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School district trustees bid farewell after years of service

Although Eileen Hamilton attended her last Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting earlier this month, she assured everyone that she was not going anywhere anytime soon.

November 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Local BSU members make cultural connection at regional conference

As president of Turlock High School's Black Student Union, senior Alaya Hubbard said that she has received much more than she expected after joining the club last year.

November 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


MJC, Alliance Worknet join forces to meet industry demand

In an effort to prepare local candidates for a career in industrial maintenance, Modesto Junior College's Technical Education and Workforce Development Department and the Stanislaus Alliance Worknet will partner to offer their first six-month Manufacturing Academy.

November 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TUSD deliberates busing options for upcoming dual immersion expansion

The transportation inequity at Dutcher Middle School next year that will follow the relocation of Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy sixth graders was a source of exasperation on Tuesday among Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustee members.

November 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Pitman Wind Ensemble tunes fundraising efforts for Carnegie Hall

When Pitman High School senior and piccolo player Aileen Ayala originally joined band in the fourth grade, she had no idea that eight years later she would be preparing to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York.

November 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus State president announces retirement

After nearly half a decade working in academia, California State University, Stanislaus President Joseph F. Sheley decided on Friday that it was time for him to finally retire.

November 13, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Local FFA members host food drive for community

Although they were not in school, members of the Tri-Rivers Future Farmers of America Section were still hard at work during their first annual Day of Service on Wednesday as they collected and sorted over 3,000 cans of food for the United Samaritans Foundation.

November 12, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


School safety continues to be top priority for TUSD

Turlock Unified School District was given a rude awakening three years ago when a local law enforcement officer decided to videotape himself walking around Medeiros Elementary School pointing out the site's lack of security, such as short fencing, open gates with no locks and open classroom doors.

November 12, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Coding for a future in computer science

As the advisor of the Walnut Code Club, Walnut Elementary Education Center third grade teacher Irene Hales said that she knows boys dominate computer programming.

November 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Students recognized for mastery in multiple languages

Turlock High School junior Ariadly Gutiérrez said that she expects more doors to open for her after she was officially awarded the Seal of Multilingual Proficiency on Wednesday evening for her expertise in both English and Spanish.

November 05, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Conference to address all facets of social justice

Civil rights attorney and community activist Fania Davis' passionate commitment to social transformation dates back to the civil rights era, when two of her close childhood friends were murdered in the 1963 Sunday School bombing.

November 05, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Fortunate Fridays

Third grade students at Medeiros Elementary School made over 30 blankets for Butte Fire victims and gave them to El Dorado County firefighter Jason Snyder on Monday as part of "Fortunate Fridays," which is a day of the week that they dedicate to a service project.

November 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Sorority unites to help member with stage four breast cancer

Five different chapters, one sorority and one goal: help a Sigma Omega Phi sister and former Stanislaus State student who was recently diagnosed with stage four breast cancer.

November 03, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Education


Turlock pilot flies Black Hawk helicopter to school campus

Dan Jones graduated from Central Valley Christian Academy in Ceres in 1989, and never dreamed he'd one day come back aboard a Black Hawk helicopter, which he pilots.

October 30, 2015 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Education


Denair Unified assembles to oppose boundary line change

A proposed school district boundary line change that would send potential Denair Unified School District students to Turlock Unified School District schools instead was vehemently opposed by Denair residents, parents and students on Wednesday during a public hearing held by the Stanislaus County Committee on School District Organization.

October 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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Crowell students REACH news speeds through interactive program

Math, Science, English and History are all still subjects in school, but students at Crowell Elementary School are able to learn about their favorite topics ...

December 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


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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