Lathrop High School teacher Michael Pangburn brought his new kids on the academic block to the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees meeting earlier this week.
LATHROP – The Mexican-style fiesta and Mexican food buffet extravaganza to raise money for Lathrop Elementary School's surveillance cameras is taking place today from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets to the event, called Spring King and Queen Fiesta & Mexican-American food buffet, is just a donation of $1 at the door. It's being held at the school's multipurpose building at the corner of Fifth and O streets next door to the school.
East Union High School Migrant Program coordinator Araceli Sandoval and student Ana Naranjo are both in Los Angeles this weekend to receive distinct honors.
St. Anthony of Padua School is celebrating a two-decade milestone with an open house on Sunday, March 17.
Al and Annie DeGroot were glued to EWTN Catholic TV all morning on Wednesday. Like millions of Catholics – as well as non-Catholics – worldwide, they were eager to find out who will be the next to succeed the chair of St. Peter, the first pope.
The Holy Spirit has spoken. The 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church is the cardinal from Argentina, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who took on the name of Pope Francis I in honor of St. Francis of Assissi. Although it may be far-fetched, the Holy Father who ascended to the seat of St. Peter on Wednesday could have been honoring his Italian roots, too. His parents were Italian immigrants. His father, Mario Jose Bergoglio, was a ...
Each high school athlete in the Manteca Unified School District pays $75 for transportation costs.
Have you thanked a bird today? Yes, a bird. As in the feather-weight pinioned creature whose name some people even borrow or invoke to send out an insult to someone they deem mentally challenged. But next time you are tempted to do just that, think about this. There is apparently plenty of proof that many of our feathered friends are, well, no birdbrains. ...
Manteca Unified's Renewable Energy Efficiency Project is literally taking off the ground at Golden West Elementary School. The North Main Street campus in Manteca is where the groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the district's multimillion-dollar solar energy project – formally known as REEP – will take place on Thursday, March 21, at 4 p.m. This is phase one of the project's ground-mounted solar installations.
The cost of providing transportation for Manteca Unified School District's high school athletes is escalating. The district does not have a funding source that is specifically earmarked for this type service. That's precisely the reason the Board of Trustees instituted the policy requiring fees be charged for this purpose. Exempted from this transportation fee are students participating in cheerleading.
It's a place where art and science, media and technology, and students' lives and the real world converge.
It's raining, the almonds are blooming, but the farmers are smiling. Drenching winter rains and blooming almond orchards don't generally go together. They are not good news to any grower especially during peak blossoms season like this time. Inclement weather does not bode well for the year's crop. But the last couple of days' precipitation, and more showers coming this way today, are eliciting smiles on almond growers' faces. Why? "We're more desperate for rain ...
LATHROP – Brenda Scholl has something in common with her mother that will be hard to match.
LATHROP – This is a story about a thief stealing something near and dear to the hearts of several preschoolers.
LATHROP – Parents of Lathrop Elementary School students continue to pound the pavement to make their spring fund-raising project a success.
The 2-year-old who was run over by the family's pickup is still undergoing some tests at Children's Hospital in Oakland but is expected to come home soon.
Two separate car crashes on Friday claimed the lives of three people.
The Manteca Unified Board of Education during a special meeting on Tuesday approved the reassignment of two school district administrative personnel.
It was a cozy family affair. Loved ones sat in chairs around white-covered round tables with live potted flower plants serving as centerpieces. Lined up against the walls in the back of the airy and spacious room were trays of brunch comestibles and a wide selection of drinks.
LATHROP – Joyce Gatto has many fond memories of Vera Walquist for a number of reasons.
Manteca Unified School District's 2013 graduation season will be ushered in on Friday with three culmination ceremonies scheduled that day.
St. Anthony of Padua School's graduating class of 2013 will be led by four valedictorians – Jordan Barajas, Zachary Hansen, Joseph Poncini, and Monica Yalung. The eighth graders' class salutatorian is Joelle Hylton.
Collin Scholl, East Union High School's Class of 2013 salutatorian, is headed to California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo – also known as Cal Poly San Luis Obispo – this fall.
Eighth grader Aubreyanna White enjoyed last year's Medieval Faire at Nile Garden School so much she came to the annual event on Friday wearing the same costume she wore last year when her class put on the show.
Gayle Pace chuckles when she says, "I'm the flower floozy who works on a budget."
The Manteca Unified Board of Trustees on Tuesday night approved the allocation of $700,000 from Measure M funds to repair severely deteriorating pavements at East Union High School this summer.
What to do with the empty Lindbergh School building, the brick facility that used to house the Manteca Adult School, some of Manteca Unified ROP classes and other programs, is an issue that will be rehashed for the next several months and, perhaps, for the next few years by the district Board of Education.
Severely deteriorating pavements at two high school and one elementary school campuses in the Manteca Unified School District are presenting health and safety risks.
Robi and Ray Cornelius describe their Del Webb home's back yard as something akin to a two-lane bowling alley. Yet, the garden that they have created in that limited space is nothing close to a "tunnel vision," as Robi Cornelius puts it.
By ROSE ALBANO RISSO