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Turlock teen named Boy Scout of the Year

Despite the fact that Turlock High School senior Tlaloc Barajas has already achieved the highest advancement possible as Eagle Scout through the Boy Scouts of America last year, he has managed to secure one last recognition before aging out of the organization: Greater Yosemite Council's Boy Scout of the Year.

April 14, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Anticipation stewing for Iron Chef Competition

The heat emanating from the kitchen will intermingle with the heat of competition on Friday as students from Turlock High School and Pitman High School culinary art programs warm up for the Turlock Education Foundation's second annual Iron Chef Competition.

April 14, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Nicolas McKeon aims for success

While other students are spending their spring break traveling to exciting destinations - or sleeping in - Turlock High School sophomore Nicolas McKeon is at the school's shooting range honing his skills for an upcoming competition.

April 07, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD Medi-Cal outreach claims merit investigation

"Unreasonable" and "unallowable" were just two words used to characterize claims made by Turlock Unified School District in its endeavor to collect reimbursement for referring low-income students to Medi-Cal through the Medi-Cal Administrative Activities program.

April 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


New multi-purpose room boosts pride for District

By definition, a multi-purpose room serves many functions-a lunchroom, an open space to host dances, and a meeting place for assemblies.

April 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


City, University score with new partnership

Nearly 200 fourth through sixth graders from five elementary schools converged at California State University, Stanislaus on Wednesday for a "College Awareness Field Trip" to officially kick off a partnership between the

April 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Ready for the Easter parade

Pitman High student Jazmyn Monares presented Salvation Army Major Debi Shrum with one of the 24 spring dresses that were handmade by Anne Cornell's Fashion Class. The Kiwanis Club of Turlock has been donating fabric to the Fashion Class to make dresses for the Salvation Army twice a year - just before Christmas and Easter - since 2002. The dresses will be given to kids in the Army's after-school program or to parents who have children that are receiving social services from the Salvation Army.

March 31, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock student Kate Ogden explores new depths

To become a certified scuba diver, one must have both the knowledge of the fundamental principles of scuba diving and the expertise to master basic scuba skills through confined water dives and open water dives.

March 31, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


A Renaissance education

Dutcher Middle School expanded its interactive history endeavors on Tuesday with its first ever Renaissance Day for seventh grade students. During the event, students expanded their knowledge on a variety of Renaissance-related activities including wheat weaving, poppet making, medicine and falconry-all of which tied into the students' World History curriculum. The school's history activities will carry on today with interactive lessons on United States History curriculum during Dutcher's traditional Civil War Day for eighth graders, where students will learn more about Civil War weaponry, marching drills and games.

March 31, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Young authors receive motivation for literary futures

"When you hear the word 'author' you may only associate it with adults, but what many people don't realize is that anyone with a love of writing and a lot of perseverance can become an author if they set their mind to it-no matter what age they are."

March 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


University hosts 20th annual Cesar Chavez Celebration

The gratitude felt towards activist Cesar Chavez, who dedicated his life to improve the treatment, pay and working conditions of farm workers, was clearly demonstrated by California State University, Stanislaus when just one year after his death in 1993, the university organized what would be its first annual Cesar Chavez Celebration.

March 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Educating the next generation of nurses

California State University, Stanislaus student Erick Padilla had no idea that all the afternoons he spent after school waiting for his dad to pick him up from Oak Valley Hospital would ultimately inspire him to become a nurse.

March 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Students hone their career path at Occupational Olympics

What do robots, fashionable clothing, and flowers all have in common?

March 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Young filmmaker attends White House screening

If asked one year ago whether or not she could imagine herself at the White House with President Barack Obama watching a short film she had made, Erin Benning would have most likely laughed.

March 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Panel addresses culture of violence in schools

Audience members waited with bated breath as Oakdale Police Chief Lester Jenkins carefully formulated his answer on whether or not he personally believed that security personnel should be authorized to carry concealed weapons on school campuses.

March 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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Summer courses teach meaning of hard work

While a majority of students are busy spending their summer vacation sleeping in or venturing out of town, ten students can be found working at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds.

June 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


NASA awards $5 million grant to UC Merced

Although the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is widely known for its missions in space, its next mission has touched down at University of California, Merced, where it recently awarded a group of researchers with a $5 million grant to establish a NASA-Affiliated Center.

June 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD revises salary schedules to reflect new positions

The approval of three new positions within Turlock Unified School District has prompted the Board of Trustees to update the salary schedules of certificated district and site administration and classified management positions.

June 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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