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No plan yet for saving DUSD from financial ruin

Over a hundred concerned residents filled the Denair Unified School District's board room on Thursday night with hopes of getting information on the district's plan to balance the budget, only to find out that no action has been put forth by administration or trustees.

November 09, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Putting the fun into science

California State University, Stanislaus students brought science to life on Monday when they assisted dozens of 4th, 5th and 6th grade students in a series of science experiments at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy. The experiments - most of which were designed by the students - included testing pH in food, extracting DNA from fruit, generating electricity, moving molecules and measuring the density of objects.

November 06, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Brown students lead the way in citizenship

Brown Elementary sixth grade students Shayla Visger and Joshua King share many similarities inside the classroom and out, including their character. At Tuesday's Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting, both students were honored as November's Character Counts students of the month for the trait of citizenship.

November 06, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Denair schools in financial trouble

The Denair Unified School District may be on the brink of insolvency, as the district is unable to meet its financial obligations for the current school year.

November 02, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Pitman, Turlock fans prepare for rivalry game

Rally towels, spirit shirts and hundreds of screaming fans are what Pitman and Turlock High School students are bringing to the Harvest Bowl this Friday.

October 30, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


New program could fill pre-school need

Over 150 Turlock children are waiting for a spot in either Head Start or State Preschool. In an effort to fill this early education gap, the Turlock Unified School District is considering implementing the Set For Success Program.

October 30, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Professor's arboretum dream realized, 30 years later

On a cold, windy, dusty day nearly 30 years ago, a group of California State University, Stanislaus professors planted 300 acorns in a vacant campus field.

October 26, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Drug-free life

Hundreds of local students donned their best red attire this week in support of Red Ribbon Week and to celebrate living a drug-free life.

October 23, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


TPP: Creating opportunities

In today's economy it can be tough for a young high school graduate to find work - especially if they are saddled with a learning disability or have special needs. In many cases these students will simply turn 18 and begin collecting Supplemental Security Income, also known as SSI.

October 23, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Denair celebrates 100 years

Hundreds of Denair residents sported purple and white and returned to their alma mater last Friday to celebrate Denair High's 100th anniversary. The party of the century kicked off with a series of memorable events and a lineup of special guests at the school's Homecoming parade and football game.

October 19, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Wakefield students earn trust of peers, teachers

Wakefield Elementary School sixth grade students Estefania Gallardo, 11, and Marium Wilson, 11, go above and beyond in the classroom as role models for their peers but perhaps what is more impressive is their individual character. Both students were honored as October's Character Counts students of the month for the trait of trustworthiness.

October 19, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Exchange program brings students to CSU Stanislaus

The Project Atlantis international exchange program will join graduate students from CSU Stanislaus, Poland, and Wales in a two-year psychology study program.

October 19, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


UC Merced to celebrate first decade

The state's newest University of California, UC Merced, will celebrate the 10 year anniversary of its Oct. 25, 2002 groundbreaking next week.

October 19, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Farm to school: Brown students taste the Valley’s harvest

From apples to oranges, peaches and strawberries, Brown Elementary students were in for a healthy treat on Wednesday when the food services staff from the Turlock Unified School District set up a mini farmers market at their campus.

October 18, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


TUSD tech plan on hold

The Turlock Unified School District's plan to upgrade all teacher computers and network connections in an effort to bring all classrooms to a 21st century standard could be made into a reality if the tax initiative passes this November.

October 16, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


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Turlock schools go red

Schools throughout Turlock Unified School District have been looking significantly redder this week and it's not due to early Christmas decorations. In fact, the extra hues of red throughout the district can be attributed to Red Ribbon Week, a week-long event that encourages students to be drug free.

October 30, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


School district responds to concerns regarding Common Core math

Two weeks after parents and community members voiced their concerns about the Turlock Unified School District's lack of an accelerated math course at the junior high level, TUSD has Common Core Math 7 Honors and Common Core Math 8 Honors courses in the works.

October 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Head Start celebrates half a century of academic success

Crowell Elementary School's Head Start Program has not only prevailed through recent budget cuts, it has thrived. According to coordinator of Turlock Unified School District Early Education Programs Judy Huerta, whatever funding they lost due to budget cuts, they have gotten back in recent years.

October 24, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman band urges district to allow use of charter buses

The feeling of frustration was palpable at Turlock Unified School District's meeting on Tuesday as the Pitman High School Band and the Board of Trustees attempted to meet each other halfway regarding transportation usage within the district.

October 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman hosts squealing event for breast cancer awareness

Pitman High School English teacher Joni Busby can personally testify that kissing a pig is not as bad as it might seem. However according to Busby, it did not hurt that she did the oink-worthy task all for the school's Kiss the Pig Contest, which benefitted the American Cancer Society of Modesto.

October 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Delhi Board member facing retaliation from community members

With elections just around the corner, tension is building between community members and Delhi Unified School District Board member Jesus Rodriguez.

October 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman students offer local Halloween fun

Those looking for a scary good time before Halloween need not look further than Turlock, thanks to Pitman High School's Athletic Booster Club, Drama Club, and collaborating art students.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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