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EDUCATION: HEALTH AND FIRE SAFETY

Local students took to the streets for their health and learned about fire safety this week in programs at Walnut Education Center and Turlock Christian Elementary School.

October 08, 2010 | | Education


Schools turn to fundraising for outdoor education

Funding for computers, playground equipment, musical instruments and much more will be cut this year at most elementary school sites because they will be using those funds for outdoor education instead after the district made a decision two years ago to cut funding for outdoor education.

October 05, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Loving Adults Day

October 02, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Literacy Fair

October 02, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Students take on harder classes to better prepare for college

Some students take Advanced Placement classes to challenge themselves and some take AP classes to get college credits in high school, but either way, students say these classes are well worth the hard work.

October 02, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Pitman freshman enters high school with college credits

Lee Ann Burns knew there was something special about her son when he was a toddler. He always had his nose in a book and was curious about how everything worked.

September 28, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


CSU system to admit 30,000 new students in spring term

Though the State of California has yet to finalize a budget, the California State University system announced Monday it will admit up to 30,000 students for the Winter/Spring 2011 terms.

September 28, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


TUSD receives millions in federal jobs grant

Cuts, cuts everywhere and not a penny to spend is how most people feel with this down economy. But on Monday, the Turlock Unified School District was able to get a few extra pennies - $2.37 million - to help save jobs.

September 28, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Pennies for School

Cunningham Elementary School kicked-off a new fundraising project on Friday with just a few pennies. The school hopes those few pennies will grow into one million pennies by the end of the year during their Million Penny Challenge.

September 24, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Food program expands in Merced, Stanislaus counties

More than 30 elementary school students struggled under the weight of bags packed with groceries in the multipurpose room of El Capitan Elementary School on Friday. Each kid was hauling more than 15 pounds of food home thanks to a recently expanded after-school program named Food 4 Thought.

September 24, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


Stanislaus student earns prestigious scholarships

California State University, Stanislaus student Sherry G. Hill has been homeless. At 49, she's been divorced and mothered five children – whom she was separated from, for a time. She's been diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. She's also an honors student.

September 24, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Turlock teachers take on life of 1800s settlers

Dressing as a soldier, taking part in the Witch Trials and learning to make bricks with their feet were just a few of the things that three Turlock teachers experienced this summer in an effort to bring back a better understanding of their history lesson plans.

September 24, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


High school dropouts costing state over $2 billion, report finds

California high school drop outs are not only hurting themselves but costing the state billions of dollars, according to the California's High School Dropouts: Examining the Fiscal Consequence report released on Sept. 15 by the Foundation for Educational Choice.

September 21, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


Crane to become one-stop shop for non-traditional students

Non-traditional students will now have a place to work on their education at the Crane School site, which will be transforming into Turlock's eCademy starting with the 2011/2012 school year.

September 21, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Education


UC Merced Chancellor to leave post, return to teaching

University of California, Merced Chancellor Sung-Mo "Steve" Kang announced earlier this month he will relinquish the title of chancellor on June 30, 2011. Kang has served as chancellor since March 2007.

September 17, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Education


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Pitman Future Business Leaders small but mighty

With other Future Business Leaders of America programs throughout the state boasting upwards of 300 members, some might be quick to dismiss Pitman High School's smaller FBLA program with just over 100 members as insignificant in comparison.

April 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Crowded bus reflects driver shortage in TUSD

Instead of glossing over miscellaneous status updates or "liking" funny videos on Facebook last week, former Keyes Parent Teacher Club President Sandy Yoppini's scrolling came to an abrupt halt in response to a picture posted by a Pitman High School student who resides in Keyes.

April 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


PLANTING FOR THE FUTURE

Trading in pencils and notebooks for shovels and dirty hands, students branched outside of the traditional classroom setting on Wednesday to plant nine new trees for National Arbor Day.

April 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Bullying keeps Dutcher student out of school

Bullying presents a problem for many students, but for eighth grader Breanna Mendoza the problem is life threatening.

April 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Trustees approve new Denair Charter Academy

The Denair Elementary Charter Academy is one step closer to reality after the Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved the school's creation on Thursday.

April 17, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Fruit & Veggie Contest aims to get kids eating healthy

The Stanislaus County Fair is partnering with Turlock schools to encourage kids to make healthier choices at lunch time. The 20/20 Fruit & Veggie Contest will reward elementary students who make healthy eating choices with the chance to win free tickets to the fair, a bicycle or other prizes.

April 17, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Education


MJC programs to enhance irrigation systems, provide drought relief training

As the drought continues to parch the state for the fourth year in a row, Modesto Junior College is instituting new courses and programs that focus on irrigation and drought relief.

April 16, 2015 | | Education


Deadly lesson: Denair students experience impact of drunk driving

Emergency crews were unable to save the life of Denair High student Ashley Ramaley on Thursday, a victim of a drunk driving accident. While Ramaley's death was not real, as she was a student actor in the Every 15 Minutes program, the emotional impact of her death was still felt.

April 16, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Education


YOSEMITE BOUND

In a time boasting conveniences in the form of microwave ovens and cars, it is hard to imagine that over 100 years ago, activities such as cooking on a wood-burning stove and riding on a horse-drawn stage were central to everyday life.

April 16, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Local universities take action to conserve water

Thirty seconds. That's all it takes now to report water leaks in the Social Science and Management building at University of California, Merced.

April 14, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock teen named Boy Scout of the Year

Despite the fact that Turlock High School senior Tlaloc Barajas has already achieved the highest advancement possible as Eagle Scout through the Boy Scouts of America last year, he has managed to secure one last recognition before aging out of the organization: Greater Yosemite Council's Boy Scout of the Year.

April 14, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Anticipation stewing for Iron Chef Competition

The heat emanating from the kitchen will intermingle with the heat of competition on Friday as students from Turlock High School and Pitman High School culinary art programs warm up for the Turlock Education Foundation's second annual Iron Chef Competition.

April 14, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Nicolas McKeon aims for success

While other students are spending their spring break traveling to exciting destinations - or sleeping in - Turlock High School sophomore Nicolas McKeon is at the school's shooting range honing his skills for an upcoming competition.

April 07, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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