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Japanese students get taste of America locally

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Nine area high schools hosted 295 Japanese students, 20 teachers and two administrators from Kyoto University of Advanced Science High School in recent weeks, including Ceres, Central Valley, Hughson, Delhi, Beyer, Enochs, Gregori, Ripon and Pacheco.

Retired Ceres High School activity director Linda Cooper coordinated the trip just as she has since 2016. 

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Parent dies at Turlock High after suffering medical emergency, school district reports

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A parent died Monday evening at Turlock High after suffering a medical emergency, according to the Turlock Unified School District.

Firefighters responded at 7:21 p.m. to a report of a person not breathing in a vehicle parked on Berkeley Avenue in a secured area of the high school, according to a Turlock Fire Department incident report and a department spokesman.

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High school attendance boundary changes on hold in Modesto City Schools. Here’s why

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Modesto City Schools has paused its move toward high school boundary changes, and staff will recommend the Board of Education defer any adjustments for the time being.

The reason: Improvements to be made on high school campuses as the result of the passage of bond Measure L in November could change students’ attendance patterns, district spokeswoman Linda Mumma Solorio said.

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Woman trespassing at high school arrested after resisting officers Friday morning

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On Friday, April 28th, 2023, at 6:33 am, the Turlock Police Department was dispatched to a reported trespass in progress at Pitman High School, 2525 W Christoffersen Pkwy, Turock, where a woman in front of the front office was refusing to leave and becoming belligerent with staff.

When officers arrived on scene, the woman, later identified as Lakiesha Barkus, 38, of Palo Alto, briefly left, however, returned back onto campus from a different spot.

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Social media threat against Turlock High School under investigation

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TURLOCK – Authorities say they are investigating social media posts around a potential threat at Turlock High School.

Turlock police said on Thursday that they were aware of the postings and that a school resource officer had already identified the student allegedly involved in them.

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High school football rankings: After Week 2 losses, where do top teams stand?

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The Top 10 finished Week 2 with a record of .500 as five teams won and five lost. Downey continued its hot start, putting up 56 points on East Union. Ceres, Hughson and Ripon Christian joined the Knights in scoring more than 35 points in Week 2 wins.

Central Catholic and Escalon lost nail-biters to some of California’s top programs. The Raiders lost to St. Francis, a top 5 team in its area, according to the Bay Area News Group.

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‘Leave a legacy’: How two Modesto schools became the first boys volleyball teams in the city

in School/Sports

When the Sac-Joaquin Section released its boys volleyball playoff brackets on April 29, there were schools from Lodi, Stockton, Ripon and many different cities around Sacramento.

But none from Modesto.

In the state of California, boys volleyball participation has increased every year from 2010-2019 according to the National Federation of State High School Associations, gaining the most steam in Southern California and near the Bay Area.

Two schools in Modesto have made their mark by starting teams this year: Davis High School and Central Catholic High School. The teams were started in an attempt to provide an extra sport for boys in the spring, and grow boys volleyball in the area.

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Congressional art contest open to high schoolers until April 28

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Congressman Jared Huffman’s (D-San Rafael) office announced this week that the annual Congressional Art Competition has opened — the competition is open for digital submissions from high school students in the state’s Second Congressional District, which covers the Golden Gate Bridge to the Oregon border.

Winning artwork is exhibited in the U.S. Capitol building for a year, where it sits with winning artwork from other Congressional districts throughout the country. The winning artist will receive two round-trip tickets to Washington, D.C. to view their artwork and upon admission acceptance, the winning artist will be eligible for a scholarship to attend the Savannah College of Art and Design, upon acceptance to the school.

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California high school students filmed giving Nazi salutes and singing Nazi war song

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A video of California high school students giving Nazi salutes while singing a Nazi song emerged on Monday, marking the second time that Orange County teenagers making anti-Semitic actions have come to light in 2019.

The video, first reported on by The Daily Beast, shows student-athletes from Pacifica High School extending their arms in Nazi salutes while singing along to a Nazi war chant.

According to a statement issued Monday by the Garden Grove Unified School District, which oversees the school, the racist incident occurred in November, before "an after school hours, off-campus student athletics banquet in an empty and unsupervised room at the facility."

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