FRENCH CAMP – About two years ago, French Camp School underwent restructuring. The rural historic campus of the Manteca Unified School District had failed to meet minimum proficiency targets established under the No Child Left Behind Act, and was in jeopardy of being taken over by the state after several years as program improvement school. The restructuring paid off Tuesday as French Camp moved up 23 points in the State Department of Education's Academic Performance ...
LATHROP – Three months ago, Dan Doyle was singing his praises for the West Lathrop Road improvements. He could hardly wait to see the improvements completed.
STOCKTON - San Joaquin Delta College will host its annual "College Night" program on Thursday, Sept. 17, 5 to 8 p.m. in Danner Hall.
Adriana Torres had a rough start to the school year. The Sequoia student was ill during that time, missing the first week of school. But rather than allowing the youngster to fall further behind in school, Sharon Melcher, her algebra teacher, decided to take Torres under her wings. The two are among the over 70 pairs of student-adult mentors involved in the second-year Tiger Buddy program. Lori Guzman-Alvarez, who is the vice principal at the ...
Lathrop High played their first ever varsity football game on Friday. Even though they fell 55-0 to Sierra High, it failed to dampen Spartan spirit.
Last Friday, Manteca High along with Lincoln, Manteca Day, Lindbergh and other schools within a nine-block radius were forced to lock down.
Wednesday's Sierra High Back to School Night took place in the main gym and cafeteria with performances by the choir in the band room.
Tuowanda Salgado, a mother of three who resides south of the Highway 120 bypass, was told by city leaders that sidewalks along Atherton Drive and not Woodward Avenue are still two years away. The latter was erroneously reported in Wednesday's no-bus exemption story.
Tuowanda Salgado hopes the no-bus zone exemption will apply in her case. She's the mother of three youngsters – age 13, 12, and 7 – attending Veritas School. The Salgados reside south of the Highway 120 Bypass, just east of South Airport Way between Atherton Drive and East Woodward Avenue. They're also within the 1.25 miles from Veritas. That's the radius adopted by the Manteca Unified School District last June as part of the Level ...
With only a handful of projects remaining, the "Measure M" Citizens' Oversight Committee will meet Wednesday in the new administration building, 2271 W. Louise Ave.
FRENCH CAMP – Students at French Camp School came through with a boost in the Standardized Testing and Reporting results a year ago.
Enrollment in Manteca Unified is up in some areas and down in others. That's according to Don Halseth, the assistant superintendent filling for Superintendent Jason Messer at last week's school board meeting. Messer was out with an illness. "The good news is that we're growing," Halseth said. Great Valley and Mossdale schools both had 100 students more than expected during those opening weeks. August Knodt and Walter Woodward schools also experienced an increase, respectively, with ...
RIPON - The future of Ripon education may soon get a boost from a planned multi-million dollar non-profit foundation.
Nile Garden School's "Panther Pride" student recognition program recipients for August based on citizenship and academic effort.
The administration at Manteca High was made complete with the appointment of Troy Fast as vice principal.
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.
Forty Manteca Unified School District bus drivers will take a day off from their fall break vacation to learn what they need to do in the event of a hijacking or shooting incident while on the job.
You know Halloween is around the corner when the bright orange gourds appear on the grassy lawn in front of Nile Garden School.