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Turlock Christian graduate honored as Outstanding Woman in Engineering

Former Denair resident Kristen Temnyk has come a long way since she graduated from Turlock Christian High School in 2012. As a biomedical engineering major at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Temnyk was one of five graduating seniors to be recognized as Outstanding Women in Engineering from the Society of Women Engineers' campus chapter.

April 04, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Celebrating the Assyrian New Year

As the school with the most Assyrian students throughout Turlock Unified School District, Dennis Earl Elementary School hosted an Assyrian New Year Parade that included a number of festive dances during an afternoon assembly on Friday. Roughly 65 Assyrian students participated in the event, during which they shared information about Assyrian history, food, clothing and dances with their peers. Another 20 local kids from the Church of the East also attended to perform a number of Assyrian dances.

March 31, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock High NJROTC cadets win national air rifle competition

As the self-proclaimed underdogs during the 2017 Junior Reserves Officer Training Corps (JROTC) National Air Rifle Championship, the fact that the Turlock High School air rifle team was named the best overall team in the nation surprised everyone - including themselves.

March 31, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


A New Era: Ellen Junn inaugurated as 11th president of Stanislaus State

While certainly not a new face to community, Ellen Junn was officially inaugurated on Thursday as the 11th president of the Stanislaus State and the first Korean-American woman to lead a four-year university throughout the United States.

March 30, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Every 15 Minutes teaches sobering lesson to students

Before this week, Turlock High School couple Sophie Warda and Danny Velasquez's plans to attend college and stay together after they graduated seemed just within reach. On Monday, however, those plans came to a screeching halt when Danny was struck by a drunk driver as part of Every 15 Minutes, a two-day program that shows high school students the real-life consequences of drinking and driving.

March 30, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Adult Literacy Program seeks volunteer tutors

While the ability to read and write is often taken for granted by many, it is not a guaranteed skill set shared by everyone. With this in mind, LearningQuest's Adult Literacy Program is hoping to recruit more volunteer tutors to help adult students throughout Stanislaus County improve their basic reading and writing skills in order to achieve their individual goals - whether it is earning a high school diploma or getting a promotion at work.

March 28, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


New student apartment complex nears completion

College students on the hunt for housing next year will have another option to choose from with the construction of The Vista - right across the street from Stanislaus State - slated for completion this summer.

March 28, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Life on the farm

For sisters Clarissa and Kai Bourchier, the Turlock Unified School District Farm represents much more than a plot of land. For the two Pitman High School students, it is a chance to raise their very own farm animal - an experience that living in the city did not make possible for them.

March 28, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


University hopes to spark ‘The New Stan State’ with innovative center

Members of the University Student Union are anticipating that a $52 million renovation plan for a state-of-the-art University Student Center, which is slated to open its doors in 2020, will not only provide necessary resources for academic success at the heart of the university, but also a source of campus pride for all students at Stanislaus State.

March 24, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Police chief maintains commitment to Turlock schools

When Nino Amirfar started with the Turlock Police Department in 1990, he said that it was clear to him even then that the students, schools and community were paramount to the department. Now as the Turlock Police Chief, Amirfar's commitment to Turlock schools hasn't faltered. Instead it has fortified into one that aims to provide more assistance and an even quicker response to more schools.

March 24, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stan State: Tuition increase threatens current, future students

For the first time since 2011, students attending Stanislaus State will have to fork over more money to fund their education after the California State University Board of Trustees approved a controversial tuition hike that will go into effect this fall.

March 23, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD moves forward with nutrition center, roofing projects

Turlock Unified School District's vision of transforming a former car dealership into its new and innovative Child Nutrition Education Center is one step closer to fruition following the Board of Trustee's decision to award the project's bid to Royce Construction during their Tuesday meeting.

March 23, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


DECA BALLET FOLKLÓRICO

Denair Elementary Charter Academy students performed their first Ballet Folklórico in front of their families and peers during an assembly on Friday. According to principal Lucy Zamora, the Ballet Folklórico group was formed earlier this year to help promote multicultural education throughout the school. Zamora said that she believed Ballet Folklórico was an important program for her students because it improves their listening and social skills. During the inaugural performance on Friday, over 50 students performed Ballet Folklórico dance routines, including "Rondas Infantiles," "La Polka Randera," "La Raspa," and "Los Machetes," and donned costumes that represented ...

March 17, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSU to consider tuition increase

A potential tuition increase could take effect as early as this fall, pending approval from the California State University Board of Trustees on Wednesday.

March 17, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stan State continues to be a leader in water conservation

Even in the midst of what officials are calling a historically wet year, Stanislaus State is still doing its part to make sure that not one drop of water goes to waste.

March 16, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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Pride trio make history with three-way valedictorian tie

Around this time each year, hundreds of seniors from multiple high schools in the area prepare for graduation: the culmination of years of studying and ...

May 23, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Education


Pitman to offer Sports Medicine course

The Turlock Unified School District has always emphasized its Career Technical Education programs by providing high school courses related to professions students may take an ...

May 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


School district plans for track renovations at Turlock, Pitman high schools

Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees committed $1 million during their last meeting for anticipated improvements to both the Pitman High School track and ...

May 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Turlock student places in top five at state spelling bee

Alisha Chakravarty isn't your average sixth grader. When the rest of her family is watching movies, she would rather write an essay, and even ...

May 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


On Track program prepares graduates for bright futures

Four special education students in the Turlock Unified School District's On Track Transitions Program walked the stage at Wednesday morning's graduation ceremony, concluding ...

May 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


MJC Irrigation Technology Program celebrates industry placements and first graduates

The Irrigation Technology Program at Modesto Junior College marked a milestone on April 28, as the first graduates participated in the Commencement Ceremony. Upon completion ...

May 18, 2017 | | Education


Stanislaus Military Academy instructor named Teacher of the Year

Stanislaus Military Academy's Ron Kunnen may be relatively new to the education field - he's only been teaching for five years - but he's ...

May 16, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


A dream fulfilled: Connie Valverde set to graduate from Turlock Adult School

As a teenager growing up in the 1960s, Connie Valverde had dreams of earning an education, starting a family and making a life for herself ...

May 16, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Education


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