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PROM DRESS SALE

Girls who didn't want to spend a small fortune on their prom or graduation dress got a chance to save some money when the Sierra High School Sober Grad Committee conducted its first annual "gently used" prom dress fundraiser Saturday in the school's drama room. The committee offered slightly-used formal and semi-formal dresses at discount prices to raise funds for their safe and sober after graduation celebration. People who donated a dress could get either 40% of whatever their dress sells for or donate the entire sale price to the Sober Grad Committee fundraiser and receive a 100 ...

April 05, 2009 | Hime Romero | Education


Sierra’s Lobo Gold Rally celebrates academic excellence

Jennifer Spellman recently learned to dance Bhangra.

April 04, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Education


Ripon Rotary Club presents third graders in Ripon Unified with their own dictionaries

It's one more year that the Ripon Rotary Club has provided all the third graders in the Ripon Unified School District with fully illustrated McMillan Children's Dictionaries.

April 04, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Education


Senior project garage sale today helping send needy kids to camp

Boomer Plata has a senior project in the works that's part public relations and philanthropy.

April 04, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Education


Teachers agree to just 1.8% cut in their pay

The Manteca Unified School District and the Manteca Educators Association came to a tentative agreement last Tuesday.

April 03, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Education


A lawn chair & a man yearning to slip the bonds of same-old

Jerry Gorman wasn't your typical big-town hero.

April 03, 2009 | Jason Campbell | Education


Messer agrees to 5% pay cut July 1, passes on $13,080 in extra benefits

The $24,400 raise that new Manteca Unified Superintendent Jason Messer received last week has raised more than a few eyebrows from educators worried about whether they'll have a job next year, but the salary he'll be taking home is the same his predecessor made while his overall compensation will actually be less.

April 02, 2009 | Jason Campbell | Education


Manteca High showcases student art

During the weekend, Valleri Gammon took a black-and-white photograph of her brother and his fiancé snuggled up against a bright sky back drop.

April 02, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Education


Farm Day a success at August Knodt School

WESTON RANCH – Strong gusting winds and a nearby house fire wasn't enough to put a damper on Farm Day at August Knodt School.

April 02, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Education


Rina’s Run May 9 benefits stadium revitalization for Ripon High School

RIPON – The second annual Rina's Run is still a month away.

April 01, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Education


Classified group honors top employees

The Manteca Unified School District announced its 2009 classified employees of the year last Tuesday.

March 29, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Education


Ag community brings farm to Komure students on Tuesday

For years, those in the agricultural community would bring the farm to the various Manteca Unified sites.

March 29, 2009 | | Education


Day of the Arts at Manteca High Wednesday

Students and teachers in Manteca High School's Visual and Performing Arts Department will celebrate their annual Day of the Arts on Wednesday, April 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Winter Gym.

March 29, 2009 | | Education


Manteca Unified News

Open enrollment for elementary schools

March 29, 2009 | | Education


MEA leader: Rescind layoffs with federal money

Could some financial relief be on the way for public schools?

March 28, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Education


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be.tech 1st responders ribbon cutting is set

The third of Manteca Unified's three vocational academy programs, be.first, will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new facilities on the district campus.

October 29, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Trustee Teicheira: A face of courage

Nancy Teicheira is someone who doesn't get fazed easily. Time after time, she has shown that she is made of stern stuff – as a farmer, as a wife and mother, as a cancer survivor, and soon-to-be a four-term member of the Manteca Unified School District Board of Trustees.

October 21, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


School board tiff over cell phone use

A member of the Manteca Unified School District Board of Trustees is considering filing a complaint to the San Joaquin County Grand Jury over "possible" Brown Act violations involving Trustee Sam Fant.

October 18, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Going Digital info sessions for families

Manteca Unified staff and families of students in the school district are invited and encouraged to attend information sessions to become familiarized with the technology involved in launching the $30 million Going Digital project. The program will equip all 23,000+ students in the district, from elementary to high school, with a computer laptop to use at school and at home, to get them prepared and ready for the challenges of 21st-century education.

October 13, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Mendola is Lathrop’s first college athlete

Desiree Mendola was shocked and surprised to discover that she's the first student athlete at Lathrop High to sign a letter of intent to play college sports.

October 11, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | Education


EU grad running against board veteran

Ashley Drain has worked with youth since her days at East Union High School. But her "passion for teen-agers kicked in" when she was in college.

October 10, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Scholl seeks 2nd term

Don Scholl, the current president of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees, is seeking another four-year term in the November 4 elections.

October 08, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca High goes to block scheduling in August of 2015

It's official. Manteca High School will be on block scheduling starting the 2015-2016 school year.

October 08, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca High may switch to block scheduling

Manteca Unified School District could expand its block schedule model to include Manteca High beginning in the school year 2015-2016.

October 07, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


‘Iron Mike’ at East Union

And on this side of town, shaped by a lifetime of hard lessons, former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.

October 03, 2014 | James Burns | Education


Manteca Unified taps reserves to cover $9 million budget shortfall

Manteca Unified School District is dipping into reserves to cover a $9 million shortfall due to the state not covering the tab for home-to-school transportation and special education.

October 01, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Moore secures 6th school board term

Evelyn Moore is going for 24. She is reaching the tail end of her fifth term as Manteca Unified School District Trustee representing Area 5. And she will be adding four more years to her 20-year tenure, starting right after the Nov. 4 elections.

September 30, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


First adult earns diploma in new program

TRACY – Amanda Spencer never thought she would see the day she would earn her high school diploma after leaving an area high school in 2010. That changed on Monday when the Lodi resident was awarded a diploma from Delta Charter Online, a new Tracy-based charter school authorized by New Jerusalem Elementary School District.

September 30, 2014 | | Education


80% plus pass exit exams in Manteca Unified on initial try

Manteca Unified 10th graders who took the 2014 California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) in March showed "slightly higher passing rates" in both English Language Arts and Math when compared to the overall San Joaquin County and state passing rates.

September 27, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Sierra High Hall of Fame nominations sought

Nominations are being sought for the 2014 Sierra High School Hall of Fame. Deadline for submissions is midnight on Friday, Oct. 3, with the selections to be announced three days later.

September 24, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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