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. Even when teacher Kathy Correia came around and helped the 8th grade boys at New Haven make themselves as presentable as possible for the promotional ceremony's processional, she commented at how perfectly straight it was. "It's the perfect Windsor knot," she said, moving on down the line. Because when you're getting ready to cap off your elementary school career, it's important that these things are recognized. Leonard ...
LATHROP – Chase Hayes summed up his excitement in a single motion. Letting his tassels fly. With the seriousness of the 8th grade promotion ceremony just minutes away, Hayes – a student at Joseph Widmer Elementary School in Lathrop – let loose with one small gesture before having to make the stoic walk into the school's gymnasium. He grabbed the end of his honor cord – which he earned through making the honor roll throughout ...
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.
Alvin Vang's black gown was heavier than most. It wasn't that the fabric was thicker or that he had anything special sewn into his that would set him apart from his French Camp Elementary School classmates as they prepared for their eighth grade promotion ceremony Tuesday night. But with a year of perfect grades and perfect attendance, Vang racked up 25 individual pins that he wore on the breast of his gown that made it ...
Tuesday afternoon was bittersweet for Britney Szeto. As the Joshua Cowell Student Council Activities Commissioner, the memories that she's made during her formative years have been plentiful – the friendships and the fun and the milestones will all be things that she'll carry with her for the rest of her days and be things that she'll miss when she moves on to Manteca High next year. But with her elementary school career ending in minutes, ...
No one really leaves McParland School. So says Principal Dale Borgeson at the 25th anniversary of the Manteca Unified campus on Monday. Deena Crowe is proof of that. She was Deena Dunn back then. In 1987, she was a fifth-grade student when the doors first opened at McParland. Her mother, Betsy Dunn, was a first-grade teacher. Clare Green also taught there. Delmer Derrick was the first-ever principal of the school named in honor of educator ...
For years, Janet Sanders has shared her classroom with frustration, confusion and anger. She gets it. The written word can be difficult to master for even those that speak fluent English. Now imagine that you've just moved from a different country with an assortment of different customs, and speak an entirely different language. School becomes less a journey of enlightenment and more a mystery and struggle. "The whole process can be challenging," said Sanders, an ...
Manuel Cardenas didn't think that he was ever going to graduate high school. It wasn't in the cards, he thought. After slacking off through middle school and watching his high school grades slip from the brief reprieve that he gave himself during his first semester at Sierra High, Cardenas just knew that he was bound to disappoint his mother and drastically narrow his prospects for the future. But then he took the advice of administrator ...
The Manteca Unified Board of Education during a special meeting on Tuesday approved the reassignment of two school district administrative personnel.
The following are eighth graders in the Manteca Unified School District that were promoted last week to high school.
LATHROP – Lisa Lee has a dream. The Lathrop High School's Class of 2013 salutatorian would like to see the day when diabetes will no longer be a scourge to those who have the disease.
The following are students who were among the eighth graders promoted to high school at various Manteca Unified School District campuses.
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.