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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


A New Era: Ellen Junn inaugurated as 11th president of Stanislaus State

While certainly not a new face to community, Ellen Junn was officially inaugurated on Thursday as the 11th president of the Stanislaus State and the first Korean-American woman to lead a four-year university throughout the United States.

March 30, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Every 15 Minutes teaches sobering lesson to students

Before this week, Turlock High School couple Sophie Warda and Danny Velasquez's plans to attend college and stay together after they graduated seemed just within reach. On Monday, however, those plans came to a screeching halt when Danny was struck by a drunk driver as part of Every 15 Minutes, a two-day program that shows high school students the real-life consequences of drinking and driving.

March 30, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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Stan State receives $2.37M bequest from Hilmar couple

A lifetime dedication to saving by a Hilmar couple has resulted in the single largest gift from an individual ever made to California State University ...

January 16, 2018 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Denair superintendent to leave at school year’s end

In an emotional Denair Unified School District Board meeting Thursday night, Aaron Rosander announced that after over four years of service he will not be ...

January 12, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


Three competing for county Superintendent seat

The 2018 midterm election this November will mark the end of an era for Stanislaus County's current Superintendent of Schools, and the race for ...

January 12, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


Turlock mom furious after teacher injures son

A Turlock mother has pulled her son out of his Medeiros Elementary preschool classroom for fear of his safety after a teacher dragged him across ...

January 12, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


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