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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


White supremacy propaganda returns to Stanislaus State

Just over a year after alt-right messages displayed around campus raised concerns at Stanislaus State, the posters have appeared once again at the university.

November 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


School district presents plans for priority bond projects

A new football field, bigger parking lots and a state-of-the-art science building are just a few developments in store for Turlock Unified School District's elementary and high school campuses, and just over a year after the election which made them possible, projects funded by Measure N and O are beginning to take shape.

November 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Pride serves up tasty thank you

Students in the Culinary Arts program at Pitman High School put their talents toward a worthy cause on Thursday, hosting a luncheon for eight veterans.

November 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


TUSD considers westside school boundary change

The Turlock unified School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday received an update on a potential boundary change for students at Wakefield Elementary upon the campus' forthcoming transition into a magnet school, but both parents and principals at the involved campuses have concerns over the safety of the routes children may soon take as a result of those changes.

November 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


State records fifth year of declining student suspensions

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced that the number of students suspended and expelled in California public schools has declined for the fifth year in a row. Locally, however, Turlock Unified School District reported an increase in student suspensions from 2015-16 to 2016-17.

November 03, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Chatom Unified promotes positive parenting

Every family dreams of watching their child walk the stage and receive a diploma one day, but on Wednesday, students within Chatom Unified School District were able to see weeks of hard work come to fruition for not themselves, but for their parents during a special graduation ceremony.

November 03, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Turlock FFA receives top honor at national convention

This past week, Turlock High FFA was well represented at the 2017 National FFA Convention with nine American FFA Degree recipients and two students competing at the National Level in Leadership Development and Agri-science Fair Events.

November 03, 2017 | | Education


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Keyes educator selected as Teacher of the Year Finalist

Leticia Rosales didn't even have teaching on her mind when mapping out her career goals years ago, but now she's proven to be ...

April 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


Every 15 Minutes highlights drinking and driving dangers

Pitman High School senior TJ Sullivan's plans of attending California State University, Northridge, this fall were cut short Thursday when the straight A student ...

April 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


EDUCATION NOTES

Stanislaus County Office of Education will hold its "Maker Hoopla" in Modesto from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Petersen Event ...

April 10, 2018 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Walnut Odyssey of the Mind team qualifies for World Finals

For the first time ever, Walnut Elementary Education Center's problem-solving Odyssey of the Mind team is advancing to the competition's World Finals - just ...

April 10, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


Committee seeks to name field after Bulldogs coach

Over the course of Mark de la Motte's illustrious 26-year career as Turlock High School's varsity baseball coach, the Bulldogs have won over ...

April 10, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


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