Chad Russell Recognized
Congressman Jeff Denham visited the Turlock High School campus on Monday, November 4th to meet with AP American Government/AP Macroeconomics students for an hour-long presentation and Q & A session. Afterwards, Congressman Denham recognized THS welding instructor Chad Russell for his contribution to the Agriculture program at THS and his students’ outstanding performance the past five years at the State Fair. Mr. Russell’s biography was read on the floor of the House of Representatives and will now be part of the Library of Congress archives.
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THS Weather Station
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TUSD Parent Hotline (209) 668-4781
The District Parent Hotline phone number will provide identical factual information in the event of a crisis or rumor of a crisis involving the safety or welfare of students. Parents should check the hotline whenever they hear reports of a crisis involving student safety.
AERIES Parent Portal
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Turlock High School guarantees a free and appropriate public education. Fees will not be charged for participating in extra- and co-curricular activities.
Turlock High School, Home of the Bulldogs
Welcome to the Turlock High School website. The purpose of this website is to provide the students, staff, parents, and community of Turlock with information about our school. This website will be updated on a regular basis. Go Bulldogs!
Bulldog Byte: Happy Holidays from THS!!
THS seniors Brett Cumberland, Austin Bush, and Gavin Gaffney signed National Letters of Intent to play college baseball. Catcher Brett Cumberland will be attending UC Berkeley, First Baseman Austin Bush will be attending UC Santa Barbara, and Short-Stop Gavin Gaffney will be attending CSU, Stanislaus. Congrats to Brett, Austin, and Gavin and kudos to the outstanding coaches in our THS baseball program, in particular head varsity coach Mark de la Motte!
Math and English Tutoring
Math and English tutoring is available before and after school.
Digital Citizenship: Creative Rights and Online Research
The goal of the new Common Core State Standards is to prepare students, beginning in Kindergarten, for college and career readiness. The ELA standards recognize that “students need the ability to gather, comprehend, evaluate, synthesize, and report on information and ideas, to conduct original research…, and to analyze and create…a range of print and nonprint texts.”
These students understand the importance of using evidence to support their thoughts and work, and use technology and digital media in ways to meet their needs relative to the task at hand. Many of the ELA standards themselves have technology and digital media use embedded within them, such as the following:
- Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source in answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation including footnotes and endnotes. CA (Writing Standards, 9th-10th Grade)
As students engage in these standards, helping them understand how to conduct effective and meaningful research, support cogent arguments and opinions, and provide appropriate attribution to the existing work they use will be an important task for our stakeholders.
- Wikipedia should not be any student’s primary source for research. Students need to understand that Wikipedia uses a “collaborative” model, in which anyone can contribute to an article. Wikipedia itself is not made up of staff experts. Student should use multiple research tools, which may include information from Wikipedia.
- When doing online research, or gathering resources from the internet, students should be familiar with the following concepts:
- Many copyrighted songs, videos, books, etc generally require users to pay for use (that’s why we don’t hear the Happy Birthday Song in a lot of movies). Copyrighted material generally has a license that explains how it can be used.
- Many digital resources have Creative Commons licensing, which makes it easier for people to copy, share, and use the work, as long as the creator is given credit for it.
- Fair Use policies outline when copyrighted materials can be used without paying royalties. For example, fair use policy may make it acceptable show a portion of a movie or play a portion of a song for the purposes of critiquing it, or using it to demonstrate a point.
- As students create and publish their own work, especially online, they’ll want to understand how to protect their work from plagiarism. The internet is a public forum, and when they open their work up to many people there is always a potential for others to use their work for their own gain.
Perfect 600 on the CSTs
THS API Ranking: 781
Click HERE to see the Academic Performance Index (API) ranking for 49 area high schools in a tri-county region. THS ranked 16th!
Common Core is Coming!
Click HERE to visit TUSD website for information and resources on Common Core.
Students Speaking Out
Call the 24-Hour Student Speaking Out Hotline at 209-521-4636
What Sort Of Crimes Should I Call About? Anything! We are interested in any crime that happens in and around your school. Drugs, drinking, graffiti, vandalism, burglary, weapons, and gang activity are all crimes that affect your safety and ability to learn. We are also interested in threats of violence, even if they are only rumors. Information you provide us can help make your school a better place. Anonymous…No one will ask for your name, just for your information.
If you want to find out more about the program, you can visit the website, www.stancrimetips.org click on Students Speaking Out.
Sports Schedules Located Under "Athletics"
Disneyland Grad Nite Info
Welcome New Teachers
Vicky Broumas (Special Ed)
Sarah Cole (Bridge)
Amber Elstad (Art)
Eric Francis (Social Studies)
Roxanne Frazer (Special Ed)
Amy Henneman (Social Studies)
Ana Kilgallen (Foreign Langauge)
Charlotte Knaeble (English)
Josh Lewis (Science)
Emilia Louis (English)
Jose Martinez (Foreign Language)
Carlos Montanez (NJROTC)
Heather Nolan (Ag)
Timothy Oldenburg (English)
Randee Prada (Ag)
Amy Rocha-Grijalva (English)
Nancy Ruedas (Counseling)
Jordan Schmeck (Math)
Joseph Sousa (Portuguese)
Zachary Stillman (Music)
Nick Traini (Ag)
Undrae Walker (Special Ed)
To access an online version of the award-winning THS student newspaper The Clarion click HERE:
Click HERE to visit the site of NextStepU magazine to receive up-to-date college and financial aid information.
Aeries for Teachers
Click HERE to access ABI.
THS 2013-2014 Associated Student Body Officers
President: Jevon Hogan
Vice-President: Daniel Renteria
Secretary: Natalie Larson
Treasurer: Tlaloc Barajas
Spirit Leaders: Juan Carlos Carrillo and Lexy Vandergriff
School Board Representative: Violeta Robledo
Click HERE to view 2011-2012 Turlock High School SARC Report.