The problem of bullying was high on the must-be-proactive radar for Manteca Unified elementary and high school campuses in 2013. At least two campuses brought in popular anti-bullying personalities to present educational programs for students and parents, as well as school staff, to heighten everyone's awareness on the dangers of bullying and ways to deal with it or completely eradicate it.
The year 2013 was full of historical highlights for many in the Manteca Unified School District.
Ripon High JROTC instructor Pat Dunn found the silver lining in the Silver and Black's record-setting defeat to the Denver Broncos on Sunday.
There's a new campus on the Manteca Unified School District property at the corner of Louise Avenue and Airport Way in Manteca.
Don Scholl is reprising his role as president of the Manteca Unified School District Board of Trustees for 2014.
There are nearly 500 homeless students enrolled in Manteca Unified this school year alone. That's more than the district has ever seen before, said Health Services Director Caroline Thibodeau.
Honesty is the best policy.
Bullying is an age-old phenomenon that is getting a lot of modern-day attention.
The bullying started when Blake Coronado was in sixth grade. A shy kid by nature, he kept it all to himself because he didn't want to bother his parents and did not want them to get worried.
A high school student is "physically assaulted" without apparent provocation. The incident happens just once. It gets reported to school and police authorities. The student's parent says her daughter was bullied. Is this bullying?
STOCKTON – Patrick Caldwell made plans prior to Wednesday's 17th annual San Joaquin County Spelling Bee on a return trip in the spring to the San Joaquin County Office of Education building.
There's a match-making site, it seems, for just about anybody and anything on the Internet these days. For romance seekers and the marriage-minded, there are web sites such as eharmony.com and match.com. For the online gaming milieu, the cyberspace is cluttered with terabytes of e-game choices in practically every phantom scenario that the human brain has so far created.
For the past six years, the Manteca Unified bus drivers have helped bring the holiday spirit to those in need.
Five dollars can still go a long way these days. It can even buy you a designer Michael Kors purse and wallet which could set you back up to $700, maybe more, at the store.
Walter Winchell said "Broadway is a main artery of New York life – the hardened artery."
Edna Quiaoit was doing some spring cleaning in the kitchen. Suddenly, she heard a voice behind her asking a question.
MODESTO – Modesto Junior College will host two "New Student Saturdays" this spring to enroll high school seniors. The events will be held on March 8 and April 12 with sessions beginning at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. in the Main Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on East Campus. No pre-registration is required, and attendance and campus parking are free.
TURLOCK - California State University, Stanislaus will honor women veterans on Thursday, Feb. 20, by hosting the Women Warrior Wellness Conference, a free all-day event that will include an opening ceremony in the morning, a wide range of speakers on veteran services in the afternoon and a social hour featuring Native American music in the evening.
Manteca Unified is doing something bold in the world of public education.
It was a just a mock exercise.
Lathrop High can still be considered a newcomer to the Academic Decathlon competition.
The Ripon High JROTC program earned four top-3 finishes, including a second at the Cal State Drill competition on Feb. 1.
MODESTO - Warehousing and distribution facilities are growing at a rapid rate in the Stanislaus and San Joaquin County area, and these industries seek workers who have the skills to hit the ground running. In response to this growing demand, Modesto Junior College's Workforce Development and Community Education are offering training for entry-level positions in warehousing.
MODESTO – Modesto Junior College is offering Cash for College Night for high school seniors and recent graduates on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. in Glacier Hall 201 on West Campus located at 2201 Blue Gum Avenue in Modesto.
MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Career Development and Transfer Center would like to invite area employers with job openings to participate in the Spring Job Fair for MJC students on Wednesday, March 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the East Campus Student Center, 435 College Avenue in Modesto.
Elections this year are 10 months away. Four of the seven members of the Manteca Unified Board of Education are ending their current four-year term before the year is over.
Manteca High has posted the first semester honor roll.
LATHROP - "We're shipping you off to military school!"
Stella Brockman Elementary eighth grader James Quiaoit is making history for Manteca Unified School District this year. He will be representing the district at the State Spelling Bee on May 3.
Manteca High had a strong showing in the 33rd annual San Joaquin County Academic Decathlon, finishing second overall during the weekend competition held at the University of the Pacific and Scottish Rite Auditorium.