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Chatom ag day

Chatom Elementary celebrated Agriculture Appreciation Day at the rural campus west of Turlock.

May 11, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Unions tell district ‘no more cuts’

Teachers and classified employees throughout the Turlock Unified School District are sporting black and blue ribbons and wristbands - a unified statement against what they claim is the abuse they have taken at the hands of district officials in the form of salary and benefit reductions.

May 11, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Business students make $2,644 out of lemons

California State University, Stanislaus Introduction to Business students recently learned that when life gives you lemons you make lemonade. The students squeezed out $2,644.55 for The Salvation Army Turlock in a lemonade sales contest at the Save Mart supermarket.

May 08, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


CSU mentors make a difference in local youth

Matthew Wallace is graduating from California State University, Stanislaus in just a matter of weeks. But as a young man growing up it was unlikely he would have made it this far. He did time in juvenile hall, but eventually he turned his life around thanks to caring adults and his own drive. Now, Wallace is playing a role in a troubled young person's life, a fifth-grader who comes from a home in turmoil that includes poverty and close family members serving prison time.

May 08, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


TJHS students question Congressman on politics, healthcare reform

U.S. Congressman Jeff Denham got more than he bargained for during a question and answer session with students from Turlock Junior High School. The local legislator visited the school to promote civic involvement and governmental awareness among the youth who will undoubtedly become voters when they reach legal age.

May 04, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Etiquette training helps THS students mind their manners

Armando Fulgencio was a graduating senior at Turlock High School in 2006 when he took part in the THS Etiquette Program.

May 04, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


A glimpse at the future

When 2003 Turlock High graduate Joana Morris attended a career fair at as a high school student she never imagined she would land a job with Bank of America. Just a senior in high school at the time she was hired on the spot as a bank teller. Now, nearly a decade later, she is an accounts manager with B of A.

May 04, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


CSU Stanislaus interim president named

Joseph Sheley, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at California State University, Sacramento, has been named interim president of CSU Stanislaus.

May 03, 2012 | | Education


Jill Stearns named MJC president

Jill Stearns, the vice president of Educational Services and chief instructional officer at West Hills College in Coalinga, Calif., has been named the new president of Modesto Junior College.

May 01, 2012 | | Education


TUSD charter school sees high school success; low K-6 enrollment in first year

The eCademy Charter at Crane opened at the beginning of the school year with high hopes and aspirations, and while it has not been easy launching the Turlock Unified School District's newest school, coordinator Manuel Cobarruvias said the year has been a success.

May 01, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Three Turlock educators up for Teacher of the Year

Three local educators from three different Turlock schools were named finalists for the 2012 Stanislaus County Teacher of the Year award.

May 01, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Denair uses federal funding to give principals one-time bonus

The decision of the Denair Unified School District to spend federal Jobs Bill funding on giving three principals one-time bonuses of $10,000 each was met with questions by some in the community, but DUSD officials say the money was put to good use.

April 27, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Walnut students rock Science Olympiad

Walnut Elementary Education Center's Discovery Green and Gold teams had strong showings last Saturday at the Stanislaus County Office of Education's 2012 Elementary Science Olympiad.

April 26, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Impromptu champ

Pitman High School sophomore Tim Truax earned the state title in impromptu public speaking at the California FFA Leadership Conference, held last weekend in Fresno. For the impromptu speaking category participants are given a topic and a few minutes to prepare before presenting a speech on that particular topic. Truax is now eligible to participate in the national competition later this year.

April 24, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


Local students shine at Science Olympiad

Julien Elementary School students Parker Boom and Megan Van Hoogmoed took home the top spot in the "Rock Hound" category at the 2012 Stanislaus County Office of Education Elementary Science Olympiad, held Saturday in Modesto. In Rock Hound students must identify types of rocks and minerals.

April 24, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


School district plans for track renovations at Turlock, Pitman high schools

Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees committed $1 million during their last meeting for anticipated improvements to both the Pitman High School track and ...

May 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Turlock student places in top five at state spelling bee

Alisha Chakravarty isn't your average sixth grader. When the rest of her family is watching movies, she would rather write an essay, and even ...

May 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


On Track program prepares graduates for bright futures

Four special education students in the Turlock Unified School District's On Track Transitions Program walked the stage at Wednesday morning's graduation ceremony, concluding ...

May 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


MJC Irrigation Technology Program celebrates industry placements and first graduates

The Irrigation Technology Program at Modesto Junior College marked a milestone on April 28, as the first graduates participated in the Commencement Ceremony. Upon completion ...

May 18, 2017 | | Education


Stanislaus Military Academy instructor named Teacher of the Year

Stanislaus Military Academy's Ron Kunnen may be relatively new to the education field - he's only been teaching for five years - but he's ...

May 16, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


A dream fulfilled: Connie Valverde set to graduate from Turlock Adult School

As a teenager growing up in the 1960s, Connie Valverde had dreams of earning an education, starting a family and making a life for herself ...

May 16, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Education


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