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Dutcher celebrates biliteracy with inspirational speaker

It's not every day that students are told to be rebeldes, or rebels, but that's exactly what they were encouraged to do Thursday evening by Graciela Tiscareño-Sato, highly-decorated military veteran and award-winning biliteracy author, who told them to rebel against the preconceived notions of what their lives are supposed to look like during Dutcher Middle School's Noche de Inspiracion.

April 07, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Delhi's Helping Hawks

Members of the Delhi High School Helping Hawks Club donated time to serve dinner at the We Care Shelter in Turlock Thursday evening. The club has donated their help various times throughout the year. The club was established at Delhi High School in 2011 by a student who had an experience at a homeless shelter. The student approached Matt Ward and asked about starting a club. The club started with 11 students, but has grown year after year. The club also helps with community clean ups and child care for district events.

April 07, 2017 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Education


Trustees split on Pitman heating, air conditioning project

The difference of $1 million served as a source of contention for the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees Tuesday as they disputed two projects aimed at improving the lack of proper heating, ventilation and air conditioning controls in the B-Building of Pitman High School.

April 06, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Annual fun run to promote mental wellness

The Turlock High School Future Leaders of America Club will host their second annual Sole to Soul 5K later this month to promote mental health and wellness not only among their peers, but throughout the entire community.

April 06, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock High to welcome new principal

Turlock High School students will welcome a new principal come fall, following the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees' decision to appoint Gabe Ontiveros to replace current principal Marie Russell, who is slated to take on a new position aimed at improving communication among all stakeholders throughout the District.

April 04, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Christian graduate honored as Outstanding Woman in Engineering

Former Denair resident Kristen Temnyk has come a long way since she graduated from Turlock Christian High School in 2012. As a biomedical engineering major at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Temnyk was one of five graduating seniors to be recognized as Outstanding Women in Engineering from the Society of Women Engineers' campus chapter.

April 04, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Celebrating the Assyrian New Year

As the school with the most Assyrian students throughout Turlock Unified School District, Dennis Earl Elementary School hosted an Assyrian New Year Parade that included a number of festive dances during an afternoon assembly on Friday. Roughly 65 Assyrian students participated in the event, during which they shared information about Assyrian history, food, clothing and dances with their peers. Another 20 local kids from the Church of the East also attended to perform a number of Assyrian dances.

March 31, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock High NJROTC cadets win national air rifle competition

As the self-proclaimed underdogs during the 2017 Junior Reserves Officer Training Corps (JROTC) National Air Rifle Championship, the fact that the Turlock High School air rifle team was named the best overall team in the nation surprised everyone - including themselves.

March 31, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


A New Era: Ellen Junn inaugurated as 11th president of Stanislaus State

While certainly not a new face to community, Ellen Junn was officially inaugurated on Thursday as the 11th president of the Stanislaus State and the first Korean-American woman to lead a four-year university throughout the United States.

March 30, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Every 15 Minutes teaches sobering lesson to students

Before this week, Turlock High School couple Sophie Warda and Danny Velasquez's plans to attend college and stay together after they graduated seemed just within reach. On Monday, however, those plans came to a screeching halt when Danny was struck by a drunk driver as part of Every 15 Minutes, a two-day program that shows high school students the real-life consequences of drinking and driving.

March 30, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Adult Literacy Program seeks volunteer tutors

While the ability to read and write is often taken for granted by many, it is not a guaranteed skill set shared by everyone. With this in mind, LearningQuest's Adult Literacy Program is hoping to recruit more volunteer tutors to help adult students throughout Stanislaus County improve their basic reading and writing skills in order to achieve their individual goals - whether it is earning a high school diploma or getting a promotion at work.

March 28, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


New student apartment complex nears completion

College students on the hunt for housing next year will have another option to choose from with the construction of The Vista - right across the street from Stanislaus State - slated for completion this summer.

March 28, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Life on the farm

For sisters Clarissa and Kai Bourchier, the Turlock Unified School District Farm represents much more than a plot of land. For the two Pitman High School students, it is a chance to raise their very own farm animal - an experience that living in the city did not make possible for them.

March 28, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


University hopes to spark ‘The New Stan State’ with innovative center

Members of the University Student Union are anticipating that a $52 million renovation plan for a state-of-the-art University Student Center, which is slated to open its doors in 2020, will not only provide necessary resources for academic success at the heart of the university, but also a source of campus pride for all students at Stanislaus State.

March 24, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Police chief maintains commitment to Turlock schools

When Nino Amirfar started with the Turlock Police Department in 1990, he said that it was clear to him even then that the students, schools and community were paramount to the department. Now as the Turlock Police Chief, Amirfar's commitment to Turlock schools hasn't faltered. Instead it has fortified into one that aims to provide more assistance and an even quicker response to more schools.

March 24, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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Design work begins for school bond projects

When Turlock voters passed Bond Measures N and O last November, they knew the funding would be used within the Turlock Unified School District to ...

May 26, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


GRADUATION SEASON

Graduations and commencement ceremonies began this week, and Stanislaus State President Ellen Junn commemorated her first time handing out degrees for the university by taking ...

May 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


School district able to go green thanks to state funding

The Turlock Unified School District is well on its way to becoming more energy efficient thanks in part to funding from Proposition 39.

May 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Pride trio make history with three-way valedictorian tie

Around this time each year, hundreds of seniors from multiple high schools in the area prepare for graduation: the culmination of years of studying and ...

May 23, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Education


Pitman to offer Sports Medicine course

The Turlock Unified School District has always emphasized its Career Technical Education programs by providing high school courses related to professions students may take an ...

May 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


School district plans for track renovations at Turlock, Pitman high schools

Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees committed $1 million during their last meeting for anticipated improvements to both the Pitman High School track and ...

May 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


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