Principal Steve Winter is thrilled about the newest addition to the Manteca High Mural Museum. The acrylic painting is that of the historic 1920 mission-style structure. "I had plenty of memories of that building," he said on Wednesday. The mural, as it turns out, was a team effort conducted by several students of Kirt Giovannoni's advance art classes. In order to accomplish the work, the group led by seniors Diane Jauregui and Tyler Canady used ...
Robyn Raker wants to help children suffering from alopecia areata and tinea capitis. In each case, these diseases are common among youngsters and may affect siblings. Alopecia, for example, may be associated with itchiness with irregular hair loss along with broken hairs. Raker, an East Union High student, is organizing a "Hope and Hair" drive on Saturday, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Fuzion Salon and Spa, 217 W. Yosemite Ave. She also has "Locks ...
Besides educators, administrators, and support staff, Manteca Unified school board members are also being asked to take cuts.
The driver in a SUV pulled up to the Manteca Educators Association group at the start of the "Pink Friday" rally at North Main Street and Louise Avenue. He was aware of the preliminary layoff notices issued to some 259 teachers in the Manteca Unified School District as part of a $23.5 million shortfall for the 2009-10 budget. "We're praying for all of you (teachers)," said the passerby. The nearly two dozen during the first ...
The sound along Manteca's busiest intersection Friday afternoon was deafening – it's seldom quiet with thousands of cars and trucks rushing by on a daily basis.
Jamie Cameron helps operate the International Self Defense Institute at 1140 N. Main St. With possible layoffs to nearly 260 teachers, she and sensei Mark Cameron are opening their doors to these classroom instructors and their family, offering free martial arts lessons. "Bring your pink slip into our dojo," she said at the Pink Friday Rally at North Main Street and Yosemite Avenue. "We want Manteca Unified to know how much we support our teachers." ...
It wasn't too long ago that 50 acres along Tinnin Road were cleared, grubbed and graded. While the site could serve as a future high school site in south Manteca, the Manteca Unified Ag Advisory Committee has some immediate plans. Those plans and more are scheduled to be discussed at Tuesday's 4:30 p.m. meeting at the school farm classroom, 2901 E. Louise Ave. The Ag Advisory group will also hear an update on the school ...
Regional Occupational Program students in Joe Waller's Careers in Law Enforcement classes received step-by-step instructions on several California Highway Patrol training exercises.
STOCKTON – In conjunction with "Pink Friday," the San Joaquin Office of Education today will address the cuts impacting public education.
FRENCH CAMP – In the not so distant future, French Camp School will be getting a much-needed multipurpose gymnasium.
Manteca High's James Keller is an avid racing fan of NASCAR. For his senior project, he opted to host a car show to benefit his favorite sport. Proceeds from the "Keller's Car Show" planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, in the parking lot of Sequoia Heights Baptist Church at the corner of Wawona Street and Union Avenue will help sponsor youngsters with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses to attend ...
Several Ripon High School JROTC cadets are only days away from making a trip of a lifetime to the nation's capital.
Steve Winter still remembers the day he first represented Manteca High. Winter and several of his eighth grade buddies had wandered over to the Manteca High swimming pool where a meet was about to get underway. The coach – who knew Winter could swim – had a few holes to plug on his "B" team. So he told Winter he had a pair of trunks if he wanted to compete. Even though it had been ...
In order to address a $23.5 million shortfall, the Manteca Unified school board agreed with more precautionary layoffs at Tuesday's meeting.
Two Manteca Police school resource officers spent the week at Joshua Cowell School where they engaged students to the dangers of gangs in the community.
Sierra High School Class of 2013 salutatorian Rajbir Singh Sooch described high school graduation as the "entrance into the real world."
The past year at Lathrop High represented plenty of first-time achievements.
Julia Vigallon shared a quote from Dr. Seuss at Tuesday's eighth-grade promotion event at Golden West School.
About 79 eighth-grade students at Sequoia School are en route to high school.
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.