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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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Trustees approve new Denair Charter Academy

The Denair Elementary Charter Academy is one step closer to reality after the Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved the school's creation on Thursday.

April 17, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Fruit & Veggie Contest aims to get kids eating healthy

The Stanislaus County Fair is partnering with Turlock schools to encourage kids to make healthier choices at lunch time. The 20/20 Fruit & Veggie Contest will reward elementary students who make healthy eating choices with the chance to win free tickets to the fair, a bicycle or other prizes.

April 17, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Education


MJC programs to enhance irrigation systems, provide drought relief training

As the drought continues to parch the state for the fourth year in a row, Modesto Junior College is instituting new courses and programs that focus on irrigation and drought relief.

April 16, 2015 | | Education


Deadly lesson: Denair students experience impact of drunk driving

Emergency crews were unable to save the life of Denair High student Ashley Ramaley on Thursday, a victim of a drunk driving accident. While Ramaley's death was not real, as she was a student actor in the Every 15 Minutes program, the emotional impact of her death was still felt.

April 16, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Education


YOSEMITE BOUND

In a time boasting conveniences in the form of microwave ovens and cars, it is hard to imagine that over 100 years ago, activities such as cooking on a wood-burning stove and riding on a horse-drawn stage were central to everyday life.

April 16, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Local universities take action to conserve water

Thirty seconds. That's all it takes now to report water leaks in the Social Science and Management building at University of California, Merced.

April 14, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock teen named Boy Scout of the Year

Despite the fact that Turlock High School senior Tlaloc Barajas has already achieved the highest advancement possible as Eagle Scout through the Boy Scouts of America last year, he has managed to secure one last recognition before aging out of the organization: Greater Yosemite Council's Boy Scout of the Year.

April 14, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Anticipation stewing for Iron Chef Competition

The heat emanating from the kitchen will intermingle with the heat of competition on Friday as students from Turlock High School and Pitman High School culinary art programs warm up for the Turlock Education Foundation's second annual Iron Chef Competition.

April 14, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Nicolas McKeon aims for success

While other students are spending their spring break traveling to exciting destinations - or sleeping in - Turlock High School sophomore Nicolas McKeon is at the school's shooting range honing his skills for an upcoming competition.

April 07, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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