The following students were selected as the Character Counts 2011-12 awards for the Turlock Unified School District and recognized at Tuesday's Board of Trustees meeting: Angel Munoz, Brown Elementary; Gem Gasca, Crowell Elementary; Rajvir Birk, Cunningham Elementary; Madison Armendariz, Dutcher Middle School; Sukraj Dhillon, Earl Elementary; Joseph Evans, eCademy Charter; Felisha Dias, Julien Elementary; Dawson Wisler, Medeiros Elementary; Olivia Salafia, Osborn Two-Way Immersion; Zachary Olsen, Pitman High School; Cristian Herrera, Roselawn High School; Shane Garcia, Turlock Adult School; Erick Parsons, Turlock High School; Taylor Beckwith, Turlock Junior High; Elisa Beas, Wakefield Elementary; and Bailey Roberts, Walnut Elementary.
The first year of California State University, Stanislaus' new "two-pass" course registration has been fraught with problems – server crashes preventing students from registering, students missing sleep on the night before final exams, and troubles registering for enough classes to obtain financial aid chief among them.
The University of California, Merced's largest graduating class in the school's history celebrated commencement May 12, with degree candidates marching before an estimated crowd of 7,700.
Turlock High students proved themselves masters of math when they came in third place recently at the 39th Annual Dick Schaff Math Superbowl.
Over 70 teachers and classified employees marched on the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday to show their solidarity in opposition to proposed salary cuts.
The once cancelled, then reinstated California State University, Stanislaus Warrior Day will return this Saturday – with a few changes in tow.
Graduate students from CSU Stanislaus earned top honors at the Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society's Northern California Regional Conference, securing first and third for research papers.
Modesto Junior College will receive a $2,696,400 federal grant to maintain two TRIO Upward Bound programs, which increase the number of local youth who graduate high school and enroll in postsecondary education.
Delhi High School students earned an impressive 55 percent of the new Multi-lingual Diploma Seal in all of Merced County during a presentation at Delhi Education Park last Thursday.
Chatom Elementary celebrated Agriculture Appreciation Day at the rural campus west of Turlock.
Teachers and classified employees throughout the Turlock Unified School District are sporting black and blue ribbons and wristbands - a unified statement against what they claim is the abuse they have taken at the hands of district officials in the form of salary and benefit reductions.
California State University, Stanislaus Introduction to Business students recently learned that when life gives you lemons you make lemonade. The students squeezed out $2,644.55 for The Salvation Army Turlock in a lemonade sales contest at the Save Mart supermarket.
Matthew Wallace is graduating from California State University, Stanislaus in just a matter of weeks. But as a young man growing up it was unlikely he would have made it this far. He did time in juvenile hall, but eventually he turned his life around thanks to caring adults and his own drive. Now, Wallace is playing a role in a troubled young person's life, a fifth-grader who comes from a home in turmoil that includes poverty and close family members serving prison time.
U.S. Congressman Jeff Denham got more than he bargained for during a question and answer session with students from Turlock Junior High School. The local legislator visited the school to promote civic involvement and governmental awareness among the youth who will undoubtedly become voters when they reach legal age.
Armando Fulgencio was a graduating senior at Turlock High School in 2006 when he took part in the THS Etiquette Program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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