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School district plans for track renovations at Turlock, Pitman high schools

Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees committed $1 million during their last meeting for anticipated improvements to both the Pitman High School track and the district's Joe Debely Stadium, located at Turlock High School, which will include replacing the stadium's turf as well as possibly repositioning Pitman's track.

May 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Turlock student places in top five at state spelling bee

Alisha Chakravarty isn't your average sixth grader. When the rest of her family is watching movies, she would rather write an essay, and even when she doesn't have a test, she's studying anyway. This work ethic recently paid off for the Julien Elementary School student when she finished as a Top 5 Finalist at the California State Elementary Spelling Bee last Saturday, lasting 11 rounds and showing off a vocabulary that even the most talented writers would envy.

May 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


On Track program prepares graduates for bright futures

Four special education students in the Turlock Unified School District's On Track Transitions Program walked the stage at Wednesday morning's graduation ceremony, concluding a journey that taught them valuable lessons they will use not only in their everyday lives, but as they enter the workforce as well.

May 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


MJC Irrigation Technology Program celebrates industry placements and first graduates

The Irrigation Technology Program at Modesto Junior College marked a milestone on April 28, as the first graduates participated in the Commencement Ceremony. Upon completion of the program's second year, it awarded five Associate of Science degrees and 14 certificates of achievement. This is not only a first for MJC, but for California as well, because MJC's program is the first A.S. degree in irrigation technology in the state.

May 18, 2017 | | Education


Stanislaus Military Academy instructor named Teacher of the Year

Stanislaus Military Academy's Ron Kunnen may be relatively new to the education field - he's only been teaching for five years - but he's already making a huge impact on his students and school. The dedication Kunnen has shown to education and making a difference in the community earned him the 2017 Juvenile Court, Community and Alternative Schools Administrators of California Teacher of the Year award.

May 16, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


A dream fulfilled: Connie Valverde set to graduate from Turlock Adult School

As a teenager growing up in the 1960s, Connie Valverde had dreams of earning an education, starting a family and making a life for herself in the United States. Living in the heart of Mexico in Puebla City, roughly 86 miles south of Mexico City, Valverde seemed to be in route to achieving her goals when she was suddenly forced to withdraw from the Mexican school system.

May 16, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Education


Denham makes special visit to THS national champion air rifle team

Winning the 2017 JROTC National Air Rifle Championship in March was reward enough for the Turlock High School air rifle team, who went into the competition as underdogs, but Wednesday morning they received another wave of congratulations and recognition from Congressman Jeff Denham.

May 11, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Competitive bidding on school bonds leads to taxpayer savings, more project funding

The sale of the first series of Bond Measures N and O brought good news for Turlock residents and students alike, as more funds than expected will be available for projects to improve the Turlock Unified School District at a less-than-anticipated cost to taxpayers.

May 11, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Yosemite Community College District selects new chancellor

The Yosemite Community College District finally has a new chancellor as the Board of Trustees unanimously selected Henry Chiong Vui Yong to fill the position. The Board is expected to officially approve the hiring of Yong at their June meeting and the new chancellor will begin in the position on July 1.

May 11, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Pitman students sweep Congressional Art Competition

Pitman High School is home to some of the top artists in the 10th Congressional District, and they have the hardware to show for it after Pride students recently took home the top three spots in the Congressional Art Competition.

May 09, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Fair offers teachers kits for Ag in the Classroom

The Stanislaus County Fair is partnering with local classrooms to teach students about the importance of agriculture in the community.

May 05, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Support group looks to provide safe space for transgender community

Jenna Stone knows the ins and outs of being transgender. Over the course of her 13-year transition, she has endured the slurs and stares, the confusion and contention, and, thankfully, encouragement and acceptance from her peers. Having experienced the struggle first hand, Stone now hopes to help others accept and love themselves through the Stanislaus Transgender Support Group.

May 04, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


4-H calls alumni and friends to join its new network

California 4-H is looking to boost its standing and help it win a national competition by building a network of 4-H alumni and friends.

May 02, 2017 | | Education


R.A.I.S.E. Festival puts spotlight on special needs

As volunteers around the city got their hands dirty participating in Love Turlock, another community event gave back to the community in a different way. The third annual R.A.I.S.E. Festival was held in conjunction with the city-wide service program Saturday at the fairgrounds, raising awareness for children with special needs and providing services for their families.

May 02, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Pitman students earn silver at state FBLA conference

Some say video games and education don't mix, but Pitman High School students Marcus Smith, Omar Vallejo and Abram Galvez proved skeptics wrong by earning statewide recognition recently at the Future Business Leaders of America State Leadership Conference. The trio created a video game that wowed judges at the conference in April, securing them a second-place title and one-way ticket to compete at the national level in Anaheim this June.

May 02, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

July 11, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


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