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Turlock High kicks of homecoming 2011

Turlock High School kicked off its 2011 homecoming week on Monday during a lunch time rally. This year's theme is board games. Monday's theme was Scrabble and students wore T-shirts with letters.

September 27, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


TUSD looks to improve classroom technology

The Turlock Unified School District has an eye toward the future of technology in the classroom.

September 27, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Chatom offers rural families after-school alternatives

At Chatom Elementary, a rural school west of Turlock, students can't exactly walk home from school like thousands in urban and suburban areas do every day. In fact, according to Principal Chanda Rowley, the small school doesn't even have a bike rack.

September 27, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Stanislaus announces new faculty

CSU Stanislaus will welcome 31 new full-time faculty members this school year, 22 of those appointments coming in tenured or tenure track positions.

September 23, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Local colleges receive federal grant funding

Modesto Junior College, California State University, Stanislaus, and Merced College will all receive millions in federal grant funding, the schools announced this week, due to their designation as Hispanic Serving Institutions.

September 23, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Education


EDUCATION: PARENT-TEACHER NIGHT

Medeiros and Earl elementary schools held parent informational meetings Thursday night. The purpose of the meetings was to communicate to parents what the standards and expectations are for students and to discuss strategies and tools parents can use to increase student success in the classroom. Medeiros Principal Jennifer Yacoub said parents this year are very eager to help. Both parent meetings had activities to keep children busy while parents hit the classrooms.

September 23, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Turlock Unified School District Board moves to new digs

The Turlock Unified School District held its first Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday at the district's new Professional Development Center located at the eCademy Charter at Crane campus.

September 20, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Columbine victim challenges Turlock students to show kindness, compassion

Rachel Scott had a premonition she was going to die young. She knew it so much that she would even tell friends and family it would happen. Rachel also knew that her words would change the world.

September 20, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Independence celebration

Students from Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy's Ballet Folklorico performed a Mexican dance during the 16 de Septiembre Celebration held Friday at the school. Hundreds of families attended the event, which featured student dancing, traditional clothing, tamales, ice cream, corn on the cob and cold drinks. The event began at Osborn last year to celebrate Mexico's Independence Day.

September 16, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Kinesiology students put their skills to the test

Forget about gymnastics and figure skating.

September 16, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Education


MJC set to celebrate its history, future

On Monday, Modesto Junior College will turn 90 years old.

September 16, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Pitman Pride march into Washington

The Pitman High School marching band and color guard, known as the "Marching Pride," was recently invited to Washington D.C. to participate in the 2012 National Independence Day Parade.

September 16, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Hearst award winner named

Linda Fegan, a Spanish major at CSU Stanislaus, has been named the CSU Stanislaus recipient of the William Randolph Hearst/CSU Trustees' Award for Outstanding Achievement.

September 16, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Education


UC Merced’s Valley economic contribution nears $650 million

Since July 2000, UC Merced has contributed approximately $650 million to the San Joaquin Valley economy, the university announced this week.

September 16, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Education


CSU Stanislaus earns high U.S. News & World Report ranking

For the 16th consecutive year, California State University, Stanislaus has been ranked among the best colleges by U.S. News & World Report.

September 16, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Education


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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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