While the Turlock High School Winter Rally is an annual time of celebration, a spirit of compassion filled the Bulldog Arena on Friday as students stood shoulder to shoulder cheering for their peers and honoring several causes.
There is never a good time for misfortune to strike, but the generosity of a helping hand is always welcomed in times of hardship. The local Orchard Supply Hardware store has been this helping hand to the Turlock High School Agriculture Department by donating $2,000 worth of equipment after the school faced its most recent theft, only one of many in the past year.
Turlock Unified School District junior high and high schools students are enjoying larger and healthier meals at school after a decision by the U. S. Department of Agriculture to give school districts the flexibility to permanently increase the portion of lean protein and whole grains served.
High school is often the time in a student's academic career when he or she explores extracurricular activities, usually in hopes of enhancing their transcripts for college. Russell Olvera is far ahead of the trend with a long resume of activities that most teenagers aspire to - and he is only in the third grade at Walnut Elementary.
Each year the Turlock High School MediCareers Club partners with Delta Blood Bank to sponsor a blood drive in an effort to save lives. This year over 100 students signed up to donate, including Tanner Clark and Spencer Boyd, and Nicholas Chartrand.
Third graders at Walnut Elementary School put their arbor knowledge to the test by creating a video essay on the importance of trees - and then entering it into a national contest with $10,000 on the line.
Understanding and meeting the communication needs of children is paramount to their development. While in school, most children receive support they need by teachers, but parents often also need guidance to make sure that their child is thriving at home.
The Denair Unified School District has had its fair share of turbulence in the past year, but as the District turns the corner into a new year they are also turning over a new leaf to welcome a superintendent and a fact finding report.
Ethan Millerick is a student at Turlock Junior High School who has undergone five open heart surgeries in his 12 short years. It's for students like Ethan that the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees unanimously voted to make Feb. 12 TUSD Heart Day.
As the contentious Denair Unified School District turns the corner into a new year, one thing remains the same: The Denair Unified Teachers Union and the District do not agree on the fundamental facts of the District's fiscal crisis.
Turlock High School graduate Garrett Weston has gone bicoastal. As one of two students selected at California Maritime Academy for the prestigious Admiral Douglas H. Teeson scholarship, Weston spent the past semester taking part in the Williams-Mystic Program where learning spanned far beyond the textbook.
A school is just a block of buildings and a classroom is just a room, but what makes these places learning environments is the collaboration between students and teachers that breeds academic and personal growth.
Matthew Devins, a program specialist at Turlock Unified School District's Special Education Office for the past nine years, works on a daily basis to bring support and services to mentally ill students in the District. Having suffered first hand from anxiety and depression, Devins knows the importance of addressing students' needs at an early age.
Whether it's a Little League trophy or a pat on the back from your boss at work, being recognized for hard work feels good; when it is the President of the Unites States congratulating you, it feels great.
Although the beginning of summer vacation is welcomed by students throughout Turlock Unified School District, it also consequently marks the beginning of months of food insecurity for many students who consider the campus cafeteria as their only source for a nutritious meal.