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DUSD celebrates Week of the Young Child

Preschool and kindergarten students of the Denair Unified School District were treated to a special day of festivities on Friday in a culminating celebration of Week of the Young Child. The themed week is an annual celebration sponsored through the National Association for the Education of Young Children which aims to draw attention to the need and importance of childhood development.

April 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Cunningham Elementary hosts first Family Fitness Night

The common adage "A family that plays together, stays together" rang true at Cunningham Elementary School on Friday evening where families gathered to participate in healthy outdoor activities at the first ever Family Fitness Night.

April 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


From pain to philanthropy

Hospital doctors and nurses take care of various patients for a multitude of issues every day, but they rarely have the opportunity to see their patients performing successfully in life once they have left the hospital. After a traumatic experience that left Turlock Christian sophomore McAllister Russell in the hands of the Children's Hospital of Oakland for several weeks, the local student felt it imperative to give back to the people who helped save her life.

April 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


DUSD hires new financial business exec

The Denair Unified School District is often compared to a close-knit family and this week the District is welcoming new blood through the hire of Linda Covello, the new Chief Business Officer.

April 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Bryan Hernandez finds academic success

Although he moved to the United States from Mexico only a year ago, Bryan Hernandez is already fluent in English, something many individuals spend a lifetime trying to do.

April 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Can you dig it? Dutcher Middle School garden comes to fruition

Three apple trees, two almond trees, five grape vines and rows of radishes, green beans and corn-this is just the beginning of the Dutcher Middle School garden.

April 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


DaMarto named finalist for Superintendent of the Year

Turlock Unified School District Superintendent Sonny DaMarto was named a finalist for the 2013 Superintendent of the Year through the National Association of School Superintendents. DaMarto attended a NASS symposium in Southern California in March where he collaborated and discussed key issues and challenges educators face today.

April 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Miss Manners visits Turlock Christian

Chivalry is not dead, at least not at Turlock Christian where Miss Manners provided junior high and high school students insight into the importance of social decorum and propriety in the world after high school on Friday.

April 04, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Zoo program to fund CSUS student research on endangered animals

California State University, Stanislaus' Endangered Species Recovery Program will soon be able to do more hands-on research on riparian brush rabbits and woodrats, thanks to a $16,000 grant from the Sacramento Zoo.

April 04, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Denair High hosts Diego Rivera exhibit

A steady of flow of students and community members wound in and out of the Denair High School library this week but they were not checking out books. Instead, they were witnessing the traveling Diego Rivera exhibition which featured several replicated works by the famed painter.

April 04, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Budget breakdown: TUSD prioritizes spending for 2014-2015 school year

Toni Boster, the parent of a student in the Turlock Unified School District, recently remarked how refreshing it is to be able to use the word "spend" rather than "cut" at a TUSD Board of Trustees meeting. Boster is also chair of the Budget Advisory Committee, which is composed of a variety of stakeholders within the District and serves as an advisory committee to the Board. The advisory committee presented its spending priorities to the Board in March, which were then honed over the past several weeks into nine items. On Tuesday, the Board of Trustees approved these nine expenditures ...

April 04, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


CSUS brings hands-on science to Osborn

When Iris Haapanen explains the sciences to her teaching credential students at California State University, Stanislaus she tells them to look around: look at the stars, at the trees, at the carbonation in soda - it's all science. This spirit of consciousness is the same dynamic that Haapanen aims to recreate at the annual CSUS Science Fun Nights at Osborn Elementary school.

April 03, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


TUSD to vote on ban of electronic nicotine devices

For every rule there is a loop hole and this includes the Turlock Unified School District's anti-tobacco policy which is being updated to include electronic nicotine devices.

April 03, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Local sorority highlights Autism Awareness Month

World Autism Awareness Day was Wednesday and landmarks across the country were lit up in blue in recognition to those touched by autism around the globe. The national initiative also took a local turn at California State University, Stanislaus where sorority Alpha Xi Delta hosted a public event for families to increase autism awareness and support their philanthropic organization, Autism Speaks.

April 03, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


TJHS 7th grade team takes 2nd in academic pentathlon

While many students often dread completing their homework, there are some who thrive in the academic environment, such as the 7th grade academic pentathlon team at Turlock Junior High School, which is composed of these study-ready students who recently took 2nd place in the county competition.

April 01, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


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Report reveals that California students better prepared for college

In its annual "Condition of College & Career Readiness" report released today, ACT found that California students taking the organization's college readiness test surpassed the nation's scores in English, reading, math, and science. The ACT assessment, which is administered to high school students, serves as a good indicator of how much a student is academically prepared to pursue a postsecondary education.

August 20, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Students back in school with new schedule

For approximately 14,000 students throughout the Turlock Unified School District, the start of the new school year officially kicked off on Monday. At Brown Elementary, students, parents, and guardians alike shared the same optimistic vision and hopes for the upcoming school year.

August 19, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


MJC offers county's first addiction counseling program

As the only community college in Stanislaus County that offers a Chemical Dependency Counseling Program, Modesto Junior College can fully prepare students academically to take the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Program's state licensing exam. Once licensed, students can apply their knowledge and expertise to help individuals who are battling addictions.

August 15, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


DUSD hopes increased rate of pay will draw in more substitute teachers

At their first regular board meeting of the school year, the Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees approved an increase to the daily and long term rate of pay for substitute teachers in hopes of attracting more eligible educators to Denair schools.

August 14, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Trash goes high tech at UC Merced

University of California, Merced is taking trash collection to the next level by incorporating new high-tech, solar-powered receptacles onto their campus.

August 12, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Walnut teacher wins national Environmental Education award

Walnut Elementary teacher Bret Sutterly has taken the 'Go Green' message to heart in his classroom and his efforts have been recognized on a national level.

August 12, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Education


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