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Information session on military academy

U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) will hold a United States Military Academy Information Night on Aug. 25.

August 16, 2016 | | Education


TUSD partners with Stanislaus State to prepare future teachers

Following the reception of grant funding in July, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved Tuesday a new initiative between the district and Stanislaus State which will effectively prepare educators to enter the workforce.

August 16, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Turlock students head back to school

The hustle and bustle of a new school year began again Thursday with students all over the city making their way to new classes with backpacks, notebooks and pencils in tow.

August 11, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Little Lights Preschool readies for fall opening

One of Turlock First United Methodist Church's core values has always been caring for the community's children, whether it be through their nursery care, Sunday School program or Junior and Senior High Fellowship Groups. Now, the church is adding another feature for the youth of Turlock with the development of Little Lights Preschool, an extension of the church's educational and outreach ministries shared through a preschool curriculum.

August 09, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


TUSD welcomes new teachers at annual orientation

The Turlock Unified School District welcomed the city's newest teachers on Monday at the annual New Teacher Orientation, giving the instructors a chance to become familiar with their new environment and meet one another.

August 09, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Louise Marchant Gymnasium unveiled

Family, friends and many others who were touched by the legacy of Louise Marchant gathered outside the newly-renovated girls' gym at Turlock High School Saturday morning, eager to see the unveiling of its new name: the Louise Marchant Gymnasium. A special dedication ceremony was held, formally naming the campus' renovated building after a former Bulldog who truly bled blue and gold.

August 09, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Local student graduates from Aviation Challenge

While many high school students have been enjoying their vacation at the beach or hanging out with friends, Pitman High School junior Sophia Guerino decided to spend the summer chasing her dreams at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center's Mach III Aviation Challenge.

August 05, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


School board updates policy on religious expression

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees took action Tuesday to update its policy on religious expression in the district's schools, ensuring consistency with recommended policy language used in other California schools while also supporting activities conducted by faith-based organizations on school campuses.

August 05, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Streaming service keeps students engaged

Students within the Turlock Unified School District will continue to have cutting edge technology at their fingertips thanks to action taken Tuesday by the Board of Trustees, unanimously approving a subscriber agreement between the District and Discovery Education, Inc.

August 02, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Round Up events help students transition into high school

Back-to-school festivities began this week as incoming high school students attended Round Up events at Turlock and Pitman high schools, braving the summer heat to collect their books and schedules for the quickly-approaching school year.

August 02, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Educators learn from each other

Nearly 300 teachers flooded into the Snider Music Hall at Stanislaus State on Friday morning for the second annual Better Together: California Teachers Summit, eager for a day of learning and networking.

July 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


School district offers housing incentives to keep teachers

The state of California is in the midst of a teacher shortage. Enrollment in educator preparation programs dropped more than 70 percent over the last decade and has fallen below the number of estimated hires by school districts around the state, according to a report by the Learning Policy Institute. Meanwhile, all of the state's programs to recruit teachers have disappeared in earlier budget cuts. One area school district, however, is using housing incentives to attract and retain teachers.

July 28, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


LGBT history to be taught in schools statewide

Thanks to recently approved social studies curriculum framework, students in California public schools will soon learn about the evolution of gay rights and the contributions of lesbian and gay figures in history.

July 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Denair High offers new ag, drama courses

Denair High students interested in ag or drama will have new electives from which to choose in the upcoming school year, Denair Unified School District trustees decided Thursday night. Adjustments also were made to math and English curriculum, and a second piece put in place for a criminal justice pathway for students interested in law enforcement as a career.

July 26, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Denair Charter Academy welcomes new principal

After nine years of teaching students, Brian LaFountain will now lead them as the new principal of Denair Charter Academy.

July 22, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


DUSD approves pay increase for hourly Denair Charter Academy teachers

As financial conditions of Denair Unified School District continue to improve, the Board of Trustees made it clear Thursday that they are determined to restore ...

December 09, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified to revisit Child Nutrition Education Center design

In what Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees called a "learning experience," two construction bids for the new Child Nutrition Education Center were rejected ...

December 08, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


California State University mourns passing of Chancellor Emeritus Charles B. Reed

California State University announced the passing of former CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed who died Tuesday. Reed, 75, served as the CSU's sixth chancellor ...

December 06, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Bound By Faith: New religious club at Pitman offers safe place of worship

Pitman High School sophomore Meredith Ball is hoping that the campus' newest religious club Bound By Faith will provide a safe place of fellowship and ...

December 06, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stan State faculty union donates $35K to battle campus hunger, homelessness

In an effort to combat student hunger and homelessness on campus, the Stanislaus State California Faculty Association chapter made a $35,000 donation to its ...

December 06, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Oregon Shakespeare Festival actors put a modern twist on The Bard

Turlock High School students probably never envisioned Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and William Shakespeare together - that is, until Christiana Clark and Jeremy Gallardo from the ...

December 02, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


TJHS students give back to community

After a six-week collection period, Turlock Junior High School students donated 22 barrels of non-perishable food to Turlock Together on Friday. Assistant Principal of Student ...

December 02, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus State nursing students spark healthy eating habits in Turlock fifth-graders

The initial hesitation felt by Brown Elementary School fifth-graders as they dipped chunks of homemade whole wheat bread into garlic, lime or basil olive oil ...

December 01, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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