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Local sorority highlights Autism Awareness Month

World Autism Awareness Day was Wednesday and landmarks across the country were lit up in blue in recognition to those touched by autism around the globe. The national initiative also took a local turn at California State University, Stanislaus where sorority Alpha Xi Delta hosted a public event for families to increase autism awareness and support their philanthropic organization, Autism Speaks.

April 03, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education

TJHS 7th grade team takes 2nd in academic pentathlon

While many students often dread completing their homework, there are some who thrive in the academic environment, such as the 7th grade academic pentathlon team at Turlock Junior High School, which is composed of these study-ready students who recently took 2nd place in the county competition.

April 01, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education

Nonprofit leaves its ‘STAMP’ on the community

Upon his return from teaching English in Japan for three years, Turlock native Michael Camara could not shake the teaching bug. After joining in on his family's venture in the dairy industry, Camara soon found himself tutoring the children of an employee who were struggling with English. It was through this experience that he conceived the idea to launch a nonprofit with the aim of not only helping students but also teachers in the educational community, thus the Stanislaus Tutoring and Mentoring Program was born.

April 01, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education

Ag in Motion inspires local students

Drivers near the intersection of Colorado and Hawkeye Avenues in the past week were probably wondering what a large, colorful trailer was doing on the Dutcher Middle School campus. Upon closer inspection, people passing by could read a few words printed on the exterior:" Bringing ag science to youth."

March 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education

THS administrators experience Navy’s Educator at Sea program

Last week Turlock High School principal Marie Peterson and counselor Eric Swanson missed three days of school, but not for typical reasons that educators are often gone such as conferences or trainings. This time, they were far out at sea on a Naval aircraft in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

March 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education

CSUS kicks off lecture series with famed economist

Last November newly sworn-in president of California State University, Stanislaus Joseph Sheley expressed his mission to bridge the gap between the college and its surrounding community. This goal is starting to come to fruition as the university played host to renowned economist Arthur Laffer Thursday evening.

March 27, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Walnut Elementary's principal Mark Holmes was up against the wall on Wednesday as the elementary students duct taped him to a wall as a reward for meeting their spring fundraising goal. The students sold popcorn and Easter chocolate bunnies among other things ultimately raising $12,000 to help pay for field trips and school electives. For every two items sold, students received a piece of duct tape and overall 17 rolls of tape were used as 314 students received at least one piece to tape their principal to the wall, including Isabelle Silveria who is pictured adding her piece ...

March 27, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education

Students put real world skills to the test in Occupational Olympics

Last Friday Pitman High School students flocked to prom in their gowns and tuxedos with many young girls sporting one traditional accessory: a corsage. Made of fresh flowers and ribbon, these wristlet bouquets were not only a feminine accessory but benefited their peers as corsages were created and sold by students of the Pitman Art and History of Floral Design course.

March 27, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education

Smarter strategies to come in TUSD lunchrooms

While providing healthy lunch options in the school cafeteria is important, school districts across the country, including Turlock Unified School District, are learning ways to incite children to make consistently healthier choices for lunch.

March 25, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education

Model student KCody Rogers finds fun in learning

At 10 years old, KCody Rogers possesses the traits that are usually only seen in adults: respect, hard work and goal setting. A fourth grader at Julien Elementary, KCody is an intrepid student that has found the joy in education at an early age.

March 25, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education

A dose of reality: Lawyers from Ukraine visit CSUS during national crisis

Ukrainian attorney Olena Lysenko stepped onto the California State University, Stanislaus campus with a small blue and yellow ribbon tied to her handbag, and while it looked like a simple accessory it actually represented something much more serious: the Ukrainian revolution.

March 25, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education

Walnut Red Ribbon winners

After submitting a video and a portfolio of photos depicting Walnut Elementary School's Red Ribbon Week activities to the national Positive Promotions Red Ribbon Week Contest, the local elementary school placed second and was awarded $200.

March 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education

Dennis Earl celebrates Assyrian New Year

While Assyrians may not have a country, they do have a close-knit community to call home in Turlock.

March 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education

Pre-prom program offers Pitman students haunting look at drunk driving

Prom is one of the most highly anticipated moments for high school students across the country, but the tone at Pitman High School was somber rather than upbeat before the big night on Friday. Aptly timed, the local school played host to the Every 15 Minutes program, a powerful recreation of a fatal drunk driving car crash that involves students as the victims and perpetrator of the casualty.

March 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education

TUSD upgrades technology to handle upcoming testing

Students in classrooms across the Turlock Unified School District may be trying their hand at new Google Chromebooks, a personal computer that runs mostly on internet connection, in upcoming months as the District prepares for the upcoming field test by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, commonly known as SBAC.

March 20, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education

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Stanislaus State recognized with National Community Service Honor

Exemplary community service programs and strong community partnerships have earned Stanislaus State a place on the 2015 President's Higher Education Community Service Roll, marking ...

October 21, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Progress continues to grow at school farm

It just takes one drive down Taylor Road in Turlock to realize that the Turlock Unified School District Farm has come a long ways since ...

October 21, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Julien Elementary honored for school garden project

Julien Elementary School was one of 56 recipients throughout California to receive the Golden Bell Award - the state's leading educational honor - for its school ...

October 20, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Stan State to host annual open house, preview day

Stanislaus State is hoping to inspire hundreds of prospective students to attend next year as they welcome them to the college campus Saturday for the ...

October 20, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Turlock Unified approves pay raise, higher benefit cap for employees

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees unanimously voted to approve a salary increase and higher uniform benefit cap for a number of positions ...

October 18, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

College district trustee candidates face off in forum

The three candidates vying for the District 3 seat on the Yosemite Community College District's Board of Trustees discussed a number of issues, including ...

October 14, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

UC Merced kicks off historic $1.3 billion expansion

The University of California, Merced, broke ground Friday on the largest expansion project in campus history.

October 14, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education

Denair teachers still hoping for full salary restoration

Denair Unified School District teachers are saying that a modest one-time payment approved by the Board of Trustees last week is just not enough to ...

October 13, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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