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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


Budget proposal puts wrench in kindergarten plans; leaves November babies out of class

Keyes resident Yolanda Howey had planned to send her son to transitional kindergarten next school year, but now that plan is up in the air and she could be paying $3,000 for another year of pre-school.

January 06, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Education foundation names first board

The Turlock Unified School District now has a powerful fundraising ally in the form of the recently established Turlock Education Foundation, which was officially introduced to the TUSD Board of Trustees at Tuesday's board meeting.

January 03, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


UC Merced gives for the holidays

The University of California, Merced may be young, but students, staff, and faculty have already learned the value in giving back.

December 30, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Education


New education laws plentiful, some controversial

With the New Year comes a group of educational and youth related laws in California, several of which will likely be challenged over the coming months due to their controversial nature.

December 30, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


UC Merced searches for future college students at Delhi High

Students from Delhi High School are getting extra assistance in preparing for college thanks to a federal grant received by the Center for Educational Partnerships at the University of California, Merced.

December 27, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


State releases funding for school construction

The California State Allocation Board recently disbursed $923.8 million to school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools for the construction and modernization of 377 schools, including a Turlock Unified School District $904,000 project at Roselawn High School.

December 27, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


A Hilmar Christmas

The "Sounds of Christmas" filled Hilmar on Thursday when students from Elim Elementary delivered an unforgettable program for family and friends at Hilmar High's Strom Gym. So many cheerful visitors watched in wonder that there were three separate performances and at each one Strom Gym was packed to capacity. The Elim Elementary Band, Intermediate Band and Elementary Singers performed holiday classics such as "Deck the Halls," "Rocking Around The Christmas Tree," "Jingle Bells" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," followed by rousing dance performances from Elim's fourth and fifth grades.

December 23, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


UC Merced talent search to expand

The University of California, Merced will offer students at eight Valley high schools extra help in preparing for college.

December 23, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Education


MJC to dedicate new buildings

Modesto Junior College will dedicate its two newest buildings – Glacier Hall and the Agriculture Center for Education – on Jan. 4.

December 23, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Cyrus Elia finds the right note for success in music

Cyrus Elia is a 16-year-old sophomore at Pitman High School with a knack, or rather a gift, for music. Recently named one of 16 cellists in California to make the All State Orchestra, Elia attributes his success to his musical family's encouragement and the supportive Turlock Unified School District programs. Referred to as "easily in the top 1 percent of all the students I've had the pleasure to work with in my 14 year career" by Pitman High School director of bands Ruben Modesto, Elia spent time reflecting upon his musical experience and discussing his plans for the ...

April 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


DUSD celebrates Week of the Young Child

Preschool and kindergarten students of the Denair Unified School District were treated to a special day of festivities on Friday in a culminating celebration of Week of the Young Child. The themed week is an annual celebration sponsored through the National Association for the Education of Young Children which aims to draw attention to the need and importance of childhood development.

April 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Cunningham Elementary hosts first Family Fitness Night

The common adage "A family that plays together, stays together" rang true at Cunningham Elementary School on Friday evening where families gathered to participate in healthy outdoor activities at the first ever Family Fitness Night.

April 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


From pain to philanthropy

Hospital doctors and nurses take care of various patients for a multitude of issues every day, but they rarely have the opportunity to see their patients performing successfully in life once they have left the hospital. After a traumatic experience that left Turlock Christian sophomore McAllister Russell in the hands of the Children's Hospital of Oakland for several weeks, the local student felt it imperative to give back to the people who helped save her life.

April 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


DUSD hires new financial business exec

The Denair Unified School District is often compared to a close-knit family and this week the District is welcoming new blood through the hire of Linda Covello, the new Chief Business Officer.

April 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Bryan Hernandez finds academic success

Although he moved to the United States from Mexico only a year ago, Bryan Hernandez is already fluent in English, something many individuals spend a lifetime trying to do.

April 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Can you dig it? Dutcher Middle School garden comes to fruition

Three apple trees, two almond trees, five grape vines and rows of radishes, green beans and corn-this is just the beginning of the Dutcher Middle School garden.

April 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


DaMarto named finalist for Superintendent of the Year

Turlock Unified School District Superintendent Sonny DaMarto was named a finalist for the 2013 Superintendent of the Year through the National Association of School Superintendents. DaMarto attended a NASS symposium in Southern California in March where he collaborated and discussed key issues and challenges educators face today.

April 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


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