Tanya Abrams Chosen as TUSD's 2015 Volunteer of the Year
Congratulations to Mrs. Tanya Abrams for being chosen the Turlock Unified School District’s 2015 Volunteer of the Year.
Tanya has done exceptional work as a parent volunteer with the Turlock Unified School District. Tanya has served on the original Strategic Plan committee, the Common Core Council, the Turlock High School WASC focus group and the Budget Advisory Committee. In addition, Tanya has been a member of the Superintendent’s Parent Advisory Council and participated on the Schools to Watch Panel for Turlock Junior High.
Tanya has also been a sub teacher in TUSD since 2007 and is a strong advocate for the water polo and baseball teams at the high school level.
Tanya’s willingness to take on these multiple roles, the leadership skills she demonstrates and the time and effort that she commits to District endeavors have truly made a difference to the students of this District. Along this lines, Tanya also has 3 children of her own attending Turlock Schools. The Board of Trustees and Administration thanks Mrs. Tanya Abrams for her dedication and service to Turlock Unified School District students.
Marvin A. Dutcher Middle School in Turlock Unified School District
recognized by California
business community for high achievement
California Schools Selected for Prestigious Honor Roll issued by
The Campaign for Business & Education Excellence
June 4, 2015 – Turlock Unified School District announced today that Marvin A. Dutcher Middle School has been selected by Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE) as one of 1851 public schools in California to receive the title of 2014 Honor Roll school.
Schools receiving this distinction from the California business community have demonstrated consistent high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement levels over time and reduction in achievement gaps among student populations. For High Schools, the Honor Roll recognition also includes measures of college readiness. The CBEE Honor Roll is comprised of two different awards, the “Star Schools” Award (1328 schools) and “Scholar Schools” Award (523 schools).
CBEE Star Schools are those with significant populations of socio-economically disadvantaged students that have shown a significant increase in grade-level proficiency over time. CBEE Scholar Schools are schools that are showing significant levels of academic achievement, but do not have a significant socio-economically disadvantaged student population.
“Marvin A. Dutcher Middle School is so proud to be recognized by California’s business community as an Honor Roll school,” said Superintendent Dr. Sonny H. Da Marto. “Our teachers and administrators work tirelessly to keep the focus on high expectations and student academic achievement and to continuously improving our practices. This hard work and dedication is paying off for all of our students, no matter their background.”
The annual Honor Roll award is made possible with support from numerous businesses and organizations including State Farm, Macy’s, Wells Fargo, Southern California Auto Club, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, the California Business Roundtable, and several private foundations. Chevron Corporation provided specific support in the creation of the STEM Honor Roll.
“Many of our high performing schools are not getting the recognition they deserve. These schools that succeed in reducing the achievement gap and preparing their students for college and careers should be celebrated,” said Lee Blitch, CBEE Chairman and past CEO, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. “There are schools all over California that are leaders in ensuring their students are getting the best quality of education. Those schools need to be recognized.”
The Honor Roll is a school recognition program that uses only academic achievement data showing improved academic growth over time and a closing of the achievement gap.
“The American education system has a secret. Many schools are doing well… the Honor Roll proves it. Students are achieving at higher levels than anyone admits and more students than ever are succeeding when given the opportunity.” said Jim Lanich, CBEE president. “All schools, no matter what zip code they are in, can achieve this kind of success and leadership from the business community is critical to ensuring successes for all students.”
The Honor Roll list grew from 261 schools when the program began in 2005 to the current 1851 for 2014. The number of Honor Roll STAR (higher poverty, high achieving) schools increased from 74 in 2005 to 1328 in 2014.
A full list of the Honor Roll schools and the STEM Honor Roll can be found at ca.edresults.org/HonorRoll or follow Jim Lanich, President and CEO at @JLanich or email us at email@example.com.
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College Courses for High School Students Offered for Fall 2015
Turlock Unified "A" Period
CSU, Stanislaus Course Offerings
Begin Building Your College Transcript While Still in High School
Turlock High School
Contemporary Moral Issues (PHIL 2400)
Pitman High School
Searching for America: Intro to Ethnic Studies (ETHS 2050)
*See your counselor for more information.
For more information contact:
Dana Salles Trevethan
Assistant Superintendent/Educational Services
Health Information for Parents on Enterovirus D68
Due to the recent outbreak of the enterovirus D68 which is associated with severe respiratory illness that has been especially harmful to children, we would like to provide resource information that is available to answer any questions you may have:
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