Turlock residents Matt and Maria Swanson have pledged $250,000 to California State University, Stanislaus to serve as the foundation for the One Purpose endowment.
Every July 2 Edwin Betady celebrates his birthday and this year was especially meaningful as he had other news to celebrate - his first paid position interning for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, commonly known as NASA.
New students are not the only ones entering the doors of the Delhi Unified School District schools this year as a new interim superintendent and high school principal will be taking the lead with one vision in mind: student success.
When the curtain closed on Turlock High School's spring production several months ago it was unclear where it would rise for next year's performances as the Performing Arts Building is one of two major reconstruction projects currently being implemented at the high school campus.
The University of California, Merced campus may be expanding into the community near the downtown area as the university is a top bidder for a piece of land across from the Merced Civic Center.
It's rather apropos that just outside the Turlock Unified School District Child Nutrition Department resides the Dutcher Middle School garden. Teeming with a variety of crops, the small school garden is a symbol of the vision Director Scott Soiseth has for the Child Nutrition Department-one where locally grown produce from school gardens reach the plates of TUSD students each day.
California State University, Stanislaus is hosting 13 students and two faculty members from the Hubei University of Economics, located in Hubei Province, China.
Turlock Unified School District plays host to 16 different educational campuses and will also be home to an independent charter this fall after the Board of Trustees approved a collaborative partnership with educational nonprofit Aspiranet at a special board meeting on Monday.
Local Modesto Junior College students will eventually have access to closer resources as the junior college officials acquired land in Turlock on which to build a satellite campus although the exact use has yet to be determined.
The Denair Unified School District is slowly but surely digging itself out of the fiscal red zone as local changes at the district level as well as state budget decisions have contributed to an expected financial recovery by the end of the 2015-2016 school year.
Turlock was recently the chosen location where Director Corbin Bernson's shot his new film and now it is the setting of a book published this week by Alfredo Mirandé titled "Jalos, USA : Transnational Community and Identity."
Learning doesn't stop once children exit the halls of their schools, just ask the more than 1,500 adults that have benefited from the services of the LearningQuest- Stanislaus Literacy Centers each year.
After a 25 year long career in the construction industry, Art Doucette decided to go back to school to pursue a degree in chemistry and biology. One day while walking the California State University, Stanislaus campus Doucette crossed paths with a stranger - Viji Sundar, a professor in the Mathematics Department. The two began to talk and by the end of their conversation, Doucette decided on his career path: he would be a teacher as well as a summer instructor for Sundar's Math and Science Summer Camp.
While the number of California school districts in financial jeopardy has diminished by two-thirds in the past year, Denair Unified School District remains on the list of negatively certified districts that are projected to not be able to meet their financial obligations for the 2014-2015 school year.
When Pauline Cepeda came to the United States from the Philippines as an eight year old her mother insisted that she take advantage of as many opportunities as possible to improve her English and break out of her shell, so she signed her up for the Young Writers Workshop. Little did Cepeda know that she would grow up in the workshop over the next 10 years where her writing would flourish and she would eventually serve as a mentor for other young writers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With elections just around the corner, tension is building between community members and Delhi Unified School District Board member Jesus Rodriguez.
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.
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