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State takes $8.2 million from TUSD budget

The Turlock Unified School District already adjusted their budget for the poor economy three years ago, but now new State legislation is reducing school district funding even further.

September 18, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


TUSD takes a bite into nutrition education

Obesity has more than doubled in children from the age of five to 19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This comes as no surprise to parents and teachers who often see children pass up healthy food offered in the lunch room and choose anything with grease or sugar.

September 15, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


New faculty at CSU Stanislaus

California State University, Stanislaus has hired three new full-time faculty to fill key openings for the 2009-10 academic year.

September 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Giving back new competition at Keyes Charter

Serving dinner to the homeless on Friday nights, helping stabilize blood donors with juice and crackers, putting books on shelves and sending Valentine's Day cards to soldiers over seas. These are some of the activities students at Keyes Charter School will volunteer to do.

September 11, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


University receives half-million dollar gift

California State University, Stanislaus was given a gift of half a million dollars Friday from long-time university supporters Ed and Bertha Fitzpatrick.

September 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Learning extended in after-school program

An after-school program introduced in Turlock schools last spring will soon be offered in schools all over Stanislaus County.

September 08, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


Earl student charts path to success

While Cheyanne Schraeder may seem like any other American tween, with cheerleading and the "Twilight" series being her favorite things, she gets an opportunity most children her age don't even know about.

September 08, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Obama’s speech well received by Turlock students

Sitting, waiting, hoping. Students at Turlock High drummed their fingers on desktops and watched the blank overhead projector in their United States history class hoping the Internet would work. "We are just waiting for the president to come on," said U.S. history teacher Mark de la Motte, assuring his students. Two minutes later, the President appeared on the screen and a sigh of relief escaped the students.

September 08, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Community colleges struggle with higher enrollment and fewer funds

If students at community colleges think the classrooms are crowded now, just wait till they see what it looks like a few years from now. At the same time that state funding for community colleges has decreased, the enrollment is rising at a rapid rate.

September 08, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Wakefield starts peer mediation program

Playing handball, climbing the jungle gym and jumping in the hopscotch squares is all a part of the fun at recess. Sometimes though, there can be a little rough housing or miscommunication on the playground that can lead to a conflict. This is where the Wildcat Rangers step in to help solve the problems.

September 04, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Local students show improvement in CAHSEE scores

California High School Exit Exam results were released Wednesday and Turlock's numbers are up by one percent.

September 04, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Free science lessons at MJC

The Science, Math and Engineering Division at Modesto Junior College will present two series of free science presentations as part of the Modesto Area Partners in Science programs and weekly Science Colloquiums.

September 04, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Local schools to benefit from tobacco use prevention grant

The Stanislaus County Office of Education recently received $1.8 million in grants for their Tobacco Use Prevention Program from the California Department of Education. This money is to help educate students in sixth to12th grades about the negative health effects of smoking.

September 01, 2009 | By Maegan Martens mmartens@turlockjournal.com | Education


Turlock instructor wins big at State Fair

Turlock High agriculture teacher, Chad Russell, won the instructor sweepstakes at the California State Fair in August due to his students' success. All of his ag students won first place at the Fair, which gave their instructor the most points at the end to win his own prize. Russell won a plaque and $150.

September 01, 2009 | By Maegan Martens mmartens@turlockjournal.com | Education


Stanislaus dean resigns

California State University, Stanislaus Professor Nael Aly, who has served as the dean of the College of Business Administration for the last two years has resigned his position, according to university officials.

September 01, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | 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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