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Former track standout earns NCAA postgrad scholarship

CSU Stanislaus alumna and track and field standout Alycia Wagner has received the prestigious NCAA Minority Enhancement Program Postgraduate Scholarship for careers in athletics.

March 08, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Superintendent apologizes for early calls

Turlock Unified School District Superintendent Sonny DaMarto issued an apology on Friday for accidentally sending out a robocall to publicize today's Festival on the Green event to the homes of students at 5:45 a.m. The robocall was supposed to go out at 5:45 p.m.

March 08, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Sacred Heart Preschoolers to present 'An Afternoon with Picasso'

Nearly 200 aspiring young models will hit the catwalk today for the 8th annual Sacred Heart Preschool Fashion Show and Tea. The sold out event will house nearly 300 people in the school's gymnasium and feature a light lunch and tea, live and silent auctions and raffle of over 20 items.

March 08, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Turlock High students put their campaigning skills to the test

The Presidential Election may be over, but a more important race - at least to the students of Turlock High School - was decided on Friday. More than 400 Turlock High School students participated in an all-day Election Convention, an annual event that determines class officer positions for the following school year.

March 08, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Parents voice outrage at proposed Denair school board election change

In an effort to save more money for a financially struggling Denair Unified School District, the district's board of trustees considered postponing board elections for one year. This idea was met with disdain by district parents who questioned current board members' competency and their motives for wanting to postpone elections.

March 08, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


TUSD prepares for governor's adult school changes

When Governor Jerry Brown released his proposed budget plan for the 2013-14 fiscal year, it included many changes in education funding. One of those changes, that moves adult school funding from K-12 school districts to community colleges, has many schools throughout the state fearing a loss of services to local students.

March 05, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


New assistant principal working to make TJHS '800-point school'

The new assistant principal at Turlock Junior High School is a familiar face to many. That's because the district picked longtime Turlock resident Sumeet Singh, a former 8th grade history teacher at TJHS.

March 01, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Read Across America

Students of Cunningham Elementary School were nothing short of ambitious after attending their annual Read Across America assembly, a nod to the nation's largest reading celebration in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday.

March 01, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Education


Area students compete in Regional Science Olympiad

Future scientists will put their skills to the test today, as the CSU Stanislaus campus hosts the 27th annual Stanislaus County Regional Science Olympiad.

March 01, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


NJROTC student wins big at air rifle competition

Determination and discipline are just two of the traits developed by those who participate in air rifle marksmanship. For Richard Gastelum, a junior ROTC student at Turlock High School, competing in air riffle competitions has also earned him the title of one of the best shooters in the nation.

February 26, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Festival to highlight talents of local students

Over 600 Turlock Unified School District students will be showcasing their musical talents at the Festival on the Green, set for March 9 at Pitman High School.

February 22, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Julien student teaches peers importance of respect

February Character Counts Profile: Respect

February 22, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


'Dinosaurs of California' topic of next MAPS public lecture

The Modesto Area Partners in Science will offer a presentation by Richard Hilton on "Dinosaurs of California" at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Forum 110 at Modesto Junior College, 435 College Ave. in Modesto.

February 19, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


TUSD restores library positions

The Turlock Unified School District is bringing back at least one victim of the recent budget cuts - library resources.

February 19, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Class gives Hilmar students skills for success

Many high school students think that career planning happens once they have entered college. On the contrary, career planning is a process that begins during high school, a task that Hilmar High holds as a standard.

February 19, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Denair Unified to expand tobacco-free policy

Denair Unified School District is taking steps to expand its tobacco-free policy to include the prohibition of electronic hookahs and other vapor-emitting devices, with or without nicotine content.

August 29, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Cunningham principal takes ice bucket challenge to motivate students

At Cunningham Elementary's "Friday Morning Opening" Principal Tami Truax challenged students to work hard and be respectful every day and then had a bucket of ice water dumped on her head.

August 29, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


President Sheley’s annual address highlights campus challenges, successes

The campus community gathered at California State University, Stanislaus for President Joseph Sheley's annual address, which ranged from the university's financial situation, the collaborative need for a school signature and identity, and the increased health and safety efforts of campus.

August 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Former POW Jessica Lynch coming to Turlock

Although only two weeks into the new school year, Turlock High School has already lined up high-profile motivational speaker and former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch to speak to students on Nov. 7.

August 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


MJC awards $250,000 in scholarships

Modesto Junior College awarded over $250,000 in scholarships to 246 students for the fall 2014 term at their recent annual scholarship ceremony.

August 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


UC Merced opens new 'green' building

University of California, Merced took another step toward environmental stewardship with the opening of its new Science and Engineering 2 Building set for Wednesday.

August 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus Military Academy decreases drill instruction, increases academic quality

Stanislaus Military Academy has made the administrative decision this year to shift its focus towards academic quality by decreasing class sizes, implementing class periods, and increasing educational instruction.

August 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


New TUSD policy uses positive interventions to keep students in school

At their first scheduled meeting of the school year, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees established new policies and policy changes to increase overall student success, one of which will push back exclusionary discipline practices, such as suspension, in favor of positive interventions to correct misbehaving students.

August 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock High School adds more AP courses to benefit students

In order to fully prepare students for college, Turlock High School is now offering more Advanced Placement courses than ever.

August 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSU Stanislaus back in session

Approximately 9,000 students converged at California State University, Stanislaus for the first day of classes Thursday and throughout the campus, from faculty to administration to knowledgeable seniors and excited freshmen, all had high expectations for the upcoming school year.

August 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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