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Onward and upward: Alice Pollard tackles county education

Thousands of students have attended school in the Turlock Unified School District, many of whom have interacted with Alice Pollard in one way or another. As a teacher, advisor, dean, assistant principal and principal, Pollard has left her mark on TUSD at all levels and will continue to influence education at the county level in her newly elected position on the Stanislaus County Board of Education.

December 19, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Denair Unified restructures charter schools

Change is not unfamiliar in the Denair Unified School District, where currently the district's charter schools, Denair Academic Avenues Elementary School and Denair Charter Academy, are undergoing structural changes amidst the district's fiscal crisis.

December 17, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Cut from the same cloth

Whether it's a ballerina tutu or a costume, receiving a dress is a special moment for a little girl. Pitman High School students are helping to make the Christmas time even more special by providing local, underprivileged girls with handmade dresses.

December 17, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Cheyenne Musgraves: Contemporary, but classic girl

Cheyenne Musgraves' interests are somewhat paradoxical: she is a self-proclaimed old soul with an interest in digital design. It is these unique interests that make her a school leader.

December 17, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Denair Unified on board for another year, Hanline included

Denair Unified School District's Interim Superintendent Walt Hanline tendered his resignation on Wednesday evening, the day before the swearing in of newly elected board members – but the board voted 4-1 to keep him.

December 12, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


TUSD plans for funding changes

The Turlock Unified School District is learning to navigate uncharted funding waters precipitated by Governor Jerry Brown's initiative to allocate more money and executive decision to local school districts.

December 10, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Responsibility an every-day trait for sixth grader Gavin Dias

Gavin Dias is a sixth grader with a mature pallet, citing his favorite food as sushi. But his maturity extends beyond his gastronomic appetite as he brings a responsible and accountable influence into his sixth grade classroom at Julien Elementary.

December 10, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Students serving students: Delhi High bridges educational gaps

Lunchtime on Fridays at Dehi High isn't just for eating. The break in between classes has become a time for different student groups to mix and mingle, especially with the special education students.

December 06, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Turlock Education Foundation distributes funds to local teachers

Across the country teachers have felt the pinch of a tight economy as they aim to provide a quality education for their students but often lack the necessary fiscal support. The Turlock Education Foundation is aiming to alleviate this stress by endowing 12 local teachers with a total of over $10,000 this school year.

December 05, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Local military schools hosts major league success

How similar are major league baseball and the military? While the stakes may be different, both require one thing: discipline.

December 03, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Local students gear up for the Central Valley VEX Robotics Tournament

Middle and high school students from Northern and Central California will descend upon Modesto Junior College (Mary Stuart Hall, 2200 Blue Gum, Modesto) on Saturday for the 3rd Annual VEX Toss Up Robotics Competition. Seventy teams will come together for a non-stop, action packed day of competition where they will battle against each other with robots created from the VEX Robotics Design System. Co-sponsored by the Stanislaus County Office of Education and Modesto Junior College, the tournament will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

December 03, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Renee O’Connor can’t be stopped

Junior high is often a transitional time for students as they become acclimated to heavier workloads and face new challenges, but Renee O'Connor of Dutcher Middle School has been well versed in balancing activities for years.

December 03, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Workshops to help parents with special needs children

While the holiday season is typically a time of joy it can also present its own set of stresses, especially for parents and caretakers who have children with special needs returning home for holiday breaks.

November 27, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


TJHS P.E. teacher named region’s best

Every teacher and coach at each school site in the Turlock Unified School District will often impact thousands of students in their individual careers. It's hard to say exactly how many students were positively impacted in the 37 year-career of Turlock Junior High School's Ardie Feucht, who was recently named Educator of the Year by the California League of Middle Schools.

November 27, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Geography awareness: Out of the classroom, into real-world applications

Geography often brings to mind school lessons on different countries and their locations, but the field also has multiple real-world applications. In order to educate individuals about the benefits of geographic technology the CSU Stanislaus Geography Department and Office of Service Learning organized an event last week to celebrate international GSI, or geographic information systems, Day.

November 26, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


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Stan State hosts Science Day

Stanislaus State will present its Fifth Annual Science Day free to the public today. The open-house environment will feature activities from 10 a.m. to ...

February 12, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Dennis Earl pilots ‘Comfort Corners’ for troubled students

While the words "go to the corner" are oftentimes the precursor to a form of punishment for rebellious students acting up in the classroom, going ...

February 12, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus State engages in month-long dialogue on equity, diversity

Key leaders from Stanislaus State and the City of Turlock gathered for a roundtable discussion on Friday that celebrated diversity and encouraged inclusivity both on ...

February 12, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Committee to make decision on school district boundary line

The verdict whether or not to redraw the boundary line between Denair Unified School District and Turlock Unified School District, which would send potential Denair ...

February 12, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Congressional competition gives students chance to display art at U.S. Capitol

Local students with an artistic ability fit for the United States Capitol will have the opportunity to showcase their talent during the 2016 Congressional Art ...

February 11, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified appoints Trevethan as Superintendent

Turlock Unified School District is positioned to continue the success seen in a new era of leadership following the Board of Trustees' decision to remove ...

February 11, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock High NJROTC cadet receives $180,000 scholarship

Within months of graduating Turlock High School, senior Colby McCann has two dreams he aims to pursue, and thanks to a four-year $180,000 Navy ...

February 09, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman business leaders advance to state competition

Nearly 500 students from the Future Business Leaders of America met at Pitman High School on Saturday for the Central Section FBLA Leadership Conference, an ...

February 09, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


The Pride Awakens

Pitman High School students celebrated not just winter sports, but all extracurricular clubs on campus this week during the fifth annual Hoopscoming that culminated on ...

February 06, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock coaches voice concerns over proposed Facility Use Fee

Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees President Frank Lima described the annual review of the District's Facility Use Fees perfectly when he called ...

February 06, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Academic decathlon to put local students to the test

Known as the "biggest academic event for local schools," the 36th annual Stanislaus County Academic Decathlon will kick off this weekend with a two-day series ...

February 04, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus State begins search for new president

Following current Stanislaus State President Joseph F. Sheley's retirement announcement in November, the California State University Board of Trustees will hold an open forum ...

February 04, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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