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Denair superintendent to leave at school year’s end

In an emotional Denair Unified School District Board meeting Thursday night, Aaron Rosander announced that after over four years of service he will not be returning as superintendent after his contract expires this June.

January 12, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


Three competing for county Superintendent seat

The 2018 midterm election this November will mark the end of an era for Stanislaus County's current Superintendent of Schools, and the race for who will replace him is heating up.

January 12, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


Turlock mom furious after teacher injures son

A Turlock mother has pulled her son out of his Medeiros Elementary preschool classroom for fear of his safety after a teacher dragged him across the classroom by his leg, resulting in abrasions to his abdomen.

January 12, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


FARM TO FAMILY FEAST

The Turlock Unified School District and the City of Turlock joined forces Wednesday to host the Third Annual Farm to Family Feast – a luncheon at multiple sites comprised of local, fresh food. At Cunningham Elementary School, students and their families enjoyed a delicious tri-tip meal, a petting zoo and face painting, while those at Julien Elementary School enjoyed hot apple crisps topped with whipped cream as part of their meal. Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy feasted as well.

January 05, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


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


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Stan State receives $2.37M bequest from Hilmar couple

A lifetime dedication to saving by a Hilmar couple has resulted in the single largest gift from an individual ever made to California State University ...

January 16, 2018 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


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