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Graduates 'optimistic' about future, finds survey

Hundreds of graduates from Turlock, Pitman, Turlock Christian and Denair high schools donned traditional cap and gowns to receive their diplomas this week, joining their classmates in commencement ceremonies that have been held throughout the week and will continue into early June.

May 31, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education

Colin Kaepernick bids farewell to former coach at Pitman commencement

There is a special relationship that exists between a player and a coach. Just ask NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The former Pitman High student returned to his alma mater during Thursday night's commencement ceremony in a surprise appearance to pay tribute to his longtime mentor and friend, Brandon Harris.

May 31, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education

Renshaw honored for years of dedication to TUSD

In the past 25 years, Turlock resident Felica Renshaw has spent over 500,000 hours working in schools within the Turlock Unified School District. Her hard work and dedication did not go unnoticed, as she was named the district's 2013 Volunteer of the Year.

May 28, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education

Down on the Dennis Earl farm

Students at Dennis Earl Elementary welcomed a few special guests on Tuesday, as Principal Tami Truax brought a few animals from her farm to visit. Students eagerly lined up to pet ponies, alpacas and other farm animals in a safe and supervised environment. Although the small grass field at Dennis Earl wasn't a full fledged zoo, the smiles on the curious faces of the students, definitely made for something special.

May 28, 2013 | | Education

CSU Trustees name Sheley president of Stanislaus

The California State University Board of Trustees has decided to look no further for top leadership at Turlock's CSU Stanislaus campus. The trustees appointed Joseph F. Sheley the permanent president of California State University, Stanislaus; Sheley has held the position as interim since June 2012.

May 24, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education

Walnut group hair cut benefits Locks of Love

When the girls of Walnut Elementary announced they'd be chopping their long hair into short bobs, they touched off a movement of sorts at the school. On Wednesday, 41 brave students gathered during a special opening ceremony and cut at least 10 inches of their hair to be donated to Locks of Love.

May 23, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education

Empty classrooms, full stomachs

Although many classroom seats will be empty for Turlock schools this summer, stomachs will not.

May 21, 2013 | | Education

May revise means more money, restrictions for Turlock schools

Described as "the most stable fiscal footing in well over a decade," by Governor Jerry Brown, the May revision of the state's 2013-14 budget has been released, maintaining a $1.1 billion reserve.

May 21, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education

Hanline provides straight talk to DUSD parents

Denair Unified School District Interim Superintendent Walt Hanline faced the community at a public forum on Monday, and tackled the hard questions about the district's uncertain future.

May 21, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education

Local students get Ag Edventure

Over 1,400 third graders spent Friday learning where their food comes from at the fourth annual Ag Edventure Day at California State University, Stanislaus.

May 17, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education

Earl's Cardoso earns Teacher of the Year honors

Dennis Earl Elementary third grade teacher Michelle Cardoso strives to take her students' learning beyond the classroom and into the community.

May 17, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education

Walnut teacher earns county's top education honors

Jamie Garner, a sixth grade teacher for the Discovery Math Science Program at Walnut Elementary, has long been a treasured educator to her students. Now, Garner's exemplary teaching has also earned her the title of 2013 Stanislaus County Teacher of the Year for the 4th-6th grade division.

May 14, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education

Warrior Day 2013

California State University, Stanislaus students celebrated the end of another year at Warrior Day on Friday. This annual campus party was almost canceled last year due to concerns about alcohol sales and consumption. In 2012, a scaled-down, student-only event was put together at short notice.

May 10, 2013 | Frankie Tovar | Education

CSU Stanislaus interim president may soon become permanent

An open forum was held at California State University, Stanislaus on Monday to discuss the potential permanency of Interim President Joseph Sheley. University students, trustees and department heads evaluated Sheley's performance, pointing out both the good and areas in need of improvement throughout the campus.

May 10, 2013 | BY REMY GROSS The Signal | Education

More cuts in store for Denair schools

Denair Unified's new interim superintendent didn't pull any punches during Thursday's board of trustees meeting, calling for even more cuts to help fix the district's financial problems. He also, however, rescinded previous teacher lay-offs that didn't "make sense" to him.

May 10, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education

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Food fundraisers to make healthy comeback at Turlock schools

Raising money for school trips just got a little bit easier for Turlock Unified School District students as the Board of Trustees voted earlier this ...

November 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Stan State welcomes new club to support mental health of students

Although Stanislaus State senior Marnye Henry is set to graduate this semester, she said that she could not justify leaving without first starting a NAMI ...

November 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Ellie shares her diabetes story

Type 1 Diabetes has changed Ellie Hart's life forever. Until February she didn't know she had the disease. With November being National Diabetes ...

November 25, 2015 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Education

Denair mourns sudden loss of two educators

Although Denair Elementary Charter Academy was not in session this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday, a number of students still received calls from Principal ...

November 25, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education

School district trustees bid farewell after years of service

Although Eileen Hamilton attended her last Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting earlier this month, she assured everyone that she was not going ...

November 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Local BSU members make cultural connection at regional conference

As president of Turlock High School's Black Student Union, senior Alaya Hubbard said that she has received much more than she expected after joining ...

November 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

MJC, Alliance Worknet join forces to meet industry demand

In an effort to prepare local candidates for a career in industrial maintenance, Modesto Junior College's Technical Education and Workforce Development Department and the ...

November 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

TUSD deliberates busing options for upcoming dual immersion expansion

The transportation inequity at Dutcher Middle School next year that will follow the relocation of Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy sixth graders was a source of ...

November 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Education


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