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Foster Poultry Farms donates $1 million to UC Merced

A $1 million donation from Foster Poultry Farms will establish a new, University of California, Merced scholarship fund.

April 22, 2011 | | Education

CSU Stanislaus business students win prestigious scholarship

Two California State University, Stanislaus business students earned the 2011 Lynn Boone Memorial Scholarship, given to the top Human Resources students in Northern California.

April 22, 2011 | | Education


Turlock High School math students recently competed in the Stanislaus Math Council's High School Math Competition held at CSU Stanislaus. Angie Mendoza captured first place in math analysis. Rojas was awarded Honorable Mention in Geometry, Pruitt earned 3rd place in Geometry and McGinnis took home an Honorable Mention in Calculus.

April 19, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

Testing perfection

Turlock Unified School District released the names of students who scored perfect 600s on their California Standards Tests. TUSD had 110 students who reached perfection and five students who earned perfect scores in more than one subject testing area. The CSTs include testing for general math, English-language arts, geometry, algebra 1, algebra 2, summative high school math, integrated high school math, history-social science, science, biology, chemistry, earth science and physics. Test areas vary by grade level.

April 19, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

Merced College cuts 55 summer, 123 fall classes

The latest victim of state budget cuts, Merced College announced on Wednesday it expects to eliminate more than 250 course sections over the next year to bridge a $4.5 million budget shortfall.

April 19, 2011 | | Education

MJC professors end day of testimony

The administrative hearing between lawyers representing the Yosemite Community College District and those representing Modesto Junior College staff eliminated in recent budget cuts continued Wednesday morning, with the affected staff testifying for most of the day.

April 15, 2011 | | Education

THS Speech students quiet competition

The Turlock High School Speech and Debate team bested the competition over the school year en route to a perfect undefeated season. In 10 individual and debate sweepstakes, THS took home 10 trophies for first place and the program was named Leading Chapter in the Big Valley District.

April 15, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

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 | | 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

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TUSD continues to explore bussing options for Osborn sixth grade move to Dutcher

The uncertainty of whether or not transportation will be provided next year for Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy sixth graders that will be relocated to Dutcher ...

October 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Stanislaus State program for underserved students to sunset this year

Although funding for the Program for Academic & Career Excellence program at Stanislaus State is slated to end this year, the success that it has helped ...

October 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Denair Unified opposed to boundary line change

A proposal by a Turlock housing developer to redraw the boundary line between Turlock Unified School District and Denair Unified School District has outraged the ...

October 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Meeting the next generation of leaders

Although they have yet to graduate high school, Turlock Unified School District students got a taste of what it takes to lead the City of ...

October 08, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Walnut fifth graders size up Monterey sand crabs for research project

Walnut Elementary School fifth graders in Bret Sutterley and Dave Sutton's classes were more than prepared to ditch their desks for the beach earlier ...

October 08, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

TUSD gives pay bump, increased benefit cap to employees

Despite a slightly lower salary increase from last year, many teachers and employees of Turlock Unified School District still rejoiced on Tuesday following the Board ...

October 08, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

TUSD narrows down candidates for vacant school board seats

After what can only be described as a nail-biting candidate filing process for Turlock Unified School District's Trustee Area 7, Board members will consider ...

October 06, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

A school meal worth waiting for

With cafeterias throughout Turlock Unified School District serving platefuls of rotisserie chicken, smothered burritos and barbecued tri-tip, one thing is for certain: the days of ...

October 06, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Science Saturday to blend art, chemistry for aspiring scientists

Stanislaus State will kick off National Chemistry Week by teaching sixth and seventh graders that the wonders of science are not only discoverable in the ...

October 06, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Annual conference to teach students how to be friends, leaders

Stanislaus County Office of Education's Prevention Programs Director Vicki Bauman believes that the best way to communicate with a student about mental health and ...

October 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Osborn parents begin preparations for sixth grade move to Dutcher

With the highly debated move of Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy sixth graders to Dutcher Middle School less than a year away, principals from both sites ...

October 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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