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Turlock Unified to appeal boundary line decision

The Turlock Unified School District plans to appeal the Stanislaus County Committee on School District Organization's decision to deny a proposal that would have transferred approximately 92 acres of currently uninhabited land in north east Turlock from the Denair Unified School District to the Turlock Unified School District.

March 18, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Audit seeks to open books on school libraries

The California Joint Legislative Audit Committee has approved an audit request by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) on a unanimous, bipartisan vote of 11 to 0 vote that seeks to determine whether California's K-12 schools are providing the mandated services to students, and if those services are being provided by fully-trained, credentialed teacher librarians.

March 17, 2016 | | Education


School district celebrates music programs at annual festival

The talent and hard work of Turlock music students will be on display Saturday at the annual Festival of the Green.

March 17, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Chamber Ag Committee awards scholarships

The Turlock Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee awarded $25,300 in scholarships on Monday to 22 local students during its 16th annual luncheon at the Turlock Turf Club.

March 16, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Denair Middle School celebrates ‘Pi Day’ with pie and math, of course

Pie is sweet. It's even sweeter when one gets to smash it into someone's face. A pie to the face was how Denair Middle School kicked off its celebration of "Pi Day." Pi Day commemorates the most recognizable mathematical constant in the world. Pi is the ratio of any circle's circumference to its diameter. Its value is approximately equal to 3.14159265 - with the beginning numbers, 3.14, making March 14 the perfect day to honor the constant.

March 16, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Denair teachers seek promised salary restoration

With over 60 members, the Denair Unified Teachers Association is hoping that relatively brighter financial conditions will soon lead to the restoration of 8 percent salary cuts that were dealt three years ago during a time when the District was threatened with a potential State takeover.

March 11, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Retired Stanislaus State professor dies in Placer County accident

A former Turlock resident and retired Stanislaus State professor died Sunday in a vehicle accident in Placer County.

March 10, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Turlock students dine with Denham for National School Breakfast Week

Julien Elementary School students were drawn to school early Wednesday morning by the mouthwatering scent of warm French toast sticks, the sight of fresh fruit smoothies and the chance to converse with Congressman Jeff Denham, who visited the campus cafeteria to celebrate National School Breakfast Week.

March 10, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


County program invites dropouts to finally earn high school diploma

High school dropouts are not necessarily destined to live out bleak futures anymore thanks to the Stanislaus County Office of Education's Come Back Kids Charter School Program, which is a high school academic program for adults that want to "come back" and earn their diploma in order to move on to college, technical school or the workforce.

March 08, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Rats spotted on campus after recent rainfall

While Dutcher Middle School welcomed back students after a rainy weekend on Monday morning, the wet weather also caused the campus to inadvertently receive a number of unwanted visitors-rats.

March 08, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Local aspiring scientists to compete in Science Olympiad this weekend

Nearly 30 students from Turlock High School are hoping to stand apart from over 500 fellow budding scientists throughout the region on Sunday for the 30th Annual Stanislaus County Regional Science Olympiad.

March 04, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Local schools celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday

Students at Crowell Elementary School likely did a double take Thursday morning as they stepped foot on campus only to find out that their school had been taken over by blue haired, red-jumpsuit-wearing characters "Thing One" and "Thing Two."

March 03, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus State names new Director for Major Gifts, Director of Annual Giving

Stanislaus State welcomed a couple of new faces recently following the Division of University Advancement's announcement to appoint Kevin Brunk as the new Director for Major Gifts and Mary Hartsfield as new Director of Annual Giving.

March 01, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Constitution essay contest awards over $500 to Denair Middle School students

Four Denair Middle School eighth graders discovered just how much hard work can pay off when they were rewarded over $500 collectively for their essay submissions in the inaugural Constitution Essay Project.

March 01, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Teaching good dental habits

First Step Dental held its annual elementary school field trip day on Friday. Schools were invited to bring the children so they can see what happens during a normal visit to the dentist's office. Knowing what will happen before they have their first dental appointment can prevent children from being scared of the dentist.

February 26, 2016 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Education


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Denair Charter Academy welcomes new principal

After nine years of teaching students, Brian LaFountain will now lead them as the new principal of Denair Charter Academy.

July 22, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


CSUS School of Nursing receives funding to aid forgivable loans

In order to address a shortage in the nursing workforce, the Health Resources and Services Administration recently awarded Stanislaus State funding to help ensure the ...

July 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


THS students return from trip to Germany

What started out as curiosity for Turlock High School student Elisha Coleman resulted in the trip of a lifetime when he and 13 other THS ...

July 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Operation Backpack aims to supply county's at-risk students

While the calendar may show it's still the middle of summer, for many children it's time to prepare for the next school year ...

July 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


UC Merced growth plan gets approval

The University of California, Merced, received final approval from the UC Board of Regents Thursday for an expansion plan that will nearly double the physical ...

July 21, 2016 | | Education


Local teacher attends forestry institute

Along with math, science and writing skills, environmental education is another important thing for students to learn. A Turlock native and Modesto educator recently returned ...

July 15, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


TUSD welcomes new Director of Human Resources

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved a recommendation for the position of Director of Human Resources at a special meeting on ...

July 14, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


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