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Merced College’s Fishman named state’s Outstanding Ag Teacher for 2017

In his 20 years teaching at Merced College, Darol Fishman said he's never missed one of the California Agriculture Teachers Association's annual conferences.

July 18, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


MJC Agriculture honored with Hall of Fame induction

Modesto Junior College's Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Division will be inducted into the National Ag Science Center's Ag Hall of Fame during their Induction Ceremony and Gala on Nov. 3.

July 18, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Engineering camp to give kids hands-on experience

Kids can spend four days this summer building bridges, rollercoasters and skyscrapers as part of a STEM Engineering Camp, hosted by the Dr. Sundar Math Center and featuring lessons from the first female engineer to own her own firm.

July 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Stan State to launch smoke-free initiative

Beginning Sept. 1, those smoking a cigarette on the Stanislaus State campus will be asked to put it out – not "butts" about it.

July 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


SCOE seeks donations for Operation Backpack

The start of a new school year is an exciting time for most children, but for homeless children, this is a time open to emotional and academic challenges. Without even the most basic supplies, these students start at a disadvantage that only gets worse as the school year progresses. The Stanislaus County Office of Education aims to provide local homeless and at-risk youth with new backpacks and school supplies – tools they need to achieve academic success - through Operation Backpack.

July 14, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Money magazine puts Stan State atop ‘value added’ list

Stanislaus State has once again received national acclaim, as Money magazine has ranked the university as the nation's top "value-added" public college on its list of "Value-Added All-Stars."

July 11, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Denair Charter Academy welcomes new principal

From high school dropout to Denair Charter Academy's newest principal, David Naranjo is certainly someone who students can look up to. He serves as living proof that difficult family, financial circumstances or poor decisions do not have to dictate the rest of their lives, and as principal, Naranjo hopes to be a role model for his independent study high school students.

July 07, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Top priorities for student success finalized in LCAP

The Turlock Unified School District plans to add numerous new positions and courses at schools throughout the city as part of the 2017-2018 through 2019-2020 Local Control and Accountability Plan, which was approved by the Board of Trustees at their June 20 meeting.

July 04, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


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 or two about agriculture. His family owns and operates a dairy and beef ranch, and Prock's grandfather and uncles were involved in Future Farmers of America in high school, even serving as officers. So, it was no surprise when Prock was recently presented the school's highest agricultural honor, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award.

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 school year, due in part to both a desire from the community as well as willing administration and staff looking to create more opportunities for students.

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 educator and Turlock resident Mark Walker as the Board's Area 6 Trustee.

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 a passion for technology. So, when the Turlock Unified School District announced a search for two summer interns who would work with the Technology Services Department, he jumped at the chance. Now, along with fellow THS senior Harbeer Panesar, Gemperle is spending the triple-digit weather supporting the department while gaining valuable, hands-on experience.

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 of the school cut down.

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 to take advantage of new textbooks under a proposed 2017-2018 budget considered by school officials.

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 spending plan of just over $152 million and an increase of $2.8 million in base grant funding through the Local Control Funding Formula.

June 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


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Turlock schools’ innovation honored at awards ceremony

Turlock's schools have a lot to brag about, and that list was recently made even longer thanks to the innovative efforts of Walnut Elementary ...

December 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Pitman Madrigals selected to sing at Foster Farms Bowl

The Pitman High School Madrigals had just 20 minutes to rehearse before their final audition Monday, but that didn't stop them from winning the ...

December 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Little Lights shine with holiday spirit

Little Lights Preschool presented representatives from Sierra Vista Child & Family Services with Christmas present donations on Wednesday. The children spent three weeks taking shoe boxes ...

December 08, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Education


Turlock students featured in Healthy Air calendar

Two Turlock students' artwork is featured in the 2018 Healthy Air Living Kids' Calendar, a bilingual, full-color wall calendar just released by the San Joaquin ...

December 08, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Stan State dedicates Diversity Center

After more than a year in concept and development, Stanislaus State unveiled its Diversity Center last week.

December 05, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Tigers make tremendous donation

Just one of Turlock Together's iconic blue barrels can weigh up to 475 pounds when filled to the brim with canned food items, making ...

December 05, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


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