RIPON – Colony Oak or Weston school? Trustees of the Ripon Unified School District will soon determine how to handle the two elementary school sites on the voter-approved Measure G list. And that included which school will be the first to have new classrooms built. A super majority or 55 percent voter approval was required for passage. On Monday, the board made it official, certifying the final election results of the Nov. 6 elections as ...
RIPON – Donna Parks will help lead the new Ripon Unified school board. She was selected president at Monday's organizational session. Prior to that, Mike Fisher, who held the top post for the past year, and newcomer Christina Orlando given the oath of office. Both were automatically elected to their posts. Fisher, who represents Area 4, was re-appointed to his old seat after running unopposed. Likewise for Orlando, who is the Area 5 representative. She ...
RIPON – Ripon Unified may spend upwards of $93,000 to upgrade software and/or replace computers.
Shasta School first-grade teacher Sherry Hatfield was initially skeptical about the "Breakfast in the Classroom" program.
STOCKTON – Jack Ford of Ripon will advance to the California State Elementary Spelling Bee Championships.
Sierra High senior and Valley Oak League soccer MVP Nicholas "Niko" Gonzalez was lauded Tuesday night for his quick-thinking and heroic act in the school's cafeteria when he responded immediately when his friend Kevin Rivera choking on a chicken sandwich.
Nancy Leal, who the Director of School Readiness for the Manteca Unified School District, is scheduled to be honored at tonight's school board meeting.
LATHROP – As Christine Swansong, Gabby Ortiz is too good to be true. She's the heroine in Lathrop High's Intermediate Theater class production of "The Phantom of the Op'ry." Ortiz and Arvin Aragon, who plays the hero Lt. Farleigh Good, close out the play based on the book by Tim Kelly, performing the song, "Too Good to be true." In "Phantom of the Op'ry," the entire LHS Speech Arts building doubles as the Skunk Creek's ...
There's a point in The Madwoman of Challiot where Countess Aurelia finally learns that the world isn't exactly the wonderful, beautiful place that she had envisioned.
They're off and running. About 175 Woodward School students, staff and family members turned out Monday for the first day of the Mustang Marathoners Running Club. "They've taken on the challenge to walk or run a progressive Marathon – one mile at a time," said Michelle Crippen, who is the school's program coordinator. The Mustang Marathoners completed their first mile – a one-mile course was set up around the campus – with their collective goal ...
RIPON – The color blue is for success at Colony Oak Elementary School. Teachers came to school Monday with blue hair to celebrate their students' accomplishment – scoring the greatest increase in their API test scores within the Ripon Unified School District. Their academic performance eclipsed the previous year's showing by eight points. The tribute for the students also included a special performance by a troupe of African dancers. Colony Oak's total API test score ...
Two new faces will officially join the Manteca Unified School Board of Trustees on Tuesday, Dec. 4.
Shasta School students will get a sneak preview Wednesday of the Manteca High Drama Department's "The Madwoman of Chaillot."
LATHROP – The citizens of the mythical town of Skunk Creek has a phantom lurking in the opera house.
The Mulvihill Theatre will double up as the streets of Paris. In Jean Giraudoux's "The Madwoman of Chaillot," Manteca High Drama students will take on this timely piece written during World War II. According to Drama teacher Dawn Coyan, her students will discuss contemporary issues of those days in an entertaining yet thought-provoking manner during the two performances scheduled Thursday (Nov. 29) and Friday (Nov. 30). "At first, it seems to be about one crazy ...
Alvin Vang's black gown was heavier than most.
Tuesday afternoon was bittersweet for Britney Szeto.
No one really leaves McParland School.
For years, Janet Sanders has shared her classroom with frustration, confusion and anger.
Manuel Cardenas didn't think that he was ever going to graduate high school.
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.
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.
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.