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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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Turlock student Kate Ogden explores new depths

To become a certified scuba diver, one must have both the knowledge of the fundamental principles of scuba diving and the expertise to master basic scuba skills through confined water dives and open water dives.

March 31, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


A Renaissance education

Dutcher Middle School expanded its interactive history endeavors on Tuesday with its first ever Renaissance Day for seventh grade students. During the event, students expanded their knowledge on a variety of Renaissance-related activities including wheat weaving, poppet making, medicine and falconry-all of which tied into the students' World History curriculum. The school's history activities will carry on today with interactive lessons on United States History curriculum during Dutcher's traditional Civil War Day for eighth graders, where students will learn more about Civil War weaponry, marching drills and games.

March 31, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Young authors receive motivation for literary futures

"When you hear the word 'author' you may only associate it with adults, but what many people don't realize is that anyone with a love of writing and a lot of perseverance can become an author if they set their mind to it-no matter what age they are."

March 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


University hosts 20th annual Cesar Chavez Celebration

The gratitude felt towards activist Cesar Chavez, who dedicated his life to improve the treatment, pay and working conditions of farm workers, was clearly demonstrated by California State University, Stanislaus when just one year after his death in 1993, the university organized what would be its first annual Cesar Chavez Celebration.

March 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Educating the next generation of nurses

California State University, Stanislaus student Erick Padilla had no idea that all the afternoons he spent after school waiting for his dad to pick him up from Oak Valley Hospital would ultimately inspire him to become a nurse.

March 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Students hone their career path at Occupational Olympics

What do robots, fashionable clothing, and flowers all have in common?

March 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Young filmmaker attends White House screening

If asked one year ago whether or not she could imagine herself at the White House with President Barack Obama watching a short film she had made, Erin Benning would have most likely laughed.

March 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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