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Denair schools in financial trouble

The Denair Unified School District may be on the brink of insolvency, as the district is unable to meet its financial obligations for the current school year.

November 02, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Pitman, Turlock fans prepare for rivalry game

Rally towels, spirit shirts and hundreds of screaming fans are what Pitman and Turlock High School students are bringing to the Harvest Bowl this Friday.

October 30, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


New program could fill pre-school need

Over 150 Turlock children are waiting for a spot in either Head Start or State Preschool. In an effort to fill this early education gap, the Turlock Unified School District is considering implementing the Set For Success Program.

October 30, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Professor's arboretum dream realized, 30 years later

On a cold, windy, dusty day nearly 30 years ago, a group of California State University, Stanislaus professors planted 300 acorns in a vacant campus field.

October 26, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Drug-free life

Hundreds of local students donned their best red attire this week in support of Red Ribbon Week and to celebrate living a drug-free life.

October 23, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


TPP: Creating opportunities

In today's economy it can be tough for a young high school graduate to find work - especially if they are saddled with a learning disability or have special needs. In many cases these students will simply turn 18 and begin collecting Supplemental Security Income, also known as SSI.

October 23, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Denair celebrates 100 years

Hundreds of Denair residents sported purple and white and returned to their alma mater last Friday to celebrate Denair High's 100th anniversary. The party of the century kicked off with a series of memorable events and a lineup of special guests at the school's Homecoming parade and football game.

October 19, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Wakefield students earn trust of peers, teachers

Wakefield Elementary School sixth grade students Estefania Gallardo, 11, and Marium Wilson, 11, go above and beyond in the classroom as role models for their peers but perhaps what is more impressive is their individual character. Both students were honored as October's Character Counts students of the month for the trait of trustworthiness.

October 19, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Exchange program brings students to CSU Stanislaus

The Project Atlantis international exchange program will join graduate students from CSU Stanislaus, Poland, and Wales in a two-year psychology study program.

October 19, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


UC Merced to celebrate first decade

The state's newest University of California, UC Merced, will celebrate the 10 year anniversary of its Oct. 25, 2002 groundbreaking next week.

October 19, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Farm to school: Brown students taste the Valley’s harvest

From apples to oranges, peaches and strawberries, Brown Elementary students were in for a healthy treat on Wednesday when the food services staff from the Turlock Unified School District set up a mini farmers market at their campus.

October 18, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


TUSD tech plan on hold

The Turlock Unified School District's plan to upgrade all teacher computers and network connections in an effort to bring all classrooms to a 21st century standard could be made into a reality if the tax initiative passes this November.

October 16, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


JFK shows off new digs

No finer school facility is offered in California for severely disabled students than the newly remodeled John F. Kennedy School. That is the assessment of the new $16.3 million, 34,000-square-foot facility on Stonum Road in Ceres made by Tom Changnon, the superintendent of Stanislaus County schools.

October 12, 2012 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Education


Walnut students get healthy one step at a time

Over 500 Walnut Elementary Magneteers and their families opted to walk instead of ride to school on Wednesday in recognition of International Walk to School Day, part of an effort to promote youth exercise. Public safety personnel escorted students and their families from Cornerstone Church on the corner of Christoffersen Parkway and Crowell Road to the Walnut campus.

October 12, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Turlock schools see improvement in state test scores

The Turlock Unified School District saw a continued growth in test scores, as the newest Accountability Progress Report was released by the state on Thursday.

October 12, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


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Students back in school with new schedule

For approximately 14,000 students throughout the Turlock Unified School District, the start of the new school year officially kicked off on Monday. At Brown Elementary, students, parents, and guardians alike shared the same optimistic vision and hopes for the upcoming school year.

August 19, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


MJC offers county's first addiction counseling program

As the only community college in Stanislaus County that offers a Chemical Dependency Counseling Program, Modesto Junior College can fully prepare students academically to take the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Program's state licensing exam. Once licensed, students can apply their knowledge and expertise to help individuals who are battling addictions.

August 15, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


DUSD hopes increased rate of pay will draw in more substitute teachers

At their first regular board meeting of the school year, the Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees approved an increase to the daily and long term rate of pay for substitute teachers in hopes of attracting more eligible educators to Denair schools.

August 14, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Trash goes high tech at UC Merced

University of California, Merced is taking trash collection to the next level by incorporating new high-tech, solar-powered receptacles onto their campus.

August 12, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Walnut teacher wins national Environmental Education award

Walnut Elementary teacher Bret Sutterly has taken the 'Go Green' message to heart in his classroom and his efforts have been recognized on a national level.

August 12, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Denair enlists motivational speakers to help start off the year

On top of the usual excitement that accompanies going back to school, Denair Unified School District will be hosting two popular motivational speakers with the hope they can give the District the inspiration it needs to kick off the school year.

August 08, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Upperclassmen offer advice to incoming freshmen before move-in day

For California State University, Stanislaus' incoming freshmen, the first day of college is quickly approaching and students may be lacking the guidance they need to have a successful first year. In an effort to enlighten these students, upperclassmen at CSU Stanislaus offer their own experiences and advice in hopes of preparing them just in time for move-in day on Aug. 17.

August 08, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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