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Turlock Junior High places first in Regional Science Olympiad

Judging by the results of the 31st annual Stanislaus County Regional Science Olympiad, it might be hard to believe that just a few years ago Turlock Junior High School didn't even have a Science Olympiad team. Once the program was revived at the junior high by a couple of parents three years ago, however, students not only proved themselves to be worthy contenders against their more experienced opponents, but surpassed them altogether by winning first place during this year's competition.

March 10, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Four Denair Unified employees leave district

At the end of a lengthy Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting that spanned over the course of five hours Thursday evening, the district accepted the resignation of two certificated employees and informed two more who were on probation that their contracts would not be renewed for the 2017-18 school year.

March 10, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stan State prepares students for the future with annual Career Fair

Although she still has yet to graduate from Stanislaus State, junior Emily Lamas has big dreams to one day work alongside the likes of Adrian Gonzalez and the rest of the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of their media relations team.

March 09, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD moves forward with proposal to expand parking at Wakefield

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees is hoping a proposal to expand the parking lot in front of Wakefield Elementary School will help alleviate congestion around the campus, which continues to attract more students for its dual immersion program and extended-day transitional kindergarten and kindergarten class offerings.

March 09, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Fusion Charter renewed for another five years

Justin Jones attended 11 high schools before he finally found his place at Fusion Charter.

March 07, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Classroom-raised salmon find new home at Knight’s Ferry

Nearly 200 young salmon found their new home in the Stanislaus River at Knight's Ferry Friday thanks to the help of Dennis Earl Elementary School fourth graders and Turlock Irrigation District aquatic biologist Patrick Maloney.

March 03, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock students to be honored for succeeding, despite challenges

At Julien Elementary School, first grader Bella Gonsalves is not only known around campus for her infectious smile and big hugs, but her admirable determination to continue going to school even after she was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year.

March 03, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


MJC to host Hispanic Education Conference

The Modesto Junior College's upcoming Hispanic Education Conference aims to expose high school students to higher education through a variety of occupations, and to motivate the youth to aspire to a successful academic life and career preparation. MJC students are also encouraged to attend.

March 02, 2017 | | Education


Denair High tackles gopher problem on football field

There are a number of things fans can expect to see during a typical high school football game - a game-winning play, a compromising fumble, a funny touchdown dance. A gopher's head popping up during the game, however, is likely not one of those things.

March 02, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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 the recent torture and slaying of a FFA pig and claims made by teachers regarding disciplinary issues that they said have been on the rise since last year.

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 and modernization projects, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday appointed several members of the community to serve on two bond oversight committees that will monitor and report expenditures for the public.

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 outcry in the community, but also shone a harsh light on greater disciplinary issues involving alcohol, drug use and violence on campus that some teachers claim have increased in frequency and severity since last year.

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 next Board member election in November to 2018. While a majority of the Board approved the change that aims to increase voter turnout, two trustees who voiced their intent during the Feb. 7 meeting to not seek reelection in 2017 voted against the change.

February 21, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Hilmar students master social graces during annual Etiquette Day

Nearly 200 seventh graders walked the red carpet at Hilmar Middle School Wednesday and it wasn't just their dashing attire that caught the eyes of onlookers, but their unmistakable grasp of proper etiquette. Whether it was knowing where to place their utensils at the dinner table or showing off on the dance floor, these seventh graders proved just how well they perfected their table manners and more during the school's 20th annual Etiquette Day.

February 16, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair Unified approves $150,000 in grant funding for college, career readiness

The Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved spending two $75,000 grants on Advanced Placement, college prep and intervention programs at Denair Charter Academy and Denair High School in hopes of boosting college and career readiness of all students.

February 10, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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Local ag students shine at state convention

As Turlock High School senior Robert Marchy walked over to the agriculture buildings on the school campus Thursday afternoon he was met with shouts of ...

April 27, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Students trade in pencils for shovels in celebration of Arbor Day

Recess at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy will be much shadier in years to come, thanks to the hard work of the school's students who ...

April 27, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Stan State students rally in midst of racism fears

Amid Stanislaus State's ongoing investigation into a video depicting student Nathan Damigo punching a woman in the face at protests in Berkeley earlier this ...

April 27, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


University to dedicate peace monument as issues of racism linger on campus

California State University, Stanislaus is welcoming the fifth grandson of Mahatma Gandhi to the campus on Thursday for a dedication of a Peace Pole, a ...

April 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Turlock instructors named finalists for Teachers of the Year

Two Turlock educators who go above and beyond for their students were recently rewarded for their commitment to learning by being named finalists for the ...

April 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


YCCD hosts open forums for Chancellor candidate finalists

The Yosemite Community College District is moving forward with its second chance at finding a new Chancellor.

April 18, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Stanislaus State investigating violence at Berkeley protests

Stanislaus State has launched an investigation into a video which surfaced over the weekend, seemingly showing one of their students, Nathan Damigo, punching a woman ...

April 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


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