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Turlock students to be honored for succeeding, despite challenges

At Julien Elementary School, first grader Bella Gonsalves is not only known around campus for her infectious smile and big hugs, but her admirable determination to continue going to school even after she was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year.

March 03, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


MJC to host Hispanic Education Conference

The Modesto Junior College's upcoming Hispanic Education Conference aims to expose high school students to higher education through a variety of occupations, and to motivate the youth to aspire to a successful academic life and career preparation. MJC students are also encouraged to attend.

March 02, 2017 | | Education


Denair High tackles gopher problem on football field

There are a number of things fans can expect to see during a typical high school football game - a game-winning play, a compromising fumble, a funny touchdown dance. A gopher's head popping up during the game, however, is likely not one of those things.

March 02, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Delhi campus unites in light of recent criticism

Delhi Unified School District Superintendent Adolfo Melara held a unity rally at Delhi High School Friday in response to reports of disarray on campus after the recent torture and slaying of a FFA pig and claims made by teachers regarding disciplinary issues that they said have been on the rise since last year.

February 24, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified forms oversight committees for Measure N, Measure O

In an effort to make sure that $88.8 million in funding from Measure N and Measure O are spent as promised on school safety and modernization projects, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday appointed several members of the community to serve on two bond oversight committees that will monitor and report expenditures for the public.

February 23, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Disciplinary concerns grow at Delhi campus

An incident involving a FFA pig that was tortured and killed in cold blood at Delhi High School this weekend not only caused an immediate outcry in the community, but also shone a harsh light on greater disciplinary issues involving alcohol, drug use and violence on campus that some teachers claim have increased in frequency and severity since last year.

February 23, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified moves to even year election cycle

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees voted to transition from odd to even year elections Tuesday, effectively postponing what would have been the next Board member election in November to 2018. While a majority of the Board approved the change that aims to increase voter turnout, two trustees who voiced their intent during the Feb. 7 meeting to not seek reelection in 2017 voted against the change.

February 21, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Hilmar students master social graces during annual Etiquette Day

Nearly 200 seventh graders walked the red carpet at Hilmar Middle School Wednesday and it wasn't just their dashing attire that caught the eyes of onlookers, but their unmistakable grasp of proper etiquette. Whether it was knowing where to place their utensils at the dinner table or showing off on the dance floor, these seventh graders proved just how well they perfected their table manners and more during the school's 20th annual Etiquette Day.

February 16, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair Unified approves $150,000 in grant funding for college, career readiness

The Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved spending two $75,000 grants on Advanced Placement, college prep and intervention programs at Denair Charter Academy and Denair High School in hopes of boosting college and career readiness of all students.

February 10, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


On solid financial ground, DUSD looks to attract, retain highly qualified teachers

Although it served as a harsh wake up call, the financial crisis that Denair Unified School District weathered nearly four years ago is slowly becoming a distant memory as Superintendent Aaron Rosander said that the district is not only on solid fiscal footing, but also enhancing its offerings with world language courses, performing and visual arts and a booming dual immersion program. Acknowledging that none of this would be possible without highly qualified educators in the classroom, Rosander said that the district is working to not only restore, but enhance the salaries of teachers who he said "reside in the ...

February 09, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock school district considers moving election schedule, eliminating 2 board seats

When Turlockers head to the voting booths in November 2018 to elect California's next governor, they may also be deciding who will represent them on the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees. The board of trustees is expected to soon decide if and when to switch from odd-year elections to even-year elections, following a report given by the school district's attorney regarding Senate Bill 415.

February 09, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Stanislaus State to host sixth annual Science Day

It's not every day that one can find zombies, pythons, robotic patients and light-producing microbes in the same building. However, that is exactly what students and their families in the community can expect to encounter this Saturday at Stanislaus State for the sixth annual Science Day, a free event that welcomes the public to the university's science department each year.

February 09, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock classified employees honored for making a difference

Medeiros Elementary School campus supervisor Jenny DeSousa was at a loss for words when she found out she was selected as one of six local classified employees to represent Stanislaus County during the upcoming California School Employee of the Year program in May.

February 03, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Soldiers give Stanislaus Military Academy students a lesson on anti-bullying

A United States Army trailer and hard-to-miss tracked military robot could be seen at Stanislaus Military Academy Wednesday as soldiers visited the campus to promote an anti-bullying atmosphere and provide students with information about the army.

February 02, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Students explore future career options during job shadow day

Beloved groundhog Punxsutawney Phil was not the only one to see a shadow Thursday as he marked another six weeks of winter.

February 02, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


YCCD hosts open forums for Chancellor candidate finalists

The Yosemite Community College District is moving forward with its second chance at finding a new Chancellor.

April 18, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Stanislaus State investigating violence at Berkeley protests

Stanislaus State has launched an investigation into a video which surfaced over the weekend, seemingly showing one of their students, Nathan Damigo, punching a woman ...

April 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Brown Elementary invites students, community to first-ever color run

There is more than one goal of Brown Elementary School's color run later this month. According to principal Nicole Aviles, the event hopes to ...

April 14, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman, Turlock to compete in annual Iron Chef Competition

Barbeque grills and a deep-rooted crosstown rivalry are expected to heat up later this month during the Turlock Education Foundation's fourth annual Iron Chef ...

April 14, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Local graduation rates surpass county, state averages

Turlock Unified School District not only saw a modest increase in graduation rates from previous years with the Class of 2016, but the school district ...

April 14, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair High FFA hosts Ag Day

As Denair Elementary Charter Academy third graders Brynn Spencer and Avery Haden sat on the grass near the Denair High School gym to pet a ...

April 13, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Social media threat shakes Pitman High community

Alleged threats on social media endangering the safety of students at Pitman High School were found to be uncreditable by both the Turlock Unified School ...

April 13, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Actress, activist Amazon Eve revisits Turlock roots

With an undeniable sense of confidence that can only come from decades of bolstered courage and self-validation, actress Erika Ervin, who is also professionally and ...

April 13, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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