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Denair Unified opposed to boundary line change

A proposal by a Turlock housing developer to redraw the boundary line between Turlock Unified School District and Denair Unified School District has outraged the latter, which says that the new boundary line will send what would be future Denair students to Turlock schools instead.

October 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Meeting the next generation of leaders

Although they have yet to graduate high school, Turlock Unified School District students got a taste of what it takes to lead the City of Turlock from Mayor Gary Soiseth during the Mayor's Youth Conference on Thursday.

October 08, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Walnut fifth graders size up Monterey sand crabs for research project

Walnut Elementary School fifth graders in Bret Sutterley and Dave Sutton's classes were more than prepared to ditch their desks for the beach earlier this week during their field trip to Monterey Bay, where they participated in a Long-term Monitoring Program and Experiential Training for Students program.

October 08, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

TUSD gives pay bump, increased benefit cap to employees

Despite a slightly lower salary increase from last year, many teachers and employees of Turlock Unified School District still rejoiced on Tuesday following the Board of Trustees' approval of agreements that included a significantly higher District contribution towards the cost of health benefits.

October 08, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

TUSD narrows down candidates for vacant school board seats

After what can only be described as a nail-biting candidate filing process for Turlock Unified School District's Trustee Area 7, Board members will consider candidate Anthony Silva to fulfill the four-year term during a special Board meeting next week.

October 06, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

A school meal worth waiting for

With cafeterias throughout Turlock Unified School District serving platefuls of rotisserie chicken, smothered burritos and barbecued tri-tip, one thing is for certain: the days of unappetizing and flavorless school meals are long gone.

October 06, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Science Saturday to blend art, chemistry for aspiring scientists

Stanislaus State will kick off National Chemistry Week by teaching sixth and seventh graders that the wonders of science are not only discoverable in the confines of a laboratory.

October 06, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Annual conference to teach students how to be friends, leaders

Stanislaus County Office of Education's Prevention Programs Director Vicki Bauman believes that the best way to communicate with a student about mental health and wellness is to connect them with another student.

October 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Osborn parents begin preparations for sixth grade move to Dutcher

With the highly debated move of Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy sixth graders to Dutcher Middle School less than a year away, principals from both sites met with affected parents on Wednesday to discuss preliminary plans and solicit ideas regarding the upcoming transition.

October 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Pool chemical mishap brings hazmat team to Turlock High

A pool chemical supplier accidently pumped acid into the chlorine tank at the Turlock High Pool on Tuesday, prompting the evacuation of nearby classrooms.

September 29, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education

CSU Stanislaus English students join cooperative writing project with local elementary school

Medeiros Elementary School fifth graders joined a class of CSU Stanislaus students to engage in a writing activity that benefitted both groups of students.

September 24, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Education

Blue, gold and purple

Although Turlock High School's school colors are blue and gold, Joe Debely Stadium was undeniably purple on Friday as a tribute to senior Patrick Shields, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma earlier this year.

September 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Candidates emerge to fill vacant school board seats

Just as the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees was contemplating extending the application deadline for Trustee Area 7 after no candidates filed to run, two residents stepped up in hopes of filling the seat until 2019.

September 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Local teacher honored for sparking student interest in earth sciences

Students who take one of Ryan Hollister's classes at Turlock High School do not just get a run-of-the-mill science lesson.

September 18, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Turlock Christian gives Chinese elementary students a taste of Turlock

A group of Chinese elementary students got a first-hand look at Turlock and surrounding areas this week and Turlock Christian International Program Coordinator Vicki Harmon hopes it will not be the last.

September 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

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Articles by Section - Education

Food fundraisers to make healthy comeback at Turlock schools

Raising money for school trips just got a little bit easier for Turlock Unified School District students as the Board of Trustees voted earlier this ...

November 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Stan State welcomes new club to support mental health of students

Although Stanislaus State senior Marnye Henry is set to graduate this semester, she said that she could not justify leaving without first starting a NAMI ...

November 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Ellie shares her diabetes story

Type 1 Diabetes has changed Ellie Hart's life forever. Until February she didn't know she had the disease. With November being National Diabetes ...

November 25, 2015 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Education

Denair mourns sudden loss of two educators

Although Denair Elementary Charter Academy was not in session this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday, a number of students still received calls from Principal ...

November 25, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education

School district trustees bid farewell after years of service

Although Eileen Hamilton attended her last Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting earlier this month, she assured everyone that she was not going ...

November 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Local BSU members make cultural connection at regional conference

As president of Turlock High School's Black Student Union, senior Alaya Hubbard said that she has received much more than she expected after joining ...

November 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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