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Denair announces new principals for high school, middle school and elementary campuses

When school starts again in Denair, students and staff will welcome new principals at three campuses. Kara Backman will take over at Denair High School, Kelly Beard will become the new leader at Denair Middle School and Lucy Zamora will take the reins at Denair Elementary Charter Academy.

May 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education

Nine 'Golden Grads' ready to relive their 1966 Stan State commencement

Stanislaus State was a very different campus in 1966 than it is today. But then, so was the city of Turlock.

May 17, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education

University athletes, students hold fitness clinic for local preschool students

Potential future students of Stanislaus State took the field Friday as the university held its annual Head Start sports fitness clinic that saw preschool students running, jumping and swinging their way toward healthier lifestyles.

May 13, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education

Turlock student to attend Coast Guard Academy

Growing up, Jakob Bradley always knew that he wanted to join the Coast Guard. The Turlock High School senior remembers watching "The Guardian" as a child, marveling at the Coast Guard officer's bravery and ability in the water. As a swimmer and water polo player himself, Bradley hoped that he too could one day become a hero.

May 13, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education

Denair school employees to receive pay increase

Denair Unified School District employees will receive an increase in pay, but the 1 percent approved by district trustees on Thursday is a far below the 8 percent cut employees took in 2013.

May 13, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education

University, community bid fond farewell to retiring president

In his inaugural address to students in 2012, California State University, Stanislaus President Joseph Sheley laid out what would be a four-year mission to raise awareness of the high-quality education offered at the Turlock campus.

May 06, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education

Local students recognized by school safety program

Not all heroes wear capes, or so the saying goes. In the case of Cunningham Elementary student Lidia Esquer and former Cunningham student Xiana Garza, heroes wear the bright, fluorescent vests of the Eagles Squadron – the safety program that allows fourth, fifth and sixth graders to help students navigate the school parking lot and surrounding crosswalks safely. The two sixth graders were honored Friday morning by AAA Northern California in a School Safety Patrol Program awards assembly for their outstanding safety skills.

May 06, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education

Adult school administrator takes home prestigious honor

Continuing the recent success of Turlock educators, Turlock Adult School Principal Isaias Rumayor, Jr. was recognized as Adult Education Administrator of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators. Rumayor, along with 19 other local educational leaders, was honored for his outstanding accomplishments at the ACSA Region VII Spring Conference in South Lake Tahoe over the weekend.

May 03, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education

Stanislaus students experience the real south during 'Alternative Spring Break'

At nearly every bend in the roads they took in Alabama, nine Stanislaus State students were reminded they weren't in California anymore.

April 29, 2016 | | Education

Two Turlock educators named finalists for Teachers of the Year

The Modesto Rotary Club and the Stanislaus County Office of Education announced the 2016 Stanislaus County Teachers of the Year finalists on Tuesday, with 12 teachers vying for a chance to be one of four teachers that can call themselves the best in the county.

April 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education

UC Merced receives $5 million for Interdisciplinary Research Center

The National Science Foundation presented researchers at the University of California, Merced, with a $5 million grant for an Interdisciplinary Research Center. The new center will help strengthen research of biological matter, such as proteins and cells, and how they come together to perform specific tasks, much like small machines.

April 28, 2016 | | Education

Walnut Speech Faire provides more than just competition

Students at Walnut Elementary had the chance to make their voices heard at the school's sixth annual Walnut Speech Faire. The faire offered 60 young students in grades kindergarten through sixth the opportunity to experience public speaking, gaining confidence that will be carried with them throughout school and into their adult lives.

April 28, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education

Medeiros Elementary celebrates 10th anniversary

Sandra Tovar Medeiros Elementary School celebrated its 10th anniversary Monday with an emotional ceremony that celebrated the school's namesake and looked back at the campus' past decade.

April 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education

Culinary showdown Turlock: Pitman wins high school Iron Chef competition

For the past several weeks the students in the culinary programs at Turlock and Pitman high schools have thrown themselves into learning everything they could about Indian cuisine. They've watched videos, read cookbooks, and learned all about the spices that flavor the traditional meals.

April 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Education

Local student receives trapshooting scholarship

Since age 11, Hilmar High School student Josh Lopes has had a passion for trapshooting. He spent his days shooting at clay pigeons with his father at his grandparents' ranch, honing his skills and developing a love for the sport. Now, Lopes has been shooting competitively for seven years and is headed to Lindenwood University in the fall on a trapshooting scholarship.

April 22, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education

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Mayor’s Youth Conference brings together next generation of leaders

Students throughout Turlock converged at City Hall Thursday morning to find out just what it takes to be a leader from Mayor Gary Soiseth himself ...

October 27, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Local FFA members honored during national convention

Denair High School graduate Kenneth Carder definitely made an impression during the 89th National Future Farmers of America Convention & Expo in Indianapolis last week when ...

October 25, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

THS Navy JROTC hosts annual Bulldog Challenge

Turlock High School's Navy JROTC program hosted its 4th annual Bulldog Challenge Field Meet on Saturday. Thirteen Central Valley schools from Dinuba to Stockton ...

October 25, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Stanislaus State recognized with National Community Service Honor

Exemplary community service programs and strong community partnerships have earned Stanislaus State a place on the 2015 President's Higher Education Community Service Roll, marking ...

October 21, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Progress continues to grow at school farm

It just takes one drive down Taylor Road in Turlock to realize that the Turlock Unified School District Farm has come a long ways since ...

October 21, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Julien Elementary honored for school garden project

Julien Elementary School was one of 56 recipients throughout California to receive the Golden Bell Award - the state's leading educational honor - for its school ...

October 20, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Stan State to host annual open house, preview day

Stanislaus State is hoping to inspire hundreds of prospective students to attend next year as they welcome them to the college campus Saturday for the ...

October 20, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Turlock Unified approves pay raise, higher benefit cap for employees

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees unanimously voted to approve a salary increase and higher uniform benefit cap for a number of positions ...

October 18, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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