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Julien Elementary earns recognition for Red Ribbon Week efforts

With the conclusion of a successful 29th Annual National Red Ribbon Week, the Stanislaus County Office of Education announced that Turlock's Julien Elementary School earned first place in the elementary school division for their 2014 Best Decorated-Most Spirited Schools contest.

November 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD makes honor roll for honors courses

For the past five years, Turlock Unified School District has been significantly increasing and enhancing Advanced Placement courses at Turlock High School and Pitman High School. This effort has not gone unrecognized as the school district was recently honored on the College Board's 5th Annual AP District Honor Roll.

November 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Small beautification project will go long way

There is no questioning that the weedy area behind Denair's Jack W. Lytton Stadium on Monte Vista Avenue is overdue for a makeover.

November 25, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Event proves readers are rock stars

With the ever increasing prominence of technology, it is easy to believe that children are not reading as much as they used to. However, with results of the Abundant Books for Children Project's October reading event in hand, director Susan Neufeld has proof that this is not entirely true.

November 25, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Parent steps up as unofficial crossing guard

Although Dutcher Middle School cannot currently assume liability for placing a crossing guard at the "T" intersection where Colorado Avenue meets Escondido Avenue, this has not stopped parent Marlee Caulkins from volunteering to assist students cross the road nearly every day after school.

November 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Feast sheds light on world hunger

Members from Turlock High School's Future Farmers of America club were in for a surprise when their Fall Feast turned into a realistic lesson on world hunger by mayor-elect Gary Soiseth.

November 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Fusion joins ranks of Turlock charter schools

For Turlock Unified School District director of student services Gil Ogden, Fusion Charter is a dream come true. For the district administrator and others that attended the school's open house on Thursday, the newly developed independent charter school is not only an opportunity to educate students, but to rebuild the Westside of Turlock.

November 20, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


College courses to be offered at high schools

High school students looking to get ahead before they embark on their college careers can begin as early as Spring 2015 to earn college credit with Pitman High School and Turlock High School's soon-to-be implemented college course offerings.

November 20, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Jumping for a good cause

A fraternity at California State University, Stanislaus has found the perfect reason to jump for joy with its 3rd annual Jump for Jude fundraising event. For 30 hours, members from Tau Kappa Epsilon will be jumping on a trampoline to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock teachers demand respect

An estimated 250 teachers gathered to the tune of Aretha Franklin's "Respect" before Tuesday's Turlock Unified District Board of Trustees meeting in an effort to demand just that from the district.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Spelling aficionados seek state titles

Julien Elementary School sixth grader Gloria Park has successfully spelled her way to represent Stanislaus County at the California State Elementary Spelling Bee.

November 11, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair students honor local veterans

Albeit a day early, Denair Middle School students invited United States military veterans to their campus to honor them for Veterans Day. With poetry and official recognition, students carried out the primary purpose of the special day by highlighting the importance of America's veterans and their willingness to sacrifice for the greater good.

November 11, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Former POW relays a message of perseverance to city

Despite her time spent as a prisoner of war, the last thing Army veteran Jessica Lynch wants to do is deter future generations from pursuing a military career like she did.

November 07, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


New scholarship ensures that all students are supported

A total of 1,032 middle class students at California State University, Stanislaus were able to receive funding with the fittingly named Middle Class Scholarship, a program currently in its first year of implementation to all students in the state.

November 07, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Voters reject re-election bids of Delhi school board members who were subject of investigation

Delhi residents made it clear that they will not tolerate the actions of former Delhi Unified School District Board members Eric Castillo and Jesus Rodriguez by denying them both bids for re-election on Tuesday.

November 06, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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Local families, foreign students share cultures and home

Although students are still in the midst of the current academic year, Forte International Exchange Association is already looking for volunteer host families to take in an influx of foreign exchange students who are aptly prepared to come to the United States for the 2015-2016 academic year.

December 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Phi Kappa Phi named Chapter of Merit

Even though it is described as the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at California State University, Stanislaus still recognizes its need to raise further awareness about its chapter on campus.

December 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Respiratory care baccalaureate program could soon be offered at MJC

Modesto Junior College has taken the first step towards offering a bachelor degree in respiratory care as it submitted an official application to become one of the 15 California Community Colleges to be selected for a baccalaureate degree pilot program.

December 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


More prospective students choosing CSU Stanislaus

The demand for California State University, Stanislaus is growing and now the campus has the numbers to prove it.

December 19, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Criminal justice students seek community's help in getting to national conference

Amidst the media frenzy surrounding actions of law enforcement throughout the country, California State University, Stanislaus' Criminal Justice Club, Sigma Chi Upsilon, wants the community to know that they are striving to earn both the knowledge and experience needed to protect and serve.

December 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Elimination of final exam schedule leaves students, teachers reeling

Winter break cannot come soon enough for students and teachers at Pitman and Turlock high schools who are undergoing the aftermath of a district decision that saw the elimination of a final exam schedule, resulting in multiple final tests in one day.

December 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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