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TUSD to cut number of preschool students served

Turlock Unified School District Officials held an informational closed-door meeting with state-funded preschool personnel and union representatives on Friday.

March 09, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Delhi Unified to hand out pink slips; Hilmar cuts school days

The Delhi Unified School District Board of Trustees approved the preliminary layoff of 16.5 full-time certificated teachers during a meeting held on Monday evening.

March 09, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Reports shows decline in obesity among California schoolchildren

Following years of preventive and legislative efforts to positively affect the health of children, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced that the rise in obesity and drop in fitness levels have stabilized in California students. The results are in a peer-reviewed report titled "Obesity and Physical Fitness in California School Children," published in the American Heart Journal.

March 06, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


Chatom student makes video to help school cafeteria win makeover

Luke Mancebo is only in second grade, but the Chatom Elementary student has already starred in his very own cooking video.

March 06, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Healty speech winners

Three local students were recognized at the Merced County Speech Festival awards ceremony held Feb. 29. Students were given three speech topics to choose from, fourth and fifth grades speech topics centered around healthy eating habits and one of the favorite topics was "If the saying were true, 'You are what you eat,' who would you be? How could you make a difference at home or school with regards to nutrition?"

March 02, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Turlock students to represent region on overseas trips

Julien Elementary sixth grader Megan Vanhoogmoed and Denair Middle School sixth grader Matthew Heffe will be among a group of about 25 exceptional young people who will represent the region as ambassadors during a two-week visit to England and France this summer. Turlock Junior High seventh grader Whitney Perry will be part of another delegation bound for England and France, as well as Germany, The Netherlands and Switzerland

March 02, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Read Across America

Turlock Unified School District campuses celebrated The California Teacher Association's Read Across America Week with numerous literature-centered activities.

March 02, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Denair Charter Academy on state list for possible charter revocation

The Denair Charter Academy was included in a list of 16 charter schools across the state facing possible charter revocation due to poor academic performance.

February 29, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Hilmar Unified proposes pay cuts, furloughs to balance budget

The Hilmar Unified School District Board of Education has proposed a three percent across the board pay cut, or six furlough days to the district's teachers' union.

February 29, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Denair Unified joins list of financially troubled school districts

Denair Unified School District is part of a California Department of Education list of 127 school districts with "serious financial challenges," meaning they either will not or may not meet financial obligations this year or in the next two years.

February 24, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


State Superintendent puts focus onto career education

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson recently unveiled his Career Readiness Initiative designed to help lower dropout rates and provide graduates with career readiness skills to enter the workforce or pursue higher education.

February 21, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


National Cyber Bully expert gives TUSD a lesson in prevention, discipline

Turlock Unified School District is joining the effort to fight back against one of the fastest growing social problems affecting school aged children- online bullying, also known as cyber bullying.

February 17, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


CSU Stanislaus invites town to celebrate homecoming

This year's California State University, Stanislaus homecoming looks to paint the town red - and turn hard court into ice.

February 17, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Pitman Band takes another step towards Washington D.C.

February 17, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Sacred Heart students make hearts for others

2008 Sacred Heart graduate, Mia DiGiovanni (now a senior at Central Catholic), commissioned the help of Sacred Heart students to make dozens of valentines for a special delivery to patients and their family members at Emanuel Cancer Center in Turlock.

February 14, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


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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


Recent immigrant Bryan Hernandez finds academic success

Although he moved to the United States from Mexico only a year ago, Bryan Hernandez is already fluent in English, something many individuals spend a lifetime trying to do.

April 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Can you dig it? Dutcher Middle School garden comes to fruition

Three apple trees, two almond trees, five grape vines and rows of radishes, green beans and corn-this is just the beginning of the Dutcher Middle School garden.

April 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


DaMarto named finalist for Superintendent of the Year

Turlock Unified School District Superintendent Sonny DaMarto was named a finalist for the 2013 Superintendent of the Year through the National Association of School Superintendents. DaMarto attended a NASS symposium in Southern California in March where he collaborated and discussed key issues and challenges educators face today.

April 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Miss Manners visits Turlock Christian

Chivalry is not dead, at least not at Turlock Christian where Miss Manners provided junior high and high school students insight into the importance of social decorum and propriety in the world after high school on Friday.

April 04, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Zoo program to fund CSUS student research on endangered animals

California State University, Stanislaus' Endangered Species Recovery Program will soon be able to do more hands-on research on riparian brush rabbits and woodrats, thanks to a $16,000 grant from the Sacramento Zoo.

April 04, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Denair High hosts Diego Rivera exhibit

A steady of flow of students and community members wound in and out of the Denair High School library this week but they were not checking out books. Instead, they were witnessing the traveling Diego Rivera exhibition which featured several replicated works by the famed painter.

April 04, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Budget breakdown: TUSD prioritizes spending for 2014-2015 school year

Toni Boster, the parent of a student in the Turlock Unified School District, recently remarked how refreshing it is to be able to use the word "spend" rather than "cut" at a TUSD Board of Trustees meeting. Boster is also chair of the Budget Advisory Committee, which is composed of a variety of stakeholders within the District and serves as an advisory committee to the Board. The advisory committee presented its spending priorities to the Board in March, which were then honed over the past several weeks into nine items. On Tuesday, the Board of Trustees approved these nine expenditures ...

April 04, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


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