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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


Parents return to class for Back to School Night events

Back to School Night was a stroll down memory lane for many Turlock parents this week. They sat in child-sized chairs surrounded by picture books and finger paintings. They sat quietly while teachers explained the year's curriculum, and some even had snack time.

August 31, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Firefighters give to local students through education foundation

The Turlock Education Foundation's quest to raise $1 million for Turlock Unified School District students is one step closer to fulfillment through generous donations from community members. Turlock Firefighters Local 2434 donated $2,500 through its annual Random Acts of Kindness Boot Drive.

August 31, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


President asks students to brag about university

Though budgetary difficulties loom large at California State University, Stanislaus, Interim President Joseph Sheley focused on the university's myriad successes in his inaugural fall address, delivered Wednesday.

August 31, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Sacred Heart students learn how to stand up to bullying

Bullying happens everywhere. Whether it's the snobby girl at school who always makes fun of the small kids, or the biggest guy in the neighborhood who's constantly trying to beat someone up while taking their belongings; no matter what situation or form it comes in, bullying can make a child feel depressed, hurt, and sometimes isolated from the world.

August 28, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Turlock maintains gains on exit exam pass rates

The Turlock Unified School District has reached a turning point as the latest rounds of California High School Exit Exam results were released.

August 28, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


UC Merced starts year bigger than ever

UC Merced began its eighth academic year on Monday, posting new records in enrollment.

August 24, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


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Pitman Future Business Leaders small but mighty

With other Future Business Leaders of America programs throughout the state boasting upwards of 300 members, some might be quick to dismiss Pitman High School's smaller FBLA program with just over 100 members as insignificant in comparison.

April 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Crowded bus reflects driver shortage in TUSD

Instead of glossing over miscellaneous status updates or "liking" funny videos on Facebook last week, former Keyes Parent Teacher Club President Sandy Yoppini's scrolling came to an abrupt halt in response to a picture posted by a Pitman High School student who resides in Keyes.

April 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


PLANTING FOR THE FUTURE

Trading in pencils and notebooks for shovels and dirty hands, students branched outside of the traditional classroom setting on Wednesday to plant nine new trees for National Arbor Day.

April 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Bullying keeps Dutcher student out of school

Bullying presents a problem for many students, but for eighth grader Breanna Mendoza the problem is life threatening.

April 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Trustees approve new Denair Charter Academy

The Denair Elementary Charter Academy is one step closer to reality after the Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved the school's creation on Thursday.

April 17, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Fruit & Veggie Contest aims to get kids eating healthy

The Stanislaus County Fair is partnering with Turlock schools to encourage kids to make healthier choices at lunch time. The 20/20 Fruit & Veggie Contest will reward elementary students who make healthy eating choices with the chance to win free tickets to the fair, a bicycle or other prizes.

April 17, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Education


MJC programs to enhance irrigation systems, provide drought relief training

As the drought continues to parch the state for the fourth year in a row, Modesto Junior College is instituting new courses and programs that focus on irrigation and drought relief.

April 16, 2015 | | Education


Deadly lesson: Denair students experience impact of drunk driving

Emergency crews were unable to save the life of Denair High student Ashley Ramaley on Thursday, a victim of a drunk driving accident. While Ramaley's death was not real, as she was a student actor in the Every 15 Minutes program, the emotional impact of her death was still felt.

April 16, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Education


YOSEMITE BOUND

In a time boasting conveniences in the form of microwave ovens and cars, it is hard to imagine that over 100 years ago, activities such as cooking on a wood-burning stove and riding on a horse-drawn stage were central to everyday life.

April 16, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Local universities take action to conserve water

Thirty seconds. That's all it takes now to report water leaks in the Social Science and Management building at University of California, Merced.

April 14, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock teen named Boy Scout of the Year

Despite the fact that Turlock High School senior Tlaloc Barajas has already achieved the highest advancement possible as Eagle Scout through the Boy Scouts of America last year, he has managed to secure one last recognition before aging out of the organization: Greater Yosemite Council's Boy Scout of the Year.

April 14, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Anticipation stewing for Iron Chef Competition

The heat emanating from the kitchen will intermingle with the heat of competition on Friday as students from Turlock High School and Pitman High School culinary art programs warm up for the Turlock Education Foundation's second annual Iron Chef Competition.

April 14, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Nicolas McKeon aims for success

While other students are spending their spring break traveling to exciting destinations - or sleeping in - Turlock High School sophomore Nicolas McKeon is at the school's shooting range honing his skills for an upcoming competition.

April 07, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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