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TUSD seeks input for future LCAP initiatives

The Turlock Unified School District is currently seeking input on the focus of initiatives for the 2016-2017 Local Control Accountability Plan.

March 24, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Election fever at THS

Turlock High School held their annual election convention Wednesday with students vying for student government positions and a representative seat on the Turlock Unified School District's Board of Trustees. The event, which began in 1990, gives students a chance to participate in a simulated election process.

March 24, 2016 | | Education


Ag students get real-world farmers market experience

The next generation of farmers' market operators are learning the ins and outs of what it takes to successfully run a market through Stanislaus State's field to market program, StanFresh.

March 24, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


CSU Chancellor talks innovation, student food insecurity during Stanislaus State visit

California State University Chancellor Timothy White shared his vision for the future of Stanislaus State - as well as answered to angry faculty who argued in favor of a five percent pay increase - during his visit to the Turlock campus on Tuesday.

March 23, 2016 | | Education


Turlock Unified to appeal boundary line decision

The Turlock Unified School District plans to appeal the Stanislaus County Committee on School District Organization's decision to deny a proposal that would have transferred approximately 92 acres of currently uninhabited land in north east Turlock from the Denair Unified School District to the Turlock Unified School District.

March 18, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Audit seeks to open books on school libraries

The California Joint Legislative Audit Committee has approved an audit request by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) on a unanimous, bipartisan vote of 11 to 0 vote that seeks to determine whether California's K-12 schools are providing the mandated services to students, and if those services are being provided by fully-trained, credentialed teacher librarians.

March 17, 2016 | | Education


School district celebrates music programs at annual festival

The talent and hard work of Turlock music students will be on display Saturday at the annual Festival of the Green.

March 17, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Chamber Ag Committee awards scholarships

The Turlock Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee awarded $25,300 in scholarships on Monday to 22 local students during its 16th annual luncheon at the Turlock Turf Club.

March 16, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Denair Middle School celebrates ‘Pi Day’ with pie and math, of course

Pie is sweet. It's even sweeter when one gets to smash it into someone's face. A pie to the face was how Denair Middle School kicked off its celebration of "Pi Day." Pi Day commemorates the most recognizable mathematical constant in the world. Pi is the ratio of any circle's circumference to its diameter. Its value is approximately equal to 3.14159265 - with the beginning numbers, 3.14, making March 14 the perfect day to honor the constant.

March 16, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Denair teachers seek promised salary restoration

With over 60 members, the Denair Unified Teachers Association is hoping that relatively brighter financial conditions will soon lead to the restoration of 8 percent salary cuts that were dealt three years ago during a time when the District was threatened with a potential State takeover.

March 11, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Retired Stanislaus State professor dies in Placer County accident

A former Turlock resident and retired Stanislaus State professor died Sunday in a vehicle accident in Placer County.

March 10, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Turlock students dine with Denham for National School Breakfast Week

Julien Elementary School students were drawn to school early Wednesday morning by the mouthwatering scent of warm French toast sticks, the sight of fresh fruit smoothies and the chance to converse with Congressman Jeff Denham, who visited the campus cafeteria to celebrate National School Breakfast Week.

March 10, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


County program invites dropouts to finally earn high school diploma

High school dropouts are not necessarily destined to live out bleak futures anymore thanks to the Stanislaus County Office of Education's Come Back Kids Charter School Program, which is a high school academic program for adults that want to "come back" and earn their diploma in order to move on to college, technical school or the workforce.

March 08, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Rats spotted on campus after recent rainfall

While Dutcher Middle School welcomed back students after a rainy weekend on Monday morning, the wet weather also caused the campus to inadvertently receive a number of unwanted visitors-rats.

March 08, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Local aspiring scientists to compete in Science Olympiad this weekend

Nearly 30 students from Turlock High School are hoping to stand apart from over 500 fellow budding scientists throughout the region on Sunday for the 30th Annual Stanislaus County Regional Science Olympiad.

March 04, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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Turlock students among scholarship winners

The Stanislaus Community Foundation and its scholarship partners awarded scholarships totaling over $57,000 to local students for the 2016-17 academic school year.

May 24, 2016 | | Education


Graduation time

Turlock Adult School held its commencement ceremony on Wednesday, kicking off Turlock's graduation season. Students in the area will be marching to the beat ...

May 20, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Cunningham Elementary salutes veterans at State Float Parade

Fifth grade students at Cunningham Elementary got a chance to display their float-building expertise on Wednesday when the school held its annual State Float Parade ...

May 19, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Denair announces new principals for high school, middle school and elementary campuses

When school starts again in Denair, students and staff will welcome new principals at three campuses. Kara Backman will take over at Denair High School ...

May 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Nine 'Golden Grads' ready to relive their 1966 Stan State commencement

Stanislaus State was a very different campus in 1966 than it is today. But then, so was the city of Turlock.

May 17, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


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