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MJC course offers locals vocational skills

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.

February 06, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Shilin Patel builds stronger community with Legos

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.

February 04, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Understanding autism: TUSD, families work together for individual education program

Steven Shamgochian is a student at Turlock Junior High School, has a killer golf swing and recently raised over $2,000 by recycling to give back to the community. He is also autistic.

February 03, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Celebration of faith, knowledge and service

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.

January 31, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


CSU Chancellor declares access, degree attainment priority for university system

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.

January 31, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


‘New Denair’ on the horizon

After more than a year of disagreements and setbacks the Denair Unified School District and the Denair Unified Teachers' Association have struck a deal and escaped the threat of a state takeover, but not without the hallmark thorniness that has plagued their relationship.

January 30, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Increased student interest in UC Merced

As the University of California, Merced prepares to enter its 10th academic year this fall, student interest has risen as the university received the highest number of undergraduate applications since its establishment in 2005.

January 30, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Walnut Elementary places in Nor Cal Future City Competition

Over 100 California schools, 12 of which represented the Stanislaus County, made their way to San Jose to compete in the Northern California Regional Future City Competition where Turlock school Walnut Elementary took second place.

January 30, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Haunting graphic art installation at university raises attention

California State University, Stanislaus students were probably surprised to find a large shipping crate blocking their path in the quad on Thursday. Upon closer inspection, many were shocked to find the crate holding a sculpture of a clothed human lodged inside.

January 30, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Turlock native, UCLA student dances for a cause

While giving back to the community takes many forms, Turlock native Jose Ortiz is taking a unique approach: dancing. Jose will be donating 26 hours of his time to participate in a dance marathon for the Pediatric AIDS Coalition at his school, the University of California, Los Angeles.

January 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Enrollment a hurdle for some CSUS students

While a shuffle at the beginning of the semester is normal as college students settle into their schedules, some California State University, Stanislaus students may be facing more serious enrollment problems than expected. Trying to avoid financial penalties from the CSU Chancellor's office for over-enrollment of full time students, CSUS is enforcing stricter enrollment rules.

January 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


CSUS Science 1 Building reopens after two-year renovation

The Science 1 Building at California State University, Stanislaus reopened for classes on Monday at the start of the spring semester, following a two-year seismic retrofitting and extensive renovation project. The two-year, $18 million project was funded by the state through the sale of lease-revenue bonds, a source separate and distinct from the general state appropriations that fund university operations, and was completed on time and within budget.

January 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Cannella drops bill to freeze higher education tuition

Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) has decided to drop the legislation he introduced in 2013 aiming to temporarily freeze higher-education tuition rates, as he hopes that other lawmakers' similar efforts will suffice.

January 28, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Education


America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program accepting applications

The Monsanto Fund is aiming to strengthen farming communities by offering math and science education grants for schools.

January 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


TUSD hosts information nights on Common Core, LCAP

Community members who have been wondering how Common Core State Standards and state education funding are changing in Turlock Unified School District will have the opportunity to seek answers as the District is holding a public forum.

January 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


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Every 15 Minutes a harrowing experience

When Officer Joey Cardenas delivered mock death notifications to parents of Delhi High School students on Tuesday as part of the anti-drunk driving Every 15 Minutes program, it was a very real experience for him personally, the parent of a former participant.

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Students blend science, arts in Walnut ‘SMart Fair’

While elementary students are used to receiving instruction, the tables turned for some sixth graders at Walnut Elementary on Wednesday as they delivered lesson plans to fellow students as part of the school's inaugural "SMart Fair."

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Final LCAP review open to TUSD parents and community

The Turlock Unified School District has been undergoing a lot of change lately, from the structure of how funds are received to the curriculum being taught. The transitional state is bound to raise questions for parents who can fortunately be a part of the conversation through the Local Control and Accountability Plan.

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Local student meets TPD police chief

KCody Rogers has faced several challenges in his 10 short years including attending seven different schools across two states. However, he has recently reached a stable level of excellence at Julien Elementary School where he was treated to an inspiring experience on Thursday: meeting the Turlock Police Department Police Chief Robert Jackson and receiving an inspirational achievement award plaque.

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Dutcher students bring Civil War history to life

History is not just what is written in books; it is lived everyday and for local middle school students, sometimes relived. Dutcher Middle School eighth grade students dove head first into an interactive approach to the Civil War period on Wednesday by dressing in period clothing and reenacting daily activities of late 19th century America.

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


School aide punished for Facebook post

What was meant as a good deed for a former student resulted in a Crowell Elementary School Para Instructional Aide facing a formal reprimand from the Turlock Unified School District on an allegation she broke a confidentiality clause.

April 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Cyrus Elia finds the right note for success in music

Cyrus Elia is a 16-year-old sophomore at Pitman High School with a knack, or rather a gift, for music. Recently named one of 16 cellists in California to make the All State Orchestra, Elia attributes his success to his musical family's encouragement and the supportive Turlock Unified School District programs. Referred to as "easily in the top 1 percent of all the students I've had the pleasure to work with in my 14 year career" by Pitman High School director of bands Ruben Modesto, Elia spent time reflecting upon his musical experience and discussing his plans for the ...

April 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


DUSD celebrates Week of the Young Child

Preschool and kindergarten students of the Denair Unified School District were treated to a special day of festivities on Friday in a culminating celebration of Week of the Young Child. The themed week is an annual celebration sponsored through the National Association for the Education of Young Children which aims to draw attention to the need and importance of childhood development.

April 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Cunningham Elementary hosts first Family Fitness Night

The common adage "A family that plays together, stays together" rang true at Cunningham Elementary School on Friday evening where families gathered to participate in healthy outdoor activities at the first ever Family Fitness Night.

April 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


From pain to philanthropy

Hospital doctors and nurses take care of various patients for a multitude of issues every day, but they rarely have the opportunity to see their patients performing successfully in life once they have left the hospital. After a traumatic experience that left Turlock Christian sophomore McAllister Russell in the hands of the Children's Hospital of Oakland for several weeks, the local student felt it imperative to give back to the people who helped save her life.

April 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


DUSD hires new financial business exec

The Denair Unified School District is often compared to a close-knit family and this week the District is welcoming new blood through the hire of Linda Covello, the new Chief Business Officer.

April 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Bryan Hernandez finds academic success

Although he moved to the United States from Mexico only a year ago, Bryan Hernandez is already fluent in English, something many individuals spend a lifetime trying to do.

April 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Can you dig it? Dutcher Middle School garden comes to fruition

Three apple trees, two almond trees, five grape vines and rows of radishes, green beans and corn-this is just the beginning of the Dutcher Middle School garden.

April 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


DaMarto named finalist for Superintendent of the Year

Turlock Unified School District Superintendent Sonny DaMarto was named a finalist for the 2013 Superintendent of the Year through the National Association of School Superintendents. DaMarto attended a NASS symposium in Southern California in March where he collaborated and discussed key issues and challenges educators face today.

April 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


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