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Turlock High student earns accolades for responsibility

Turlock High principal Dana Trevethan has high praise for student Heath Rojas. His work ethic and list of accomplishments were recently recognized by the Turlock Unified School District and he was honored as the Character Counts student of the month for the trait of responsibility.

September 21, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


National student writing assessment goes high tech

For the first time ever the U.S. Department of Education used advances in technology to assess students' writing capabilities.

September 21, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


TUSD makes service learning graduation requirement

Whether it's picking up trash, scrubbing down the water parks, or raking the lawns of elderly community members during the 5th Annual Turlock Shines event, sophomore high school students will be required to actively participate in organized service experiences in order to graduate. The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved a new community service requirement for 10th through 12th grade students - effective immediately.

September 18, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Pros give students unique music lesson

From exciting classical arrangements, to burning jazz standards, over 400 band Turlock band students were treated to a one-of-a-kind musical experience through The Turlock Concert Association.

September 18, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


CSU Tuition hike hinges on Prop 30

California State University Trustees will consider adopting a triggered, mid-year tuition increase this week, in response to a potential $250 million "trigger" budget cut to the CSU should Proposition 30 fail in November.

September 17, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


CSU Stanislaus offers new Veterans Center

Former U.S. service members and their family members have a new place to hang out on the California State University, Stanislaus campus: the new Veterans Center, located in the Student Services Building.

September 14, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Hilmar students go high tech

Sixth graders at Hilmar Middle School started off the new year with a tech upgrade. Through collective efforts from school site funds, students and faculty received 200 Netbooks to enhance learning in the classroom.

September 11, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


High schools break from tradition for 2013 graduations

For years it has been a tradition for Turlock and Pitman high schools to hold their graduation ceremonies on the same day, leaving friends, family, and school district staff to race against time and traffic to attend both events, but this year the schools will break from tradition.

September 11, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


TJHS holds first ever CELDTebration

Thirty-three Turlock Junior High students were recognized for their hard work in passing the California English Language Development Test at the first annual CELDTebration on Thursday night.

September 07, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


School construction costs off budget

Many Turlock students started the new academic year amidst construction at their school sites. Currently, the Turlock Unified School District has projects underway at Brown, Julien and Wakefield elementary schools and Turlock High School.

September 04, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Local students score big on state tests

For a third consecutive year, students in the Turlock Unified School District reached a substantial turning point in core academics, according to the 2012 Standardized Testing and Reporting released by the California Department of Education last Friday.

September 04, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Parents return to class for Back to School Night events

Back to School Night was a stroll down memory lane for many Turlock parents this week. They sat in child-sized chairs surrounded by picture books and finger paintings. They sat quietly while teachers explained the year's curriculum, and some even had snack time.

August 31, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Firefighters give to local students through education foundation

The Turlock Education Foundation's quest to raise $1 million for Turlock Unified School District students is one step closer to fulfillment through generous donations from community members. Turlock Firefighters Local 2434 donated $2,500 through its annual Random Acts of Kindness Boot Drive.

August 31, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


President asks students to brag about university

Though budgetary difficulties loom large at California State University, Stanislaus, Interim President Joseph Sheley focused on the university's myriad successes in his inaugural fall address, delivered Wednesday.

August 31, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Sacred Heart students learn how to stand up to bullying

Bullying happens everywhere. Whether it's the snobby girl at school who always makes fun of the small kids, or the biggest guy in the neighborhood who's constantly trying to beat someone up while taking their belongings; no matter what situation or form it comes in, bullying can make a child feel depressed, hurt, and sometimes isolated from the world.

August 28, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


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The changing landscape of science in the classroom

When pre-service teachers in Iris Haapanen's credential course at California State University, Stanislaus sought out local classrooms in which to observe science lessons as part of their compulsory coursework, the task proved more challenging than expected.

April 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Osborn students find the right beat in ballet folklorico

Michelle Carillo began traditional Mexican dancing, or ballet folklorico, at five years old when her grandmother took her to the Santa Clara County Fair and signed her up to dance with a group. She continued dancing until she was 16 and while she enjoyed expressing herself through dance, she did not imagine that one day she would help other children enjoy the same cultural experience she did as a child.

April 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Dutcher geometry students have formula for success

Dutcher Middle School students Joven Hundal, Erika Gonzalez and Neema Arishida have many things in common: they have all performed perfectly on the mathematics portion of the California Standards Test, they all have 4.0 grade point averages and they all placed in the annual Mathematics Superbowl competition through the Stanislaus Math Council.

April 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


TUSD bans sugary treats in schools

The days of parents swinging by their child's classroom with a large pink box of cupcakes on their little one's birthday are gone as the Turlock Unified School District recently updated its Wellness Policy to prohibit sugary treats in the classroom.

April 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Spring break math camp available for local students

Professor Viji Sundar of California State University, Stanislaus claims that doing math is more fun than eating ice cream and aims to teach children this approach at her annual math camp.

April 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Expo offers junior high students look into future choices

Lunchtime at Turlock Junior High School on Thursday was more than a reprieve from the classroom for a quick bite to eat, as it was also a chance for students to consider their future in a fun and interactive environment at the Gifted and Talented Education Club College and Career Expo.

April 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Every 15 Minutes a harrowing experience

When Officer Joey Cardenas delivered mock death notifications to parents of Delhi High School students on Tuesday as part of the anti-drunk driving Every 15 Minutes program, it was a very real experience for him personally, the parent of a former participant.

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Students blend science, arts in Walnut ‘SMart Fair’

While elementary students are used to receiving instruction, the tables turned for some sixth graders at Walnut Elementary on Wednesday as they delivered lesson plans to fellow students as part of the school's inaugural "SMart Fair."

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Final LCAP review open to TUSD parents and community

The Turlock Unified School District has been undergoing a lot of change lately, from the structure of how funds are received to the curriculum being taught. The transitional state is bound to raise questions for parents who can fortunately be a part of the conversation through the Local Control and Accountability Plan.

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Local student meets TPD police chief

KCody Rogers has faced several challenges in his 10 short years including attending seven different schools across two states. However, he has recently reached a stable level of excellence at Julien Elementary School where he was treated to an inspiring experience on Thursday: meeting the Turlock Police Department Police Chief Robert Jackson and receiving an inspirational achievement award plaque.

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Dutcher students bring Civil War history to life

History is not just what is written in books; it is lived everyday and for local middle school students, sometimes relived. Dutcher Middle School eighth grade students dove head first into an interactive approach to the Civil War period on Wednesday by dressing in period clothing and reenacting daily activities of late 19th century America.

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


School aide punished for Facebook post

What was meant as a good deed for a former student resulted in a Crowell Elementary School Para Instructional Aide facing a formal reprimand from the Turlock Unified School District on an allegation she broke a confidentiality clause.

April 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Cyrus Elia finds the right note for success in music

Cyrus Elia is a 16-year-old sophomore at Pitman High School with a knack, or rather a gift, for music. Recently named one of 16 cellists in California to make the All State Orchestra, Elia attributes his success to his musical family's encouragement and the supportive Turlock Unified School District programs. Referred to as "easily in the top 1 percent of all the students I've had the pleasure to work with in my 14 year career" by Pitman High School director of bands Ruben Modesto, Elia spent time reflecting upon his musical experience and discussing his plans for the ...

April 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


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