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The Pride Awakens

Pitman High School students celebrated not just winter sports, but all extracurricular clubs on campus this week during the fifth annual Hoopscoming that culminated on Friday with a "Star Wars" themed rally and black light dance. After a week of voting, the student body selected Steven Shamgochian as Hoopscoming Champion. The Hoopscoming Court included Dani Miramontes from the cheerleading squad, Jennet Mboka from the Gay Straight Alliance and Tanveen Kaur from Interact Club.

February 06, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock coaches voice concerns over proposed Facility Use Fee

Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees President Frank Lima described the annual review of the District's Facility Use Fees perfectly when he called it a "hot button item every year," as a number of athletic coaches gathered at the Tuesday meeting to vocalize their unease on one particular aspect of the proposal.

February 06, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Academic decathlon to put local students to the test

Known as the "biggest academic event for local schools," the 36th annual Stanislaus County Academic Decathlon will kick off this weekend with a two-day series of tests, speeches and interviews featuring this year's theme, "India."

February 04, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus State begins search for new president

Following current Stanislaus State President Joseph F. Sheley's retirement announcement in November, the California State University Board of Trustees will hold an open forum later this month to begin the search for his successor.

February 04, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified approves salary increase, greater benefits cap for teachers

After months of negotiations that at one time ended in an impasse, Turlock Unified School District has officially reached an agreement with the over 700 members of Turlock Teachers Association.

February 02, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Senator Bill Bradley to speak at Stanislaus State

A United States Senator, Olympic gold medalist, Rhodes Scholar, two-time NBA champion and former presidential candidate will speak at Stanislaus State this month as part of the University's Executive Speaker Series.

February 02, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Modesto Junior College in running for $1 million Aspen Prize

The achievements of Modesto Junior College are undeniable after the school was named as one of the nation's top 150 community colleges to be eligible for the biennial $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

January 29, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair Charter principal to resign at end of school year to raise family

Although Denair Elementary Charter Academy Principal Sara Michelena announced her intent to resign at the end of the school year, her dedication to making sure children succeed will not disappear, but rather refocus on helping a different class of children: her two young daughters.

January 28, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman High to start up new computer science class

Pitman High School will program students with the knowledge they need for a career in computer science beginning next year with "Exploring Computer Science AB," a new course offering that will introduce students to the breadth of the field through exploring a multitude of topics.

January 26, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


More setbacks prompt Turlock Unified to delay gym completion date, increase project budget

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees were willing-but not all too delighted-to approve another increase to the budget for the girls gymnasium modernization project at Turlock High School, which cannot seem to catch a break from dry rot discoveries, delayed orders and stormy weather.

January 26, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


THS drama, speech teacher wins regional Educator of the Year title

Although Turlock High School drama and speech teacher Michele VanNieuwenhuyzen is arguably more accustomed to helping push her students into the spotlight, she took the stage on Tuesday for a change when she was recognized as the California League of High Schools' "Educator of the Year" for Region 6, which includes Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Tuolumne and Stanislaus counties.

January 22, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified approves immersion program at Wakefield

With registration for Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy and Wakefield Elementary School right around the corner, the Dual Immersion Expansion Team at Turlock Unified School District gathered before the Board of Trustees on Tuesday to provide a clearer picture of what those two sites will look like come next school year.

January 19, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair Charter to pilot new math program

Principal Sara Michelena is hoping that all of her students at Denair Elementary Charter Academy will wrap up the school year with a stronger grasp of mathematics following the school's decision to pilot McGraw-Hill MyMath, a standards-based mathematics program.

January 15, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus State students to help community get active through free exercise program

Stanislaus State kinesiology students do not think it is enough to conclude their college careers with diploma in hand.

January 14, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified adopts program to improve air quality

Fifth and sixth graders at Brown Elementary School received an air quality lesson on Thursday as part of the Healthy Air Living Schools Program, which has been adopted by Turlock Unified School District to prioritize student health and safety.

January 14, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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Stanislaus students experience the real south during 'Alternative Spring Break'

At nearly every bend in the roads they took in Alabama, nine Stanislaus State students were reminded they weren't in California anymore.

April 29, 2016 | | Education


Two Turlock educators named finalists for Teachers of the Year

The Modesto Rotary Club and the Stanislaus County Office of Education announced the 2016 Stanislaus County Teachers of the Year finalists on Tuesday, with 12 ...

April 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


UC Merced receives $5 million for Interdisciplinary Research Center

The National Science Foundation presented researchers at the University of California, Merced, with a $5 million grant for an Interdisciplinary Research Center. The new center ...

April 28, 2016 | | Education


Walnut Speech Faire provides more than just competition

Students at Walnut Elementary had the chance to make their voices heard at the school's sixth annual Walnut Speech Faire. The faire offered 60 ...

April 28, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Medeiros Elementary celebrates 10th anniversary

Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary School celebrated its 10th anniversary Monday with an emotional ceremony that celebrated the school's namesake and looked back at the ...

April 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Culinary showdown Turlock: Pitman wins high school Iron Chef competition

For the past several weeks the students in the culinary programs at Turlock and Pitman high schools have thrown themselves into learning everything they could ...

April 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Local student receives trapshooting scholarship

Since age 11, Hilmar High School student Josh Lopes has had a passion for trapshooting. He spent his days shooting at clay pigeons with his ...

April 22, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


TUSD unveils new smartphone app

Today's Turlock Unified School District students are familiar with the use of modern technology in their classrooms, with Chromebook laptops and other wireless devices ...

April 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


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