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Comedian Shares Serious Messages With Denair Students

There were plenty of laughs and more than a few giggles during comedian Pat Hurley’s presentation to Denair middle and high school students Tuesday morning. His riffs on teen-age sleeping patterns and dirty bedrooms, horror movies and even nursery rhymes entertained both audiences on their first day of school.

But laced within the humor were six serious messages that Hurley has shared at more than 9,000 campuses across the country. They are the qualities, he says, that separate merely good schools from “championship schools.”
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Motivational Speaker Inspires DUSD Staff

Motivational speaker Harvey Alston pumped up the Denair Unified School District staff Monday morning, punctuating his presentation to teachers, secretaries, custodians, food workers and administrators by urging them to “be the absolutely the best at whatever you are.”


Alston called the staff members heroes, saying, “A hero is someone who helps somebody; somebody who makes a difference in somebody’s life.”

“We are in the business of saving lives,” he told the 130 district employees. “We nourish children.”
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Denair FFA has Impressive Showing at Fair

Led by Denair FFA advisors Mr. Bill Douglas and Mrs. Summer Tannehill, over thirty Denair High School FFA members showed animals at the Stanislaus County Fair, July 7-20, 2014, and collected numerous awards. Of the many impressive wins, were Caleb Johnson, who won Reserve Supreme Champion Hog, as well as first place overall in Advanced Swine Showmanship. Holley McDiffett won Champion Yorkshire Hog, Nadia Johnson won Champion All Other Breeds Hog and Eli Johnson won Reserve Champion Crossbred Hog. In Overall Advanced Swine Showmanship, Eli Johnson took fourth place, Nadia Johnson took fifth, and Tristan Haile took eighth. Denair FFA placed first in Chapter Group Swine. Twenty-two students showed swine this year. [Read more at]


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The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were developed through a state-led initiative to establish constent and clear education standards for English language arts and mathematics that would better prepare students for success in college, career, and the competitive global economy. The California State Board of Education (SBE) adopted the standards on August 2, 2010.


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The Denair Unified School District in cooperation and communication with the home and the community recognizes our children as our future and will provide quality education in a safe environment that renders students competent in basic learning, technical, and social skills and will foster work habits, intrinsic values, and character in students that reflect life-long love for learning.

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We believe that Denair Unified School District, in collaboration with parents and community members, can and will provide support to ensure that every student will come to school, stay in school and do the very best they can.

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Nondiscrimination Statement - Denair Unified School District prohibits unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying of any student based on the student's actual race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
El Distrito Unificado de Denair prohíbe la discriminación ilegal, el acoso, la intimidación y el acoso de cualquier estudiante en base a la raza del estudiante color, ascendencia, origen nacional, grupo étnico, edad, religión, estado civil o situación de los padres , discapacidad física o mental, el sexo, la orientación sexual, expresión sexual, identidad de género , la percepción de una o más de estas características, o asociación con una persona o grupo con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas.
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