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Denair Unified fires superintendent

In an unexpected turn of events Thursday night, the Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees unanimously voted to terminate Superintendent Edward Parraz.

March 15, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Cancer doesn't hamper Dutcher student's passion for learning

Very few of Raymond Perez's classmates at Dutcher Middle School know that he is a survivor.

March 12, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Medeiros student knows the meaning of respect

March Character Counts Profile: Respect

March 12, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Former track standout earns NCAA postgrad scholarship

CSU Stanislaus alumna and track and field standout Alycia Wagner has received the prestigious NCAA Minority Enhancement Program Postgraduate Scholarship for careers in athletics.

March 08, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Superintendent apologizes for early calls

Turlock Unified School District Superintendent Sonny DaMarto issued an apology on Friday for accidentally sending out a robocall to publicize today's Festival on the Green event to the homes of students at 5:45 a.m. The robocall was supposed to go out at 5:45 p.m.

March 08, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Sacred Heart Preschoolers to present 'An Afternoon with Picasso'

Nearly 200 aspiring young models will hit the catwalk today for the 8th annual Sacred Heart Preschool Fashion Show and Tea. The sold out event will house nearly 300 people in the school's gymnasium and feature a light lunch and tea, live and silent auctions and raffle of over 20 items.

March 08, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Turlock High students put their campaigning skills to the test

The Presidential Election may be over, but a more important race - at least to the students of Turlock High School - was decided on Friday. More than 400 Turlock High School students participated in an all-day Election Convention, an annual event that determines class officer positions for the following school year.

March 08, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Parents voice outrage at proposed Denair school board election change

In an effort to save more money for a financially struggling Denair Unified School District, the district's board of trustees considered postponing board elections for one year. This idea was met with disdain by district parents who questioned current board members' competency and their motives for wanting to postpone elections.

March 08, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


TUSD prepares for governor's adult school changes

When Governor Jerry Brown released his proposed budget plan for the 2013-14 fiscal year, it included many changes in education funding. One of those changes, that moves adult school funding from K-12 school districts to community colleges, has many schools throughout the state fearing a loss of services to local students.

March 05, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


New assistant principal working to make TJHS '800-point school'

The new assistant principal at Turlock Junior High School is a familiar face to many. That's because the district picked longtime Turlock resident Sumeet Singh, a former 8th grade history teacher at TJHS.

March 01, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Read Across America

Students of Cunningham Elementary School were nothing short of ambitious after attending their annual Read Across America assembly, a nod to the nation's largest reading celebration in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday.

March 01, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Education


Area students compete in Regional Science Olympiad

Future scientists will put their skills to the test today, as the CSU Stanislaus campus hosts the 27th annual Stanislaus County Regional Science Olympiad.

March 01, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


NJROTC student wins big at air rifle competition

Determination and discipline are just two of the traits developed by those who participate in air rifle marksmanship. For Richard Gastelum, a junior ROTC student at Turlock High School, competing in air riffle competitions has also earned him the title of one of the best shooters in the nation.

February 26, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Festival to highlight talents of local students

Over 600 Turlock Unified School District students will be showcasing their musical talents at the Festival on the Green, set for March 9 at Pitman High School.

February 22, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Julien student teaches peers importance of respect

February Character Counts Profile: Respect

February 22, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


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Sierra Yandell embodies respect, inspires others

Julien Elementary School sixth grader Sierra Yandell knows that it is just as important to respect oneself as it is to respect others.

February 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD passes on Common Core math text books

Common Core aligned math textbooks will still be missing from bookshelves in Turlock elementary schools as Turlock Unified School District has made the decision not to pilot math instructional material at this time due to significant curriculum gaps in available programs.

February 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Field trip makes dental health fun

Although a field trip to the dentist might seem like a less than desirable idea to most, those who were at First Step Dental on Friday would quickly disagree.

February 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


The show must go on: Student groups seek other venues for spring performances

It is a common saying in show business that-even faced with adversity-the show must go on.

February 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSU Stanislaus to host Motley Fool co-founder, Title IX expert

California State University, Stanislaus is set to welcome two crowd-pleasing speakers next week that are guaranteed to present a new twist on finances and gender equality.

February 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


DUSD approves layoffs, new graduation requirements

Reductions equivalent to two full time teaching positions at Denair High School are scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year due to less than expected enrollment.

February 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD approves significant raise for administration, management

In an effort to attract and retain the best possible employees for Turlock Unified School District, the Board of Trustees approved a salary schedule and supplementary raise for administrative positions on Tuesday-one of which was met with opposition among the Board and community members.

February 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Bleak enrollment puts NJROTC program in jeopardy

It goes without saying that the Turlock High School Navy Junior Reserves Officers Training Corps program provides nothing but rewarding experiences for all members.

February 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


MJC hosts book reading featuring Author Alan Davis

As part of Modesto Junior College's Visiting Author Series, author of "So Bravely Vegetative" Alan Davis read selections of his book at no charge to the public.

February 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


“Dark Girls” documentary screening at MJC

The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project will present a screening of the documentary film "Dark Girls" as part of its Spring Film and Lecture Series.

February 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Merced College kicks off performance and lecture series

Merced College's spring semester Performance and Lecture Series will commence with "Dangerous History: Korea, Love, and the Japanese American Internment" with history professor Michael Lorenz.

February 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


DUSD to consider layoffs for next year

Denair Unified School District will discuss potential layoffs for the 2015-2016 academic year, as well as provide an early notification incentive for veteran teachers considering retirement.

February 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD enlists help of 10 East for pizza lunches

Turlock High School and Pitman High School students looking for an equally healthy and tasty alternative to their typical idea of lunch need not look further than a specialized brick oven set up by 10 East Kitchen & Tap House right on campus.

February 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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