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Denair Unified on board for another year, Hanline included

Denair Unified School District's Interim Superintendent Walt Hanline tendered his resignation on Wednesday evening, the day before the swearing in of newly elected board members – but the board voted 4-1 to keep him.

December 12, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


TUSD plans for funding changes

The Turlock Unified School District is learning to navigate uncharted funding waters precipitated by Governor Jerry Brown's initiative to allocate more money and executive decision to local school districts.

December 10, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Responsibility an every-day trait for sixth grader Gavin Dias

Gavin Dias is a sixth grader with a mature pallet, citing his favorite food as sushi. But his maturity extends beyond his gastronomic appetite as he brings a responsible and accountable influence into his sixth grade classroom at Julien Elementary.

December 10, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Students serving students: Delhi High bridges educational gaps

Lunchtime on Fridays at Dehi High isn't just for eating. The break in between classes has become a time for different student groups to mix and mingle, especially with the special education students.

December 06, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Turlock Education Foundation distributes funds to local teachers

Across the country teachers have felt the pinch of a tight economy as they aim to provide a quality education for their students but often lack the necessary fiscal support. The Turlock Education Foundation is aiming to alleviate this stress by endowing 12 local teachers with a total of over $10,000 this school year.

December 05, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Local military schools hosts major league success

How similar are major league baseball and the military? While the stakes may be different, both require one thing: discipline.

December 03, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Local students gear up for the Central Valley VEX Robotics Tournament

Middle and high school students from Northern and Central California will descend upon Modesto Junior College (Mary Stuart Hall, 2200 Blue Gum, Modesto) on Saturday for the 3rd Annual VEX Toss Up Robotics Competition. Seventy teams will come together for a non-stop, action packed day of competition where they will battle against each other with robots created from the VEX Robotics Design System. Co-sponsored by the Stanislaus County Office of Education and Modesto Junior College, the tournament will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

December 03, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Renee O’Connor can’t be stopped

Junior high is often a transitional time for students as they become acclimated to heavier workloads and face new challenges, but Renee O'Connor of Dutcher Middle School has been well versed in balancing activities for years.

December 03, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Workshops to help parents with special needs children

While the holiday season is typically a time of joy it can also present its own set of stresses, especially for parents and caretakers who have children with special needs returning home for holiday breaks.

November 27, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


TJHS P.E. teacher named region’s best

Every teacher and coach at each school site in the Turlock Unified School District will often impact thousands of students in their individual careers. It's hard to say exactly how many students were positively impacted in the 37 year-career of Turlock Junior High School's Ardie Feucht, who was recently named Educator of the Year by the California League of Middle Schools.

November 27, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Geography awareness: Out of the classroom, into real-world applications

Geography often brings to mind school lessons on different countries and their locations, but the field also has multiple real-world applications. In order to educate individuals about the benefits of geographic technology the CSU Stanislaus Geography Department and Office of Service Learning organized an event last week to celebrate international GSI, or geographic information systems, Day.

November 26, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


CSUS President officially invests in the university’s future

After spending over a year on the California State University, Stanislaus campus as interim president before being appointed to the official position in May, President Joseph Sheley's formal investiture ceremony was held Friday morning in the presence of colleagues, friends, alumni, students, dignitaries, and community members.

November 22, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Local jazz programs entertain national artist

Most successful people can identify a moment or person that inspired them and propelled them towards success and for many people that moment occurs in school.

November 22, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


District Ag Farm cultivates opportunities for youth

When most students perform field work it typically means they are gaining experience in a particular area of study, but for Turlock agriculture students this is a literal term.

November 21, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Denair Unified prepares for new superintendent, continues fiscal battle

The Denair Unified School District continues to cope with their fiscal crisis as they wait for fact-finding developments to play out and continue their search for a new superintendent.

November 21, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


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Students perk up Pitman teachers, staff with mobile coffee shop

Pitman High School special education students trekked across the campus on Friday morning to provide a much-needed caffeine boost to teachers and staff as part ...

September 04, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Hometown hero: Chatom elementary welcomes Purple Heart recipient

Chatom Elementary School students donned red, white and blue on Friday morning to celebrate former Chatom student and hometown hero Tyler Cook, who was injured ...

September 04, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


County initiative keeps students on track to graduate

Stanislaus County Office of Education Superintendent of Schools Tom Changnon said that contrary to popular belief, students don't necessarily drop out in high school ...

September 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD at odds with parents, students over bus stop change

The relocation of a bus stop that drops Pitman High School students a mile away from their original stop has left students disgruntled and parents ...

September 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD looks to replace trustee, fill vacant seat in upcoming election

Deborah Martin attended her last meeting as a Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustee member on Tuesday, following her announcement to resign earlier than ...

September 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Community demand prompts MJC to expand Medical Assisting Program

Students interested in the Modesto Junior College Medical Assisting Program will not only be able to enroll in the fall, but spring as well, following ...

August 27, 2015 | | Education


Truancy report reveals consequences of chronic absenteeism

For truant students, an unexcused absence not only jeopardizes one day of learning, but a lifetime of academic success.

August 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSU Stanislaus student recognized for steadfast perseverance

California State University, Stanislaus chemistry student Jose Godinez has certainly come a long way since his childhood in Jalisco, Mexico.

August 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


New year, new brand for Stanislaus State

Although California State University, Stanislaus President Joseph F. Sheley admitted that it would not happen overnight, the University is undeniably on its way to becoming ...

August 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman viticulture students harvest grapes, awards for champion wine

Although Pitman High School viticulture students are not of drinking age yet, they already know how to make a good wine.

August 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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