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Denair students honor local veterans

Albeit a day early, Denair Middle School students invited United States military veterans to their campus to honor them for Veterans Day. With poetry and official recognition, students carried out the primary purpose of the special day by highlighting the importance of America's veterans and their willingness to sacrifice for the greater good.

November 11, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Former POW relays a message of perseverance to city

Despite her time spent as a prisoner of war, the last thing Army veteran Jessica Lynch wants to do is deter future generations from pursuing a military career like she did.

November 07, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


New scholarship ensures that all students are supported

A total of 1,032 middle class students at California State University, Stanislaus were able to receive funding with the fittingly named Middle Class Scholarship, a program currently in its first year of implementation to all students in the state.

November 07, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Voters reject re-election bids of Delhi school board members who were subject of investigation

Delhi residents made it clear that they will not tolerate the actions of former Delhi Unified School District Board members Eric Castillo and Jesus Rodriguez by denying them both bids for re-election on Tuesday.

November 06, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


New assistant principal approved for Brown Elementary

Brown Elementary School is set to welcome a new assistant principal to its site. Nicole Aviles, who was officially approved for the position by the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees at their meeting on Tuesday, will work towards fulfilling the school's mission of ensuring the academic success of each student.

November 06, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Students prove that more languages are better than one

The Turlock Unified School District Professional Development Center was teeming on Tuesday with families and friends of students from TUSD high schools who lined up to receive their Stanislaus County Office of Education's Seal of Multilingual Proficiency.

November 06, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Breakfast will bring different flavor to Harvest Bowl

At the 2nd annual Harvest Bowl Breakfast, set for Thursday, the rivalry between Pitman High School and Turlock High School will be forgotten as the community comes together to chow down on pancakes, eggs, sausage, and a variety of other mouthwatering breakfast foods.

November 04, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Temporarily homeless

Although many Turlock community members are welcoming the recent drop in temperature, those who are without a home view it as the beginning of another challenging winter.

November 04, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock schools go red

Schools throughout Turlock Unified School District have been looking significantly redder this week and it's not due to early Christmas decorations. In fact, the extra hues of red throughout the district can be attributed to Red Ribbon Week, a week-long event that encourages students to be drug free.

October 30, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


School district responds to concerns regarding Common Core math

Two weeks after parents and community members voiced their concerns about the Turlock Unified School District's lack of an accelerated math course at the junior high level, TUSD has Common Core Math 7 Honors and Common Core Math 8 Honors courses in the works.

October 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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


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Students learn RAAN = healthy breathing

For the 71 students attending Joel Hidahl Elementary School with asthma, an internet website and smart phone app could mean the difference in breathing well ...

September 30, 2016 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Education


California Department of Education honored for Seal of Biliteracy

The growing interest among high school students to master more than one language has not just been seen locally, but throughout California as the success ...

September 30, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


California Attorney General tours Modesto Junior College

California Attorney General and United States Senate candidate Kamala D. Harris got a firsthand look at the facility that will house Modesto Junior College's ...

September 29, 2016 | | Education


Mayor shows Walnut Elementary sixth graders the power of being kind

To help in their endeavor to spread kindness at Walnut Elementary Education Center, students in Erin Moreno's sixth grade class received a firsthand lesson ...

September 23, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


New community partnership to boost college-going culture in Stanislaus County

A new partnership amongst community partners throughout Stanislaus County will promote a college-going culture for low-income students, giving them the opportunity to achieve their college ...

September 23, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified bonds hope to fund school security, modernization projects

With a little over 40 days until the upcoming election, Turlock Unified School District is busy educating stakeholders on two general obligation bond measures that ...

September 23, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


New partnership hopes to encourage student voter registration

A historic partnership is underscoring the importance of student voter registration and education across California. The new collaboration between the California Secretary of State's ...

September 22, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Stan State student earns CSU Trustees’ Award for conquering financial adversity

Stanislaus State senior Ciera Demi Soliz has overcome many financial hurdles in her life and as a recipient of this year's California State University ...

September 22, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified moves forward with new Child Nutrition Education Center

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees received an update Tuesday regarding the new Child Nutrition Education Center, which staff hopes will be ready ...

September 22, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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