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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


UC Merced professor to be featured on PBS documentary

Those who tune in to explore the towering Himalayas during the season premiere of NOVA on PBS might see a similar face: that of University of California, Merced archaeology professor Mark Aldenderfer.

December 22, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Local businesses provide Christmas to Fusion Charter students

While receiving a present for Christmas is a guaranteed and highly anticipated part of the holidays for most children in the community, the same cannot be said for many of Aspiranet's Fusion Charter students, whose financial situations might make it difficult to provide gifts for everyone in the family. However, the kindness and giving spirit of two Turlock businesses during an annual gift drive helped grant the wishes of over 60 students at the free public charter school just in time for the holidays.

December 22, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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Stan State: Tuition increase threatens current, future students

For the first time since 2011, students attending Stanislaus State will have to fork over more money to fund their education after the California State ...

March 23, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD moves forward with nutrition center, roofing projects

Turlock Unified School District's vision of transforming a former car dealership into its new and innovative Child Nutrition Education Center is one step closer ...

March 23, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


DECA BALLET FOLKLÓRICO

Denair Elementary Charter Academy students performed their first Ballet Folklórico in front of their families and peers during an assembly on Friday. According to ...

March 17, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSU to consider tuition increase

A potential tuition increase could take effect as early as this fall, pending approval from the California State University Board of Trustees on Wednesday.

March 17, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stan State continues to be a leader in water conservation

Even in the midst of what officials are calling a historically wet year, Stanislaus State is still doing its part to make sure that not ...

March 16, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Chamber Ag Committee awards $27,500 in scholarships

Turlock High School senior Charley Baptista's hard work in her school's FFA program and local 4-H club in the past paid off - literally ...

March 14, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified takes a look at first Measure N and O projects

Since construction was completed in 2002, the Pitman High School B-Wing's heating and cooling equipment has been operated through a centralized control system, often ...

March 14, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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