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Russell Olvera: From sports to board games, an active achiever

High school is often the time in a student's academic career when he or she explores extracurricular activities, usually in hopes of enhancing their transcripts for college. Russell Olvera is far ahead of the trend with a long resume of activities that most teenagers aspire to - and he is only in the third grade at Walnut Elementary.

January 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


MEDICAREERS CLUB: SAVING LIVES

Each year the Turlock High School MediCareers Club partners with Delta Blood Bank to sponsor a blood drive in an effort to save lives. This year over 100 students signed up to donate, including Tanner Clark and Spencer Boyd, and Nicholas Chartrand.

January 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Walnut students' video in top 12 for national contest

Third graders at Walnut Elementary School put their arbor knowledge to the test by creating a video essay on the importance of trees - and then entering it into a national contest with $10,000 on the line.

January 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


TUSD offers speech workshop for parents

Understanding and meeting the communication needs of children is paramount to their development. While in school, most children receive support they need by teachers, but parents often also need guidance to make sure that their child is thriving at home.

January 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


DUSD chooses new superintendent; negotiations continue

The Denair Unified School District has had its fair share of turbulence in the past year, but as the District turns the corner into a new year they are also turning over a new leaf to welcome a superintendent and a fact finding report.

January 09, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Open heart, open mind

Ethan Millerick is a student at Turlock Junior High School who has undergone five open heart surgeries in his 12 short years. It's for students like Ethan that the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees unanimously voted to make Feb. 12 TUSD Heart Day.

January 09, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Turlock student makes Yosemite an experience for the books

Not every student can claim to be a published writer at 11 years old, but Carolyn Boster is an exception.

January 07, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Denair Unified remains divided; January report may induce change

As the contentious Denair Unified School District turns the corner into a new year, one thing remains the same: The Denair Unified Teachers Union and the District do not agree on the fundamental facts of the District's fiscal crisis.

January 02, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Turlock native making waves

Turlock High School graduate Garrett Weston has gone bicoastal. As one of two students selected at California Maritime Academy for the prestigious Admiral Douglas H. Teeson scholarship, Weston spent the past semester taking part in the Williams-Mystic Program where learning spanned far beyond the textbook.

December 30, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


TUSD, CSUS enhance education through Practicum program

A school is just a block of buildings and a classroom is just a room, but what makes these places learning environments is the collaboration between students and teachers that breeds academic and personal growth.

December 27, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


School district offers more mental health services

Matthew Devins, a program specialist at Turlock Unified School District's Special Education Office for the past nine years, works on a daily basis to bring support and services to mentally ill students in the District. Having suffered first hand from anxiety and depression, Devins knows the importance of addressing students' needs at an early age.

December 27, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Walnut teacher earns Presidential award

Whether it's a Little League trophy or a pat on the back from your boss at work, being recognized for hard work feels good; when it is the President of the Unites States congratulating you, it feels great.

December 23, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Principals ham-dog it up

Earl Elementary students met their goal of filling 10 Turlock Together Barrels with food and toy donations meaning Principal Tami Truax and Assistant Principal Margaret Osmer had to live up to their promise to dress up like a hot dog and hamburger as a reward on Wednesday. The foodie administrators congratulated the students in a morning assembly for their hard work and contribution to the less fortunate in town.

December 19, 2013 | | Education


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


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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


Turlock Unified approves salary increase, greater benefits cap for teachers

After months of negotiations that at one time ended in an impasse, Turlock Unified School District has officially reached an agreement with the over 700 ...

February 02, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Senator Bill Bradley to speak at Stanislaus State

A United States Senator, Olympic gold medalist, Rhodes Scholar, two-time NBA champion and former presidential candidate will speak at Stanislaus State this month as part ...

February 02, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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