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Jamming like a rock star in future for Freedom senior

Music has been a part of Freedom Alternative High School senior Brennon Overton's life since he was little.

May 07, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Troubled background leads Freedom graduate to help others

Most teens who experience a rough childhood have trouble turning their experience into a positive outlook, but Freedom Alternative High School senior Ashley Kitchens has used it as fuel to drive her future career.

May 07, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


TUSD sends out more pink slips to classified employees

A packed room of concerned district employees attended Tuesday's Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting as the trustees voted to send out 30 more pink slips for classified employees.

May 04, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Fitness made fun

Pre-school students took on the fitness challenges of college athletes on Friday at California State University, Stanislaus. This is the fifth year for the Headstart Fitness Clinic with over 120 students taking on eight different physical fitness activities with the help of Stanislaus athletes from track and field, women's soccer, men's basketball and the sorority Lambda Sigma Gamma. Students in attendance were from Crane School, Cunningham Elementary, Osborn Elementary and Wakefield Elementary.

April 30, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


CSU Stanislaus announces grad speaker

Marc Lamont Hill, one of the nation's leading hip-hop generation intellectuals, has been chosen as the 2010 commencement speaker for CSU Stanislaus.

April 30, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Denair’s own FBI agent in the making

The victim was murdered and Denair senior Kaitlin Nicolls was the lead investigator on the case. She gathered all the clues from evidence and found the murder weapon that was stashed. It was a gun.

April 30, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Army, CHP in future for local graduate

Miguel Elizondo remembers well his first day in the D.A.R.E. program. He was so excited that he sat on the edge of his seat answering the majority of the interactive questions from the officer. Elizondo impressed the officer so much that he was the only one in the class who received a sticker naming him a D.A.R.E. Deputy. From that moment on, Elizondo knew that he wanted to be a California Highway Patrol officer.

April 30, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Celebration of children

Osborn Elementary students take part in the second annual Dia Del Nino carnival on Thursday with dancing, face painting, arts and crafts, and balloon sculptures. Over 100 students and family members participated in Thursday's festivities.

April 30, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


CSU Stanislaus names provost

California State University, Stanislaus announced Thursday that the long search for a new provost and vice president for Academic Affairs has come to an end. James Strong, currently dean of the College of Business and Public Policy at CSU Dominguez Hills, will become CSU Stanislaus provost on Monday.

April 30, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


City spreads ‘green’ awareness

Along with the normal reading and writing lessons, Turlock students learned about conservation and environmental stewardship this week as part of the city's "Go Green" campaign.

April 30, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Students go back to 1860s to experience Civil War era

It wasn't a typical Friday for eighth grade students at Dutcher Middle School. Instead of silent reading, recess breaks and quizzes, about 300 students got to go back in time over 100 years ago to experience what life was like during the Civil War.

April 23, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Head Start prepares children for the rigors of school

On Wednesday, the children in Cunningham School's Head Start program learned all about what their first day of "real school" will be like. The 3 to 5-year-old pre-school students prepared for kindergarten with a field trip to local kindergarten classes. They also participated in a variety of elementary school related activities.

April 23, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


Business students connect with firms looking to hire

For anyone, finding a job in this economy is tough. For students about to graduate college, finding a job with little more than a degree can be an absolute nightmare.

April 23, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


District gets green light on renovation projects

After a year of stalled construction, renovation of Turlock High's Agricultural building and elementary classroom projects will now be completed, thanks to funding through a Career Technical Education grant and local bonds.

April 20, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


TUSD approves $2.35 million in budget cuts

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees approved $2.3 million in budget cuts at their Tuesday meeting, despite comments made about who should take the brunt of the cut backs.

April 20, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


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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


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