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The appeal of University of California Merced is undeniable as the campus received 22,632 applications for Fall 2016.

January 12, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair Unified serves up healthy afterschool meals

The excitement surrounding Denair Unified School District's new afterschool food program was exemplified on Tuesday when over 50 students piled into Denair Middle School's cafeteria in the first 10 minutes after the bell rang for a free, healthy meal.

January 12, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Countywide survey finds Denair least teacher-friendly; Turlock Unified falls in middle

A recent Teacher Happiness Index Survey conducted by the California Teachers Association Office in Ceres that was intended to open the eyes of school districts in Stanislaus County did just that for Denair Unified School District, which was ranked as the worst school district in the county in terms of teacher happiness.

January 08, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Dutcher Middle School puts on ‘Aladdin’ production

For 15 years Dutcher Middle School has been producing high quality theatre productions with their students that bring together the community and allow for the students to showcase their talent and hard work.

January 07, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Education


Future City competition to kick off this weekend

Aspiring engineers will get their first shot at making the world a better place through showcasing waste management solutions embedded in their vision of a future city on Saturday during the Stanislaus County Future City Practice Competition.

January 07, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified to enhance student, staff safety with new fencing project

Turlock Unified School District will increase security at four elementary school sites following the Board of Trustees' decision on Tuesday to enter into an agreement with SKW & Associates for a Security Fencing Project estimate and preliminary design.

January 05, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Farm to Family Feast

Turlock Unified School District partnered with the City of Turlock on Tuesday for the inaugural Farm to Family Feast, which celebrated the ongoing progress of the District Farm by providing free lunches comprised of local, fresh food to 600 individuals at Crowell Elementary School, Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy and Wakefield Elementary School.

December 29, 2015 | | Education


Gemperle Farms offers new scholarship for higher education

Fresh, local eggs won't be the only things Gemperle Family Farms will be known for anymore following the announcement of the farm's new scholarship fund, which aims to help fund higher education for children and grandchildren of Gemperle Family Farms employees.

December 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus State draws in record number of applicants for Fall 2016

As the number of prospective students who submit applications to Stanislaus State continues to rise, one thing is for sure: the local university is likely not considered the hidden gem of the California State University system anymore.

December 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair student’s smoothie bar idea wins national competition

A drawing of seventh grader Brielle Prock's smoothie bar vision for Denair Middle School landed the small town student not only a $3,000 grant to implement the project, but a three-day trip over 2,000 miles away to Michigan for the Domino's Transformation Experience.

December 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock, Pitman ag programs receive thousands in grant funding

The agriculture departments at Turlock High School and Pitman High School received an early Christmas surprise this year as they were recently awarded upwards of $600,000 through the California Career Pathways Trust to improve, expand and initiate agricultural career pathways.

December 18, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Fraternity rakes leaves for food donations

A fraternity at Stanislaus State is donating their time throughout the community this weekend in hopes for donations to help feed the hungry this holiday season.

December 18, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Education


Denair Charter Academy staff gives Christmas to families in need

Christmas came a little bit earlier than planned for four Denair Charter Academy families on Friday as staff donated food, clothing, cooking utensils and other basic necessities just in time for the holidays.

December 18, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Sacred Heart 7th graders support classmate with cancer by shaving their heads

A group of 7th graders are sporting freshly shaved heads at Sacred Heart Catholic School, not as part of a new trend, but instead to show support for classmate Andrew "AJ" Perez, who was diagnosed with Hodgskin's Lymphoma roughly three weeks ago.

December 18, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | Education


Congressional App Challenge begins for high school students

In an effort to inspire high school students to learn how to code, Congressman Jeff Denham announced the opening of California's 2015 10th District Congressional App Challenge, which encourages participants to submit an app that could potentially be displayed in an exhibit at the U.S. Capitol.

December 17, 2015 | 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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