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Denair mourns sudden loss of two educators

Although Denair Elementary Charter Academy was not in session this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday, a number of students still received calls from Principal Sara Michelena on Monday to notify them of the unexpected death of their fourth grade teacher Mark Selee.

November 25, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


School district trustees bid farewell after years of service

Although Eileen Hamilton attended her last Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting earlier this month, she assured everyone that she was not going anywhere anytime soon.

November 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Local BSU members make cultural connection at regional conference

As president of Turlock High School's Black Student Union, senior Alaya Hubbard said that she has received much more than she expected after joining the club last year.

November 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


MJC, Alliance Worknet join forces to meet industry demand

In an effort to prepare local candidates for a career in industrial maintenance, Modesto Junior College's Technical Education and Workforce Development Department and the Stanislaus Alliance Worknet will partner to offer their first six-month Manufacturing Academy.

November 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD deliberates busing options for upcoming dual immersion expansion

The transportation inequity at Dutcher Middle School next year that will follow the relocation of Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy sixth graders was a source of exasperation on Tuesday among Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustee members.

November 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Pitman Wind Ensemble tunes fundraising efforts for Carnegie Hall

When Pitman High School senior and piccolo player Aileen Ayala originally joined band in the fourth grade, she had no idea that eight years later she would be preparing to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York.

November 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus State president announces retirement

After nearly half a decade working in academia, California State University, Stanislaus President Joseph F. Sheley decided on Friday that it was time for him to finally retire.

November 13, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Local FFA members host food drive for community

Although they were not in school, members of the Tri-Rivers Future Farmers of America Section were still hard at work during their first annual Day of Service on Wednesday as they collected and sorted over 3,000 cans of food for the United Samaritans Foundation.

November 12, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


School safety continues to be top priority for TUSD

Turlock Unified School District was given a rude awakening three years ago when a local law enforcement officer decided to videotape himself walking around Medeiros Elementary School pointing out the site's lack of security, such as short fencing, open gates with no locks and open classroom doors.

November 12, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Coding for a future in computer science

As the advisor of the Walnut Code Club, Walnut Elementary Education Center third grade teacher Irene Hales said that she knows boys dominate computer programming.

November 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Students recognized for mastery in multiple languages

Turlock High School junior Ariadly Gutiérrez said that she expects more doors to open for her after she was officially awarded the Seal of Multilingual Proficiency on Wednesday evening for her expertise in both English and Spanish.

November 05, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Conference to address all facets of social justice

Civil rights attorney and community activist Fania Davis' passionate commitment to social transformation dates back to the civil rights era, when two of her close childhood friends were murdered in the 1963 Sunday School bombing.

November 05, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Fortunate Fridays

Third grade students at Medeiros Elementary School made over 30 blankets for Butte Fire victims and gave them to El Dorado County firefighter Jason Snyder on Monday as part of "Fortunate Fridays," which is a day of the week that they dedicate to a service project.

November 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Sorority unites to help member with stage four breast cancer

Five different chapters, one sorority and one goal: help a Sigma Omega Phi sister and former Stanislaus State student who was recently diagnosed with stage four breast cancer.

November 03, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Education


Turlock pilot flies Black Hawk helicopter to school campus

Dan Jones graduated from Central Valley Christian Academy in Ceres in 1989, and never dreamed he'd one day come back aboard a Black Hawk helicopter, which he pilots.

October 30, 2015 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Education


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Denair grad honored with prestigious agricultural award

Recent Denair High School graduate Kyle Prock was born and raised in the small, rural town just east of Turlock, so he knows a thing ...

June 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Extended day kindergarten coming to Crowell School

A pilot program at Crowell Elementary School will provide additional learning time for students in the campus' transitional kindergarten and kindergarten classes during the 2017-2018 ...

June 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Turlock school board welcomes new trustee

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees embraced a new face at their meeting Tuesday night, voting to accept a provisional appointment of longtime ...

June 22, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


TUSD tech interns gain hands-on experience

Chris Gemperle was just three years old when his parents gave him his first computer, and since then, the Turlock High School senior has had ...

June 20, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


School district demolishes trees around Dennis Earl

Many Turlock residents driving around Dennis Earl Elementary School over the past week were shocked to find all of the trees lining the front grounds ...

June 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Proposed budget for Denair Unified focuses on DECA expansion, new textbooks

The rapidly-expanding Denair Elementary Charter Academy will add classrooms for its growing dual-immersion program, and students throughout the Denair Unified School District will be able ...

June 16, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


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