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MJC Irrigation Technology Program celebrates industry placements and first graduates

The Irrigation Technology Program at Modesto Junior College marked a milestone on April 28, as the first graduates participated in the Commencement Ceremony. Upon completion of the program's second year, it awarded five Associate of Science degrees and 14 certificates of achievement. This is not only a first for MJC, but for California as well, because MJC's program is the first A.S. degree in irrigation technology in the state.

May 18, 2017 | | Education


Stanislaus Military Academy instructor named Teacher of the Year

Stanislaus Military Academy's Ron Kunnen may be relatively new to the education field - he's only been teaching for five years - but he's already making a huge impact on his students and school. The dedication Kunnen has shown to education and making a difference in the community earned him the 2017 Juvenile Court, Community and Alternative Schools Administrators of California Teacher of the Year award.

May 16, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


A dream fulfilled: Connie Valverde set to graduate from Turlock Adult School

As a teenager growing up in the 1960s, Connie Valverde had dreams of earning an education, starting a family and making a life for herself in the United States. Living in the heart of Mexico in Puebla City, roughly 86 miles south of Mexico City, Valverde seemed to be in route to achieving her goals when she was suddenly forced to withdraw from the Mexican school system.

May 16, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Education


Denham makes special visit to THS national champion air rifle team

Winning the 2017 JROTC National Air Rifle Championship in March was reward enough for the Turlock High School air rifle team, who went into the competition as underdogs, but Wednesday morning they received another wave of congratulations and recognition from Congressman Jeff Denham.

May 11, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Competitive bidding on school bonds leads to taxpayer savings, more project funding

The sale of the first series of Bond Measures N and O brought good news for Turlock residents and students alike, as more funds than expected will be available for projects to improve the Turlock Unified School District at a less-than-anticipated cost to taxpayers.

May 11, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Yosemite Community College District selects new chancellor

The Yosemite Community College District finally has a new chancellor as the Board of Trustees unanimously selected Henry Chiong Vui Yong to fill the position. The Board is expected to officially approve the hiring of Yong at their June meeting and the new chancellor will begin in the position on July 1.

May 11, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Pitman students sweep Congressional Art Competition

Pitman High School is home to some of the top artists in the 10th Congressional District, and they have the hardware to show for it after Pride students recently took home the top three spots in the Congressional Art Competition.

May 09, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Fair offers teachers kits for Ag in the Classroom

The Stanislaus County Fair is partnering with local classrooms to teach students about the importance of agriculture in the community.

May 05, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Support group looks to provide safe space for transgender community

Jenna Stone knows the ins and outs of being transgender. Over the course of her 13-year transition, she has endured the slurs and stares, the confusion and contention, and, thankfully, encouragement and acceptance from her peers. Having experienced the struggle first hand, Stone now hopes to help others accept and love themselves through the Stanislaus Transgender Support Group.

May 04, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


4-H calls alumni and friends to join its new network

California 4-H is looking to boost its standing and help it win a national competition by building a network of 4-H alumni and friends.

May 02, 2017 | | Education


R.A.I.S.E. Festival puts spotlight on special needs

As volunteers around the city got their hands dirty participating in Love Turlock, another community event gave back to the community in a different way. The third annual R.A.I.S.E. Festival was held in conjunction with the city-wide service program Saturday at the fairgrounds, raising awareness for children with special needs and providing services for their families.

May 02, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Pitman students earn silver at state FBLA conference

Some say video games and education don't mix, but Pitman High School students Marcus Smith, Omar Vallejo and Abram Galvez proved skeptics wrong by earning statewide recognition recently at the Future Business Leaders of America State Leadership Conference. The trio created a video game that wowed judges at the conference in April, securing them a second-place title and one-way ticket to compete at the national level in Anaheim this June.

May 02, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Turlock wins Iron Chef trophy

It was a windy evening at Woods Furniture Gallery as Turlock's two high schools faced off during the Turlock Education Foundation's fourth annual Iron Chef Competition, but the gusts couldn't blow away the sweet taste of victory for Turlock High School when they were crowned champions of the culinary showdown for the first time since 2014.

April 28, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


‘Buddy benches’ promote inclusion at Brown Elementary

Sometimes all it takes to make a new friend is a smile, a wave or even sitting next to someone on a bench. Newly-installed "buddy benches" at Brown Elementary School aim to encourage interaction between students, helping those who may feel lonely foster new relationships with their classmates.

April 28, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Local ag students shine at state convention

As Turlock High School senior Robert Marchy walked over to the agriculture buildings on the school campus Thursday afternoon he was met with shouts of "turn around, let's see it!" Just like a boxer proudly wearing their championship belt, Marchy's new blue corduroy jacket was attracting attention.

April 27, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

August 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


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