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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


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


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Turlock schools’ innovation honored at awards ceremony

Turlock's schools have a lot to brag about, and that list was recently made even longer thanks to the innovative efforts of Walnut Elementary ...

December 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Pitman Madrigals selected to sing at Foster Farms Bowl

The Pitman High School Madrigals had just 20 minutes to rehearse before their final audition Monday, but that didn't stop them from winning the ...

December 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Little Lights shine with holiday spirit

Little Lights Preschool presented representatives from Sierra Vista Child & Family Services with Christmas present donations on Wednesday. The children spent three weeks taking shoe boxes ...

December 08, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Education


Turlock students featured in Healthy Air calendar

Two Turlock students' artwork is featured in the 2018 Healthy Air Living Kids' Calendar, a bilingual, full-color wall calendar just released by the San Joaquin ...

December 08, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Stan State dedicates Diversity Center

After more than a year in concept and development, Stanislaus State unveiled its Diversity Center last week.

December 05, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Tigers make tremendous donation

Just one of Turlock Together's iconic blue barrels can weigh up to 475 pounds when filled to the brim with canned food items, making ...

December 05, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


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