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Turlock Unified to revisit Child Nutrition Education Center design

In what Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees called a "learning experience," two construction bids for the new Child Nutrition Education Center were rejected Tuesday after the project was found to cost a considerable amount more than what the district had originally anticipated.

December 08, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


California State University mourns passing of Chancellor Emeritus Charles B. Reed

California State University announced the passing of former CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed who died Tuesday. Reed, 75, served as the CSU's sixth chancellor and held the title of Chancellor Emeritus. He led the university from 1998 until his retirement in 2012.

December 06, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Bound By Faith: New religious club at Pitman offers safe place of worship

Pitman High School sophomore Meredith Ball is hoping that the campus' newest religious club Bound By Faith will provide a safe place of fellowship and growth for her and her peers after she founded it at the beginning of this year.

December 06, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stan State faculty union donates $35K to battle campus hunger, homelessness

In an effort to combat student hunger and homelessness on campus, the Stanislaus State California Faculty Association chapter made a $35,000 donation to its Campus Cares Fund - money that will go towards providing help to students in need, whether it is in the form of immediate financial assistance, personal supplies or food.

December 06, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Oregon Shakespeare Festival actors put a modern twist on The Bard

Turlock High School students probably never envisioned Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and William Shakespeare together - that is, until Christiana Clark and Jeremy Gallardo from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's School Visit Program performed at their campus this week.

December 02, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TJHS students give back to community

After a six-week collection period, Turlock Junior High School students donated 22 barrels of non-perishable food to Turlock Together on Friday. Assistant Principal of Student Services Tim Norton said the school originally received 12 barrels this year, but requested another 10 after the amount of student donations began to outnumber the amount of available barrels.

December 02, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus State nursing students spark healthy eating habits in Turlock fifth-graders

The initial hesitation felt by Brown Elementary School fifth-graders as they dipped chunks of homemade whole wheat bread into garlic, lime or basil olive oil turned into delight as they discovered yet another healthy food choice along with the help of Stanislaus State nursing students, who visited the campus Wednesday to teach them about the importance of nutrition.

December 01, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified hires new facilities planner, safety coordinator

Following the announcement of Turlock Unified School District's first and only facilities planner and safety coordinator Roger Smith's retirement earlier this month, the Board of Trustees hosted a special meeting Monday to determine his replacement.

November 29, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Love Your Melon: College students give hats to kids battling cancer

A small coalition of Stanislaus State students are doing their part to help in the fight against pediatric cancer with "Love Your Melon," an apparel brand that aims to put a hat on the head of every child battling cancer in America.

November 29, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus County Office of Education purchases downtown Modesto building

The Stanislaus County Office of Education announced Monday the purchase of a 155,000 sq. ft. facility on H Street in downtown Modesto, the current home of the Modesto Bee, as well as the beginning of a new partnership with Opportunity Stanislaus that will provide much-needed training, certification and preparation for jobs requested by employers in Stanislaus County.

November 25, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


UC Merced grad student works towards more efficient ag water use

University of California, Merced graduate student Lorenzo Booth is hoping that his water footprinting research will help local growers find ways to use water more efficiently by allowing them to compare water usage for different crops in different locations.

November 25, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Salvation Army challenge gets elementary students in the giving mood

Elementary students throughout Turlock emptied their pockets Friday to help the Salvation Army raise money and awareness with the nonprofit's first ever Spare Change Challenge.

November 18, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus State awards scholarships to students who exhibit resilience, strength

As a child of farm workers, Laura Cortez had to face challenges that were often different than her classmates growing up.

November 18, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified receives grants to enhance educator effectiveness

Turlock Unified School District and eCademy Charter at Crane received over $1 million altogether in Educator Effectiveness Grants through an education finance bill, money the district is hoping will go towards induction and professional development for both teachers and administrators.

November 17, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


‘Stronger We Are United’

Chants like "not my president," "silence is violence" and "no justice, no peace" rang throughout the quad at Stanislaus State Wednesday as students, faculty and community members gathered for a solidarity rally in the aftermath of the recent presidential election.

November 17, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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Salmon the spotlight of annual school program

It's not every day that a school of fish actually gets to go to school.

January 20, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

January 12, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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