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TUSD looks into allegations against elementary principal

The Turlock Unified School District is in the process of examining claims against Crowell Elementary principal Linda Alaniz made by several instructors who filed grievances against the principal after being involuntarily reassigned to teach different grade levels.

May 29, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Students get bee education

A sweet smell wafted through the air on Friday morning near the Earl Elementary cafeteria but it wasn't the residual, syrupy smell from students eating breakfast that morning: it was honey.

May 27, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


DUSD receives $1.1 million loan from county

The Stanislaus County Office of Education is stepping up to help the embattled Denair Unified School District deal with its cash flow problems by issuing a $1.1 million loan.

May 27, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Samantha Scott earns K-12 perfect attendance

Pitman High School graduating senior Samantha Scott has spent 15,210 hours in class while a student in the Turlock Unified School District over the past 13 years. Each school year consists of 180 days and Scott has been at all 2,340 days, from kindergarten to senior year of high school.

May 27, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Pitman students pilot tour guide program at Castle Air Museum

Pitman High senior Ryan Hanson's father was born on the Castle Air Force Base in Atwater so when he discovered that he could return to the site and give tours to younger students at the now Castle Air Museum through a program at his high school, he jumped at the opportunity.

May 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Wakefield club runs toward success

Those passing by Wakefield Elementary Friday afternoon probably saw students in green shirts running around the school with three words in big, yellow letters on their backs: Be the Motivation.

May 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Scholarship money awarded to Denair Charter Academy students for first time

Seven graduates preparing to leave Denair Charter Academy can start the next chapter of their academic career with a smile on their face as they are the first group of graduates from the Charter to receive scholarship money.

May 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


At age 79 Alice Walner earns her high school diploma

When Alice Ruth Walner left Turlock High School at 16-years-old without graduating, she did not imagine that she would return more than 60 years later to walk across the stage at the Turlock Adult School graduation ceremony to receive her high school diploma and give a speech to the graduating class.

May 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Pitman student’s Michael Jackson performance goes viral

Pitman High School junior Brett Nichols grew up watching Michael Jackson videos religiously, but little did he know one day he would be the center of attention with his performance of the late superstar's famed song "Billie Jean" generating over 5.5 million views one day after being uploaded to YouTube.

May 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


TUSD has good character

Turlock Unified School District Staff were recognized for their contributions, large and small, to the District through TUSD's Character Counts initiative at the board meeting Tuesday night. Each month the District recognizes students from each school who exemplify the monthly character building trait, such as respect or trustworthiness, and this month it was the staff's turn to be honored for their worthwhile efforts. Those recognized included: Jackie Bernaciak, Brown Elementary School; Becky Perdue, Crowell Elementary School; Maria Covarrubias, Cunningham Elementary School; Mary Richards, Dutcher Middle School; Natalie Hayes, Earl Elementary School; Esmirna Imperial, eCademy Charter at Crane School ...

May 20, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Lunch will cost a little more for TUSD students

Local parents paying to have their child eat a 'hot lunch' at school may consider packing a sandwich for their little one as the Turlock Unified School District will be charging $40 more a year for school lunches to account for increased food costs in upcoming years.

May 20, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Tlaloc Barajas achieves Eagle Scout

Students and staff of Crowell Elementary have probably noticed the campus looking spruced up as of late, with fresh coats of paint on parking curbs, benches, poles and more. While the project benefitted the school's appearance, it also served a dual purpose as Tlaloc Barajas' Eagle Scout project.

May 20, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Denair Unified updates logo to reflect District's new direction

After a tumultuous year and a half that left the Denair Unified School District facing a potential state takeover due to its poor fiscal condition, the District is reinventing itself with a renewed vision evident in its new District logo.

May 20, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Turlock High's cuisine reigns supreme in crosstown culinary clash

Cross town rivals Pitman and Turlock have met on the gridiron, the pitch, and the diamond, but on Friday their showdown was in the kitchen.

May 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Crowell students get early start on career planning

When April Welch moved from Turlock Junior High School to Crowell Elementary to teach sixth grade, she brought her knowledge, teaching tools and one novel idea to the elementary school level: a Career Fair.

May 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


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Denair Unified to expand tobacco-free policy

Denair Unified School District is taking steps to expand its tobacco-free policy to include the prohibition of electronic hookahs and other vapor-emitting devices, with or without nicotine content.

August 29, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Cunningham principal takes ice bucket challenge to motivate students

At Cunningham Elementary's "Friday Morning Opening" Principal Tami Truax challenged students to work hard and be respectful every day and then had a bucket of ice water dumped on her head.

August 29, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


President Sheley’s annual address highlights campus challenges, successes

The campus community gathered at California State University, Stanislaus for President Joseph Sheley's annual address, which ranged from the university's financial situation, the collaborative need for a school signature and identity, and the increased health and safety efforts of campus.

August 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Former POW Jessica Lynch coming to Turlock

Although only two weeks into the new school year, Turlock High School has already lined up high-profile motivational speaker and former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch to speak to students on Nov. 7.

August 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


MJC awards $250,000 in scholarships

Modesto Junior College awarded over $250,000 in scholarships to 246 students for the fall 2014 term at their recent annual scholarship ceremony.

August 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


UC Merced opens new 'green' building

University of California, Merced took another step toward environmental stewardship with the opening of its new Science and Engineering 2 Building set for Wednesday.

August 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus Military Academy decreases drill instruction, increases academic quality

Stanislaus Military Academy has made the administrative decision this year to shift its focus towards academic quality by decreasing class sizes, implementing class periods, and increasing educational instruction.

August 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


New TUSD policy uses positive interventions to keep students in school

At their first scheduled meeting of the school year, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees established new policies and policy changes to increase overall student success, one of which will push back exclusionary discipline practices, such as suspension, in favor of positive interventions to correct misbehaving students.

August 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock High School adds more AP courses to benefit students

In order to fully prepare students for college, Turlock High School is now offering more Advanced Placement courses than ever.

August 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSU Stanislaus back in session

Approximately 9,000 students converged at California State University, Stanislaus for the first day of classes Thursday and throughout the campus, from faculty to administration to knowledgeable seniors and excited freshmen, all had high expectations for the upcoming school year.

August 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Report reveals that California students better prepared for college

In its annual "Condition of College & Career Readiness" report released today, ACT found that California students taking the organization's college readiness test surpassed the nation's scores in English, reading, math, and science. The ACT assessment, which is administered to high school students, serves as a good indicator of how much a student is academically prepared to pursue a postsecondary education.

August 20, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Students back in school with new schedule

For approximately 14,000 students throughout the Turlock Unified School District, the start of the new school year officially kicked off on Monday. At Brown Elementary, students, parents, and guardians alike shared the same optimistic vision and hopes for the upcoming school year.

August 19, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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