Manteca Unified could soon welcome the District School Farm. Trustees gave the green light to the ag-related classroom structure last Tuesday. Plans and specifications for the $4.6 million project by Heiser & Associates have already received approval by the Division of State Architect. "Ag is not just about raising animals," Trustee Vern Gebhardt said. "It's also about having classrooms to help students go to (places such as) UC Davis with college prep courses." In order ...
WESTON RANCH – August Knodt School held its 15th annual commencement exercises Thursday, celebrating the promotion of some 122 eighth-grade students.
San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools Fredrick A. Wentworth announced Wednesday he will be retiring from his post after nearly 20 years at the helm.
WESTON RANCH – Mark McCuin, who was one of four salutatorians at George Komure School's eighth-grade promotion event on Wednesday, greatly respects his teachers and others.
The Weston Ranch High Class of 2009 includes: Wendoly Abarca, Michelle Abriam, Asma Abusneineh, Santos Aceves, Jennifer Acoba, Leslee Adina, Tolulope Afolabi, Adriana Aguilar, Griselda Guadalupe Aguirre, Vince Albano, Emmanuel Alvarez, Roberto Alvarez, Shelby Alvarez, Karla Amaya, Joshua Anderson, Londell Anderson, Dmitriy Andreyey, Dennise Arambula, Marica Aspuria, Amador Avila, Salvador Avila, Albert Ayala, Angela Bacigalupi, Kulbir Bainiwal, Rajbir Bainiwal, Kendrick Baker, Winnie Banh, Armando Banuelos. Raquel Barrientos, Jan Vincent Barut, Brook Bassard, Melissa Bautista, Dennis ...
It wasn't too long ago that the Manteca Educators Association, as a cost-cutting move for Manteca Unified's budget shortfall for the upcoming year, agreed to a 1.8 percent reduction in salaries coupled with three furlough days.
Credit a love of woodshop with starting Howard Holtsman on a journey that ended up spending the past 18 years helping put together an adult education and vocational training program that has earned numerous recognition for its effectiveness.
The Give Every Child A Chance (GECAC) in partnership with Lindbergh Education Center is offering a Computer Assisted Instructional Tutoring (CAIT) program.
The Manteca Adult School Class of 2009 at Lindbergh Educational Center earned their diplomas that were presented recently.
With the June 30 deadline approaching, the Manteca Unified school board will look to adopt the budget for the 2009-10 school year at Tuesday's meeting.
Manteca Unified's transportation plan for next year has the potential to be fair for some and unfair to others.
Editor's note: The list of East Union High graduates that ran earlier this week was missing a number of names.
LATHROP – Stephanie McDougald enjoys writing. In fact, her love to express herself creatively received notice from a Ripon High teacher, who encouraged the junior to enroll in the Great Valley Writing Project of the California State University, Stanislaus and the San Joaquin Office of Education. In the two weeks in the writing and technology workshop for seventh-through-12th-grade students at Lathrop High, McDougald has become a more polished writer during that span. She credits the ...
Manteca Unified will finally bid adieu to year-round education come next week with the eighth-grade promotion exercises at Great Valley, George Komure and August Knodt schools.
RIPON – Having to wait for buses to unload passengers and navigate railroad tracks might not be much of a worry for Ripon parents when school reconvenes 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.
By ROSE ALBANO RISSO