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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


Denair Unified, teachers still at odds; District heads further into financial crisis

The Denair Unified School District and the Denair Unified Teachers' Association agreed on one thing Wednesday night at the DUSD Board meeting: they disagree.

October 25, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


TUSD subs receive unexpected pay raise

In a penny-pinching economy where every cent matters, Turlock substitute teachers can enjoy the freedom that a few extra dollars affords them due to a recent pay increase.

October 24, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


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DIA DEL NIÑO

Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy hosted its annual Dia del Niño celebration on Friday, where students and their families participated in various activities, ate food, and explored the campus. According to Principal Ed Ewing, the purpose of the event is to give parents the opportunity to celebrate their children and show them that they care.

May 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Bulldog Election Day

The students have voted, the results are in, and Turlock High School has officially named new Associated Student Body President Andy Orozco, Vice President Chris Silva, Spirit Leaders Payton Steeley and Jojo Cippioneri, School Board Representative Patrick Shields, Treasurer Colby McCann and Secretary Taylor Jordao.

May 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Family Fitness Day

For nearly a decade, Turlock Unified School District Head Start Program family service workers have partnered with Brett Forray and Julie Fox from the CSU Stanislaus Office of Service Learning and Larry Reynolds from the CSU Stanislaus Athletic Program to host the annual Family Fitness Day. According to Head Start coordinator Judy Huerta, the purpose of this event is to inform and educate parents on the importance of their children's health and to encourage the incorporation of physical activity at home.

May 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


More than just table manners

When sitting down at a formal dining event, it can be overwhelming trying to remember all of the proper etiquette-especially if the formal dining event also happens to be a job interview.

May 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


School district searches for new central kitchen location

When Turlock Unified School District officially made the decision in March to consider moving dual immersion sixth grades to Dutcher Middle School as part of Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy's expansion, it became clear that the middle school needed to make some room.

May 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Inaugural R.A.I.S.E. Festival set to coincide with Love Turlock event

Year after year, Love Turlock aims to help those in need in meaningful and practical ways throughout the community, but this year a new partnership will allow the event to take it one step further.

April 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD moves forward with immersion program expansion

Just as Turlock Unified School District was getting accustomed to fervent discussions regarding the upcoming expansion of the Dual Immersion Program at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy, an informational update encompassing the expansion's timeline was quietly met without protest during Tuesday's Board of Trustees meeting.

April 28, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Graduation rates on the rise locally, statewide

Graduation is just around the corner and if this year is anything like the past five years, more and more students will be receiving their diplomas to reflect the rise of graduation rates seen throughout California.

April 28, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman Future Business Leaders small but mighty

With other Future Business Leaders of America programs throughout the state boasting upwards of 300 members, some might be quick to dismiss Pitman High School's smaller FBLA program with just over 100 members as insignificant in comparison.

April 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Crowded bus reflects driver shortage in TUSD

Instead of glossing over miscellaneous status updates or "liking" funny videos on Facebook last week, former Keyes Parent Teacher Club President Sandy Yoppini's scrolling came to an abrupt halt in response to a picture posted by a Pitman High School student who resides in Keyes.

April 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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