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Teaching Turlockers to ‘Go Green’

in Environment/News/School

This week marks the City of Turlock’s 17th annual Go Green Week, a campaign aimed at promoting environmental sustainability. Participating schools within the Turlock Unified School District have already begun touring local wastewater treatment and recycling facilities, participating in an art and recycling contest for children, and even planting new trees on their respective campuses.

“Students learn about the importance of conservation and pollution prevention strategies such as recycling, composting, water conservation and waste reduction habits,” the City of Turlock said in a release.

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Glasses 2 Classes coming to local schools

in Health/News/School

Legacy Health Endowment (LHE) is launching a vision care pilot program for public school students. Students in five school districts in Stanislaus and Merced counties will have access to free eye care this spring, thanks to a partnership between LHE and a company that organizes mobile eye clinics all across the country.

The program is known as Glasses 2 Classes. It offers free eye screening and same-day glasses for up to 200 students per district. The Optical Academy of New Jersey runs it. Turlock-based LHE is underwriting the cost of the clinics.

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Local basketball teams await playoff seeding after strong regular seasons

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Although they are crosstown rivals, the girls basketball programs of Turlock High and Pitman High must stand beside each other atop the Central California Athletic League standings and share the league championship after they each finished their regular seasons with 8-2 records. There won’t be any bragging rights on the side, either, as they split head-to-head matchups 1-1.

For the Bulldogs, it is their second consecutive 8-2 season, though it’s their first league title since the 2018-2019 campaign. It’s also their first league title under head coach Erica Hernandez. Pitman head coach Parmine Randhawa is celebrating the same milestone.

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What are the top most popular majors at Stanislaus State? Here’s what new data shows

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At Stanislaus State, students continue flocking to major in business administration. With around 1,524 students enrolled last semester, it has remained one of the most popular majors for more than four years.

According to data provided by the university, the remaining most popular majors are psychology, with around 1,299 students, liberal studies, with 752 students, criminal justice, with 611 students, and biological sciences, with 546 students enrolled in the majors.

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Ceres after school students offered free sports camps, professional coaching

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Free on-site sports camps and professional coaching are provided to fourth- through-sixth-graders enrolled in the Ceres Unified School District’s After School Education and Safety (ASES) program thanks to a new partnership with Turlock Sports Park, Inc.

The program is offered at all 14 of CUSD’s elementary campuses.

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Turlock school placed on lockdown and people detained after report of shots fired

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An elementary school in Turlock was placed on lockdown and several people were detained after gunshots were reportedly fired nearby.

At around 10:30 a.m. Monday, police were told that gunshots were fired in the area of Lander and Linwood avenues. Nearby, Cunningham Elementary School was placed on a precautionary lockdown as police investigated the incident.

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Longtime Turlock High basketball coach returns to sidelines after two-year hiatus

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When Doug Cornfoot gave up his position as Turlock High’s boys basketball coach, he thought he was done for good.

Cornfoot took over the basketball program in 2006 and for the next 15 seasons, led the Bulldogs to 229 wins, three Central California Conference championships, 12 playoff appearances and a trip to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I semifinals in 2010.

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Former Patterson elementary school principal dies over the weekend

in Community/News/School

A former principal for a Patterson elementary school passed away over the weekend, school officials said.

The Patterson Joint Unified School District announced Alma Romo's death on Sunday. A spokesperson for the school district didn't have any additional details surrounding her death.

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Waterford School District substitute dismissed after concerns raised by student, law enforcement investigates

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The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office is investigating a substitute teacher being dismissed by a principal at a school in Waterford after a student raised concerns about the substitute's behavior.

A release from the Waterford Unified School District said the substitute was working in a classroom at Lucille Whitehead Intermediate School on Thursday when a student reported behavior concerns to the school's principal.

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Stanislaus County schools stock up on naloxone to combat rising fentanyl overdoses

in Health/School/Students

As Stanislaus County continues to see an increase in fentanyl use and overdoses, school districts are working to ensure students have access to the lifesaving medicine naloxone.

Naloxone, also packaged as Narcan or Evzio, is an opioid medication that is used to rapidly reverse an opioid overdose, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The FDA-approved medicine can reverse and block the effects of opioids including heroin, morphine, oxycodone and fentanyl.

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