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Horse auction raises funds for MJC Equine Science program

The Modesto Junior College Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Division's horse auction held Dec. 9 raised approximately $12,000 in support of the Equine Science program at the college.

January 02, 2018 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Madrigals hit the high note for United Samaritans

Twenty-two voices are better than one, and the Pitman High School Madrigals now know this first hand. Thanks to the choir's extraordinary talent, The United Samaritans Foundation on Tuesday received a late Christmas present: over 3,000 pounds of Foster Farms chicken to help feed the community's less fortunate.

December 26, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Future Soldier program gets students Army-ready

The process to become a soldier in the U.S. Army is a long and oftentimes difficult journey, but young men and women who make the decision to serve their country are able to transition into the Army lifestyle with ease thanks to a program which helps them adjust before even stepping foot onto a training location.

December 26, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Civil rights and labor activist Dolores Huerta to speak at Martin Luther King Commemoration

The keynote speaker for the 24th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration AT Modesto Junior College is Dolores Huerta, an influential labor activist and leader of the Chicano civil rights movement who co-founded the National Farmworkers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers.

December 26, 2017 | | Education


Denair enrollment slightly declines

Just one year after experiencing higher-than-expected enrollment numbers, Denair Unified School District is once again seeing a decline in the number of students anticipated to attend the town's schools.

December 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Crowell students REACH news speeds through interactive program

Math, Science, English and History are all still subjects in school, but students at Crowell Elementary School are able to learn about their favorite topics through an exciting, hands-on approach.

December 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Turlock schools’ innovation honored at awards ceremony

Turlock's schools have a lot to brag about, and that list was recently made even longer thanks to the innovative efforts of Walnut Elementary School and Dennis Earl Elementary School, which were both recognized by the California School Board Association Golden Bell Awards.

December 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Pitman Madrigals selected to sing at Foster Farms Bowl

The Pitman High School Madrigals had just 20 minutes to rehearse before their final audition Monday, but that didn't stop them from winning the Foster Farms Bowl "Oh Say, Can You Sing?" contest. Thanks to their victory, the 22-member choir has been awarded the opportunity to sing the national anthem in front of 70,000 frenzied football fans before the upcoming bowl game at Levi's Stadium.

December 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Little Lights shine with holiday spirit

Little Lights Preschool presented representatives from Sierra Vista Child & Family Services with Christmas present donations on Wednesday. The children spent three weeks taking shoe boxes around to friends and neighbors to collect items to donate to children in the Turlock community serviced by the nonprofit family support agency. Little Lights director, Carol Matzkind, said they plan to start collaborating with Sierra Vista every year. For information on how to donate to Sierra Vista, call (209) 523-4573.

December 08, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Education


Turlock students featured in Healthy Air calendar

Two Turlock students' artwork is featured in the 2018 Healthy Air Living Kids' Calendar, a bilingual, full-color wall calendar just released by the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.

December 08, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Stan State dedicates Diversity Center

After more than a year in concept and development, Stanislaus State unveiled its Diversity Center last week.

December 05, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Tigers make tremendous donation

Just one of Turlock Together's iconic blue barrels can weigh up to 475 pounds when filled to the brim with canned food items, making Turlock Junior High School's recent donation of 31 containers all the more impressive.

December 05, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Stanislaus State sets goals for transformative future

With a "sense of place, inclusion, transformation and future," Stanislaus State University has set a vision for 2025 with a new strategic plan to guide them there.

November 28, 2017 | BY ERIC ESCALANTE Turlock Journal | Education


Stan State shows Warrior spirit with donations to fire victims

Fires tore through Napa Valley in early October, devastating the region and destroying the lives of many who lost loved ones, homes and entire communities. Among those affected were students, faculty and staff at Sonoma State, and in solidarity with its fellow California State University, Stanislaus State is raising funds to help the campus community get back on its feet.

November 28, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


MJC ag student fundraiser benefits Westside 4-H

Modesto Junior College agriculture students felt compelled to give back to the community this season, so the Young Farmers Club organized a BBQ chicken meal on Nov. 1 that raised over $2,000 to benefit the Westside Ministries' Community Cultivators 4-H program.

November 24, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


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Calls renewed for UC Merced medical school

The on-going doctor shortage that plagues the Central Valley region could move a step toward a solution with a renewed call to fund a medical ...

February 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Dreamers in limbo

As the U.S. Senate turned down plans Thursday night to spare America's 800,000 "Dreamer" immigrants from deportation, the Modesto Junior College Civic ...

February 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


EDUCATION NOTES

The Modesto Junior College Civic Engagement Project is inviting the community to participate in a Dreamers and DACA panel discussion at 7 p.m. Thursday ...

February 13, 2018 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Turlock school, administrators earn accolades

Turlock Junior High School and several Turlock Unified School District administrators have been recognized as some of the best in the region and in the ...

February 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


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