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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 people who - for whatever reason - were unable to complete high school to "come back" and finally earn their diploma.

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 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


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Delhi campus unites in light of recent criticism

Delhi Unified School District Superintendent Adolfo Melara held a unity rally at Delhi High School Friday in response to reports of disarray on campus after ...

February 24, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified forms oversight committees for Measure N, Measure O

In an effort to make sure that $88.8 million in funding from Measure N and Measure O are spent as promised on school safety ...

February 23, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Disciplinary concerns grow at Delhi campus

An incident involving a FFA pig that was tortured and killed in cold blood at Delhi High School this weekend not only caused an immediate ...

February 23, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified moves to even year election cycle

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees voted to transition from odd to even year elections Tuesday, effectively postponing what would have been the ...

February 21, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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