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School district committee votes to keep territory in Denair Unified

After months of anticipation, the gymnasium at Denair Middle School erupted in applause following the Committee of School District Organization's decision to reject a Turlock housing developer's petition to redraw the boundary line between Denair Unified School District and Turlock Unified School District.

February 18, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified votes to extend eCademy Charter

Following a public hearing filled solely with praise for eCademy Charter at Crane School, a five year extension for the charter school was unanimously approved on Tuesday by the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees.

February 16, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Education


Grant aims to fund dreams of local students

With a mission to make dreams real for school-aged children in Stanislaus County through programs that enrich and stimulate their minds and bodies, as well as teach values through service learning, the Make Dreams Real Endowment announced the opening for this year's grant application period.

February 16, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Presentation on aging, chronic disease

The Modesto Area Partners in Science will offer the free presentation "Aging and Chronic Disease – A View from the Aging Side" by TEDx speaker Brian Kennedy, Ph.D., biologist, CEO and president of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. The free event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Main Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on East Campus, at 435 College Avenue, Modesto.

February 16, 2016 | | Education


Accrediting committee applauds Denair Charter Academy

Following a Western Association of Schools and Colleges mid cycle report and review, Denair Charter Academy principal Dawn Allen breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday as she revealed the committee found more commendations than recommendations following their two-day visit to the charter school.

February 16, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stan State hosts Science Day

Stanislaus State will present its Fifth Annual Science Day free to the public today. The open-house environment will feature activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Naraghi Hall of Science, the Science 1 Building and the greenhouse. There will also be tours of the Trans California Pathway, an outdoor arboretum featuring plant communities native to a transect of California from the Central Valley to the High Sierra. With more than 20 activities available, students and their families will be provided with a "Passport to Science" booklet to track their activities throughout the day.

February 12, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Dennis Earl pilots ‘Comfort Corners’ for troubled students

While the words "go to the corner" are oftentimes the precursor to a form of punishment for rebellious students acting up in the classroom, going to the corner at Dennis Earl Elementary School holds an entirely different meaning.

February 12, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus State engages in month-long dialogue on equity, diversity

Key leaders from Stanislaus State and the City of Turlock gathered for a roundtable discussion on Friday that celebrated diversity and encouraged inclusivity both on campus and throughout the city.

February 12, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Committee to make decision on school district boundary line

The verdict whether or not to redraw the boundary line between Denair Unified School District and Turlock Unified School District, which would send potential Denair students to Turlock, will come down to the Stanislaus County Committee on School District Organization on Wednesday following a third and final public hearing.

February 12, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Congressional competition gives students chance to display art at U.S. Capitol

Local students with an artistic ability fit for the United States Capitol will have the opportunity to showcase their talent during the 2016 Congressional Art Competition, an annual art contest that presents student artists with the opportunity to have their artwork displayed in Washington D.C.

February 11, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified appoints Trevethan as Superintendent

Turlock Unified School District is positioned to continue the success seen in a new era of leadership following the Board of Trustees' decision to remove the interim status of Superintendent Dana Salles Trevethan's title, effective through June 30.

February 11, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock High NJROTC cadet receives $180,000 scholarship

Within months of graduating Turlock High School, senior Colby McCann has two dreams he aims to pursue, and thanks to a four-year $180,000 Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) scholarship, he won't have to choose between the two.

February 09, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman business leaders advance to state competition

Nearly 500 students from the Future Business Leaders of America met at Pitman High School on Saturday for the Central Section FBLA Leadership Conference, an annual event that pits young minds against each other during a day filled with competitions ranging from written objective tests to performance events.

February 09, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


The Pride Awakens

Pitman High School students celebrated not just winter sports, but all extracurricular clubs on campus this week during the fifth annual Hoopscoming that culminated on Friday with a "Star Wars" themed rally and black light dance. After a week of voting, the student body selected Steven Shamgochian as Hoopscoming Champion. The Hoopscoming Court included Dani Miramontes from the cheerleading squad, Jennet Mboka from the Gay Straight Alliance and Tanveen Kaur from Interact Club.

February 06, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock coaches voice concerns over proposed Facility Use Fee

Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees President Frank Lima described the annual review of the District's Facility Use Fees perfectly when he called it a "hot button item every year," as a number of athletic coaches gathered at the Tuesday meeting to vocalize their unease on one particular aspect of the proposal.

February 06, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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Stanislaus students experience the real south during 'Alternative Spring Break'

At nearly every bend in the roads they took in Alabama, nine Stanislaus State students were reminded they weren't in California anymore.

April 29, 2016 | | Education


Two Turlock educators named finalists for Teachers of the Year

The Modesto Rotary Club and the Stanislaus County Office of Education announced the 2016 Stanislaus County Teachers of the Year finalists on Tuesday, with 12 ...

April 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


UC Merced receives $5 million for Interdisciplinary Research Center

The National Science Foundation presented researchers at the University of California, Merced, with a $5 million grant for an Interdisciplinary Research Center. The new center ...

April 28, 2016 | | Education


Walnut Speech Faire provides more than just competition

Students at Walnut Elementary had the chance to make their voices heard at the school's sixth annual Walnut Speech Faire. The faire offered 60 ...

April 28, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Medeiros Elementary celebrates 10th anniversary

Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary School celebrated its 10th anniversary Monday with an emotional ceremony that celebrated the school's namesake and looked back at the ...

April 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Culinary showdown Turlock: Pitman wins high school Iron Chef competition

For the past several weeks the students in the culinary programs at Turlock and Pitman high schools have thrown themselves into learning everything they could ...

April 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Local student receives trapshooting scholarship

Since age 11, Hilmar High School student Josh Lopes has had a passion for trapshooting. He spent his days shooting at clay pigeons with his ...

April 22, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


TUSD unveils new smartphone app

Today's Turlock Unified School District students are familiar with the use of modern technology in their classrooms, with Chromebook laptops and other wireless devices ...

April 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Stanislaus State cooling tower project wins CSU Water Award

Louie Oliveira admits seeing Stanislaus State's connected system of lakes and ponds from a different perspective than most people.

April 19, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Legacy group: Name THS gym after Louise Marchant

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday received information regarding a request to name the Turlock High School West Gym, which is ...

April 19, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


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