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Graduates On Track to a successful future

For special education students in the Turlock Unified School District's On Track Transitions Program, this year was full of significant milestones: learning how to tie shoes without help, completing a load of laundry, and performing tasks with multiple steps.

May 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Avid reader Ben Watson closes book on principal’s challenge

While Cunningham Elementary School students were heading to the multipurpose room for lunch on Monday afternoon, fifth grader Ben Watson was en route to his favorite restaurant, Panera Bread, with Principal Tami Truax.

May 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Bulldog mathletes score big

The Turlock High School competition math club had a strong showing at the MJC Math Superbowl.

May 15, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education

Denair Unified finalizes layoffs for 2015-2016 school year

Less than expected enrollment and average daily attendance has prompted Denair Unified School District to reduce hours for four instructors at Denair High School.

May 15, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Turlock high schools recognized for student achievement

No matter what comes next for Turlock High School and Pitman High School seniors set to graduate at the end of this month, they can rest assured knowing that they will be prepared thanks to new rankings released by U.S. News & World Report.

May 14, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Local student wins NASA design competition

When Eilbron Younan originally joined Pitman High School's robotic club, he had no idea he that he unofficially set off a sequence of events that would ultimately lead him to the California Institute of Technology's Jet Propulsion Laboratory for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's design competition.

May 12, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

School district updates five year strategic plan

A lot can happen in the next five years, but Turlock Unified School District is doing everything in its power to remain both prepared and successful, starting with its recent adoption of the 2015-2019 Strategic Plan.

May 08, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Turlock Christian girls, dads make charitable touchdown

When Turlock Christian High School junior and volleyball player McCalister Russell found out that she had been diagnosed with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, her doctor told her that she might never be able to play the sport again.

May 07, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

CSUS Ag Department hosts first Farmers Market

Anyone who showed up past the first hour of California State University, Stanislaus' first Farmers Market "Stan Fresh" on Thursday would only have to take one look at the almost-empty booth to attest that the inaugural event was no doubt a success.

May 07, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy hosted its annual Dia del Niño celebration on Friday, where students and their families participated in various activities, ate food, and explored the campus. According to Principal Ed Ewing, the purpose of the event is to give parents the opportunity to celebrate their children and show them that they care.

May 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Bulldog Election Day

The students have voted, the results are in, and Turlock High School has officially named new Associated Student Body President Andy Orozco, Vice President Chris Silva, Spirit Leaders Payton Steeley and Jojo Cippioneri, School Board Representative Patrick Shields, Treasurer Colby McCann and Secretary Taylor Jordao.

May 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Family Fitness Day

For nearly a decade, Turlock Unified School District Head Start Program family service workers have partnered with Brett Forray and Julie Fox from the CSU Stanislaus Office of Service Learning and Larry Reynolds from the CSU Stanislaus Athletic Program to host the annual Family Fitness Day. According to Head Start coordinator Judy Huerta, the purpose of this event is to inform and educate parents on the importance of their children's health and to encourage the incorporation of physical activity at home.

May 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

More than just table manners

When sitting down at a formal dining event, it can be overwhelming trying to remember all of the proper etiquette-especially if the formal dining event also happens to be a job interview.

May 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

School district searches for new central kitchen location

When Turlock Unified School District officially made the decision in March to consider moving dual immersion sixth grades to Dutcher Middle School as part of Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy's expansion, it became clear that the middle school needed to make some room.

May 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Inaugural R.A.I.S.E. Festival set to coincide with Love Turlock event

Year after year, Love Turlock aims to help those in need in meaningful and practical ways throughout the community, but this year a new partnership will allow the event to take it one step further.

April 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

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Articles by Section - Education

Ellie shares her diabetes story

Type 1 Diabetes has changed Ellie Hart's life forever. Until February she didn't know she had the disease. With November being National Diabetes ...

November 25, 2015 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Education

Denair mourns sudden loss of two educators

Although Denair Elementary Charter Academy was not in session this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday, a number of students still received calls from Principal ...

November 25, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education

School district trustees bid farewell after years of service

Although Eileen Hamilton attended her last Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting earlier this month, she assured everyone that she was not going ...

November 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Local BSU members make cultural connection at regional conference

As president of Turlock High School's Black Student Union, senior Alaya Hubbard said that she has received much more than she expected after joining ...

November 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

MJC, Alliance Worknet join forces to meet industry demand

In an effort to prepare local candidates for a career in industrial maintenance, Modesto Junior College's Technical Education and Workforce Development Department and the ...

November 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

TUSD deliberates busing options for upcoming dual immersion expansion

The transportation inequity at Dutcher Middle School next year that will follow the relocation of Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy sixth graders was a source of ...

November 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Education

Pitman Wind Ensemble tunes fundraising efforts for Carnegie Hall

When Pitman High School senior and piccolo player Aileen Ayala originally joined band in the fourth grade, she had no idea that eight years later ...

November 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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