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Local students recognized by school safety program

Not all heroes wear capes, or so the saying goes. In the case of Cunningham Elementary student Lidia Esquer and former Cunningham student Xiana Garza, heroes wear the bright, fluorescent vests of the Eagles Squadron – the safety program that allows fourth, fifth and sixth graders to help students navigate the school parking lot and surrounding crosswalks safely. The two sixth graders were honored Friday morning by AAA Northern California in a School Safety Patrol Program awards assembly for their outstanding safety skills.

May 06, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education

Adult school administrator takes home prestigious honor

Continuing the recent success of Turlock educators, Turlock Adult School Principal Isaias Rumayor, Jr. was recognized as Adult Education Administrator of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators. Rumayor, along with 19 other local educational leaders, was honored for his outstanding accomplishments at the ACSA Region VII Spring Conference in South Lake Tahoe over the weekend.

May 03, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education

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 teachers vying for a chance to be one of four teachers that can call themselves the best in the county.

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 will help strengthen research of biological matter, such as proteins and cells, and how they come together to perform specific tasks, much like small machines.

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 young students in grades kindergarten through sixth the opportunity to experience public speaking, gaining confidence that will be carried with them throughout school and into their adult lives.

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 campus' past decade.

April 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education

Culinary showdown Turlock: Pitman wins high school Iron Chef competition

For the past several weeks the students in the culinary programs at Turlock and Pitman high schools have thrown themselves into learning everything they could about Indian cuisine. They've watched videos, read cookbooks, and learned all about the spices that flavor the traditional meals.

April 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Education

Local student receives trapshooting scholarship

Since age 11, Hilmar High School student Josh Lopes has had a passion for trapshooting. He spent his days shooting at clay pigeons with his father at his grandparents' ranch, honing his skills and developing a love for the sport. Now, Lopes has been shooting competitively for seven years and is headed to Lindenwood University in the fall on a trapshooting scholarship.

April 22, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education

TUSD unveils new smartphone app

Today's Turlock Unified School District students are familiar with the use of modern technology in their classrooms, with Chromebook laptops and other wireless devices at their fingertips. Now, TUSD is letting parents in on the action with their new smartphone app, which launched on Tuesday.

April 21, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education

Stanislaus State cooling tower project wins CSU Water Award

Louie Oliveira admits seeing Stanislaus State's connected system of lakes and ponds from a different perspective than most people.

April 19, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education

Legacy group: Name THS gym after Louise Marchant

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday received information regarding a request to name the Turlock High School West Gym, which is currently undergoing renovations to modernize the building.

April 19, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education

DUSD appoints interim high school principal

Denair High School is bringing in an educational ringer to end the academic year.

April 15, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education

Fair’s agricultural education program turns to ‘Bees & Trees’

The Stanislaus County Fair is partnering with local classrooms to build on their education and expand on their knowledge of the area's agriculture.

April 14, 2016 | | Education

BMX freestyle team inspires Cunningham students for state testing

As students at Cunningham Elementary gear up for state testing next week, Robert Castillo's BMX Freestyle Team paid a visit to the school Friday to provide some extra motivation.

April 08, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education

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Stanislaus State recognized with National Community Service Honor

Exemplary community service programs and strong community partnerships have earned Stanislaus State a place on the 2015 President's Higher Education Community Service Roll, marking ...

October 21, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Progress continues to grow at school farm

It just takes one drive down Taylor Road in Turlock to realize that the Turlock Unified School District Farm has come a long ways since ...

October 21, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Julien Elementary honored for school garden project

Julien Elementary School was one of 56 recipients throughout California to receive the Golden Bell Award - the state's leading educational honor - for its school ...

October 20, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Stan State to host annual open house, preview day

Stanislaus State is hoping to inspire hundreds of prospective students to attend next year as they welcome them to the college campus Saturday for the ...

October 20, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Turlock Unified approves pay raise, higher benefit cap for employees

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees unanimously voted to approve a salary increase and higher uniform benefit cap for a number of positions ...

October 18, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

College district trustee candidates face off in forum

The three candidates vying for the District 3 seat on the Yosemite Community College District's Board of Trustees discussed a number of issues, including ...

October 14, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

UC Merced kicks off historic $1.3 billion expansion

The University of California, Merced, broke ground Friday on the largest expansion project in campus history.

October 14, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education

Denair teachers still hoping for full salary restoration

Denair Unified School District teachers are saying that a modest one-time payment approved by the Board of Trustees last week is just not enough to ...

October 13, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

White supremacy posters spark outcry at Stanislaus State

Posters at Stanislaus State have raised concerns on and off campus as they accuse a student of leading an extremist hate group that is responsible ...

October 11, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Meeting offers information on Pharmacy Technician program

Modesto Junior College Workforce Development has scheduled a Pharmacy Technician Training Program information meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 25 in John Muir Hall, room ...

October 11, 2016 | | Education

Stanislaus State receives $7.2 million to fund STEM programs

With the help of two grants totaling $7.2 million, Stanislaus State is hoping to increase the number of students in science, technology, engineering and ...

October 11, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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