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‘One Purpose’ aims to raise $1 million for scholarships

California State University, Stanislaus is reaching out to the community through its One Purpose campaign to raise $1 million to provide scholarships to students who demonstrate academic excellence.

May 12, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Chatom celebrates annual agriculture

Chatom Elementary School was a zoo on Friday - literally.

May 09, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Earl Elementary sixth graders revive ancient history

The mascot of Earl Elementary School is the "Explorer" and this week sixth grade students exemplified this by "traveling" through time to discover the past civilizations of Greece, Rome and Egypt in an interactive program titled Walking through the Ancient World.

May 09, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Hilmar’s Every 15 Minutes a community production

Paige Parrott is becoming an expert in blood.

May 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


THS Transitional Partnership Program equips students with confidence

Leaving the school system and entering the workforce can often pose challenges for students, especially those who lack exposure to the protocol expected in the professional sphere. However, numerous Turlock High School students will be entering the workforce ahead of the curve after an instrumental two-day etiquette lesson through the Transitional Partnership Program.

May 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


CSUS rated well on new presidential university rankings

Many students and parents are well versed in scanning college ranking websites when preparing to apply for college and locals should rest assured that a quality education is within grasp as California State University, Stanislaus has recently been well ranked according to President Barack Obama's new university rating system.

May 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Marlene Bergstrom nabs Teacher of the Year award

Fourth grade teacher Marlene Bergstrom of Medeiros Elementary School was named the 2014 Teacher of the Year by the Modesto Rotary Club and Stanislaus County Office of Education for the fourth through sixth grade division.

May 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


TUSD honors retiring teachers, employees

When Linda Murphy-Lopes began kindergarten she was an illiterate, second-language learning student without dreams or aspirations. Turn the page and several years later she is one of the most powerful educators and catalysts for positive change in students in the Turlock Unified School District. This is her last year in the District as she is retiring after 25 years in Turlock and 30 years in education overall.

May 06, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Turlock Christian High welcomes new principal

Steve Doerksen has a passion for sports and an enthusiasm for teaching, two interests which he will bring with him to his new job as principal of Turlock Christian High School this upcoming school year.

May 06, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


THS' Jonas Trevethan speaks his mind

When Turlock High School oratory standout Jonas Trevethan first enrolled in a speech course, he was not entirely sure what he was getting into.

May 06, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Día del Niño

Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy celebrated Día del Niño on Friday with mariachi music, folkloric dance performances, games, food and fun. Día del Niño, or Children's Day, was first proclaimed by the World Conference for the Well-being of Children in 1925.

May 02, 2014 | | Education


Denair Charter Science Fair brings community together

While Denair Charter Academy may provide alternative off-campus educational opportunities that include online and home school learning, students and families made their way onto campus Thursday evening to take part in the Go Green Science Fair.

May 01, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Summer camps boost student creativity

When Mackenzie Alameda began teaching art classes to children at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock, she witnessed an opportunity to not only teach students but to help them develop their own artistic vision.

May 01, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Marlene Bergstrom named Teacher of the Year finalist

Anyone entering Marlene Bergstrom's classroom at Medeiros Elementary on Tuesday afternoon witnessed an uncommon scene: some students were wearing bonnets, others were writing with quills, there were slates on each desk and Bergstrom was instructing students about the importance of penmanship on a mock chalkboard. What looked like a 'blast from the past' to an outsider was actually a typical day in Bergstrom's fourth grade class.

April 29, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Harmony Tinley talks the talk and walks the walk

Harmony Tinley likes to talk, but she does it with a purpose. In fact, she competes with other students through the 4-H Communications program that allows her to travel and practice her craft of public speaking at various competitions.

April 29, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


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School district responds to concerns regarding Common Core math

Two weeks after parents and community members voiced their concerns about the Turlock Unified School District's lack of an accelerated math course at the junior high level, TUSD has Common Core Math 7 Honors and Common Core Math 8 Honors courses in the works.

October 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Head Start celebrates half a century of academic success

Crowell Elementary School's Head Start Program has not only prevailed through recent budget cuts, it has thrived. According to coordinator of Turlock Unified School District Early Education Programs Judy Huerta, whatever funding they lost due to budget cuts, they have gotten back in recent years.

October 24, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman band urges district to allow use of charter buses

The feeling of frustration was palpable at Turlock Unified School District's meeting on Tuesday as the Pitman High School Band and the Board of Trustees attempted to meet each other halfway regarding transportation usage within the district.

October 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman hosts squealing event for breast cancer awareness

Pitman High School English teacher Joni Busby can personally testify that kissing a pig is not as bad as it might seem. However according to Busby, it did not hurt that she did the oink-worthy task all for the school's Kiss the Pig Contest, which benefitted the American Cancer Society of Modesto.

October 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Delhi Board member facing retaliation from community members

With elections just around the corner, tension is building between community members and Delhi Unified School District Board member Jesus Rodriguez.

October 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Pitman students offer local Halloween fun

Those looking for a scary good time before Halloween need not look further than Turlock, thanks to Pitman High School's Athletic Booster Club, Drama Club, and collaborating art students.

October 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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