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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


Etiquette training helps THS students mind their manners

Armando Fulgencio was a graduating senior at Turlock High School in 2006 when he took part in the THS Etiquette Program.

May 04, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


A glimpse at the future

When 2003 Turlock High graduate Joana Morris attended a career fair at as a high school student she never imagined she would land a job with Bank of America. Just a senior in high school at the time she was hired on the spot as a bank teller. Now, nearly a decade later, she is an accounts manager with B of A.

May 04, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


CSU Stanislaus interim president named

Joseph Sheley, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at California State University, Sacramento, has been named interim president of CSU Stanislaus.

May 03, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Jill Stearns named MJC president

Jill Stearns, the vice president of Educational Services and chief instructional officer at West Hills College in Coalinga, Calif., has been named the new president of Modesto Junior College.

May 01, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


TUSD charter school sees high school success; low K-6 enrollment in first year

The eCademy Charter at Crane opened at the beginning of the school year with high hopes and aspirations, and while it has not been easy launching the Turlock Unified School District's newest school, coordinator Manuel Cobarruvias said the year has been a success.

May 01, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


TUSD bans sugary treats in schools

The days of parents swinging by their child's classroom with a large pink box of cupcakes on their little one's birthday are gone as the Turlock Unified School District recently updated its Wellness Policy to prohibit sugary treats in the classroom.

April 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Spring break math camp available for local students

Professor Viji Sundar of California State University, Stanislaus claims that doing math is more fun than eating ice cream and aims to teach children this approach at her annual math camp.

April 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Expo offers junior high students look into future choices

Lunchtime at Turlock Junior High School on Thursday was more than a reprieve from the classroom for a quick bite to eat, as it was also a chance for students to consider their future in a fun and interactive environment at the Gifted and Talented Education Club College and Career Expo.

April 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Every 15 Minutes a harrowing experience

When Officer Joey Cardenas delivered mock death notifications to parents of Delhi High School students on Tuesday as part of the anti-drunk driving Every 15 Minutes program, it was a very real experience for him personally, the parent of a former participant.

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Students blend science, arts in Walnut ‘SMart Fair’

While elementary students are used to receiving instruction, the tables turned for some sixth graders at Walnut Elementary on Wednesday as they delivered lesson plans to fellow students as part of the school's inaugural "SMart Fair."

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Final LCAP review open to TUSD parents and community

The Turlock Unified School District has been undergoing a lot of change lately, from the structure of how funds are received to the curriculum being taught. The transitional state is bound to raise questions for parents who can fortunately be a part of the conversation through the Local Control and Accountability Plan.

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Local student meets TPD police chief

KCody Rogers has faced several challenges in his 10 short years including attending seven different schools across two states. However, he has recently reached a stable level of excellence at Julien Elementary School where he was treated to an inspiring experience on Thursday: meeting the Turlock Police Department Police Chief Robert Jackson and receiving an inspirational achievement award plaque.

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Dutcher students bring Civil War history to life

History is not just what is written in books; it is lived everyday and for local middle school students, sometimes relived. Dutcher Middle School eighth grade students dove head first into an interactive approach to the Civil War period on Wednesday by dressing in period clothing and reenacting daily activities of late 19th century America.

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


School aide punished for Facebook post

What was meant as a good deed for a former student resulted in a Crowell Elementary School Para Instructional Aide facing a formal reprimand from the Turlock Unified School District on an allegation she broke a confidentiality clause.

April 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Cyrus Elia finds the right note for success in music

Cyrus Elia is a 16-year-old sophomore at Pitman High School with a knack, or rather a gift, for music. Recently named one of 16 cellists in California to make the All State Orchestra, Elia attributes his success to his musical family's encouragement and the supportive Turlock Unified School District programs. Referred to as "easily in the top 1 percent of all the students I've had the pleasure to work with in my 14 year career" by Pitman High School director of bands Ruben Modesto, Elia spent time reflecting upon his musical experience and discussing his plans for the ...

April 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


DUSD celebrates Week of the Young Child

Preschool and kindergarten students of the Denair Unified School District were treated to a special day of festivities on Friday in a culminating celebration of Week of the Young Child. The themed week is an annual celebration sponsored through the National Association for the Education of Young Children which aims to draw attention to the need and importance of childhood development.

April 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Cunningham Elementary hosts first Family Fitness Night

The common adage "A family that plays together, stays together" rang true at Cunningham Elementary School on Friday evening where families gathered to participate in healthy outdoor activities at the first ever Family Fitness Night.

April 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


From pain to philanthropy

Hospital doctors and nurses take care of various patients for a multitude of issues every day, but they rarely have the opportunity to see their patients performing successfully in life once they have left the hospital. After a traumatic experience that left Turlock Christian sophomore McAllister Russell in the hands of the Children's Hospital of Oakland for several weeks, the local student felt it imperative to give back to the people who helped save her life.

April 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


DUSD hires new financial business exec

The Denair Unified School District is often compared to a close-knit family and this week the District is welcoming new blood through the hire of Linda Covello, the new Chief Business Officer.

April 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


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