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Cunningham goes to the pigs

The delighted squeals from both children and pigs could be heard at Cunningham Elementary School on Wednesday morning for the school's "Pig Day." The event, which was spearheaded by the school's second grade teachers, was created to help students better engage with Common Core State Standards.

September 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Grant to allow Turlock Adult School to expand services

Funding for the Turlock Adult School is expected to undergo a few changes, thanks to a generous grant from the Workforce Investment Act, Title II: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act. The grant, which totals to $482,510, will go towards increasing and enhancing Adult Secondary Education, Adult Basic Education, and ESL Civics.

September 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


University invites community to carnival, concert

California State University, Stanislaus is hoping to bridge the gap between town and gown this Sunday with games, food, and activities at the fourth annual StanFest Community Carnival. Hosted by Associated Student Incorporated, the free event will give members of the university and the community the perfect opportunity to come together and have fun.

September 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Cows help local chapter graze their way to National FFA Convention

Herds of cows have been popping up all over Turlock and the organization responsible is Turlock High School's Future Farmers of America club.

September 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSU Stanislaus remains one of the 'Best in the West'

Right on the tails of California State University, Stanislaus's recognition in Money magazine, Forbes magazine, and the Princeton Review, the university also recently earned acclamation from the U.S. News and World Report as one of the best regional colleges in the west for the 19th consecutive year.

September 12, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Chatom Union School District Board of Trustees to change election process

The Chatom Union School District Board of Trustees took the first step towards a transition from an at-large election process to a by-trustee area election process at their meeting Tuesday night.

September 11, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair's Neve Foresti effortlessly does it all

Even at her young age, Denair resident Neve Foresti has a lot of achievements under her belt. The sophomore from Modesto High School has already earned recognition as a piano playing aficionado, a skillful tennis player, an engineering enthusiast, and is even enrolled in the school's International Baccalaureate program.

September 10, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Communication key goal for TUSD in 2014-15

Turlock Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Sonny Da Marto is striving for increased student development, continued community communication, and the provision of the resources students and staff need to succeed in the 2014-15 academic year.

September 09, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


AG, school district tackle truancy crisis

While all local school districts are back in session, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris is hoping new legislation will keep students in class.

September 09, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Workshops put focus on understanding mental illness

Turlock Unified School District, in partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will present a series of workshops that will highlight mental illnesses and start a discussion on complex mental health issues. The first one, titled "In Our Own Voice," will provide an introductory understanding of mental illness by featuring speakers who have dealt with or are currently dealing with mental illnesses themselves.

September 09, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Program will prepare students for math-based careers

The High School Math Access Program, or HiMAP, has been helping students for 20 years with a proven program that has maintained its core resources and assistance to help students achieve in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

September 04, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Healthy Schools Program encourages school district to make healthier decisions

The Turlock Unified School District is eyeing the gold when it comes to healthy habits.

September 04, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair Unified to expand tobacco-free policy

Denair Unified School District is taking steps to expand its tobacco-free policy to include the prohibition of electronic hookahs and other vapor-emitting devices, with or without nicotine content.

August 29, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Cunningham principal takes ice bucket challenge to motivate students

At Cunningham Elementary's "Friday Morning Opening" Principal Tami Truax challenged students to work hard and be respectful every day and then had a bucket of ice water dumped on her head.

August 29, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


President Sheley’s annual address highlights campus challenges, successes

The campus community gathered at California State University, Stanislaus for President Joseph Sheley's annual address, which ranged from the university's financial situation, the collaborative need for a school signature and identity, and the increased health and safety efforts of campus.

August 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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Head Start celebrates half a century of academic success

Crowell Elementary School's Head Start Program has not only prevailed through recent budget cuts, it has thrived. According to coordinator of Turlock Unified School District Early Education Programs Judy Huerta, whatever funding they lost due to budget cuts, they have gotten back in recent years.

October 24, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman band urges district to allow use of charter buses

The feeling of frustration was palpable at Turlock Unified School District's meeting on Tuesday as the Pitman High School Band and the Board of Trustees attempted to meet each other halfway regarding transportation usage within the district.

October 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman hosts squealing event for breast cancer awareness

Pitman High School English teacher Joni Busby can personally testify that kissing a pig is not as bad as it might seem. However according to Busby, it did not hurt that she did the oink-worthy task all for the school's Kiss the Pig Contest, which benefitted the American Cancer Society of Modesto.

October 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Delhi Board member facing retaliation from community members

With elections just around the corner, tension is building between community members and Delhi Unified School District Board member Jesus Rodriguez.

October 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman students offer local Halloween fun

Those looking for a scary good time before Halloween need not look further than Turlock, thanks to Pitman High School's Athletic Booster Club, Drama Club, and collaborating art students.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Contests, raffles pump up community for Harvest Bowl

As the highly anticipated Turlock Lions Club Harvest Bowl between Turlock and Pitman high football teams draws closer, local organizations are doing their part to get the community game-day ready with competitions and raffles.

October 17, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Delhi school trustees dodge censure, prepare for election

Despite an effort to censure Delhi Unified School District Board of Trustee member Jesus Rodriguez for misconduct approximately three weeks ago, Rodriguez made an effort to put the issue behind him at his campaign for reelection meet-and-greet that hosted over 40 supporters on Friday.

October 17, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Firefighters prove to students that real men wear pink

Last week, Dennis Earl Elementary school was surprised to receive a visit from Turlock Firefighters. Although there was no fire or immediate threat to students, there was an equally important underlying mission tethered to their visit-defending a student who had been teased for wearing pink.

October 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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