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Farm to Family Feast

Turlock Unified School District partnered with the City of Turlock on Tuesday for the inaugural Farm to Family Feast, which celebrated the ongoing progress of the District Farm by providing free lunches comprised of local, fresh food to 600 individuals at Crowell Elementary School, Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy and Wakefield Elementary School.

December 29, 2015 | | Education


Gemperle Farms offers new scholarship for higher education

Fresh, local eggs won't be the only things Gemperle Family Farms will be known for anymore following the announcement of the farm's new scholarship fund, which aims to help fund higher education for children and grandchildren of Gemperle Family Farms employees.

December 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus State draws in record number of applicants for Fall 2016

As the number of prospective students who submit applications to Stanislaus State continues to rise, one thing is for sure: the local university is likely not considered the hidden gem of the California State University system anymore.

December 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair student’s smoothie bar idea wins national competition

A drawing of seventh grader Brielle Prock's smoothie bar vision for Denair Middle School landed the small town student not only a $3,000 grant to implement the project, but a three-day trip over 2,000 miles away to Michigan for the Domino's Transformation Experience.

December 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock, Pitman ag programs receive thousands in grant funding

The agriculture departments at Turlock High School and Pitman High School received an early Christmas surprise this year as they were recently awarded upwards of $600,000 through the California Career Pathways Trust to improve, expand and initiate agricultural career pathways.

December 18, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Fraternity rakes leaves for food donations

A fraternity at Stanislaus State is donating their time throughout the community this weekend in hopes for donations to help feed the hungry this holiday season.

December 18, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Education


Denair Charter Academy staff gives Christmas to families in need

Christmas came a little bit earlier than planned for four Denair Charter Academy families on Friday as staff donated food, clothing, cooking utensils and other basic necessities just in time for the holidays.

December 18, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Sacred Heart 7th graders support classmate with cancer by shaving their heads

A group of 7th graders are sporting freshly shaved heads at Sacred Heart Catholic School, not as part of a new trend, but instead to show support for classmate Andrew "AJ" Perez, who was diagnosed with Hodgskin's Lymphoma roughly three weeks ago.

December 18, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | Education


Congressional App Challenge begins for high school students

In an effort to inspire high school students to learn how to code, Congressman Jeff Denham announced the opening of California's 2015 10th District Congressional App Challenge, which encourages participants to submit an app that could potentially be displayed in an exhibit at the U.S. Capitol.

December 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD purchases former car dealership for central kitchen relocation

After more than a year's worth of searching, Turlock Unified School District has finally found the perfect place to relocate its central kitchen facility.

December 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman High FFA teachers lauded for outstanding program

Pitman High School Agriculture Teacher Nicole Silveira garnered the agreement of her colleagues and fellow Future Farmers of America advisors Krista Vannest and Luke Gocke when she said that the responsibility of overseeing nearly 500 registered FFA students at the high school campus is not just an 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. job.

December 15, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Salvation Army seniors help local children, families get into holiday spirit

No matter the age of each guest, the Salvation Army Senior Adults Learning Together program's third annual Kids, Cocoa and Crafts event had something for everyone-whether it was crafts, Christmas baskets or companionship.

December 11, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Sounds of the Season

Approximately 100 kindergarten students from Cunningham Elementary School ventured to Save Mart Supermarket and Starbucks on Friday to sing Christmas carols and "spread joy to the community," according to teacher Wendi Cook. Cook said that the kindergarten students' performance is just one way the students can give back and contribute to the growing partnership between the school and two businesses, which was formed to strengthen the community.

December 11, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair Unified remains hopeful with 'fragile' budget

While Denair Unified School District was overjoyed last year to discover that it was finally on its way to fiscal recovery, continuing enrollment decline at the high school level has cut this celebration short as a lack of students can once again trigger tough financial decisions for the district.

December 11, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified enacts plan to recruit highly-qualified teachers

As teacher shortages continue to exasperate school districts across the country, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Jason Maggard unveiled a plan of action on Tuesday to help Turlock Unified School District attract and retain only the best teachers for its students.

December 11, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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Congressional competition gives students chance to display art at U.S. Capitol

Local students with an artistic ability fit for the United States Capitol will have the opportunity to showcase their talent during the 2016 Congressional Art ...

February 11, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified appoints Trevethan as Superintendent

Turlock Unified School District is positioned to continue the success seen in a new era of leadership following the Board of Trustees' decision to remove ...

February 11, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock High NJROTC cadet receives $180,000 scholarship

Within months of graduating Turlock High School, senior Colby McCann has two dreams he aims to pursue, and thanks to a four-year $180,000 Navy ...

February 09, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman business leaders advance to state competition

Nearly 500 students from the Future Business Leaders of America met at Pitman High School on Saturday for the Central Section FBLA Leadership Conference, an ...

February 09, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


The Pride Awakens

Pitman High School students celebrated not just winter sports, but all extracurricular clubs on campus this week during the fifth annual Hoopscoming that culminated on ...

February 06, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock coaches voice concerns over proposed Facility Use Fee

Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees President Frank Lima described the annual review of the District's Facility Use Fees perfectly when he called ...

February 06, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Academic decathlon to put local students to the test

Known as the "biggest academic event for local schools," the 36th annual Stanislaus County Academic Decathlon will kick off this weekend with a two-day series ...

February 04, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus State begins search for new president

Following current Stanislaus State President Joseph F. Sheley's retirement announcement in November, the California State University Board of Trustees will hold an open forum ...

February 04, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified approves salary increase, greater benefits cap for teachers

After months of negotiations that at one time ended in an impasse, Turlock Unified School District has officially reached an agreement with the over 700 ...

February 02, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Senator Bill Bradley to speak at Stanislaus State

A United States Senator, Olympic gold medalist, Rhodes Scholar, two-time NBA champion and former presidential candidate will speak at Stanislaus State this month as part ...

February 02, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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