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Turlock Christian senior draws out her future

Last summer wasn't filled with memories of swimming and pool parties for Turlock Christian senior Morgan Andre. Instead the Turlock teen has memories of painting murals for those in the Dominican Republic.

May 25, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


School district employee negotiations stalled

Tough times call for tough cuts and these cuts are what most can't agree upon. Because the Turlock Unified School District, the Turlock Teachers Association and the California School Employees Association can't find a solution in their employee contract negotiations that will leave all parties satisfied, the district declared impasse on May 4.

May 25, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


No more cuts!

Over 100 Turlock classified employees held their heads and signs high in the air on Wednesday at Pitman High School to rally for the fight against more state education cuts. The Turlock employees were just one out of 34 groups that rallied state-wide to hold the California Legislator accountable for no more cuts to education. All groups took part in the California Advocates United to Save Education campaign making government officials sign a "Promise to Our Students" card to protect education funding from further cuts. State Assemblyman Bill Berryhill, State Senator Dave Cogdill and Jeff Denham have not signed the ...

May 21, 2010 | | Education


TUSD rescinds pink slips

For once there is some good news for school district employees in this down economy. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger proposed his state budget revise on May 14 with additional cuts to education, specifically for child care, but those cuts will not affect the Turlock Unified School District's budget.

May 21, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


TUSD administrators, trustees take heat for Cunningham changes

A standing room only crowd kicked off Tuesday's Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting, including over 125 Cunningham Elementary School teachers, parents and staff fighting for what they feel is right.

May 18, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Fatherly figures guide senior to future endeavors

Roselawn High senior Jonathan Lopez isn't just following in the footsteps of one of his family members, he is combining career paths from both his father and uncle to create his own path for the future.

May 18, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Music defines Roselawn senior

Hitting the high notes - as well as the low ones - has been a part of senior Brittany Weed's life since she was three years old; and she isn't giving that up anytime soon.

May 18, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


A dairy day

Students at Ballico Elementary School learned all about local agriculture last week during their annual Ag Week event. The students visited a variety of local farms and dairies and hosted special presenters including the Livingston High School FFA club.

May 14, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Turlock cadet finds path to police badge

Jose Prado's dream is to fight crime. The Turlock High senior is already dedicated to his future career path and can't wait move on to the next step.

May 14, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Boxell no stranger to adversity

Most high school seniors have imagined their dream job since they were little, but for some, like Turlock High senior Hannah Boxell, a future career is still a mystery.

May 14, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


TUSD testing scores dismal; District in program improvement once again

The Turlock Unified School District received its progress report from the state - in the form of public school rankings and the Base Academic Performance Index (API) report - and was found lacking. While the District as a whole raised its API score by seven points, going from a 2008 Base score of 730 to a 2009 Growth score of 737, it was not enough to get the TUSD out of Program Improvement designation - a designation it has had for the past three years.

May 14, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Denair students reclaim a little green

A Denair Elementary School student stood still in awe, staring down at a tiny seed in his hand.

May 14, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


UC Merced students to attend national Latino Leadership program

Six students from the University of California, Merced, will be part of the Latino Leadership Initiative (LLI), a new collaboration between the university and Harvard University's Center for Public Leadership in the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

May 14, 2010 | Staff Reports Turlock Journal | Education


District makes drastic changes at Cunningham Elementary in hopes of improving test scores

Starting with the 2010/2011 school year, Cunningham Elementary School will take on a handful of changes. The school will have a new principal, a new game plan and some new staff.

May 11, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Turlock High takes 3rd in math competition

At the Stanislaus Mathematics Council's 32nd High School Mathematics Competition, 107 students represented 11 schools, competing in both group and individual competitions. Teams consisted of five students - two from AP Calculus, one from Math Analysis, one from Algebra II and one from Geometry.

May 11, 2010 | Staff Reports Turlock Journal | Education


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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


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


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