About 79 eighth-grade students at Sequoia School are en route to high school. They were promoted at the annual commencement exercises held Tuesday evening. Leading the way were valedictorians Jordan Hensley and Stephanie Monarrez. Both earned a share of the top academic honor by maintaining a 4.0 grade point average during the past two years. Others earning high marks were Jasmin Basurio, Rut Centeno, Nicholas Curtright, and Daisy Gonzalez Gutierrez. All four had 4.0 GPAs ...
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. For one, the Mossdale School 8th grade student finished her last two years of elementary school with perfect grades – one of four students bestowed the title of Valedictorian Wednesday night at the annual promotion ceremony for pulling off such a feat. She received special recognition from her teachers and appears to be on an impressive trajectory. But it was her perspective revealed in her student ...
The Veritas School Class of 2013 Promotion Ceremony was a success on Wednesday evening. All 63 graduates who crossed the stage in the school's Multi-purpose room were congratulated by the school's administration and district members. There were also other students who were recognized for their extraordinary feats during their careers at Veritas. Jesse Babauta was one of them. Babauta earned a 4.0 GPA from fourth through eighth grade and scored perfectly on the STAR testing ...
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 – It's not exactly a battle of the bands. But that is what this fund-raising event will look like on Saturday, Nov. 2, in the multipurpose room of Mossdale Elementary School in Lathrop.
Three trucks full of donations from Manteca Unified School teachers and students, plus a $500 cash donation were delivered to the Lodi Support Our Troops this week. More than 2,000 hand-written student letters addressed to the American soldiers also accompanied the donated items which will be mailed in care packages to American soldiers serving overseas in time for the holidays. This is a project of the Manteca Educators Association started by ...
Nearly a dozen bands, including the Mossdale Elementary School band in Lathrop, will be performing on stage from 2 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, in the multipurpose room. It's all for a philanthropic cause. All proceeds will go to a trust to help the family of school custodian Ronnie LeMay who was diagnosed with brain cancer three years ago. The husband, his wife and their four children live ...
Manteca Unified could be up for a costly special election in June based on Monday's San Joaquin County Board of Education meeting.
Calla High School staff and students are adopting American service men and women this Christmas. They are asking the public to help them collect items that will be mailed in time for the holidays. Donations must be dropped off at Calla High, corner E. Highway 120 and Austin Road, by Wednesday, Nov. 6. The project is in cooperation with the Cpl. Charles O. Palmer II Memorial Troop Support Program. For ...
The iconic Lindbergh School which has been vacant for a while is open for business once again.
Mark McDonald, the father of a 4-year-old who is attending Manteca Unified's Kids Academy for pre-kindergarten students, would like to see automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, available in district classrooms.
*MUSD Perfect STAR students
There's a campus growing at the Manteca Unified School District property on the corner of West Louise Avenue and South Airport Way.
Name that school district campus. Individuals and groups are invited to submit a name for the campus at the Manteca Unified School District on West Louise Avenue. Deadline for submission is Friday, Oct. 25. Contact the Superintendent's Office at (209) 858-0729 for more details.
Five years ago, longtime Manteca Unified School District employee and community volunteer Faustina Rosas lost her battle against cancer. A few years before that, Kelly Cardoza of the district office personnel department lost her young cousin Jowell Griggs, a young wife and mother, to the same dreaded disease after a short but valiant fight.
*Fundraiser for MUSD homeless students
A resolution unanimously approved by the Manteca Unified School District Board of Education recognizes and appreciates "all veterans and their families for their contributions for the freedoms and way of life benefited by all in the United States of America." The resolution also "encourages schools to participate in appropriate activities to honor the dedication and sacrifices of our country's veterans during the week of Veterans Day."
It was the "Day of the Writer" last week at Manteca High School when students took pen to paper and chalk to concrete during all their classes – even in PE.
Nearly $50 million of Measure M funds have been used so far to fund 22 different projects that have been completed.