Turlock schools have been giving students more options, faster lines and healthier food during lunch as part of the district's Real Fresh program. But students have mixed feelings about their nutritional meals.
The Internet, social networking websites, text messaging and You Tube are all things students are growing up with, and as youth become more tech savvy, teachers find themselves updating their tools of instruction to keep up with the times.
Hundreds of Turlockers were in attendance for the ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the new artificial turf field and all-weather track at Joe Debely field on Thursday. Both Turlock and Pitman high football teams and cheer squads were on hand to celebrate the grand opening of their renovated home field.
Talon Club President Eric Muller presents Turlock Christian Schools Superintendent Sherman Glenn with a donation of $8,700 on Wednesday to assist the Turlock Christian Athletics and cheer teams. The Talon Club is a group of men whose mission is to aid the success of the Turlock Christian Athletics and cheer programs through fundraising, coach recruitment and retention and recognizing student achievement and the encouragement of the athlete and parent involvement.
Turlock students are gaining ground on the rest of the students in Stanislaus County and the state on their California High School Exit Exam results, and in some cases, Turlock students are even passing them up.
University of California, Merced biology professor Rudy Ortiz became the first UC Merced faculty member to win the National Institutes of Health's prestigious Independent Scientist Career Development Award.
All students must overcome obstacles to get to their graduation day. However, some students have a little more adversity than others. One such student is recent Turlock High graduate Adwena Aoraha. A recent immigrant from Jordan, Aoraha had to make up two years of high school work in one year to graduate this summer.
Months of construction, a hefty lawsuit and some upset neighbors made the renovations at Joe Debely Stadium a little more difficult to accomplish, but the work is done and the new placed track and artificial field is open for business.
For the past five years the Turlock Unified School District has gotten used to disappointment when the California Standardized Testing results were released. This year, however, the district saw their biggest growth yet, according to the 2010 CST scores released on Monday.
Months of battling out ways to create a fiscally sound budget for the Turlock Unified School District is almost to an end as the board of trustees approved a tentative agreement with the Turlock Teachers Association on Tuesday.