Mountain Lion Update
Turlock Unified School District is encouraging parents to transport their students to and from school over the next several days, as well as have them walk in groups to and from the Julien, Dutcher Middle, and Turlock High campuses, as a precautionary measure. Recent information from the Turlock Police Department confirms another sighting of the mountain lion as of early Tuesday morning. TUSD will continue to communicate with the authorities and the Department of Fish and Wildlife. School sites will continue to closely monitor student and staff safety, and updated information will be provided to parents as it becomes available.
Distrito Escolar Unificado de Turlock está alentando a los padres para transportar a sus estudiantes a la escuela en los próximos dias, así como lo hacen caminar en gupos hacia y desde el Julien, Dutcher Medio, y Turlock High campus, como medida de precaución. Ultima información sobre el Departamento de Policía de Turlock confirma otro avistamiento del león de montaña como de la madrugada mañana martes. TUSD seguirá comunicándose con las autoridades y el Departmento de Pesca y Vida Silvestre. Las escuelas seguirán vigilando de cerca los estudiantes y el personal de seguridad, y la información actualizada se proporcionará a los padres a medida que esté disponible.
Don Grishaw Chosen as Modesto Youth Symphony Conductor
Pitman High Schools own Don Grishaw was recently chosen to be the Modesto Youth Symphony Conductor. Don is a long time member of the Modesto Symphony Orchestra. He is a violinist. He has been with the Orchestra for 20+ years. He is the Pitman High School Orchestra Conductor and an AP Spanish teacher. He’s been with Pitman since they opened and before that he was a Lead Teacher at Wakefield. His wife, Angela, is a teacher at Walnut. Both his son and daughter are Pitman graduates who have gone on to Santa Clara and the University of Denver in Colorado respectively as music majors. Both are extremely talented in their own right with Elizabeth earning a second degree in Psychology and Andrew becoming a highly sought after musician in the Denver area.
2014 TUSD Volunteer of the Year Toni Boster
At the August 19th Board of Trustees meeting, Toni Boster was recognized as the 2014 TUSD Volunteer of the Year. This award is given each year to recognize the individual who has volunteered their time and energy to support the students at TUSD. Ms. Boster currently has three children in TUSD schools, she is a member of the Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Board, the TUSD Education Foundation, the Medeiros Elementary School Site Council, the Turlock Junior High School Site Council and is currently the chairperson of the TUSD Budget Advisory Committee to provide input as to the direction decisions are made concerning any budget allocations.
Please join the administrators, teachers and support staff in thanking Toni Boster for being an outstanding volunteer at TUSD!
THS Student Participates in Gallo Early Leadership Program
THS senior Michaela de Bos received donations to purchase 37 backpacks for students in need as part of her community service project for the Gallo Early Leadership Program. Michaela was one of only 30 students in Stanislaus County selected for this prestigious program. Please join the administrators, teachers and support staff in congratulating Michaela de Bos for being selected for this program.
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With school opening as a reminder to all parents and guardians to drive carefully around our schools, to watch for pedestrians and to use caution at all intersections. The safety of all of our students is paramount and we ask everyone to be mindful of safety as we start the new school year.
Free/Reduced Lunch Applications 2014-15
The Child Nutrition Office is now accepting lunch applications for the 2014-15 school year. We have applications available at the Child Nutrition office located at the rear of the gated parking lot to the left of the Dutcher Middle School parking lot. We are open from 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. during the school year.
1. Please fill out the application for Free & Reduced Meals, one application per household only. Please list all household members.
2. The form should be filled out completely, so that no delay in processing occurs.
3. A new application must be completed each year. Click on the links below:
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The Aeries Family Link program is a valuable tool in communicating with the school staff concerning your students' academic success. For information on how to sign up for the program, please check with the school office for more information.
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