The year 2013 closed on a high note for other schools that are not part of the Manteca Unified School District area.
The problem of bullying was high on the must-be-proactive radar for Manteca Unified elementary and high school campuses in 2013. At least two campuses brought in popular anti-bullying personalities to present educational programs for students and parents, as well as school staff, to heighten everyone's awareness on the dangers of bullying and ways to deal with it or completely eradicate it.
The year 2013 was full of historical highlights for many in the Manteca Unified School District.
The year was 1940. It was the marrying month of March. At least, it was for teen bride Alice Machado who just exchanged vows with the love of her life, Joe Machado, at St. Anthony's Church in Manteca.
Parents whose children are attending schools in Manteca Unified and would like to transfer them to another campus in the district will have the opportunity to do just that from January 7 through Jan 31, 2014.
The position of Manteca Adult School vice principal is being re-instated effective immediately.
Penny and Allen Hermann of Manteca have had an intense love affair for a good 50 years.
Two hundred needy families in the community will be able to sit down together and share a nutritious Christmas dinner.
A few years ago, the Marine Corps Toys For Tots program ran out of toys to give away to needy children at Christmas.
Victor Gully's mother died in 1942 when he was seven years old. His family did not have Christmas that year. It was not a time of celebration. It was a time of grief. His mother was not the only one who died in the fire that reduced their home to ashes. An older brother, the oldest of eight siblings, also lost his life. He was just eight-and-a-half years old.
The holiday rush is reaching fever pitch at the Manteca Post Office as Christmas Day fast approaches. At the Maple Avenue location, customer lines that practically spill into the front door are becoming a common site throughout the day as people try to get their Christmas gifts and greeting cards to out-of-town loved ones in the mail in time for the big day on Wednesday.
A re-enactment of the first Christmas is a time-honored tradition at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School in Manteca at this time of the year.
Oleander Avenue between Woodward and Peach will be closed to traffic for two months starting Monday, Dec. 23.
It's impossible to miss the Marsden home in the neighborhood off Crom Avenue just north of the Manteca Golf Course. It literally outshines all the houses at Greenview Place. The entire length of the house facing the street is dripping with all kinds of Christmas bling – blinking lights, chasing lights, dancing diode lights, a lighted choo-choo train, a red snowman, and Frosty the Snowman sporting a top hat. Proudly occupying a central location among all the outdoor decoration is a lighted American flag handmade by Alan Marsden.
There's a new campus on the Manteca Unified School District property at the corner of Louise Avenue and Airport Way in Manteca.
Manteca Unified chefs-in-training are off to a clam chowder cooking challenge this weekend in Santa Cruz.
His eye is on the top post of the San Joaquin County Office of Education. But Jeff Tilton already has the title of superintendent.
Edna Quiaoit was doing some spring cleaning in the kitchen. Suddenly, she heard a voice behind her asking a question.
The Manteca Transit Center at Moffat Boulevard and South Main Street in Manteca is the setting for the Roast of Jeff Tilton, a candidate for San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools in June's primary elections.
It's Winter Olympics time. And while the world's eyes may be focused on Sochi, Bob Steves and Tom Osborn's memories are flying back to the 1964 summer Tokyo Olympics.
Herman and Ann Howard have been married for 50 years. Ann professes to know the reason behind their marital success. In a word: surprise - especially those that are carefully planned and then presented with a generous mixture of thoughtfulness and love on Valentine's Day.
She was 18 years old and a senior in high school. He was 21 and a senior at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
When George and Violet Perry celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary, their five children knew exactly what special song they were going to dedicate to their parents to mark that momentous day.
The Manteca Quilt & Doll Show is an event that perennially draws thousands of people to the Family City, many of them from out of town.
Mantecan Jean Ramey has added another feather to her artist's cap. Her nostalgic watercolor rendition of a restful garden setting has earned the nod of the Manteca Garden Club to be the signature picture that will grace the brochures, flyers and posters of the garden tour in May.
Everybody loves Uncle Frank - as in Frank Guinta.
St. Anthony's School is hosting its fifth annual crab feed fund-raiser Saturday, Feb. 15, from 5 to 11 p.m. The event will be held in the school gymnasium, 323 N. Fremont Ave., corner Sutter Street. Kicking off the evening will be a Wine & Cheese tasting, back by popular demand, to be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Dinner, which will be served starting at 6:30, will consist of marinated crab, pasta, salad and bread. There will be a no-host bar.
Elections this year are 10 months away. Four of the seven members of the Manteca Unified Board of Education are ending their current four-year term before the year is over.
Stella Brockman Elementary eighth grader James Quiaoit is making history for Manteca Unified School District this year. He will be representing the district at the State Spelling Bee on May 3.
At many school sites in the Manteca Unified School District, classrooms can't access educational materials online because they don't have adequate Internet connection.