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Brandon Shively flies high as an Eagle Scout

Brandon Shively recently joined the ranks of a select group of gentlemen: Eagle Scouts. Brandon is a recent graduate of Pitman High School who joined Boy Scouts in the 2nd grade with his two longtime friends. After performing numerous hours of community service to earn his 21 merit badges, Brandon was awarded his Eagle Award, the highest rank attainable in the program, in a ceremony on Sunday.

November 19, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


CSU Chancellor visits Stanislaus campus

The California State University employs thousands of people and hosts even more students, which often makes it difficult to bridge the gap between those who govern the universities and those who attend them. CSU Chancellor Tim White aims to minimize that gap by touring every CSU campus this year to connect with students face to face as he did on Thursday at CSU Stanislaus.

November 14, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


TUSD to become more energy efficient

Progressive environmental efforts continue to enter the mainstream as California aims to improve energy efficiency at its schools.

November 14, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Bianca Urbano speaks the language of success

Bianca Urbano has an almost ironic relationship with school: she dislikes tests, yet her ability to test well has awarded her national recognition. As a 16-year-old junior at Turlock High School, Bianca scored the highest possible score on her Advanced Placement Spanish test. This achievement, in conjunction with her community involvement, has resulted in her induction into the esteemed National Society of High School Scholars. As a member of NSHSS, Bianca is offered benefits such as scholarship opportunities, member-only resources, and academic competitions.

November 12, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


University employees hold flash mob protest

Those who were on the CSU Stanislaus campus at noon on Tuesday were probably wondering what the group in front of the Mary Stuart Rogers administration building were rallying against with their signs and group chants. It wasn't students protesting global warming or the government shutdown, but rather the California State University Employees Union hosting a flash mob protest to voice concerns about what they consider unfair compensation.

November 12, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


CSUS helps vets transition back to civilian life

College is often a transitional time for students as many move away from home and learn to live on their own for the first time. For the select group of students that are enrolling in college after serving in the military, the transition can be a form of culture shock.

November 08, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


TUSD inter-district transfer rates seem positive

Turlock Unified School District has made a concerted effort to retain students as well as attract new ones and the efforts can be seen in the District's inter-district transfer rates. Despite the number of students leaving being greater than those entering, TUSD still has a net gain of 124 students in TUSD for the 2013-2014 school year which has generated roughly $750,000 for the District.

November 07, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Education


Physical Philanthropy

This week some brothers have slept a little closer, but it was not at home. Fraternity brother of the Nu Alpha Kappa chapter at California State University, Stanislaus have simulated homelessness on campus this week as part of their fraternity's philanthropy. Five students spent the daytime asking for money and donations in the university quad while sleeping on cardboard and tarp at night.

November 07, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Alex Knapp breaks the mold of high school cliques

High schools are commonly split into social groups by nature of student interests. But every so often, there is a student that transcends the expectations of a singular social group and at Denair High School that student is Alex Knapp.

November 05, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


THS welding teacher honored by Congressman Denham, students

Turlock High School welding teacher Chad Russell has the goal of educating and empowering his students through agriculture. His passion has created a loyal following of students who look to glean from him not only welding techniques, but life advice.

November 04, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Teaching duo invited to experience NASA

Two Turlock science teachers, who happen to be husband and wife, were given an 'out-of-this-world' opportunity after being invited to attend a NASA-sponsored program that the two will not soon forget.

October 31, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Education


Red Ribbon Week: another annual accomplishment

National Red Ribbon week is more than a simple anti-drug movement: It is a reminder to every child that they have the ability to determine the direction of their lives. Turlock schools championed Red Ribbon week through an array of positive activities including door decorating competitions and themed dress up days.

October 31, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Gabriel Plagenza: On patrol at Medeiros Elementary

Gabriel Plagenza is a straight shooter. He looks you in the eye, responds candidly to questions, and describes himself as honest and easygoing. He is also nine years old.

October 29, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


THS students show Blue and Gold pride

In anticipation of the annual homecoming football game against Atwater on Friday, Turlock High School students started celebrating on Monday with dress up days and the week culminated in a downtown parade on Friday.

October 26, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Keyes students pick up extra cash in fun event set up by donor

In a mad scramble that lasted less than a minute, 500 Keyes Elementary School students on Friday picked the school track clean of $900 in quarters dropped there by a generous community member who also seeded the track with red beans redeemable for $2,000 in field trips.

October 26, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Education


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Earl Elementary unveils new electronic marquee

When Dennis G. Earl Elementary School was originally built in 1997, a simple marquee supported by a backboard representing textbooks was placed next to the school's parking lot to alert students, parents and the community of news relating to the elementary site.

May 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Henna Hundal heads to Harvard

Turlock High School senior Henna Hundal is no ordinary teenager.

May 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Graduates On Track to a successful future

For special education students in the Turlock Unified School District's On Track Transitions Program, this year was full of significant milestones: learning how to tie shoes without help, completing a load of laundry, and performing tasks with multiple steps.

May 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Avid reader Ben Watson closes book on principal’s challenge

While Cunningham Elementary School students were heading to the multipurpose room for lunch on Monday afternoon, fifth grader Ben Watson was en route to his favorite restaurant, Panera Bread, with Principal Tami Truax.

May 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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