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Kindergarten registration has begun

It's that time of year again. The time of year when parents have to start thinking about letting go of their little ones as they go off to "real" school. Yes, it's kindergarten registration time for Turlock schools.

February 06, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Denair homecoming queen follows new dreams after tragic accident

She sat in her wheelchair nervously as the crowd grew silent; her head held down waiting for the results.

February 06, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Celebrating the new year

Dennis Earl Elementary students rung in the Chinese New Year a little early Friday with a traditional Chinese parade and feast. Every year, around the time of the Chinese New Year, students learn about ancient China and the Chinese culture. The celebration is incorporated into their curriculum at that time.

February 06, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


School employees voice concerns for job security

Over 75 people shared one thing in common at Tuesday's Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting: Fear. They were all there to hear about the budget cuts soon to come and how it would affect them.

February 02, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Local students join in on jump rope record attempt

Walnut Elementary School students attempted to jump their way into the Guinness World Record Book on Monday. The school was part of a state-wide attempt to beat the current world record for the most people jumping and skipping rope at the same time.

February 02, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


Students encouraged to continue bi-lingual education

Over 75 parents, students and teachers filled the Dutcher Middle School cafeteria on Jan. 28 for a celebration of the dual-immersion Spanish-English language program.

February 02, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Muniz returns to TUSD Board

Tami Muniz thought her service to the children of Turlock was over after losing her Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees seat to three challengers in the November 2009 election. But, Muniz once again took up the yoke of public service Tuesday after being appointed to the TUSD board to replace Lori Crivelli, who resigned in December 2009.

February 02, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


State senator looks to provide student fee relief

State Senator Jeff Denham (R-Merced) revealed a new measure to limit California State University and University of California student fee increases at UC Merced on Friday.

January 29, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Elementary students get pumped up for college life

Between learning their alphabet and multiplication tables, students at Wakefield Elementary School are memorizing their college Alma Mater.

January 29, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Local ag student to attend national forum

Growing up on a Livingston ranch that produces a bountiful crop of sweet potatoes, peaches, and almonds, Amarpreet Kandola has become abundantly aware of the issues and challenges farmers face on a daily basis.

January 29, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Students continue to protest change in academic calendar

The California State University, Stanislaus administration is moving forward with plans to eliminate Winter Term for the 2010-2011 school year, stating that a new calendar with longer semesters and a new intersession will benefit the majority of students, but faculty and students are continuing to fight for the instructional period.

January 29, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Six apply for trustee seat

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees call out for applicants who wanted to be considered for the open seat left when newly elected trustee Lori Crivelli tendered her resignation in December 2009 has resulted in six filed applications. The deadline to apply for the board position was Jan. 21.

January 26, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Budget committee looks to off-set cuts in school funding

The Turlock Unified School District budget advisory committee met Monday to discuss over 43 options the district could elect to implement in an effort to balance a budget that is facing a $3.9 million hit from the state.

January 26, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Stanislaus welcomes new spokesperson; Faculty baulk at cost of new position

California State University, Stanislaus hired Eve Hightower to serve as interim director of Media Relations on Thursday, though some faculty believe the new salary could have been better spent on additional classes.

January 26, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Local students win award for Hawaiian town design

A tsunami resistant wall, a vertical farming unit, an underground mega mall and a hydrotrak public transportation system are just some of the futuristic, yet realistic, components three Turlock Christian students used to make their Hawaiian city, named Maka, more efficient.

January 26, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


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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


Contests, raffles pump up community for Harvest Bowl

As the highly anticipated Turlock Lions Club Harvest Bowl between Turlock and Pitman high football teams draws closer, local organizations are doing their part to get the community game-day ready with competitions and raffles.

October 17, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Delhi school trustees dodge censure, prepare for election

Despite an effort to censure Delhi Unified School District Board of Trustee member Jesus Rodriguez for misconduct approximately three weeks ago, Rodriguez made an effort to put the issue behind him at his campaign for reelection meet-and-greet that hosted over 40 supporters on Friday.

October 17, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Firefighters prove to students that real men wear pink

Last week, Dennis Earl Elementary school was surprised to receive a visit from Turlock Firefighters. Although there was no fire or immediate threat to students, there was an equally important underlying mission tethered to their visit-defending a student who had been teased for wearing pink.

October 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Rim Fire recovery efforts focus of public event

Although it has been over a year since the Rim Fire devastated the Tuolumne River Basin, surrounding areas are still recovering from damage dealt to the over 400 square feet of land that was charred in the blaze.

October 14, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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