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Local students excel at Occupational Olympics

The 26th Annual Stanislaus County Occupational Olympics and Career Exposition was held Wednesday at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock. More than 800 students from county high schools participated in 23 competitive events. In addition to the events 54 business and industry representatives exhibited and spoke to students during the Career Expo.

March 25, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

Turlocker named Middle School Teacher of the Year

Turlock resident Jeanne Hartman, a resource specialist teacher at Empire Elementary K-8 School in Empire, was recently named the California League of Middle Schools' "Middle School Educator of the Year."

March 25, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

Junior high rallies ‘Just for Jeremiah’

About a month ago Turlock Junior High School seventh grader Jeremiah Coghill started feeling ill. He was weak, had random nose bleeds, and was sleeping 20 hours a day and he had lost 15 pounds.

March 25, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

Pentathlon athletes bring home top honors

Denair Middle School seventh-grade students were big winners at The Stanislaus County Academic Pentathlon, held last Saturday in Modesto. The Pentathlon is a one-day, five-event competition for county seventh and eighth grade students. After weeks of coaching, studying and preparation, students gather and are tested on their knowledge in literature, math, science, social science, speech and essay writing. Other local seventh grade winners included Sarah Reedy (TJHS- silver in social-science) and Zac Worsham (TJHS- silver in super quiz). Eighth grade winners were Jacob Faulder (TJHS- gold in social-science, bronze in essay), Irvin Ochoa (TJHS- bronze in essay, bronze in super ...

March 25, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

CSU system faces drastic cuts in enrollment, employees

The California State University system will likely enroll at least 10,000 fewer students and cut employees to meet a $550 million funding gap, according to a report delivered to the CSU Board of Trustees Tuesday.

March 22, 2011 | | Education

Math wiz

Alexander Aliaga, an eighth grader at Turlock Junior High School, took home the top spot in mathematics at the Stanislaus County Office of Education Academic Pentathlon last weekend. Aliaga competed in the "Honors" division for students who have a grade point average of 3.75 to 4.0. He answered questions for algebra 1 and geometry to earn his math title. He also took home a third place finish for language and literature. He led Turlock Junior High to third place overall at the competition.

March 22, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

Musical partnership

Students from Dutcher and Turlock Junior High schools teamed up to perform in front of a nearly sold out crowd at Pitman High School during the District Music Festival on Tuesday. More than 720 students throughout Turlock Unified School District will participate in the festival, which spans four shows in four nights this week.

March 22, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

Good citizen award

The Turlock chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented Hilmar Middle School student Alexandra Britton the DAR Good Citizenship Award on Friday. The Hilmar eighth grader was selected by several teachers who recognized her qualities in five categories: honor, service, courage, leadership and patriotism.

March 22, 2011 | | Education

Student overcomes loss of teacher, friend

For most high school seniors the start of their final year on campus is a time of excitement and determination for meeting their goal of graduation. For Denair High School senior Leina Mansilla the start of her senior year was a time of tragedy and confusion.

March 22, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

Cooking up a win

For Turlock High School, last year's Iron Chef loss to cross-town rival Pitman High was a bitter pill to swallow. This year, however, the Bulldogs took the lion's share of points and emerged the winner of the second annual Iron Chef Turlock, held Saturday evening at the Assyrian-American Civic Club.

March 22, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

Keyes girl knows keys to success start with education, commitment

At 11 years old MacKylah Miles has seen and overcome many obstacles in her life.

March 18, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

Credit union doubles Merced College kids scholarships

Educational Employees Credit Union announced Thursday it will match scholarship contributions to Merced College's College for Kids program dollar-for-dollar up to $7,500.

March 18, 2011 | | Education

eCademy ready for state approval

Pending state approval, the eCademy at Crane charter school will open by the start of next school year for students in grade K-12.

March 15, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

Local students earn ag scholarships

The future of agricultural education is strong thanks to 11 local college-bound students who intend to keep their talents in the ag community for the foreseeable future.

March 15, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

Pitman student overcomes language, cultural barriers to excel

Pitman senior Ziti Qin, 17, proves that where there's a will, there's a way.

March 15, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education

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Denair mourns sudden loss of two educators

Although Denair Elementary Charter Academy was not in session this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday, a number of students still received calls from Principal ...

November 25, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education

School district trustees bid farewell after years of service

Although Eileen Hamilton attended her last Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting earlier this month, she assured everyone that she was not going ...

November 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

Local BSU members make cultural connection at regional conference

As president of Turlock High School's Black Student Union, senior Alaya Hubbard said that she has received much more than she expected after joining ...

November 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

MJC, Alliance Worknet join forces to meet industry demand

In an effort to prepare local candidates for a career in industrial maintenance, Modesto Junior College's Technical Education and Workforce Development Department and the ...

November 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education

TUSD deliberates busing options for upcoming dual immersion expansion

The transportation inequity at Dutcher Middle School next year that will follow the relocation of Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy sixth graders was a source of ...

November 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Education

Pitman Wind Ensemble tunes fundraising efforts for Carnegie Hall

When Pitman High School senior and piccolo player Aileen Ayala originally joined band in the fourth grade, she had no idea that eight years later ...

November 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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