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.
It was a cozy family affair. Loved ones sat in chairs around white-covered round tables with live potted flower plants serving as centerpieces. Lined up against the walls in the back of the airy and spacious room were trays of brunch comestibles and a wide selection of drinks.
For months, Michelle Halla has been collecting and shipping recyclables across the country as part of the Recycling Rumble.
Manteca Unified School District's 2013 graduation season will be ushered in on Friday with three culmination ceremonies scheduled that day.
Don't look for Ripon High to have mandatory drug testing just yet. The Ripon Unified school board on Monday opted against the passing of the policy, citing "no problem" on the matter at this time. "When we talked about this a few months ago, Ripon High football coach (Chris) Johnson claimed he didn't see a problem. But some of his athletes disagreed, saying that the school had (drug) problems," Trustee Ernie Tyhurst noted. Another reason ...
It was a culinary test of skills determining who could make the best hamburger that would be taste tempting to the pallets of a school district administrator, a police chief and the chef of a fine dining restaurant.
It takes work to apply for college scholarships. But nothing could have prepared Nicholas Vaughn for the undertaking he would commit to when he decided to apply for the Gates Millennium Scholarship -- awarded annually to the best and the brightest around the globe that make it through the rigorous selection process. Well, maybe the work that he did at Lathrop High School - where he's currently holding down a grade point average in excess ...
St. Anthony of Padua School's graduating class of 2013 will be led by four valedictorians – Jordan Barajas, Zachary Hansen, Joseph Poncini, and Monica Yalung. The eighth graders' class salutatorian is Joelle Hylton.
Collin Scholl, East Union High School's Class of 2013 salutatorian, is headed to California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo – also known as Cal Poly San Luis Obispo – this fall.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Former Penn State President Graham Spanier became the highest paid public college president of 2011-12 when he was forced out over his handling of the sex abuse scandal involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, according to a survey released Sunday.
Eighth grader Aubreyanna White enjoyed last year's Medieval Faire at Nile Garden School so much she came to the annual event on Friday wearing the same costume she wore last year when her class put on the show.
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.