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Test scores remain stagnant statewide, locally

After a lengthy delay, the 2017 scores for the online California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress test in English language arts and mathematics were released last week, showing that at both the local and statewide level, students retained progress made during last year's testing.

October 06, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


School district elections approaching

With the Nov. 7 Consolidated District Election exactly one month away, three local races are heating up as candidates step forward to govern the area's school districts.

October 06, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Stanislaus State dedicates reflecting pond in honor of President Emerita Hughes

California State University, Stanislaus dedicated its iconic Reflecting Pond to Dr. Marvalene Hughes, president emerita of Stanislaus State, last week.

October 03, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


TURLOCK HIGH HOMECOMING QUEEN NOMINEES

PICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT: Top Row: Julyssa Ruesga (Varsity Cheer, Dance), Sophie Mayol (Varsity Softball, ASB, Block T, Relay for Life, Medi-Careers, Salute to Soldiers, Spikeball, Travel Softball, Monkey Business at Emanuel Cancer Center, Crossfit), Brooke Spillers (Cheerleading, Relay for Life, Leadership, Medi-Careers, Block T, Link Crew, Monkey Business at Emanuel Cancer Center, Jessica's House), Gabrielle Perez (Wildlink, Link Crew, Medi-Careers, Key Club, Choir); Bottom Row: Alissa Fuentes (Relay for Life, Phast Club, Block T, FCA, Cheerleading, Track and Field), Cassie Kroll (Relay for life, Link Crew, Medi-careers, Cheer Frosh-Junior year, Leadership), Isabelle Gutierrez (Cheerleading, ASB Secretary, Leadership, Link ...

September 26, 2017 | | Education


Merced College ready to unveil Veterans’ Center

Merced College is preparing for a ribbon cutting on their newly remodeled Veterans Resource Center, which was designed with the mission of giving veterans their own place on campus that can be used as a place to talk with other veterans or just a respite from the hustle and bustle of college life.

September 22, 2017 | | Education


Pitman High FFA sees growth

At the end of the last school year Pitman High School FFA students made their voices heard during a Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting, pleading for more support for their campus' young agricultural program. The group returned Tuesday night to share just how far their program has come in the past four months, boasting an increased enrollment, two new instructors and a portfolio of ag-related events the FFA chapter has participated in.

September 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


BIG-HEARTED BOOT CAMP

The 5th and 6th grade students at Brown Elementary School came together to plan a school-wide fundraiser for victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Friday morning, veering away from the typical school bake sale or "Jog-A-Thon" benefit and instead opting for a boot camp-style event. Students in grades 1 through 6 jumped, weaved, balanced and flipped their way through an obstacle course meant to test their endurance and agility, while the school's kindergarteners participated in small-circuit stations by their classrooms.

September 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Big-hearted boot camp

The 5th and 6th grade students at Brown Elementary School came together to plan a school-wide fundraiser for victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Friday morning, veering away from the typical school bake sale or "Jog-A-Thon" benefit and instead opting for a boot camp-style event. Students in grades 1 through 6 jumped, weaved, balanced and flipped their way through an obstacle course meant to test their endurance and agility, while the school's kindergarteners participated in small-circuit stations by their classrooms.

September 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


U.S. News ranks UC Merced No. 1 in the nation for financial aid

The University of California, Merced, is the No. 1 public university in the nation for financial aid given to first-year students - and a strong performer in graduation and retention rates - according to the U.S. News & World Report "Best Colleges" rankings released Tuesday.

September 12, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Pitman to host first-ever marching band competition

The Pitman High School Marching Pride will be joined by 19 other bands at the end of the month for a parade like no other – the first annual Pitman Preview of Champions band review.

September 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Forest fires keep students from camp

Several fires burning in California's mountains have already caused a Turlock Unified School District campus to reschedule its annual Sixth Grade Camp, and this week, Turlock Christian junior high and high schools were forced to host a retreat for students here at home as flames continue to threaten their woodland escape, Sugar Pine Christian Camp.

September 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Denair students inspired by Rachel’s Challenge

"Only kindness matters."

September 08, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


FOCUS Program helps kids exposed to trauma

"Handle with care." Those three small words can have a huge impact on students throughout Turlock Unified School District who may have been exposed to violence or trauma, thanks to a program that has quietly worked to help lessen the effects of traumatic experiences on children throughout Stanislaus County over the past year and a half.

September 05, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Denair students drive into senior year with personalized parking spaces

Most seniors are well-versed in the traditions that come as part of their final year in high school, but this week, Denair High School's oldest students were able to enjoy a brand-new custom when they transformed their bland, asphalt-covered parking spaces into colorful and personalized works of art.

September 01, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Keyes Head Start recovers from fire with new building

Over a year after a devastating fire destroyed its home on North Nunes Road, the Keyes Head Start Program has risen from the ashes.

August 29, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


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Rare condition doesn’t hold Denair student back

For most girls, a nomination for their high school's homecoming court brings with it a myriad of decisions to be made: Flats or heels ...

October 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Pride culinary program gets taste of downtown

Though students in Pitman High School's culinary program are used to creating new recipes and whipping up dishes in the classroom, they still have ...

October 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


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