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Traffic safety concern around TUSD schools

One month ago a 12-year-old girl was hospitalized after being struck by a car in front of Turlock Junior High School. She had darted into traffic and didn't see the car coming toward her. The driver was not cited and the unfortunate incident was simply an accident. According to Turlock Unified School District officials, the girl is now recovering well.

December 09, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


School district prepares for more cuts

During their first Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustee meeting Tuesday night, newly elected trustees Grady Welch and Harinder Grewal were introduced to the nightmarish side of being school board members - the budget, and dealing with the State of California.

December 06, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Turlock Adult School introduces new medical field certification classes

The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees approved a contract with Boston Reed College to offer certification courses next semester in Electronic Health Records System Technologist and EKG Technician through the TUSD Adult School.

December 06, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy honored with Golden Bell

The Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy was honored last Saturday at the 32nd Annual Golden Bell Awards program of the California School Board Association.

December 06, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Ag in Motion comes to Denair

The National Science Center's Ag-In-Motion truck visited DMS on Wednesday. Ag in Motion is a 53-foot state-of-the-art trailer converted to a lab classroom. The lab gives students the opportunity to learn about agriculture related career opportunities through instruction based on seventh-grade science curriculum for California schools.

December 02, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Future teachers get hands-on experience with Science Night

Future bilingual K-8 teachers in the credential program at California State University, Stanislaus teamed up to offer Science Night at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy on Thursday.

December 02, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Denair teacher earns professional accolades

Rachel Watts received the highest honor any teacher could earn - and it came from a simple student letter about her efforts. Leonel Gutierrez, one of Watts' students, had been struggling for years with his vocabulary but he praised Watts for her role in his improving grade. He wrote "I had bad grades but she has made a difference for me and has made learning vocabulary easier."

December 02, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Top spellers earn accolades

Mountain View eighth grader Samuel Kaminski and Denair Middle School seventh grader Zach Ramaley each earned silver medal honors at the Stanislaus County Office of Education Junior High Spelling Championship held Nov. 17 in Modesto. Jocelyn Ramirez, a seventh grader at Mountain View earned a gold medal for her spelling prowess. She placed 14 out of 44 students. Some of the words spelled at the spelling bee were neurasthenia, panacea and osmosis.

November 29, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Charter schools growing statewide

California charter public schools grew significantly this 2011-12 school year, opening at high numbers statewide, and serving more students and families in both urban and rural areas, according to data released by the California Charter Schools Association.

November 25, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


UC Merced chancellor issues statement on protests

In response to police crackdowns on student protests across the University of California system– in particular, an incident where peaceful protestors were pepper sprayed at UC Davis – UC Merced Chancellor Dorothy Leland issued the following statement this week:

November 25, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


MJC presidential search down to four finalists

The search to replace former Modesto Junior College President Gaither Loewenstein has narrowed to just four candidates, with open forums scheduled for Dec. 5-8 in advance of a final decision.

November 25, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


Spelling champs

Turlock Junior High School seventh grader Allison Behrens finished sixth overall out of 44 participants at the Stanislaus County Office of Education Junior High Spelling Championship held last Thursday in Modesto. Behrens was a gold medal winner and TJHS eighth grader Colby McCann took home a silver medal. Some of the words spelled from the spelling bee were neurasthenia, panacea and osmosis.

November 22, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Dinner is served

The Stanislaus Military Academy at John B. Allard School in Turlock held a Thanksgiving feast on campus Tuesday - complete with pineapple and bacon turkey. Administration said it was held to promote a family atmosphere amongst cadets, teachers and staff.

November 22, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Local second graders get up close with season’s favorite bird

Students in Mr. Munoz's second grade class will have a much better understanding of their Thanksgiving turkey this year, thanks to a class field trip to Wellsford Ranch in Modesto. The class from Sisk Elementary School had the unique opportunity to tour a Foster Farms turkey ranch on Thursday.

November 18, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Education


CSU tuition increases … again

California State University students can expect another, 9 percent tuition increase beginning fall 2012, following a 9-6 vote by CSU trustees behind closed doors on Wednesday.

November 18, 2011 | | Education


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Denair Unified receives grants to boost college, career readiness

Denair Unified School District will be busy over the next month finalizing how to spend two $75,000 College Readiness Block Grants - whether it's ...

January 13, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Local elementary campuses receive school garden grants

The school garden at Walnut Elementary Education Center will receive some much needed upgrades after the elementary campus was selected as one of 44 schools ...

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Pitman String Quartet to perform in Beatles, Rolling Stones showdown

Who is the greatest rock band of all time: The Beatles or The Rolling Stones?

January 12, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock Unified sets aside another $3M for future growth needs

Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees committed $3 million for land acquisition and development during their last meeting to accommodate existing and future growth ...

January 12, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Hindu community urges California schools to recognize Diwali holiday

The Hindu community is hoping that schools throughout California will take action to declare an official holiday on Diwali, one of the biggest Hindu festivals ...

January 06, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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