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Democracy in Action

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.

March 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Debely project to begin in April

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.

March 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Bully-free read in

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.

March 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


District goes green to save some green

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.

March 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Students receive scholarships to further agricultural studies

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.

March 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


CSU Stanislaus students to vote on funding union expansion

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.

March 12, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Aim High

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.

March 12, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Committee finalizes budget suggestions for school board

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.

March 12, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


State removes THS from lowest-achieving schools list

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.

March 12, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Shirvani predicts brighter budget for university

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.

March 09, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Turlock Christian tests their science know-how at annual competition

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.

March 09, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


No more cuts, say Stanislaus students

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.

March 05, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Educators chronicle problems, solutions to budget problems

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.

March 05, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Over 70 TUSD teachers to receive pink slips

Late into an eventful Tuesday meeting, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to send layoff notices to 76 district teachers before March 15.

March 03, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


School district employees fear for their jobs

A standing-room-only crowd filled the Turlock High School auditorium Tuesday night for the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting. The majority of those in attendance came to put a face and a voice to the job positions that the board would be considering for possible layoffs.

March 03, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


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CSU Stanislaus increases sexual assault prevention efforts

California State University, Stanislaus is looking to add another resource for sexual assault victims on campus, a recognized effort that followed CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White's recent pledge to implement confidential sexual assault victim advocates to all 23 CSU campuses.

September 30, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


School district promotes anti-bullying message through music

Students at Julien Elementary School received a musical message about anti-bullying on Friday from the all-girl rock band Banshees Against Bullying. With each and every song performed, the musicians got students up and dancing, while also teaching them about Stop, Walk, Talk bullying prevention procedures.

September 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Students compete for title of THS Idol

Twelve Turlock High School students traded in their backpacks for microphones on Friday in hopes of being crowned the next THS Idol. Emceed by assistant principal Aaron Mello and last year's winner Brenna Larks, the annual event drew in crowds as each student proved that they have what it takes to earn the musical title.

September 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Rumors of affairs, leaked info plague Delhi school district

An effort to censure two Delhi Unified School District Board of Trustees members for allegations that they leaked confidential information and sexually harassed district employees fell short of passing at the district's special Board meeting on Tuesday.

September 25, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


John Adamson: Speller extraordinaire

Ask John Adamson to spell a word in English or Spanish and there's a good chance that he can do it. A Turlock resident and 9th grader enrolled in the International Baccalaureate program at Modesto High School, Adamson already has plenty of spelling bee experience under his belt, including the Central Valley Dual Language Consortium Spelling Bee and the 2014 National Spanish Spelling Bee.

September 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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