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25 school employees to receive pink slips

In March, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees voted to send tentative layoff notices to 76 teachers. At Tuesday's board meeting, the trustees voted to pink slip an additional 25 employees, along with adopting a list of budget cut suggestions in an effort to balance the district's budget.

April 13, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


California leads nation in after-school programs

The two to three hours after school lets out and before most parents arrive home from work are the most critical when it comes to school-age children. Those unsupervised hours are when a youth is most likely to get into trouble. Law enforcement, educators and community leaders have for years advocated for after-school programs to give children a positive and construction activity to do between the hours of 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

April 09, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


TUSD trustees look at classified layoffs

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees will consider laying off an undisclosed number of classified employees at their Tuesday meeting. According to the TUSD board agenda, the number of reductions in positions and specified classifications will be provided at the board meeting. If the District decides to layoff classified employees due to a lack of work and/or funds, they must notify the classified employees 45 days in advance, in order to comply with the Education Code.

April 09, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Construction begins on Joe Debely Stadium

Despite some April showers and an on-going law suit from concerned neighbors, construction began on the Joe Debely stadium renovations on Monday morning.

April 06, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Student Union expansion fails

The proposed $27 million expansion to the California State University, Stanislaus University Student Union was voted down by students last week in a landslide.

April 06, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Sweet rewards

Most students with perfect attendance get a pat on the back or a certificate, but at Crowell Elementary students who have no absences for an entire month get a much sweeter reward. Students who had perfect attendance for the month of March got to throw a whipped cream pie at Principal Linda Alaniz and Assistant Principal Robert Lanz in a "Just Say Go" incentive event on Thursday. Ten students out of the over 100 students from Crowell who had perfect attendance got the privilege of covering the faces of their principal and assistant principal in whipped cream.

April 02, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Pitman v. Turlock: Culinary call-out

The Pitman and Turlock High rivalry has again surfaced, but this time it will be fought in the kitchen, not on the athletic field.

April 02, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Research Week to storm UC Merced

It started off as a simple Research Day. But now, three years later, the University of California, Merced event has grown into a full-fledged Research Week.

April 02, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Turlock students debate their way to state competition

Four Turlock High students have honed their skills in the ancient art of logical argument and will soon be competing in their respective divisions at the state level of high school debate competition.

March 30, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Strawberry v. Carrot sends middle school to state competition

Memorizing the dates of important events in American history, learning to add fractions, and practicing grammar are all things students are required to learn in school, but there is no requirement to practice thinking outside of the box to enhance creativity.

March 26, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Turlockers win big at Occupational Olympics

Turlock High Agriculture and ROP teacher Chad Russell remembers when he competed in the Stanislaus County Occupational Olympics and Career Exposition in 1996. The competition, along with the ROP classes he took as a student, steered him into the career he has today.

March 26, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Modesto Junior College welcomes new president

Modesto Junior College completed the search for a new president on Friday, selecting experienced college administrator Gaither Lowenstein. He will replace interim MJC President Kenneth White on July 1.

March 26, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin to speak at CSU Stanislaus fundraiser

Sarah Palin may be more at home in the snowy environs of her native Alaska, but the former vice-presidential candidate and Alaska governor will be in sunny Turlock on June 25, when she will serve as the guest of honor at California State University, Stanislaus' 50th Anniversary Gala.

March 26, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


ROTC Inspection

Turlock High School students waited patiently Monday morning to be inspected and tested on their involvement in the Reserve Officers' Training Corps. The inspection is done every other year and the students are asked questions on the ranking system, their uniforms and knowledge of the program.

March 23, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Pitman senior turns up the heat in the kitchen

Lucero Hernandez is getting a head start in picking her future career path by experimenting with elective classes at Pitman High School.

March 23, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


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Small beautification project will go long way

There is no questioning that the weedy area behind Denair's Jack W. Lytton Stadium on Monte Vista Avenue is overdue for a makeover.

November 25, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Event proves readers are rock stars

With the ever increasing prominence of technology, it is easy to believe that children are not reading as much as they used to. However, with results of the Abundant Books for Children Project's October reading event in hand, director Susan Neufeld has proof that this is not entirely true.

November 25, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Parent steps up as unofficial crossing guard

Although Dutcher Middle School cannot currently assume liability for placing a crossing guard at the "T" intersection where Colorado Avenue meets Escondido Avenue, this has not stopped parent Marlee Caulkins from volunteering to assist students cross the road nearly every day after school.

November 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Feast sheds light on world hunger

Members from Turlock High School's Future Farmers of America club were in for a surprise when their Fall Feast turned into a realistic lesson on world hunger by mayor-elect Gary Soiseth.

November 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Fusion joins ranks of Turlock charter schools

For Turlock Unified School District director of student services Gil Ogden, Fusion Charter is a dream come true. For the district administrator and others that attended the school's open house on Thursday, the newly developed independent charter school is not only an opportunity to educate students, but to rebuild the Westside of Turlock.

November 20, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


College courses to be offered at high schools

High school students looking to get ahead before they embark on their college careers can begin as early as Spring 2015 to earn college credit with Pitman High School and Turlock High School's soon-to-be implemented college course offerings.

November 20, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Jumping for a good cause

A fraternity at California State University, Stanislaus has found the perfect reason to jump for joy with its 3rd annual Jump for Jude fundraising event. For 30 hours, members from Tau Kappa Epsilon will be jumping on a trampoline to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock teachers demand respect

An estimated 250 teachers gathered to the tune of Aretha Franklin's "Respect" before Tuesday's Turlock Unified District Board of Trustees meeting in an effort to demand just that from the district.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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