As the Denair Unified School District continues to work toward healing the relationship between the teachers association and district leadership, evident by a recent deal struck between the two after over a year of negotiations, there is a new key factor that will serve as an agent of even more change in the 'new Denair' : Aaron Rosander.
Thriving in school requires more than academic success: It takes mental, physical and emotional wellness to succeed inside and outside of the classroom, and California State University, Stanislaus students are benefiting from wellness resources on campus that aim to help each student do their personal best.
Modesto Junior College received some good news recently as the college was removed from probation status and was reaffirmed accreditation from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.
Turlock Unified School District is undergoing transition as it implements a new state funding practice, the Local Control Funding Formula, which places more spending control in the hands of the local districts and is based on specific considerations such as increasing resources for students with greater need, specifically low-income students, English learners, and foster youth.
Local community members still have time to vote for Walnut Elementary in the Scotties Trees Rock video competition to help the elementary school increase its chances for a shot at the $10,000 grand prize. Having recently dropped from first to second place among 12 national contestants, Walnut Elementary needs the community to support by logging onto www.scottiestreesrock.com and voting for Walnut's third grade classes video titled "Hug a Tree."
Growing accustomed to college life is a challenge all students face, but returning to school after serving in the armed forces makes the transition even more difficult. Female veterans oftentimes face different challenges than their male counterparts and California State University, Stanislaus aims to accommodate these women upon their return to civilian life through a Women Warrior Wellness Conference.
School homecomings are a way to ignite school spirit, celebrate accomplishments and entice some friendly competition among students. California State University, Stanislaus celebrated their annual homecoming tradition this week by hosting a series of weeklong events including a dance, music video compilations, a parade and of course, the annual homecoming rally.
The Stanislaus County is a hub for manufacturing and distribution facilities and Modesto Junior College is producing job-ready employees through their new course offerings which provide students certification in warehouse operations.
It is trendy to reuse and repurpose materials, but local student Shilin Patel is recycling in a new way. He is donating his favorite childhood toy, Legos, and his time to host local Lego Days for children in the area.
In a culmination of the Catholic Schools Week in which the theme was "Catholic Schools: Communities of faith, knowledge and service," Sacred Heart Catholic School hosted a Friends and Family day on Friday. Parents attended to watch students from each grade sing songs in tribute to the Beatles, mainly spearheaded by Sacred Heart Music Director Tom Oakley, and a reception followed. Other events during the week included an all-school jogathon, student appreciation day and an 8th grade versus alumni baseball game.
The month of January marks the time for the President of the United States to publicly state a charted direction for the country through his State of the Union address. It is also a time for the Chancellor of the California State University system to communicate his vision and goals for the 23 universities that serve as a backbone of education in California.
Although Oddmund Myhre has only been recently appointed to the position of Dean of the College of Education, Kinesiology and Social Work at California State University, Stanislaus, the new title does not strike him as unfamiliar.
Although the beginning of summer vacation is welcomed by students throughout Turlock Unified School District, it also consequently marks the beginning of months of food insecurity for many students who consider the campus cafeteria as their only source for a nutritious meal.