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Local students take top honors at Occupational Olympics

They may be young, but they are ambitious! Local high school students showed they were ready to take the next step into a new career path during the 28th Annual Occupational Olympics and Career Exposition held at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock on Wednesday afternoon.

March 22, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Education


Dennis Earl students celebrate Assyrian New Year

Dennis Earl Elementary students got a taste of Assyrian culture on Friday when they celebrated the Assyrian New Year. The kindergarten through sixth grade classes attended a special assembly with a blend of Assyrian treats, cultural dances and student presentations.

March 22, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


TUSD hosts IEP information sessions

The Turlock Unified School District is reaching out to district parents and guardians who may have questions about the Individualized Education Program process. The district is hosting a free class that will include an overview of the IEP process, effective ways to work as part of the IEP team and will provide an opportunity to have questions answered.

March 22, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Hispanic Education Conference aims to inspire

The goal of the 29th Annual Hispanic Education Conference is to inspire and motivate local students to pursue their educational or career goals.

March 19, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Theta Chi rows in the dough

Make way, geese! California State University, Stanislaus has a new resident in its pond for the next 36 hours. Members of the Theta Chi fraternity are taking a quick break from the books in order to row a canoe in the school pond as part of the group's annual Row-A-Thon that began on Tuesday.

March 19, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Education


TUSD looks at building Bridge to at-risk students

The Turlock Unified School District could be reaching out to at risk-youth in the next school year - and saving money in the process.

March 19, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Dutcher students celebrate bi-literacy

Being fluent in two languages is one of the greatest gifts a child can receive in today's world. It increases career opportunities in a highly competitive job market and gives them the opportunity to communicate with more people.

March 15, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Denair Unified fires superintendent

In an unexpected turn of events Thursday night, the Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees unanimously voted to terminate Superintendent Edward Parraz.

March 15, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Cancer doesn't hamper Dutcher student's passion for learning

Very few of Raymond Perez's classmates at Dutcher Middle School know that he is a survivor.

March 12, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Medeiros student knows the meaning of respect

March Character Counts Profile: Respect

March 12, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Former track standout earns NCAA postgrad scholarship

CSU Stanislaus alumna and track and field standout Alycia Wagner has received the prestigious NCAA Minority Enhancement Program Postgraduate Scholarship for careers in athletics.

March 08, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Superintendent apologizes for early calls

Turlock Unified School District Superintendent Sonny DaMarto issued an apology on Friday for accidentally sending out a robocall to publicize today's Festival on the Green event to the homes of students at 5:45 a.m. The robocall was supposed to go out at 5:45 p.m.

March 08, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Sacred Heart Preschoolers to present 'An Afternoon with Picasso'

Nearly 200 aspiring young models will hit the catwalk today for the 8th annual Sacred Heart Preschool Fashion Show and Tea. The sold out event will house nearly 300 people in the school's gymnasium and feature a light lunch and tea, live and silent auctions and raffle of over 20 items.

March 08, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Turlock High students put their campaigning skills to the test

The Presidential Election may be over, but a more important race - at least to the students of Turlock High School - was decided on Friday. More than 400 Turlock High School students participated in an all-day Election Convention, an annual event that determines class officer positions for the following school year.

March 08, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Parents voice outrage at proposed Denair school board election change

In an effort to save more money for a financially struggling Denair Unified School District, the district's board of trustees considered postponing board elections for one year. This idea was met with disdain by district parents who questioned current board members' competency and their motives for wanting to postpone elections.

March 08, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


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School district responds to concerns regarding Common Core math

Two weeks after parents and community members voiced their concerns about the Turlock Unified School District's lack of an accelerated math course at the junior high level, TUSD has Common Core Math 7 Honors and Common Core Math 8 Honors courses in the works.

October 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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


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