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Event will address common core concerns plaguing district

The state's recent implementation of Common Core State Standards has left many stakeholders within Turlock Unified School District with a number of unanswered questions and reasonable distress.

October 09, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock parents urge district to implement accelerated math course

Turlock Junior High School and Dutcher Middle School parents are voicing their concern about the varietal lack of mathematical courses for 7th and 8th graders with Turlock Unified School District's recent implementation of Common Core.

October 08, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


California Thursdays makes it on the menu for TUSD schools

Turlock Unified School District is set to join 15 other school districts throughout the state with the implementation of California Thursdays, a program that encourages school districts and allied organizations to serve healthy school meals made with fresh California products.

October 07, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman students stomp out bullying

John H. Pitman High students took a stand against bullying by literally stomping out the issue at their "Take a Stand and Lend a Hand to Stomp Out Bullying" event on Monday. The Pitman Art Club, in partnership with a number of other clubs on campus, invited their fellow peers to stomp and pop balloons with negative words on the outside to reveal a positive message on the inside.

October 07, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Lady Bulldogs meet on gridiron in annual Powder Puff game

The Turlock High senior girls shutout their gridiron opponents, the junior girls, 13-0, during an intraschool matchup Thursday at Joe Debely Stadium. The Powder Puff game was officiated by coaches James Peterson and Sean Gilbert. Social studies teacher Rick Fetter coached the senior girls while special ed teacher Blake Amador coached the juniors.

October 03, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Education


eCademy Charter: Fostering 21st century learners

eCademy Charter Principal Robin Swartz regards her campus as a hidden gem, and for a fitting reason. Although the campus' flexibility has something to offer virtually every student, a good portion of the community is unaware of the benefits that it provides academically and socially.

October 03, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Parents, District hoping to get on same page for Common Core

Although the implementation of Common Core Standards is already underway in Turlock Unified School District, students may still be struggling to adjust to a new style of learning, including the lack of Common Core aligned textbooks.

October 02, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Campus crime remains low

Crime on the California State University, Stanislaus campus remains at relatively low rates, according to the annual campus security report released Tuesday.

October 01, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Education


CSU Stanislaus increases sexual assault prevention efforts

California State University, Stanislaus is looking to add another resource for sexual assault victims on campus, a recognized effort that followed CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White's recent pledge to implement confidential sexual assault victim advocates to all 23 CSU campuses.

September 30, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


School district promotes anti-bullying message through music

Students at Julien Elementary School received a musical message about anti-bullying on Friday from the all-girl rock band Banshees Against Bullying. With each and every song performed, the musicians got students up and dancing, while also teaching them about Stop, Walk, Talk bullying prevention procedures.

September 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Students compete for title of THS Idol

Twelve Turlock High School students traded in their backpacks for microphones on Friday in hopes of being crowned the next THS Idol. Emceed by assistant principal Aaron Mello and last year's winner Brenna Larks, the annual event drew in crowds as each student proved that they have what it takes to earn the musical title.

September 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Rumors of affairs, leaked info plague Delhi school district

An effort to censure two Delhi Unified School District Board of Trustees members for allegations that they leaked confidential information and sexually harassed district employees fell short of passing at the district's special Board meeting on Tuesday.

September 25, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


John Adamson: Speller extraordinaire

Ask John Adamson to spell a word in English or Spanish and there's a good chance that he can do it. A Turlock resident and 9th grader enrolled in the International Baccalaureate program at Modesto High School, Adamson already has plenty of spelling bee experience under his belt, including the Central Valley Dual Language Consortium Spelling Bee and the 2014 National Spanish Spelling Bee.

September 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


University honor society shines light on censorship during Banned Books Week

The California State University, Stanislaus chapter of the International English Honor Society Sigma Tau Delta, Alpha Mu Xi, is hoping to raise awareness and draw public attention to the issue of censoring books with a series of events planned during Banned Books Week.

September 19, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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


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Proposed salary increase merits further consideration

A proposed revision that would have increased the salary schedules of Turlock Unified School District assistant superintendents by approximately 14 percent has been returned to District staff for further research and information.

January 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


County students to symphonize at music festival

For one weekend school rivalries will be forgotten as high school and junior high students in Honor Choir, Honor Orchestra, and Honor Band come together to harmonize at the Stanislaus County Music Festival.

January 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


County education office receives settlement from Office Depot

A recent settlement approved by a California judge has rewarded the Stanislaus County Office of Education with $164,271 from Office Depot, after the store was found to have violated the California False Claims Act by overcharging California government entities for office and classroom supplies.

January 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Modernization projects exhaust school bond funds

Modernization has been the buzzword throughout Turlock Unified School District as numerous school sites have undergone construction in one way or another, all thanks in part to bond funding from Measure Y and Measure Z.

January 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair charts new path for elementary education

The Denair Unified School District is looking to pull from the strengths of its existing traditional elementary school and Denair Academic Avenues, a charter school formed in 2010, by creating a brand new primary charter program.

January 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


DUSD enlists transportation services of Storer

After soliciting bids from quailed pupil transportation companies in the region, Denair Unified School has turned to Storer Coachways in an effort to provide drivers to operate four of the District's buses for the remainder of the school year.

January 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


MJC to offer Bachelor of Science degree program in 2017

Modesto Junior College can finally breathe easier as it has been selected as one of the 15 California Community Colleges to pilot four-year bachelor degrees as early as 2017.

January 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Osborn expansion proposal met with criticism

Turlock Unified School District's proposal to expand Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy's dual immersion program took many parents and community members by surprise last week, as was demonstrated by a packed Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday.

January 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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