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Landmark trees near TUSD to be removed

The old adage 'all that glitters is not gold' is true for the expansive American Elm trees that have provided aesthetic beauty to the historic Turlock Unified School District building for several generations but are now the subject of a District project to remove and replace the trees due to interior rot and disease.

June 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Simon Staley plants seeds of success

When Simon Staley attended the Turlock Chamber of Commerce Ag Scholarship Luncheon a few years ago as a Pitman High School senior, he was slightly conspicuous as the only student honored not wearing a blue Future Farmers of America jacket - the unofficial uniform for many local agriculture students.

June 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Hilmar High celebrates 102nd commencement ceremony

Fireworks exploded in the sky over Hilmar on Thursday evening but it wasn't an early Fourth of July celebration, but rather a celebration to mark the 102nd graduating class of Hilmar High School graduation.

June 05, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Emily McAlister finds the right note for success

When Emily McAlister began private music lessons as a child she hated practicing, but little did she know that those lessons would serve as a foundation for her success as an award winning violinist at just 17 years old.

June 03, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Graduation day

High school graduation season is not only a time for families to gather and congratulate their siblings, children, grandchildren and nieces and nephews on their milestone achievement, it is a time for graduating seniors to express themselves. From throwing confetti and releasing balloons to chest bumping and taking 'selfies' on stage with their diplomas, the Class of 2014's creative solutions to going out with style could be seen at ceremonies across the Valley.

May 30, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Denair Unified bids fond farewell to retiring teachers

Three long-time teachers at the Denair Unified School District will be retiring after collectively serving more than 75 years in the District.

May 30, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Pitman students prepare for National Future Business Leaders Conference

Across the state of California there are more than 7,000 student participants in the Future Business Leaders of America club, 297 of which are registered to compete at the national level this summer in Nashville, Tenn. Six Pitman High School students are among the 297 teenagers flying from California to compete side by side against teenagers from across the country, vying for a top spot in a multitude of business-related examinations and performances.

May 30, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


CSU Stanislaus celebrates the class of 2014

Ana Orozco Cortez is the daughter of immigrants that came to the United States to pick grapes for a living. As the first in her family to earn a college degree, Cortez's story is inspiring but it is not unique.

May 29, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


TUSD looks into allegations against elementary principal

The Turlock Unified School District is in the process of examining claims against Crowell Elementary principal Linda Alaniz made by several instructors who filed grievances against the principal after being involuntarily reassigned to teach different grade levels.

May 29, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Students get bee education

A sweet smell wafted through the air on Friday morning near the Earl Elementary cafeteria but it wasn't the residual, syrupy smell from students eating breakfast that morning: it was honey.

May 27, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


DUSD receives $1.1 million loan from county

The Stanislaus County Office of Education is stepping up to help the embattled Denair Unified School District deal with its cash flow problems by issuing a $1.1 million loan.

May 27, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Samantha Scott earns K-12 perfect attendance

Pitman High School graduating senior Samantha Scott has spent 15,210 hours in class while a student in the Turlock Unified School District over the past 13 years. Each school year consists of 180 days and Scott has been at all 2,340 days, from kindergarten to senior year of high school.

May 27, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Pitman students pilot tour guide program at Castle Air Museum

Pitman High senior Ryan Hanson's father was born on the Castle Air Force Base in Atwater so when he discovered that he could return to the site and give tours to younger students at the now Castle Air Museum through a program at his high school, he jumped at the opportunity.

May 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Wakefield club runs toward success

Those passing by Wakefield Elementary Friday afternoon probably saw students in green shirts running around the school with three words in big, yellow letters on their backs: Be the Motivation.

May 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Scholarship money awarded to Denair Charter Academy students for first time

Seven graduates preparing to leave Denair Charter Academy can start the next chapter of their academic career with a smile on their face as they are the first group of graduates from the Charter to receive scholarship money.

May 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


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Salmon the spotlight of annual school program

It's not every day that a school of fish actually gets to go to school.

January 20, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Dual immersion program bumps up enrollment at Wakefield

The success of the new dual immersion program at Wakefield Elementary School this year can be quantified in little "'aha' moments" every day, according to ...

January 20, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Come Back Kids program moves to a new location in Turlock

With a new location in Turlock, the Come Back Kids Charter School Program is hoping that increased accessibility and a larger space will encourage more ...

January 19, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified votes to solicit bids for Child Nutrition Education Center again

A scaled-back proposal for the Child Nutrition Education Center that was more in line with Turlock Unified School District's budget was presented to the ...

January 19, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Christian celebrates open house

The new elementary campus officially opened for school Jan. 4 of this year after being purchased last spring from the Medic Alert Foundation. "I want ...

January 19, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Education


Third graders make blankets to keep peers warm following trauma

Whether or not they have been exposed to violence or trauma themselves, third grade students at Medeiros Elementary School selflessly empathized with those who have ...

January 17, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Denair Unified receives grants to boost college, career readiness

Denair Unified School District will be busy over the next month finalizing how to spend two $75,000 College Readiness Block Grants - whether it's ...

January 13, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Local elementary campuses receive school garden grants

The school garden at Walnut Elementary Education Center will receive some much needed upgrades after the elementary campus was selected as one of 44 schools ...

January 12, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman String Quartet to perform in Beatles, Rolling Stones showdown

Who is the greatest rock band of all time: The Beatles or The Rolling Stones?

January 12, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified sets aside another $3M for future growth needs

Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees committed $3 million for land acquisition and development during their last meeting to accommodate existing and future growth ...

January 12, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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