Back to School Night was a trip down memory lane for many Turlock parents. They sat in child-sized chairs at child-sized desks surrounded by picture books and finger paintings. They sat quietly while teachers explained the year's curriculum, and some even had snack time.
eCademy Charter School is the newest addition to Turlock Unified School district, but it isn't your typical K-12 school. The school has a physical site at Crane - several classrooms and two mobile units under construction - but most of the high school level courses offered by the school take place online.
It may not seem like fall, with leaves still on trees and thermometers showing numbers reminiscent of video game high scores.
Turlock Unified School District seniors who completed their studies over the summer were honored at their own graduation ceremony at the Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday night. Students from Turlock High School, Pitman High School, Freedom High and Roselawn were in attendance.
The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees honored Oliver Middaugh on Tuesday for his 25 years of service to the district. Middaugh spent the last quarter of a century as a district maintenance worker.
For the second year in a row, students in the Turlock Unified School District have made strides in core academics, according to state test results released Monday.
The last New Student Orientation wrapped up at California State University, Stanislaus on Friday. Local colleges and universities across the country are preparing to welcome a new freshman class. The majority of these students will be teenagers fresh out of high school and ready to start their adult lives. The first year of college brings its own unique set of challenges for these freshmen, but campus advisors say that a little planning ahead can help ease the transition.
California State University, Stanislaus student Terrance Ellis recognizes he is blessed with the opportunity to attend college.
Ramanjot Randhawa grew up in Turlock and went to Turlock Unified School District schools. She graduated from Turlock High as a star basketball player in the early 2000s, and after a brief time at San Joaquin Delta Junior College in Stockton, she returned to her home town to attend California State University, Stanislaus and major in Liberal Studies.
"Growth." That was the one-word answer Keyes to Learning Charter School principal Lee Ann Stangl gave for why the school was seeking to move its seventh through 12th grade students to a different location.
The Turlock Unified School District has reported that the deadline for seventh to 12 graders to obtain their Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis – whooping cough) combination vaccine has been extended from Aug. 15 to Sept. 15.
The Turlock Unified School District has reached a significant turning point as the latest rounds of California High School Exit Exam results were released.
For many freshmen the first day of high school can be a scary, intimidating experience. A new school, a bigger campus and hundreds of news kids and teachers can make even the most confident teen have an anxiety attack. The same can also be said for many junior high students.
For the sixth consecutive year, California State University, Stanislaus has been named among the best undergraduate colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review.
The University of California, Merced, in partnership with the UC Davis School of Medicine, announced this week the first cohort of students for the UC Merced Valley Program in Medical Education.
In the current days of technology where students are more likely to be sitting on a couch than playing kick-the-can in the street, Dustin Grein is an exception.
The third annual Festival on the Green is more than an opportunity to hear the student bands, orchestras and choirs of the Turlock Unified School District, it's an opportunity to make musical learning a reality for future students of the District.
In California alone there are over 70,000 student members in over 300 Future Farmers of America chapters, or FFA. On Monday 18 of those local graduating high school seniors were recognized for their contributions and potential in the agriculture industry by the Turlock Chamber of Commerce.
On a cool Friday morning, over 20 Dennis Earl Elementary students could be found winding their way down a foot trail near the edge of the Tuolumne River at Fox Grove Park. With their teacher and a local Turlock Irrigation District Fish and Wildlife representative hoisting an ice chest full of salmon, the students completed their good deed for the day by releasing the salmon they had raised into the river.
Sixth grade teacher Jamie Garner of Walnut Elementary missed school this week because she was busy shaking President Barack Obama's hand in Washington, D.C.
Too much of a good thing can exist, such as when classes at schools are overfilled with students which can impact the academic environment and the quality of learning. Fortunately, the Turlock Unified School District keeps track of trends and is planning for an increase in student enrollment in upcoming years.
Gov. Jerry Brown took a more literal approach to his latest state funding initiative, the Local Control Funding Formula which places more spending authority in the hands of local districts, by paying local public education officials a visit last week.
As Turlock Unified School District prepares for its first year under the new Local Control Funding Formula, 17 temporarily contracted teachers will be released from their positions at schools across the District.
The central quad of Turlock Junior High School was crowded with the school's student body of over 1,300 on Monday, who were joined by local and state dignitaries during a morning ceremony celebrating the selection of the local junior high school as a California 2014 School to Watch.
The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So they sat in the classroom all that cold, cold, wet day.
The past year has been a tumultuous one for the Denair Unified School District, and although it has narrowly avoided a state takeover, the difficult decisions are not over as the District has officially voted to cut several positions.
It's time to "go green" but not because Saint Patrick's Day is fast approaching. Rather, it is the City of Turlock's annual Go Green Week, the City's primary environmental educational campaign.
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