June is turning out to be a busy month for scores of FFA and 4-H students in San Joaquin County including a few dozen from Manteca Unified School District.
Schools are on summer break. But while schools are closed and students are out enjoying their vacations, members of the Parent Teacher Group of St. Anthony of Padua School are keeping their hearts open to help a Manteca family in need. They are sponsoring a drive-thru dinner fund-raiser at Fagundes Meats for the family of Manteca High School student Jonathan Loon.
East Union High School is living up to its slogan: Lancers lead while others follow.
The pavement-pounding and campaign blitz begins anew for James Mousalimas and Jeff Tilton.
With none of the three candidates for San Joaquin County Office of Education superintendent showing a clear run-away winner as of close to midnight on election day, it appears there will be a run-off election in November between James Mousalimas and Jeff Tilton.
For the fifth year in a row, Manteca Unified School District will observe a two-week summer shutdown. That means the district office will be closed to the public for the duration from June 30 to July 11.
When a flag of the United States is worn, torn, faded, or badly soiled, it needs to be replaced with a new one. When that happens, the old flag is "retired."
Knowing people by name is not an easy feat. The challenge becomes even much more daunting and difficult when there are 1,700 names on the list.
How do you stop a man who won't quit?
Numbers are a gauge to measure one's popularity and importance.
Take pride in being a millennial.
Pete Rodriguez squinted as he focused his black state-of-the-art smart phone on his grandson Jordan D'Amico. The eighth grader was one of 60 students who were on the stage inside the Lincoln Elementary School Cafeteria on Wednesday which was crammed with family members and school and district staff attending the Promotion Ceremony for the Class of 2014 who will be attending high school in the fall.
Music, song, and messages of hope and celebration marked the Class of 2014 Brock Elliott School Promotion Ceremony on Wednesday.
Manteca Unified Board of Trustee Michael Seelye was very impressed.
Change and making a difference were the key words that echoed throughout the promotion ceremonies Tuesday at Joshua Cowell Elementary School.
They met. They discussed. They left it alone. For now.
Michael Seelye missed a Manteca Unified Board of Trustees meeting to attend the birthday celebration for his first grandchild who was turning one. His absence was excused by the board, which meant he was not going to lose his compensation. The reason for his absence was considered a "hardship."
The appointment of Manteca High Assistant Principal Raul Mora as the successor of East Union High principal John Alba who retired in June left an open position at the Buffalo campus.
School colors are not just paint-deep. They go much deeper than that.
Guy Westbrock knows the plight of the homeless only too well. And he understands the demons of drug addiction.
Katherine Ray's family knows what she did this summer. And she made them all proud. In the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Des Moines, Iowa, no less.
Mariya Khweiss has never had a sip of alcohol in her life. But the high school sophomore knows how it feels to be three times above the legal limit of being under the influence of alcohol.
If it were up to Jeff Burns, a new Perko's Café would have opened months ago at the Union Road-Lathrop Road intersection. It would be there right along with CVS Pharmacy and McDonald's.
The Lindbergh Corporation Yard building is officially completed. That's the new structure warehouse-like structure in what used to be a parking lot surrounded by portables behind the brick structure that used to house the Manteca Adult School on East North Street.
Chester Smith is in Northern California with a San Joaquin County strike team battling a devastating wildfire in Siskiyou County where eight homes so far have been destroyed.
When in drought, what do avid gardeners do?
Delta Charter Online, a new charter school under the Delta Charter Schools umbrella and authorized by New Jerusalem Elementary School District, is now offering opportunities for adults to finish their high school diploma.
School is not the place for a fashion show. Neither is it a venue for setting the world on fire by wearing clothes that serve as walking billboards for slogans. Nor is the school campus a vehicle for advertisements disguised as fashions, especially when they deal with products that fall under the category of controlled substances such as tobacco or alcoholic beverages.
Manteca Unified Board of Trustee Nancy Teicheira of Area 4 is gunning for 20 years as an elected school district representative. She made it official last week when she filed her candidate's papers at the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters in Stockton.
Manteca Unified's third high school campus is reaching a milestone this month.