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Turlock Christian uses high-tech tool to teach

Students in Judy Johnson's AP Physics class watched the white board intently, remote controls in hand. A question appeared on the board, and they keyed in their answers on a hand-held key pad. Johnson could see who had answered the question already, and who was still thinking. She then touched a stylus to the white board, and the image changed to a graph result of the students' answers. She touched the board again, and another page of questions appeared.

January 08, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


Making a difference

Turlock Unified School District administrators and trustees congratulated the 11 district employees who received the Stanislaus County "Employees Making a Difference" award for their dedication to education. Heidi Lawler, TUSD director of human resources, gave each winner a certificate before they shook the hands of all six trustees along with TUSD superintendent Sonny Da Marto. All winners received a round of applause and a standing ovation for their hard work.

January 08, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


University students have mixed opinions on AB 656

When a state assemblyman proposes a bill that could mean more than $1.5 billion a year to higher education, students at cash-strapped universities sit up and listen.

January 08, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


State offers new flexible policies for school districts

About three times a year, the Turlock Unified School District updates their policies to be in compliance with new laws brought down by the state. This time the state's changes offer more flexibility and options to policies without requiring districts to adopt the new options.

January 05, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


School board continues with plans for stadium renovations, while postponing action

The face-lift for Joe Debely is moving forward even with a law suit filed on Dec. 24, 2009, requesting a halt of all future plans to continue the Joe Debely Stadium Modernization project. And Modesto attorney Richard Harriman had a few words to say about it.

January 05, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


TUSD Board to appoint new trustee to fill vacant seat

With a conflict of interest forcing newly elected Turlock Unified School District Trustee Lori Crivelli to resign after one meeting, the board must fill the vacant position within 60 days by special election or appointment.

January 05, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


School district officials and police look to end unsafe traffic practices

On Oct. 6, 2007, Rachel McClure, then 7, was walking home from school when she was hit by a car. Rachel was air-lifted to UC Davis Children's Hospital immediately following the accident. She had multiple skull and facial fractures, bleeding and swelling in the brain, internal bleeding, a broken hip, a fractured pelvis, and a compound fracture to her left leg, according to family friend Rhea Spanglo. A month later, Rachel returned home to family and friends who were grateful that she was alive.

December 22, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


A taste of giving

Two sixth grade immersion classes at Osborn Elementary School enjoyed a pizza and ice cream party courtesy of Century 21 M&M and Associates for their hard work donating over 200 coats for the News 10 "Coats for Kids" program. As of Wednesday, Osborn students had collected 173 coats, which will be donated to the Salvation Army to help the cold in the local area. In total, Century 21 M&M Associates received over 605 coats to donate to area nonprofits.

December 18, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Walnut students take top prize in video contest

Three Walnut Elementary students got a taste of being famous on Thursday when they attended a live press conference to announce their first place award in the California Film Festival contest "Lights, Camera, Save Lives!"

December 18, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Turlockā€™s Texas Ranger talks with students about priorities

Local baseball player Tom Mendonca has a lesson to teach about priorities. This Turlock High School graduate went on to win the College World Series with the Fresno State Bulldogs. He was also named the College World Series Most Outstanding Player and he won the Joe Kearney Award in 2009, which recognized him as the top male athlete in the Western Athletic Conference. After all of his success, however, he says that baseball is not his top priority.

December 18, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


Conflict of interest forces new TUSD trustee to resign

Turlock Unified School District Trustee Lori Crivelli resigned her seat on with only one meeting under her belt on Wednesday due to a potential conflict of interest.

December 18, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


Turlock students come up short in Mock Trials

Turlock and Pitman high students spent the last three months learning how the court system works with the hope that their understanding could be turned into winning prosecution and defense teams. While their arguments were compelling, in the end, they were left with no appeal to move on in the Stanislaus County Mock Trials event.

December 15, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


TUSD starts off the new year with fresh perspectives

Three new trustees were sworn into office at the Turlock Unified School District Board meeting on Tuesday, ushering in a new era in district leadership.

December 11, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


CSUS students and faculty stage multiple rallies against recent cuts

California State University, Stanislaus students staged a massive walkout Wednesday morning to protest the loss of Winter Term, cuts to classes and professors, and what many termed as the "poor leadership" of President Hamid Shirvani.

December 11, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Anti-Debely coalition voice legal concerns

Despite the threat of potential litigation at Tuesday's Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting, the board moved forward with the master plan of the Joe Debely Stadium renovations with some additional add-ons for a cost of about $3.6 million.

December 08, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Education


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Parent steps up as unofficial crossing guard

Although Dutcher Middle School cannot currently assume liability for placing a crossing guard at the "T" intersection where Colorado Avenue meets Escondido Avenue, this has not stopped parent Marlee Caulkins from volunteering to assist students cross the road nearly every day after school.

November 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Feast sheds light on world hunger

Members from Turlock High School's Future Farmers of America club were in for a surprise when their Fall Feast turned into a realistic lesson on world hunger by mayor-elect Gary Soiseth.

November 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Fusion joins ranks of Turlock charter schools

For Turlock Unified School District director of student services Gil Ogden, Fusion Charter is a dream come true. For the district administrator and others that attended the school's open house on Thursday, the newly developed independent charter school is not only an opportunity to educate students, but to rebuild the Westside of Turlock.

November 20, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


College courses to be offered at high schools

High school students looking to get ahead before they embark on their college careers can begin as early as Spring 2015 to earn college credit with Pitman High School and Turlock High School's soon-to-be implemented college course offerings.

November 20, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Jumping for a good cause

A fraternity at California State University, Stanislaus has found the perfect reason to jump for joy with its 3rd annual Jump for Jude fundraising event. For 30 hours, members from Tau Kappa Epsilon will be jumping on a trampoline to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock teachers demand respect

An estimated 250 teachers gathered to the tune of Aretha Franklin's "Respect" before Tuesday's Turlock Unified District Board of Trustees meeting in an effort to demand just that from the district.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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