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Hilmar High celebrates 102nd commencement ceremony

Fireworks exploded in the sky over Hilmar on Thursday evening but it wasn't an early Fourth of July celebration, but rather a celebration to mark the 102nd graduating class of Hilmar High School graduation.

June 05, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Emily McAlister finds the right note for success

When Emily McAlister began private music lessons as a child she hated practicing, but little did she know that those lessons would serve as a foundation for her success as an award winning violinist at just 17 years old.

June 03, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Graduation day

High school graduation season is not only a time for families to gather and congratulate their siblings, children, grandchildren and nieces and nephews on their milestone achievement, it is a time for graduating seniors to express themselves. From throwing confetti and releasing balloons to chest bumping and taking 'selfies' on stage with their diplomas, the Class of 2014's creative solutions to going out with style could be seen at ceremonies across the Valley.

May 30, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Denair Unified bids fond farewell to retiring teachers

Three long-time teachers at the Denair Unified School District will be retiring after collectively serving more than 75 years in the District.

May 30, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Pitman students prepare for National Future Business Leaders Conference

Across the state of California there are more than 7,000 student participants in the Future Business Leaders of America club, 297 of which are registered to compete at the national level this summer in Nashville, Tenn. Six Pitman High School students are among the 297 teenagers flying from California to compete side by side against teenagers from across the country, vying for a top spot in a multitude of business-related examinations and performances.

May 30, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


CSU Stanislaus celebrates the class of 2014

Ana Orozco Cortez is the daughter of immigrants that came to the United States to pick grapes for a living. As the first in her family to earn a college degree, Cortez's story is inspiring but it is not unique.

May 29, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


TUSD looks into allegations against elementary principal

The Turlock Unified School District is in the process of examining claims against Crowell Elementary principal Linda Alaniz made by several instructors who filed grievances against the principal after being involuntarily reassigned to teach different grade levels.

May 29, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Students get bee education

A sweet smell wafted through the air on Friday morning near the Earl Elementary cafeteria but it wasn't the residual, syrupy smell from students eating breakfast that morning: it was honey.

May 27, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


DUSD receives $1.1 million loan from county

The Stanislaus County Office of Education is stepping up to help the embattled Denair Unified School District deal with its cash flow problems by issuing a $1.1 million loan.

May 27, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Samantha Scott earns K-12 perfect attendance

Pitman High School graduating senior Samantha Scott has spent 15,210 hours in class while a student in the Turlock Unified School District over the past 13 years. Each school year consists of 180 days and Scott has been at all 2,340 days, from kindergarten to senior year of high school.

May 27, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Pitman students pilot tour guide program at Castle Air Museum

Pitman High senior Ryan Hanson's father was born on the Castle Air Force Base in Atwater so when he discovered that he could return to the site and give tours to younger students at the now Castle Air Museum through a program at his high school, he jumped at the opportunity.

May 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Wakefield club runs toward success

Those passing by Wakefield Elementary Friday afternoon probably saw students in green shirts running around the school with three words in big, yellow letters on their backs: Be the Motivation.

May 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Scholarship money awarded to Denair Charter Academy students for first time

Seven graduates preparing to leave Denair Charter Academy can start the next chapter of their academic career with a smile on their face as they are the first group of graduates from the Charter to receive scholarship money.

May 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


At age 79 Alice Walner earns her high school diploma

When Alice Ruth Walner left Turlock High School at 16-years-old without graduating, she did not imagine that she would return more than 60 years later to walk across the stage at the Turlock Adult School graduation ceremony to receive her high school diploma and give a speech to the graduating class.

May 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Pitman student’s Michael Jackson performance goes viral

Pitman High School junior Brett Nichols grew up watching Michael Jackson videos religiously, but little did he know one day he would be the center of attention with his performance of the late superstar's famed song "Billie Jean" generating over 5.5 million views one day after being uploaded to YouTube.

May 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


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Mayor shows Walnut Elementary sixth graders the power of being kind

To help in their endeavor to spread kindness at Walnut Elementary Education Center, students in Erin Moreno's sixth grade class received a firsthand lesson ...

September 23, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


New community partnership to boost college-going culture in Stanislaus County

A new partnership amongst community partners throughout Stanislaus County will promote a college-going culture for low-income students, giving them the opportunity to achieve their college ...

September 23, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified bonds hope to fund school security, modernization projects

With a little over 40 days until the upcoming election, Turlock Unified School District is busy educating stakeholders on two general obligation bond measures that ...

September 23, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


New partnership hopes to encourage student voter registration

A historic partnership is underscoring the importance of student voter registration and education across California. The new collaboration between the California Secretary of State's ...

September 22, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Stan State student earns CSU Trustees’ Award for conquering financial adversity

Stanislaus State senior Ciera Demi Soliz has overcome many financial hurdles in her life and as a recipient of this year's California State University ...

September 22, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified moves forward with new Child Nutrition Education Center

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees received an update Tuesday regarding the new Child Nutrition Education Center, which staff hopes will be ready ...

September 22, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Application period opens for school garden program

Local schools looking to cultivate their own garden - but don't know quite where to start - are invited to receive the financial and curriculum assistance ...

September 20, 2016 | | Education


Turlock school goes behind the camera to promote anti-bullying efforts, welcoming atmosphere

Cunningham Elementary School is going above and beyond to create a safe and welcoming environment for students and their families with catchy videos that promote ...

September 20, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Christian shows Chinese students agriculture of the Valley

Turlock Christian Elementary School welcomed a group of Chinese students to their campus this week, sharing with them the surrounding agricultural sights and sounds of ...

September 20, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Joe Debely Stadium to reopen this week

After weeks as "stray dogs" the Turlock High School football program can once again count on playing at Joe Debely Stadium just in time for ...

September 20, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Warriors explore downtown

While many Stanislaus State students are familiar with the city's north side, Warriors got a chance to discover the south side's downtown sights ...

September 15, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


UC Merced ranked among nation’s best colleges

At just over a decade old, the University of California, Merced is making headlines as the youngest campus to rank among the best public universities ...

September 15, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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