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Turlock students visiting Capitol are safe, says school official

As news spread of a shooting at the U.S. Capitol on Monday, many local parents frantically called school administrators to check on the welfare of their children who are currently in Washington , D.C. on field trips.

March 28, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Spring camp aims to make math fun for students

Stanislaus State's Mathematic Grants department will be providing an opportunity for students to improve their math skills over spring break with the fifth annual Spring Math Camp. At the camp, students will be provided with an interactive learning experience where they will put their math expertise to the test with fun games and puzzles.

March 25, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


New hoop barn houses first animals at school farm

While a new sign is the first indication that things are progressing at the Turlock Unified School District Agricultural Farm, donations from generous community members have been put to good use and those driving by the Taylor Road property can now see the beginnings of a working farm.

March 25, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Local students shine at Occupational Olympics

Future fashion designers, firefighters and business leaders were among the hundreds of students who gathered at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock on Wednesday to compete in the 31st annual Occupational Olympics and Career Exposition.

March 24, 2016 | | Education


TUSD seeks input for future LCAP initiatives

The Turlock Unified School District is currently seeking input on the focus of initiatives for the 2016-2017 Local Control Accountability Plan.

March 24, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Election fever at THS

Turlock High School held their annual election convention Wednesday with students vying for student government positions and a representative seat on the Turlock Unified School District's Board of Trustees. The event, which began in 1990, gives students a chance to participate in a simulated election process.

March 24, 2016 | | Education


Ag students get real-world farmers market experience

The next generation of farmers' market operators are learning the ins and outs of what it takes to successfully run a market through Stanislaus State's field to market program, StanFresh.

March 24, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


CSU Chancellor talks innovation, student food insecurity during Stanislaus State visit

California State University Chancellor Timothy White shared his vision for the future of Stanislaus State - as well as answered to angry faculty who argued in favor of a five percent pay increase - during his visit to the Turlock campus on Tuesday.

March 23, 2016 | | Education


Sticky Situation

Brown Elementary Principal Luisa Salinas felt like her back was against the wall Friday morning.

March 18, 2016 | Titus Alameda | Education


Turlock Unified to appeal boundary line decision

The Turlock Unified School District plans to appeal the Stanislaus County Committee on School District Organization's decision to deny a proposal that would have transferred approximately 92 acres of currently uninhabited land in north east Turlock from the Denair Unified School District to the Turlock Unified School District.

March 18, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Audit seeks to open books on school libraries

The California Joint Legislative Audit Committee has approved an audit request by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) on a unanimous, bipartisan vote of 11 to 0 vote that seeks to determine whether California's K-12 schools are providing the mandated services to students, and if those services are being provided by fully-trained, credentialed teacher librarians.

March 17, 2016 | | Education


School district celebrates music programs at annual festival

The talent and hard work of Turlock music students will be on display Saturday at the annual Festival of the Green.

March 17, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Energy savings add up for TUSD

Efficiency is always appreciated, especially when the end result is money saved. The Turlock Unified School District is reaping the rewards of efficiency to the tune of $3 million thanks to the Energy Conservation Program.

March 17, 2016 | Titus Alameda | Education


Chamber Ag Committee awards scholarships

The Turlock Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee awarded $25,300 in scholarships on Monday to 22 local students during its 16th annual luncheon at the Turlock Turf Club.

March 16, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Denair Middle School celebrates ‘Pi Day’ with pie and math, of course

Pie is sweet. It's even sweeter when one gets to smash it into someone's face. A pie to the face was how Denair Middle School kicked off its celebration of "Pi Day." Pi Day commemorates the most recognizable mathematical constant in the world. Pi is the ratio of any circle's circumference to its diameter. Its value is approximately equal to 3.14159265 - with the beginning numbers, 3.14, making March 14 the perfect day to honor the constant.

March 16, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


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Stanislaus students experience the real south during 'Alternative Spring Break'

At nearly every bend in the roads they took in Alabama, nine Stanislaus State students were reminded they weren't in California anymore.

April 29, 2016 | | Education


Two Turlock educators named finalists for Teachers of the Year

The Modesto Rotary Club and the Stanislaus County Office of Education announced the 2016 Stanislaus County Teachers of the Year finalists on Tuesday, with 12 ...

April 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


UC Merced receives $5 million for Interdisciplinary Research Center

The National Science Foundation presented researchers at the University of California, Merced, with a $5 million grant for an Interdisciplinary Research Center. The new center ...

April 28, 2016 | | Education


Walnut Speech Faire provides more than just competition

Students at Walnut Elementary had the chance to make their voices heard at the school's sixth annual Walnut Speech Faire. The faire offered 60 ...

April 28, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Medeiros Elementary celebrates 10th anniversary

Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary School celebrated its 10th anniversary Monday with an emotional ceremony that celebrated the school's namesake and looked back at the ...

April 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


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