The Dutcher Middle School and Turlock High School girl's basketball programs donated more than 200 coats to the Coats 4 Kids campaign in Turlock.
For the third consecutive year, the California State University system has received a record number of undergraduate applications.
One month ago a 12-year-old girl was hospitalized after being struck by a car in front of Turlock Junior High School. She had darted into traffic and didn't see the car coming toward her. The driver was not cited and the unfortunate incident was simply an accident. According to Turlock Unified School District officials, the girl is now recovering well.
During their first Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustee meeting Tuesday night, newly elected trustees Grady Welch and Harinder Grewal were introduced to the nightmarish side of being school board members - the budget, and dealing with the State of California.
The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees approved a contract with Boston Reed College to offer certification courses next semester in Electronic Health Records System Technologist and EKG Technician through the TUSD Adult School.
The Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy was honored last Saturday at the 32nd Annual Golden Bell Awards program of the California School Board Association.
The National Science Center's Ag-In-Motion truck visited DMS on Wednesday. Ag in Motion is a 53-foot state-of-the-art trailer converted to a lab classroom. The lab gives students the opportunity to learn about agriculture related career opportunities through instruction based on seventh-grade science curriculum for California schools.
Future bilingual K-8 teachers in the credential program at California State University, Stanislaus teamed up to offer Science Night at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy on Thursday.
Rachel Watts received the highest honor any teacher could earn - and it came from a simple student letter about her efforts. Leonel Gutierrez, one of Watts' students, had been struggling for years with his vocabulary but he praised Watts for her role in his improving grade. He wrote "I had bad grades but she has made a difference for me and has made learning vocabulary easier."
Mountain View eighth grader Samuel Kaminski and Denair Middle School seventh grader Zach Ramaley each earned silver medal honors at the Stanislaus County Office of Education Junior High Spelling Championship held Nov. 17 in Modesto. Jocelyn Ramirez, a seventh grader at Mountain View earned a gold medal for her spelling prowess. She placed 14 out of 44 students. Some of the words spelled at the spelling bee were neurasthenia, panacea and osmosis.
California charter public schools grew significantly this 2011-12 school year, opening at high numbers statewide, and serving more students and families in both urban and rural areas, according to data released by the California Charter Schools Association.
In response to police crackdowns on student protests across the University of California system– in particular, an incident where peaceful protestors were pepper sprayed at UC Davis – UC Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland issued the following statement this week:
The search to replace former Modesto Junior College President Gaither Loewenstein has narrowed to just four candidates, with open forums scheduled for Dec. 5-8 in advance of a final decision.
Turlock Junior High School seventh grader Allison Behrens finished sixth overall out of 44 participants at the Stanislaus County Office of Education Junior High Spelling Championship held last Thursday in Modesto. Behrens was a gold medal winner and TJHS eighth grader Colby McCann took home a silver medal. Some of the words spelled from the spelling bee were neurasthenia, panacea and osmosis.
The Stanislaus Military Academy at John B. Allard School in Turlock held a Thanksgiving feast on campus Tuesday - complete with pineapple and bacon turkey. Administration said it was held to promote a family atmosphere amongst cadets, teachers and staff.
In the current days of technology where students are more likely to be sitting on a couch than playing kick-the-can in the street, Dustin Grein is an exception.
The third annual Festival on the Green is more than an opportunity to hear the student bands, orchestras and choirs of the Turlock Unified School District, it's an opportunity to make musical learning a reality for future students of the District.
In California alone there are over 70,000 student members in over 300 Future Farmers of America chapters, or FFA. On Monday 18 of those local graduating high school seniors were recognized for their contributions and potential in the agriculture industry by the Turlock Chamber of Commerce.
On a cool Friday morning, over 20 Dennis Earl Elementary students could be found winding their way down a foot trail near the edge of the Tuolumne River at Fox Grove Park. With their teacher and a local Turlock Irrigation District Fish and Wildlife representative hoisting an ice chest full of salmon, the students completed their good deed for the day by releasing the salmon they had raised into the river.
Sixth grade teacher Jamie Garner of Walnut Elementary missed school this week because she was busy shaking President Barack Obama's hand in Washington, D.C.
Too much of a good thing can exist, such as when classes at schools are overfilled with students which can impact the academic environment and the quality of learning. Fortunately, the Turlock Unified School District keeps track of trends and is planning for an increase in student enrollment in upcoming years.
Gov. Jerry Brown took a more literal approach to his latest state funding initiative, the Local Control Funding Formula which places more spending authority in the hands of local districts, by paying local public education officials a visit last week.
As Turlock Unified School District prepares for its first year under the new Local Control Funding Formula, 17 temporarily contracted teachers will be released from their positions at schools across the District.
The central quad of Turlock Junior High School was crowded with the school's student body of over 1,300 on Monday, who were joined by local and state dignitaries during a morning ceremony celebrating the selection of the local junior high school as a California 2014 School to Watch.
The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So they sat in the classroom all that cold, cold, wet day.
The past year has been a tumultuous one for the Denair Unified School District, and although it has narrowly avoided a state takeover, the difficult decisions are not over as the District has officially voted to cut several positions.
It's time to "go green" but not because Saint Patrick's Day is fast approaching. Rather, it is the City of Turlock's annual Go Green Week, the City's primary environmental educational campaign.
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