LATHROP – It seemed only fitting for Dr. Janey Thornton to distribute fresh-cut peaches to students at Lathrop School on Wednesday.
Leo Omlin is a regular come Farm Day. During the years, he's brought his Texas longhorn steer and llama to various agriculture-related events throughout the area, including several in Manteca Unified. "But Leo just couldn't say 'no' about coming to Mossdale School (in Lathrop)," said first-grade teacher and Farm Day organizer Sharon Silveira. "He's my neighbor." Omlin, in turn, was on hand to answer questions by students about his animals. "Of course, they've asked about ...
The Manteca Unified School District is gearing up for the upcoming graduation / promotion events.
A two-week recycling contest earned Lincoln School students $375. The City of Manteca's recycling division worked in conjunction with the school staff. Students were instructed to bring in plastic bottles and aluminum cans for the two weeks. The contest was between primary grades (kindergarten through third grade) and intermediate grades (fourth through eighth grade). The city took the cans and bottles to the recycling center on Moffat Boulevard and met Tony Barros the head ...
Jason Messer is anticipating the opening of the Lathrop Road extension equipped with lights prior to the start of the 2009-10 school year.
The Sierra High Band Boosters are proud to say they "got the beat." But they will also say they "got the beef."
Trustees of the Manteca Unified School District will discuss a proposal Tuesday on a transportation plan for the upcoming year.
Stephen Loro is a retired helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army. Affectionately known as "Chief" for the past 12 years to those involved in the East Union High Junior Reserve Officers Training Corp., he's stepping down once again, taking advantage of the school board-approved Public Retirement Agency Services, an early retirement program. "This is the longest I've worked in one place," he said at Thursday's annual Changing of the Command / JROTC Awards Presentation. Loro ...
Lorena Ayala and Devra Stapleton are soccer players. The two Manteca High seniors earned their letter varsity playing the sport. But during Wednesday's annual Block M Games, Ayala and Stapleton played volleyball against the teachers, coaches and staff. "It would give us great pride just to beat them," said Stapleton. Added Ayala, '"The teachers win almost every year." The teachers' team consisting of Neil MacDannald, Tim Horning, Bridgette Madden, Dave Asuncion, Justin Conenberg and April ...
Seven elementary sites from Manteca Unified have earned the distinction as the first-ever recipients in California to claim the Gold Healthier US School Challenge.
The Manteca Unified School District Agriculture Department will host a pancake breakfast and preshow on Saturday.
Kay White may have erred in her decision to accept the Public Agency Retirement Service package.
Not too long ago, the Manteca Unified School District entered into an agreement with the Public Agency Retirement Services.
Manteca Unified plays host to the 15th annual San Joaquin County Academic Pentathlon. Today, seventh- and eighth- grade students from both public and private schools will test their knowledge and leadership skills at East Union High. The event for sixth-grade students is planned for the following Saturday, May 9, at Manteca High. Fifty-eight teams consisting of nine students will compete in the three events scheduled for those two days, including some 180 alternatives. According to ...
Eric Simoni once played basketball under Bill Stricker at East Union High. The Lancers hoop coach is now in line to become the next dean of athletics at his alma mater. The post was made available when Stricker announced his retirement effective at the end of this school year. Trustees of the Manteca Unified School District made the move official last Tuesday during closed session. The board also selected Deborah Forte as the next principal ...
Manuel Cardenas didn't think that he was ever going to graduate high school.
The Manteca Unified Board of Education during a special meeting on Tuesday approved the reassignment of two school district administrative personnel.
It was a cozy family affair. Loved ones sat in chairs around white-covered round tables with live potted flower plants serving as centerpieces. Lined up against the walls in the back of the airy and spacious room were trays of brunch comestibles and a wide selection of drinks.
For months, Michelle Halla has been collecting and shipping recyclables across the country as part of the Recycling Rumble.
Manteca Unified School District's 2013 graduation season will be ushered in on Friday with three culmination ceremonies scheduled that day.
Don't look for Ripon High to have mandatory drug testing just yet.
It was a culinary test of skills determining who could make the best hamburger that would be taste tempting to the pallets of a school district administrator, a police chief and the chef of a fine dining restaurant.
It takes work to apply for college scholarships.
St. Anthony of Padua School's graduating class of 2013 will be led by four valedictorians – Jordan Barajas, Zachary Hansen, Joseph Poncini, and Monica Yalung. The eighth graders' class salutatorian is Joelle Hylton.
Collin Scholl, East Union High School's Class of 2013 salutatorian, is headed to California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo – also known as Cal Poly San Luis Obispo – this fall.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Former Penn State President Graham Spanier became the highest paid public college president of 2011-12 when he was forced out over his handling of the sex abuse scandal involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, according to a survey released Sunday.
Eighth grader Aubreyanna White enjoyed last year's Medieval Faire at Nile Garden School so much she came to the annual event on Friday wearing the same costume she wore last year when her class put on the show.
The Manteca Unified Board of Trustees on Tuesday night approved the allocation of $700,000 from Measure M funds to repair severely deteriorating pavements at East Union High School this summer.
The pristine MUVA Culinary Arts Academy opened its doors to curious juniors from area high schools Tuesday morning with student chefs proudly showing them their accomplishments in their stainless steel kitchen, classroom and small café that will soon be open to the public.
What to do with the empty Lindbergh School building, the brick facility that used to house the Manteca Adult School, some of Manteca Unified ROP classes and other programs, is an issue that will be rehashed for the next several months and, perhaps, for the next few years by the district Board of Education.