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Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

Turlock Junior High students recognized Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by researching the Civil Rights leader's life and his impact on American history. Below are just a few of the essays.

January 18, 2011 | | Education


EDUCATION: CALL TO SERVICE

In honor of the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's inauguration, mayors from across the country are challenging youth to get involved in their communities. The speech JFK made on that day is still famous for the line "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country."

January 11, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


School district financial health dependent on tax extension

Governor Jerry Brown's proposed budget for 2011-2012 leaves a lot of unanswered questions for the Turlock Unified School District. Officials say that if California voters don't approve to extend a set of taxes that are about to expire the results could be devastating for local school districts.

January 11, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


Higher education takes big hit in Brown budget

Governor Jerry Brown's 2010-2011 budget proposal, released Monday, calls for a $500 million, 18 percent cut in state support to the California State University system.

January 11, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Education


TUSD eCademy to become charter school

Targeting non-traditional students has always been the goal of the Turlock Unified School District's new eCademy school, but now the district is looking to bring in more students sooner by becoming a charter school.

January 07, 2011 | Maegan Martens | Education


TUSD sixth graders raise money for outdoor education camp

Turlock schools have been coming up with creative ways to raise money to allow all of their sixth graders to attend the traditional Outdoor Education camp. Some schools have put on Halloween stores, candle sales and cookie dough fundraisers to make ends meet for their sixth graders.

January 04, 2011 | Maegan Martens | Education


Campus gears up for year of growth, changes

In the coming year, the University of California, Merced, will appoint new leadership, open additional buildings, increase enrollment and hire more faculty members.

December 23, 2010 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


Class makes dresses for Salvation Army

Pitman High School students in Anne Cornell's fashion and design class learned the value of community service this semester. Thirty-six students sewed 30 little girls' Christmas dresses and donated them to the Salvation Army. Major Debi Shrum of the Salvation Army said the dresses will be distributed to families with young daughters during the holiday food distribution, and they would probably all be gone by the end of the week.

December 21, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


Walnut Elementary enters USDA recipe challenge

Michelle Obama created the Let's Move! program in order to motivate America's kids to make healthier eating choices. The U.S. Department of Agriculture then joined the First Lady's campaign with their Recipes for Healthy Kids contest and Walnut Elementary has taken on this nutritious challenge with gusto.

December 17, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


TUSD one step closer to trustee area elections

Turlock Unified School District trustees have always been selected through city-wide elections, with a candidate's place of residence in town not a factor. That might soon be changing as the Stanislaus County Committee on School District Organization and Reorganization unanimously voted on Wednesday to accept a proposal by the TUSD to create trustee areas for the 2013 elections.

December 17, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Dennis Earl students walk like an Egyptian

Sixth graders at Dennis Earl Elementary School went back in time on Friday to 2600 BC, transforming their classrooms into ancient Egypt with mummified chicken legs and gold jewels on display.

December 14, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


College students present study of Turlock’s bike paths

Five Geography majors at California State University, Stanislaus spent the semester biking around Turlock to help make the community a safer place. They surveyed existing bike routes and areas around town that could use bike paths to measure Turlock's bikeability and propose new bikeways.

December 14, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


Tools for learning

Wakefield Elementary School first graders took home Christmas boxes filled with literacy tools ranging from pencils to books. The College of Education from California State University, Stanislaus put together 110 literacy boxes that were delivered to all the first grade classes at Wakefield on Tuesday. The college wanted to provide the literacy tools for students to use over Christmas break so they can continue to learn even when they aren't at school. This is the second year that the college has provided literacy boxes for Wakefield students.

December 14, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


A step back in time

Turlock Junior High School students from the 7th grade GATE and Honors classes put on their best Victorian outfits on Thursday to dress the part for their Christmas activity of "A Christmas Carol." Students used district-adopted materials to show other students from their school, Walnut Elementary School and Brown Elementary School sixth graders what times were like back in the Victorian days. Turlock Junior High band students also played period-appropriate music as students walked around the "street faire."

December 14, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Bringing civility back to Denair

Civility has been in short supply in Denair over the past month, but the Denair Unified School District is looking to actively change that with the formation of a new committee.

December 10, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


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Ready for the Easter parade

Pitman High student Jazmyn Monares presented Salvation Army Major Debi Shrum with one of the 24 spring dresses that were handmade by Anne Cornell's Fashion Class. The Kiwanis Club of Turlock has been donating fabric to the Fashion Class to make dresses for the Salvation Army twice a year - just before Christmas and Easter - since 2002. The dresses will be given to kids in the Army's after-school program or to parents who have children that are receiving social services from the Salvation Army.

March 31, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock student Kate Ogden explores new depths

To become a certified scuba diver, one must have both the knowledge of the fundamental principles of scuba diving and the expertise to master basic scuba skills through confined water dives and open water dives.

March 31, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


A Renaissance education

Dutcher Middle School expanded its interactive history endeavors on Tuesday with its first ever Renaissance Day for seventh grade students. During the event, students expanded their knowledge on a variety of Renaissance-related activities including wheat weaving, poppet making, medicine and falconry-all of which tied into the students' World History curriculum. The school's history activities will carry on today with interactive lessons on United States History curriculum during Dutcher's traditional Civil War Day for eighth graders, where students will learn more about Civil War weaponry, marching drills and games.

March 31, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Young authors receive motivation for literary futures

"When you hear the word 'author' you may only associate it with adults, but what many people don't realize is that anyone with a love of writing and a lot of perseverance can become an author if they set their mind to it-no matter what age they are."

March 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


University hosts 20th annual Cesar Chavez Celebration

The gratitude felt towards activist Cesar Chavez, who dedicated his life to improve the treatment, pay and working conditions of farm workers, was clearly demonstrated by California State University, Stanislaus when just one year after his death in 1993, the university organized what would be its first annual Cesar Chavez Celebration.

March 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Educating the next generation of nurses

California State University, Stanislaus student Erick Padilla had no idea that all the afternoons he spent after school waiting for his dad to pick him up from Oak Valley Hospital would ultimately inspire him to become a nurse.

March 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Students hone their career path at Occupational Olympics

What do robots, fashionable clothing, and flowers all have in common?

March 26, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Young filmmaker attends White House screening

If asked one year ago whether or not she could imagine herself at the White House with President Barack Obama watching a short film she had made, Erin Benning would have most likely laughed.

March 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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