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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


TUSD purchases former car dealership for central kitchen relocation

After more than a year's worth of searching, Turlock Unified School District has finally found the perfect place to relocate its central kitchen facility.

December 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman High FFA teachers lauded for outstanding program

Pitman High School Agriculture Teacher Nicole Silveira garnered the agreement of her colleagues and fellow Future Farmers of America advisors Krista Vannest and Luke Gocke when she said that the responsibility of overseeing nearly 500 registered FFA students at the high school campus is not just an 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. job.

December 15, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Salvation Army seniors help local children, families get into holiday spirit

No matter the age of each guest, the Salvation Army Senior Adults Learning Together program's third annual Kids, Cocoa and Crafts event had something for everyone-whether it was crafts, Christmas baskets or companionship.

December 11, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Sounds of the Season

Approximately 100 kindergarten students from Cunningham Elementary School ventured to Save Mart Supermarket and Starbucks on Friday to sing Christmas carols and "spread joy to the community," according to teacher Wendi Cook. Cook said that the kindergarten students' performance is just one way the students can give back and contribute to the growing partnership between the school and two businesses, which was formed to strengthen the community.

December 11, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Merced College seeks community input for presidential search

The Merced Community College Board of Trustees has begun the search for the next Superintendent/President of Merced College and is hoping that the community ...

June 24, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


TUSD Board will place general obligation bond measures on November ballot

After nearly a year of advisory meetings, workshops, surveys and analysis, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to place two ...

June 23, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


UC Merced to double campus size by 2020

The University of California, Merced, has announced plans for its next major phase of campus development. The four-year construction project will nearly double the physical ...

June 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Conference highlights food, housing insecurity among CSU students

College students tend to have a lot on their plates, like homework, papers and exams. But, the one thing that many are missing on their ...

June 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


eCademy Charter to see changes in coming years

While eCademy Charter School, the newest addition to the Turlock Unified School District, has only been open for four academic years, the school is revamping ...

June 17, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Graduation rates continue to rise locally, statewide

Graduation rates around the state of California climbed for the sixth year in a row in 2015, and local school districts were no exception to ...

June 16, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


MJC Medical Assisting Program offers fall and spring starts to meet demand

Following the community's growing demand for highly-skilled, credentialed medical assistance, the Modesto Junior College Medical Assistance Program will now offer a spring semester option ...

June 16, 2016 | | Education


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