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Warrior Day cancelled; Binge drinking, violence focus of event controversy

Warrior Day, an annual festival of music, games, and beer on the California State University, Stanislaus campus, was cancelled Tuesday after students and administrators were unable to agree on how to best guard against dangerous binge drinking.

March 30, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Arts in the classroom

The Kiwanis Club of Turlock teamed up with the Stanislaus Arts Commission to offer a free art workshop for fifth grade students at Cunningham Elementary in Turlock last week.

March 30, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Turlock High student rises above tragedy

From the outside looking in it would appear as though Heather Johnson's story is one of absolute tragedy - but Stephanie doesn't see it that way. At 14 she lost her mother, and last year she lost her father. Both parents led troubled lifestyles that ended tragically. If there was ever a reason for a teenager to give up hope, she certainly had one.

March 30, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Hilmar kids get gold fever

Students from Elim and Merquin elementary schools had a serious case of gold fever during Gold Rush Day, held this week. Fourth grade teacher Verne Davis said the educational experience is tied into California's fourth grade social studies curriculum. Parent volunteers helped to run the day for more than 150 students.

March 30, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


PUNJABI STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Harmanjot Kaur Kahlon and Jagjit Singh Chahal were named the Turlock Sikh Temple's Students of the Month for January and February.

March 27, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


Family on mission to raise epilepsy awareness

The first time Earl Elementary second grader Calliey Gomez suffered an epileptic seizure her parents thought she might have been choking. They had no idea their daughter was having the first of what would become nightly battles with a form of sleeping epileptic seizures. Every night while she sleeps, Calliey has dozens of twitches and mini-seizures.

March 27, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


TJHS student honored posthumously for courage, positive attitude

Mikaylah Partin was well-known at Turlock Junior High for her warm smile, quick wit and positive spirit. Mikaylah passed away unexpectedly over Christmas break last year due to health complications - but her spirit lives on at the campus.

March 27, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


MJC must rehire three laid off professors, rules Superior Court

The Stanislaus Superior Court ruled that the Yosemite Community College District acted improperly in laying off three faculty members in budget cuts last year.

March 23, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Local students shine at Occupational Olympics

When Leo Scheuber was the Stanislaus County Regional Occupational Program Director 27 years ago he launched the Occupational Olympics in an effort to expose students to vocational and employment opportunities in the Valley.

March 23, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Denair students win awards for agricultural short stories

Two Denair elementary students won top honors for their respective short stories in the California Foundation's Agriculture in the Classroom Writing Contest.

March 23, 2012 | BY MACIE BENNETT TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


Mountain View student is normal on the outside, miracle on the inside

Very few of Griffin Boyd's classmates at Mountain View Middle School know that he is a walking, talking miracle.

March 20, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


California Common Core Standards unveiled

California has begun the shift to a nationwide set of new academic standards for public schools. The standards, known the Common Core State Standards, have been adopted in 46 states.

March 20, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Spratling girl pushes beyond ‘disability’

Karina Mora, a seventh grader at Spratling Middle School in Keyes, doesn't see herself as a kid with significant hearing loss and she refuses to become a "victim."

March 16, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


THS Election Convention promotes democratic understanding

Most high school student body elections are fairly simple. The school has a rally and each candidate speaks, maybe throw in a skit, and then the student body returns to their homeroom and fills out ballots.

March 16, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Stanislaus holds first-ever LGBT Awareness Week

It's oftentimes hard for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people to live in a world geared toward traditional gender roles.

March 16, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


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Articles by Section - 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


Local student meets TPD police chief

KCody Rogers has faced several challenges in his 10 short years including attending seven different schools across two states. However, he has recently reached a stable level of excellence at Julien Elementary School where he was treated to an inspiring experience on Thursday: meeting the Turlock Police Department Police Chief Robert Jackson and receiving an inspirational achievement award plaque.

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Dutcher students bring Civil War history to life

History is not just what is written in books; it is lived everyday and for local middle school students, sometimes relived. Dutcher Middle School eighth grade students dove head first into an interactive approach to the Civil War period on Wednesday by dressing in period clothing and reenacting daily activities of late 19th century America.

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


School aide punished for Facebook post

What was meant as a good deed for a former student resulted in a Crowell Elementary School Para Instructional Aide facing a formal reprimand from the Turlock Unified School District on an allegation she broke a confidentiality clause.

April 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Cyrus Elia finds the right note for success in music

Cyrus Elia is a 16-year-old sophomore at Pitman High School with a knack, or rather a gift, for music. Recently named one of 16 cellists in California to make the All State Orchestra, Elia attributes his success to his musical family's encouragement and the supportive Turlock Unified School District programs. Referred to as "easily in the top 1 percent of all the students I've had the pleasure to work with in my 14 year career" by Pitman High School director of bands Ruben Modesto, Elia spent time reflecting upon his musical experience and discussing his plans for the ...

April 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


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