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Local students turn imagined ag stories into award winners

One local student imagined how an ordinary egg journeys to the supermarket and eventually the breakfast platter. Another taught a city girl what it takes to live on a farm. Still another explained the importance of barn owls during harvest season.

February 12, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Celebration of science

California State University, Stanislaus opened its doors and knowledge to the public on Saturday in a celebration of science. Hundreds of families explored the wonder and diversity of life at all levels, as well as physics and geology. Science Day featured themed activities for kids like kitchen chemistry and the Six-Legged Zoo, along with open labs and guided tours of the university's science facilities that included the campus planetarium.

February 11, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


TUSD applies for USDA Farm to School grant

The Turlock Unified School District is looking to bring even more fresh fruits and vegetables to its students through a U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm to School grant.

February 08, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Education


A fun trip to the dentist?

Dozens of schoolchildren entered the First Step Dental office Friday morning; for some a first-time dental experience. The purpose of annual field trip day: make children more comfortable with going to the dentist and teach important dental hygiene skills.

February 08, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


THS finalist for classroom makeover

When Turlock High School yearbook advisor Virginia Barr entered her classroom one morning in December 2011, she was surprised to learn that a flood had destroyed her entire classroom from the inside.

February 05, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Sacred Heart celebrates Catholic Schools Week

As parishes across the nation celebrate Catholic Schools Week, students at Sacred Heart School in Turlock marked the annual event with a jog-a-thon, open house, and musical presentation.

February 01, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Science holds the key: STEM program to open at TJHS

With the onset of the recession and high unemployment rates, education is fundamental in succeeding in today's economy. The Turlock Unified School District is looking to offer a program that will give students the leg-up they need to compete in high-demand science and technology fields.

January 29, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Turlock High principal moves to district office

Turlock High School students began 2013 with a few changes, as longtime principal Dana Salles Trevethan moved into a position at the district office and assistant principal Marie Peterson stepped up to lead in her place.

January 29, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


CSU Stanislaus receives $250K grant for student research

Anthropology research at California State University, Stanislaus will soon get a technological upgrade thanks to a quarter million dollar grant.

January 28, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Solar lesson puts seniors on roof

LIVINGSTON - A rooftop in Merced County might be the last place you'd think high school students would find an education. But that's where 10 students of the Ceres High School Manufacturing Academy were two days last week, receiving instruction on installing solar panels on the roof of a low-income Livingston homeowners.

January 25, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Education


Pitman teacher's aide to represent county in state award program

From a very early age, Karen Souza felt a special connection to her fellow students who didn't quite fit in. Souza eventually turned her passion for inclusion into a career as a teacher's aide in special education.

January 25, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Education foundation holds tailgate party to support Kaepernick

A community-wide celebration of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is planned for the day before he makes his debut in the Super Bowl arena.

January 25, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


More cuts for Denair schools

In a special board meeting held Thursday night, the Denair Unified School District continued to process cuts for the 2013-14 school year in an effort to avoid financial insolvency.

January 25, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


Walnut students take fourth in Future City competition

Walnut Elementary students took fourth place in the Future City Competition, held Saturday, with their design for "Garnicia." Modesto Girl Scout Troop #2225 took first place and will be representing Northern California at the National Engineers Week Future City Competition Feb. 15-20 in Washington, D.C.

January 23, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Denair students prepare for Super Bowl of academics

Months of preparation will soon be put to the test as students from Denair High School compete in the 2013 Stanislaus County Academic Decathlon.

January 22, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Education


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Small beautification project will go long way

There is no questioning that the weedy area behind Denair's Jack W. Lytton Stadium on Monte Vista Avenue is overdue for a makeover.

November 25, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Event proves readers are rock stars

With the ever increasing prominence of technology, it is easy to believe that children are not reading as much as they used to. However, with results of the Abundant Books for Children Project's October reading event in hand, director Susan Neufeld has proof that this is not entirely true.

November 25, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Parent steps up as unofficial crossing guard

Although Dutcher Middle School cannot currently assume liability for placing a crossing guard at the "T" intersection where Colorado Avenue meets Escondido Avenue, this has not stopped parent Marlee Caulkins from volunteering to assist students cross the road nearly every day after school.

November 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Feast sheds light on world hunger

Members from Turlock High School's Future Farmers of America club were in for a surprise when their Fall Feast turned into a realistic lesson on world hunger by mayor-elect Gary Soiseth.

November 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Fusion joins ranks of Turlock charter schools

For Turlock Unified School District director of student services Gil Ogden, Fusion Charter is a dream come true. For the district administrator and others that attended the school's open house on Thursday, the newly developed independent charter school is not only an opportunity to educate students, but to rebuild the Westside of Turlock.

November 20, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


College courses to be offered at high schools

High school students looking to get ahead before they embark on their college careers can begin as early as Spring 2015 to earn college credit with Pitman High School and Turlock High School's soon-to-be implemented college course offerings.

November 20, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Jumping for a good cause

A fraternity at California State University, Stanislaus has found the perfect reason to jump for joy with its 3rd annual Jump for Jude fundraising event. For 30 hours, members from Tau Kappa Epsilon will be jumping on a trampoline to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock teachers demand respect

An estimated 250 teachers gathered to the tune of Aretha Franklin's "Respect" before Tuesday's Turlock Unified District Board of Trustees meeting in an effort to demand just that from the district.

November 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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