Despite opposition from teacher and classified employee unions, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday adopted a 2012-13 budget that includes a 2.4 percent salary cut for all employees.
Hilmar High School celebrated its 100th commencement Thursday night at McSweeney Field. After the last high school diploma was handed out a massive fireworks display lit up the night sky as a flashing "Class of 2012 100 Years" sign made the night's event one to remember.
Dozens of Hilmar residents gathered on Tuesday night to celebrate Hilmar High School's centennial year. A 100-year commemorative sign honoring the traditions and memories made by the students for nearly 10 decades was unveiled at the event.
When Keyes to Learning Principal Lee Ann Stangl launched one of the state's first charter schools in 1995 there was a lot of resistance to the idea, but she remained steadfast to her belief that parents and students wanted a choice in education - something that was not readily available at the time.
Five years ago the ballet folklorico group, known as Los Luceros de Osborn, started with three elementary students. On Thursday, a thriving group of sixty members had its most memorable performance ever at the Gallo Center of the Arts in Modesto in front of hundreds of people.
Local students now have a direct portal to view career options online. State Superintendent of Public Education Tom Torlakson unveiled the new California Career Center web portal to help middle school and high school students explore their options and plan their next steps toward productive careers.
The class of 2012 at Turlock High School and Pitman High School said goodbye to the past and hello to the future Friday night during graduation.
Coming to the end of a journey can be a sad time, but for the nearly 2,500 graduates at California State University, Stanislaus' 52nd annual commencement on Thursday, joy and a sense of accomplishment were the emotions of the day.
California State University Chancellor Charles B. Reed announced today that he will retire as chancellor of the CSU following a 14-year tenure with the university system.
Bilingual education reached new heights on Monday when students throughout the Central Valley competed at the First Annual Central Valley Dual Language Consortium at California State University, Stanislaus. Dutcher Middle School, Walnut Grove, Hilmar, and Livingston Elementary were among the 14 schools, ranging from fourth through eighth graders, to compete for the top three places.
Delhi High School seniors will be graduating in just a matter of days and thanks to a unique program they can look back at their time in high school and reflect on what they learned about themselves and life.
Jordan Antonio, who in December graduated from California State University, Stanislaus with a bachelor's degree in psychology, recently became the first CSU Stanislaus student to receive a Fulbright award.
Wakefield fifth graders got hands-on with history on Friday for the school's annual Pioneer Day. The students learn about U.S. History and the great migration of the Oregon Trail as part of their curriculum. The fifth grade students dressed in pioneer outfits throughout the event and panned for gold, washed clothes on a washing board, and cooked food as they did in the pioneer days.
Hilmar High School FFA has made a few more additions to the program's state championship trophy case. Two of the Career Development Event Teams, also known as judging teams, won the State Championship in their respective areas.
The following students were selected as the Character Counts 2011-12 awards for the Turlock Unified School District and recognized at Tuesday's Board of Trustees meeting: Angel Munoz, Brown Elementary; Gem Gasca, Crowell Elementary; Rajvir Birk, Cunningham Elementary; Madison Armendariz, Dutcher Middle School; Sukraj Dhillon, Earl Elementary; Joseph Evans, eCademy Charter; Felisha Dias, Julien Elementary; Dawson Wisler, Medeiros Elementary; Olivia Salafia, Osborn Two-Way Immersion; Zachary Olsen, Pitman High School; Cristian Herrera, Roselawn High School; Shane Garcia, Turlock Adult School; Erick Parsons, Turlock High School; Taylor Beckwith, Turlock Junior High; Elisa Beas, Wakefield Elementary; and Bailey Roberts, Walnut Elementary.
Gov. Jerry Brown's declaration of a State of Emergency for the drought in California did more than turn heads, it encouraged action. California State University, Stanislaus is implementing long term and short term efforts to ensure that only essential water is being used, as well as conserved for future use.
While the Denair Unified School District's budget was recently negatively certified, which means that the District is unable to meet its financial obligations for the current and subsequent fiscal year, the outlook is optimistic as changes are being made to lay a new foundation of economic responsibility within the District.
As Haley Acree sipped a clear, sugary liquid from a plastic cup in class at Pitman High School on Wednesday, turning over the flavors in her mouth, her face suddenly revealed an eager expression as she chirped, "Blueberry!"
When California State University, Stanislaus student Jessica Dickman was asked about her expectations for her future upon graduating from the university this spring, she responded with a question: "What expectations?"
In the current days of technology where students are more likely to be sitting on a couch than playing kick-the-can in the street, Dustin Grein is an exception.
The third annual Festival on the Green is more than an opportunity to hear the student bands, orchestras and choirs of the Turlock Unified School District, it's an opportunity to make musical learning a reality for future students of the District.
In California alone there are over 70,000 student members in over 300 Future Farmers of America chapters, or FFA. On Monday 18 of those local graduating high school seniors were recognized for their contributions and potential in the agriculture industry by the Turlock Chamber of Commerce.
On a cool Friday morning, over 20 Dennis Earl Elementary students could be found winding their way down a foot trail near the edge of the Tuolumne River at Fox Grove Park. With their teacher and a local Turlock Irrigation District Fish and Wildlife representative hoisting an ice chest full of salmon, the students completed their good deed for the day by releasing the salmon they had raised into the river.
Sixth grade teacher Jamie Garner of Walnut Elementary missed school this week because she was busy shaking President Barack Obama's hand in Washington, D.C.
Too much of a good thing can exist, such as when classes at schools are overfilled with students which can impact the academic environment and the quality of learning. Fortunately, the Turlock Unified School District keeps track of trends and is planning for an increase in student enrollment in upcoming years.
Gov. Jerry Brown took a more literal approach to his latest state funding initiative, the Local Control Funding Formula which places more spending authority in the hands of local districts, by paying local public education officials a visit last week.
As Turlock Unified School District prepares for its first year under the new Local Control Funding Formula, 17 temporarily contracted teachers will be released from their positions at schools across the District.
The central quad of Turlock Junior High School was crowded with the school's student body of over 1,300 on Monday, who were joined by local and state dignitaries during a morning ceremony celebrating the selection of the local junior high school as a California 2014 School to Watch.
The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So they sat in the classroom all that cold, cold, wet day.
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