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Taste of Navy life

Turlock High School NJROTC cadets trained on the proper use of a fire hose during an instructional session with the Turlock Fire Department- Engine 33 this week. In the Navy all personnel aboard a ship must participate in firefighting training and drills and in boot camp a heavy emphasis is placed on disaster response training. The cadets also practiced Navy boot camp exercises.

April 15, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Cunningham begins to see improvement

Last year Turlock Unified School District undertook the challenge of "turning around" Cunningham Elementary using a modified state model in order to pull the school out of being on the state's list of lowest-performing schools for the past three school years.

April 15, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Campus supervisor claims she didn’t tell Cody to remove American flag

Editors Note: The Turlock Journal has elected to withhold the name of a Denair Middle School campus supervisor involved in the story below for safety; for the purpose of this article the person will be called Jody.

April 12, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Turlock High culinary students head to Oregon for competition

Four Turlock High School culinary students will be headed to Coos Bay, Ore. on Thursday to participate in the Oregon Coast Culinary Institute's Invitational, a two-day cooking competition for high school culinary programs.

April 12, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Lawyers spar over MJC layoffs

The Yosemite Community College District believes it acted appropriately in laying off 15 instructors as part of budget cuts at Modesto Junior College last month, but lawyers representing those instructors say the district did not take seniority and qualifications into account in handing out those pink slips.

April 12, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Medeiros third grader knows value of honesty

Character Counts Profile: Noah Phillpott, Medeiros Elementary

April 08, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Merced College drafting welcomes students from MJC defunct program

Sonora resident Audrey Wynn is looking to change careers. The part-time funeral home beautician has attempted to explore a career change to interior design and drafting, but in recent years the classes she needed kept being cut at Columbia College and Modesto Junior College.

April 08, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Local business gives teachers money through grant program

Two years ago GDI president Grant Davis started the "Adopt-A-Teacher" grant program. But in two years Davis said he has only received a grand total of two requests for funds.

April 05, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Learning about space

Walnut Elementary Education Center celebrated "Space Week" this week. Space week started 15 years ago to commemorate astronaut Alan Sheppard's first U.S. manned space launch. Students at Walnut learned about aerodynamics, flight control and design, and rocketry. Fifth grade teacher Bret Sutterley said Space Week is now done in conjunction with California Standardized Testing to loosen up what can be a tight atmosphere on campus.

April 05, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Renaissance kid

Pitman High School Principal Rod Hollars has worked in education for decades and has never seen a child so young and gifted as Kohl James.

April 05, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


School district dealing with Sacramento failures

After months of trying to work out problems with legislative Republicans, Gov. Jerry Brown called off budget negotiations on Tuesday.

April 01, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


TUSD school communities raise funds for sixth grade camp

Where there's a will, there's a way. In a remarkable display of cooperation, dedication and commitment all nine Turlock Unified School District elementary schools raised enough funds to send every single sixth grader to Foothill Horizons camp in May.

April 01, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Wakefield students have ‘no excuses’

There is a simple theory that if you tell kids over and over again they are unlikely to succeed because they come from bad neighborhoods and are growing up in poverty, they will do exactly what society tells them to do, which is fail.

April 01, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Cancer doesn’t keep Osborn student down

If you ever get a chance to meet Adham Hamza it will be hard to forget him. He has that much personality. He has been known to literally talk non-stop for hours and the whole time he will have a smile on his face and unrelenting enthusiasm for wherever his creative mind takes him.

March 29, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Julien students blast math at competition

A group of sixth-grade students from Julien Elementary in Turlock recently competed in the Stanislaus County Math Blast. More than 200 sixth-grade students from across the county participated in the event.

March 29, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


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Local school districts to recruit at career fair

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Summit shows that teachers are better together

Teaching credential student Bailee Hobbs was just one of the approximately 300 participants at the Better Together: California Teachers Summit, held Friday at California State ...

July 31, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSU Stanislaus receives over $300K for student success

First-generation, low-income and disabled students will continue to receive the support services they need to ensure academic success at California State University, Stanislaus, thanks to ...

July 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Adult School: Helping students achieve their goals

Alma Orozco is hoping to improve her career options this year. The local woman is turning to Turlock Adult School to gain the knowledge she ...

July 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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