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District makes drastic changes at Cunningham Elementary in hopes of improving test scores

Starting with the 2010/2011 school year, Cunningham Elementary School will take on a handful of changes. The school will have a new principal, a new game plan and some new staff.

May 11, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Turlock High takes 3rd in math competition

At the Stanislaus Mathematics Council's 32nd High School Mathematics Competition, 107 students represented 11 schools, competing in both group and individual competitions. Teams consisted of five students - two from AP Calculus, one from Math Analysis, one from Algebra II and one from Geometry.

May 11, 2010 | Staff Reports Turlock Journal | Education


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


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CSU Stanislaus remains one of the 'Best in the West'

Right on the tails of California State University, Stanislaus's recognition in Money magazine, Forbes magazine, and the Princeton Review, the university also recently earned acclamation from the U.S. News and World Report as one of the best regional colleges in the west for the 19th consecutive year.

September 12, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Chatom Union School District Board of Trustees to change election process

The Chatom Union School District Board of Trustees took the first step towards a transition from an at-large election process to a by-trustee area election process at their meeting Tuesday night.

September 11, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair's Neve Foresti effortlessly does it all

Even at her young age, Denair resident Neve Foresti has a lot of achievements under her belt. The sophomore from Modesto High School has already earned recognition as a piano playing aficionado, a skillful tennis player, an engineering enthusiast, and is even enrolled in the school's International Baccalaureate program.

September 10, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Communication key goal for TUSD in 2014-15

Turlock Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Sonny Da Marto is striving for increased student development, continued community communication, and the provision of the resources students and staff need to succeed in the 2014-15 academic year.

September 09, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


AG, school district tackle truancy crisis

While all local school districts are back in session, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris is hoping new legislation will keep students in class.

September 09, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Workshops put focus on understanding mental illness

Turlock Unified School District, in partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will present a series of workshops that will highlight mental illnesses and start a discussion on complex mental health issues. The first one, titled "In Our Own Voice," will provide an introductory understanding of mental illness by featuring speakers who have dealt with or are currently dealing with mental illnesses themselves.

September 09, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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