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TUSD revises final exam schedule

The Turlock Unified School District and Turlock Teachers Association has come to a settlement agreement regarding a disputed high school final exam week schedule.

March 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Grant to benefit CSU Stanislaus foster youth, veterans

Pursuing a college degree can be a financially exhausting investment-particularly for former foster youth and student veterans who are oftentimes left without reliable financial resources or dependable support systems to aid them on their academic journey.

March 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Students go 'green' on St. Paddy's Day

City of Turlock Go Green Coordinator Toni Cordell and City employees visited various school sites on Tuesday to promote environmental conservation. Along with teaching the students about environmentally friendly techniques like how to compost, reduce waste, recycle and conserve water, the kids also got to help plant, water and name trees. The trees planted by Wakefield's 2nd grade classes on Tuesday were a Red Maple, October Glory and Cedrus Deodara (California Christmas tree). The city workers plan to visit various other schools throughout the week.

March 17, 2015 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Education


CSU Stanislaus hires first confidential sexual assault victim advocate

California State University, Stanislaus did not wait until the last minute to hire its first confidential sexual assault victim advocate.

March 13, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Parent disputes TUSD's choice for sex education

Turlock Unified School District's decision to enlist Turlock Pregnancy Center's Community Education Director Jeanette Fanconi for sex education has recently been met with mixed emotions from parents within the District.

March 13, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


DUSD gets public approval for proposed charter

When asked if she has received any kind of negative feedback regarding the potential formation of Denair Elementary Charter Academy next year, Sara Michelena was undoubtedly pleased as she struggled for a response.

March 12, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


MJC event to give matriculating students a head start

For many high school seniors poised to receive their long-awaited and well-deserved diplomas in May, the academic journey is far from over.

March 12, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSU Stanislaus education named ‘best bang for the buck’

There is no denying that California State University, Stanislaus has been making positive headlines this year.

March 12, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Classroom-raised salmon make splashing entrance in Tuolumne

Although there was a crisp bite to the early March morning air on Monday, Dennis Earl Elementary students did not appear to notice as they eased right up to the edge of the Tuolumne River at Fox Grove Park to release over 100 salmon they had raised in the classroom since January.

March 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD appoints Dana Salles Trevethan as Interim Superintendent

Only a week after Turlock Unified School District Superintendent Sonny Da Marto made an announcement revealing his intention to retire at the end of the school year, the TUSD Board of Trustees unanimously voted to appoint Dana Salles Trevethan as new Interim Superintendent, effective July 1 to June 30, 2016.

March 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Community unites to support future ag ambitions

A veterinarian, an agricultural teacher, a forestry specialist, an animal geneticist.

March 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


THS student exhibits cattle, benefits of hard work

Although a majority of community members only view the Stanislaus County Fair as a 10-day affair in July, those involved in Stanislaus County 4-H see it as a long term engagement in which they spend months preparing and anticipating for their chance to exhibit their animals.

March 06, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


UC system to adopt enrollment cap for in-state students

The University of California website states, "UC undergraduates come from all over California, and they work hard to make it to college."

March 06, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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


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Students perk up Pitman teachers, staff with mobile coffee shop

Pitman High School special education students trekked across the campus on Friday morning to provide a much-needed caffeine boost to teachers and staff as part ...

September 04, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Hometown hero: Chatom elementary welcomes Purple Heart recipient

Chatom Elementary School students donned red, white and blue on Friday morning to celebrate former Chatom student and hometown hero Tyler Cook, who was injured ...

September 04, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


County initiative keeps students on track to graduate

Stanislaus County Office of Education Superintendent of Schools Tom Changnon said that contrary to popular belief, students don't necessarily drop out in high school ...

September 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD at odds with parents, students over bus stop change

The relocation of a bus stop that drops Pitman High School students a mile away from their original stop has left students disgruntled and parents ...

September 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD looks to replace trustee, fill vacant seat in upcoming election

Deborah Martin attended her last meeting as a Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustee member on Tuesday, following her announcement to resign earlier than ...

September 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Community demand prompts MJC to expand Medical Assisting Program

Students interested in the Modesto Junior College Medical Assisting Program will not only be able to enroll in the fall, but spring as well, following ...

August 27, 2015 | | Education


Truancy report reveals consequences of chronic absenteeism

For truant students, an unexcused absence not only jeopardizes one day of learning, but a lifetime of academic success.

August 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSU Stanislaus student recognized for steadfast perseverance

California State University, Stanislaus chemistry student Jose Godinez has certainly come a long way since his childhood in Jalisco, Mexico.

August 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


New year, new brand for Stanislaus State

Although California State University, Stanislaus President Joseph F. Sheley admitted that it would not happen overnight, the University is undeniably on its way to becoming ...

August 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman viticulture students harvest grapes, awards for champion wine

Although Pitman High School viticulture students are not of drinking age yet, they already know how to make a good wine.

August 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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