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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


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


Event will address common core concerns plaguing district

The state's recent implementation of Common Core State Standards has left many stakeholders within Turlock Unified School District with a number of unanswered questions and reasonable distress.

October 09, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock parents urge district to implement accelerated math course

Turlock Junior High School and Dutcher Middle School parents are voicing their concern about the varietal lack of mathematical courses for 7th and 8th graders with Turlock Unified School District's recent implementation of Common Core.

October 08, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


California Thursdays makes it on the menu for TUSD schools

Turlock Unified School District is set to join 15 other school districts throughout the state with the implementation of California Thursdays, a program that encourages school districts and allied organizations to serve healthy school meals made with fresh California products.

October 07, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman students stomp out bullying

John H. Pitman High students took a stand against bullying by literally stomping out the issue at their "Take a Stand and Lend a Hand to Stomp Out Bullying" event on Monday. The Pitman Art Club, in partnership with a number of other clubs on campus, invited their fellow peers to stomp and pop balloons with negative words on the outside to reveal a positive message on the inside.

October 07, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Lady Bulldogs meet on gridiron in annual Powder Puff game

The Turlock High senior girls shutout their gridiron opponents, the junior girls, 13-0, during an intraschool matchup Thursday at Joe Debely Stadium. The Powder Puff game was officiated by coaches James Peterson and Sean Gilbert. Social studies teacher Rick Fetter coached the senior girls while special ed teacher Blake Amador coached the juniors.

October 03, 2014 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Education


eCademy Charter: Fostering 21st century learners

eCademy Charter Principal Robin Swartz regards her campus as a hidden gem, and for a fitting reason. Although the campus' flexibility has something to offer virtually every student, a good portion of the community is unaware of the benefits that it provides academically and socially.

October 03, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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Donkeys take over court at Hilmar High

Since 1974, donkeys in Hilmar have played basketball. The annual fundraiser pits members of the boys and girls basketball teams against each other in a game played atop nature's most stubborn four-legged beasts.

March 03, 2015 | Eddie Ruiz | Education


School employees protest administrators' salary increase

California School Employees Association members expressed their opinions of a recently approved salary increase for Turlock Unified School District administration and management with signs of protest -

March 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Medeiros students celebrate Dr. Seuss, reading

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."

March 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Career Day event gets students excited for future

Students at Roselawn Continuation High School traded in their textbooks and pencils for pamphlets and presentations during the school's annual Career Day on Friday.

February 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD presentation shines a light on autism

"Pick one goal and build success for you as well as your child with autism."

February 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSUS engages campus-wide writing program

Amidst the figurative whirlwind of essay prompts and research papers, any college student would agree with California State University, Stanislaus that greatness, especially at the university level, relies on writing.

February 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Sierra Yandell embodies respect, inspires others

Julien Elementary School sixth grader Sierra Yandell knows that it is just as important to respect oneself as it is to respect others.

February 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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