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Spelling aficionados seek state titles

Julien Elementary School sixth grader Gloria Park has successfully spelled her way to represent Stanislaus County at the California State Elementary Spelling Bee.

November 11, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair students honor local veterans

Albeit a day early, Denair Middle School students invited United States military veterans to their campus to honor them for Veterans Day. With poetry and official recognition, students carried out the primary purpose of the special day by highlighting the importance of America's veterans and their willingness to sacrifice for the greater good.

November 11, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Former POW relays a message of perseverance to city

Despite her time spent as a prisoner of war, the last thing Army veteran Jessica Lynch wants to do is deter future generations from pursuing a military career like she did.

November 07, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


New scholarship ensures that all students are supported

A total of 1,032 middle class students at California State University, Stanislaus were able to receive funding with the fittingly named Middle Class Scholarship, a program currently in its first year of implementation to all students in the state.

November 07, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Voters reject re-election bids of Delhi school board members who were subject of investigation

Delhi residents made it clear that they will not tolerate the actions of former Delhi Unified School District Board members Eric Castillo and Jesus Rodriguez by denying them both bids for re-election on Tuesday.

November 06, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


New assistant principal approved for Brown Elementary

Brown Elementary School is set to welcome a new assistant principal to its site. Nicole Aviles, who was officially approved for the position by the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees at their meeting on Tuesday, will work towards fulfilling the school's mission of ensuring the academic success of each student.

November 06, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Students prove that more languages are better than one

The Turlock Unified School District Professional Development Center was teeming on Tuesday with families and friends of students from TUSD high schools who lined up to receive their Stanislaus County Office of Education's Seal of Multilingual Proficiency.

November 06, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Breakfast will bring different flavor to Harvest Bowl

At the 2nd annual Harvest Bowl Breakfast, set for Thursday, the rivalry between Pitman High School and Turlock High School will be forgotten as the community comes together to chow down on pancakes, eggs, sausage, and a variety of other mouthwatering breakfast foods.

November 04, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Temporarily homeless

Although many Turlock community members are welcoming the recent drop in temperature, those who are without a home view it as the beginning of another challenging winter.

November 04, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock schools go red

Schools throughout Turlock Unified School District have been looking significantly redder this week and it's not due to early Christmas decorations. In fact, the extra hues of red throughout the district can be attributed to Red Ribbon Week, a week-long event that encourages students to be drug free.

October 30, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


School district responds to concerns regarding Common Core math

Two weeks after parents and community members voiced their concerns about the Turlock Unified School District's lack of an accelerated math course at the junior high level, TUSD has Common Core Math 7 Honors and Common Core Math 8 Honors courses in the works.

October 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Head Start celebrates half a century of academic success

Crowell Elementary School's Head Start Program has not only prevailed through recent budget cuts, it has thrived. According to coordinator of Turlock Unified School District Early Education Programs Judy Huerta, whatever funding they lost due to budget cuts, they have gotten back in recent years.

October 24, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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


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Parent steps up as unofficial crossing guard

Although Dutcher Middle School cannot currently assume liability for placing a crossing guard at the "T" intersection where Colorado Avenue meets Escondido Avenue, this has not stopped parent Marlee Caulkins from volunteering to assist students cross the road nearly every day after school.

November 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Feast sheds light on world hunger

Members from Turlock High School's Future Farmers of America club were in for a surprise when their Fall Feast turned into a realistic lesson on world hunger by mayor-elect Gary Soiseth.

November 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Fusion joins ranks of Turlock charter schools

For Turlock Unified School District director of student services Gil Ogden, Fusion Charter is a dream come true. For the district administrator and others that attended the school's open house on Thursday, the newly developed independent charter school is not only an opportunity to educate students, but to rebuild the Westside of Turlock.

November 20, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


College courses to be offered at high schools

High school students looking to get ahead before they embark on their college careers can begin as early as Spring 2015 to earn college credit with Pitman High School and Turlock High School's soon-to-be implemented college course offerings.

November 20, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Jumping for a good cause

A fraternity at California State University, Stanislaus has found the perfect reason to jump for joy with its 3rd annual Jump for Jude fundraising event. For 30 hours, members from Tau Kappa Epsilon will be jumping on a trampoline to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock teachers demand respect

An estimated 250 teachers gathered to the tune of Aretha Franklin's "Respect" before Tuesday's Turlock Unified District Board of Trustees meeting in an effort to demand just that from the district.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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