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County initiative keeps students on track to graduate

Stanislaus County Office of Education Superintendent of Schools Tom Changnon said that contrary to popular belief, students don't necessarily drop out in high school. They drop out before they even start school.

September 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

TUSD at odds with parents, students over bus stop change

The relocation of a bus stop that drops Pitman High School students a mile away from their original stop has left students disgruntled and parents concerned, prompting Turlock Unified School District to explore options for a potential change in location.

September 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

TUSD looks to replace trustee, fill vacant seat in upcoming election

Deborah Martin attended her last meeting as a Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustee member on Tuesday, following her announcement to resign earlier than her term expiration date in 2017.

September 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Community demand prompts MJC to expand Medical Assisting Program

Students interested in the Modesto Junior College Medical Assisting Program will not only be able to enroll in the fall, but spring as well, following the college's decision to expand the program to help meet the community's growing demand for highly-skilled, credentialed medical assistants.

August 27, 2015 | | Education

Truancy report reveals consequences of chronic absenteeism

For truant students, an unexcused absence not only jeopardizes one day of learning, but a lifetime of academic success.

August 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

CSU Stanislaus student recognized for steadfast perseverance

California State University, Stanislaus chemistry student Jose Godinez has certainly come a long way since his childhood in Jalisco, Mexico.

August 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

New year, new brand for Stanislaus State

Although California State University, Stanislaus President Joseph F. Sheley admitted that it would not happen overnight, the University is undeniably on its way to becoming more recognizable with a new logo, updated motto and leaner naming structure, all of which were unveiled on Wednesday during his annual address.

August 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Pitman viticulture students harvest grapes, awards for champion wine

Although Pitman High School viticulture students are not of drinking age yet, they already know how to make a good wine.

August 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

CSU Stanislaus welcomes new, returning Warriors to dorms

Amidst the whirlwind of luggage carts and cars zooming in and out with dorm necessities for Move-in Day at California State University, Stanislaus, first year student and Costa Mesa native Selena Hernandez was heading out to explore Turlock for the very first time.

August 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Community support continues to cultivate District Farm

As the construction of the District Farm continues to flourish with the help of community support, Turlock Unified School District took the time on Tuesday to both thank past donors and encourage future contributors to step up in order to take this long-awaited dream one step closer to fruition.

August 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Cancellation of high school exam leaves students at a standstill

High school students who are currently ineligible to attend college solely because they have not passed the California High School Exit Exam are holding their breath as the Senate is expected to vote on Monday whether or not the exam will be removed as a graduation requirement.

August 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Denair Unified brings bilingual program to middle school

Following the formation of a dual-language immersion program for kindergarten students at the newly formed Denair Elementary Charter Academy, Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees unanimously voted on Thursday to approve a secondary Spanish curriculum pilot program for Denair Middle School.

August 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

TUSD students welcome school year with high expectations

Whether it was validated by overflowing backpacks, carefully planned outfits, or the babbling of excited students and teachers, Thursday marked the beginning of yet another lively academic year for Turlock Unified School District.

August 13, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Internship program preps student for culinary career

Julia Johnson's internship at Lisa's Cookie Jar not only provided her with valuable work experience, it helped make her dream of becoming a pastry chef closer to reality.

August 11, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Local Kappa Sigma chapter recognized as top 3 percent in North America

To say that the Omicron-Omega Chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity at California State University, Stanislaus made an impression at the 70th Biennial Grand Conclave in Las Vegas would be a tremendous understatement.

August 08, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

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TUSD narrows down candidates for vacant school board seats

After what can only be described as a nail-biting candidate filing process for Turlock Unified School District's Trustee Area 7, Board members will consider ...

October 06, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

A school meal worth waiting for

With cafeterias throughout Turlock Unified School District serving platefuls of rotisserie chicken, smothered burritos and barbecued tri-tip, one thing is for certain: the days of ...

October 06, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Science Saturday to blend art, chemistry for aspiring scientists

Stanislaus State will kick off National Chemistry Week by teaching sixth and seventh graders that the wonders of science are not only discoverable in the ...

October 06, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Annual conference to teach students how to be friends, leaders

Stanislaus County Office of Education's Prevention Programs Director Vicki Bauman believes that the best way to communicate with a student about mental health and ...

October 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Osborn parents begin preparations for sixth grade move to Dutcher

With the highly debated move of Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy sixth graders to Dutcher Middle School less than a year away, principals from both sites ...

October 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Pool chemical mishap brings hazmat team to Turlock High

A pool chemical supplier accidently pumped acid into the chlorine tank at the Turlock High Pool on Tuesday, prompting the evacuation of nearby classrooms.

September 29, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


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