It's been three months since Denair Unified appointed Walt Hanline to take over its troubled school district. After countless special board meetings and dozens of layoffs, the district is now making fundamental changes through staff and administration restructuring.
The Pitman High School community already knows how dedicated band director Ruben Modesto is to his students, but now his excellence in education is being recognized beyond Turlock as he was named the Comcast Sportsnet 2013 All-Star Teacher. Modesto was presented a $20,000 check at today's San Francisco Giants game.
For many young students, writing is daunting task. Putting pen to paper is a homework chore, not a leisure time activity.
Those driving down Monte Vista Avenue may have noticed that the parking lot on the southwest side of the CSU Stanislaus campus is a bit of a mess.
Security will be much tighter at all Turlock Unified School District campuses after the Board of Trustees approved a new comprehensive school site safety plan at Tuesday's board meeting.
After six months of extensive research and planning, the Turlock Unified School District finally released its comprehensive school site safety plan to be reviewed and voted on at Tuesday's board meeting.
Nearly 400 students from Stanislaus County will be given a jump start for next school years thanks to the Hughson Family Resource Center. The HGRC is gearing up for its annual Backpack Drive to provide school supplies to children in need.
Tensions ran high Wednesday night as the Denair Unified School Board of Trustees voted to lay off more support staff.
From an early age, Long Beach native Jade Mosely faced many obstacles. She was removed from her birth parents who were battling drug addiction and raised by the foster care system. Her challenges could have easily stopped her from her pursuing her goals but last week she graduated with a bachelor's degree from California State University, Stanislaus.
Everyone in the 2013 graduating class from California State University, Stanislaus had a long journey before they crossed the platform to accept their diplomas on Friday.
Hundreds of graduates from Turlock, Pitman, Turlock Christian and Denair high schools donned traditional cap and gowns to receive their diplomas this week, joining their classmates in commencement ceremonies that have been held throughout the week and will continue into early June.
There is a special relationship that exists between a player and a coach. Just ask NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The former Pitman High student returned to his alma mater during Thursday night's commencement ceremony in a surprise appearance to pay tribute to his longtime mentor and friend, Brandon Harris.
In the past 25 years, Turlock resident Felica Renshaw has spent over 500,000 hours working in schools within the Turlock Unified School District. Her hard work and dedication did not go unnoticed, as she was named the district's 2013 Volunteer of the Year.
Students at Dennis Earl Elementary welcomed a few special guests on Tuesday, as Principal Tami Truax brought a few animals from her farm to visit. Students eagerly lined up to pet ponies, alpacas and other farm animals in a safe and supervised environment. Although the small grass field at Dennis Earl wasn't a full fledged zoo, the smiles on the curious faces of the students, definitely made for something special.
The California State University Board of Trustees has decided to look no further for top leadership at Turlock's CSU Stanislaus campus. The trustees appointed Joseph F. Sheley the permanent president of California State University, Stanislaus; Sheley has held the position as interim since June 2012.
"Pick one goal and build success for you as well as your child with autism."
Amidst the figurative whirlwind of essay prompts and research papers, any college student would agree with California State University, Stanislaus that greatness, especially at the university level, relies on writing.
Julien Elementary School sixth grader Sierra Yandell knows that it is just as important to respect oneself as it is to respect others.
Common Core aligned math textbooks will still be missing from bookshelves in Turlock elementary schools as Turlock Unified School District has made the decision not to pilot math instructional material at this time due to significant curriculum gaps in available programs.
Although a field trip to the dentist might seem like a less than desirable idea to most, those who were at First Step Dental on Friday would quickly disagree.
It is a common saying in show business that-even faced with adversity-the show must go on.
California State University, Stanislaus is set to welcome two crowd-pleasing speakers next week that are guaranteed to present a new twist on finances and gender equality.
Reductions equivalent to two full time teaching positions at Denair High School are scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year due to less than expected enrollment.
In an effort to attract and retain the best possible employees for Turlock Unified School District, the Board of Trustees approved a salary schedule and supplementary raise for administrative positions on Tuesday-one of which was met with opposition among the Board and community members.
It goes without saying that the Turlock High School Navy Junior Reserves Officers Training Corps program provides nothing but rewarding experiences for all members.
As part of Modesto Junior College's Visiting Author Series, author of "So Bravely Vegetative" Alan Davis read selections of his book at no charge to the public.
The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project will present a screening of the documentary film "Dark Girls" as part of its Spring Film and Lecture Series.
Merced College's spring semester Performance and Lecture Series will commence with "Dangerous History: Korea, Love, and the Japanese American Internment" with history professor Michael Lorenz.
Denair Unified School District will discuss potential layoffs for the 2015-2016 academic year, as well as provide an early notification incentive for veteran teachers considering retirement.
Turlock High School and Pitman High School students looking for an equally healthy and tasty alternative to their typical idea of lunch need not look further than a specialized brick oven set up by 10 East Kitchen & Tap House right on campus.
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