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New year, new look for Stan State gym

The athletics program at Stanislaus State has seen plenty of success over the years, and improvements to the sports facilities around campus reflect those achievements, from new stadium seating at Warrior Baseball Field to the school's state-of-the-art soccer field and track. The home of the school's basketball and volleyball teams, Ed & Bertha Fitzpatrick Arena, is the latest venue to receive a makeover, costing nearly $1 million.

August 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Cunningham launches school-wide ag science program

When Turlock Unified School District Superintendent Dana Trevethan requested that each elementary school in the district develop their own "brand" for the 2017-2018 school year, Cunningham Elementary School Principal Tami Truax knew just what to pick. Agriculture is at the heart of Turlock's community and also surrounds the campus, with grazing horses and crop-tending farmers just a minute's drive away from the school. Now, the school is heading into its first year as a campus with a focus on Agriculture Science, and Truax couldn't be more excited.

August 22, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Turlock High takes part in solar history

The entire Turlock High School student body made its way out to Joe Debeley Stadium Monday morning to watch the eclipse as part of a special educational activity planned by Science teacher Ryan Hollister. Thanks to Hollister's relationship with Science Friday, a Public Radio International program, he was able to secure 2,600 solar eclipse glasses so that over 2,400 THS students could watch the solar event safely.

August 22, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Protestors interrupt president’s speech at Stan State

While many have looked to President Donald Trump for a response to recent white supremacist rallies which have resulted in violence around the country, a group of Stanislaus State students are calling on a different president, University President Ellen Junn, to take action against student Nathan Damigo, a well-known white supremacist who helped to organize rallies in both Charlottesville and Berkeley.

August 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Move In Day

Over 600 students moved in to the Stanislaus State dorms on Wednesday, bringing with them boxes, school supplies and an appetite for independence.

August 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


TUSD students get a safe start to new school year

The first day of school is an exciting day for everyone, whether you're a parent, teacher or student, but for Sumeet Singh, the day held extra significance this year. Monday was Singh's first day as Walnut Elementary School's newest principal, and already, he feels at home.

August 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Dual credit courses allow Turlock Christian students to get ahead

Students at Turlock Christian High School will be able to get a jumpstart on their college educations this year, thanks to a new variety of dual credit courses that will be taught on campus.

August 11, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


TUSD welcomes 57 new teachers

With a new school year comes new instructors, and Wednesday morning Turlock Unified School District's 57 newest members were met with a warm reception at New Teacher Orientation, where they learned the ins and outs of the District in preparation for the first day of school.

August 11, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Remedial classes eliminated in new CSU policy

In a sweeping policy change issued by the California State University last week, incoming students who are found to be unprepared for college-level English and math will no longer be required to take traditional remedial classes before beginning their general education.

August 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Technology is key in TUSD classrooms

When Walnut Elementary School teacher Bret Sutterley began teaching in 1979, it was rare to find a computer in a home, let alone a classroom. Flash forward to 2017, however, and the fifth grade instructor has learned to incorporate technology into nearly every lesson, whether it be treating students to a video chat with a scientist that is half way across the country, or using a computer to create a multimedia presentation.

August 04, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Wakefield Head Start project nearing completion

The year 2017 is one that has involved plenty of change for Wakefield Elementary School, and more is still to come. As Turlock Unified School District's improvements to the site's Head Start program inch closer and closer to completion, the Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved a bid for construction on the Wakefield Kindergarten Relocation Project, which is expected to begin within the next two weeks.

August 01, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


TUSD addresses cyberbullying, suicide with video series

In the past, teachers had to worry about how to stop bullying in the classroom and on the playground, but now, there is an entire world online where students are free to message, post and stream whatever they want, whenever they want. To prevent bullying on the world wide web, Turlock Unified School District is working to develop a series of videos which address cyberbullying, digital footprint, internet safety and suicide, connecting students to resources and raise awareness of acceptable online behavior.

July 28, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


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 Induction Ceremony and Gala on Nov. 3.

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 Center and featuring lessons from the first female engineer to own her own firm.

July 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


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Rare condition doesn’t hold Denair student back

For most girls, a nomination for their high school's homecoming court brings with it a myriad of decisions to be made: Flats or heels ...

October 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Pride culinary program gets taste of downtown

Though students in Pitman High School's culinary program are used to creating new recipes and whipping up dishes in the classroom, they still have ...

October 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


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