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TUSD students raise $27k for children with heart disease

Thirty children will have the opportunity to attend a summer session of Camp Taylor, a camp for children with heart disease, thanks to the efforts of the Turlock Unified School District students who raised $27,400 through a coin drive.

February 25, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Olympic inspiration

Denair Academic Avenues charter school students were treated to an inspirational morning assembly on Friday as local Olympian Ali Cox spoke about her experience rowing in the 2004 Summer Olympics. A silver medalist in the 2004 Olympics in Athens, and a gold medal world champion among other accomplishments, Cox stressed the four key elements to her success to the students: setting goals, working hard, being a good teammate, as well as being focused and prepared. Cox chose four excited students to wear her memorabilia from the significant rowing years of her career, from her time at the University of San ...

February 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Evolving Education: Online college courses require attention for the future

First it was chalkboards, then it was white boards and now it is online message boards. The face of education is changing.

February 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Walnut Elementary wins $10,000 through national competition

Money doesn't grow on trees, but it can be won with them.

February 20, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


National FFA Week highlights local ag industry

High school students of the local chapters of the Future Farmers of America contribute year round to the agriculture industry in their community, but once a year there is a special time to highlight these students' efforts: National FFA week.

February 20, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


THS students well-tuned for musical future

It all started with the flute for Martín Acosta and Rachel Hawkes, standout members of the Turlock High School Band.

February 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Functional and Fun: CSUS Science Day draws hundreds

Local families got hands-on with science on Saturday, as California State University, Stanislaus opened its campus for an all-day event that featured biology, geology and even zombies.

February 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Free African American educational conference at MJC

Modesto Junior College is hosting an African American Educational Conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 1, in the Mary Stuart Rogers Student Learning Center on the West Campus.

February 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


MJC expansion to Turlock in the works

Local Modesto Junior College student may have access to closer resources as development for a site in Turlock is on the horizon.

February 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


New superintendent aims to put DUSD back on the map

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.

February 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


CSUS Wellness Fair a healthy place to start for students

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.

February 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


CSUS Science Day fun for the entire family

Families looking for activities to do in the post-holiday phase of winter won't have to look far as California State University, Stanislaus is hosting their Third Annual Science Day.

February 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


MJC removed from probation status

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.

February 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Inaugural LCAP committee charts course for TUSD spending

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.

February 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Walnut students seek video votes

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."

February 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


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County students graduate from Leadership Academy

With graduation season in full swing, the Stanislaus County Office of Education wants to acknowledge seniors and juniors that not only achieve academic success throughout high school, but those who also go above and beyond through its Leadership Academy.

May 28, 2015 | | Education


'A region's dream'

Times are tough and jobs don't grow on trees. These sentiments are something that many in the Central Valley know first-hand. When California State University, Stanislaus President Joseph Sheley echoed these hard truths on Thursday morning at the first of three ceremonies celebrating the university's 55th commencement, he did it not to discourage, but to inspire the recent graduates to stay focused on their goals.

May 28, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Earl Elementary unveils new electronic marquee

When Dennis G. Earl Elementary School was originally built in 1997, a simple marquee supported by a backboard representing textbooks was placed next to the school's parking lot to alert students, parents and the community of news relating to the elementary site.

May 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Henna Hundal heads to Harvard

Turlock High School senior Henna Hundal is no ordinary teenager.

May 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Graduates On Track to a successful future

For special education students in the Turlock Unified School District's On Track Transitions Program, this year was full of significant milestones: learning how to tie shoes without help, completing a load of laundry, and performing tasks with multiple steps.

May 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Avid reader Ben Watson closes book on principal’s challenge

While Cunningham Elementary School students were heading to the multipurpose room for lunch on Monday afternoon, fifth grader Ben Watson was en route to his favorite restaurant, Panera Bread, with Principal Tami Truax.

May 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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