FFA is a dynamic youth organization that is a part of agricultural education programs at middle schools and high schools. Founded as the Future Farmers of America, the name was changed in 1988 to reflect the growing diversity of agriculture. Today, student members are engaged in a wide range of curriculum and FFA activities, leading to over 300 career opportunities in agriculture. FFA is structured on three levels: local, state and national.
Schools throughout Manteca unified are staging winter concerts next week.
Janet Dyk recognized six students of the Manteca Unified School District for their efforts during the recent AgVenture.
The "Ladybug" could be the latest technological innovation to hit the classrooms.
San Joaquin County Public Health and San Joaquin County Office of Education's school health administrators recently met to discuss the current H1N1 vaccine status.
The Manteca Unified's use-of-facility fees are on the rise.
RIPON - A concerned Ripon resident, Lisa Weinstein, raised a red flag for Ripon Unified School District trustees last week over the approved construction of a Clearwire Internet tower near Weston Elementary School.
"GREATS" is an academic rally at Lathrop High that stands for Grades, Responsibility, Excellence, Attitude, and Spirit.
Due to continuing financial challenges, the Manteca Unified School District administrative offices will be closed from Nov. 23 through 27.
RIPON - Ripon farmer David Phippen went before the Ripon Unified School District Board of Trustees last week asking permission to put funds earned from the school farm back into upgrading and replanting the acreage at a projected cost of $63,000.
The top finishers of the recent Manteca Unified Spelling Bee are gearing up for the next round of words.
East Union High leadership students conducted canned food drives on two consecutive Saturdays benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank of San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties.
Golden West School, 1031 N. Main St., will host a Scholastic Book Fair on Nov. 16-20, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. to purchase books for children, classroom libraries, and the media center. Families, teachers, and the community are invited to attend the book fair, featuring the theme Destination Book Fair, Read Around the World.
Ashley Drain and Alexander Bronson, who sent two incumbents of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees packing in the November elections, will be sworn in at the December school board meeting even while questions about the legitimacy of some of the information they wrote down in the candidates' papers they filed with the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters are being investigated.
He calls out the play, standing tall in his stance, signaling each member of his team with smooth arm strokes.
They blew bubbles. They built forts made out of newspapers. They experimented with tie dyes using water and rubbing alcohol. They learned how heat is generated and its consequences. They showed how solar heat can power a remote-controlled car. They peered through microscopes to note and observe how a salt crystal looks like magnified so many times.
Manteca High School is not the only one going on block scheduling at the start of the school year 2015-2016. Weston Ranch High School's request to get the green light from the Board of Trustees to do the same starting in August of next year was approved at the last board meeting on Nov. 12.
During his 16 years on the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees, Manuel Medeiros often provided comic relief, even when discussions turned serious and complicated.
The road to success may go down Disaster Avenue for some Manteca Unified students.
Alexander Bronson made his first appearance at a Manteca Unified School board meeting on Wednesday.
Shasta Elementary School was locked down Wednesday morning when police were chasing Alonzo Fabian Talavera, 25, of Manteca who was reportedly running from Manteca Police officers near the Edison Street campus.
Jacob Davis of Manteca graduated with multiple Student of the Course (SOC) honors from the Sacramento campus of Universal Technical Institute (UTI) in Sacramento.
The first five schools that will be benefiting from the narrowly passed $159 million school bond in the November elections are all elementary campuses.
The Manteca Unified Board of Trustees will have its regular meeting on Wednesday in observance of Veterans Day on Tuesday, Nov. 11.
It's turning out to be a case between 21st technology and policies put in place before instant communication exploded into the global picture.
L.J. Alofaituli and Tim Brown weren't anything like the rookie cops on '21 Jump Street.'
Like most parents Tania Green has concerns about Manteca Unified School District going digital in the coming months.
More than 3,000 third graders from all over San Joaquin County had an educational and fun day at the farm Thursday. Playing host to the thousands of youngsters eager to learn about apples, walnuts, almonds, pomegranates and everything else related to farming was the Manteca Unified School Farm.