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Impromptu champ

Pitman High School sophomore Tim Truax earned the state title in impromptu public speaking at the California FFA Leadership Conference, held last weekend in Fresno. For the impromptu speaking category participants are given a topic and a few minutes to prepare before presenting a speech on that particular topic. Truax is now eligible to participate in the national competition later this year.

April 24, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


Local students shine at Science Olympiad

Julien Elementary School students Parker Boom and Megan Van Hoogmoed took home the top spot in the "Rock Hound" category at the 2012 Stanislaus County Office of Education Elementary Science Olympiad, held Saturday in Modesto. In Rock Hound students must identify types of rocks and minerals.

April 24, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


CSU Stanislaus lauded for green initiatives

California State University, Stanislaus is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S.A. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review. The well-known education services company selected CSU Stanislaus for inclusion in the newly released edition of its publication, "The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition," published in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council.

April 20, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


State ag secretary to speak at CSU Stanislaus

Karen Ross, secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, will hold a public lecture at California State University, Stanislaus on May 3.

April 20, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


CSU Stanislaus HR students garner scholarships

Three CSU Stanislaus business students were named recipients of the prestigious Lyn Boone Memorial Scholarship, awarded to the top Human Resources students in California.

April 20, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


Local kids to compete at State Spelling Bee

A pair of Turlock Unified School District students will represent Stanislaus County at the 2012 California State Elementary Spelling Bee, scheduled to be held Saturday in Stockton.

April 19, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Warrior Day back on

Just three weeks after California State University, Stanislaus' Warrior Day was cancelled, the annual festival has been reinstated.

April 17, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Parents accuse Pitman coach of drinking, screaming at players

A group of Pitman High School parents have had enough of what they say is abusive behavior from one of the school's athletic coaches.

April 17, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Astronaut visits local school, delivers ‘soil to stars’ message

National Aeronautics and Space Administration astronaut and U.S. Congressional candidate Jose Hernandez visited Denair Middle School to bring hundreds of students an inspirational message of hope and to deliver his father's recipe for success.

April 17, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


School district honors succeeding students

Turlock area students were recently honored by local leaders during the Every Student Succeeding awards program in Modesto. Every Student Succeeding honors students who have overcome and succeeded against challenges, have gone beyond expectations and have won the hearts of their teachers and staff. The honor is given by the Association of School Administrators Stanislaus Charter and the Stanislaus County Office of Education.

April 13, 2012 | | Education


Crowell students spring into mathematics

While most children spend their spring break doing anything but thinking about school work, 90 students from Crowell Elementary are in school perfecting their math skills during a one-week math camp.

April 13, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Keys to Learning students shine at Academic Pentathlon

The Keys to Learning Charter Academic pentathlon team collected 14 medals during the Stanislaus County Office of Education's Junior High Pentathlon, held last week in Modesto.

April 10, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Matoso steps in as CSUS athletic director

California State University, Stanislaus named Michael J. Matoso as the university's new athletic director.

April 10, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Nature walk project 30 years in the making set to open in fall

Lying alongside Monte Vista Avenue, just past Geer Road, a nearly-completed California State University, Stanislaus arboretum will stand as a living testament to a professor's vision.

April 10, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Guest professor to discuss Portuguese-American immigration

University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth professor Frank Souza will offer a free, public presentation on the Portuguese-American immigrant experience at California State University, Stanislaus.

April 06, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


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Cyrus Elia finds the right note for success in music

Cyrus Elia is a 16-year-old sophomore at Pitman High School with a knack, or rather a gift, for music. Recently named one of 16 cellists in California to make the All State Orchestra, Elia attributes his success to his musical family's encouragement and the supportive Turlock Unified School District programs. Referred to as "easily in the top 1 percent of all the students I've had the pleasure to work with in my 14 year career" by Pitman High School director of bands Ruben Modesto, Elia spent time reflecting upon his musical experience and discussing his plans for the ...

April 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


DUSD celebrates Week of the Young Child

Preschool and kindergarten students of the Denair Unified School District were treated to a special day of festivities on Friday in a culminating celebration of Week of the Young Child. The themed week is an annual celebration sponsored through the National Association for the Education of Young Children which aims to draw attention to the need and importance of childhood development.

April 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Cunningham Elementary hosts first Family Fitness Night

The common adage "A family that plays together, stays together" rang true at Cunningham Elementary School on Friday evening where families gathered to participate in healthy outdoor activities at the first ever Family Fitness Night.

April 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


From pain to philanthropy

Hospital doctors and nurses take care of various patients for a multitude of issues every day, but they rarely have the opportunity to see their patients performing successfully in life once they have left the hospital. After a traumatic experience that left Turlock Christian sophomore McAllister Russell in the hands of the Children's Hospital of Oakland for several weeks, the local student felt it imperative to give back to the people who helped save her life.

April 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


DUSD hires new financial business exec

The Denair Unified School District is often compared to a close-knit family and this week the District is welcoming new blood through the hire of Linda Covello, the new Chief Business Officer.

April 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Bryan Hernandez finds academic success

Although he moved to the United States from Mexico only a year ago, Bryan Hernandez is already fluent in English, something many individuals spend a lifetime trying to do.

April 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Can you dig it? Dutcher Middle School garden comes to fruition

Three apple trees, two almond trees, five grape vines and rows of radishes, green beans and corn-this is just the beginning of the Dutcher Middle School garden.

April 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


DaMarto named finalist for Superintendent of the Year

Turlock Unified School District Superintendent Sonny DaMarto was named a finalist for the 2013 Superintendent of the Year through the National Association of School Superintendents. DaMarto attended a NASS symposium in Southern California in March where he collaborated and discussed key issues and challenges educators face today.

April 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


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