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MJC celebrates 60th anniversary of Ag Open House

Modesto Junior College invites the public to the 60th Annual Agriculture Open House, scheduled for Oct. 11 in the newly-constructed Agriculture Center for Education, 'ACE' Pavilion located off Brink Avenue on MJC's West Campus. MJC Agriculture students will plan, construct and present displays, which feature the many agriculture majors offered at the college. Additionally, there will be tours of the agriculture instructional livestock production units and the agriculture intern housing. The tours and displays will begin at 4 p.m. originating at the 'ACE' Pavilion. A barbecued chicken dinner will be served from 5 p.m. to 6:30 ...

September 24, 2012 | | Education


Turlock High student earns accolades for responsibility

Turlock High principal Dana Trevethan has high praise for student Heath Rojas. His work ethic and list of accomplishments were recently recognized by the Turlock Unified School District and he was honored as the Character Counts student of the month for the trait of responsibility.

September 21, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


National student writing assessment goes high tech

For the first time ever the U.S. Department of Education used advances in technology to assess students' writing capabilities.

September 21, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


TUSD makes service learning graduation requirement

Whether it's picking up trash, scrubbing down the water parks, or raking the lawns of elderly community members during the 5th Annual Turlock Shines event, sophomore high school students will be required to actively participate in organized service experiences in order to graduate. The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved a new community service requirement for 10th through 12th grade students - effective immediately.

September 18, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Pros give students unique music lesson

From exciting classical arrangements, to burning jazz standards, over 400 band Turlock band students were treated to a one-of-a-kind musical experience through The Turlock Concert Association.

September 18, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


CSU Tuition hike hinges on Prop 30

California State University Trustees will consider adopting a triggered, mid-year tuition increase this week, in response to a potential $250 million "trigger" budget cut to the CSU should Proposition 30 fail in November.

September 17, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


CSU Stanislaus offers new Veterans Center

Former U.S. service members and their family members have a new place to hang out on the California State University, Stanislaus campus: the new Veterans Center, located in the Student Services Building.

September 14, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Hilmar students go high tech

Sixth graders at Hilmar Middle School started off the new year with a tech upgrade. Through collective efforts from school site funds, students and faculty received 200 Netbooks to enhance learning in the classroom.

September 11, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


High schools break from tradition for 2013 graduations

For years it has been a tradition for Turlock and Pitman high schools to hold their graduation ceremonies on the same day, leaving friends, family, and school district staff to race against time and traffic to attend both events, but this year the schools will break from tradition.

September 11, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


TJHS holds first ever CELDTebration

Thirty-three Turlock Junior High students were recognized for their hard work in passing the California English Language Development Test at the first annual CELDTebration on Thursday night.

September 07, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


School construction costs off budget

Many Turlock students started the new academic year amidst construction at their school sites. Currently, the Turlock Unified School District has projects underway at Brown, Julien and Wakefield elementary schools and Turlock High School.

September 04, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Local students score big on state tests

For a third consecutive year, students in the Turlock Unified School District reached a substantial turning point in core academics, according to the 2012 Standardized Testing and Reporting released by the California Department of Education last Friday.

September 04, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Parents return to class for Back to School Night events

Back to School Night was a stroll down memory lane for many Turlock parents this week. They sat in child-sized chairs surrounded by picture books and finger paintings. They sat quietly while teachers explained the year's curriculum, and some even had snack time.

August 31, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Firefighters give to local students through education foundation

The Turlock Education Foundation's quest to raise $1 million for Turlock Unified School District students is one step closer to fulfillment through generous donations from community members. Turlock Firefighters Local 2434 donated $2,500 through its annual Random Acts of Kindness Boot Drive.

August 31, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


President asks students to brag about university

Though budgetary difficulties loom large at California State University, Stanislaus, Interim President Joseph Sheley focused on the university's myriad successes in his inaugural fall address, delivered Wednesday.

August 31, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


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Turlock schools go red

Schools throughout Turlock Unified School District have been looking significantly redder this week and it's not due to early Christmas decorations. In fact, the extra hues of red throughout the district can be attributed to Red Ribbon Week, a week-long event that encourages students to be drug free.

October 30, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


School district responds to concerns regarding Common Core math

Two weeks after parents and community members voiced their concerns about the Turlock Unified School District's lack of an accelerated math course at the junior high level, TUSD has Common Core Math 7 Honors and Common Core Math 8 Honors courses in the works.

October 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Head Start celebrates half a century of academic success

Crowell Elementary School's Head Start Program has not only prevailed through recent budget cuts, it has thrived. According to coordinator of Turlock Unified School District Early Education Programs Judy Huerta, whatever funding they lost due to budget cuts, they have gotten back in recent years.

October 24, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman band urges district to allow use of charter buses

The feeling of frustration was palpable at Turlock Unified School District's meeting on Tuesday as the Pitman High School Band and the Board of Trustees attempted to meet each other halfway regarding transportation usage within the district.

October 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman hosts squealing event for breast cancer awareness

Pitman High School English teacher Joni Busby can personally testify that kissing a pig is not as bad as it might seem. However according to Busby, it did not hurt that she did the oink-worthy task all for the school's Kiss the Pig Contest, which benefitted the American Cancer Society of Modesto.

October 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Delhi Board member facing retaliation from community members

With elections just around the corner, tension is building between community members and Delhi Unified School District Board member Jesus Rodriguez.

October 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman students offer local Halloween fun

Those looking for a scary good time before Halloween need not look further than Turlock, thanks to Pitman High School's Athletic Booster Club, Drama Club, and collaborating art students.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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