The multimillion-dollar renewable energy project of the Manteca Unified School District that will have solar panels installed in more than two-dozen high school and elementary campuses is quickly moving along.
With arsenic content exceeding safe drinking water levels at Nile Garden Elementary well waters, the school site has been relying on potable water being supplied by a service provider.
Like mother, like daughter. It's a trite statement that's become so stale due to overuse. But it's the perfect description for Janet Dyk of Manteca and her only daughter, Amy Bavaro, of Escalon.
WESTON RANCH – When Alison Ordner saw one of August Knodt School's students featured in the 2013 Central Valley Air calendar but didn't get the proper credit, she did something about it.
Woodward School first trimester honor roll students are: Fourth grade Zalaa Afzal, Sonia Arun, Sukhjot Badh, Isabella Belaski, Nana Bell, Jewlea Bettencourt, Kiana Briseno, Jackson Brunn, Austin Buschow, Mario Cardenas, Emma Carrillo, Peter Cefalu, Kensey Cope, Caela Cunanan, Andrea Delgadillo, Megan Densmore, Emily Eavenson, Jaycob Funsch, Tristan Garcia, Mia Gonzaleaz, Mario Hernandez, Zachary Huffsstutler, Haley Hutchison, Kyaira Jacobs, Aleena James, Tyler Kellery, Christopher Lane, Janiece Lucas, Edrees Mahmood, Isabel Martinez, Tucker McLarty, Grace Mejorado, ...
An ambitious renewable-energy project, the launching of a vocational charter school, new faces on the Board of Education, and students making great strides academically were among the news that dominated 2012 for Manteca Unified School District.
A funny thing happened when Sierra High Associated Student Body Secretary Riley Cardoza started raising money with her fellow leadership students to attend the inauguration in Washington, D.C.
RIPON - During this time of the year we individually become the definition of stress with the horrible things that often surround us. By the end of the day we are equally exhausted and sometimes sad. The monster of anxiety breathing down one's back is hardly a comfortable state.
Students at Woodward School followed Andrew's dream of having freckles.
Jason Messer started his public education career well aware that being a teacher could one day mean having to protect students from gunmen.
Shaky was back at the Star Bar Friday for the annual barroom brawl at the Star Bar. He's the central character in the Careers in Law Enforcement classes under the direction of instructor Joe Waller. In one of his morning sessions, Christian Gonzalez, who is a Manteca High senior, enjoyed playing the jealous and antagonistic Shaky. "It was fun (playing Shaky)," he said. As Shaky, he's involved in domestic dispute – in this case, East ...
WESTON RANCH – Annel Mercado just found out what it's like to be famous.
RIPON – Drug test or not to drug test. Ripon High Leadership students discussed just that during a recent review on routine policy updates from the California School Board Association. CSBA, as an optional policy, recommended that school districts can chose to have a drug testing program in place for student athletes and activities. Bret Harte High, according to Ripon Unified Superintendent Louise Johnson, has one in the athletic handbook that includes random drug testing ...
RIPON – Technology has been a big concern at Ripon Unified as of late. But some relief appears to be in sight. At the recent San Joaquin County Data Processing Joints Power Agreement meeting, Superintendent Louise Johnson received word that Microsoft would no longer support Windows 3.0 on Windows XP effective March 31. "We were given a spreadsheet showing the number of computers in our district which must be upgraded or replaced before the deadline," ...
Jacob LeDon was honored at a rally held at Manteca High's Winter Gymnasium. But he wasn't alone. A student in Shanon Murphy's San Joaquin County Special Ed Class located on campus, he was picked from a list as part of the Buff Maniac tradition, according to MHS Leadership class chair Taylor Teixeira. That's the recognition week consisting of members of the MHS varsity football squad under coach Eric Reis. Students pay for the privilege to ...
Manteca High's co-Valedictorian Derek Benson delivered a speech that could have given professional speechwriters competition Thursday night.
Collin Scholl is an East Union High School survivor. At least, that's how he described himself in his salutatory address delivered during commencement exercises on Thursday at the Lancers' Dino Cunial stadium.
There are no limits to what one can do in life, and the secret to success is to never be discouraged.
Fifty-one students from Nile Garden School were recognized at the annual commencement exercises on Wednesday.
LATHROP – Farhat Khairzadah's list of accomplishments is impressive.
The Veritas School Class of 2013 Promotion Ceremony was a success on Wednesday evening.
Alaina Haena's summer break has only just begun and already she's booked solid through August.
Kimberly LaMar is graduating from East Union High tonight. The Lancers' Class of 2013 valedictorian has a speech to work on and a host of other things to worry about.
It was hard to tell which shone brighter. The shimmering afternoon sun fanned by gentle breezes, or the seemingly never-ending smile on the face of Va Perez.
Stella Brockman Elementary School sent some 115 eighth graders to high school Wednesday night with 16 of them having 4.0 grade point averages for every trimester during the year.
Hunter Leonard knew that his tie was straight.
LATHROP – Chase Hayes summed up his excitement in a single motion.
Jaelyn Stock had bounced around elementary schools in the Central Valley before she found a home at Neil Hafley.
Shasta Elementary School's promotion ceremony for the 8th grade Class of 2013 began with a moment of silence.
LATHROP – The Lathrop Elementary School 8th grade class of 2013 will have plenty of inspirational words to see them through as they journey on to the next level of education at Lathrop High School.