How many random acts of kindness take place in any given day? And how many of them get noticed at all?
Vince Lopez managed to stay in character at Living History Day at McParland School. On Tuesday, the eighth-grade student was rock music pioneer Ritchie Valen, who, at 17, died tragically in a plane crash some 50 years ago. "I was a genius when I wrote (the song) 'Donna,'" Lopez said. All told, 124 students at the school were involved in the exercise fulfilling the writing assessment necessary for eighth-grade promotion. "Living History is a major ...
Fourteen teachers – representing 368 years of service – were retired in a light-hearted roast Friday night at Modesto's SOS Club.
Jason Messer isn't getting too caught up in the 2008 base Academic Performance Index figures released last Thursday by the state Department of Education.
May is a significant month to every seventh grader at Nile Garden School. That's when the campus courtyard undergoes a dramatic transformation and the students led by their history teacher are transported back to medieval times.
Manteca Unified School District could be faced with having to make additional cuts somewhere between $5 million to $23 million based on Tuesday's special election results.
Graduating East Union High seniors were awarded scholarships in excess of $2 million in overall value during the East Union High Senior Awards Night on Monday.
The annual East Union High Art Show consisted of the best work of students involved in the advanced and introduction to art classes, ceramics, digital photography and computer animation, to name a few.
At last Tuesday's Manteca Unified school board meeting, Darra Sao was the toast of New Vision Educational Center in Weston Ranch.
Farm Day at Shasta School started off some 10 years ago on a much smaller scale. The annual event has grown ever since, offering an array of presenters from the agriculture community. "The key to our success has been organization," said coordinator Debbie Wilson. She and Rosemarie Craighead also credited Principal Rick Mello, who recently passed away. "He gave us his support and free reign," Wilson said on Friday. The new Farm Day attractions included ...
FRENCH CAMP – State Sen. Lois Wolk is no stranger to Manteca Unified. Earlier this year, the representative of the Fifth Senate District – that includes Manteca, Stockton, and Tracy in San Joaquin County; Suisun City, Fairfield, Dixon and Vacaville in Solano County; Davis, West Sacramento, Winters and Woodland in Yolo County; and Walnut Grove and a portion of Elk Grove in Sacramento County – made a special visit to McParland School after being inspired ...
LATHROP – It seemed only fitting for Dr. Janey Thornton to distribute fresh-cut peaches to students at Lathrop School on Wednesday.
Leo Omlin is a regular come Farm Day. During the years, he's brought his Texas longhorn steer and llama to various agriculture-related events throughout the area, including several in Manteca Unified. "But Leo just couldn't say 'no' about coming to Mossdale School (in Lathrop)," said first-grade teacher and Farm Day organizer Sharon Silveira. "He's my neighbor." Omlin, in turn, was on hand to answer questions by students about his animals. "Of course, they've asked about ...
The Manteca Unified School District is gearing up for the upcoming graduation / promotion events.
A two-week recycling contest earned Lincoln School students $375. The City of Manteca's recycling division worked in conjunction with the school staff. Students were instructed to bring in plastic bottles and aluminum cans for the two weeks. The contest was between primary grades (kindergarten through third grade) and intermediate grades (fourth through eighth grade). The city took the cans and bottles to the recycling center on Moffat Boulevard and met Tony Barros the head ...
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.