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Bond foes hope board keeps word

The Manteca Unified school bond, commonly known as Measure G, did not receive 68 percent of the votes as predicted by the results of a survey taken early in summer.

November 06, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Voters throw out school incumbents, $159M bond passes

The voters' message was clear: out with the old, and in with the new on the Manteca Unified School District board.

November 05, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


LIFE AFTER SCHOOL

Growing up on a dairy farm, Daniel Botelho knows by heart the many challenges that the farming industry faces.

November 04, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Annual district Spelling Bee scheduled Nov. 13

The annual District Spelling Bee will be held Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Dorothy Mulvihill Performing Arts of Manteca High School. Organized by the Elementary Education Department, the event will begin at 6:30 p.m.

November 04, 2014 | | Education


be.tech Academy opens facility for 1st Responders

A whole town celebrated the grand opening Thof be.tech Academy's First Responders class with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

November 01, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


be.tech 1st responders ribbon cutting is set

The third of Manteca Unified's three vocational academy programs, be.first, will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new facilities on the district campus.

October 29, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Trustee Teicheira: A face of courage

Nancy Teicheira is someone who doesn't get fazed easily. Time after time, she has shown that she is made of stern stuff – as a farmer, as a wife and mother, as a cancer survivor, and soon-to-be a four-term member of the Manteca Unified School District Board of Trustees.

October 21, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


School board tiff over cell phone use

A member of the Manteca Unified School District Board of Trustees is considering filing a complaint to the San Joaquin County Grand Jury over "possible" Brown Act violations involving Trustee Sam Fant.

October 18, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Going Digital info sessions for families

Manteca Unified staff and families of students in the school district are invited and encouraged to attend information sessions to become familiarized with the technology involved in launching the $30 million Going Digital project. The program will equip all 23,000+ students in the district, from elementary to high school, with a computer laptop to use at school and at home, to get them prepared and ready for the challenges of 21st-century education.

October 13, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Mendola is Lathrop’s first college athlete

Desiree Mendola was shocked and surprised to discover that she's the first student athlete at Lathrop High to sign a letter of intent to play college sports.

October 11, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | Education


EU grad running against board veteran

Ashley Drain has worked with youth since her days at East Union High School. But her "passion for teen-agers kicked in" when she was in college.

October 10, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Scholl seeks 2nd term

Don Scholl, the current president of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees, is seeking another four-year term in the November 4 elections.

October 08, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca High goes to block scheduling in August of 2015

It's official. Manteca High School will be on block scheduling starting the 2015-2016 school year.

October 08, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca High may switch to block scheduling

Manteca Unified School District could expand its block schedule model to include Manteca High beginning in the school year 2015-2016.

October 07, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


‘Iron Mike’ at East Union

And on this side of town, shaped by a lifetime of hard lessons, former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.

October 03, 2014 | James Burns | Education


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Special ed teacher’s vigil enters day two

It's day two of Manteca Unified special education teacher Leo Bennett-Cauchion's vigil in front of the district administration office on West Louise Avenue.

February 18, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Schools: Security & safety

Jason Messer remembers the Bank of America armed robbery in September of 2009.

February 17, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Teacher holds vigil today at district office

When Manteca Unified School District officials return to work this morning after a three-day weekend off, they will be met by Leo Bennett-Cauchon outside the West Louise Avenue entrance to the property.

February 17, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


It’s not your father’s PE class

Annisity Miller tracks her name on the board hanging high above the weight room at Sierra High.

February 14, 2015 | James Burns | Education


MUSD warning of Going Digital scam

Parents and guardians of students in Manteca Unified School District are being alerted about individuals claiming to be Microsoft representatives and telling the students they need their remote access to their personal computers.

February 14, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Tossing out duct tape

Duct tape to keep frayed carpet together will eventually become a thing of the past in Manteca Unified School District classrooms.

February 13, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Block scheduling at all MUSD high schools

All comprehensive high schools in Manteca Unified will be on the same block-schedule mode when the 2015-2016 school year rolls around in August.

February 13, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Lathrop High FFA selling Valentine flowers, balloons today and Saturday

If you are thinking of Valentine's Day and what to give to that special someone close to your heart, think Lathrop High School FFA.

February 13, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Tutoring kids in health careers

Doctors Hospital of Manteca offered a three-hour presentation on the different aspects of the medical facility's operation to students from Give Every Child a Chance earlier this week.

February 13, 2015 | Glenn Kahl | Education


Weston Ranch principal gets parent support

Supporters of Weston Ranch High School principal Jose Fregoso nearly filled the room during the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday night. There were some detractors too, but they were outnumbered by the former.

February 12, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Mother of autistic son threatens to sue district

The incensed mother of the child who is at the center of the investigation in connection with Manteca Unified special education teacher Leo Benet-Cauchon is talking about filing a lawsuit against the school district if the situation that is "threatening my son's well being is not resolved quickly."

February 12, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Teacher counters ‘inappropriate touching’ charge

Leo Benet-Cauchon, a Manteca Unified special education teacher, has been suspended with pay while an investigation is ongoing for allegations of "inappropriate relations to students."

February 11, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Ripon, Manteca residents receive diplomas from Simpson University

REDDING -Janeen Viss of Ripon graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree from Simpson University.

February 10, 2015 | | Education


Mantecan on Texas State Dean’s List

Francisco Ceja of Manteca has been named to the fall 2014 Dean's List at Texas State University.

February 10, 2015 | | Education


Bronson: Aim for stratosphere

Alexander Bronson's vision for the Manteca Unified School District can be summed up in four words: Shoot for the stratosphere.

February 10, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


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