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Pitman band urges district to allow use of charter buses

The feeling of frustration was palpable at Turlock Unified School District's meeting on Tuesday as the Pitman High School Band and the Board of Trustees attempted to meet each other halfway regarding transportation usage within the district.

October 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman hosts squealing event for breast cancer awareness

Pitman High School English teacher Joni Busby can personally testify that kissing a pig is not as bad as it might seem. However according to Busby, it did not hurt that she did the oink-worthy task all for the school's Kiss the Pig Contest, which benefitted the American Cancer Society of Modesto.

October 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Delhi Board member facing retaliation from community members

With elections just around the corner, tension is building between community members and Delhi Unified School District Board member Jesus Rodriguez.

October 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman students offer local Halloween fun

Those looking for a scary good time before Halloween need not look further than Turlock, thanks to Pitman High School's Athletic Booster Club, Drama Club, and collaborating art students.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Contests, raffles pump up community for Harvest Bowl

As the highly anticipated Turlock Lions Club Harvest Bowl between Turlock and Pitman high football teams draws closer, local organizations are doing their part to get the community game-day ready with competitions and raffles.

October 17, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Delhi school trustees dodge censure, prepare for election

Despite an effort to censure Delhi Unified School District Board of Trustee member Jesus Rodriguez for misconduct approximately three weeks ago, Rodriguez made an effort to put the issue behind him at his campaign for reelection meet-and-greet that hosted over 40 supporters on Friday.

October 17, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Firefighters prove to students that real men wear pink

Last week, Dennis Earl Elementary school was surprised to receive a visit from Turlock Firefighters. Although there was no fire or immediate threat to students, there was an equally important underlying mission tethered to their visit-defending a student who had been teased for wearing pink.

October 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Rim Fire recovery efforts focus of public event

Although it has been over a year since the Rim Fire devastated the Tuolumne River Basin, surrounding areas are still recovering from damage dealt to the over 400 square feet of land that was charred in the blaze.

October 14, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Event will address common core concerns plaguing district

The state's recent implementation of Common Core State Standards has left many stakeholders within Turlock Unified School District with a number of unanswered questions and reasonable distress.

October 09, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock parents urge district to implement accelerated math course

Turlock Junior High School and Dutcher Middle School parents are voicing their concern about the varietal lack of mathematical courses for 7th and 8th graders with Turlock Unified School District's recent implementation of Common Core.

October 08, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


California Thursdays makes it on the menu for TUSD schools

Turlock Unified School District is set to join 15 other school districts throughout the state with the implementation of California Thursdays, a program that encourages school districts and allied organizations to serve healthy school meals made with fresh California products.

October 07, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman students stomp out bullying

John H. Pitman High students took a stand against bullying by literally stomping out the issue at their "Take a Stand and Lend a Hand to Stomp Out Bullying" event on Monday. The Pitman Art Club, in partnership with a number of other clubs on campus, invited their fellow peers to stomp and pop balloons with negative words on the outside to reveal a positive message on the inside.

October 07, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Lady Bulldogs meet on gridiron in annual Powder Puff game

The Turlock High senior girls shutout their gridiron opponents, the junior girls, 13-0, during an intraschool matchup Thursday at Joe Debely Stadium. The Powder Puff game was officiated by coaches James Peterson and Sean Gilbert. Social studies teacher Rick Fetter coached the senior girls while special ed teacher Blake Amador coached the juniors.

October 03, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Education


eCademy Charter: Fostering 21st century learners

eCademy Charter Principal Robin Swartz regards her campus as a hidden gem, and for a fitting reason. Although the campus' flexibility has something to offer virtually every student, a good portion of the community is unaware of the benefits that it provides academically and socially.

October 03, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Parents, District hoping to get on same page for Common Core

Although the implementation of Common Core Standards is already underway in Turlock Unified School District, students may still be struggling to adjust to a new style of learning, including the lack of Common Core aligned textbooks.

October 02, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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Criminal justice students seek community's help in getting to national conference

Amidst the media frenzy surrounding actions of law enforcement throughout the country, California State University, Stanislaus' Criminal Justice Club, Sigma Chi Upsilon, wants the community to know that they are striving to earn both the knowledge and experience needed to protect and serve.

December 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Elimination of final exam schedule leaves students, teachers reeling

Winter break cannot come soon enough for students and teachers at Pitman and Turlock high schools who are undergoing the aftermath of a district decision that saw the elimination of a final exam schedule, resulting in multiple final tests in one day.

December 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stitching together for those in need

For many girls, a new dress is all it takes to get into the holiday spirit.

December 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denham nominates local students for military academies

Maria Martinez admits that when her dad first introduced her to the United States Air Force Academy she was not interested.

December 12, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair Unified on its way to fiscal recovery

For the first time in over two years, Denair Unified School District received news that merited applause during a Board of Trustees meeting.

December 12, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSU Stanislaus recognized for volunteer efforts

California State University, Stanislaus is wrapping up the semester, but not before earning yet another prestigious achievement.

December 12, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock High School cadets take aim

There is no questioning that Turlock High School junior Larry Maloney is one sharp shooter. Just last month, Maloney garnered the highest score nationwide during his participation in the Navy Junior Reserves Officers Training Corps marksmanship program.

December 11, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair teacher uses past experiences — and a giant snake — to connect with students

Denair Middle School educator David Rodriguez attributes a number of experiences to his mindset as a teacher today.

December 09, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Crowell principal accepts new position at Turlock Adult School

Crowell Elementary School is set to welcome a new principal halfway through the academic year, as Linda Alaniz moves to Turlock Adult School and Dennis Earl Assistant Principal Margaret Osmer takes her place at Crowell.

December 09, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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