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Walnut students get healthy one step at a time

Over 500 Walnut Elementary Magneteers and their families opted to walk instead of ride to school on Wednesday in recognition of International Walk to School Day, part of an effort to promote youth exercise. Public safety personnel escorted students and their families from Cornerstone Church on the corner of Christoffersen Parkway and Crowell Road to the Walnut campus.

October 12, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Turlock schools see improvement in state test scores

The Turlock Unified School District saw a continued growth in test scores, as the newest Accountability Progress Report was released by the state on Thursday.

October 12, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


CSU Stanislaus ranked among best colleges, again

For the seventh consecutive year, California State University, Stanislaus has been listed as one of "The Best 377 Colleges," by The Princeton Review, and one of the Best Western Colleges.

October 12, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Film shines light on teacher struggles

The Modesto Junior College Engagement Project Fall Film and Lecture Series will offer a free showing of the documentary film "American Teacher," at 7 p.m. on Thursday in Forum 110 on East Campus.

October 09, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


TURLOCK HIGH HOMECOMING QUEEN NOMINEES

Naomi Valadez

October 05, 2012 | | Education


CSU announces new Chancellor

Timothy P. White, the current chancellor of the University of California, Riverside, has been named the next chancellor of the 23-campus California State University system.

October 05, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Prop 30 failure bad for Merced College

Should Proposition 30 fail in November, Merced College will potentially reduce about 100 class sections from spring 2013 semester to balance its budget.

October 05, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


UC Merced sees record enrollment for fall semester

The University of California, Merced has posted an all-time high in enrollment once again in this, its eighth academic year.

October 05, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Pay cut reprieve

Teachers and employees of Turlock Unified School District got some rare good news on Tuesday, as the Board of Trustees approved salary schedules without any pay cuts for the year.

October 02, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


TK gives Turlock students a head start in learning

Young students at Dennis Earl Elementary were given the gift of time this school year by getting a head start on their education before they reach kindergarten.

October 02, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Delhi Unified wins over $8M in grants

Delhi Unified School District now has the funds it needs to make sure every teacher and administrator has the educational support and training to make a difference in their students' achievement.

October 02, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Hilmar Homecoming 2012

Hilmar High celebrated its Homecoming Friday night with a video game themed float contest, the crowning of the 2012 Homecoming Court and a nail-biting victory over Orestimba High on the football field.

September 28, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Girls hit the gridiron for return of powder puff game

Powder Puff football made a comeback Friday at Turlock High School after a 25 year hiatus. The Turlock Bulldogs juniors and seniors girls weren't afraid to get down and dirty when they faced each other for the first time on the gridiron at Joe Debely Field. The juniors' efforts weren't enough against the wrath of the seniors, who claimed a 12-0 victory.

September 28, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Solar power focus of annual energy fair

Walnut Elementary Education Center and the City of Turlock are hoping to raise awareness about energy conservation with the 3rd Annual Energy Faire, set for Oct. 6.

September 25, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


MJC celebrates 60th anniversary of Ag Open House

Modesto Junior College invites the public to the 60th Annual Agriculture Open House, scheduled for Oct. 11 in the newly-constructed Agriculture Center for Education, 'ACE' Pavilion located off Brink Avenue on MJC's West Campus. MJC Agriculture students will plan, construct and present displays, which feature the many agriculture majors offered at the college. Additionally, there will be tours of the agriculture instructional livestock production units and the agriculture intern housing. The tours and displays will begin at 4 p.m. originating at the 'ACE' Pavilion. A barbecued chicken dinner will be served from 5 p.m. to 6:30 ...

September 24, 2012 | | Education


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The changing landscape of science in the classroom

When pre-service teachers in Iris Haapanen's credential course at California State University, Stanislaus sought out local classrooms in which to observe science lessons as part of their compulsory coursework, the task proved more challenging than expected.

April 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Osborn students find the right beat in ballet folklorico

Michelle Carillo began traditional Mexican dancing, or ballet folklorico, at five years old when her grandmother took her to the Santa Clara County Fair and signed her up to dance with a group. She continued dancing until she was 16 and while she enjoyed expressing herself through dance, she did not imagine that one day she would help other children enjoy the same cultural experience she did as a child.

April 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Dutcher geometry students have formula for success

Dutcher Middle School students Joven Hundal, Erika Gonzalez and Neema Arishida have many things in common: they have all performed perfectly on the mathematics portion of the California Standards Test, they all have 4.0 grade point averages and they all placed in the annual Mathematics Superbowl competition through the Stanislaus Math Council.

April 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


TUSD bans sugary treats in schools

The days of parents swinging by their child's classroom with a large pink box of cupcakes on their little one's birthday are gone as the Turlock Unified School District recently updated its Wellness Policy to prohibit sugary treats in the classroom.

April 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Spring break math camp available for local students

Professor Viji Sundar of California State University, Stanislaus claims that doing math is more fun than eating ice cream and aims to teach children this approach at her annual math camp.

April 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Expo offers junior high students look into future choices

Lunchtime at Turlock Junior High School on Thursday was more than a reprieve from the classroom for a quick bite to eat, as it was also a chance for students to consider their future in a fun and interactive environment at the Gifted and Talented Education Club College and Career Expo.

April 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Every 15 Minutes a harrowing experience

When Officer Joey Cardenas delivered mock death notifications to parents of Delhi High School students on Tuesday as part of the anti-drunk driving Every 15 Minutes program, it was a very real experience for him personally, the parent of a former participant.

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Students blend science, arts in Walnut ‘SMart Fair’

While elementary students are used to receiving instruction, the tables turned for some sixth graders at Walnut Elementary on Wednesday as they delivered lesson plans to fellow students as part of the school's inaugural "SMart Fair."

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Final LCAP review open to TUSD parents and community

The Turlock Unified School District has been undergoing a lot of change lately, from the structure of how funds are received to the curriculum being taught. The transitional state is bound to raise questions for parents who can fortunately be a part of the conversation through the Local Control and Accountability Plan.

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Local student meets TPD police chief

KCody Rogers has faced several challenges in his 10 short years including attending seven different schools across two states. However, he has recently reached a stable level of excellence at Julien Elementary School where he was treated to an inspiring experience on Thursday: meeting the Turlock Police Department Police Chief Robert Jackson and receiving an inspirational achievement award plaque.

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Dutcher students bring Civil War history to life

History is not just what is written in books; it is lived everyday and for local middle school students, sometimes relived. Dutcher Middle School eighth grade students dove head first into an interactive approach to the Civil War period on Wednesday by dressing in period clothing and reenacting daily activities of late 19th century America.

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


School aide punished for Facebook post

What was meant as a good deed for a former student resulted in a Crowell Elementary School Para Instructional Aide facing a formal reprimand from the Turlock Unified School District on an allegation she broke a confidentiality clause.

April 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | 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


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