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State records fifth year of declining student suspensions

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced that the number of students suspended and expelled in California public schools has declined for the fifth year in a row. Locally, however, Turlock Unified School District reported an increase in student suspensions from 2015-16 to 2016-17.

November 03, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Chatom Unified promotes positive parenting

Every family dreams of watching their child walk the stage and receive a diploma one day, but on Wednesday, students within Chatom Unified School District were able to see weeks of hard work come to fruition for not themselves, but for their parents during a special graduation ceremony.

November 03, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Turlock FFA receives top honor at national convention

This past week, Turlock High FFA was well represented at the 2017 National FFA Convention with nine American FFA Degree recipients and two students competing at the National Level in Leadership Development and Agri-science Fair Events.

November 03, 2017 | | Education


Delhi celebrates Day of the Dead

Delhi High school will be hosted its 3rd annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration on Wednesday. The community event included an elaborate art gallery that Delhi High School students put together, along with folkloric dances, student performances and traditional food.

November 03, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Student social media posts ignite racial discussion

Derogative social media posts created by local high school students have sparked a heated discussion about race relations in Turlock among students and community members alike.

October 31, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Stan State garden’s bounty goes beyond its tasty products

Bell peppers in various degrees of green to red, buckets of beets, elephant garlic sold by the mega-size clove and dozens more campus-grown edibles, herbs and flowers filled the fall semester's first StanFresh market on Oct. 19, a student-run ag enterprise returning to the Quad Nov. 16.

October 27, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Mike Ritland to speak at MJC Veterans Day Celebration

Modesto Junior College Veteran Services invites the community to a Veterans Day Celebration featuring a keynote address by Mike Ritland at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Main Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on East Campus, 435 College Avenue, Modesto. The event is open to the public and admission and parking are free.

October 27, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Turlock high schools prepare for Harvest Bowl

Turlock's most-anticipated high school football game of the year may not be for another week, but the Pitman Pride, Turlock Bulldogs and Turlock Unified School District are already preparing for the 14th annual Harvest Bowl.

October 24, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Denair Unified moves to even year election cycle

The Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees voted last week to transition from odd to even year elections, meaning the two candidates elected to the Board next month will serve an extra year.

October 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


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? What color dress? To wear jewelry or not to wear jewelry? All are important questions, but before Denair High School's homecoming rally two weeks ago, senior Cierra Rodriguez was pondering a more difficult choice: Should I wear my wig?

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 plenty to learn. There's no better place to master the tricks of the trade than downtown Turlock, where some of the city's most skilled chefs and successful business owners met with the Pride cooks Friday morning, eager to share their experience and, hopefully, inspire some of Turlock's next restaurateurs.

October 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


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


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Calls renewed for UC Merced medical school

The on-going doctor shortage that plagues the Central Valley region could move a step toward a solution with a renewed call to fund a medical ...

February 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Dreamers in limbo

As the U.S. Senate turned down plans Thursday night to spare America's 800,000 "Dreamer" immigrants from deportation, the Modesto Junior College Civic ...

February 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


EDUCATION NOTES

The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project is inviting the community to participate in a Dreamers and DACA panel discussion at 7 p.m. Thursday ...

February 13, 2018 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Turlock school, administrators earn accolades

Turlock Junior High School and several Turlock Unified School District administrators have been recognized as some of the best in the region and in the ...

February 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


The New Stan State

Stanislaus State's $52 million project to construct a new student union building – approved by students in 2015 and funded by an increase to the ...

February 09, 2018 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Turlock High’s Foote first in Rotary speech contest

William Foote, a Turlock High School senior, claimed first place in the Rotary Club's area division speech contest Friday afternoon at the Ceres Community ...

February 09, 2018 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Education


Valley, Italian growers share best practices

Before the group of 25 Italian farmers arrived at Stanislaus State on Feb. 5, they were tourists, making overnight stays in Las Vegas and San ...

February 09, 2018 | | Education


Denair Unified proposes parcel tax, charter district

The Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees unveiled a plan meant to provide a "bold, new future" for its schools Thursday night, calling for ...

February 09, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


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