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Students’ skills tested in Occupational Olympics

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Turlock and Hughson high schools took top honors at the Stanislaus County Office of Education’s 38th Occupational Olympics and Career Exposition, held Thursday at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds.

Turlock took first place overall in the large-school division, while Hughson High was tops in the small-school category.

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Special needs prom magical night for local students

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Prom is a special event for many high school students, but for the 200 individuals who will be attending the Society for Handicapped Children and Adults' 3rd annual Special Needs Prom, it is close to magical.

The magic will start with the theme, "Flying to Neverland," but it doesn't end there. Thanks to community sponsors, the prom attendees will be outfitted in evening wear, have their hair and make-up done by professional stylists, before being treated to a sit-down dinner. Then the real fun begins — dancing through the night.

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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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Valley Students Speak Out Amid Israel-Hamas Conflict, Urge UC Merced, Stanislaus State to Act

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As the conflict in the Gaza Strip escalates in the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas, the war’s shock waves are being felt here in the San Joaquin Valley.

Students gathered in Turlock at California State University Stanislaus’ quad on Monday to chant for Palestinian rights, as the war’s death toll continues to rise, particularly among civilians in the Gaza Strip.

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

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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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Local residents among Stanislaus State’s spring 2023 dean’s list

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Stanislaus State University congratulated more than 3,000 students who were named to the spring 2023 dean’s list, including Sophie Christopher of Winchester, Andrea Gonzales of Menifee, and Andres Tobar of Winchester. To qualify, students must earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher and register for and earn a minimum of 12 units of credit of graded coursework at the university.

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Back to class for local students

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The 2023-2024 school year is here for local school districts. As many are prepared to welcome students back this coming week, there have been a handful of local districts who have already opened the classroom doors and have begun learning.

The three local school districts that have already gotten their years underway are Denair Unified, Hilmar Unified and Hughson Unified. Meanwhile, Turlock Unified and Turlock Christian will get things started on Monday and Tuesday, respectively.

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Thousands of Modesto City School District students return to class

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Thousands of students are back in the classroom in Modesto on Monday.

At Grace Davis High School, the bell to start the day rang at 8:30 a.m., but dozens with the school leadership team arrived hours earlier to decorate the campus.

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Modesto ranks 5th least educated among 150 U.S. cities, according to recent study

in Education/News/Students

Despite improvements in its graduation rates, Modesto continues to struggle in education, according to a recent report that ranks it the fifth least educated among “the 150 largest U.S. metropolitan statistical areas.”

The report demonstrates that local schools and colleges still have much work to do, said Dr. Chad Redwing, the interim president of Modesto Junior College. “We should not accept to stay at this end of the rankings — we need to encourage more learning in our community.”

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Get your Back to School Glow Up

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For the second consecutive year, a salon in downtown Turlock is giving local children in need an opportunity to ring in the new school year with a fresh cut.

Salon TwoZeroNine, located at 625 E. Main St., will be hosting the Back to School Glow Up from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 6. The event will offer free haircuts to kids while accepting donations of school supplies to award to a local teacher nominated by the community.

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