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‘Buddy benches’ promote inclusion at Brown Elementary

Sometimes all it takes to make a new friend is a smile, a wave or even sitting next to someone on a bench. Newly-installed "buddy benches" at Brown Elementary School aim to encourage interaction between students, helping those who may feel lonely foster new relationships with their classmates.

April 28, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Local ag students shine at state convention

As Turlock High School senior Robert Marchy walked over to the agriculture buildings on the school campus Thursday afternoon he was met with shouts of "turn around, let's see it!" Just like a boxer proudly wearing their championship belt, Marchy's new blue corduroy jacket was attracting attention.

April 27, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Students trade in pencils for shovels in celebration of Arbor Day

Recess at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy will be much shadier in years to come, thanks to the hard work of the school's students who planted ten new trees along the campus' border in celebration of National Arbor Day.

April 27, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Stan State students rally in midst of racism fears

Amid Stanislaus State's ongoing investigation into a video depicting student Nathan Damigo punching a woman in the face at protests in Berkeley earlier this month, members of the school's student body urged administration to take action against their fellow classmate and alleged white supremacist during a rally on campus Wednesday afternoon.

April 27, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


University to dedicate peace monument as issues of racism linger on campus

California State University, Stanislaus is welcoming the fifth grandson of Mahatma Gandhi to the campus on Thursday for a dedication of a Peace Pole, a symbol of humanity's hope for a better world.

April 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Turlock instructors named finalists for Teachers of the Year

Two Turlock educators who go above and beyond for their students were recently rewarded for their commitment to learning by being named finalists for the 2017 Stanislaus County Teachers of the Year program, which not only honors local teachers and celebrates excellence in education, but also provides an opportunity for teachers to receive state and national recognition.

April 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


YCCD hosts open forums for Chancellor candidate finalists

The Yosemite Community College District is moving forward with its second chance at finding a new Chancellor.

April 18, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Stanislaus State investigating violence at Berkeley protests

Stanislaus State has launched an investigation into a video which surfaced over the weekend, seemingly showing one of their students, Nathan Damigo, punching a woman in the face at protests in Berkeley on Saturday.

April 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Brown Elementary invites students, community to first-ever color run

There is more than one goal of Brown Elementary School's color run later this month. According to principal Nicole Aviles, the event hopes to not only raise money for the school's Parent Teacher Association, but also to promote an active and healthy lifestyle for students and the community, and - of course - to douse runners in colorful fun.

April 14, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman, Turlock to compete in annual Iron Chef Competition

Barbeque grills and a deep-rooted crosstown rivalry are expected to heat up later this month during the Turlock Education Foundation's fourth annual Iron Chef Competition, which pits the culinary arts programs from Pitman High School and Turlock High School against each other in the likeness of the competitive cooking show.

April 14, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Local graduation rates surpass county, state averages

Turlock Unified School District not only saw a modest increase in graduation rates from previous years with the Class of 2016, but the school district also significantly exceeded the percentage of students receiving their diplomas throughout both the county and the state - the latter of which has continued to climb for the seventh year in a row.

April 14, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair High FFA hosts Ag Day

As Denair Elementary Charter Academy third graders Brynn Spencer and Avery Haden sat on the grass near the Denair High School gym to pet a baby calf, they both smiled as they envisioned themselves raising an animal of their own one day as a member of Future Farmers of America.

April 13, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Social media threat shakes Pitman High community

Alleged threats on social media endangering the safety of students at Pitman High School were found to be uncreditable by both the Turlock Unified School District and Turlock Police Department Thursday, however, they still had an effect on attendance as parents opted to keep their kids home from school.

April 13, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Actress, activist Amazon Eve revisits Turlock roots

With an undeniable sense of confidence that can only come from decades of bolstered courage and self-validation, actress Erika Ervin, who is also professionally and belovedly known as Amazon Eve, graced a stage in Turlock, a city she fled out of fear more than three decades ago.

April 13, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


New Pitman club wants to spread love, hope with blankets

While spring break is often a time designated for relaxation, members of a new club at Pitman High School will be busy assembling colorful fleece blankets to keep children at local hospitals warm - in more ways than one.

April 11, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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Design work begins for school bond projects

When Turlock voters passed Bond Measures N and O last November, they knew the funding would be used within the Turlock Unified School District to ...

May 26, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


GRADUATION SEASON

Graduations and commencement ceremonies began this week, and Stanislaus State President Ellen Junn commemorated her first time handing out degrees for the university by taking ...

May 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


School district able to go green thanks to state funding

The Turlock Unified School District is well on its way to becoming more energy efficient thanks in part to funding from Proposition 39.

May 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Pride trio make history with three-way valedictorian tie

Around this time each year, hundreds of seniors from multiple high schools in the area prepare for graduation: the culmination of years of studying and ...

May 23, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Education


Pitman to offer Sports Medicine course

The Turlock Unified School District has always emphasized its Career Technical Education programs by providing high school courses related to professions students may take an ...

May 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


School district plans for track renovations at Turlock, Pitman high schools

Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees committed $1 million during their last meeting for anticipated improvements to both the Pitman High School track and ...

May 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


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