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MUSD warning of Going Digital scam

Parents and guardians of students in Manteca Unified School District are being alerted about individuals claiming to be Microsoft representatives and telling the students they need their remote access to their personal computers.

February 14, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


A wedding is a day; marriage is a lifetime

Love is in the air. Or, I should say, marriage is in the air. For the first time in my recent memory, people I know are tying the knot left and right.

February 14, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Local Columns


5th graders host 103-year-old’s birthday party

Did you have pets as a child? What was your favorite color? How many siblings did you have? What was your favorite subject in school?

February 13, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Block scheduling at all MUSD high schools

All comprehensive high schools in Manteca Unified will be on the same block-schedule mode when the 2015-2016 school year rolls around in August.

February 13, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Lathrop High FFA selling Valentine flowers, balloons today and Saturday

If you are thinking of Valentine's Day and what to give to that special someone close to your heart, think Lathrop High School FFA.

February 13, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Weston Ranch principal gets parent support

Supporters of Weston Ranch High School principal Jose Fregoso nearly filled the room during the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday night. There were some detractors too, but they were outnumbered by the former.

February 12, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Mother of autistic son threatens to sue district

The incensed mother of the child who is at the center of the investigation in connection with Manteca Unified special education teacher Leo Benet-Cauchon is talking about filing a lawsuit against the school district if the situation that is "threatening my son's well being is not resolved quickly."

February 12, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Teacher counters ‘inappropriate touching’ charge

Leo Benet-Cauchon, a Manteca Unified special education teacher, has been suspended with pay while an investigation is ongoing for allegations of "inappropriate relations to students."

February 11, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


East Union seeks block scheduling

East Union High School will go the way of the other secondary campuses in Manteca Unified by implementing block scheduling if the Board of Trustees at their meeting tonight gives its blessing.

February 10, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Individual trustees should respect board’s authority

"When speaking for the District, the Board encourages its spokesperson to exercise restraint and tact and to communicate the message in a manner that promotes public confidence in the Board's leadership."

February 10, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Wind cuts power to 3,400 PG&E customers

More than 3,400 homes, offices, and commercial establishments around Manteca High School were left in the dark Friday evening when strong winds caused a power pole to snap like a giant pencil, sending dangerous live wires scattered on the ground and dangling precariously overhead.

February 07, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Kindred Arts: Avenue Winds concert Sunday

It will be double the fun for guests who will be attending the Kindred Arts Association's concert on Sunday, Feb. 8, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church.

February 06, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


MUSD recall elections made simpler, cheaper

The word recall was mentioned at a recent meeting of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees by a speaker in the audience during public comments.

February 05, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


FOR THE BIRDS

Now is a perfect time to have a good eye-to-eye contact with many feathered friends that make themselves scarce outside of winter in the San Joaquin Valley.

February 04, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


Retired McParland School teachers gather for lunch

When teachers retire, they say goodbye to their students and to the years-long everyday grind in the classroom, but not to close friends. At least, that holds true to a group of retired teachers and staff from George McParland Elementary School. Once a month, these former coworkers take time out to catch up on post-retirement stories and simply renew close friendships over a scrumptious luncheon.

February 04, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | NEWS


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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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