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Turlock High student rises above tragedy

From the outside looking in it would appear as though Heather Johnson's story is one of absolute tragedy - but Stephanie doesn't see it that way. At 14 she lost her mother, and last year she lost her father. Both parents led troubled lifestyles that ended tragically. If there was ever a reason for a teenager to give up hope, she certainly had one.

March 30, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Hilmar kids get gold fever

Students from Elim and Merquin elementary schools had a serious case of gold fever during Gold Rush Day, held this week. Fourth grade teacher Verne Davis said the educational experience is tied into California's fourth grade social studies curriculum. Parent volunteers helped to run the day for more than 150 students.

March 30, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


PUNJABI STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Harmanjot Kaur Kahlon and Jagjit Singh Chahal were named the Turlock Sikh Temple's Students of the Month for January and February.

March 27, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


Family on mission to raise epilepsy awareness

The first time Earl Elementary second grader Calliey Gomez suffered an epileptic seizure her parents thought she might have been choking. They had no idea their daughter was having the first of what would become nightly battles with a form of sleeping epileptic seizures. Every night while she sleeps, Calliey has dozens of twitches and mini-seizures.

March 27, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


TJHS student honored posthumously for courage, positive attitude

Mikaylah Partin was well-known at Turlock Junior High for her warm smile, quick wit and positive spirit. Mikaylah passed away unexpectedly over Christmas break last year due to health complications - but her spirit lives on at the campus.

March 27, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


MJC must rehire three laid off professors, rules Superior Court

The Stanislaus Superior Court ruled that the Yosemite Community College District acted improperly in laying off three faculty members in budget cuts last year.

March 23, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Local students shine at Occupational Olympics

When Leo Scheuber was the Stanislaus County Regional Occupational Program Director 27 years ago he launched the Occupational Olympics in an effort to expose students to vocational and employment opportunities in the Valley.

March 23, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Denair students win awards for agricultural short stories

Two Denair elementary students won top honors for their respective short stories in the California Foundation's Agriculture in the Classroom Writing Contest.

March 23, 2012 | BY MACIE BENNETT TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


Mountain View student is normal on the outside, miracle on the inside

Very few of Griffin Boyd's classmates at Mountain View Middle School know that he is a walking, talking miracle.

March 20, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


California Common Core Standards unveiled

California has begun the shift to a nationwide set of new academic standards for public schools. The standards, known the Common Core State Standards, have been adopted in 46 states.

March 20, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Spratling girl pushes beyond ‘disability’

Karina Mora, a seventh grader at Spratling Middle School in Keyes, doesn't see herself as a kid with significant hearing loss and she refuses to become a "victim."

March 16, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


THS Election Convention promotes democratic understanding

Most high school student body elections are fairly simple. The school has a rally and each candidate speaks, maybe throw in a skit, and then the student body returns to their homeroom and fills out ballots.

March 16, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Stanislaus holds first-ever LGBT Awareness Week

It's oftentimes hard for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people to live in a world geared toward traditional gender roles.

March 16, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Band students give command performance

Turlock Junior High School band members Ross Valenzuela, Isaac Tucker, Angel 'Big Daddy' Avalos and Diego Basulto earned a command performance at a recent event at California State University, Stanislaus. The sax quartet has been performing together for two years. Thanks to their superior command performance they have been invited to perform at the Gallo Center for the Arts during the Modesto Community Concert Association Young Artists Concert, to be held March 25.

March 13, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Mast Blast stars

Julien Elementary sixth graders Lauren Gomez and Roma Raje finished fifth overall in the binary STAR test at the Stanislaus Mathematics Council's Sixth Grade Math Blast. Julien Elementary sent 13 students to the competition, which was held at Savage Middle School in Modesto.

March 13, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


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Head Start celebrates half a century of academic success

Crowell Elementary School's Head Start Program has not only prevailed through recent budget cuts, it has thrived. According to coordinator of Turlock Unified School District Early Education Programs Judy Huerta, whatever funding they lost due to budget cuts, they have gotten back in recent years.

October 24, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman band urges district to allow use of charter buses

The feeling of frustration was palpable at Turlock Unified School District's meeting on Tuesday as the Pitman High School Band and the Board of Trustees attempted to meet each other halfway regarding transportation usage within the district.

October 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman hosts squealing event for breast cancer awareness

Pitman High School English teacher Joni Busby can personally testify that kissing a pig is not as bad as it might seem. However according to Busby, it did not hurt that she did the oink-worthy task all for the school's Kiss the Pig Contest, which benefitted the American Cancer Society of Modesto.

October 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Delhi Board member facing retaliation from community members

With elections just around the corner, tension is building between community members and Delhi Unified School District Board member Jesus Rodriguez.

October 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman students offer local Halloween fun

Those looking for a scary good time before Halloween need not look further than Turlock, thanks to Pitman High School's Athletic Booster Club, Drama Club, and collaborating art students.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Contests, raffles pump up community for Harvest Bowl

As the highly anticipated Turlock Lions Club Harvest Bowl between Turlock and Pitman high football teams draws closer, local organizations are doing their part to get the community game-day ready with competitions and raffles.

October 17, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Delhi school trustees dodge censure, prepare for election

Despite an effort to censure Delhi Unified School District Board of Trustee member Jesus Rodriguez for misconduct approximately three weeks ago, Rodriguez made an effort to put the issue behind him at his campaign for reelection meet-and-greet that hosted over 40 supporters on Friday.

October 17, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Firefighters prove to students that real men wear pink

Last week, Dennis Earl Elementary school was surprised to receive a visit from Turlock Firefighters. Although there was no fire or immediate threat to students, there was an equally important underlying mission tethered to their visit-defending a student who had been teased for wearing pink.

October 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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