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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


Warrior Day back in the mix after student petition

The rumors of Warrior Day's demise may have been greatly exaggerated.

April 06, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Crowell readies to ‘rock the test’

A loud and raucous gathering of Crowell Elementary students could be heard screaming on Thursday - all because of a test.

April 06, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Two initiatives, one goal: Save California’s failing education system

California ranks 47th nationally in per-pupil spending and has the largest class sizes in the country. Over the last three years, $20 billion has been cut from schools and more than 40,000 educators have been laid off.

April 06, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


County Office of Education seeks Leadership Academy applications

Stanislaus County Office of Education's Prevention Programs Department is currently accepting applications for its 2012-13 Leadership Academy - a program designed to develop the leadership potential of high school juniors and seniors.

April 03, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


Band fundraiser serves up McDonald’s with a smile

Pitman High School Principal Rod Hollars, Athletic Director Dave Walls, Band Director Rueben Modesto and a host of Pitman High band students and supporters invaded the McDonald's on Geer Road Tuesday evening.

April 03, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


State lauds Merced College infant, toddler program

Last year Modesto Junior College cut its entire child development center for students with children. At the same time Merced College expanded its program to receive students as well as non-students.

April 03, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


TUSD moves ahead with TK program

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees approved the implementation of a transitional kindergarten program for the 2012-13 school year, despite uncertain state budget scenarios.

April 03, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Principal credits enriched education as key to school’s success

Walnut Elementary Education Center was singled out by the California Department of Education on Thursday as a 2012 California Distinguished School.

March 30, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | 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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