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Delhi Unified top performing district in the area

When Delhi Unified School District's new superintendent Brian Stephens took the reins seven months ago he kept hearing rumors that Delhi schools didn't have the best reputation in the area.

February 10, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Denair Academic Decathlon students shine

Denair High School Academic Decathlon students earned first place among small schools and third place overall at the Stanislaus County Academic Decathlon, held last weekend at Gregori High School in Modesto. The students also took home a school record 28 medals. Advisor Paul Michaelis said the team practiced about seven hours a week since the school year began.

February 07, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Turlock High students win big at Mock Trials

Turlock, Pitman and Denair high schools competed with eight other high schools recently at the 28th Annual High School Mock Trials event sponsored by the Stanislaus County Office of Education.

February 07, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


TUSD faces tough times

Governor Jerry Brown's proposed budget is leaving school districts throughout the state reeling, including Turlock Unified School District.

February 07, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


EDUCATION: NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

Dennis Earl Elementary students, staff and families celebrated the third annual Sixth Grade Chinese New Year Parade on Friday. 2012 is the Year of the Dragon and Earl sixth graders went all out designing and building their dragons. In Chinese culture the dragon wards off evil spirits and brings good luck.

February 03, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Denair schools get good news, bad news in academic report

Schools in the Denair Unified School District saw both positive and negative academic results based on the annual School Accountability Report Card, released Wednesday.

February 03, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Hilmar Unified facing financial crisis

Hilmar Unified School District Superintendent Isabel Cabral-Johnson held a special informational public meeting last Tuesday evening to discuss possible courses of action for the HUSD Board of Education to take in various budget scenarios.

February 03, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Catholic Schools Week

Sacred Heart School in Turlock celebrates Catholic Schools Week from Jan. 29 to Feb. 5 with events on campus every day. This year's theme is "Faith, Academics, Service."

January 31, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Hilmar schools earn good grades on annual report

The Hilmar Unified School District released the 2010-11 round of School Accountability Report Cards and schools district-wide are performing above the state average.

January 31, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


100 days and counting

Denair Elementary School and Denair Academic Avenues teamed up to celebrate the 100th day of school with a canned food drive for Gateway Church food pantry. In addition, the canned food drive students learned about the number 100 through creative activities and school work. The numbers 1-100 are an important part of first grade curriculum.

January 27, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


TUSD looks to improve substitute teaching coverage

When Grady Welch was elected to the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees one of his major concerns was what he was hearing from school teachers and administrators about a lack of substitute teachers.

January 27, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


CSU trustees cap presidential compensation

In response to concerns over rapidly escalating executive pay, the California State University Board of Trustees on Wednesday moved to cap presidential compensation.

January 27, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


TUSD lunches already close to new USDA mandates

School cafeterias will soon feature a lot more whole grains, fruits, vegetables and reduced sodium under new guidelines from the USDA.

January 27, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Pitman band members earn honors

Pitman High School Band members Bryan Rosales (French Horn), Eddie Savelson (French Horn), Jamie Orlando (Flute) and Ryan Williams (Basson) were selected to the Northern California Honor Band, which preformed last weekend in Stockton. Rosales and Savelson have also been selected to the All-California Honor Band.

January 24, 2012 | Hector Ramirez | Education


School officials caught in the middle with transitional kindergarten

Turlock Unified School District officials are scratching their heads over what course of action to take about transitional kindergarten. Assistant Superintendent Lacrisha Ferriera even jokingly admitted the quandary is affecting her sleeping patterns. Odds are she isn't alone.

January 24, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


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TUSD bans sugary treats in schools

The days of parents swinging by their child's classroom with a large pink box of cupcakes on their little one's birthday are gone as the Turlock Unified School District recently updated its Wellness Policy to prohibit sugary treats in the classroom.

April 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Spring break math camp available for local students

Professor Viji Sundar of California State University, Stanislaus claims that doing math is more fun than eating ice cream and aims to teach children this approach at her annual math camp.

April 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Expo offers junior high students look into future choices

Lunchtime at Turlock Junior High School on Thursday was more than a reprieve from the classroom for a quick bite to eat, as it was also a chance for students to consider their future in a fun and interactive environment at the Gifted and Talented Education Club College and Career Expo.

April 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Every 15 Minutes a harrowing experience

When Officer Joey Cardenas delivered mock death notifications to parents of Delhi High School students on Tuesday as part of the anti-drunk driving Every 15 Minutes program, it was a very real experience for him personally, the parent of a former participant.

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Students blend science, arts in Walnut ‘SMart Fair’

While elementary students are used to receiving instruction, the tables turned for some sixth graders at Walnut Elementary on Wednesday as they delivered lesson plans to fellow students as part of the school's inaugural "SMart Fair."

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Final LCAP review open to TUSD parents and community

The Turlock Unified School District has been undergoing a lot of change lately, from the structure of how funds are received to the curriculum being taught. The transitional state is bound to raise questions for parents who can fortunately be a part of the conversation through the Local Control and Accountability Plan.

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Local student meets TPD police chief

KCody Rogers has faced several challenges in his 10 short years including attending seven different schools across two states. However, he has recently reached a stable level of excellence at Julien Elementary School where he was treated to an inspiring experience on Thursday: meeting the Turlock Police Department Police Chief Robert Jackson and receiving an inspirational achievement award plaque.

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Dutcher students bring Civil War history to life

History is not just what is written in books; it is lived everyday and for local middle school students, sometimes relived. Dutcher Middle School eighth grade students dove head first into an interactive approach to the Civil War period on Wednesday by dressing in period clothing and reenacting daily activities of late 19th century America.

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


School aide punished for Facebook post

What was meant as a good deed for a former student resulted in a Crowell Elementary School Para Instructional Aide facing a formal reprimand from the Turlock Unified School District on an allegation she broke a confidentiality clause.

April 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Cyrus Elia finds the right note for success in music

Cyrus Elia is a 16-year-old sophomore at Pitman High School with a knack, or rather a gift, for music. Recently named one of 16 cellists in California to make the All State Orchestra, Elia attributes his success to his musical family's encouragement and the supportive Turlock Unified School District programs. Referred to as "easily in the top 1 percent of all the students I've had the pleasure to work with in my 14 year career" by Pitman High School director of bands Ruben Modesto, Elia spent time reflecting upon his musical experience and discussing his plans for the ...

April 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


DUSD celebrates Week of the Young Child

Preschool and kindergarten students of the Denair Unified School District were treated to a special day of festivities on Friday in a culminating celebration of Week of the Young Child. The themed week is an annual celebration sponsored through the National Association for the Education of Young Children which aims to draw attention to the need and importance of childhood development.

April 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Cunningham Elementary hosts first Family Fitness Night

The common adage "A family that plays together, stays together" rang true at Cunningham Elementary School on Friday evening where families gathered to participate in healthy outdoor activities at the first ever Family Fitness Night.

April 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


From pain to philanthropy

Hospital doctors and nurses take care of various patients for a multitude of issues every day, but they rarely have the opportunity to see their patients performing successfully in life once they have left the hospital. After a traumatic experience that left Turlock Christian sophomore McAllister Russell in the hands of the Children's Hospital of Oakland for several weeks, the local student felt it imperative to give back to the people who helped save her life.

April 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


DUSD hires new financial business exec

The Denair Unified School District is often compared to a close-knit family and this week the District is welcoming new blood through the hire of Linda Covello, the new Chief Business Officer.

April 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


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