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THS debaters earn eloquent victories

Turlock High School's Speech and Debate team continued its complete dominance of opposing teams at a recent tournament.

September 30, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Earl students share classes, lunch with loving adults

Earl Elementary School had a packed campus on Wednesday as hundreds of parents and adult loved ones joined students during the 12th annual "Loving Adults Day."

September 30, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


MBA program answer to career advancement for some

Busy business people oftentimes need an advanced degree – the notorious Masters of Business Administration – to move ahead in their competitive careers.

September 30, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Local MJC students win big in dairy cattle judging

The Modesto Junior College Dairy Cattle Judging team took home the top spot in their division at the 43rd Annual Invitational Youth Dairy Cattle Judging contest held Sept. 19 at the All-American Dairy Show in Harrisburg, Pa.

September 27, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


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


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Articles by Section - Education


The changing landscape of science in the classroom

When pre-service teachers in Iris Haapanen's credential course at California State University, Stanislaus sought out local classrooms in which to observe science lessons as part of their compulsory coursework, the task proved more challenging than expected.

April 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Osborn students find the right beat in ballet folklorico

Michelle Carillo began traditional Mexican dancing, or ballet folklorico, at five years old when her grandmother took her to the Santa Clara County Fair and signed her up to dance with a group. She continued dancing until she was 16 and while she enjoyed expressing herself through dance, she did not imagine that one day she would help other children enjoy the same cultural experience she did as a child.

April 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Dutcher geometry students have formula for success

Dutcher Middle School students Joven Hundal, Erika Gonzalez and Neema Arishida have many things in common: they have all performed perfectly on the mathematics portion of the California Standards Test, they all have 4.0 grade point averages and they all placed in the annual Mathematics Superbowl competition through the Stanislaus Math Council.

April 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | 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


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