Last summer wasn't filled with memories of swimming and pool parties for Turlock Christian senior Morgan Andre. Instead the Turlock teen has memories of painting murals for those in the Dominican Republic.
Tough times call for tough cuts and these cuts are what most can't agree upon. Because the Turlock Unified School District, the Turlock Teachers Association and the California School Employees Association can't find a solution in their employee contract negotiations that will leave all parties satisfied, the district declared impasse on May 4.
Over 100 Turlock classified employees held their heads and signs high in the air on Wednesday at Pitman High School to rally for the fight against more state education cuts. The Turlock employees were just one out of 34 groups that rallied state-wide to hold the California Legislator accountable for no more cuts to education. All groups took part in the California Advocates United to Save Education campaign making government officials sign a "Promise to Our Students" card to protect education funding from further cuts. State Assemblyman Bill Berryhill, State Senator Dave Cogdill and Jeff Denham have not signed the ...
For once there is some good news for school district employees in this down economy. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger proposed his state budget revise on May 14 with additional cuts to education, specifically for child care, but those cuts will not affect the Turlock Unified School District's budget.
A standing room only crowd kicked off Tuesday's Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting, including over 125 Cunningham Elementary School teachers, parents and staff fighting for what they feel is right.
Roselawn High senior Jonathan Lopez isn't just following in the footsteps of one of his family members, he is combining career paths from both his father and uncle to create his own path for the future.
Hitting the high notes - as well as the low ones - has been a part of senior Brittany Weed's life since she was three years old; and she isn't giving that up anytime soon.
Students at Ballico Elementary School learned all about local agriculture last week during their annual Ag Week event. The students visited a variety of local farms and dairies and hosted special presenters including the Livingston High School FFA club.
Jose Prado's dream is to fight crime. The Turlock High senior is already dedicated to his future career path and can't wait move on to the next step.
Most high school seniors have imagined their dream job since they were little, but for some, like Turlock High senior Hannah Boxell, a future career is still a mystery.
The Turlock Unified School District received its progress report from the state - in the form of public school rankings and the Base Academic Performance Index (API) report - and was found lacking. While the District as a whole raised its API score by seven points, going from a 2008 Base score of 730 to a 2009 Growth score of 737, it was not enough to get the TUSD out of Program Improvement designation - a designation it has had for the past three years.
A Denair Elementary School student stood still in awe, staring down at a tiny seed in his hand.
Six students from the University of California, Merced, will be part of the Latino Leadership Initiative (LLI), a new collaboration between the university and Harvard University's Center for Public Leadership in the John F. Kennedy School of Government.
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.
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.
Schools throughout Turlock Unified School District have been looking significantly redder this week and it's not due to early Christmas decorations. In fact, the extra hues of red throughout the district can be attributed to Red Ribbon Week, a week-long event that encourages students to be drug free.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With elections just around the corner, tension is building between community members and Delhi Unified School District Board member Jesus Rodriguez.
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.
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