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Student Union expansion fails

The proposed $27 million expansion to the California State University, Stanislaus University Student Union was voted down by students last week in a landslide.

April 06, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Sweet rewards

Most students with perfect attendance get a pat on the back or a certificate, but at Crowell Elementary students who have no absences for an entire month get a much sweeter reward. Students who had perfect attendance for the month of March got to throw a whipped cream pie at Principal Linda Alaniz and Assistant Principal Robert Lanz in a "Just Say Go" incentive event on Thursday. Ten students out of the over 100 students from Crowell who had perfect attendance got the privilege of covering the faces of their principal and assistant principal in whipped cream.

April 02, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Pitman v. Turlock: Culinary call-out

The Pitman and Turlock High rivalry has again surfaced, but this time it will be fought in the kitchen, not on the athletic field.

April 02, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Research Week to storm UC Merced

It started off as a simple Research Day. But now, three years later, the University of California, Merced event has grown into a full-fledged Research Week.

April 02, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Turlock students debate their way to state competition

Four Turlock High students have honed their skills in the ancient art of logical argument and will soon be competing in their respective divisions at the state level of high school debate competition.

March 30, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Strawberry v. Carrot sends middle school to state competition

Memorizing the dates of important events in American history, learning to add fractions, and practicing grammar are all things students are required to learn in school, but there is no requirement to practice thinking outside of the box to enhance creativity.

March 26, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Turlockers win big at Occupational Olympics

Turlock High Agriculture and ROP teacher Chad Russell remembers when he competed in the Stanislaus County Occupational Olympics and Career Exposition in 1996. The competition, along with the ROP classes he took as a student, steered him into the career he has today.

March 26, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Modesto Junior College welcomes new president

Modesto Junior College completed the search for a new president on Friday, selecting experienced college administrator Gaither Lowenstein. He will replace interim MJC President Kenneth White on July 1.

March 26, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin to speak at CSU Stanislaus fundraiser

Sarah Palin may be more at home in the snowy environs of her native Alaska, but the former vice-presidential candidate and Alaska governor will be in sunny Turlock on June 25, when she will serve as the guest of honor at California State University, Stanislaus' 50th Anniversary Gala.

March 26, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


ROTC Inspection

Turlock High School students waited patiently Monday morning to be inspected and tested on their involvement in the Reserve Officers' Training Corps. The inspection is done every other year and the students are asked questions on the ranking system, their uniforms and knowledge of the program.

March 23, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Pitman senior turns up the heat in the kitchen

Lucero Hernandez is getting a head start in picking her future career path by experimenting with elective classes at Pitman High School.

March 23, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Walnut Elementary finalist in greenest school contest

Winter wind energy, summer solar energy and a school compost station are just some of the green initiatives that Walnut Elementary School students demonstrated in their video for the nation-wide competition for America's Greenest School.

March 23, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Turlock educators named finalists for Teacher of the Year

Despite these difficult times for school districts across the state - with budget cuts, pink slips and doing less with more - Stanislaus County still recognizes those teachers who continue to give their students all the tools they need to succeed. There are four teachers from the Turlock Unified School District who were named as finalists in the 2010 Stanislaus County Teacher of the Year contest.

March 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Walnut student driving force behind Haiti relief coin drive

Third grader Tanner Blankenship was sad when he heard about the 7.0 earthquake that rocked the town of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Wanting to help, he asked his mom if they could adopt a child from Haiti.

March 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Democracy in Action

Turlock High students tallied their ballots to pick the new Associated Student Body representatives for next year during their 21st Annual Election Convention on Friday. Students volunteered to represent each state with the number of electoral votes each state would typically get in a United States presidential election. Each state selected their new ASB representatives after each person running for a position gave a speech. There were a total of six positions that each state voted for including the ASB President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Spirit Leaders and School Board Representative.

March 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


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Trustees approve new Denair Charter Academy

The Denair Elementary Charter Academy is one step closer to reality after the Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved the school's creation on Thursday.

April 17, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Fruit & Veggie Contest aims to get kids eating healthy

The Stanislaus County Fair is partnering with Turlock schools to encourage kids to make healthier choices at lunch time. The 20/20 Fruit & Veggie Contest will reward elementary students who make healthy eating choices with the chance to win free tickets to the fair, a bicycle or other prizes.

April 17, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Education


MJC programs to enhance irrigation systems, provide drought relief training

As the drought continues to parch the state for the fourth year in a row, Modesto Junior College is instituting new courses and programs that focus on irrigation and drought relief.

April 16, 2015 | | Education


Deadly lesson: Denair students experience impact of drunk driving

Emergency crews were unable to save the life of Denair High student Ashley Ramaley on Thursday, a victim of a drunk driving accident. While Ramaley's death was not real, as she was a student actor in the Every 15 Minutes program, the emotional impact of her death was still felt.

April 16, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Education


YOSEMITE BOUND

In a time boasting conveniences in the form of microwave ovens and cars, it is hard to imagine that over 100 years ago, activities such as cooking on a wood-burning stove and riding on a horse-drawn stage were central to everyday life.

April 16, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Local universities take action to conserve water

Thirty seconds. That's all it takes now to report water leaks in the Social Science and Management building at University of California, Merced.

April 14, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock teen named Boy Scout of the Year

Despite the fact that Turlock High School senior Tlaloc Barajas has already achieved the highest advancement possible as Eagle Scout through the Boy Scouts of America last year, he has managed to secure one last recognition before aging out of the organization: Greater Yosemite Council's Boy Scout of the Year.

April 14, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Anticipation stewing for Iron Chef Competition

The heat emanating from the kitchen will intermingle with the heat of competition on Friday as students from Turlock High School and Pitman High School culinary art programs warm up for the Turlock Education Foundation's second annual Iron Chef Competition.

April 14, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Nicolas McKeon aims for success

While other students are spending their spring break traveling to exciting destinations - or sleeping in - Turlock High School sophomore Nicolas McKeon is at the school's shooting range honing his skills for an upcoming competition.

April 07, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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