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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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Articles by Section - Education


TUSD partners with university to jump-start college educations

Following the Turlock Unified School District's success with the program during the previous two school years, the district is once again partnering with Stanislaus ...

August 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Test scores show improvement in state, TUSD

The results from the second year of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress were released by the California Department of Education this week ...

August 25, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Donations help THS generate increased interest in STEM program

A recent donation to the Turlock High School Engineering Technology/STEM Program has provided both state-of-the-art 3D printers and has boosted students' interest in the ...

August 23, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Stanislaus State welcomes incoming freshmen

In preparation for the beginning of the fall semester today, Stanislaus State held its first Freshman Convocation since 2004 on Monday, welcoming 800 incoming freshmen ...

August 23, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Turlock stadium out of commission as football season begins

The Pitman High football team has a lot more to worry about than just putting in a good performance for their season opening game on ...

August 23, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


University professor’s book on Chicago theatre gaining attention

Stanislaus State Theatre professor John Mayer has accumulated acclaim on the stage and is now finding success in the written word form.

August 18, 2016 | | Education


Move-In Day kicks off Welcome Week for Stanislaus State students

Suitcases, boxes and hugs were aplenty in and around the dorm rooms of Stanislaus State on Wednesday, as students said their final goodbyes to family ...

August 18, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


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