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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


Christian student group regains recognition at Stanislaus State

In what can only be described as a bittersweet compromise for members, Stanislaus Christian Fellowship Chi Alpha was officially reinstated at Stanislaus State after it agreed to amend club policy that required its leaders to affirm the group's Christian beliefs.

December 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Food fundraisers to make healthy comeback at Turlock schools

Raising money for school trips just got a little bit easier for Turlock Unified School District students as the Board of Trustees voted earlier this month to put food and beverages back on the menu for school fundraisers.

November 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stan State welcomes new club to support mental health of students

Although Stanislaus State senior Marnye Henry is set to graduate this semester, she said that she could not justify leaving without first starting a NAMI on Campus club to help her peers who need support with mental health disorders.

November 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Ellie shares her diabetes story

Type 1 Diabetes has changed Ellie Hart's life forever. Until February she didn't know she had the disease. With November being National Diabetes Awareness Month, the Turlock girl staged an assembly at her Whitmore Charter School in Ceres last week to help educate her classmates on T1D.

November 25, 2015 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Education


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


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Calls renewed for UC Merced medical school

The on-going doctor shortage that plagues the Central Valley region could move a step toward a solution with a renewed call to fund a medical ...

February 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Dreamers in limbo

As the U.S. Senate turned down plans Thursday night to spare America's 800,000 "Dreamer" immigrants from deportation, the Modesto Junior College Civic ...

February 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


EDUCATION NOTES

The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project is inviting the community to participate in a Dreamers and DACA panel discussion at 7 p.m. Thursday ...

February 13, 2018 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Turlock school, administrators earn accolades

Turlock Junior High School and several Turlock Unified School District administrators have been recognized as some of the best in the region and in the ...

February 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


The New Stan State

Stanislaus State's $52 million project to construct a new student union building – approved by students in 2015 and funded by an increase to the ...

February 09, 2018 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Turlock High’s Foote first in Rotary speech contest

William Foote, a Turlock High School senior, claimed first place in the Rotary Club's area division speech contest Friday afternoon at the Ceres Community ...

February 09, 2018 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Education


Valley, Italian growers share best practices

Before the group of 25 Italian farmers arrived at Stanislaus State on Feb. 5, they were tourists, making overnight stays in Las Vegas and San ...

February 09, 2018 | | Education


Denair Unified proposes parcel tax, charter district

The Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees unveiled a plan meant to provide a "bold, new future" for its schools Thursday night, calling for ...

February 09, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


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