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Turlock’s Texas Ranger talks with students about priorities

Local baseball player Tom Mendonca has a lesson to teach about priorities. This Turlock High School graduate went on to win the College World Series with the Fresno State Bulldogs. He was also named the College World Series Most Outstanding Player and he won the Joe Kearney Award in 2009, which recognized him as the top male athlete in the Western Athletic Conference. After all of his success, however, he says that baseball is not his top priority.

December 18, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


Conflict of interest forces new TUSD trustee to resign

Turlock Unified School District Trustee Lori Crivelli resigned her seat on with only one meeting under her belt on Wednesday due to a potential conflict of interest.

December 18, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Turlock students come up short in Mock Trials

Turlock and Pitman high students spent the last three months learning how the court system works with the hope that their understanding could be turned into winning prosecution and defense teams. While their arguments were compelling, in the end, they were left with no appeal to move on in the Stanislaus County Mock Trials event.

December 15, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


TUSD starts off the new year with fresh perspectives

Three new trustees were sworn into office at the Turlock Unified School District Board meeting on Tuesday, ushering in a new era in district leadership.

December 11, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


CSUS students and faculty stage multiple rallies against recent cuts

California State University, Stanislaus students staged a massive walkout Wednesday morning to protest the loss of Winter Term, cuts to classes and professors, and what many termed as the "poor leadership" of President Hamid Shirvani.

December 11, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Anti-Debely coalition voice legal concerns

Despite the threat of potential litigation at Tuesday's Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting, the board moved forward with the master plan of the Joe Debely Stadium renovations with some additional add-ons for a cost of about $3.6 million.

December 08, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Bullies beware: TUSD is out to stop you

Spring is the time of year for flowers to bloom and Mother Nature to come out of hibernation, but it is also the time when bullying incidents spring up the most.

December 08, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Universities strive to end graduation gap for low-income and minority students

Minority and low-income students have historically had a harder path to and through college, but a new nationwide initiative looks to close that achievement gap.

December 08, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education


UC Merced application deadline now Dec. 15

The University of California, Merced, pushed back the deadline for Fall 2010 applications for the second time in as many days.

December 04, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Earl students take a step toward physical fitness

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning, passersby can see Dennis Earl Elementary students working on their fitness by walking about a mile before class starts. Their inspiration: Colored feet charms to add to their stylish necklaces.

December 04, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Local students hone their NFL skills

The lawn outside Walnut Elementary Education Center was transformed into a mini National Football League training camp this past September for 120 students who were looking to put their best punt, pass and kick forward.

December 01, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Walnut Elementary earns top four in state H1N1 video contest

Sneeze into a tissue, cough into your sleeve, wash your hands, sanitize. These health-minded words along, with the catchy tune that accompany them, have been stuck in the heads of Walnut Elementary School students since they started making their H1N1 public service announcement for the California Department of Public Health.

November 27, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


California steps up competition for education grant

Education cuts are coming at state governments left and right leaving local school districts with little to nothing to teach the students of the future. No one has much money and the students of America are suffering.

November 27, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Academic Senate censures CSU Stanislaus interim provost

The California State University, Stanislaus Academic Senate voted Tuesday to formally censure Interim Provost Herman Lujan for "intemperate remarks" made in a Nov. 4 letter to the editor, published in the Turlock Journal.

November 24, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Faculty has ‘no confidence’ in CSU Stanislaus president

The votes have been tallied and the results are in: the General Faculty of California State University, Stanislaus voted overwhelmingly Friday to express no confidence in the performance and leadership of CSU Stanislaus President Hamid Shirvani.

November 20, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education


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Denair Unified to expand tobacco-free policy

Denair Unified School District is taking steps to expand its tobacco-free policy to include the prohibition of electronic hookahs and other vapor-emitting devices, with or without nicotine content.

August 29, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Cunningham principal takes ice bucket challenge to motivate students

At Cunningham Elementary's "Friday Morning Opening" Principal Tami Truax challenged students to work hard and be respectful every day and then had a bucket of ice water dumped on her head.

August 29, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


President Sheley’s annual address highlights campus challenges, successes

The campus community gathered at California State University, Stanislaus for President Joseph Sheley's annual address, which ranged from the university's financial situation, the collaborative need for a school signature and identity, and the increased health and safety efforts of campus.

August 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Former POW Jessica Lynch coming to Turlock

Although only two weeks into the new school year, Turlock High School has already lined up high-profile motivational speaker and former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch to speak to students on Nov. 7.

August 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


MJC awards $250,000 in scholarships

Modesto Junior College awarded over $250,000 in scholarships to 246 students for the fall 2014 term at their recent annual scholarship ceremony.

August 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


UC Merced opens new 'green' building

University of California, Merced took another step toward environmental stewardship with the opening of its new Science and Engineering 2 Building set for Wednesday.

August 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus Military Academy decreases drill instruction, increases academic quality

Stanislaus Military Academy has made the administrative decision this year to shift its focus towards academic quality by decreasing class sizes, implementing class periods, and increasing educational instruction.

August 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


New TUSD policy uses positive interventions to keep students in school

At their first scheduled meeting of the school year, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees established new policies and policy changes to increase overall student success, one of which will push back exclusionary discipline practices, such as suspension, in favor of positive interventions to correct misbehaving students.

August 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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