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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


EDUCATION NOTES

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


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

January 26, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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