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Debely project to begin in April

The Turlock Unified School District is moving forward with construction for the Joe Debely renovation project starting April 5 after a request to wait made by the Turlock Citizens Coalition was denied Tuesday.

March 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Bully-free read in

Crowell Elementary School Assistant Principal Robert Lanz read a bully-free book titled "The Bully from the Black Lagoon" to Sally Dickinson's second grade class on Tuesday. Crowell was just one school that participated in the Bully-Free Read In throughout the Turlock Unified School District this week. Each school pulled bully-free books from their libraries to read to their classes. The Rotary Club also donated new bully-free books.

March 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


District goes green to save some green

Budget cuts are hitting everyone hard, forcing many organizations to layoff valuable workers including the Turlock Unified School District who has sent out 76 pink slips this year. In effort to save money, without more painful layoffs, the TUSD has gone green with an energy conservation.

March 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Students receive scholarships to further agricultural studies

Over 23 local students moved one step closer to pursing their lifetime careers in the agriculture business on Monday with the help of the Turlock Chamber of Commerce Ag Committee.

March 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


CSU Stanislaus students to vote on funding union expansion

On March 29 and 30, California State University, Stanislaus students will be asked to vote on a $27 million expansion of the University Student Union that would eventually increase student fees by $150 per semester if approved.

March 12, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Aim High

Representatives from the Air Force visited the Pitman campus Friday morning to educate students on the wide range of jobs they could take on during a career in the United States Air Force. Students at Pitman High School checked out an U.S. Air Force Supercar, a Ford Mustang known as "X-1." The Supercar is used to showcase how one's passion for cars and mechanics can turn into a career in the U.S. Air Force.

March 12, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Committee finalizes budget suggestions for school board

After a month of torturous decision making, the Turlock Unified School District Budget Advisory Committee has completed their list of budget cut suggestions. The committee's budget reduction recommendations will be submitted to the TUSD Board of Trustees in April.

March 12, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


State removes THS from lowest-achieving schools list

The anxiety many Turlock High administrators, teachers, staff members and students felt since learning the school was placed on the persistently lowest-achieving schools list on Monday was relieved on Thursday.

March 12, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Shirvani predicts brighter budget for university

The depth and scope of state budget cuts has yet to be finalized, but California State University, Stanislaus is in good shape to weather whatever the storm may bring, according to President Hamid Shirvani.

March 09, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Turlock Christian tests their science know-how at annual competition

Teenagers wearing lab coats and protective goggles invaded the campus of California State University, Stanislaus on Saturday. They were all competing for top honors in the 24th annual Stanislaus County Science Olympiad.

March 09, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


No more cuts, say Stanislaus students

Students at California State University, Stanislaus joined in the nationwide Day of Action to support education on Thursday, but not with the kind of rowdy, highway-blocking affairs seen in Davis and Berkeley.

March 05, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Educators chronicle problems, solutions to budget problems

Local K-12 teachers took part in Thursday's nationwide day of action for education, stating vehemently their opposition to continuing state budget cuts to education funding and offering solutions to the ongoing crisis.

March 05, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Over 70 TUSD teachers to receive pink slips

Late into an eventful Tuesday meeting, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to send layoff notices to 76 district teachers before March 15.

March 03, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


School district employees fear for their jobs

A standing-room-only crowd filled the Turlock High School auditorium Tuesday night for the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting. The majority of those in attendance came to put a face and a voice to the job positions that the board would be considering for possible layoffs.

March 03, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Merced College plans protest

Students at Merced College will join in the March 4 Statewide Day of Action to Defend Public Education, as the Associated Students of Merced College will hold a rally in the Merced College Quad from noon to 1 p.m. on that day.

February 26, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


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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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