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Does school board hopeful know where she lives?

Does Manteca Unified School District board candidate Ashley Drain know the way home?

September 20, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Education


Singer delivers anti- bullying message

Joshua Cowell Elementary School is still near and dear to the heart of Torrey Mercer.

September 19, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | Education


1ST RESPONDERS

Joshua Cowell Elementary School president Mckena Hoppis challenged her schoolmates by calling on them to do this simple task: "I would like for everyone, when they see a first responder, if you could just smile and just say thank you. I know it makes a big impact on them."

September 16, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Student sentiments about 1st responders

Below are three of the students' speeches shared on 911 Patriot Day at Joshua Cowell Elementary School last week.

September 16, 2014 | | Education


Paid ‘cheerleader’ helps launch ‘Yes on G’ campaign

The campaign to get Manteca Unified's $159 million Measure G bond passed in the November election is in full swing.

September 13, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Soroptimists donate $311,500 over 25 years for teen counseling

Since 1989, Soroptimist International of Manteca every year has donated thousands of dollars to Manteca Unified School District. To date, the total is $311,500 – and counting.

September 12, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Joshua Cowell recognizes 1st responders

Two words are transformed into action every year on September 11 at Joshua Cowell Elementary School: service and remembrance.

September 12, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Fant’s allies: He’s target of political ‘lynching’

Several Weston Ranch residents came to the defense of Manteca Unified Trustee Sam Fant at the Tuesday night Board of Trustee meeting over a column in Tuesday's Manteca Bulletin suggesting he should resign.

September 10, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Garden Club opens art contest to art students in Manteca Unified

Art students in the Manteca Unified School District are invited to take part in a competition that could earn them some cool cash plus an opportunity to launch their artistic careers.

September 10, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


2 candidates, one home

It's a three-bedroom, two-bath, moderately-sized family home in an older neighborhood.

September 06, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Education


OUT OF POCKET

Churches don't have a monopoly on sacrificial giving. Teachers do it every day, all the time, for their students.

September 06, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Board hopeful doesn’t live at address that he claims to live at

He's the second challenger taking on an established incumbent in the race for the Manteca Unified Board of Education.

September 04, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Education


Cowell School’s Patriot Day honors first responders

The third annual Patriot Day celebration at Joshua Cowell Elementary School will honor all first responders.

September 04, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


LEARNING 1ST HAND

It was a first-hand fact-finding tour of the Give Every Child a Chance free tutoring program by Congressman Jeff Denham Thursday afternoon as he met with CEO Carol Davis in the Sun West Place headquarters followed by a close look at GECAC educational operations at Sequoia Elementary School.

September 02, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Education


New school facilities in $159M bond

The $159 million Manteca Unified School bond on the Nov. 4 ballot is not simply a rehab of existing schools that have safety, health, and aging issues such as structural concerns.

September 02, 2014 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


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Sierra High presenting ‘Damn Yankees’

"Damn Yankees," the modern retelling of the Faust legend comes alive at Sierra High School. The musical comedy, which ran an impressive 1,019 performances in its original Broadway production in 1955, is being brought to life by the Advanced Theater class of Timberwolves' drama teacher, Dianna Puett.

April 08, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Delta, New Jerusalem set kindergarten registration

In preparation for the 2015-2016 school year, New Jerusalem Elementary School and three Delta Charter Schools are accepting applications for kindergarten beginning Thursday, April 16, 9 a.m., in the school office located at 31400 S. Koster Road, Tracy.

April 06, 2015 | | Education


Manteca High displays artistic talent

Hundreds of Manteca High students put their best feet forward, aesthetically speaking, Wednesday night for the annual springtime Day of the Arts.

April 03, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Teachers ask for return of salary cuts

A salary raise for Manteca Unified teachers is long overdue, said Ken Johnson, the president of the Manteca Educators Association which is in the midst of continuing salary negotiations with the school district.

April 01, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


District uses ‘impartial salary study’ as basis for teachers’ salary talks

During continuing teachers' salary negotiations, the specifics of behind-doors talks with representatives of the Manteca Educators Association are strictly confidential, Manteca Unified Deputy Superintendent Clark Burke said, explaining why he could not answer questions about statements made by the union members.

April 01, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Buffalo band, choir to entertain during art show

The arts will be in full force all over the campus at Manteca High School Wednesday evening, and the public is invited to enjoy all two hours of the entertainment with free admission.

March 31, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Special ed teacher back in classroom

Leo Bennett-Cauchon, the special education teacher who has been on leave of absence with pay since Feb. 3 due to a complaint about inappropriately touching a student, is back to his teaching job.

March 28, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Helping homeless succeed

The kid was being disruptive

March 27, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


OneNote software training offered for MUSD parents

Parents of Manteca Unified students are invited to attend a free seminar about using OneNote – the software that students and staff will be using as part of the district's Going Digital initiative. By understanding OneNote, parents will be better able to support their children with their education needs.

March 27, 2015 | | Education


LDS honors outstanding teachers

The 4th Annual Crystal Apple Awards were held recently at the Northland building of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

March 24, 2015 | | Education


New state tests alter questions in real time

The days of educated guesses on state performance tests are numbered.

March 21, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


Spring break meant military reserve training

Spring break for Manteca Unified Deputy Superintendent Clark Burke meant military reserve training in South Korea. He was actually gone for two weeks which included the one week that used to be called Easter break.

March 21, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Driver on cell when her car hit school bus

No one was injured in the school bus versus Honda Accord collision Thursday afternoon in Weston Ranch caused by a distracted driver.

March 20, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


NOT ACTING

Lathrop High School drama teacher Hali Rosen will continue working in that capacity after the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees voted by a slim margin of 4-3 in favor of her retaining the job.

March 19, 2015 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Great Wolf may join Manteca be.tech effort

Great Wolf Resorts likes the direction Manteca Unified School District is heading.

March 19, 2015 | Dennis Wyatt | Education


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