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School administrators, student leaders prepare for a ‘positive’ Harvest Bowl

The Harvest Bowl is a chance for the Pitman and Turlock high football teams meet in battle on the field with tackles, interceptions and touchdowns, but with local competition brewing, other problems often come to surface.

October 14, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


TUSD board candidates field questions on the budget and Joe Debely Stadium

The budget, accepting money from the city's Redevelopment Agency to refurbish Joe Debely Stadium and the achievement gap were all issues brought up by attendees of the second Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees candidate debate held on Monday at Turlock High School.

October 14, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Osborn teacher dedicated to his students’ success

For the past 17 years, teacher Robert Lopez has been going to work everyday with the goal of helping his students succeed in life.

October 09, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Student test scores fall short, once again

For the third year in a row, the Turlock Unified School District has not met state test score expectations and is once again been categorized as a program improvement district.

October 09, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


School district reviews new policies suggested by the state

Among the new and revised policies the California Department of Education sent to the Turlock Unified School District for review and possible adoption was an environmentally friendly district plan.

October 06, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Teachers jobs are safe, so far, says TUSD

At Tuesday's Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting, superintendent Sonny Da Marto announced that there will be no layoff notices sent out this year. As of Tuesday night, no pink slips will be sent to teachers for layoffs in the 2010-2011 school year.

October 06, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Program provides students with food for their families

Children from low income families in Stanislaus County often get free breakfast and lunch at school. But what do they eat for dinner and weekend meals when their families cannot afford food? Foster Farms and Second Harvest Food Bank of San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties hope to answer that question with the Food 4 Thought pilot program in Stanislaus County schools.

October 06, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


Stanislaus County slams tobacco use with training for local high schools

Stanislaus County is working toward maintaining a healthy community from fitness to nutrition to tobacco use prevention. On Tuesday, the Stanislaus County Office of Education continued their fight for a healthy community by hosting the fifth annual Protecting Health and Slamming Tobacco Youth Coalition: Tobacco Slam Training.

October 06, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Governor rewards Hickman’s healthy students

Taking part in Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's campaign "Fit for the Future," Hickman went above and beyond which won them the Gold Country Regional Award in the 2009 Governor's Challenge.

October 02, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Stanislaus students the fittest in the state

Stanislaus County students surpassed students in every county in the state to take the title of "County of the Year" for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's "Fit for the Future" campaign.

October 02, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


UC Merced receives environmental leadership award

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced that the University of California, Merced, has won California's highest and most prestigious environmental honor - the Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award.

October 02, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


CSU Stanislaus Research week

California State University, Stanislaus faculty will put their research and creative activities on display for the Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Week. The event will feature a variety of daily presentations, panel discussions, tours, and special programs.

October 02, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Budget concerns take over first TUSD candidate debate

The budget was the number one topic at the first debate held for candidates running for open seats on the Turlock Unified School Board of Trustees. Five out of the six candidates running for the open seats on the TUSD Board sat patiently waiting for their next question from the community. Out of the questions they were asked, about half of those were concerning budget cuts and where the cuts were going to be made.

October 02, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Students lament cut classes, professors

A drum beat out a steady, solemn march in the California State University, Stanislaus quad Wednesday morning, as four students carried a coffin to the center of campus. More than 300 students, all clad in black, marched close behind, holding cardboard tombstones depicting the names of each of the 144 classes canceled in the most recent round of state budget cuts.

October 02, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Health grant opens door for future UC Merced medical school

The University of California Merced has been awarded a million dollar grant to establish a center to study health disparities in the Central Valley.

September 29, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


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Small beautification project will go long way

There is no questioning that the weedy area behind Denair's Jack W. Lytton Stadium on Monte Vista Avenue is overdue for a makeover.

November 25, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Event proves readers are rock stars

With the ever increasing prominence of technology, it is easy to believe that children are not reading as much as they used to. However, with results of the Abundant Books for Children Project's October reading event in hand, director Susan Neufeld has proof that this is not entirely true.

November 25, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Parent steps up as unofficial crossing guard

Although Dutcher Middle School cannot currently assume liability for placing a crossing guard at the "T" intersection where Colorado Avenue meets Escondido Avenue, this has not stopped parent Marlee Caulkins from volunteering to assist students cross the road nearly every day after school.

November 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Feast sheds light on world hunger

Members from Turlock High School's Future Farmers of America club were in for a surprise when their Fall Feast turned into a realistic lesson on world hunger by mayor-elect Gary Soiseth.

November 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Fusion joins ranks of Turlock charter schools

For Turlock Unified School District director of student services Gil Ogden, Fusion Charter is a dream come true. For the district administrator and others that attended the school's open house on Thursday, the newly developed independent charter school is not only an opportunity to educate students, but to rebuild the Westside of Turlock.

November 20, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


College courses to be offered at high schools

High school students looking to get ahead before they embark on their college careers can begin as early as Spring 2015 to earn college credit with Pitman High School and Turlock High School's soon-to-be implemented college course offerings.

November 20, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Jumping for a good cause

A fraternity at California State University, Stanislaus has found the perfect reason to jump for joy with its 3rd annual Jump for Jude fundraising event. For 30 hours, members from Tau Kappa Epsilon will be jumping on a trampoline to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock teachers demand respect

An estimated 250 teachers gathered to the tune of Aretha Franklin's "Respect" before Tuesday's Turlock Unified District Board of Trustees meeting in an effort to demand just that from the district.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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