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Hilmar Homecoming 2012

Hilmar High celebrated its Homecoming Friday night with a video game themed float contest, the crowning of the 2012 Homecoming Court and a nail-biting victory over Orestimba High on the football field.

September 28, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Girls hit the gridiron for return of powder puff game

Powder Puff football made a comeback Friday at Turlock High School after a 25 year hiatus. The Turlock Bulldogs juniors and seniors girls weren't afraid to get down and dirty when they faced each other for the first time on the gridiron at Joe Debely Field. The juniors' efforts weren't enough against the wrath of the seniors, who claimed a 12-0 victory.

September 28, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Solar power focus of annual energy fair

Walnut Elementary Education Center and the City of Turlock are hoping to raise awareness about energy conservation with the 3rd Annual Energy Faire, set for Oct. 6.

September 25, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


MJC celebrates 60th anniversary of Ag Open House

Modesto Junior College invites the public to the 60th Annual Agriculture Open House, scheduled for Oct. 11 in the newly-constructed Agriculture Center for Education, 'ACE' Pavilion located off Brink Avenue on MJC's West Campus. MJC Agriculture students will plan, construct and present displays, which feature the many agriculture majors offered at the college. Additionally, there will be tours of the agriculture instructional livestock production units and the agriculture intern housing. The tours and displays will begin at 4 p.m. originating at the 'ACE' Pavilion. A barbecued chicken dinner will be served from 5 p.m. to 6:30 ...

September 24, 2012 | | Education


Turlock High student earns accolades for responsibility

Turlock High principal Dana Trevethan has high praise for student Heath Rojas. His work ethic and list of accomplishments were recently recognized by the Turlock Unified School District and he was honored as the Character Counts student of the month for the trait of responsibility.

September 21, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


National student writing assessment goes high tech

For the first time ever the U.S. Department of Education used advances in technology to assess students' writing capabilities.

September 21, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


TUSD makes service learning graduation requirement

Whether it's picking up trash, scrubbing down the water parks, or raking the lawns of elderly community members during the 5th Annual Turlock Shines event, sophomore high school students will be required to actively participate in organized service experiences in order to graduate. The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved a new community service requirement for 10th through 12th grade students - effective immediately.

September 18, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Pros give students unique music lesson

From exciting classical arrangements, to burning jazz standards, over 400 band Turlock band students were treated to a one-of-a-kind musical experience through The Turlock Concert Association.

September 18, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


CSU Tuition hike hinges on Prop 30

California State University Trustees will consider adopting a triggered, mid-year tuition increase this week, in response to a potential $250 million "trigger" budget cut to the CSU should Proposition 30 fail in November.

September 17, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


CSU Stanislaus offers new Veterans Center

Former U.S. service members and their family members have a new place to hang out on the California State University, Stanislaus campus: the new Veterans Center, located in the Student Services Building.

September 14, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Hilmar students go high tech

Sixth graders at Hilmar Middle School started off the new year with a tech upgrade. Through collective efforts from school site funds, students and faculty received 200 Netbooks to enhance learning in the classroom.

September 11, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


High schools break from tradition for 2013 graduations

For years it has been a tradition for Turlock and Pitman high schools to hold their graduation ceremonies on the same day, leaving friends, family, and school district staff to race against time and traffic to attend both events, but this year the schools will break from tradition.

September 11, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


TJHS holds first ever CELDTebration

Thirty-three Turlock Junior High students were recognized for their hard work in passing the California English Language Development Test at the first annual CELDTebration on Thursday night.

September 07, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


School construction costs off budget

Many Turlock students started the new academic year amidst construction at their school sites. Currently, the Turlock Unified School District has projects underway at Brown, Julien and Wakefield elementary schools and Turlock High School.

September 04, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Local students score big on state tests

For a third consecutive year, students in the Turlock Unified School District reached a substantial turning point in core academics, according to the 2012 Standardized Testing and Reporting released by the California Department of Education last Friday.

September 04, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


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Denair Unified to expand tobacco-free policy

Denair Unified School District is taking steps to expand its tobacco-free policy to include the prohibition of electronic hookahs and other vapor-emitting devices, with or without nicotine content.

August 29, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Cunningham principal takes ice bucket challenge to motivate students

At Cunningham Elementary's "Friday Morning Opening" Principal Tami Truax challenged students to work hard and be respectful every day and then had a bucket of ice water dumped on her head.

August 29, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


President Sheley’s annual address highlights campus challenges, successes

The campus community gathered at California State University, Stanislaus for President Joseph Sheley's annual address, which ranged from the university's financial situation, the collaborative need for a school signature and identity, and the increased health and safety efforts of campus.

August 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Former POW Jessica Lynch coming to Turlock

Although only two weeks into the new school year, Turlock High School has already lined up high-profile motivational speaker and former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch to speak to students on Nov. 7.

August 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


MJC awards $250,000 in scholarships

Modesto Junior College awarded over $250,000 in scholarships to 246 students for the fall 2014 term at their recent annual scholarship ceremony.

August 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


UC Merced opens new 'green' building

University of California, Merced took another step toward environmental stewardship with the opening of its new Science and Engineering 2 Building set for Wednesday.

August 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus Military Academy decreases drill instruction, increases academic quality

Stanislaus Military Academy has made the administrative decision this year to shift its focus towards academic quality by decreasing class sizes, implementing class periods, and increasing educational instruction.

August 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


New TUSD policy uses positive interventions to keep students in school

At their first scheduled meeting of the school year, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees established new policies and policy changes to increase overall student success, one of which will push back exclusionary discipline practices, such as suspension, in favor of positive interventions to correct misbehaving students.

August 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock High School adds more AP courses to benefit students

In order to fully prepare students for college, Turlock High School is now offering more Advanced Placement courses than ever.

August 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSU Stanislaus back in session

Approximately 9,000 students converged at California State University, Stanislaus for the first day of classes Thursday and throughout the campus, from faculty to administration to knowledgeable seniors and excited freshmen, all had high expectations for the upcoming school year.

August 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Report reveals that California students better prepared for college

In its annual "Condition of College & Career Readiness" report released today, ACT found that California students taking the organization's college readiness test surpassed the nation's scores in English, reading, math, and science. The ACT assessment, which is administered to high school students, serves as a good indicator of how much a student is academically prepared to pursue a postsecondary education.

August 20, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Students back in school with new schedule

For approximately 14,000 students throughout the Turlock Unified School District, the start of the new school year officially kicked off on Monday. At Brown Elementary, students, parents, and guardians alike shared the same optimistic vision and hopes for the upcoming school year.

August 19, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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