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Turlock Christian celebrates open house
Turlock Christian school board members and Chamber of Commerce members proudly pose with grand opening attendees Thursday morning at the new Turlock Christian elementary campus on Colorado. - photo by CANDY PADILLA/ The Journal

The new elementary campus officially opened for school Jan. 4 of this year after being purchased last spring from the Medic Alert Foundation. "I want to thank the Medic Alert Foundation who worked helpfully and helped us negotiate a purchase of this building. They are excited for us being here," said Matt Swanson, chairman of the board for Turlock Christian.  Swanson also thanked the City of Turlock for their help in quickly getting the campus completed. "This is a project that wouldn't be done without their cooperation," said Swanson. "It's so exciting to have a city that works this way in partnership."


During the grand opening the campus was presented with various presentations from the City of Turlock, Congressman Jeff Denham's office, Senator Tom Berryhill's office, Association of Christian Schools International and a few others. The event included performances by the jazz band and elementary choir as well as a slide show thanking all who have contributed to the project.  


Turlock Christian students from preschool thru high school also contributed Bibles with favorite scriptures highlighted and keepsakes to add to four time capsules that will be buried in the four corners of the school. "The time capsules will be opened in 48 years during our 100th year celebration," said Superintendent Karen Winter.


The new campus hosts grades kindergarten through sixth and has a state of the art computer lab, chemistry lab, art lab, robotics lab and green room for video filming. For more information about the school or to set up a tour please contact Zayra Alvarez at 427-2733 or