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Focus on the individual student will lead to success, says principal

Focusing on each individual student and working together as a team are two of the strategies that Principal Al Silveira has implemented to help turn around the learning environment at Cunningham Elementary School.

September 07, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


College Bound

Students at Keyes Elementary School cheered for their classroom college at their second annual College Kick Off party during lunch time on Friday. To promote college awareness and give the students the mentality that college is a possibility for their future, Keyes Elementary began a higher education awareness campaign two years ago where each classroom is assigned a college. During the College Kick Off party, each classroom got to share their college chant and sport their college attire.

September 03, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


CSU Spring application deadline extended

The deadline to apply for a spring 2011 start at California State University should have passed Tuesday, but has been extended to Sept. 27 due to uncertainties with the state budget. Along with that deadline extension, the CSU system announced that applicants will not be notified as to their admission status until "shortly after" the Sept. 27 deadline.

August 31, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


TUSD budget safe for now

The Turlock Unified School District budget is still unbalanced and at risk for further cuts from the state with no state budget adopted yet and only two out of the three unions having obtained an agreement with the district.

August 31, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Focus on nutrition

Turlock schools have been giving students more options, faster lines and healthier food during lunch as part of the district's Real Fresh program. But students have mixed feelings about their nutritional meals.

August 31, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Teachers turn to technology for classroom instruction

The Internet, social networking websites, text messaging and You Tube are all things students are growing up with, and as youth become more tech savvy, teachers find themselves updating their tools of instruction to keep up with the times.

August 28, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Stanislaus violated public records laws, says judge

California State University, Stanislaus violated public records laws, according to a Stanislaus Superior Court judge, though the university maintains it did not have the requested documents.

August 28, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


A new era in athletics

Hundreds of Turlockers were in attendance for the ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the new artificial turf field and all-weather track at Joe Debely field on Thursday. Both Turlock and Pitman high football teams and cheer squads were on hand to celebrate the grand opening of their renovated home field.

August 27, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


EDUCATION: SUPPORTING ATHLETICS

Talon Club President Eric Muller presents Turlock Christian Schools Superintendent Sherman Glenn with a donation of $8,700 on Wednesday to assist the Turlock Christian Athletics and cheer teams. The Talon Club is a group of men whose mission is to aid the success of the Turlock Christian Athletics and cheer programs through fundraising, coach recruitment and retention and recognizing student achievement and the encouragement of the athlete and parent involvement.

August 27, 2010 | | Education


More TUSD high school students pass exit exam

Turlock students are gaining ground on the rest of the students in Stanislaus County and the state on their California High School Exit Exam results, and in some cases, Turlock students are even passing them up.

August 24, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Stanislaus president recognized for community service

California State University, Stanislaus President Hamid Shirvani was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Club of Turlock on Tuesday.

August 20, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


UC Merced professor wins grant for obesity research

University of California, Merced biology professor Rudy Ortiz became the first UC Merced faculty member to win the National Institutes of Health's prestigious Independent Scientist Career Development Award.

August 20, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Recent immigrant works hard to receive diploma

All students must overcome obstacles to get to their graduation day. However, some students have a little more adversity than others. One such student is recent Turlock High graduate Adwena Aoraha. A recent immigrant from Jordan, Aoraha had to make up two years of high school work in one year to graduate this summer.

August 20, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Joe Debely Stadium renovations complete, public invited to ribbon cutting

Months of construction, a hefty lawsuit and some upset neighbors made the renovations at Joe Debely Stadium a little more difficult to accomplish, but the work is done and the new placed track and artificial field is open for business.

August 20, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Stanislaus: One of the best in the West

For the 15th year in a row, California State University, Stanislaus has been recognized among the nation's best colleges by U.S. News and World Report magazine.

August 20, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


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Criminal justice students seek community's help in getting to national conference

Amidst the media frenzy surrounding actions of law enforcement throughout the country, California State University, Stanislaus' Criminal Justice Club, Sigma Chi Upsilon, wants the community to know that they are striving to earn both the knowledge and experience needed to protect and serve.

December 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Elimination of final exam schedule leaves students, teachers reeling

Winter break cannot come soon enough for students and teachers at Pitman and Turlock high schools who are undergoing the aftermath of a district decision that saw the elimination of a final exam schedule, resulting in multiple final tests in one day.

December 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stitching together for those in need

For many girls, a new dress is all it takes to get into the holiday spirit.

December 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denham nominates local students for military academies

Maria Martinez admits that when her dad first introduced her to the United States Air Force Academy she was not interested.

December 12, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair Unified on its way to fiscal recovery

For the first time in over two years, Denair Unified School District received news that merited applause during a Board of Trustees meeting.

December 12, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSU Stanislaus recognized for volunteer efforts

California State University, Stanislaus is wrapping up the semester, but not before earning yet another prestigious achievement.

December 12, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock High School cadets take aim

There is no questioning that Turlock High School junior Larry Maloney is one sharp shooter. Just last month, Maloney garnered the highest score nationwide during his participation in the Navy Junior Reserves Officers Training Corps marksmanship program.

December 11, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair teacher uses past experiences — and a giant snake — to connect with students

Denair Middle School educator David Rodriguez attributes a number of experiences to his mindset as a teacher today.

December 09, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Crowell principal accepts new position at Turlock Adult School

Crowell Elementary School is set to welcome a new principal halfway through the academic year, as Linda Alaniz moves to Turlock Adult School and Dennis Earl Assistant Principal Margaret Osmer takes her place at Crowell.

December 09, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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