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Hilmar Unified proposes pay cuts, furloughs to balance budget

The Hilmar Unified School District Board of Education has proposed a three percent across the board pay cut, or six furlough days to the district's teachers' union.

February 29, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Denair Unified joins list of financially troubled school districts

Denair Unified School District is part of a California Department of Education list of 127 school districts with "serious financial challenges," meaning they either will not or may not meet financial obligations this year or in the next two years.

February 24, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


State Superintendent puts focus onto career education

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson recently unveiled his Career Readiness Initiative designed to help lower dropout rates and provide graduates with career readiness skills to enter the workforce or pursue higher education.

February 21, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


National Cyber Bully expert gives TUSD a lesson in prevention, discipline

Turlock Unified School District is joining the effort to fight back against one of the fastest growing social problems affecting school aged children- online bullying, also known as cyber bullying.

February 17, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


CSU Stanislaus invites town to celebrate homecoming

This year's California State University, Stanislaus homecoming looks to paint the town red - and turn hard court into ice.

February 17, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Pitman Band takes another step towards Washington D.C.

February 17, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Sacred Heart students make hearts for others

2008 Sacred Heart graduate, Mia DiGiovanni (now a senior at Central Catholic), commissioned the help of Sacred Heart students to make dozens of valentines for a special delivery to patients and their family members at Emanuel Cancer Center in Turlock.

February 14, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Keyes to Learning Charter to hold lottery

Keyes to Learning Charter School will hold its pre-lottery orientation for interested students and families. Grades K-6 and 7-12 will have two days and times to choose from on Feb. 28 and 29.

February 14, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


Stanislaus’ first community Science Day ‘exceeds expectations’

The rock stars drawing hordes of children to California State University, Stanislaus on Saturday didn't go by the familiar names of Bieber, Cyrus, or Jonas.

February 14, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Delhi students benefit from bilingual education

At just 10 years old Valerie Mercado can see the writing on the wall for the future employment marketplace: "If I am bilingual and biliterate I have a better chance at a good job than someone who isn't. If you look at the job ads in the newspaper a lot of them say bilingual needed," she said.

February 14, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Key Academy pride

Key Academy Students were recently honored for their participation in the VFW Voice of Democracy Speech Contest. This year's theme was "Pride in Service." Rachel Segars took home first place and she will move on to the national competition.

February 10, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


UC Merced to grow

Four new University of California, Merced buildings will expand the growing campus' physical space by nearly 25 percent.

February 10, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


MJC accreditation on probation

Modesto Junior College has been placed on probation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges' Accrediting Commission of Community and Junior Colleges, due to organizational concerns.

February 10, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


e-Cademy students have character

eCademy Charter at Crane student Ramon Gonzalez, 17, has suffered with systemic juvenile Rheumatoid arthritis since he was 12 years old. Much of the time he said he suffers from pain, limiting him from attending the traditional high school campus. But Gonzalez has character - including bravery.

February 10, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


KTL students learn about engineering, robotics through LEGO

The LEGO building blocks most kids grew up with have come a long way. While the old blocks are still around, today's LEGOs include attachable programmable computers to activate gear mechanisms and pulley systems.

February 10, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


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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


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


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