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Strawberry v. Carrot sends middle school to state competition

Memorizing the dates of important events in American history, learning to add fractions, and practicing grammar are all things students are required to learn in school, but there is no requirement to practice thinking outside of the box to enhance creativity.

March 26, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Turlockers win big at Occupational Olympics

Turlock High Agriculture and ROP teacher Chad Russell remembers when he competed in the Stanislaus County Occupational Olympics and Career Exposition in 1996. The competition, along with the ROP classes he took as a student, steered him into the career he has today.

March 26, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Modesto Junior College welcomes new president

Modesto Junior College completed the search for a new president on Friday, selecting experienced college administrator Gaither Lowenstein. He will replace interim MJC President Kenneth White on July 1.

March 26, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin to speak at CSU Stanislaus fundraiser

Sarah Palin may be more at home in the snowy environs of her native Alaska, but the former vice-presidential candidate and Alaska governor will be in sunny Turlock on June 25, when she will serve as the guest of honor at California State University, Stanislaus' 50th Anniversary Gala.

March 26, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


ROTC Inspection

Turlock High School students waited patiently Monday morning to be inspected and tested on their involvement in the Reserve Officers' Training Corps. The inspection is done every other year and the students are asked questions on the ranking system, their uniforms and knowledge of the program.

March 23, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Pitman senior turns up the heat in the kitchen

Lucero Hernandez is getting a head start in picking her future career path by experimenting with elective classes at Pitman High School.

March 23, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Walnut Elementary finalist in greenest school contest

Winter wind energy, summer solar energy and a school compost station are just some of the green initiatives that Walnut Elementary School students demonstrated in their video for the nation-wide competition for America's Greenest School.

March 23, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Turlock educators named finalists for Teacher of the Year

Despite these difficult times for school districts across the state - with budget cuts, pink slips and doing less with more - Stanislaus County still recognizes those teachers who continue to give their students all the tools they need to succeed. There are four teachers from the Turlock Unified School District who were named as finalists in the 2010 Stanislaus County Teacher of the Year contest.

March 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Walnut student driving force behind Haiti relief coin drive

Third grader Tanner Blankenship was sad when he heard about the 7.0 earthquake that rocked the town of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Wanting to help, he asked his mom if they could adopt a child from Haiti.

March 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Democracy in Action

Turlock High students tallied their ballots to pick the new Associated Student Body representatives for next year during their 21st Annual Election Convention on Friday. Students volunteered to represent each state with the number of electoral votes each state would typically get in a United States presidential election. Each state selected their new ASB representatives after each person running for a position gave a speech. There were a total of six positions that each state voted for including the ASB President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Spirit Leaders and School Board Representative.

March 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Debely project to begin in April

The Turlock Unified School District is moving forward with construction for the Joe Debely renovation project starting April 5 after a request to wait made by the Turlock Citizens Coalition was denied Tuesday.

March 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Bully-free read in

Crowell Elementary School Assistant Principal Robert Lanz read a bully-free book titled "The Bully from the Black Lagoon" to Sally Dickinson's second grade class on Tuesday. Crowell was just one school that participated in the Bully-Free Read In throughout the Turlock Unified School District this week. Each school pulled bully-free books from their libraries to read to their classes. The Rotary Club also donated new bully-free books.

March 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


District goes green to save some green

Budget cuts are hitting everyone hard, forcing many organizations to layoff valuable workers including the Turlock Unified School District who has sent out 76 pink slips this year. In effort to save money, without more painful layoffs, the TUSD has gone green with an energy conservation.

March 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Students receive scholarships to further agricultural studies

Over 23 local students moved one step closer to pursing their lifetime careers in the agriculture business on Monday with the help of the Turlock Chamber of Commerce Ag Committee.

March 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


CSU Stanislaus students to vote on funding union expansion

On March 29 and 30, California State University, Stanislaus students will be asked to vote on a $27 million expansion of the University Student Union that would eventually increase student fees by $150 per semester if approved.

March 12, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


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Denair Unified to expand tobacco-free policy

Denair Unified School District is taking steps to expand its tobacco-free policy to include the prohibition of electronic hookahs and other vapor-emitting devices, with or without nicotine content.

August 29, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Cunningham principal takes ice bucket challenge to motivate students

At Cunningham Elementary's "Friday Morning Opening" Principal Tami Truax challenged students to work hard and be respectful every day and then had a bucket of ice water dumped on her head.

August 29, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


President Sheley’s annual address highlights campus challenges, successes

The campus community gathered at California State University, Stanislaus for President Joseph Sheley's annual address, which ranged from the university's financial situation, the collaborative need for a school signature and identity, and the increased health and safety efforts of campus.

August 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Former POW Jessica Lynch coming to Turlock

Although only two weeks into the new school year, Turlock High School has already lined up high-profile motivational speaker and former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch to speak to students on Nov. 7.

August 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


MJC awards $250,000 in scholarships

Modesto Junior College awarded over $250,000 in scholarships to 246 students for the fall 2014 term at their recent annual scholarship ceremony.

August 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


UC Merced opens new 'green' building

University of California, Merced took another step toward environmental stewardship with the opening of its new Science and Engineering 2 Building set for Wednesday.

August 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus Military Academy decreases drill instruction, increases academic quality

Stanislaus Military Academy has made the administrative decision this year to shift its focus towards academic quality by decreasing class sizes, implementing class periods, and increasing educational instruction.

August 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


New TUSD policy uses positive interventions to keep students in school

At their first scheduled meeting of the school year, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees established new policies and policy changes to increase overall student success, one of which will push back exclusionary discipline practices, such as suspension, in favor of positive interventions to correct misbehaving students.

August 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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