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TUSD prepares for shift in classroom instruction

As public schools across the country transition to the new Common Core Standards, which will change the way math and reading are taught nationwide, the Turlock Unified School District is already adopting the approach by building a foundation for a better tomorrow for its students.

May 07, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Proposed smoking ban passes at CSU Stanislaus

A proposed mandate to ban smoking passed with 69 percent in California State University, Stanislaus' recent Associated Students Inc. elections.

May 03, 2013 | BY REMY GROSS The Signal | Education


Career Fair puts Pitman students on the right path

Pitman High School junior Trevor Knudsen came to the 4th annual Career Fair on Wednesday with pressing questions about his future.

May 03, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Passion for music

The piano notes that flow from Neve Foresti's fingers tell the story of a young woman whose passion for life centers around music. At her short 13 years of age, Foresti, a resident of Denair, has achieved musical excellence and will soon put her abilities on display as she will be attending the prestigious Casalmaggiore International Music Festival in Italy.

May 03, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Running for Boston

Even though Boston is 3,000 miles away, the victims of the recent marathon bombings are in the minds and hearts of the students at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Dual Academy. Over 750 students from Osborn participated in a jog-a-thon on Friday to raise money for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

May 03, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Denair students Picnic for Earth

Over 300 students from Denair Elementary celebrated everything 'green' on Tuesday by holding a Picnic for Earth in honor of Earth Day. As part of the "All Hands on Earth" campaign, an organization that is celebrated worldwide, Denair took the pledge to spend the entire month of April learning about the importance of nature and its impact globally.

April 30, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


DENAIR SCIENCE STARS

Fourth grade Denair Academic Academy students Amy Schmit and Dena Gabriel took 1st place in the Oceanography category of the "Deep Blue Sea" at the 16th Annual Elementary Science Olympiad last week at Hickman Elementary School. Schmit and Gabriel were the youngest competitors out of 300 elementary school children throughout the region who participated in events which included bridge building, can race, straw egg drop and water rockets.

April 26, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


THS students shine at Math Field Day

Turlock High School students continued to raise the bar in academics when they took 2nd place at Math Field Day held at California State University, Fresno.

April 23, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Pitman teacher in running for All-Star Award

Ruben Modesto is getting lots of recognition as band director at John H. Pitman High School. Modesto is among five finalists in Northern California for the 2013 Comcast SportsNet All-Star Teacher Award.

April 23, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


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


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County students graduate from Leadership Academy

With graduation season in full swing, the Stanislaus County Office of Education wants to acknowledge seniors and juniors that not only achieve academic success throughout high school, but those who also go above and beyond through its Leadership Academy.

May 28, 2015 | | Education


'A region's dream'

Times are tough and jobs don't grow on trees. These sentiments are something that many in the Central Valley know first-hand. When California State University, Stanislaus President Joseph Sheley echoed these hard truths on Thursday morning at the first of three ceremonies celebrating the university's 55th commencement, he did it not to discourage, but to inspire the recent graduates to stay focused on their goals.

May 28, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Earl Elementary unveils new electronic marquee

When Dennis G. Earl Elementary School was originally built in 1997, a simple marquee supported by a backboard representing textbooks was placed next to the school's parking lot to alert students, parents and the community of news relating to the elementary site.

May 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Henna Hundal heads to Harvard

Turlock High School senior Henna Hundal is no ordinary teenager.

May 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Graduates On Track to a successful future

For special education students in the Turlock Unified School District's On Track Transitions Program, this year was full of significant milestones: learning how to tie shoes without help, completing a load of laundry, and performing tasks with multiple steps.

May 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Avid reader Ben Watson closes book on principal’s challenge

While Cunningham Elementary School students were heading to the multipurpose room for lunch on Monday afternoon, fifth grader Ben Watson was en route to his favorite restaurant, Panera Bread, with Principal Tami Truax.

May 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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