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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


Attorney General to investigate CSU Stanislaus Foundation

Attorney General to investigate CSU Stanislaus Foundation

April 14, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


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


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Pitman Future Business Leaders small but mighty

With other Future Business Leaders of America programs throughout the state boasting upwards of 300 members, some might be quick to dismiss Pitman High School's smaller FBLA program with just over 100 members as insignificant in comparison.

April 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Crowded bus reflects driver shortage in TUSD

Instead of glossing over miscellaneous status updates or "liking" funny videos on Facebook last week, former Keyes Parent Teacher Club President Sandy Yoppini's scrolling came to an abrupt halt in response to a picture posted by a Pitman High School student who resides in Keyes.

April 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


PLANTING FOR THE FUTURE

Trading in pencils and notebooks for shovels and dirty hands, students branched outside of the traditional classroom setting on Wednesday to plant nine new trees for National Arbor Day.

April 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Bullying keeps Dutcher student out of school

Bullying presents a problem for many students, but for eighth grader Breanna Mendoza the problem is life threatening.

April 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Trustees approve new Denair Charter Academy

The Denair Elementary Charter Academy is one step closer to reality after the Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved the school's creation on Thursday.

April 17, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Fruit & Veggie Contest aims to get kids eating healthy

The Stanislaus County Fair is partnering with Turlock schools to encourage kids to make healthier choices at lunch time. The 20/20 Fruit & Veggie Contest will reward elementary students who make healthy eating choices with the chance to win free tickets to the fair, a bicycle or other prizes.

April 17, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Education


MJC programs to enhance irrigation systems, provide drought relief training

As the drought continues to parch the state for the fourth year in a row, Modesto Junior College is instituting new courses and programs that focus on irrigation and drought relief.

April 16, 2015 | | Education


Deadly lesson: Denair students experience impact of drunk driving

Emergency crews were unable to save the life of Denair High student Ashley Ramaley on Thursday, a victim of a drunk driving accident. While Ramaley's death was not real, as she was a student actor in the Every 15 Minutes program, the emotional impact of her death was still felt.

April 16, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Education


YOSEMITE BOUND

In a time boasting conveniences in the form of microwave ovens and cars, it is hard to imagine that over 100 years ago, activities such as cooking on a wood-burning stove and riding on a horse-drawn stage were central to everyday life.

April 16, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Local universities take action to conserve water

Thirty seconds. That's all it takes now to report water leaks in the Social Science and Management building at University of California, Merced.

April 14, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock teen named Boy Scout of the Year

Despite the fact that Turlock High School senior Tlaloc Barajas has already achieved the highest advancement possible as Eagle Scout through the Boy Scouts of America last year, he has managed to secure one last recognition before aging out of the organization: Greater Yosemite Council's Boy Scout of the Year.

April 14, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Anticipation stewing for Iron Chef Competition

The heat emanating from the kitchen will intermingle with the heat of competition on Friday as students from Turlock High School and Pitman High School culinary art programs warm up for the Turlock Education Foundation's second annual Iron Chef Competition.

April 14, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Nicolas McKeon aims for success

While other students are spending their spring break traveling to exciting destinations - or sleeping in - Turlock High School sophomore Nicolas McKeon is at the school's shooting range honing his skills for an upcoming competition.

April 07, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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