out the scientist in everyone

With an itinerary boasting electric orbs, tortoises, and zombie apocalypse preparedness, California State University Stanislaus' Fourth Annual Science Day is guaranteed to have something for everyone.

February 05, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


UC Merced receives $100K grant from Wells Fargo

A generous grant from Wells Fargo will go towards funding University of California, Merced students' efforts to devise technological solutions to water, energy, and food issues pertinent to the Central Valley.

February 05, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


ROP, CTE funds to expire, TUSD applies for grant funding

With Regional Occupational Program and Career Technical Education funding expiring at the end of the academic year, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees took action on Tuesday to apply for grant funding through the California Career Pathways Trust.

February 05, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


More locally-grown produce coming to Turlock schools

Healthy school meals comprised of fresh, locally grown products are now more affordable thanks to California's participation in United States Department of Agriculture's Pilot Project for Procurement of Unprocessed Fruits and Vegetables.

February 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Local student to attend national ag forum

California State University, Stanislaus student Petros Maskal will join 19 other university juniors and seniors at the United States Department of Agriculture's 2015 Agricultural Outlook Forum titled "Smart Agriculture in the 21st Century" as part of the Student Diversity Program.

February 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


School district could start charging nonprofits for use of facilities

Although the first readings of the Turlock Unified School District Board Policy updates do not usually merit in-depth explanation, a potential change that would charge outside groups for the usage of school facilities warranted a discussion on Tuesday.

February 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Osborn health tech moves on to state Employee of the Year competition

For students, parents and staff at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy, it comes as no surprise that health technician Alicia Miranda has been selected to represent Stanislaus County in the California Classified Employee of the Year program.

January 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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School district plans for track renovations at Turlock, Pitman high schools

Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees committed $1 million during their last meeting for anticipated improvements to both the Pitman High School track and ...

May 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Turlock student places in top five at state spelling bee

Alisha Chakravarty isn't your average sixth grader. When the rest of her family is watching movies, she would rather write an essay, and even ...

May 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


On Track program prepares graduates for bright futures

Four special education students in the Turlock Unified School District's On Track Transitions Program walked the stage at Wednesday morning's graduation ceremony, concluding ...

May 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


MJC Irrigation Technology Program celebrates industry placements and first graduates

The Irrigation Technology Program at Modesto Junior College marked a milestone on April 28, as the first graduates participated in the Commencement Ceremony. Upon completion ...

May 18, 2017 | | Education


Stanislaus Military Academy instructor named Teacher of the Year

Stanislaus Military Academy's Ron Kunnen may be relatively new to the education field - he's only been teaching for five years - but he's ...

May 16, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


A dream fulfilled: Connie Valverde set to graduate from Turlock Adult School

As a teenager growing up in the 1960s, Connie Valverde had dreams of earning an education, starting a family and making a life for herself ...

May 16, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Education


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