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MHS graduates thru 1958 plan class reunion

If you graduated from Manteca High School after 1958, you are too young for this class reunion.

March 18, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


OLD CITY HALL

Manteca was incorporated as a city barely five years when its brick City Hall was built. That was in 1923. The small town was home to nearly 2,000 hardy souls – most of them farmers – at that time. Irrigation water had been flowing for two decades – liquid gold then as now to the local farmers. Prevailing economic conditions all conspired and guaranteed that it was a good time to build a city hall for the fast-growing town which only counted 100 settlers in 1910.

March 14, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Federated Women award eight seniors scholarships

Eight seniors from four high schools in Manteca Unified are the recipients of scholarships this year from the Federated Women's Club. They will be presented with the awards on Wednesday, March 18, during the annual scholarship-presentation luncheon in honor of the students who are being honored this year at Prestige Senior Living in Manteca.

March 13, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


SPELLING SUCCESS

Returning to the California Spelling Bee competition for the second year in a row is Sierra High School freshman James Quiaoit. This time, he will be competing in the California State Junior High Spelling Bee.

March 12, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


THE CHAMPS

Manteca High School's Academic Decathlon Team is heading to the state competitions next week after capturing the top award in San Joaquin County earlier this month.

March 11, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Online petition seeks teacher reinstatement

After a series of bad news and setbacks, Manteca Unified Special Ed teacher Leo Bennett-Cauchon who has been fighting for his reinstatement on the job for more than a month now has a bit of good news going his way.

March 10, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Special Education

Manteca Unified School District serves more than 23,000 students from age 3 to 22. Out of that number are some 2,800 students enrolled in the district's Special Education program.

March 07, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Every day is a new challenge for autistic kids and their parents

Geoffrey Lum-Perez is an award-winning artist. Some of his unique drawings have also been used to illustrate a calendar.

March 07, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Challenges of raising special-needs child

Every parent with a special-needs child faces a multitude of challenges. Sharon Anaya knows them all, and more.

March 07, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


WRHS special ed teacher learns just as much from her students

Aubrey Mach is a teacher to special kids. But she would be the first to say she is learning just as much as she is teaching them.

March 07, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Special Ed teacher Shelley Dini: Her students are her inspiration

New Haven Elementary teacher Shelley Dini's Peer Resource students have just completed a school-wide fund-raising project which raised more than $3,000 for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. She is distinctly proud, not just of the 13 in Peer Resource but of the entire student body who stepped up to the plate and support a worthy course.

March 07, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


New Haven raises funds to battle leukemia

As of Thursday, New Haven Elementary School has raised nearly $3,000 for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. The last chance for donors to help the students and faculty reach their goal of $4,000 is today during school hours.

March 06, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Taizer ecumenical service tonight at St. Anthony’s is open to public

Two Manteca churches are coming together tonight in the spirit of ecumenism through a service called Taize – St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church and the Manteca Presbyterian Church.

March 05, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


QUILTS & DOLLS

Scores of quilts, from wall hangings and wearable arts to three-dimensional fabric dolls, are not the only attractions at this weekend's 36th annual Manteca Quilt & Doll Show.

March 04, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Principal gets year’s leave with full pay

Starting today, Weston Ranch High School Principal Joe Fregoso will be working as the top administrator at the Stockton campus until the end of the school year in June following his resignation on Tuesday.

March 04, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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