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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 school year, due in part to both a desire from the community as well as willing administration and staff looking to create more opportunities for students.

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 educator and Turlock resident Mark Walker as the Board's Area 6 Trustee.

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 a passion for technology. So, when the Turlock Unified School District announced a search for two summer interns who would work with the Technology Services Department, he jumped at the chance. Now, along with fellow THS senior Harbeer Panesar, Gemperle is spending the triple-digit weather supporting the department while gaining valuable, hands-on experience.

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 of the school cut down.

June 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Proposed budget for Denair Unified focuses on DECA expansion, new textbooks

The rapidly-expanding Denair Elementary Charter Academy will add classrooms for its growing dual-immersion program, and students throughout the Denair Unified School District will be able to take advantage of new textbooks under a proposed 2017-2018 budget considered by school officials.

June 16, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


TUSD considering budget with $2.8 million boost in funding

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees received a tentative budget for the 2017-2018 school year at their June 6 meeting, which detailed a spending plan of just over $152 million and an increase of $2.8 million in base grant funding through the Local Control Funding Formula.

June 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Pitman High FFA students seek regrowth

While the school year may have ended two weeks ago, for 15 Pitman High School FFA students the time to fight for a better agriculture program at their school wasn't over. The group, clad in their signature blue and gold FFA jackets, addressed the Turlock Unified School Board of Trustees Tuesday night, asking for more support for the fledgling Pitman ag program.

June 06, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Design work begins for school bond projects

When Turlock voters passed Bond Measures N and O last November, they knew the funding would be used within the Turlock Unified School District to address critical educational and facility needs, including safety improvements, upgrades and modernizations. Nearly seven months later, the District has now set into motion a plan to put those funds to use, using a combination of professional and local experience at each school site to design projects that will best benefit each campus.

May 26, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


GRADUATION SEASON

Graduations and commencement ceremonies began this week, and Stanislaus State President Ellen Junn commemorated her first time handing out degrees for the university by taking a selfie with graduates from the colleges of Business Administration and Science. At Pitman High School, Jose Abundiz was ecstatic to receive his diploma, as was Roselawn High School graduate Ricardo Salas at his school's ceremony. At eCademy's high school graduation, Alisa Caldwell sang a song she wrote in honor of the Class of 2017.

May 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


School district able to go green thanks to state funding

The Turlock Unified School District is well on its way to becoming more energy efficient thanks in part to funding from Proposition 39.

May 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Pride trio make history with three-way valedictorian tie

Around this time each year, hundreds of seniors from multiple high schools in the area prepare for graduation: the culmination of years of studying and testing. From these groups of seniors, an even smaller number are given the prestigious title of valedictorian as recognition for being the very best academically among their classmates.

May 23, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Education


Pitman to offer Sports Medicine course

The Turlock Unified School District has always emphasized its Career Technical Education programs by providing high school courses related to professions students may take an interest in, from agriculture to industrial technology. Now, Pitman High School students will have one more option to choose from next year when the school provides its first Sports Medicine course, giving pupils additional opportunities in the health science and medical technology pathway.

May 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


School district plans for track renovations at Turlock, Pitman high schools

Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees committed $1 million during their last meeting for anticipated improvements to both the Pitman High School track and the district's Joe Debely Stadium, located at Turlock High School, which will include replacing the stadium's turf as well as possibly repositioning Pitman's track.

May 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Turlock student places in top five at state spelling bee

Alisha Chakravarty isn't your average sixth grader. When the rest of her family is watching movies, she would rather write an essay, and even when she doesn't have a test, she's studying anyway. This work ethic recently paid off for the Julien Elementary School student when she finished as a Top 5 Finalist at the California State Elementary Spelling Bee last Saturday, lasting 11 rounds and showing off a vocabulary that even the most talented writers would envy.

May 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


On Track program prepares graduates for bright futures

Four special education students in the Turlock Unified School District's On Track Transitions Program walked the stage at Wednesday morning's graduation ceremony, concluding a journey that taught them valuable lessons they will use not only in their everyday lives, but as they enter the workforce as well.

May 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


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Merced College ready to unveil Veterans’ Center

Merced College is preparing for a ribbon cutting on their newly remodeled Veterans Resource Center, which was designed with the mission of giving veterans their ...

September 22, 2017 | | Education


Pitman High FFA sees growth

At the end of the last school year Pitman High School FFA students made their voices heard during a Turlock Unified School District Board of ...

September 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


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