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Turlock educators named finalists for Teacher of the Year awards

Five educators from the Turlock Unified School District are finalists for the county-wide Teacher of the Year Awards.

April 23, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Turlock High wins lip sync showdown

Over 300 high school students and principals from throughout Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties put their moves to the test in the Talent Exhibition Principals Lip Sync contest on Saturday, hosted by Turlock's Westside Ministries.

April 23, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


D2A students prepare for Science Olympiad

Fourth graders Amy Schmit and Dena Gabriel from Denair Academic Avenues will build straw bridges and figure out ways to drop eggs without breaking them in under 20 minutes in preparation for the 16th Annual Elementary Science Olympiad.

April 19, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Bulldogs know math

Turlock High School students proved themselves math savvy when they came in fourth place recently at the 40th annual Dick Schaff Math Superbowl.

April 19, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Local kids learn benefits of eating healthy

Teaching children the importance of eating healthy is not always easy. Children often think negatively about fruits and vegetables, and are slow to taste new things.

April 19, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Education


School district buys land for ag farm

After three years of planning and plotting, the Turlock Unified School District finally decided to purchase a 10-acre parcel near East Taylor and Berkeley in Turlock to house farm animals, and provide agricultural field education for local students.

April 16, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Education


CSU Stanislaus receives Song-Brown State Nursing Grant

For the fifth consecutive year, the School of Nursing at California State University, Stanislaus has received funding through the Song-Brown Registered Nurses Education Program. The grant, in the amount of $240,000 will support the enrollment of additional students into the university's nursing program.

April 12, 2013 | | Education


From Turlock to the Ivy League

Eight days. Eight states. Twelve different campus tours.

April 12, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


DUSD hires Walt Hanline as interim superintendent

The Denair Unified School District has appointed Walt L. Hanline to serve as interim superintendent while a permanent replacement is found for former Superintendent Ed Parraz.

April 12, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


TUSD approves at-risk program

Early adolescence is no walk in the park, and for some the transition into adulthood is a rocky one. Instead of giving up on at-risk youths, the Turlock Unified School District is reaching out while significantly increasing its revenue from average daily attendance.

April 09, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Education


University helps banish fears of math with free kids camp

While some students are closing up the books and staying away from any type of learning this spring break, others are polishing up their math skills at the second annual Spring Math Camp at California State University, Stanislaus.

April 02, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Adrian Ayala: A vision for success

Adrian Ayala, a sixth grader at Brown Elementary School, doesn't see himself as a kid with a disability. Since Adrian was a baby he has suffered from a severe loss in vision, leaving him almost completely blind.

April 02, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Teachers cry foul at DUSD layoffs

As the Denair Unified School District continues to struggle with its finances and leadership, some teachers are questioning the layoffs already made by the board of trustees.

March 29, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Sim tragedy aims to save lives

The Stanislaus County Fairgrounds is usually the host of happy occasions, but on Wednesday morning it was a site of tragedy.

March 29, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


The language of success

Lucas Ramirez is hard to forget. He has been known to walk the halls of Dennis Earl Elementary with a smile on his face and tackle every obstacle with an unrelenting enthusiasm.

March 26, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


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Ready for the Easter parade

Pitman High student Jazmyn Monares presented Salvation Army Major Debi Shrum with one of the 24 spring dresses that were handmade by Anne Cornell's Fashion Class. The Kiwanis Club of Turlock has been donating fabric to the Fashion Class to make dresses for the Salvation Army twice a year - just before Christmas and Easter - since 2002. The dresses will be given to kids in the Army's after-school program or to parents who have children that are receiving social services from the Salvation Army.

March 31, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock student Kate Ogden explores new depths

To become a certified scuba diver, one must have both the knowledge of the fundamental principles of scuba diving and the expertise to master basic scuba skills through confined water dives and open water dives.

March 31, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


A Renaissance education

Dutcher Middle School expanded its interactive history endeavors on Tuesday with its first ever Renaissance Day for seventh grade students. During the event, students expanded their knowledge on a variety of Renaissance-related activities including wheat weaving, poppet making, medicine and falconry-all of which tied into the students' World History curriculum. The school's history activities will carry on today with interactive lessons on United States History curriculum during Dutcher's traditional Civil War Day for eighth graders, where students will learn more about Civil War weaponry, marching drills and games.

March 31, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Young authors receive motivation for literary futures

"When you hear the word 'author' you may only associate it with adults, but what many people don't realize is that anyone with a love of writing and a lot of perseverance can become an author if they set their mind to it-no matter what age they are."

March 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


University hosts 20th annual Cesar Chavez Celebration

The gratitude felt towards activist Cesar Chavez, who dedicated his life to improve the treatment, pay and working conditions of farm workers, was clearly demonstrated by California State University, Stanislaus when just one year after his death in 1993, the university organized what would be its first annual Cesar Chavez Celebration.

March 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Educating the next generation of nurses

California State University, Stanislaus student Erick Padilla had no idea that all the afternoons he spent after school waiting for his dad to pick him up from Oak Valley Hospital would ultimately inspire him to become a nurse.

March 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Students hone their career path at Occupational Olympics

What do robots, fashionable clothing, and flowers all have in common?

March 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Young filmmaker attends White House screening

If asked one year ago whether or not she could imagine herself at the White House with President Barack Obama watching a short film she had made, Erin Benning would have most likely laughed.

March 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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