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Sounds of the Season

Approximately 100 kindergarten students from Cunningham Elementary School ventured to Save Mart Supermarket and Starbucks on Friday to sing Christmas carols and "spread joy to the community," according to teacher Wendi Cook. Cook said that the kindergarten students' performance is just one way the students can give back and contribute to the growing partnership between the school and two businesses, which was formed to strengthen the community.

December 11, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair Unified remains hopeful with 'fragile' budget

While Denair Unified School District was overjoyed last year to discover that it was finally on its way to fiscal recovery, continuing enrollment decline at the high school level has cut this celebration short as a lack of students can once again trigger tough financial decisions for the district.

December 11, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified enacts plan to recruit highly-qualified teachers

As teacher shortages continue to exasperate school districts across the country, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Jason Maggard unveiled a plan of action on Tuesday to help Turlock Unified School District attract and retain only the best teachers for its students.

December 11, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified, City partner to provide New Years meal for students, families

Together with the City of Turlock, Turlock Unified School District will be celebrating the ongoing progress of the District Farm and ringing in a healthy New Year by providing a delicious, free meal for students and their families during their inaugural Farm to Family Feast.

December 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Junior High students donate thousands of cans to Turlock Together

If there is one thing that Turlock Junior High School Social Studies teachers Dustin Christian and Kayla Amador learned after pitting their two classes against each other in a friendly competition to bring in more donations for Turlock Together, it is that there are going to need a lot more blue barrels next year.

December 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus State students approve fee increase for new Union Building

The decision as to whether to increase student fees by $209 every semester to renovate the current University Student Union Building fell into the hands of over 500 Stanislaus State students-most of whom will likely not be on campus to pay up when the fee comes into effect.

December 08, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified sets aside $3M to address future facilities need

Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustee members demonstrated on Tuesday that it is never too early to prepare for the future as they unanimously approved to allot $3 million for land acquisition and development, a move which could potentially relieve elementary schools nearing impaction.

December 08, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Transitional kindergarten students get head start in academics

While Turlock resident Angelina Garcia admitted that her 5-year-old son Ezreal Garcia got off to a rough start in transitional kindergarten this year at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy, she said that she is now beginning to see the many benefits of the pre-kindergarten option at Turlock Unified School District.

December 04, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


THS embarks on a month of kindness

Turlock High School English teacher Daris Kline was given a pleasant surprise on Thursday afternoon when sophomores Alden Norquist and Case Pacheco walked into her classroom to present her with a bouquet of colorful flowers.

December 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus State students to vote on fee increase for new Union Building

The University Student Union at Stanislaus State has proposed a student tuition fee referendum to renovate the current Union Building on campus. If passed, student fees will increase by $209 every semester starting Fall 2019 to help cover the $52 million needed for the project.

December 01, 2015 | BY OSCAR COPLAND The Signal | Education


Christian student group regains recognition at Stanislaus State

In what can only be described as a bittersweet compromise for members, Stanislaus Christian Fellowship Chi Alpha was officially reinstated at Stanislaus State after it agreed to amend club policy that required its leaders to affirm the group's Christian beliefs.

December 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Food fundraisers to make healthy comeback at Turlock schools

Raising money for school trips just got a little bit easier for Turlock Unified School District students as the Board of Trustees voted earlier this month to put food and beverages back on the menu for school fundraisers.

November 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stan State welcomes new club to support mental health of students

Although Stanislaus State senior Marnye Henry is set to graduate this semester, she said that she could not justify leaving without first starting a NAMI on Campus club to help her peers who need support with mental health disorders.

November 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Ellie shares her diabetes story

Type 1 Diabetes has changed Ellie Hart's life forever. Until February she didn't know she had the disease. With November being National Diabetes Awareness Month, the Turlock girl staged an assembly at her Whitmore Charter School in Ceres last week to help educate her classmates on T1D.

November 25, 2015 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Education


Denair mourns sudden loss of two educators

Although Denair Elementary Charter Academy was not in session this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday, a number of students still received calls from Principal Sara Michelena on Monday to notify them of the unexpected death of their fourth grade teacher Mark Selee.

November 25, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


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Graduation time

Turlock Adult School held its commencement ceremony on Wednesday, kicking off Turlock's graduation season. Students in the area will be marching to the beat ...

May 20, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Cunningham Elementary salutes veterans at State Float Parade

Fifth grade students at Cunningham Elementary got a chance to display their float-building expertise on Wednesday when the school held its annual State Float Parade ...

May 19, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Denair announces new principals for high school, middle school and elementary campuses

When school starts again in Denair, students and staff will welcome new principals at three campuses. Kara Backman will take over at Denair High School ...

May 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Nine 'Golden Grads' ready to relive their 1966 Stan State commencement

Stanislaus State was a very different campus in 1966 than it is today. But then, so was the city of Turlock.

May 17, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


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