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Outgoing TUSD board members give their take on the election

Tuesday night's Turlock Unified School Board meeting was an emotional one for at least three trustees. Timm LaVelle, Tami Muniz and Felica Renshaw attended their last board meeting as trustees on Tuesday, as they were voted out of office in the Nov. 3 election. At the next meeting, Bob Weaver, Lori Crivelli and Josh Bernard will take their places.

November 17, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Pitman student known for his love of agriculture

Ethan Alvares can be seen showing his steer with the Pitman FFA or throwing down tackles Friday night for his school's football team. But what really characterizes Alvares, is his desire to help others, his leadership skills and his sense of humor.

November 17, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Top Livermore Lab scientist to speak at CSU Stanislaus

John P. Knezovich, science and technology principal directorate at Laurence Livermore National Laboratory, will present a lecture entitled "Carbon Dating: Applications to Forensic Science" at CSU Stanislaus on Wednesday.

November 13, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Student journalists rack up awards

Modesto Junior College journalists garnered five awards from the Journalism Association of Community Colleges of Northern California for work on the Pirates' Log, their student newspaper.

November 13, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Grant to assist Hispanic education

Hispanic education will receive a boost locally, as the U.S. Department of Education awarded a $230,000 grant to CSU Stanislaus.

November 13, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education


UC Merced uses sun to go green

The University of California, Merced welcomed a new 8.5-acre, 1-megawatt solar array this week. Almost 5,000 solar panels will track the sun to provide 20 percent of the campus' annual electricity needs, rising to two-thirds of the campus' energy on sunny summer days.

November 13, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education


CSU Sacramento seeks applicants for government fellowships

Four California State University, Sacramento fellowships offer a chance to work as a full-time staff member in the California State Assembly, Senate, Executive Branch or within the California court system.

November 13, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education


National Guard visits local elementary school

Brown Elementary School celebrated Veteran's Day on Friday with the help of the California Army National Guard who landed a UH60 Black Hawk helicopter right on campus. Along for the demonstration were an LMTV truck and a high mobility multi-wheeled vehicle. All of this was possible with the help of kindergartner Bradley Williams parents' Major Douglas Williams and Catalina Williams, who are both active in the Army. Each student got to sit in the vehicles and helicopter with designated times for each class to experience the Army way of life.

November 13, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Keyes Elementary breaks ground for new classrooms

Third grade students learned a new vocabulary word for the week, "concrete," as the foundation for the new classroom buildings was being set on Tuesday.

November 13, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


TUSD pursues funding for sidewalks, safety training

Students who walk to school in the Turlock Unified School District could soon be a little bit safer, thanks to the Safe Routes to School program.

November 13, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Budget forces CSU enrollment cut despite increase in applications

Even as the California State University system receives more applications than ever before, CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed announced Tuesday that ongoing budget cuts will force a 40,000 reduction in students, system-wide, over the next three years.

November 10, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Faculty to hold no confidence vote for university president

A question now lies before the more than 300 members of the California State University, Stanislaus general faculty: 'Do you have confidence in CSU Stanislaus President Hamid Shirvani?'

November 10, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Turlock Christian embraces new online trend in journalism

Students in Lynne Thompson's journalism class at Turlock Christian High School recently took a step into the current media trend, converting their paper and ink TCS Tribune into a news Web site.

November 10, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


First place for MJC speech and debate

The Modesto Junior College speech and debate team claimed first place among community colleges in the Kevin Towhy Memorial Speech Tournament, held Oct. 23-25 at Diablo Valley College. MJC defeated 14 Northern California community colleges for the honor.

November 06, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Legless CSU Stanislaus student author to celebrate Veterans Day

CSU Stanislaus Social Work grad student Derek McGinnis lost his left leg and suffered serious brain and hand injuries, shrapnel wounds, and burns when a suicide bomber attacked his Naval unit in Iraq. From 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, the veteran, author, and student will participate in the "Support Our Troops" information table program at CSU Stanislaus, at the "Thank a Veteran" booth in front of the Vasche Library Building.

November 06, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | 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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