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TUSD moves forward with science, technology program

The Turlock Unified School District's plan to implement a program that will give students the leg-up they need in science and technology was approved by the Board of Trustees.

February 12, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Local students turn imagined ag stories into award winners

One local student imagined how an ordinary egg journeys to the supermarket and eventually the breakfast platter. Another taught a city girl what it takes to live on a farm. Still another explained the importance of barn owls during harvest season.

February 12, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Celebration of science

California State University, Stanislaus opened its doors and knowledge to the public on Saturday in a celebration of science. Hundreds of families explored the wonder and diversity of life at all levels, as well as physics and geology. Science Day featured themed activities for kids like kitchen chemistry and the Six-Legged Zoo, along with open labs and guided tours of the university's science facilities that included the campus planetarium.

February 11, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


TUSD applies for USDA Farm to School grant

The Turlock Unified School District is looking to bring even more fresh fruits and vegetables to its students through a U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm to School grant.

February 08, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Education


A fun trip to the dentist?

Dozens of schoolchildren entered the First Step Dental office Friday morning; for some a first-time dental experience. The purpose of annual field trip day: make children more comfortable with going to the dentist and teach important dental hygiene skills.

February 08, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


THS finalist for classroom makeover

When Turlock High School yearbook advisor Virginia Barr entered her classroom one morning in December 2011, she was surprised to learn that a flood had destroyed her entire classroom from the inside.

February 05, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Sacred Heart celebrates Catholic Schools Week

As parishes across the nation celebrate Catholic Schools Week, students at Sacred Heart School in Turlock marked the annual event with a jog-a-thon, open house, and musical presentation.

February 01, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Science holds the key: STEM program to open at TJHS

With the onset of the recession and high unemployment rates, education is fundamental in succeeding in today's economy. The Turlock Unified School District is looking to offer a program that will give students the leg-up they need to compete in high-demand science and technology fields.

January 29, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Turlock High principal moves to district office

Turlock High School students began 2013 with a few changes, as longtime principal Dana Salles Trevethan moved into a position at the district office and assistant principal Marie Peterson stepped up to lead in her place.

January 29, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


CSU Stanislaus receives $250K grant for student research

Anthropology research at California State University, Stanislaus will soon get a technological upgrade thanks to a quarter million dollar grant.

January 28, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Solar lesson puts seniors on roof

LIVINGSTON - A rooftop in Merced County might be the last place you'd think high school students would find an education. But that's where 10 students of the Ceres High School Manufacturing Academy were two days last week, receiving instruction on installing solar panels on the roof of a low-income Livingston homeowners.

January 25, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Education


Pitman teacher's aide to represent county in state award program

From a very early age, Karen Souza felt a special connection to her fellow students who didn't quite fit in. Souza eventually turned her passion for inclusion into a career as a teacher's aide in special education.

January 25, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Education foundation holds tailgate party to support Kaepernick

A community-wide celebration of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is planned for the day before he makes his debut in the Super Bowl arena.

January 25, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


More cuts for Denair schools

In a special board meeting held Thursday night, the Denair Unified School District continued to process cuts for the 2013-14 school year in an effort to avoid financial insolvency.

January 25, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Walnut students take fourth in Future City competition

Walnut Elementary students took fourth place in the Future City Competition, held Saturday, with their design for "Garnicia." Modesto Girl Scout Troop #2225 took first place and will be representing Northern California at the National Engineers Week Future City Competition Feb. 15-20 in Washington, D.C.

January 23, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


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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


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