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Mobile agriculture classroom to visit area schools

Ag In Motion, a 53-foot state-of-the-art mobile trailer classroom, is scheduled for its public unveiling today at The National Ag Science Center in Modesto.

June 21, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Local schools finalists in Governor’s Challenge

The Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports announced Tuesday that Osborn Elementary in Turlock and Denair Middle School in Denair are two of the 12 school finalists in the Gold Country Region and 116 schools state-wide that have been named finalists in the 2011 Governor's Challenge Competition.

June 21, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


School district reinstates 6th grade camp funding

Last year, in a remarkable display of cooperation and commitment parents and schools raised more than $200,000 to send about 1,000 Turlock Unified School District sixth graders camp.

June 21, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


TUSD consolidates district services to one building

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees recently announced the acquisition of a warehouse facility for the relocation and consolidation of district services.

June 14, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Hilmar earns top grades in WASC accreditation

After a thorough review of its programs and practices by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), Hilmar High School has been awarded a full six-year term of accreditation, the longest available.

June 14, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


TUSD board delays trustee district mapping

The Turlock Unified School District (TUSD) Board of Trustees received information and discussed trustee district mapping at Tuesday's meeting, but received zero input from the public.

June 07, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


TUSD Board of Trustees to discuss district mapping for 2013 elections

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees is scheduled to hear a report and discuss trustee district lines during its Tuesday board meeting at Turlock High School's Performing Arts building.

June 03, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Food 4 Thought wraps up year

Students at El Capitan Elementary School in Delhi wrapped up a year of Food 4 Thought after-school programming with a special delivery from Merced County Food Banks on Wednesday. The Food 4 Thought program, underwritten by Foster Farms and the food bank, provides supplemental groceries to students every week in exchange for their participation in educational after-school programs.

June 03, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


Gratton School receives garden grant

The California Fertilizer Foundation will be presenting a $1,200 school garden grant to Gratton School. The grant will help improve an already existing garden at the school.

May 31, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


TUSD reinstates Head Start preschool employees

Head Start Pre-school teacher aides and family service workers will likely be reinstated at a June 7 Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting.

May 27, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Compromise shines on foundation transparency

The California State University, University of California, and state community college systems have reached a compromise on transparency at university foundations with legislators who have fought for more openness.

May 27, 2011 | | Education


Survey reveals class of 2011 optimistic about future

Hundreds of graduates from Turlock, Pitman, Turlock Christian and Denair high schools donned traditional caps and gowns to receive their diplomas on Friday, joining their classmates in commencement ceremonies that have been held throughout the week and will continue into early June.

May 27, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


MJC faculty member layoff overturned

Ten of the 11 Modesto Junior College faculty members laid off as part of $8 million in budget cuts which eliminated entire programs from the college will not return, after Yosemite Community College District Trustees upheld the layoffs on Wednesday.

May 27, 2011 | | Education


CSU Stanislaus garners presidential recognition

For the fifth consecutive year, California State University, Stanislaus has been recognized with the President of the United States' Higher Education Community Service Award.

May 27, 2011 | | Education


Rabobank gives $50,000 to Ag Science Center’s Mobile Classroom

As Ag in Motion, a state-of-the-art mobile classroom, receives its finishing touches in preparation for its public unveiling next month, Rabobank announced Friday that it is donating $50,000 to the National Ag Science Center to help fund the effort.

Ag in Motion is a fifty-three-foot trailer featuring 20 laboratories complete with microscopes, lesson plans and the latest technology to deliver a unique educational experience to area seventh graders. The board of directors of the National Ag Science Center decided about a year ago to create a mobile classroom to tour middle schools and provide students with an educational experience ...

May 27, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


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California Attorney General tours Modesto Junior College

California Attorney General and United States Senate candidate Kamala D. Harris got a firsthand look at the facility that will house Modesto Junior College's ...

September 29, 2016 | | Education


Mayor shows Walnut Elementary sixth graders the power of being kind

To help in their endeavor to spread kindness at Walnut Elementary Education Center, students in Erin Moreno's sixth grade class received a firsthand lesson ...

September 23, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


New community partnership to boost college-going culture in Stanislaus County

A new partnership amongst community partners throughout Stanislaus County will promote a college-going culture for low-income students, giving them the opportunity to achieve their college ...

September 23, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified bonds hope to fund school security, modernization projects

With a little over 40 days until the upcoming election, Turlock Unified School District is busy educating stakeholders on two general obligation bond measures that ...

September 23, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


New partnership hopes to encourage student voter registration

A historic partnership is underscoring the importance of student voter registration and education across California. The new collaboration between the California Secretary of State's ...

September 22, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Stan State student earns CSU Trustees’ Award for conquering financial adversity

Stanislaus State senior Ciera Demi Soliz has overcome many financial hurdles in her life and as a recipient of this year's California State University ...

September 22, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified moves forward with new Child Nutrition Education Center

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees received an update Tuesday regarding the new Child Nutrition Education Center, which staff hopes will be ready ...

September 22, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Application period opens for school garden program

Local schools looking to cultivate their own garden - but don't know quite where to start - are invited to receive the financial and curriculum assistance ...

September 20, 2016 | | Education


Turlock school goes behind the camera to promote anti-bullying efforts, welcoming atmosphere

Cunningham Elementary School is going above and beyond to create a safe and welcoming environment for students and their families with catchy videos that promote ...

September 20, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Christian shows Chinese students agriculture of the Valley

Turlock Christian Elementary School welcomed a group of Chinese students to their campus this week, sharing with them the surrounding agricultural sights and sounds of ...

September 20, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Joe Debely Stadium to reopen this week

After weeks as "stray dogs" the Turlock High School football program can once again count on playing at Joe Debely Stadium just in time for ...

September 20, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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