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City spreads ‘green’ awareness

Along with the normal reading and writing lessons, Turlock students learned about conservation and environmental stewardship this week as part of the city's "Go Green" campaign.

April 30, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Students go back to 1860s to experience Civil War era

It wasn't a typical Friday for eighth grade students at Dutcher Middle School. Instead of silent reading, recess breaks and quizzes, about 300 students got to go back in time over 100 years ago to experience what life was like during the Civil War.

April 23, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Head Start prepares children for the rigors of school

On Wednesday, the children in Cunningham School's Head Start program learned all about what their first day of "real school" will be like. The 3 to 5-year-old pre-school students prepared for kindergarten with a field trip to local kindergarten classes. They also participated in a variety of elementary school related activities.

April 23, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


Business students connect with firms looking to hire

For anyone, finding a job in this economy is tough. For students about to graduate college, finding a job with little more than a degree can be an absolute nightmare.

April 23, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


District gets green light on renovation projects

After a year of stalled construction, renovation of Turlock High's Agricultural building and elementary classroom projects will now be completed, thanks to funding through a Career Technical Education grant and local bonds.

April 20, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


TUSD approves $2.35 million in budget cuts

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees approved $2.3 million in budget cuts at their Tuesday meeting, despite comments made about who should take the brunt of the cut backs.

April 20, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


MJC Forensics wins 10 metals at state; first at nationals

The MJC Speech and Debate team took home the first place debate sweepstakes award at the Phi Rho Pi National Tournament, held April 5 through 10 in New Orleans, La. The top finish followed the MJC Forensics Team's second overall finish at the 2010 California Community College Speech and Debate Championships, held March 18 to 21 in Concord.

April 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Jeremy Renner named MJC Distinguished Alumnus

Oscar-nominated actor Jeremy Renner will be honored as Modesto Junior College's Distinguished Alumnus for 2010 at the college's 6 p.m. April 30 Commencement Ceremony.

April 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


UC Merced to celebrate packed Earth Week

The University of California, Merced is already a green campus, but this week students, faculty and staff will ramp up the environmentalism as they celebrate Earth Week.

April 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Every 15 Minutes

Turlock firefighters carried away the body of Pitman High junior Lucas Giron as part of the Every 15 Minutes drunk-driving crash representation on Pitman's track on Thursday. Four students, who were part of the "walking dead," and the Grim Reaper watched Giron being carried to the Stanislaus County Coroner van and Pitman student Lisa Yang being air-lifted out for her injuries from the staged Every 15 Minutes crash site.

April 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Turlock students hit the right notes in All-State Orchestra

A passion for music, along with natural-born talent, has taken Turlock High students Kate Matson and Trevor Purdy and Pitman High student Esther Grace Elia to the All-State Orchestra.

April 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Parents, students fight for graduation gowns

For years it has been a tradition for Turlock eighth graders to wear gowns at their graduation ceremony, but this year students will not be donning the traditional garb and parents are not happy about it.

April 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Pitman clubs mix it up in cook-off competition

With a little bit of sugar and a little bit of spice, six clubs from Pitman High School battled it out in the kitchen on Wednesday to earn the title of Iron Chef.

April 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


University, foundation target of public records lawsuit

A Carmicheal, Calif. based nonprofit has filed suit against California State University, Stanislaus and the CSU Stanislaus Foundation, seeking a court order forcing the organizations to release documents relating to Sarah Palin's upcoming June 25 appearance at the University's 50th Anniversary Gala Fundraiser.

April 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


California loses out in first phase of Race to the Top grant funding

The U.S. Department of Education announced on March 29 the two winners for the first phase of the Race to the Top competition and California was not one of them. In fact, California didn't even place in the top 25.

April 14, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


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Grant to allow Turlock Adult School to expand services

Funding for the Turlock Adult School is expected to undergo a few changes, thanks to a generous grant from the Workforce Investment Act, Title II: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act. The grant, which totals to $482,510, will go towards increasing and enhancing Adult Secondary Education, Adult Basic Education, and ESL Civics.

September 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


University invites community to carnival, concert

California State University, Stanislaus is hoping to bridge the gap between town and gown this Sunday with games, food, and activities at the fourth annual StanFest Community Carnival. Hosted by Associated Student Incorporated, the free event will give members of the university and the community the perfect opportunity to come together and have fun.

September 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Cows help local chapter graze their way to National FFA Convention

Herds of cows have been popping up all over Turlock and the organization responsible is Turlock High School's Future Farmers of America club.

September 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSU Stanislaus remains one of the 'Best in the West'

Right on the tails of California State University, Stanislaus's recognition in Money magazine, Forbes magazine, and the Princeton Review, the university also recently earned acclamation from the U.S. News and World Report as one of the best regional colleges in the west for the 19th consecutive year.

September 12, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Chatom Union School District Board of Trustees to change election process

The Chatom Union School District Board of Trustees took the first step towards a transition from an at-large election process to a by-trustee area election process at their meeting Tuesday night.

September 11, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair's Neve Foresti effortlessly does it all

Even at her young age, Denair resident Neve Foresti has a lot of achievements under her belt. The sophomore from Modesto High School has already earned recognition as a piano playing aficionado, a skillful tennis player, an engineering enthusiast, and is even enrolled in the school's International Baccalaureate program.

September 10, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Communication key goal for TUSD in 2014-15

Turlock Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Sonny Da Marto is striving for increased student development, continued community communication, and the provision of the resources students and staff need to succeed in the 2014-15 academic year.

September 09, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


AG, school district tackle truancy crisis

While all local school districts are back in session, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris is hoping new legislation will keep students in class.

September 09, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Workshops put focus on understanding mental illness

Turlock Unified School District, in partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will present a series of workshops that will highlight mental illnesses and start a discussion on complex mental health issues. The first one, titled "In Our Own Voice," will provide an introductory understanding of mental illness by featuring speakers who have dealt with or are currently dealing with mental illnesses themselves.

September 09, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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