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Renovations underway at Turlock High School

While students are enjoying the summer away from teachers, homework, and the pressure of high school life, Turlock High School is undergoing a massive renovation throughout its entire campus to prepare for the upcoming school year.

June 29, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


California asks for relief from ‘No Child Left Behind’

California has now joined the list of states requesting a waiver from the requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also known as "No Child Left Behind."

June 26, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Grant allows Hilmar to offer summer language academy

While most area students are spending their summer relaxing and enjoying a break from the rigors of the academic year, 93 Hilmar students are learning about another culture.

June 19, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Raising the bar

Turlock High School is continuing its quest to raise the bar on academic excellence by expanding its Advanced Placement program. THS currently offers 15 AP courses and is adding four new ones in the 2012-2013 school year: AP Psychology, AP Macroeconomics, AP Human Geography, and AP Environmental Science.

June 19, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Medeiros educator to compete for California Teacher of the Year title

The Stanislaus County Office of Education recently announced that Angela Freeman from Medeiros Elementary School will be one of two educators to represent the county in the 2012 California Teacher of the Year competition.

June 15, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


More salary cuts in store for school employees

Despite opposition from teacher and classified employee unions, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday adopted a 2012-13 budget that includes a 2.4 percent salary cut for all employees.

June 14, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Hilmar graduates its centennial class

Hilmar High School celebrated its 100th commencement Thursday night at McSweeney Field. After the last high school diploma was handed out a massive fireworks display lit up the night sky as a flashing "Class of 2012 100 Years" sign made the night's event one to remember.

June 08, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Looking back at 100 years

Dozens of Hilmar residents gathered on Tuesday night to celebrate Hilmar High School's centennial year. A 100-year commemorative sign honoring the traditions and memories made by the students for nearly 10 decades was unveiled at the event.

June 05, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


KTL educator retires after 40 years

When Keyes to Learning Principal Lee Ann Stangl launched one of the state's first charter schools in 1995 there was a lot of resistance to the idea, but she remained steadfast to her belief that parents and students wanted a choice in education - something that was not readily available at the time.

June 05, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Osborn folklorico dancers perform at Gallo

Five years ago the ballet folklorico group, known as Los Luceros de Osborn, started with three elementary students. On Thursday, a thriving group of sixty members had its most memorable performance ever at the Gallo Center of the Arts in Modesto in front of hundreds of people.

June 01, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


New web portal offers students career advice

Local students now have a direct portal to view career options online. State Superintendent of Public Education Tom Torlakson unveiled the new California Career Center web portal to help middle school and high school students explore their options and plan their next steps toward productive careers.

June 01, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Graduation Day: Come rain, wind or dead of night — the future cometh

The class of 2012 at Turlock High School and Pitman High School said goodbye to the past and hello to the future Friday night during graduation.

May 25, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


2,500 grads walk at Shirvani’s last commencement at Stanislaus

Coming to the end of a journey can be a sad time, but for the nearly 2,500 graduates at California State University, Stanislaus' 52nd annual commencement on Thursday, joy and a sense of accomplishment were the emotions of the day.

May 25, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


California State University Chancellor Charles B. Reed to retire

California State University Chancellor Charles B. Reed announced today that he will retire as chancellor of the CSU following a 14-year tenure with the university system.

May 24, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


First ever Spanish spelling bee tests local students’ knowledge

Bilingual education reached new heights on Monday when students throughout the Central Valley competed at the First Annual Central Valley Dual Language Consortium at California State University, Stanislaus. Dutcher Middle School, Walnut Grove, Hilmar, and Livingston Elementary were among the 14 schools, ranging from fourth through eighth graders, to compete for the top three places.

May 22, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


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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


Recent immigrant Bryan Hernandez finds academic success

Although he moved to the United States from Mexico only a year ago, Bryan Hernandez is already fluent in English, something many individuals spend a lifetime trying to do.

April 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Can you dig it? Dutcher Middle School garden comes to fruition

Three apple trees, two almond trees, five grape vines and rows of radishes, green beans and corn-this is just the beginning of the Dutcher Middle School garden.

April 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


DaMarto named finalist for Superintendent of the Year

Turlock Unified School District Superintendent Sonny DaMarto was named a finalist for the 2013 Superintendent of the Year through the National Association of School Superintendents. DaMarto attended a NASS symposium in Southern California in March where he collaborated and discussed key issues and challenges educators face today.

April 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Miss Manners visits Turlock Christian

Chivalry is not dead, at least not at Turlock Christian where Miss Manners provided junior high and high school students insight into the importance of social decorum and propriety in the world after high school on Friday.

April 04, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Zoo program to fund CSUS student research on endangered animals

California State University, Stanislaus' Endangered Species Recovery Program will soon be able to do more hands-on research on riparian brush rabbits and woodrats, thanks to a $16,000 grant from the Sacramento Zoo.

April 04, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Denair High hosts Diego Rivera exhibit

A steady of flow of students and community members wound in and out of the Denair High School library this week but they were not checking out books. Instead, they were witnessing the traveling Diego Rivera exhibition which featured several replicated works by the famed painter.

April 04, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Budget breakdown: TUSD prioritizes spending for 2014-2015 school year

Toni Boster, the parent of a student in the Turlock Unified School District, recently remarked how refreshing it is to be able to use the word "spend" rather than "cut" at a TUSD Board of Trustees meeting. Boster is also chair of the Budget Advisory Committee, which is composed of a variety of stakeholders within the District and serves as an advisory committee to the Board. The advisory committee presented its spending priorities to the Board in March, which were then honed over the past several weeks into nine items. On Tuesday, the Board of Trustees approved these nine expenditures ...

April 04, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


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