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Testing perfection

Turlock Unified School District released the names of students who scored perfect 600s on their California Standards Tests. TUSD had 110 students who reached perfection and five students who earned perfect scores in more than one subject testing area. The CSTs include testing for general math, English-language arts, geometry, algebra 1, algebra 2, summative high school math, integrated high school math, history-social science, science, biology, chemistry, earth science and physics. Test areas vary by grade level.

April 19, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Merced College cuts 55 summer, 123 fall classes

The latest victim of state budget cuts, Merced College announced on Wednesday it expects to eliminate more than 250 course sections over the next year to bridge a $4.5 million budget shortfall.

April 19, 2011 | | Education


MJC professors end day of testimony

The administrative hearing between lawyers representing the Yosemite Community College District and those representing Modesto Junior College staff eliminated in recent budget cuts continued Wednesday morning, with the affected staff testifying for most of the day.

April 15, 2011 | | Education


THS Speech students quiet competition

The Turlock High School Speech and Debate team bested the competition over the school year en route to a perfect undefeated season. In 10 individual and debate sweepstakes, THS took home 10 trophies for first place and the program was named Leading Chapter in the Big Valley District.

April 15, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Taste of Navy life

Turlock High School NJROTC cadets trained on the proper use of a fire hose during an instructional session with the Turlock Fire Department- Engine 33 this week. In the Navy all personnel aboard a ship must participate in firefighting training and drills and in boot camp a heavy emphasis is placed on disaster response training. The cadets also practiced Navy boot camp exercises.

April 15, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Cunningham begins to see improvement

Last year Turlock Unified School District undertook the challenge of "turning around" Cunningham Elementary using a modified state model in order to pull the school out of being on the state's list of lowest-performing schools for the past three school years.

April 15, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Campus supervisor claims she didn’t tell Cody to remove American flag

Editors Note: The Turlock Journal has elected to withhold the name of a Denair Middle School campus supervisor involved in the story below for safety; for the purpose of this article the person will be called Jody.

April 12, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Turlock High culinary students head to Oregon for competition

Four Turlock High School culinary students will be headed to Coos Bay, Ore. on Thursday to participate in the Oregon Coast Culinary Institute's Invitational, a two-day cooking competition for high school culinary programs.

April 12, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Lawyers spar over MJC layoffs

The Yosemite Community College District believes it acted appropriately in laying off 15 instructors as part of budget cuts at Modesto Junior College last month, but lawyers representing those instructors say the district did not take seniority and qualifications into account in handing out those pink slips.

April 12, 2011 | | Education


Medeiros third grader knows value of honesty

Character Counts Profile: Noah Phillpott, Medeiros Elementary

April 08, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Merced College drafting welcomes students from MJC defunct program

Sonora resident Audrey Wynn is looking to change careers. The part-time funeral home beautician has attempted to explore a career change to interior design and drafting, but in recent years the classes she needed kept being cut at Columbia College and Modesto Junior College.

April 08, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Local business gives teachers money through grant program

Two years ago GDI president Grant Davis started the "Adopt-A-Teacher" grant program. But in two years Davis said he has only received a grand total of two requests for funds.

April 05, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Learning about space

Walnut Elementary Education Center celebrated "Space Week" this week. Space week started 15 years ago to commemorate astronaut Alan Sheppard's first U.S. manned space launch. Students at Walnut learned about aerodynamics, flight control and design, and rocketry. Fifth grade teacher Bret Sutterley said Space Week is now done in conjunction with California Standardized Testing to loosen up what can be a tight atmosphere on campus.

April 05, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Renaissance kid

Pitman High School Principal Rod Hollars has worked in education for decades and has never seen a child so young and gifted as Kohl James.

April 05, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


School district dealing with Sacramento failures

After months of trying to work out problems with legislative Republicans, Gov. Jerry Brown called off budget negotiations on Tuesday.

April 01, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


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Turlock student flourishes at new school; leaves bullies in the past

Just over a year ago, Breanna Mendoza was unsure if she would ever graduate eighth grade.

May 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


New president selected for Stanislaus State

As graduates of Stanislaus State move on to bigger and better things, the university has welcomed a new face to lead the school into the ...

May 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Turlock students among scholarship winners

The Stanislaus Community Foundation and its scholarship partners awarded scholarships totaling over $57,000 to local students for the 2016-17 academic school year.

May 24, 2016 | | Education


Graduation time

Turlock Adult School held its commencement ceremony on Wednesday, kicking off Turlock's graduation season. Students in the area will be marching to the beat ...

May 20, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Cunningham Elementary salutes veterans at State Float Parade

Fifth grade students at Cunningham Elementary got a chance to display their float-building expertise on Wednesday when the school held its annual State Float Parade ...

May 19, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Denair announces new principals for high school, middle school and elementary campuses

When school starts again in Denair, students and staff will welcome new principals at three campuses. Kara Backman will take over at Denair High School ...

May 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


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