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FFA students, teachers lobby for state funding

Save our FFA. That was the rallying cry of the FFA students and teachers from Manteca Unified to Governor Jerry Brown and other political leaders at the recent California Ag Day held at the state capitol.

March 28, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Nutrition talk for preschoolers set for Saturday

Keeping children active and healthy from a young age, and emphasizing the importance of preventing childhood obesity is at the heart of a nutrition class sponsored by Manteca Unified's School Readiness Department.

March 27, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca kindergarten registration starts April 2

Registration for incoming kindergarteners in Manteca Unified School District during the 2014-2015 school year will begin on April 2. It will continue through June 14 when schools close for the summer. Registrations, which must take place at the school where the student will attend, will resume again on July 28 just before the beginning of the school year.

March 26, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


MHS Thespians bring Disney classic to stage

A Disney classic will grace the stage at Manteca High's Mulvihill Theatre for a three-day run, beginning this week.

March 25, 2014 | Bulletin staff report | Education


Lathrop High celebrating cultural diversity week

A series of multi-cultural events will be held next week at Lathrop High.

March 22, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | Education


USDA recognizes Manteca Unified food service

The words of Keelan Saunders, a seventh grader at George Komure Elementary School in Weston Ranch, explained in the simplest way possible why Manteca Unified School was being recognized by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.

March 22, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Lathrop High ROP, be.tech Culinary Arts lead workshop for young parents, kids

LATHROP – Back from a clam chowder cooking competition in Santa Cruz where they competed in the professional division, the students of be.tech Academy's Culinary Arts class are off to another adventure.

March 22, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca High aiming to finish Rumble with flurry

Recycling Rumble's reigning champion won't relinquish its title without a fight.

March 21, 2014 | James Burns | Education


CalSTRS wants $117K back from Wentworth

Retired San Joaquin County Office of Education Superintendent Frederick Wentworth is appealing the action taken by the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) to reduce his retirement pension from $291,732 a year to $234,929.

March 19, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Going Digital project carries $2.2M price tag

In February, the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees gave Superintendent Jason Messer the OK to ink a lease-leaseback contract with Vanden Bos Electric, Inc for the scope of work in the Going Digital project at three schools – Lathrop Elementary, Great Valley Elementary in Weston Ranch, and Manteca Day School. The total cost for these three sites was $177,232.

March 18, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


MUSD superintendent salary peaked in 2008

During the budget crisis six years ago, Manteca Unified School District Superintendent Jason Messer took a 5 percent pay cut which lowered his base salary to $176,441.51 – down from $186,222.38. That figure remained the same through June 30, 2011.

March 14, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


MJC to hold Spirit Team, mascot try-outs for fall

MODESTO – Modesto Junior College will hold Spirit Team and mascot try-outs on Saturday, March 22, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Gymnasium located on East Campus.

March 13, 2014 | | Education


Today is last day to file for county superintendent post

Today is the last day of filing for the position of San Joaquin County Office of Education superintendent. Candidate's papers have to be filed at the county Registrar of Voters in Stockton by 5 p.m.

March 12, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


The $296,205 a year retiree

When Mick Founts took over as superintendent of San Joaquin County Office of Education, his annual base salary was set at $235,000.

March 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Tilton pledges to slash superintendent salary by 15 percent if he is elected

One of the three candidates vying for the position of San Joaquin County Office of Education superintendent has made a campaign pledge to take a 15 percent voluntary reduction in salary if elected.

March 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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Board asks voters to OK $159M school bond

The Manteca Unified Board of Trustees has spoken. Yes to a $159 million school bond.

July 30, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Scholl seeks another trustee term

Manteca Unified Board of Trustees president Don Scholl has made it official. He is running for reelection. He filed his candidate's papers at the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters in Stockton on Thursday.

July 26, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Get ready for $159M school bond

A $159 million bond measure is likely to be placed on the ballot in November by the Manteca Unified School District.

July 25, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Ripon grad earns $2,500 scholarship

The P.E.O. STAR Scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year was presented to Francesca Arnaudo who graduated in May from Ripon High School.

July 24, 2014 | | Education


Teachers get ready for new Common Core

The last days in July up to the beginning of Aug. 1 are busy days for parents getting their children ready for the start of the school year. Shopping for new clothes, shoes, backpacks, papers, pencils, and pens is part of all that preparation.

July 24, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Medeiros going for 20 years as board trustee

Manteca farmer Manuel Medeiros is like the Energizer bunny. He just keeps going and going.

July 23, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Great Valley Academy adding 80 more pupils

Great Valley Academy is still on a roll four years after it opened in Manteca.

July 23, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Volunteers needed today for garden work

If you have time to spare today and you enjoy getting your hands dirty, you are welcome to stop by anytime at the community garden in progress at Sequoia Elementary School.

July 19, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Group collects items for back-to-school

Sara Henry is looking to help out youngsters in Manteca and Lathrop by taking up a collection for back-to-school supplies.

July 11, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | Education


$100K PG&E SCHOLAR

It was in her church on a Sunday morning that one Manteca teen heard the answer to her college funding prayers.

July 08, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Education


NDTA awards $25,000 in scholarships

Graduating seniors from Manteca, Escalon, Tracy and Ripon were included in the more than $25,000 in scholarships handed out last Thursday night by the San Joaquin Valley Chapter of the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) during ceremonies.

July 04, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Education


Recruitment fair for sub teachers for 1st time in 7 years

Brush up your resume.

July 04, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


FEEDING THE NEED

Sophia Cardoza has a standing date with her two grandchildren every weekday during summer from 12:30 to 1 p.m.

July 02, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Valedictorian meets some of her classmates for 1st time

Brieanne Jansen took math.

July 02, 2014 | Jason Campbell | Education


Manteca, Lathrop, French Camp parks site of free lunch giveaway

A picnic at the park five days a week. That's the highlight of the day for hundreds of Manteca Unified School District children during the summer.

July 02, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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