What's in a name? When it comes to naming a brand-new facility, the Manteca Unified School District has a policy in place, calling for a five-member committee to handle such matters. The naming of the two recently completed facilities at Shasta School and Neil Hafley could soon be in the hands of members from both communities. At a recent school board meeting, Superintendent Jason Messer indicated that some interest has already been sparked in the ...
Ninety less teachers, cutbacks in transportation, pay cuts for all school workers and layoffs of support staff from custodians to office staff, and reduced classroom budgets.
TURLOCK - California State University, Stanislaus Fall 2008 honors students from Manteca are as follows:
A simple donation of a package of ruled binder paper to a school near you could make a big difference in a kid's education – and the financial bottom line of their teacher – this school year at Manteca Unified campuses.
Adriel Sarmento didn't seem the least bit worried as he paced the long central corridor of Manteca High School on Friday morning.
Two years ago, Jillian Goulart and Frances Telles attended freshmen orientation at East Union High.
Do you know of a place where your child can be safe, have fun and get homework assistance? The Give Every Child A Chance (GECAC) free After School Advantage Programs (ASAP) provides a safe, structured, and enjoyable after school program to students in elementary school. ASAP is currently being offered in Manteca Unified School District at Shasta French Camp, Golden West, Sequoia, Lincoln, and Lathrop Elementary schools. Other sites GECAC oversees include El Portal Middle ...
Brace yourself for Monday. It won't be the start of a typical school year. "Nobody felt any cuts last school year," noted Manteca Unified School District Superintendent Jason Messer. "We just froze spending in some areas. Most (of the) layoffs were made after July 1." The things that will be noticeable when school starts Monday include: •School buses won't be picking up a number of students no-bus zones have been extended around neighborhood campuses. •Athletes ...
Bridget Castillo remembered the first official day at Sierra High. Perhaps intimidated at first, her mind was put to ease thanks in part to the efforts of Link Crew. "I had a really good freshmen orientation," Castillo said on Wednesday. A junior, she found herself in that very role, working with fellow Link Crew leader Jennifer Goulart. Together, they put members of Sierra High's Class of 2013 through the various ice-breaking activities while sharing personal ...
LATHROP – Holding her position in the foyer outside of Lathrop High School, first-year Leadership student Stefania Loreno was eager to hand out information to the hordes of incoming freshman students that were showing up for their first official day on campus.
Candace Espinola is the new principal at Stella Brockman School. Previously the vice principal at Brock Elliott School since 2004, she takes over the post held for the past 13 years by Diane Medeiros, who moved to the Lindbergh Educational Center to take on the top administrative role. Espinola was named to her new post last Tuesday during closed session of the Manteca Unified school board meeting. She has a degree in Liberal Arts from ...
Raul Mora was named the new assistant principal at Manteca High. He received his promotion in closed session at last Tuesday's Manteca Unified school board meeting. Mora has been at MHS since 2005, serving as vice principal. He was responsible for personnel evaluations, interviewing prospective employees, administering standardized testing, and developing emergency procedures along with a school safety plan. Described as a "warm and caring person that has demonstrated a strong work ethic," Mora began ...
The lack of school supplies in Manteca Unified classrooms is being addressed by two Manteca residents and the members of the Manteca Fire Department.
Trustee Rex Holiday of the Manteca Unified School District sees the newest principal at Weston Ranch High as possibly a good fit.
Last month, Clara Schmiedt was named senior director of secondary education for the Manteca Unified School District.
When William Hollingsworth gets together with his friends, they do the same things normal high school kids do.
Severely deteriorating pavements at two high school and one elementary school campuses in the Manteca Unified School District are presenting health and safety risks.
Alex Orr, Sierra High School's Class of 2013 valedictorian, has his heart set on a career in the music industry. To get there, he plans to pursue a degree in applied computer science at the University of California, San Diego where he will start his college studies in the fall.
Samantha Shepard's ceramic "Autism Awareness" won Best in Category at the 2013 Manteca Unified School District's Best of the Best Art Show and Sale.
MODESTO – Raul Mora lacks any formal training and admits to having two left feet.
The "Every 15 Minutes" scenario depicting the consequences of drinking and driving, as it relates to high school graduations, played out once again as a stark warning in the Manteca High School athletic field before the upper class students of four area schools.
When it comes to art, Madeleine Romero is as sharp as a tack.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints invites the community to attend the Crystal Apple Awards on Friday, May 3, at 7 p.m. at the Northland Chapel, 6060 Northland Ave., in Manteca. The event will recognize and honor the outstanding educators in the various high schools in Ripon, Tracy and Manteca.
LATHROP - A pent-up demand for charter schools means the South County's newest public elementary campus - River Islands Technology Academy - will open in August with a waiting list of students trying to get into kindergarten through fourth grade classes.
Amanda Christensen is in an enviable position. The Manteca High School's Class of 2013 co-salutatorian already has her heart set on studying cognitive neuroscience in college. But she is facing a difficult, albeit, a happy dilemma – whether to attend University of California, Los Angeles or New York University.
Manteca High is the green school.
A child's second birthday, for many, is a big to-do for the little one's family and friends.
Airenne Curry of Manteca was presented the Rev. P. Lauritz and Alpha Mork Scholarship award during Honors Day at Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa. The annual event was held April 3 in Waldorf's Atrium.
Lathrop High Principal Mike Horwood was raised in a non-English speaking, single-parent household.
Behind many a successful student is a teacher who inspired them to spread their wings and reach for the stars to achieve their penultimate dream.