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Hilmar FFA earns another state victory

Hilmar High School FFA has made a few more additions to the program's state championship trophy case. Two of the Career Development Event Teams, also known as judging teams, won the State Championship in their respective areas.

May 18, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


Students show 'Character Counts'

The following students were selected as the Character Counts 2011-12 awards for the Turlock Unified School District and recognized at Tuesday's Board of Trustees meeting: Angel Munoz, Brown Elementary; Gem Gasca, Crowell Elementary; Rajvir Birk, Cunningham Elementary; Madison Armendariz, Dutcher Middle School; Sukraj Dhillon, Earl Elementary; Joseph Evans, eCademy Charter; Felisha Dias, Julien Elementary; Dawson Wisler, Medeiros Elementary; Olivia Salafia, Osborn Two-Way Immersion; Zachary Olsen, Pitman High School; Cristian Herrera, Roselawn High School; Shane Garcia, Turlock Adult School; Erick Parsons, Turlock High School; Taylor Beckwith, Turlock Junior High; Elisa Beas, Wakefield Elementary; and Bailey Roberts, Walnut Elementary.

May 18, 2012 | | Education


Registration problems leave CSU Stanislaus students tired, angry

The first year of California State University, Stanislaus' new "two-pass" course registration has been fraught with problems – server crashes preventing students from registering, students missing sleep on the night before final exams, and troubles registering for enough classes to obtain financial aid chief among them.

May 18, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


UC Merced celebrates commencement

The University of California, Merced's largest graduating class in the school's history celebrated commencement May 12, with degree candidates marching before an estimated crowd of 7,700.

May 17, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Bulldogs shine at math competition

Turlock High students proved themselves masters of math when they came in third place recently at the 39th Annual Dick Schaff Math Superbowl.

May 15, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


Trustee budget decisions under fire from teachers, school employees

Over 70 teachers and classified employees marched on the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday to show their solidarity in opposition to proposed salary cuts.

May 15, 2012 | BY NANCY ANGEL Turlock Journal | Education


Warrior Day a go; event for students only

The once cancelled, then reinstated California State University, Stanislaus Warrior Day will return this Saturday – with a few changes in tow.

May 15, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


CSU Stanislaus grad students win awards

Graduate students from CSU Stanislaus earned top honors at the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society's Northern California Regional Conference, securing first and third for research papers.

May 11, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


MJC receives $2.7 million grant

Modesto Junior College will receive a $2,696,400 federal grant to maintain two TRIO Upward Bound programs, which increase the number of local youth who graduate high school and enroll in postsecondary education.

May 11, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Delhi students earn multi-lingual diplomas

Delhi High School students earned an impressive 55 percent of the new Multi-lingual Diploma Seal in all of Merced County during a presentation at Delhi Education Park last Thursday.

May 11, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Chatom ag day

Chatom Elementary celebrated Agriculture Appreciation Day at the rural campus west of Turlock.

May 11, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Unions tell district ‘no more cuts’

Teachers and classified employees throughout the Turlock Unified School District are sporting black and blue ribbons and wristbands - a unified statement against what they claim is the abuse they have taken at the hands of district officials in the form of salary and benefit reductions.

May 11, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Business students make $2,644 out of lemons

California State University, Stanislaus Introduction to Business students recently learned that when life gives you lemons you make lemonade. The students squeezed out $2,644.55 for The Salvation Army Turlock in a lemonade sales contest at the Save Mart supermarket.

May 08, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


CSU mentors make a difference in local youth

Matthew Wallace is graduating from California State University, Stanislaus in just a matter of weeks. But as a young man growing up it was unlikely he would have made it this far. He did time in juvenile hall, but eventually he turned his life around thanks to caring adults and his own drive. Now, Wallace is playing a role in a troubled young person's life, a fifth-grader who comes from a home in turmoil that includes poverty and close family members serving prison time.

May 08, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


TJHS students question Congressman on politics, healthcare reform

U.S. Congressman Jeff Denham got more than he bargained for during a question and answer session with students from Turlock Junior High School. The local legislator visited the school to promote civic involvement and governmental awareness among the youth who will undoubtedly become voters when they reach legal age.

May 04, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


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Turlock schools go red

Schools throughout Turlock Unified School District have been looking significantly redder this week and it's not due to early Christmas decorations. In fact, the extra hues of red throughout the district can be attributed to Red Ribbon Week, a week-long event that encourages students to be drug free.

October 30, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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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