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Turlock Unified takes first steps to form Measure N and O oversight committees

With the passing of two local bond measures and consequently $88.8 million in funding for school safety and modernization projects, Turlock Unified School District is working to ensure all bond funds are spent as promised with the expected formation of two citizen oversight committees early next year.

November 15, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Walnut Elementary celebrates diabetic students during awareness day

Peyton Bruce didn't have a typical sixth birthday.

November 15, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock students win county spelling bee

Two years before she could actually participate in the Stanislaus County Elementary Spelling Championship, seven-year-old Alisha Chakravarty was sitting in the back row of the auditorium, writing down each word.

November 11, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair Unified approves 4 percent salary restoration for employees

Denair Unified School District employees will see the beginning of long-awaited salary restorations just in time for the holidays, following the Board of Trustees' approval of a 4 percent salary restoration Thursday evening.

November 11, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus State honors those who served with annual ‘Thank A Veteran’ event

Vietnam War veteran Ernie Conner was noticeably touched Wednesday morning following Stanislaus State's eighth annual "Thank A Veteran" event as he and four other members of the Merced County Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guard were recognized not only for their service during times of conflict, but also for their time spent honoring the lives of other veterans.

November 10, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Close contest between Rojas, Holly for community college seat

The race for the Yosemite Community College District Area 3 seat was too close to call based on preliminary results Tuesday evening, with just over 500 votes separating incumbent Abe Rojas and challenger Billy Holly.

November 08, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Preliminary results reveal support for local school bond measures

A number of school safety and modernization projects are within reach at Turlock Unified School District after preliminary results from Tuesday's election showed that a majority of votes cast were in support of two general obligation bond measures that will provide necessary funds to address educational and facility needs throughout the district.

November 08, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


College students ignite love of science in Turlock sixth graders

As Wakefield Elementary School sixth grader David Palomino pressed "publish" on his computer screen Monday, he watched in astonishment as the beginnings of his very own website came to life.

November 08, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair dual immersion broadens student skills in English, Spanish

Although only in its second year, the dual immersion program at Denair Elementary Charter Academy is already setting students up for bilingual and biliterate success with two kindergarten classes and two first grade classes this year.

November 04, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Promise Scholars celebrates a decade of helping former foster youth

At a luncheon to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Stanislaus State's Promise Scholars program, which aims to help former foster youth create a better future for themselves through post-secondary education, Promise Scholar alumni Jordan Elzie told audience members that he never thought he would go to college.

November 04, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Wakefield to relocate kindergarten facilities, build new playgrounds

As the demand for extended day kindergarten continues to make Wakefield Elementary School more and more of an option for students in Turlock Unified School District, the Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to move forward with a project that will help accommodate more students and create an appearance similar to other kindergarten programs throughout the district.

November 03, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus State educates students on local politics with new podcast

More than ever, college-aged students are using media to stay up-to-date on this year's election, whether it be through social media, television or, thanks to student media at Stanislaus State, podcasts. KCSS 91.9 and The Signal, the student-run radio station and newspaper at Stanislaus State, have created Central Valley Politics – a political podcast produced by students, for students.

November 01, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Turlock Unified continues to crack down on chronic absenteeism

While the number of chronically absent students at Turlock Unified School District has been on a steady decline over the past few years, Student Services Director Gil Ogden said there are no plans on the horizon to stop efforts to keep students in school and on time.

October 28, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Modesto Junior College hosts High School Orchestra Day

Nine Stanislaus County high schools will perform in Modesto Junior College's High School Orchestra Day from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday in the Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on East Campus. The performance is free and open to the public and parking is free during event hours in the lots immediately surrounding the Auditorium.

October 27, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Mayor’s Youth Conference brings together next generation of leaders

Students throughout Turlock converged at City Hall Thursday morning to find out just what it takes to be a leader from Mayor Gary Soiseth himself during the second annual Mayor's Youth Conference.

October 27, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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YCCD hosts open forums for Chancellor candidate finalists

The Yosemite Community College District is moving forward with its second chance at finding a new Chancellor.

April 18, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Stanislaus State investigating violence at Berkeley protests

Stanislaus State has launched an investigation into a video which surfaced over the weekend, seemingly showing one of their students, Nathan Damigo, punching a woman ...

April 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Brown Elementary invites students, community to first-ever color run

There is more than one goal of Brown Elementary School's color run later this month. According to principal Nicole Aviles, the event hopes to ...

April 14, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman, Turlock to compete in annual Iron Chef Competition

Barbeque grills and a deep-rooted crosstown rivalry are expected to heat up later this month during the Turlock Education Foundation's fourth annual Iron Chef ...

April 14, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Local graduation rates surpass county, state averages

Turlock Unified School District not only saw a modest increase in graduation rates from previous years with the Class of 2016, but the school district ...

April 14, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair High FFA hosts Ag Day

As Denair Elementary Charter Academy third graders Brynn Spencer and Avery Haden sat on the grass near the Denair High School gym to pet a ...

April 13, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Social media threat shakes Pitman High community

Alleged threats on social media endangering the safety of students at Pitman High School were found to be uncreditable by both the Turlock Unified School ...

April 13, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Actress, activist Amazon Eve revisits Turlock roots

With an undeniable sense of confidence that can only come from decades of bolstered courage and self-validation, actress Erika Ervin, who is also professionally and ...

April 13, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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