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Denair Charter students show ‘Love in Action’

The Denair Charter Academy's Love in Action service club held its first school-wide event on Thursday.

November 11, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


A cultural experience

Crowell Elementary shows respect for students' cultures. Crowell second grader Brent Yazzie and his brother Nolan (a first grader) performed a Navajo and Apache traditional Grass Dance on Thursday while hundreds of students in the background raise their hands for the privilege of dancing with him. The brothers were joined by their father Chilito for the dancing event.

November 11, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Turlocker wins big at National FFA Convention

Dominic Agresti-Assali, a member of the Turlock High FFA Chapter, was one of four national finalists in the Agricultural Mechanics Design and Fabrication and Proficiency competition at the 84th National FFA Convention last month in Indianapolis.

November 11, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


University faculty protest unpaid salaries, executive pay increases

The California State University Office of the Chancellor isn't negotiating labor contracts in good faith, claims the CSU faculty union, but the Chancellor's Office says there isn't enough money to meet faculty demands.

November 08, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Carnegie Arts Center receives donation to links arts with curriculum

Fourth grade students from Katie Bruley's class at Sacred Heart School in Turlock were able to get greater insight into their lessons on California history and nature conservation during a visit to the Carnegie Arts Center and its Ansel Adams exhibit. Adams' iconic photographs of California - and especially Yosemite National Park - have long been a part of the state's conservation movement.

November 04, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Turlockers spell V-I-C-T-O-R-Y

The top two finishers at the 2011-12 Stanislaus County Elementary Spelling Championship, held Wednesday at Gregori High School in Modesto, hailed from Turlock Unified District Schools, fifth grader Joven Hundal goes to Julien and sixth grader Avery Owen attends Walnut. Terry Tek was the third place finisher and he attends Agnes Baptist in Modesto.

November 04, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


Hilmar FFA teams represent California at national competition

The Hilmar FFA Dairy Cattle and Dairy Foods judging teams represented California at the National FFA contests this October in Indianapolis, Ind. The national contests were held in conjunction with the annual National FFA Convention.

November 04, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


CSU Stanislaus awards Rogers Scholars

California State University, Stanislaus this week awarded 25 students as Mary Stuart Rogers Scholars.

November 04, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Education


UC Merced professor designs HIV inhibitor

University of California, Merced professor Patricia LiWang has designed what may be the most effective chemical inhibitor against human immunodeficiency virus infection, the university announced this week.

November 04, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Love and Logic alive in Hilmar

As every parent knows, there is no instruction booklet for parenting. The Hilmar Unified School District, however, has been helping local residents be better parents through its Love and Logic program.

November 01, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Pumpkins pop up at Cunningham

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock delivered 650 Halloween pumpkins to Cunningham Elementary School in Turlock on Friday. For the past 22 years the Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock has been delivering the pumpkins. This year's batch was donated by Kiwanis members Ron and Karen Macedo, owners of Ram Farms.

October 28, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Drug-free life

It was Red Ribbon Week last week in Turlock as schools all over town celebrated living a drug-free life.

October 28, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Pitman High band kicks of Washington D.C. fundraising with free concert

The Pitman High School Band, known as the "Marching Pride" was recently invited to the 2012 National Independence Day Parade in Washington D.C. following a recommendation from Governor Jerry Brown.

October 28, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


THS Symphonic Band places 4th at Foothill Review

The Turlock High School Symphonic Band finished fourth overall out of 17 bands during the Foothill Band Review held Saturday at Amador Valley High in Pleasanton.

October 25, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Spooky fun at Chatom

It was a spooktacular engagement at Chatom Elementary School on Saturday afternoon. The country campus was filled with hundreds of ghostly sights and scary sounds.

October 25, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


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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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