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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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Denair Unified to expand tobacco-free policy

Denair Unified School District is taking steps to expand its tobacco-free policy to include the prohibition of electronic hookahs and other vapor-emitting devices, with or without nicotine content.

August 29, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Cunningham principal takes ice bucket challenge to motivate students

At Cunningham Elementary's "Friday Morning Opening" Principal Tami Truax challenged students to work hard and be respectful every day and then had a bucket of ice water dumped on her head.

August 29, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


President Sheley’s annual address highlights campus challenges, successes

The campus community gathered at California State University, Stanislaus for President Joseph Sheley's annual address, which ranged from the university's financial situation, the collaborative need for a school signature and identity, and the increased health and safety efforts of campus.

August 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Former POW Jessica Lynch coming to Turlock

Although only two weeks into the new school year, Turlock High School has already lined up high-profile motivational speaker and former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch to speak to students on Nov. 7.

August 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


MJC awards $250,000 in scholarships

Modesto Junior College awarded over $250,000 in scholarships to 246 students for the fall 2014 term at their recent annual scholarship ceremony.

August 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


UC Merced opens new 'green' building

University of California, Merced took another step toward environmental stewardship with the opening of its new Science and Engineering 2 Building set for Wednesday.

August 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus Military Academy decreases drill instruction, increases academic quality

Stanislaus Military Academy has made the administrative decision this year to shift its focus towards academic quality by decreasing class sizes, implementing class periods, and increasing educational instruction.

August 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


New TUSD policy uses positive interventions to keep students in school

At their first scheduled meeting of the school year, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees established new policies and policy changes to increase overall student success, one of which will push back exclusionary discipline practices, such as suspension, in favor of positive interventions to correct misbehaving students.

August 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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