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TUSD faces tough times

Governor Jerry Brown's proposed budget is leaving school districts throughout the state reeling, including Turlock Unified School District.

February 07, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


EDUCATION: NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

Dennis Earl Elementary students, staff and families celebrated the third annual Sixth Grade Chinese New Year Parade on Friday. 2012 is the Year of the Dragon and Earl sixth graders went all out designing and building their dragons. In Chinese culture the dragon wards off evil spirits and brings good luck.

February 03, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Denair schools get good news, bad news in academic report

Schools in the Denair Unified School District saw both positive and negative academic results based on the annual School Accountability Report Card, released Wednesday.

February 03, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Hilmar Unified facing financial crisis

Hilmar Unified School District Superintendent Isabel Cabral-Johnson held a special informational public meeting last Tuesday evening to discuss possible courses of action for the HUSD Board of Education to take in various budget scenarios.

February 03, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Catholic Schools Week

Sacred Heart School in Turlock celebrates Catholic Schools Week from Jan. 29 to Feb. 5 with events on campus every day. This year's theme is "Faith, Academics, Service."

January 31, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Hilmar schools earn good grades on annual report

The Hilmar Unified School District released the 2010-11 round of School Accountability Report Cards and schools district-wide are performing above the state average.

January 31, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


100 days and counting

Denair Elementary School and Denair Academic Avenues teamed up to celebrate the 100th day of school with a canned food drive for Gateway Church food pantry. In addition, the canned food drive students learned about the number 100 through creative activities and school work. The numbers 1-100 are an important part of first grade curriculum.

January 27, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


TUSD looks to improve substitute teaching coverage

When Grady Welch was elected to the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees one of his major concerns was what he was hearing from school teachers and administrators about a lack of substitute teachers.

January 27, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


CSU trustees cap presidential compensation

In response to concerns over rapidly escalating executive pay, the California State University Board of Trustees on Wednesday moved to cap presidential compensation.

January 27, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


TUSD lunches already close to new USDA mandates

School cafeterias will soon feature a lot more whole grains, fruits, vegetables and reduced sodium under new guidelines from the USDA.

January 27, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Pitman band members earn honors

Pitman High School Band members Bryan Rosales (French Horn), Eddie Savelson (French Horn), Jamie Orlando (Flute) and Ryan Williams (Basson) were selected to the Northern California Honor Band, which preformed last weekend in Stockton. Rosales and Savelson have also been selected to the All-California Honor Band.

January 24, 2012 | Hector Ramirez | Education


School officials caught in the middle with transitional kindergarten

Turlock Unified School District officials are scratching their heads over what course of action to take about transitional kindergarten. Assistant Superintendent Lacrisha Ferriera even jokingly admitted the quandary is affecting her sleeping patterns. Odds are she isn't alone.

January 24, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


TUSD fares well on annual academic report

The report cards are out and the Turlock Unified School District is showing marked improvement in academic performance for the third consecutive year.

January 20, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


School district earns ‘A’ for energy conservation

The Turlock Unified School District has saved more than $1.22 million since April of 2009, when energy conservation efforts were launched. Those saved funds are diverted away from utility bills and moved back into the TUSD general education budget.

January 20, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Turlock, Denair school employees receive accolades for going above and beyond

The Stanislaus County Office of Education honored 22 outstanding school district classified employees during the Employees Making A Difference ceremony, held Tuesday at Peterson Event Center in Modesto.

January 20, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


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Cyrus Elia finds the right note for success in music

Cyrus Elia is a 16-year-old sophomore at Pitman High School with a knack, or rather a gift, for music. Recently named one of 16 cellists in California to make the All State Orchestra, Elia attributes his success to his musical family's encouragement and the supportive Turlock Unified School District programs. Referred to as "easily in the top 1 percent of all the students I've had the pleasure to work with in my 14 year career" by Pitman High School director of bands Ruben Modesto, Elia spent time reflecting upon his musical experience and discussing his plans for the ...

April 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


DUSD celebrates Week of the Young Child

Preschool and kindergarten students of the Denair Unified School District were treated to a special day of festivities on Friday in a culminating celebration of Week of the Young Child. The themed week is an annual celebration sponsored through the National Association for the Education of Young Children which aims to draw attention to the need and importance of childhood development.

April 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Cunningham Elementary hosts first Family Fitness Night

The common adage "A family that plays together, stays together" rang true at Cunningham Elementary School on Friday evening where families gathered to participate in healthy outdoor activities at the first ever Family Fitness Night.

April 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


From pain to philanthropy

Hospital doctors and nurses take care of various patients for a multitude of issues every day, but they rarely have the opportunity to see their patients performing successfully in life once they have left the hospital. After a traumatic experience that left Turlock Christian sophomore McAllister Russell in the hands of the Children's Hospital of Oakland for several weeks, the local student felt it imperative to give back to the people who helped save her life.

April 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


DUSD hires new financial business exec

The Denair Unified School District is often compared to a close-knit family and this week the District is welcoming new blood through the hire of Linda Covello, the new Chief Business Officer.

April 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Bryan Hernandez finds academic success

Although he moved to the United States from Mexico only a year ago, Bryan Hernandez is already fluent in English, something many individuals spend a lifetime trying to do.

April 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Can you dig it? Dutcher Middle School garden comes to fruition

Three apple trees, two almond trees, five grape vines and rows of radishes, green beans and corn-this is just the beginning of the Dutcher Middle School garden.

April 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


DaMarto named finalist for Superintendent of the Year

Turlock Unified School District Superintendent Sonny DaMarto was named a finalist for the 2013 Superintendent of the Year through the National Association of School Superintendents. DaMarto attended a NASS symposium in Southern California in March where he collaborated and discussed key issues and challenges educators face today.

April 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


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