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Walnut Elementary wins $10,000 through national competition

Money doesn't grow on trees, but it can be won with them.

February 20, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


National FFA Week highlights local ag industry

High school students of the local chapters of the Future Farmers of America contribute year round to the agriculture industry in their community, but once a year there is a special time to highlight these students' efforts: National FFA week.

February 20, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


THS students well-tuned for musical future

It all started with the flute for Martín Acosta and Rachel Hawkes, standout members of the Turlock High School Band.

February 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Functional and Fun: CSUS Science Day draws hundreds

Local families got hands-on with science on Saturday, as California State University, Stanislaus opened its campus for an all-day event that featured biology, geology and even zombies.

February 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Free African American educational conference at MJC

Modesto Junior College is hosting an African American Educational Conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 1, in the Mary Stuart Rogers Student Learning Center on the West Campus.

February 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


MJC expansion to Turlock in the works

Local Modesto Junior College student may have access to closer resources as development for a site in Turlock is on the horizon.

February 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


New superintendent aims to put DUSD back on the map

As the Denair Unified School District continues to work toward healing the relationship between the teachers association and district leadership, evident by a recent deal struck between the two after over a year of negotiations, there is a new key factor that will serve as an agent of even more change in the 'new Denair' : Aaron Rosander.

February 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


CSUS Wellness Fair a healthy place to start for students

Thriving in school requires more than academic success: It takes mental, physical and emotional wellness to succeed inside and outside of the classroom, and California State University, Stanislaus students are benefiting from wellness resources on campus that aim to help each student do their personal best.

February 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


CSUS Science Day fun for the entire family

Families looking for activities to do in the post-holiday phase of winter won't have to look far as California State University, Stanislaus is hosting their Third Annual Science Day.

February 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


MJC removed from probation status

Modesto Junior College received some good news recently as the college was removed from probation status and was reaffirmed accreditation from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.

February 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Inaugural LCAP committee charts course for TUSD spending

Turlock Unified School District is undergoing transition as it implements a new state funding practice, the Local Control Funding Formula, which places more spending control in the hands of the local districts and is based on specific considerations such as increasing resources for students with greater need, specifically low-income students, English learners, and foster youth.

February 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Walnut students seek video votes

Local community members still have time to vote for Walnut Elementary in the Scotties Trees Rock video competition to help the elementary school increase its chances for a shot at the $10,000 grand prize. Having recently dropped from first to second place among 12 national contestants, Walnut Elementary needs the community to support by logging onto www.scottiestreesrock.com and voting for Walnut's third grade classes video titled "Hug a Tree."

February 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Adam Bennett leaves a legacy at Turlock Christian

Class president for four years straight, homecoming king and the lead in the school play – is there anything Turlock Christian senior Adam Bennett can't do? Until recently, that was speech and debate.

February 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


CSUS to host female veteran conference

Growing accustomed to college life is a challenge all students face, but returning to school after serving in the armed forces makes the transition even more difficult. Female veterans oftentimes face different challenges than their male counterparts and California State University, Stanislaus aims to accommodate these women upon their return to civilian life through a Women Warrior Wellness Conference.

February 07, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


CSUS homecoming celebrates commitment to Warrior pride

School homecomings are a way to ignite school spirit, celebrate accomplishments and entice some friendly competition among students. California State University, Stanislaus celebrated their annual homecoming tradition this week by hosting a series of weeklong events including a dance, music video compilations, a parade and of course, the annual homecoming rally.

February 06, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


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Cyrus Elia finds the right note for success in music

Cyrus Elia is a 16-year-old sophomore at Pitman High School with a knack, or rather a gift, for music. Recently named one of 16 cellists in California to make the All State Orchestra, Elia attributes his success to his musical family's encouragement and the supportive Turlock Unified School District programs. Referred to as "easily in the top 1 percent of all the students I've had the pleasure to work with in my 14 year career" by Pitman High School director of bands Ruben Modesto, Elia spent time reflecting upon his musical experience and discussing his plans for the ...

April 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


DUSD celebrates Week of the Young Child

Preschool and kindergarten students of the Denair Unified School District were treated to a special day of festivities on Friday in a culminating celebration of Week of the Young Child. The themed week is an annual celebration sponsored through the National Association for the Education of Young Children which aims to draw attention to the need and importance of childhood development.

April 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Cunningham Elementary hosts first Family Fitness Night

The common adage "A family that plays together, stays together" rang true at Cunningham Elementary School on Friday evening where families gathered to participate in healthy outdoor activities at the first ever Family Fitness Night.

April 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


From pain to philanthropy

Hospital doctors and nurses take care of various patients for a multitude of issues every day, but they rarely have the opportunity to see their patients performing successfully in life once they have left the hospital. After a traumatic experience that left Turlock Christian sophomore McAllister Russell in the hands of the Children's Hospital of Oakland for several weeks, the local student felt it imperative to give back to the people who helped save her life.

April 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


DUSD hires new financial business exec

The Denair Unified School District is often compared to a close-knit family and this week the District is welcoming new blood through the hire of Linda Covello, the new Chief Business Officer.

April 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Bryan Hernandez finds academic success

Although he moved to the United States from Mexico only a year ago, Bryan Hernandez is already fluent in English, something many individuals spend a lifetime trying to do.

April 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Can you dig it? Dutcher Middle School garden comes to fruition

Three apple trees, two almond trees, five grape vines and rows of radishes, green beans and corn-this is just the beginning of the Dutcher Middle School garden.

April 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


DaMarto named finalist for Superintendent of the Year

Turlock Unified School District Superintendent Sonny DaMarto was named a finalist for the 2013 Superintendent of the Year through the National Association of School Superintendents. DaMarto attended a NASS symposium in Southern California in March where he collaborated and discussed key issues and challenges educators face today.

April 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


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