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Turlock High prepares special needs students for careers

In today's economy it can be tough for a young high school graduate to find work - especially if they are saddled with a learning disability or have special needs. In many cases these students will simply turn 18 and begin collecting Supplemental Security Income, also known as SSI.

November 15, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Keyes Union School District names new superintendent

Keyes Union School District superintendent Karen Poppen will retire on June 30, 2012, and current principal of Keyes Elementary, Cynthia Schaefer, will take her place.

November 11, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


Brown Elementary students have respect

Monica and Brenda Reyes are 11-year-old twins at Brown Elementary in Turlock. Like many twins they share common interests and they both enjoy each other's company (most of the time). Both girls also share one very important character trait: Respect.

November 11, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Denair Charter students show ‘Love in Action’

The Denair Charter Academy's Love in Action service club held its first school-wide event on Thursday.

November 11, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


A cultural experience

Crowell Elementary shows respect for students' cultures. Crowell second grader Brent Yazzie and his brother Nolan (a first grader) performed a Navajo and Apache traditional Grass Dance on Thursday while hundreds of students in the background raise their hands for the privilege of dancing with him. The brothers were joined by their father Chilito for the dancing event.

November 11, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Turlocker wins big at National FFA Convention

Dominic Agresti-Assali, a member of the Turlock High FFA Chapter, was one of four national finalists in the Agricultural Mechanics Design and Fabrication and Proficiency competition at the 84th National FFA Convention last month in Indianapolis.

November 11, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


University faculty protest unpaid salaries, executive pay increases

The California State University Office of the Chancellor isn't negotiating labor contracts in good faith, claims the CSU faculty union, but the Chancellor's Office says there isn't enough money to meet faculty demands.

November 08, 2011 | | Education


Carnegie Arts Center receives donation to links arts with curriculum

Fourth grade students from Katie Bruley's class at Sacred Heart School in Turlock were able to get greater insight into their lessons on California history and nature conservation during a visit to the Carnegie Arts Center and its Ansel Adams exhibit. Adams' iconic photographs of California - and especially Yosemite National Park - have long been a part of the state's conservation movement.

November 04, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Turlockers spell V-I-C-T-O-R-Y

The top two finishers at the 2011-12 Stanislaus County Elementary Spelling Championship, held Wednesday at Gregori High School in Modesto, hailed from Turlock Unified District Schools, fifth grader Joven Hundal goes to Julien and sixth grader Avery Owen attends Walnut. Terry Tek was the third place finisher and he attends Agnes Baptist in Modesto.

November 04, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


Hilmar FFA teams represent California at national competition

The Hilmar FFA Dairy Cattle and Dairy Foods judging teams represented California at the National FFA contests this October in Indianapolis, Ind. The national contests were held in conjunction with the annual National FFA Convention.

November 04, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


CSU Stanislaus awards Rogers Scholars

California State University, Stanislaus this week awarded 25 students as Mary Stuart Rogers Scholars.

November 04, 2011 | | Education


UC Merced professor designs HIV inhibitor

University of California, Merced professor Patricia LiWang has designed what may be the most effective chemical inhibitor against human immunodeficiency virus infection, the university announced this week.

November 04, 2011 | | Education


Love and Logic alive in Hilmar

As every parent knows, there is no instruction booklet for parenting. The Hilmar Unified School District, however, has been helping local residents be better parents through its Love and Logic program.

November 01, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Pumpkins pop up at Cunningham

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock delivered 650 Halloween pumpkins to Cunningham Elementary School in Turlock on Friday. For the past 22 years the Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock has been delivering the pumpkins. This year's batch was donated by Kiwanis members Ron and Karen Macedo, owners of Ram Farms.

October 28, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Drug-free life

It was Red Ribbon Week last week in Turlock as schools all over town celebrated living a drug-free life.

October 28, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


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TUSD partners with university to jump-start college educations

Following the Turlock Unified School District's success with the program during the previous two school years, the district is once again partnering with Stanislaus ...

August 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Test scores show improvement in state, TUSD

The results from the second year of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress were released by the California Department of Education this week ...

August 25, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Donations help THS generate increased interest in STEM program

A recent donation to the Turlock High School Engineering Technology/STEM Program has provided both state-of-the-art 3D printers and has boosted students' interest in the ...

August 23, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Stanislaus State welcomes incoming freshmen

In preparation for the beginning of the fall semester today, Stanislaus State held its first Freshman Convocation since 2004 on Monday, welcoming 800 incoming freshmen ...

August 23, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


Turlock stadium out of commission as football season begins

The Pitman High football team has a lot more to worry about than just putting in a good performance for their season opening game on ...

August 23, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


University professor’s book on Chicago theatre gaining attention

Stanislaus State Theatre professor John Mayer has accumulated acclaim on the stage and is now finding success in the written word form.

August 18, 2016 | | Education


Move-In Day kicks off Welcome Week for Stanislaus State students

Suitcases, boxes and hugs were aplenty in and around the dorm rooms of Stanislaus State on Wednesday, as students said their final goodbyes to family ...

August 18, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


SCOE hosts technology night for parents

Technology is always changing, and the Stanislaus County of Education hopes to help parents stay up-to-date by hosting a series of technology information sessions.

August 16, 2016 | | Education


Information session on military academy

U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) will hold a United States Military Academy Information Night on Aug. 25.

August 16, 2016 | | Education


TUSD partners with Stanislaus State to prepare future teachers

Following the reception of grant funding in July, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved Tuesday a new initiative between the district ...

August 16, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Education


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