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Wakefield Head Start project nearing completion

The year 2017 is one that has involved plenty of change for Wakefield Elementary School, and more is still to come. As Turlock Unified School District's improvements to the site's Head Start program inch closer and closer to completion, the Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved a bid for construction on the Wakefield Kindergarten Relocation Project, which is expected to begin within the next two weeks.

August 01, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


TUSD addresses cyberbullying, suicide with video series

In the past, teachers had to worry about how to stop bullying in the classroom and on the playground, but now, there is an entire world online where students are free to message, post and stream whatever they want, whenever they want. To prevent bullying on the world wide web, Turlock Unified School District is working to develop a series of videos which address cyberbullying, digital footprint, internet safety and suicide, connecting students to resources and raise awareness of acceptable online behavior.

July 28, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Merced College’s Fishman named state’s Outstanding Ag Teacher for 2017

In his 20 years teaching at Merced College, Darol Fishman said he's never missed one of the California Agriculture Teachers Association's annual conferences.

July 18, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


MJC Agriculture honored with Hall of Fame induction

Modesto Junior College's Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Division will be inducted into the National Ag Science Center's Ag Hall of Fame during their Induction Ceremony and Gala on Nov. 3.

July 18, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Engineering camp to give kids hands-on experience

Kids can spend four days this summer building bridges, rollercoasters and skyscrapers as part of a STEM Engineering Camp, hosted by the Dr. Sundar Math Center and featuring lessons from the first female engineer to own her own firm.

July 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Stan State to launch smoke-free initiative

Beginning Sept. 1, those smoking a cigarette on the Stanislaus State campus will be asked to put it out – not "butts" about it.

July 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


SCOE seeks donations for Operation Backpack

The start of a new school year is an exciting time for most children, but for homeless children, this is a time open to emotional and academic challenges. Without even the most basic supplies, these students start at a disadvantage that only gets worse as the school year progresses. The Stanislaus County Office of Education aims to provide local homeless and at-risk youth with new backpacks and school supplies – tools they need to achieve academic success - through Operation Backpack.

July 14, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Money magazine puts Stan State atop ‘value added’ list

Stanislaus State has once again received national acclaim, as Money magazine has ranked the university as the nation's top "value-added" public college on its list of "Value-Added All-Stars."

July 11, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Denair Charter Academy welcomes new principal

From high school dropout to Denair Charter Academy's newest principal, David Naranjo is certainly someone who students can look up to. He serves as living proof that difficult family, financial circumstances or poor decisions do not have to dictate the rest of their lives, and as principal, Naranjo hopes to be a role model for his independent study high school students.

July 07, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Top priorities for student success finalized in LCAP

The Turlock Unified School District plans to add numerous new positions and courses at schools throughout the city as part of the 2017-2018 through 2019-2020 Local Control and Accountability Plan, which was approved by the Board of Trustees at their June 20 meeting.

July 04, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Denair grad honored with prestigious agricultural award

Recent Denair High School graduate Kyle Prock was born and raised in the small, rural town just east of Turlock, so he knows a thing or two about agriculture. His family owns and operates a dairy and beef ranch, and Prock's grandfather and uncles were involved in Future Farmers of America in high school, even serving as officers. So, it was no surprise when Prock was recently presented the school's highest agricultural honor, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award.

June 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Extended day kindergarten coming to Crowell School

A pilot program at Crowell Elementary School will provide additional learning time for students in the campus' transitional kindergarten and kindergarten classes during the 2017-2018 school year, due in part to both a desire from the community as well as willing administration and staff looking to create more opportunities for students.

June 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Turlock school board welcomes new trustee

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees embraced a new face at their meeting Tuesday night, voting to accept a provisional appointment of longtime educator and Turlock resident Mark Walker as the Board's Area 6 Trustee.

June 22, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


TUSD tech interns gain hands-on experience

Chris Gemperle was just three years old when his parents gave him his first computer, and since then, the Turlock High School senior has had a passion for technology. So, when the Turlock Unified School District announced a search for two summer interns who would work with the Technology Services Department, he jumped at the chance. Now, along with fellow THS senior Harbeer Panesar, Gemperle is spending the triple-digit weather supporting the department while gaining valuable, hands-on experience.

June 20, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


School district demolishes trees around Dennis Earl

Many Turlock residents driving around Dennis Earl Elementary School over the past week were shocked to find all of the trees lining the front grounds of the school cut down.

June 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


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Pitman High FFA sees growth

At the end of the last school year Pitman High School FFA students made their voices heard during a Turlock Unified School District Board of ...

September 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


BIG-HEARTED BOOT CAMP

The 5th and 6th grade students at Brown Elementary School came together to plan a school-wide fundraiser for victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Friday ...

September 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Big-hearted boot camp

The 5th and 6th grade students at Brown Elementary School came together to plan a school-wide fundraiser for victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Friday ...

September 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


U.S. News ranks UC Merced No. 1 in the nation for financial aid

The University of California, Merced, is the No. 1 public university in the nation for financial aid given to first-year students - and a strong performer ...

September 12, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Pitman to host first-ever marching band competition

The Pitman High School Marching Pride will be joined by 19 other bands at the end of the month for a parade like no other ...

September 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


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