When April Welch moved from Turlock Junior High School to Crowell Elementary to teach sixth grade, she brought her knowledge, teaching tools and one novel idea to the elementary school level: a Career Fair.
University campuses are places of intellectual pursuit, and now a more cross-educational conversation will be taking place at the California State University, Stanislaus campus as the newly renovated Science 1 Building is playing host to a unique assortment of areas of study including mathematics, philosophy, modern languages and the School of Nursing.
Twenty years ago Ed Ewing was flipping through the Turlock Journal when he came across an article about the new bilingual and biliterate educational opportunities through an immersion program at Osborn School. After showing his wife the article, the couple decided that once their 1-year-old son was ready, they would place him into the program not knowing that one day Ed Ewing would preside over the school as principal.
Stanislaus County has many career opportunities, but sometimes it requires knowing where to look to locate the best job. The Stanislaus County Office of Education aims to enrich the region and the lives of local students by uniting them with career opportunities through the Stanislaus Leadership Academy.
The mascot of Earl Elementary School is the "Explorer" and this week sixth grade students exemplified this by "traveling" through time to discover the past civilizations of Greece, Rome and Egypt in an interactive program titled Walking through the Ancient World.
Leaving the school system and entering the workforce can often pose challenges for students, especially those who lack exposure to the protocol expected in the professional sphere. However, numerous Turlock High School students will be entering the workforce ahead of the curve after an instrumental two-day etiquette lesson through the Transitional Partnership Program.
Many students and parents are well versed in scanning college ranking websites when preparing to apply for college and locals should rest assured that a quality education is within grasp as California State University, Stanislaus has recently been well ranked according to President Barack Obama's new university rating system.
Fourth grade teacher Marlene Bergstrom of Medeiros Elementary School was named the 2014 Teacher of the Year by the Modesto Rotary Club and Stanislaus County Office of Education for the fourth through sixth grade division.
When Linda Murphy-Lopes began kindergarten she was an illiterate, second-language learning student without dreams or aspirations. Turn the page and several years later she is one of the most powerful educators and catalysts for positive change in students in the Turlock Unified School District. This is her last year in the District as she is retiring after 25 years in Turlock and 30 years in education overall.
Steve Doerksen has a passion for sports and an enthusiasm for teaching, two interests which he will bring with him to his new job as principal of Turlock Christian High School this upcoming school year.