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Samantha Scott earns K-12 perfect attendance

Pitman High School graduating senior Samantha Scott has spent 15,210 hours in class while a student in the Turlock Unified School District over the past 13 years. Each school year consists of 180 days and Scott has been at all 2,340 days, from kindergarten to senior year of high school.

May 27, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Pitman students pilot tour guide program at Castle Air Museum

Pitman High senior Ryan Hanson's father was born on the Castle Air Force Base in Atwater so when he discovered that he could return to the site and give tours to younger students at the now Castle Air Museum through a program at his high school, he jumped at the opportunity.

May 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Wakefield club runs toward success

Those passing by Wakefield Elementary Friday afternoon probably saw students in green shirts running around the school with three words in big, yellow letters on their backs: Be the Motivation.

May 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Scholarship money awarded to Denair Charter Academy students for first time

Seven graduates preparing to leave Denair Charter Academy can start the next chapter of their academic career with a smile on their face as they are the first group of graduates from the Charter to receive scholarship money.

May 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


At age 79 Alice Walner earns her high school diploma

When Alice Ruth Walner left Turlock High School at 16-years-old without graduating, she did not imagine that she would return more than 60 years later to walk across the stage at the Turlock Adult School graduation ceremony to receive her high school diploma and give a speech to the graduating class.

May 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Pitman student’s Michael Jackson performance goes viral

Pitman High School junior Brett Nichols grew up watching Michael Jackson videos religiously, but little did he know one day he would be the center of attention with his performance of the late superstar's famed song "Billie Jean" generating over 5.5 million views one day after being uploaded to YouTube.

May 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


TUSD has good character

Turlock Unified School District Staff were recognized for their contributions, large and small, to the District through TUSD's Character Counts initiative at the board meeting Tuesday night. Each month the District recognizes students from each school who exemplify the monthly character building trait, such as respect or trustworthiness, and this month it was the staff's turn to be honored for their worthwhile efforts. Those recognized included: Jackie Bernaciak, Brown Elementary School; Becky Perdue, Crowell Elementary School; Maria Covarrubias, Cunningham Elementary School; Mary Richards, Dutcher Middle School; Natalie Hayes, Earl Elementary School; Esmirna Imperial, eCademy Charter at Crane School ...

May 20, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Lunch will cost a little more for TUSD students

Local parents paying to have their child eat a 'hot lunch' at school may consider packing a sandwich for their little one as the Turlock Unified School District will be charging $40 more a year for school lunches to account for increased food costs in upcoming years.

May 20, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Tlaloc Barajas achieves Eagle Scout

Students and staff of Crowell Elementary have probably noticed the campus looking spruced up as of late, with fresh coats of paint on parking curbs, benches, poles and more. While the project benefitted the school's appearance, it also served a dual purpose as Tlaloc Barajas' Eagle Scout project.

May 20, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Denair Unified updates logo to reflect District's new direction

After a tumultuous year and a half that left the Denair Unified School District facing a potential state takeover due to its poor fiscal condition, the District is reinventing itself with a renewed vision evident in its new District logo.

May 20, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Turlock High's cuisine reigns supreme in crosstown culinary clash

Cross town rivals Pitman and Turlock have met on the gridiron, the pitch, and the diamond, but on Friday their showdown was in the kitchen.

May 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Crowell students get early start on career planning

When April Welch moved from Turlock Junior High School to Crowell Elementary to teach sixth grade, she brought her knowledge, teaching tools and one novel idea to the elementary school level: a Career Fair.

May 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Grand reopening of CSU Stanislaus' Science 1 Building encourages student success

University campuses are places of intellectual pursuit, and now a more cross-educational conversation will be taking place at the California State University, Stanislaus campus as the newly renovated Science 1 Building is playing host to a unique assortment of areas of study including mathematics, philosophy, modern languages and the School of Nursing.

May 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


20 years of bi-lingual education

Twenty years ago Ed Ewing was flipping through the Turlock Journal when he came across an article about the new bilingual and biliterate educational opportunities through an immersion program at Osborn School. After showing his wife the article, the couple decided that once their 1-year-old son was ready, they would place him into the program not knowing that one day Ed Ewing would preside over the school as principal.

May 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Pitman student prepares for his future through Leadership Academy

Stanislaus County has many career opportunities, but sometimes it requires knowing where to look to locate the best job. The Stanislaus County Office of Education aims to enrich the region and the lives of local students by uniting them with career opportunities through the Stanislaus Leadership Academy.

May 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


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Turlocker celebrates international education in China

Turlocker Matthew Jacob recently traveled far beyond city limits to the Great Hall of the People in China to talk international education at the Commemoration of the 35th anniversary of the re-establishment of educational exchanges between the U.S. and China.

July 25, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Increase funding to benefit student enrollment at CSUS

Universities across the state are receiving funds due to an additional $142.2 million that was allotted to the California State University System as part of the 2014-15 budget expenditure plan, $2 million of which will be directed to California State University, Stanislaus.

July 24, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock ag students bid fond farewell to award-winning FFA advisor, ag teacher

Turlock High's FFA program has been a California powerhouse for the better part of the last decade, having earned eight consecutive Chapter Group titles at both the State and Stanislaus County Fairs in addition to laying claim to Most Outstanding Project awards during seven of those years.

July 18, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Education


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