Despite these difficult times for school districts across the state - with budget cuts, pink slips and doing less with more - Stanislaus County still recognizes those teachers who continue to give their students all the tools they need to succeed. There are four teachers from the Turlock Unified School District who were named as finalists in the 2010 Stanislaus County Teacher of the Year contest.
Third grader Tanner Blankenship was sad when he heard about the 7.0 earthquake that rocked the town of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Wanting to help, he asked his mom if they could adopt a child from Haiti.
Turlock High students tallied their ballots to pick the new Associated Student Body representatives for next year during their 21st Annual Election Convention on Friday. Students volunteered to represent each state with the number of electoral votes each state would typically get in a United States presidential election. Each state selected their new ASB representatives after each person running for a position gave a speech. There were a total of six positions that each state voted for including the ASB President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Spirit Leaders and School Board Representative.
The Turlock Unified School District is moving forward with construction for the Joe Debely renovation project starting April 5 after a request to wait made by the Turlock Citizens Coalition was denied Tuesday.
Crowell Elementary School Assistant Principal Robert Lanz read a bully-free book titled "The Bully from the Black Lagoon" to Sally Dickinson's second grade class on Tuesday. Crowell was just one school that participated in the Bully-Free Read In throughout the Turlock Unified School District this week. Each school pulled bully-free books from their libraries to read to their classes. The Rotary Club also donated new bully-free books.
Budget cuts are hitting everyone hard, forcing many organizations to layoff valuable workers including the Turlock Unified School District who has sent out 76 pink slips this year. In effort to save money, without more painful layoffs, the TUSD has gone green with an energy conservation.
Over 23 local students moved one step closer to pursing their lifetime careers in the agriculture business on Monday with the help of the Turlock Chamber of Commerce Ag Committee.
On March 29 and 30, California State University, Stanislaus students will be asked to vote on a $27 million expansion of the University Student Union that would eventually increase student fees by $150 per semester if approved.
Representatives from the Air Force visited the Pitman campus Friday morning to educate students on the wide range of jobs they could take on during a career in the United States Air Force. Students at Pitman High School checked out an U.S. Air Force Supercar, a Ford Mustang known as "X-1." The Supercar is used to showcase how one's passion for cars and mechanics can turn into a career in the U.S. Air Force.
After a month of torturous decision making, the Turlock Unified School District Budget Advisory Committee has completed their list of budget cut suggestions. The committee's budget reduction recommendations will be submitted to the TUSD Board of Trustees in April.
The anxiety many Turlock High administrators, teachers, staff members and students felt since learning the school was placed on the persistently lowest-achieving schools list on Monday was relieved on Thursday.
The depth and scope of state budget cuts has yet to be finalized, but California State University, Stanislaus is in good shape to weather whatever the storm may bring, according to President Hamid Shirvani.
Teenagers wearing lab coats and protective goggles invaded the campus of California State University, Stanislaus on Saturday. They were all competing for top honors in the 24th annual Stanislaus County Science Olympiad.
Students at California State University, Stanislaus joined in the nationwide Day of Action to support education on Thursday, but not with the kind of rowdy, highway-blocking affairs seen in Davis and Berkeley.
Local K-12 teachers took part in Thursday's nationwide day of action for education, stating vehemently their opposition to continuing state budget cuts to education funding and offering solutions to the ongoing crisis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With elections just around the corner, tension is building between community members and Delhi Unified School District Board member Jesus Rodriguez.
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.
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