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Budget committee recommends cuts to schools days, salaries

The Turlock Unified School District's Budget Advisory Committee will recommend the TUSD Board of Trustees cut salaries and reduce the number of days in the school year.

February 15, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Playing games at Pitman

Who knew playing games such as Warhammer 40,000 or Yu-Gi-Oh could increase adolescent problem solving capabilities, analytical skills and even social skills?

February 11, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Turlock Junior High extends learning day with after-school program

After-school programming at Turlock Junior High has taken a leap into the technology era with Wii game systems, flat screen televisions and the latest in video gaming technology.

February 11, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


TUSD continues eCademy public forums

Imagine a day when Turlock Unified School District students could have NetBook computers instead of paper textbooks. When the day of lugging around heavy backpacks filled with over-sized textbooks are gone. A day when students can do homework and participate in classroom discussions from practically anywhere they want, whenever they want. Well those days are just months away for TUSD's non-traditional students.

February 11, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


MJC, Cal State Stanislaus partner in Turlock education center

California State University, Stanislaus and Modesto Junior College announced on Wednesday a partnership which will see MJC offer classes on the CSU Stanislaus campus.

February 11, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Chatom Union consolidates super with principal

The Chatom Union School District (CUSD) Board of Trustees approved the consolidation of the district superintendent position with the Mountain View Middle School principal position during their Tuesday night board meeting.

February 09, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Taking steps to improve

Three years ago the Turlock Unified School District was placed in "program improvement" after failing to meet federal student testing standards. Since that time the district has been implementing a Sheltered Intervention Observation Protocol (SIOP), which is essentially a way for school administrators and district personnel to evaluate teachers' instructional methods, with follow up discussion and coaching.

February 08, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


TUSD receives Energy Star award

The Turlock Unified School District recently received the federal government's Energy Star award for 14 school sites throughout the district.

February 08, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Parents help plan new eCademy Charter School

Parents and community members gathered at the Turlock High Performing Arts building Tuesday night to hear more about the new high-tech eCademy Charter School and to add their suggestions on how the school will work.

February 08, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Bilingual immersion students share learning experiences

Students in the Two-Way Bilingual Immersion program at Dutcher Middle School spent Thursday night showing off. Most of the students in the program have been studying in English and Spanish since they were in kindergarten or first grade. On Thursday they took the opportunity to showcase what they have learned and to persuade younger students that the immersion program pays off.

February 04, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


School administrators justify iPad purchases

In recent weeks numerous anonymous complaints have been made to the Turlock Journal concerning a recent $20,000 purchase of Apple iPads for Turlock Unified School District administrators and certain teachers. The complaints circulated around the idea that administrators were wasting money on iPads and letting teachers go without much needed technological upgrades in TUSD classrooms.

February 04, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


EDUCATION: MUSICALLY INCLINED

Edwin Savelson, an 8th grader at Turlock Junior High, was recently awarded first chair at the California Music Educators Association conference in the Bay Area for his exemplary French horn play. He is also first chair for the Stanislaus County Honor Band. Edwin, also an honor student, has only played the French horn for about a year and a half after switching from clarinet.

February 04, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Turlock Christian Schools highest performing in county

According to data from the California Post Secondary Education Commission, Turlock Christian High School sends the highest rate of students on to California colleges in Stanislaus County.

February 04, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Welding tech students with future occupations

One of the most paramount priorities of secondary public education is to train a skilled, workforce to enter technical related career fields educated and employable.

February 01, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Dangerous crossings in Hilmar

During a recent Hilmar Municipal Advisory Council meeting, Isabel Cabral-Johnson, Hilmar Unified School District superintendent, updated council members about her concern for a potentially dangerous out-of-order set of lighted crosswalks in front of Elim Elementary School and Hilmar High School.

February 01, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


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MJC programs to enhance irrigation systems, provide drought relief training

As the drought continues to parch the state for the fourth year in a row, Modesto Junior College is instituting new courses and programs that focus on irrigation and drought relief.

April 16, 2015 | | Education


Deadly lesson: Denair students experience impact of drunk driving

Emergency crews were unable to save the life of Denair High student Ashley Ramaley on Thursday, a victim of a drunk driving accident. While Ramaley's death was not real, as she was a student actor in the Every 15 Minutes program, the emotional impact of her death was still felt.

April 16, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Education


YOSEMITE BOUND

In a time boasting conveniences in the form of microwave ovens and cars, it is hard to imagine that over 100 years ago, activities such as cooking on a wood-burning stove and riding on a horse-drawn stage were central to everyday life.

April 16, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Local universities take action to conserve water

Thirty seconds. That's all it takes now to report water leaks in the Social Science and Management building at University of California, Merced.

April 14, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock teen named Boy Scout of the Year

Despite the fact that Turlock High School senior Tlaloc Barajas has already achieved the highest advancement possible as Eagle Scout through the Boy Scouts of America last year, he has managed to secure one last recognition before aging out of the organization: Greater Yosemite Council's Boy Scout of the Year.

April 14, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Anticipation stewing for Iron Chef Competition

The heat emanating from the kitchen will intermingle with the heat of competition on Friday as students from Turlock High School and Pitman High School culinary art programs warm up for the Turlock Education Foundation's second annual Iron Chef Competition.

April 14, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Nicolas McKeon aims for success

While other students are spending their spring break traveling to exciting destinations - or sleeping in - Turlock High School sophomore Nicolas McKeon is at the school's shooting range honing his skills for an upcoming competition.

April 07, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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