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Middle school students get tech savvy

As today's world moves further down the technological and information super highway, knowledge of all things computer related has become a key component of success - not just academically, but in the workforce as well.

December 13, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Punjabi School Student of the Month

Turlock Sikh Temple: Punjabi School Student of the Month

December 09, 2011 | | Education


Cunningham students RESPONSIBLE for great character

December Character Counts Students: Sophie Mayol and Rajvir Birk - Cunningham Elementary

December 09, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Local students collect coats for kids

The Dutcher Middle School and Turlock High School girl's basketball programs donated more than 200 coats to the Coats 4 Kids campaign in Turlock.

December 09, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


CSU tallies most ever applications

For the third consecutive year, the California State University system has received a record number of undergraduate applications.

December 09, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Traffic safety concern around TUSD schools

One month ago a 12-year-old girl was hospitalized after being struck by a car in front of Turlock Junior High School. She had darted into traffic and didn't see the car coming toward her. The driver was not cited and the unfortunate incident was simply an accident. According to Turlock Unified School District officials, the girl is now recovering well.

December 09, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


School district prepares for more cuts

During their first Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustee meeting Tuesday night, newly elected trustees Grady Welch and Harinder Grewal were introduced to the nightmarish side of being school board members - the budget, and dealing with the State of California.

December 06, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Turlock Adult School introduces new medical field certification classes

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees approved a contract with Boston Reed College to offer certification courses next semester in Electronic Health Records System Technologist and EKG Technician through the TUSD Adult School.

December 06, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy honored with Golden Bell

The Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy was honored last Saturday at the 32nd Annual Golden Bell Awards program of the California School Board Association.

December 06, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Ag in Motion comes to Denair

The National Science Center's Ag-In-Motion truck visited DMS on Wednesday. Ag in Motion is a 53-foot state-of-the-art trailer converted to a lab classroom. The lab gives students the opportunity to learn about agriculture related career opportunities through instruction based on seventh-grade science curriculum for California schools.

December 02, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Future teachers get hands-on experience with Science Night

Future bilingual K-8 teachers in the credential program at California State University, Stanislaus teamed up to offer Science Night at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy on Thursday.

December 02, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Denair teacher earns professional accolades

Rachel Watts received the highest honor any teacher could earn - and it came from a simple student letter about her efforts. Leonel Gutierrez, one of Watts' students, had been struggling for years with his vocabulary but he praised Watts for her role in his improving grade. He wrote "I had bad grades but she has made a difference for me and has made learning vocabulary easier."

December 02, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Top spellers earn accolades

Mountain View eighth grader Samuel Kaminski and Denair Middle School seventh grader Zach Ramaley each earned silver medal honors at the Stanislaus County Office of Education Junior High Spelling Championship held Nov. 17 in Modesto. Jocelyn Ramirez, a seventh grader at Mountain View earned a gold medal for her spelling prowess. She placed 14 out of 44 students. Some of the words spelled at the spelling bee were neurasthenia, panacea and osmosis.

November 29, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Charter schools growing statewide

California charter public schools grew significantly this 2011-12 school year, opening at high numbers statewide, and serving more students and families in both urban and rural areas, according to data released by the California Charter Schools Association.

November 25, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


UC Merced chancellor issues statement on protests

In response to police crackdowns on student protests across the University of California system– in particular, an incident where peaceful protestors were pepper sprayed at UC Davis – UC Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland issued the following statement this week:

November 25, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


The changing landscape of science in the classroom

When pre-service teachers in Iris Haapanen's credential course at California State University, Stanislaus sought out local classrooms in which to observe science lessons as part of their compulsory coursework, the task proved more challenging than expected.

April 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Osborn students find the right beat in ballet folklorico

Michelle Carillo began traditional Mexican dancing, or ballet folklorico, at five years old when her grandmother took her to the Santa Clara County Fair and signed her up to dance with a group. She continued dancing until she was 16 and while she enjoyed expressing herself through dance, she did not imagine that one day she would help other children enjoy the same cultural experience she did as a child.

April 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Dutcher geometry students have formula for success

Dutcher Middle School students Joven Hundal, Erika Gonzalez and Neema Arishida have many things in common: they have all performed perfectly on the mathematics portion of the California Standards Test, they all have 4.0 grade point averages and they all placed in the annual Mathematics Superbowl competition through the Stanislaus Math Council.

April 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


TUSD bans sugary treats in schools

The days of parents swinging by their child's classroom with a large pink box of cupcakes on their little one's birthday are gone as the Turlock Unified School District recently updated its Wellness Policy to prohibit sugary treats in the classroom.

April 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Spring break math camp available for local students

Professor Viji Sundar of California State University, Stanislaus claims that doing math is more fun than eating ice cream and aims to teach children this approach at her annual math camp.

April 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Expo offers junior high students look into future choices

Lunchtime at Turlock Junior High School on Thursday was more than a reprieve from the classroom for a quick bite to eat, as it was also a chance for students to consider their future in a fun and interactive environment at the Gifted and Talented Education Club College and Career Expo.

April 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Every 15 Minutes a harrowing experience

When Officer Joey Cardenas delivered mock death notifications to parents of Delhi High School students on Tuesday as part of the anti-drunk driving Every 15 Minutes program, it was a very real experience for him personally, the parent of a former participant.

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Students blend science, arts in Walnut ‘SMart Fair’

While elementary students are used to receiving instruction, the tables turned for some sixth graders at Walnut Elementary on Wednesday as they delivered lesson plans to fellow students as part of the school's inaugural "SMart Fair."

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Final LCAP review open to TUSD parents and community

The Turlock Unified School District has been undergoing a lot of change lately, from the structure of how funds are received to the curriculum being taught. The transitional state is bound to raise questions for parents who can fortunately be a part of the conversation through the Local Control and Accountability Plan.

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Local student meets TPD police chief

KCody Rogers has faced several challenges in his 10 short years including attending seven different schools across two states. However, he has recently reached a stable level of excellence at Julien Elementary School where he was treated to an inspiring experience on Thursday: meeting the Turlock Police Department Police Chief Robert Jackson and receiving an inspirational achievement award plaque.

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Dutcher students bring Civil War history to life

History is not just what is written in books; it is lived everyday and for local middle school students, sometimes relived. Dutcher Middle School eighth grade students dove head first into an interactive approach to the Civil War period on Wednesday by dressing in period clothing and reenacting daily activities of late 19th century America.

April 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


School aide punished for Facebook post

What was meant as a good deed for a former student resulted in a Crowell Elementary School Para Instructional Aide facing a formal reprimand from the Turlock Unified School District on an allegation she broke a confidentiality clause.

April 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Education


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


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