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TJHS named a California School to Watch

As a school district that educates many generations of residents, Turlock Unified School District is a close knit community. So, when one of its school sites is selected as one of California's 214 Schools to Watch, this positive attention affects more than the currently enrolled students.

January 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Future City Competition challenges local students

Students from Walnut Elementary, Dutcher Middle School and Turlock Junior High School are taking learning to a new level by using the basic building blocks of education – math and science-to engineer a scale model of a future city.

January 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Denair Unified, teachers reach tentative agreement

After more than a year of negotiations, there is light at the end of the tunnel for the Denair Unified School District and the Denair Unified Teachers Association, who have come to a tentative agreement to restore the District to a financial and educational status to outgrow an impending state takeover.

January 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Governor’s budget proposal gives TUSD positive outlook for 2014-2015

Turlock Unified School District is optimistic after the release of Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed 2014-2015 budget, which emphasizes fiscal responsibility through elimination of prior year debt and increasing funds towards education.

January 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Three speech festival winners share talent and passion

Being able to articulate one's thoughts in a clear and concise manner is a highly sought after skill in the professional sphere, and three Hilmar elementary school girls are far ahead of the curve.

January 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


THS Winter Rally honors others

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.

January 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Orchard Supply Hardware donation eases theft damage at THS

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.

January 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Students receptive to more flexible nutrition in schools

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.

January 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Russell Olvera: From sports to board games, an active achiever

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.

January 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


MEDICAREERS CLUB: SAVING LIVES

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.

January 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Walnut students' video in top 12 for national contest

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.

January 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


TUSD offers speech workshop for parents

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.

January 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


DUSD chooses new superintendent; negotiations continue

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.

January 09, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Open heart, open mind

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.

January 09, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Turlock student makes Yosemite an experience for the books

Not every student can claim to be a published writer at 11 years old, but Carolyn Boster is an exception.

January 07, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


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Can you dig it? Dutcher Middle School garden comes to fruition

Three apple trees, two almond trees, five grape vines and rows of radishes, green beans and corn-this is just the beginning of the Dutcher Middle School garden.

April 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


DaMarto named finalist for Superintendent of the Year

Turlock Unified School District Superintendent Sonny DaMarto was named a finalist for the 2013 Superintendent of the Year through the National Association of School Superintendents. DaMarto attended a NASS symposium in Southern California in March where he collaborated and discussed key issues and challenges educators face today.

April 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


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