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Hilmar schools earn good grades on annual report

The Hilmar Unified School District released the 2010-11 round of School Accountability Report Cards and schools district-wide are performing above the state average.

January 31, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


100 days and counting

Denair Elementary School and Denair Academic Avenues teamed up to celebrate the 100th day of school with a canned food drive for Gateway Church food pantry. In addition, the canned food drive students learned about the number 100 through creative activities and school work. The numbers 1-100 are an important part of first grade curriculum.

January 27, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


TUSD looks to improve substitute teaching coverage

When Grady Welch was elected to the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees one of his major concerns was what he was hearing from school teachers and administrators about a lack of substitute teachers.

January 27, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


CSU trustees cap presidential compensation

In response to concerns over rapidly escalating executive pay, the California State University Board of Trustees on Wednesday moved to cap presidential compensation.

January 27, 2012 | | Education


TUSD lunches already close to new USDA mandates

School cafeterias will soon feature a lot more whole grains, fruits, vegetables and reduced sodium under new guidelines from the USDA.

January 27, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


School officials caught in the middle with transitional kindergarten

Turlock Unified School District officials are scratching their heads over what course of action to take about transitional kindergarten. Assistant Superintendent Lacrisha Ferriera even jokingly admitted the quandary is affecting her sleeping patterns. Odds are she isn't alone.

January 24, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


TUSD fares well on annual academic report

The report cards are out and the Turlock Unified School District is showing marked improvement in academic performance for the third consecutive year.

January 20, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


School district earns ‘A’ for energy conservation

The Turlock Unified School District has saved more than $1.22 million since April of 2009, when energy conservation efforts were launched. Those saved funds are diverted away from utility bills and moved back into the TUSD general education budget.

January 20, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Turlock, Denair school employees receive accolades for going above and beyond

The Stanislaus County Office of Education honored 22 outstanding school district classified employees during the Employees Making A Difference ceremony, held Tuesday at Peterson Event Center in Modesto.

January 20, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Dutcher students honored for responsibility

Dutcher Middle School students Lucas Bartel (7th grade) and Rayana Plancarte (8th grade) were recently honored as the Turlock Unified School District's Character Counts students of the month for the trait of responsibility.

January 13, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Pitman, THS keep school newspapers alive

The school newspaper was once an essential part of any educational campus. It was where students, parents and community members went to see what was happening on campus. In the past several years as school districts across the state have struggled with budget cuts, school newspapers have been reduced to just a shell of what they once were.

January 13, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Turlock students join list of service academy nominees

Congressman Jeff Denham nominated 23 Californians for appointments to our nation's service academies. Among the nominees are three local high school seniors who Denham nominated for the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. and the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

January 10, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Stanislaus Military Academy growing, changing lives and impacting generations

It's about 7:45 a.m. on the first day back from holiday break at the Stanislaus Military Academy. It's about 30 degrees outside and the young men and women of SMA are hurting - they've been running, pounding out pushups and standing in formation.

January 10, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Turlock High steps up efforts to raise CAHSEE scores, grades

The graduating seniors of 2006 were the first class in the state required to take and pass the California High School Exit Exam.

January 06, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


'Making a Difference' in Turlock schools

More than a dozen Turlock Unified School District classified employees were nominated for Stanislaus County's 2011-12 Employees Making a Difference award. Nominees from TUSD will be selected to participate in a regional and state competition. Employees are nominated based on work performance, school and community involvement, leadership, commitment and going above and beyond the call of duty.

January 06, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


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Chris Gemperle was just three years old when his parents gave him his first computer, and since then, the Turlock High School senior has had ...

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School district demolishes trees around Dennis Earl

Many Turlock residents driving around Dennis Earl Elementary School over the past week were shocked to find all of the trees lining the front grounds ...

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Proposed budget for Denair Unified focuses on DECA expansion, new textbooks

The rapidly-expanding Denair Elementary Charter Academy will add classrooms for its growing dual-immersion program, and students throughout the Denair Unified School District will be able ...

June 16, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


TUSD considering budget with $2.8 million boost in funding

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees received a tentative budget for the 2017-2018 school year at their June 6 meeting, which detailed a ...

June 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


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