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Turlock Unified takes a look at first Measure N and O projects

Since construction was completed in 2002, the Pitman High School B-Wing's heating and cooling equipment has been operated through a centralized control system, often leaving students and teachers either too hot or too cold with no possibility for room-to-room adjustment. Turlock Unified School District is hoping to correct this issue very soon as discussions began Monday on different Measure N and Measure O projects, including how to improve heating, ventilation and air conditioning at the high school site.

March 14, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


UC Merced students help refugees navigate healthcare

The healthcare system can be tricky to understand, from signing up for health insurance to booking a doctor's appointment – and that's for people who were born in this country. For refugees, healthcare is a slippery and confusing slope that they are often expected to climb alone, which is why Public Health students at the University of California, Merced, have taken it upon themselves to simplify the system for the area's newest immigrant families.

March 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Turlock Junior High places first in Regional Science Olympiad

Judging by the results of the 31st annual Stanislaus County Regional Science Olympiad, it might be hard to believe that just a few years ago Turlock Junior High School didn't even have a Science Olympiad team. Once the program was revived at the junior high by a couple of parents three years ago, however, students not only proved themselves to be worthy contenders against their more experienced opponents, but surpassed them altogether by winning first place during this year's competition.

March 10, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Four Denair Unified employees leave district

At the end of a lengthy Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting that spanned over the course of five hours Thursday evening, the district accepted the resignation of two certificated employees and informed two more who were on probation that their contracts would not be renewed for the 2017-18 school year.

March 10, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stan State prepares students for the future with annual Career Fair

Although she still has yet to graduate from Stanislaus State, junior Emily Lamas has big dreams to one day work alongside the likes of Adrian Gonzalez and the rest of the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of their media relations team.

March 09, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD moves forward with proposal to expand parking at Wakefield

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees is hoping a proposal to expand the parking lot in front of Wakefield Elementary School will help alleviate congestion around the campus, which continues to attract more students for its dual immersion program and extended-day transitional kindergarten and kindergarten class offerings.

March 09, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Fusion Charter renewed for another five years

Justin Jones attended 11 high schools before he finally found his place at Fusion Charter.

March 07, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Classroom-raised salmon find new home at Knight’s Ferry

Nearly 200 young salmon found their new home in the Stanislaus River at Knight's Ferry Friday thanks to the help of Dennis Earl Elementary School fourth graders and Turlock Irrigation District aquatic biologist Patrick Maloney.

March 03, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock students to be honored for succeeding, despite challenges

At Julien Elementary School, first grader Bella Gonsalves is not only known around campus for her infectious smile and big hugs, but her admirable determination to continue going to school even after she was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year.

March 03, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


MJC to host Hispanic Education Conference

The Modesto Junior College's upcoming Hispanic Education Conference aims to expose high school students to higher education through a variety of occupations, and to motivate the youth to aspire to a successful academic life and career preparation. MJC students are also encouraged to attend.

March 02, 2017 | | Education


Denair High tackles gopher problem on football field

There are a number of things fans can expect to see during a typical high school football game - a game-winning play, a compromising fumble, a funny touchdown dance. A gopher's head popping up during the game, however, is likely not one of those things.

March 02, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Delhi campus unites in light of recent criticism

Delhi Unified School District Superintendent Adolfo Melara held a unity rally at Delhi High School Friday in response to reports of disarray on campus after the recent torture and slaying of a FFA pig and claims made by teachers regarding disciplinary issues that they said have been on the rise since last year.

February 24, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified forms oversight committees for Measure N, Measure O

In an effort to make sure that $88.8 million in funding from Measure N and Measure O are spent as promised on school safety and modernization projects, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday appointed several members of the community to serve on two bond oversight committees that will monitor and report expenditures for the public.

February 23, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Disciplinary concerns grow at Delhi campus

An incident involving a FFA pig that was tortured and killed in cold blood at Delhi High School this weekend not only caused an immediate outcry in the community, but also shone a harsh light on greater disciplinary issues involving alcohol, drug use and violence on campus that some teachers claim have increased in frequency and severity since last year.

February 23, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified moves to even year election cycle

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees voted to transition from odd to even year elections Tuesday, effectively postponing what would have been the next Board member election in November to 2018. While a majority of the Board approved the change that aims to increase voter turnout, two trustees who voiced their intent during the Feb. 7 meeting to not seek reelection in 2017 voted against the change.

February 21, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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Denair grad honored with prestigious agricultural award

Recent Denair High School graduate Kyle Prock was born and raised in the small, rural town just east of Turlock, so he knows a thing ...

June 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Extended day kindergarten coming to Crowell School

A pilot program at Crowell Elementary School will provide additional learning time for students in the campus' transitional kindergarten and kindergarten classes during the 2017-2018 ...

June 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Turlock school board welcomes new trustee

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees embraced a new face at their meeting Tuesday night, voting to accept a provisional appointment of longtime ...

June 22, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


TUSD tech interns gain hands-on experience

Chris Gemperle was just three years old when his parents gave him his first computer, and since then, the Turlock High School senior has had ...

June 20, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


School district demolishes trees around Dennis Earl

Many Turlock residents driving around Dennis Earl Elementary School over the past week were shocked to find all of the trees lining the front grounds ...

June 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


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