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CSU Stanislaus parking lot gets facelift

Those driving down Monte Vista Avenue may have noticed that the parking lot on the southwest side of the CSU Stanislaus campus is a bit of a mess.

June 13, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Education


Parents, students should expect tighter security at Turlock schools come fall

Security will be much tighter at all Turlock Unified School District campuses after the Board of Trustees approved a new comprehensive school site safety plan at Tuesday's board meeting.

June 11, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Higher fencing, ID badges part of new school safety plan

After six months of extensive research and planning, the Turlock Unified School District finally released its comprehensive school site safety plan to be reviewed and voted on at Tuesday's board meeting.

June 07, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Backpack drive aims to help Valley students

Nearly 400 students from Stanislaus County will be given a jump start for next school years thanks to the Hughson Family Resource Center. The HGRC is gearing up for its annual Backpack Drive to provide school supplies to children in need.

June 06, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Denair school employees learn of layoffs at board meeting

Tensions ran high Wednesday night as the Denair Unified School Board of Trustees voted to lay off more support staff.

June 06, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Promise Scholars helps former foster youth achieve education goals

From an early age, Long Beach native Jade Mosely faced many obstacles. She was removed from her birth parents who were battling drug addiction and raised by the foster care system. Her challenges could have easily stopped her from her pursuing her goals but last week she graduated with a bachelor's degree from California State University, Stanislaus.

June 04, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Stanislaus graduates hit the ground running

Everyone in the 2013 graduating class from California State University, Stanislaus had a long journey before they crossed the platform to accept their diplomas on Friday.

May 31, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Graduates 'optimistic' about future, finds survey

Hundreds of graduates from Turlock, Pitman, Turlock Christian and Denair high schools donned traditional cap and gowns to receive their diplomas this week, joining their classmates in commencement ceremonies that have been held throughout the week and will continue into early June.

May 31, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Colin Kaepernick bids farewell to former coach at Pitman commencement

There is a special relationship that exists between a player and a coach. Just ask NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The former Pitman High student returned to his alma mater during Thursday night's commencement ceremony in a surprise appearance to pay tribute to his longtime mentor and friend, Brandon Harris.

May 31, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Renshaw honored for years of dedication to TUSD

In the past 25 years, Turlock resident Felica Renshaw has spent over 500,000 hours working in schools within the Turlock Unified School District. Her hard work and dedication did not go unnoticed, as she was named the district's 2013 Volunteer of the Year.

May 28, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Down on the Dennis Earl farm

Students at Dennis Earl Elementary welcomed a few special guests on Tuesday, as Principal Tami Truax brought a few animals from her farm to visit. Students eagerly lined up to pet ponies, alpacas and other farm animals in a safe and supervised environment. Although the small grass field at Dennis Earl wasn't a full fledged zoo, the smiles on the curious faces of the students, definitely made for something special.

May 28, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Education


CSU Trustees name Sheley president of Stanislaus

The California State University Board of Trustees has decided to look no further for top leadership at Turlock's CSU Stanislaus campus. The trustees appointed Joseph F. Sheley the permanent president of California State University, Stanislaus; Sheley has held the position as interim since June 2012.

May 24, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Walnut group hair cut benefits Locks of Love

When the girls of Walnut Elementary announced they'd be chopping their long hair into short bobs, they touched off a movement of sorts at the school. On Wednesday, 41 brave students gathered during a special opening ceremony and cut at least 10 inches of their hair to be donated to Locks of Love.

May 23, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Empty classrooms, full stomachs

Although many classroom seats will be empty for Turlock schools this summer, stomachs will not.

May 21, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Education


May revise means more money, restrictions for Turlock schools

Described as "the most stable fiscal footing in well over a decade," by Governor Jerry Brown, the May revision of the state's 2013-14 budget has been released, maintaining a $1.1 billion reserve.

May 21, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


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TUSD superintendent announces retirement

Turlock Unified School District's Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday kicked off with an announcement by Superintendent Sonny Da Marto, who revealed his intention to retire at the end of this academic year.

March 05, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Osborn expansion delayed as district explores further options

Turlock Unified School District has temporarily halted the idea of moving Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy sixth graders to Dutcher Middle School, despite the fact that the immersion school is projected to reach maximum capacity with upwards of 1,000 students next year.

March 05, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Donkeys take over court at Hilmar High

Since 1974, donkeys in Hilmar have played basketball. The annual fundraiser pits members of the boys and girls basketball teams against each other in a game played atop nature's most stubborn four-legged beasts.

March 03, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | Education


School employees protest administrators' salary increase

California School Employees Association members expressed their opinions of a recently approved salary increase for Turlock Unified School District administration and management with signs of protest -

March 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Medeiros students celebrate Dr. Seuss, reading

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."

March 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Career Day event gets students excited for future

Students at Roselawn Continuation High School traded in their textbooks and pencils for pamphlets and presentations during the school's annual Career Day on Friday.

February 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD presentation shines a light on autism

"Pick one goal and build success for you as well as your child with autism."

February 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSUS engages campus-wide writing program

Amidst the figurative whirlwind of essay prompts and research papers, any college student would agree with California State University, Stanislaus that greatness, especially at the university level, relies on writing.

February 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Sierra Yandell embodies respect, inspires others

Julien Elementary School sixth grader Sierra Yandell knows that it is just as important to respect oneself as it is to respect others.

February 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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