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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


Denair Unified remains hopeful with 'fragile' budget

While Denair Unified School District was overjoyed last year to discover that it was finally on its way to fiscal recovery, continuing enrollment decline at the high school level has cut this celebration short as a lack of students can once again trigger tough financial decisions for the district.

December 11, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified enacts plan to recruit highly-qualified teachers

As teacher shortages continue to exasperate school districts across the country, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Jason Maggard unveiled a plan of action on Tuesday to help Turlock Unified School District attract and retain only the best teachers for its students.

December 11, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified, City partner to provide New Years meal for students, families

Together with the City of Turlock, Turlock Unified School District will be celebrating the ongoing progress of the District Farm and ringing in a healthy New Year by providing a delicious, free meal for students and their families during their inaugural Farm to Family Feast.

December 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Junior High students donate thousands of cans to Turlock Together

If there is one thing that Turlock Junior High School Social Studies teachers Dustin Christian and Kayla Amador learned after pitting their two classes against each other in a friendly competition to bring in more donations for Turlock Together, it is that there are going to need a lot more blue barrels next year.

December 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus State students approve fee increase for new Union Building

The decision as to whether to increase student fees by $209 every semester to renovate the current University Student Union Building fell into the hands of over 500 Stanislaus State students-most of whom will likely not be on campus to pay up when the fee comes into effect.

December 08, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified sets aside $3M to address future facilities need

Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustee members demonstrated on Tuesday that it is never too early to prepare for the future as they unanimously approved to allot $3 million for land acquisition and development, a move which could potentially relieve elementary schools nearing impaction.

December 08, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Transitional kindergarten students get head start in academics

While Turlock resident Angelina Garcia admitted that her 5-year-old son Ezreal Garcia got off to a rough start in transitional kindergarten this year at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy, she said that she is now beginning to see the many benefits of the pre-kindergarten option at Turlock Unified School District.

December 04, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


THS embarks on a month of kindness

Turlock High School English teacher Daris Kline was given a pleasant surprise on Thursday afternoon when sophomores Alden Norquist and Case Pacheco walked into her classroom to present her with a bouquet of colorful flowers.

December 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus State students to vote on fee increase for new Union Building

The University Student Union at Stanislaus State has proposed a student tuition fee referendum to renovate the current Union Building on campus. If passed, student fees will increase by $209 every semester starting Fall 2019 to help cover the $52 million needed for the project.

December 01, 2015 | BY OSCAR COPLAND The Signal | Education


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Keyes educator selected as Teacher of the Year Finalist

Leticia Rosales didn't even have teaching on her mind when mapping out her career goals years ago, but now she's proven to be ...

April 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


Every 15 Minutes highlights drinking and driving dangers

Pitman High School senior TJ Sullivan's plans of attending California State University, Northridge, this fall were cut short Thursday when the straight A student ...

April 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


EDUCATION NOTES

Stanislaus County Office of Education will hold its "Maker Hoopla" in Modesto from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Petersen Event ...

April 10, 2018 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Walnut Odyssey of the Mind team qualifies for World Finals

For the first time ever, Walnut Elementary Education Center's problem-solving Odyssey of the Mind team is advancing to the competition's World Finals - just ...

April 10, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


Committee seeks to name field after Bulldogs coach

Over the course of Mark de la Motte's illustrious 26-year career as Turlock High School's varsity baseball coach, the Bulldogs have won over ...

April 10, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


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