Preparations are underway for the third year of Stanislaus State's annual fundraising campaign, One Purpose. Over the past two years, the campaign has raised more than $1.5 million for student scholarships.
June 10, 2016|
Denair Unified School District trustees signaled support Thursday night for a 2016-17 budget that includes small salary increases for all employees and one-time investments in technology and academic programs.
The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees took recommendations from the Bond Advisory Committee regarding the feasibility of proposed projects for the potential November 2016 bond measure at Tuesday's meeting. Though it was recommended that the Board vote to determine the proposed facilities for the bond measure, the vote was postponed due to uncertainty of which proposed projects should be placed on the measure.
For many students, the arrival of summer is a cause for celebration. But, countless other children see the break from school as a loss of the daily nutritious meals provided by campus cafeterias, leading to food insecurity and hunger over the summer months. School districts in the area are addressing this problem by offering lunches to students over the summer, free of charge.
Graduation is a special time for many in the Valley, but for one Turlock family it was especially unique. Five members of the Briones family graduated from different schools in the area this spring, continuing the ideal of the importance of education that has always been at the family's core.
As graduates of Stanislaus State move on to bigger and better things, the university has welcomed a new face to lead the school into the future. The California State University Board of Trustees has appointed Ellen N. Junn, Ph.D., as president of Stanislaus State.
Turlock Adult School held its commencement ceremony on Wednesday, kicking off Turlock's graduation season. Students in the area will be marching to the beat of Pomp and Circumstance over the course of the next two weeks, with nine schools holding graduation ceremonies.
Fifth grade students at Cunningham Elementary got a chance to display their float-building expertise on Wednesday when the school held its annual State Float Parade. Floats celebrating each of the nation's 50 states were marched throughout the campus, giving parents, teachers and others in attendance a chance to celebrate the approaching Memorial Day.
When school starts again in Denair, students and staff will welcome new principals at three campuses. Kara Backman will take over at Denair High School, Kelly Beard will become the new leader at Denair Middle School and Lucy Zamora will take the reins at Denair Elementary Charter Academy.
Potential future students of Stanislaus State took the field Friday as the university held its annual Head Start sports fitness clinic that saw preschool students running, jumping and swinging their way toward healthier lifestyles.
Growing up, Jakob Bradley always knew that he wanted to join the Coast Guard. The Turlock High School senior remembers watching "The Guardian" as a child, marveling at the Coast Guard officer's bravery and ability in the water. As a swimmer and water polo player himself, Bradley hoped that he too could one day become a hero.