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Dual immersion program bumps up enrollment at Wakefield

The success of the new dual immersion program at Wakefield Elementary School this year can be quantified in little "'aha' moments" every day, according to kindergarten teacher Maria Montejano, who said she was initially afraid to teach in the program after growing up as part of a migrant family.

January 20, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Come Back Kids program moves to a new location in Turlock

With a new location in Turlock, the Come Back Kids Charter School Program is hoping that increased accessibility and a larger space will encourage more people who - for whatever reason - were unable to complete high school to "come back" and finally earn their diploma.

January 19, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified votes to solicit bids for Child Nutrition Education Center again

A scaled-back proposal for the Child Nutrition Education Center that was more in line with Turlock Unified School District's budget was presented to the Board of Trustees Tuesday, a month after the project was found to cost a considerable amount more than what was originally anticipated.

January 19, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Christian celebrates open house

The new elementary campus officially opened for school Jan. 4 of this year after being purchased last spring from the Medic Alert Foundation. "I want to thank the Medic Alert Foundation who worked helpfully and helped us negotiate a purchase of this building. They are excited for us being here," said Matt Swanson, chairman of the board for Turlock Christian. Swanson also thanked the City of Turlock for their help in quickly getting the campus completed. "This is a project that wouldn't be done without their cooperation," said Swanson. "It's so exciting to have a city that works ...

January 19, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Education


Third graders make blankets to keep peers warm following trauma

Whether or not they have been exposed to violence or trauma themselves, third grade students at Medeiros Elementary School selflessly empathized with those who have by making and donating over 40 blankets to Focusing on Children Under Stress, a program that helps students who have undergone a emotionally disturbing experience by making sure the school they attend knows to focus on the child and handle them with care.

January 17, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair Unified receives grants to boost college, career readiness

Denair Unified School District will be busy over the next month finalizing how to spend two $75,000 College Readiness Block Grants - whether it's through funding Advanced Placement programs, college prep or interventions - to make sure students are college and career ready at Denair High School and Denair Charter Academy.

January 13, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Local elementary campuses receive school garden grants

The school garden at Walnut Elementary Education Center will receive some much needed upgrades after the elementary campus was selected as one of 44 schools throughout California for "Dig It," a school garden program made available through Tractor Supply Company.

January 12, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman String Quartet to perform in Beatles, Rolling Stones showdown

Who is the greatest rock band of all time: The Beatles or The Rolling Stones?

January 12, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified sets aside another $3M for future growth needs

Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees committed $3 million for land acquisition and development during their last meeting to accommodate existing and future growth needs; however, there are no immediate plans to build a new school on the horizon.

January 12, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Hindu community urges California schools to recognize Diwali holiday

The Hindu community is hoping that schools throughout California will take action to declare an official holiday on Diwali, one of the biggest Hindu festivals that aims to dispel darkness through light, before the next school year.

January 06, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Dutcher students bring ‘Shrek the Musical Jr.’ to stage

An ogre will be spotted roaming the campus of Turlock High School this month, but no need to grab a pitchfork. Given a closer look, the ogre is in fact Dutcher Middle School eighth grader Eli Covarrubias, who is busy perfecting lines and choreography with his peers for the school's production of "Shrek the Musical Jr." before opening night.

January 05, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Free GED program at MJC Community Education

Modesto Junior College Community Education is offering a free, student focused program to help people earn their General Education Diplomas.

January 05, 2017 | | Education


Turlock Unified looks to form Measure N, Measure O oversight committees

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees is hoping to form two citizen oversight committees by mid-February to monitor and report the expenditure of Measure N and Measure O bond proceeds, following their certification of election results Tuesday.

January 05, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Jane Harmon selected as YCCD Interim Chancellor

While Yosemite Community College District renews its search for the permanent replacement of former Chancellor Joan Smith, who revealed her intent to retire last year, the Board of Trustees announced their selection of Jane Harmon as Interim Chancellor.

January 03, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified, City to celebrate New Year with free meal for students, families

To help ensure that every student and their families receive a healthy meal to kick off the New Year, Turlock Unified School District and City of Turlock will host their second annual Farm to Family Feast on Wednesday with hopes of serving close to 800 free meals this year.

December 23, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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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


Turlock student places in top five at state spelling bee

Alisha Chakravarty isn't your average sixth grader. When the rest of her family is watching movies, she would rather write an essay, and even ...

May 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


On Track program prepares graduates for bright futures

Four special education students in the Turlock Unified School District's On Track Transitions Program walked the stage at Wednesday morning's graduation ceremony, concluding ...

May 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


MJC Irrigation Technology Program celebrates industry placements and first graduates

The Irrigation Technology Program at Modesto Junior College marked a milestone on April 28, as the first graduates participated in the Commencement Ceremony. Upon completion ...

May 18, 2017 | | Education


Stanislaus Military Academy instructor named Teacher of the Year

Stanislaus Military Academy's Ron Kunnen may be relatively new to the education field - he's only been teaching for five years - but he's ...

May 16, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


A dream fulfilled: Connie Valverde set to graduate from Turlock Adult School

As a teenager growing up in the 1960s, Connie Valverde had dreams of earning an education, starting a family and making a life for herself ...

May 16, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Education


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