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Summer camps boost student creativity

When Mackenzie Alameda began teaching art classes to children at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock, she witnessed an opportunity to not only teach students but to help them develop their own artistic vision.

May 01, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Marlene Bergstrom named Teacher of the Year finalist

Anyone entering Marlene Bergstrom's classroom at Medeiros Elementary on Tuesday afternoon witnessed an uncommon scene: some students were wearing bonnets, others were writing with quills, there were slates on each desk and Bergstrom was instructing students about the importance of penmanship on a mock chalkboard. What looked like a 'blast from the past' to an outsider was actually a typical day in Bergstrom's fourth grade class.

April 29, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Harmony Tinley talks the talk and walks the walk

Harmony Tinley likes to talk, but she does it with a purpose. In fact, she competes with other students through the 4-H Communications program that allows her to travel and practice her craft of public speaking at various competitions.

April 29, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


CSUS writing program receives grant for improving instruction

Writing is one of the building blocks of education and a tool that once honed and refined, can open doors for students long after they leave the education system - something at the core of the Great Valley Writing Project's mission.

April 25, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


MJC offers Cal-OSHA training courses

Modesto Junior College's Workforce Development and Community Education have teamed-up to offer two new Cal-OSHA training courses in May to assist area employers in understanding and applying OSHA standards.

April 24, 2014 | | Education


New Christian preschool to open its doors in Turlock

Spring marks the time of upcoming graduations, but it's also a time for parents to consider having their young ones take their first step in education by enrolling in preschool. Now parents have a new option to consider in town: Cornerstone Christian Preschool.

April 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


The changing landscape of science in the classroom

When pre-service teachers in Iris Haapanen's credential course at California State University, Stanislaus sought out local classrooms in which to observe science lessons as part of their compulsory coursework, the task proved more challenging than expected.

April 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Osborn students find the right beat in ballet folklorico

Michelle Carillo began traditional Mexican dancing, or ballet folklorico, at five years old when her grandmother took her to the Santa Clara County Fair and signed her up to dance with a group. She continued dancing until she was 16 and while she enjoyed expressing herself through dance, she did not imagine that one day she would help other children enjoy the same cultural experience she did as a child.

April 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Dutcher geometry students have formula for success

Dutcher Middle School students Joven Hundal, Erika Gonzalez and Neema Arishida have many things in common: they have all performed perfectly on the mathematics portion of the California Standards Test, they all have 4.0 grade point averages and they all placed in the annual Mathematics Superbowl competition through the Stanislaus Math Council.

April 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


TUSD bans sugary treats in schools

The days of parents swinging by their child's classroom with a large pink box of cupcakes on their little one's birthday are gone as the Turlock Unified School District recently updated its Wellness Policy to prohibit sugary treats in the classroom.

April 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Spring break math camp available for local students

Professor Viji Sundar of California State University, Stanislaus claims that doing math is more fun than eating ice cream and aims to teach children this approach at her annual math camp.

April 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Expo offers junior high students look into future choices

Lunchtime at Turlock Junior High School on Thursday was more than a reprieve from the classroom for a quick bite to eat, as it was also a chance for students to consider their future in a fun and interactive environment at the Gifted and Talented Education Club College and Career Expo.

April 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Every 15 Minutes a harrowing experience

When Officer Joey Cardenas delivered mock death notifications to parents of Delhi High School students on Tuesday as part of the anti-drunk driving Every 15 Minutes program, it was a very real experience for him personally, the parent of a former participant.

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Students blend science, arts in Walnut ‘SMart Fair’

While elementary students are used to receiving instruction, the tables turned for some sixth graders at Walnut Elementary on Wednesday as they delivered lesson plans to fellow students as part of the school's inaugural "SMart Fair."

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Final LCAP review open to TUSD parents and community

The Turlock Unified School District has been undergoing a lot of change lately, from the structure of how funds are received to the curriculum being taught. The transitional state is bound to raise questions for parents who can fortunately be a part of the conversation through the Local Control and Accountability Plan.

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Stanislaus students experience the real south during 'Alternative Spring Break'

At nearly every bend in the roads they took in Alabama, nine Stanislaus State students were reminded they weren't in California anymore.

April 29, 2016 | | Education


Two Turlock educators named finalists for Teachers of the Year

The Modesto Rotary Club and the Stanislaus County Office of Education announced the 2016 Stanislaus County Teachers of the Year finalists on Tuesday, with 12 ...

April 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


UC Merced receives $5 million for Interdisciplinary Research Center

The National Science Foundation presented researchers at the University of California, Merced, with a $5 million grant for an Interdisciplinary Research Center. The new center ...

April 28, 2016 | | Education


Walnut Speech Faire provides more than just competition

Students at Walnut Elementary had the chance to make their voices heard at the school's sixth annual Walnut Speech Faire. The faire offered 60 ...

April 28, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Medeiros Elementary celebrates 10th anniversary

Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary School celebrated its 10th anniversary Monday with an emotional ceremony that celebrated the school's namesake and looked back at the ...

April 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Culinary showdown Turlock: Pitman wins high school Iron Chef competition

For the past several weeks the students in the culinary programs at Turlock and Pitman high schools have thrown themselves into learning everything they could ...

April 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Local student receives trapshooting scholarship

Since age 11, Hilmar High School student Josh Lopes has had a passion for trapshooting. He spent his days shooting at clay pigeons with his ...

April 22, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


TUSD unveils new smartphone app

Today's Turlock Unified School District students are familiar with the use of modern technology in their classrooms, with Chromebook laptops and other wireless devices ...

April 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Stanislaus State cooling tower project wins CSU Water Award

Louie Oliveira admits seeing Stanislaus State's connected system of lakes and ponds from a different perspective than most people.

April 19, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Legacy group: Name THS gym after Louise Marchant

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday received information regarding a request to name the Turlock High School West Gym, which is ...

April 19, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


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