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Legislator for a Day

Students from Julien Elementary School met with California State Assemblyman Bill Berryhill on Wednesday at the State Capitol after learning the jobs of state legislators during "Legislator for a Day" at the Annual Kids Day event. It is a two-day educational event that teaches fifth and sixth graders how proposed legislation becomes law in California while allowing them to interact in mock legislative exercises. Julien Elementary was the only Turlock school that participated in this event. Students also met with California State Senator Dave Cogdill.

May 11, 2010 | | Education


Sarah Palin documents generate more questions than answers

Documents disclosed by California State University, Stanislaus this week demonstrate a concerted CSU effort to quell media discussion of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's fee for speaking at a June 25 gala fundraiser.

May 11, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


CSU Stanislaus denies wrongdoing, despite lawsuit

California State University, Stanislaus officials say a Carmicheal, Calif. based nonprofit jumped the gun in filing an April 15 lawsuit seeking the release of documents relating to Sarah Palin's upcoming June 25 appearance at the University's 50th Anniversary Gala Fundraiser.

May 07, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


CIA Director to speak at CSU Stanislaus commencement

California State University, Stanislaus announced on Thursday that CIA Director Leon Panetta will join Dr. Marc Lamont Hill in addressing the University's 50th anniversary graduating class at the June 4 commencement ceremony.

May 07, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Jamming like a rock star in future for Freedom senior

Music has been a part of Freedom Alternative High School senior Brennon Overton's life since he was little.

May 07, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Troubled background leads Freedom graduate to help others

Most teens who experience a rough childhood have trouble turning their experience into a positive outlook, but Freedom Alternative High School senior Ashley Kitchens has used it as fuel to drive her future career.

May 07, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


TUSD sends out more pink slips to classified employees

A packed room of concerned district employees attended Tuesday's Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting as the trustees voted to send out 30 more pink slips for classified employees.

May 04, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Fitness made fun

Pre-school students took on the fitness challenges of college athletes on Friday at California State University, Stanislaus. This is the fifth year for the Headstart Fitness Clinic with over 120 students taking on eight different physical fitness activities with the help of Stanislaus athletes from track and field, women's soccer, men's basketball and the sorority Lambda Sigma Gamma. Students in attendance were from Crane School, Cunningham Elementary, Osborn Elementary and Wakefield Elementary.

April 30, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


CSU Stanislaus announces grad speaker

Marc Lamont Hill, one of the nation's leading hip-hop generation intellectuals, has been chosen as the 2010 commencement speaker for CSU Stanislaus.

April 30, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Denair’s own FBI agent in the making

The victim was murdered and Denair senior Kaitlin Nicolls was the lead investigator on the case. She gathered all the clues from evidence and found the murder weapon that was stashed. It was a gun.

April 30, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Army, CHP in future for local graduate

Miguel Elizondo remembers well his first day in the D.A.R.E. program. He was so excited that he sat on the edge of his seat answering the majority of the interactive questions from the officer. Elizondo impressed the officer so much that he was the only one in the class who received a sticker naming him a D.A.R.E. Deputy. From that moment on, Elizondo knew that he wanted to be a California Highway Patrol officer.

April 30, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Celebration of children

Osborn Elementary students take part in the second annual Dia Del Nino carnival on Thursday with dancing, face painting, arts and crafts, and balloon sculptures. Over 100 students and family members participated in Thursday's festivities.

April 30, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


CSU Stanislaus names provost

California State University, Stanislaus announced Thursday that the long search for a new provost and vice president for Academic Affairs has come to an end. James Strong, currently dean of the College of Business and Public Policy at CSU Dominguez Hills, will become CSU Stanislaus provost on Monday.

April 30, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


City spreads ‘green’ awareness

Along with the normal reading and writing lessons, Turlock students learned about conservation and environmental stewardship this week as part of the city's "Go Green" campaign.

April 30, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Students go back to 1860s to experience Civil War era

It wasn't a typical Friday for eighth grade students at Dutcher Middle School. Instead of silent reading, recess breaks and quizzes, about 300 students got to go back in time over 100 years ago to experience what life was like during the Civil War.

April 23, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


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School district responds to concerns regarding Common Core math

Two weeks after parents and community members voiced their concerns about the Turlock Unified School District's lack of an accelerated math course at the junior high level, TUSD has Common Core Math 7 Honors and Common Core Math 8 Honors courses in the works.

October 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Head Start celebrates half a century of academic success

Crowell Elementary School's Head Start Program has not only prevailed through recent budget cuts, it has thrived. According to coordinator of Turlock Unified School District Early Education Programs Judy Huerta, whatever funding they lost due to budget cuts, they have gotten back in recent years.

October 24, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman band urges district to allow use of charter buses

The feeling of frustration was palpable at Turlock Unified School District's meeting on Tuesday as the Pitman High School Band and the Board of Trustees attempted to meet each other halfway regarding transportation usage within the district.

October 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman hosts squealing event for breast cancer awareness

Pitman High School English teacher Joni Busby can personally testify that kissing a pig is not as bad as it might seem. However according to Busby, it did not hurt that she did the oink-worthy task all for the school's Kiss the Pig Contest, which benefitted the American Cancer Society of Modesto.

October 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Delhi Board member facing retaliation from community members

With elections just around the corner, tension is building between community members and Delhi Unified School District Board member Jesus Rodriguez.

October 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman students offer local Halloween fun

Those looking for a scary good time before Halloween need not look further than Turlock, thanks to Pitman High School's Athletic Booster Club, Drama Club, and collaborating art students.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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