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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 not only raise money for the school's Parent Teacher Association, but also to promote an active and healthy lifestyle for students and the community, and - of course - to douse runners in colorful fun.

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 Competition, which pits the culinary arts programs from Pitman High School and Turlock High School against each other in the likeness of the competitive cooking show.

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 also significantly exceeded the percentage of students receiving their diplomas throughout both the county and the state - the latter of which has continued to climb for the seventh year in a row.

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 baby calf, they both smiled as they envisioned themselves raising an animal of their own one day as a member of Future Farmers of America.

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 District and Turlock Police Department Thursday, however, they still had an effect on attendance as parents opted to keep their kids home from 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 belovedly known as Amazon Eve, graced a stage in Turlock, a city she fled out of fear more than three decades ago.

April 13, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


New Pitman club wants to spread love, hope with blankets

While spring break is often a time designated for relaxation, members of a new club at Pitman High School will be busy assembling colorful fleece blankets to keep children at local hospitals warm - in more ways than one.

April 11, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Dutcher celebrates biliteracy with inspirational speaker

It's not every day that students are told to be rebeldes, or rebels, but that's exactly what they were encouraged to do Thursday evening by Graciela Tiscareño-Sato, highly-decorated military veteran and award-winning biliteracy author, who told them to rebel against the preconceived notions of what their lives are supposed to look like during Dutcher Middle School's Noche de Inspiracion.

April 07, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Delhi's Helping Hawks

Members of the Delhi High School Helping Hawks Club donated time to serve dinner at the We Care Shelter in Turlock Thursday evening. The club has donated their help various times throughout the year. The club was established at Delhi High School in 2011 by a student who had an experience at a homeless shelter. The student approached Matt Ward and asked about starting a club. The club started with 11 students, but has grown year after year. The club also helps with community clean ups and child care for district events.

April 07, 2017 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Education


Trustees split on Pitman heating, air conditioning project

The difference of $1 million served as a source of contention for the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees Tuesday as they disputed two projects aimed at improving the lack of proper heating, ventilation and air conditioning controls in the B-Building of Pitman High School.

April 06, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Annual fun run to promote mental wellness

The Turlock High School Future Leaders of America Club will host their second annual Sole to Soul 5K later this month to promote mental health and wellness not only among their peers, but throughout the entire community.

April 06, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock High to welcome new principal

Turlock High School students will welcome a new principal come fall, following the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees' decision to appoint Gabe Ontiveros to replace current principal Marie Russell, who is slated to take on a new position aimed at improving communication among all stakeholders throughout the District.

April 04, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Christian graduate honored as Outstanding Woman in Engineering

Former Denair resident Kristen Temnyk has come a long way since she graduated from Turlock Christian High School in 2012. As a biomedical engineering major at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Temnyk was one of five graduating seniors to be recognized as Outstanding Women in Engineering from the Society of Women Engineers' campus chapter.

April 04, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Celebrating the Assyrian New Year

As the school with the most Assyrian students throughout Turlock Unified School District, Dennis Earl Elementary School hosted an Assyrian New Year Parade that included a number of festive dances during an afternoon assembly on Friday. Roughly 65 Assyrian students participated in the event, during which they shared information about Assyrian history, food, clothing and dances with their peers. Another 20 local kids from the Church of the East also attended to perform a number of Assyrian dances.

March 31, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock High NJROTC cadets win national air rifle competition

As the self-proclaimed underdogs during the 2017 Junior Reserves Officer Training Corps (JROTC) National Air Rifle Championship, the fact that the Turlock High School air rifle team was named the best overall team in the nation surprised everyone - including themselves.

March 31, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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Denair grad honored with prestigious agricultural award

Recent Denair High School graduate Kyle Prock was born and raised in the small, rural town just east of Turlock, so he knows a thing ...

June 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Extended day kindergarten coming to Crowell School

A pilot program at Crowell Elementary School will provide additional learning time for students in the campus' transitional kindergarten and kindergarten classes during the 2017-2018 ...

June 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Turlock school board welcomes new trustee

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees embraced a new face at their meeting Tuesday night, voting to accept a provisional appointment of longtime ...

June 22, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


TUSD tech interns gain hands-on experience

Chris Gemperle was just three years old when his parents gave him his first computer, and since then, the Turlock High School senior has had ...

June 20, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


School district demolishes trees around Dennis Earl

Many Turlock residents driving around Dennis Earl Elementary School over the past week were shocked to find all of the trees lining the front grounds ...

June 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Proposed budget for Denair Unified focuses on DECA expansion, new textbooks

The rapidly-expanding Denair Elementary Charter Academy will add classrooms for its growing dual-immersion program, and students throughout the Denair Unified School District will be able ...

June 16, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


TUSD considering budget with $2.8 million boost in funding

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees received a tentative budget for the 2017-2018 school year at their June 6 meeting, which detailed a ...

June 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


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