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Denair High students raise test scores; teachers shave off hair

The teachers and administrators at Denair High School take state testing very seriously. They take testing so seriously that they're willing to bet their hair on better scores.

September 06, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


After school programs offer academic, childcare assistance

Back to school means back to finding afterschool childcare for many local parents. The Turlock Unified School District stepping in to help by providing more after school assistance for academically disadvantaged students.

September 03, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


API Report Card: TUSD drops points in statewide testing

The Turlock Unified School District saw a slight drop in test scores, as the newest Accountability Progress Report was released by the state last week.

September 03, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Turlock Farmers Market hosts CSU Stanislaus Night

The campus community and public are invited to attend CSU Stanislaus Night at the Turlock Farmers Market. The event will take place at the Main Street and Broadway Avenue from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 6.

August 30, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Mammoth bones to be displayed, studied

The youngest University of California campus is housing one of the most ancient remains in history.

August 30, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


UC Merced sees record enrollment, larger facility for ninth year

The University of California Merced hit a milestone this academic year with the largest and most diverse class of incoming freshmen, the largest contingent of graduate students, the largest total enrollment and the largest body of faculty members in its history.

This fall, freshman enrollment of 1,600 students will exceed last year's then-record class size by about 100 students. Students hail primarily from the San Francisco Bay Area (30 percent), the greater Los Angeles area (30 percent) and the San Joaquin Valley (40 percent) and comprise the most diverse incoming class in the university's history.

August 30, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Sheley touts university's achievements in annual address

California State University, Stanislaus President Joseph Sheley wants everyone to show a little more pride. Touting the university's achievements in academia and community service are one of the goals Sheley has for the new year.

August 26, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Stanislaus students head back to class amid construction

Battles for parking lot spaces, spending big bucks on expensive textbooks, and difficult professors were some of the horror stories Livingston resident Adilene Valuenzuela heard for weeks leading up to her first day at California State University, Stanislaus. But as soon as she stepped foot onto the campus, she felt right at home.

August 23, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Denair students improve test scores

The Denair Unified School District is making gains in core academics, according to the 2013 Standardized Testing and Reporting results released by the California Department of Education.

August 23, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


More funds coming to local schools

The Turlock Unified School District is going to be getting a budget boost for the upcoming school year thanks to a new state law, but just exactly how much will be coming to the school district and the restrictions attached remain an unknown.

August 20, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Education


School lunches: Natural and grilled to order

The Turlock Unified School District is saying so long to processed foods and mystery meat this year and instead offering healthier and more organic food.

August 20, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Students ready to be back in class

Four-year-old McKenna Bumgardner spent all summer long going over the alphabet and counting numbers to prepare for her first day of kindergarten at Brown Elementary School.

August 20, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Turlock schools welcome largest class of new teachers in recent history

Sevan Aydenian spent all day Friday making sure everything would be ready for her first day of first grade at Cunningham Elementary. She organized her crayons, construction paper, pencils and erasers. She mentally prepared to meet 22 new friends and begin an academic year full of new experiences.

August 16, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Education


TUSD students drop in STAR test scores

The Turlock Unified School District had a slight drop in core academics, according to the 2013 Standardized Testing and Reporting released by the California Department of Education last Thursday.

August 13, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Denair school board votes in favor of cuts, despite court ruling

"Are they paying you?"

August 13, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Education


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Pitman Future Business Leaders small but mighty

With other Future Business Leaders of America programs throughout the state boasting upwards of 300 members, some might be quick to dismiss Pitman High School's smaller FBLA program with just over 100 members as insignificant in comparison.

April 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Crowded bus reflects driver shortage in TUSD

Instead of glossing over miscellaneous status updates or "liking" funny videos on Facebook last week, former Keyes Parent Teacher Club President Sandy Yoppini's scrolling came to an abrupt halt in response to a picture posted by a Pitman High School student who resides in Keyes.

April 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


PLANTING FOR THE FUTURE

Trading in pencils and notebooks for shovels and dirty hands, students branched outside of the traditional classroom setting on Wednesday to plant nine new trees for National Arbor Day.

April 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Bullying keeps Dutcher student out of school

Bullying presents a problem for many students, but for eighth grader Breanna Mendoza the problem is life threatening.

April 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Trustees approve new Denair Charter Academy

The Denair Elementary Charter Academy is one step closer to reality after the Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved the school's creation on Thursday.

April 17, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Fruit & Veggie Contest aims to get kids eating healthy

The Stanislaus County Fair is partnering with Turlock schools to encourage kids to make healthier choices at lunch time. The 20/20 Fruit & Veggie Contest will reward elementary students who make healthy eating choices with the chance to win free tickets to the fair, a bicycle or other prizes.

April 17, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Education


MJC programs to enhance irrigation systems, provide drought relief training

As the drought continues to parch the state for the fourth year in a row, Modesto Junior College is instituting new courses and programs that focus on irrigation and drought relief.

April 16, 2015 | | Education


Deadly lesson: Denair students experience impact of drunk driving

Emergency crews were unable to save the life of Denair High student Ashley Ramaley on Thursday, a victim of a drunk driving accident. While Ramaley's death was not real, as she was a student actor in the Every 15 Minutes program, the emotional impact of her death was still felt.

April 16, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Education


YOSEMITE BOUND

In a time boasting conveniences in the form of microwave ovens and cars, it is hard to imagine that over 100 years ago, activities such as cooking on a wood-burning stove and riding on a horse-drawn stage were central to everyday life.

April 16, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Local universities take action to conserve water

Thirty seconds. That's all it takes now to report water leaks in the Social Science and Management building at University of California, Merced.

April 14, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock teen named Boy Scout of the Year

Despite the fact that Turlock High School senior Tlaloc Barajas has already achieved the highest advancement possible as Eagle Scout through the Boy Scouts of America last year, he has managed to secure one last recognition before aging out of the organization: Greater Yosemite Council's Boy Scout of the Year.

April 14, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Anticipation stewing for Iron Chef Competition

The heat emanating from the kitchen will intermingle with the heat of competition on Friday as students from Turlock High School and Pitman High School culinary art programs warm up for the Turlock Education Foundation's second annual Iron Chef Competition.

April 14, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Nicolas McKeon aims for success

While other students are spending their spring break traveling to exciting destinations - or sleeping in - Turlock High School sophomore Nicolas McKeon is at the school's shooting range honing his skills for an upcoming competition.

April 07, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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