The back-to-school events at Manteca Unified's elementary school sites will begin this week.
Rachel Godfrey-Stacy was aware that her son, Benjamin, would be in a kindergarten classroom filled with a lot of students.
What's in a name? When it comes to naming a brand-new facility, the Manteca Unified School District has a policy in place, calling for a five-member committee to handle such matters. The naming of the two recently completed facilities at Shasta School and Neil Hafley could soon be in the hands of members from both communities. At a recent school board meeting, Superintendent Jason Messer indicated that some interest has already been sparked in the ...
Ninety less teachers, cutbacks in transportation, pay cuts for all school workers and layoffs of support staff from custodians to office staff, and reduced classroom budgets.
TURLOCK - California State University, Stanislaus Fall 2008 honors students from Manteca are as follows:
A simple donation of a package of ruled binder paper to a school near you could make a big difference in a kid's education – and the financial bottom line of their teacher – this school year at Manteca Unified campuses.
Adriel Sarmento didn't seem the least bit worried as he paced the long central corridor of Manteca High School on Friday morning.
Two years ago, Jillian Goulart and Frances Telles attended freshmen orientation at East Union High.
Do you know of a place where your child can be safe, have fun and get homework assistance? The Give Every Child A Chance (GECAC) free After School Advantage Programs (ASAP) provides a safe, structured, and enjoyable after school program to students in elementary school. ASAP is currently being offered in Manteca Unified School District at Shasta French Camp, Golden West, Sequoia, Lincoln, and Lathrop Elementary schools. Other sites GECAC oversees include El Portal Middle ...
Brace yourself for Monday. It won't be the start of a typical school year. "Nobody felt any cuts last school year," noted Manteca Unified School District Superintendent Jason Messer. "We just froze spending in some areas. Most (of the) layoffs were made after July 1." The things that will be noticeable when school starts Monday include: •School buses won't be picking up a number of students no-bus zones have been extended around neighborhood campuses. •Athletes ...
Bridget Castillo remembered the first official day at Sierra High. Perhaps intimidated at first, her mind was put to ease thanks in part to the efforts of Link Crew. "I had a really good freshmen orientation," Castillo said on Wednesday. A junior, she found herself in that very role, working with fellow Link Crew leader Jennifer Goulart. Together, they put members of Sierra High's Class of 2013 through the various ice-breaking activities while sharing personal ...
LATHROP – Holding her position in the foyer outside of Lathrop High School, first-year Leadership student Stefania Loreno was eager to hand out information to the hordes of incoming freshman students that were showing up for their first official day on campus.
Candace Espinola is the new principal at Stella Brockman School. Previously the vice principal at Brock Elliott School since 2004, she takes over the post held for the past 13 years by Diane Medeiros, who moved to the Lindbergh Educational Center to take on the top administrative role. Espinola was named to her new post last Tuesday during closed session of the Manteca Unified school board meeting. She has a degree in Liberal Arts from ...
Raul Mora was named the new assistant principal at Manteca High. He received his promotion in closed session at last Tuesday's Manteca Unified school board meeting. Mora has been at MHS since 2005, serving as vice principal. He was responsible for personnel evaluations, interviewing prospective employees, administering standardized testing, and developing emergency procedures along with a school safety plan. Described as a "warm and caring person that has demonstrated a strong work ethic," Mora began ...
The lack of school supplies in Manteca Unified classrooms is being addressed by two Manteca residents and the members of the Manteca Fire Department.
LATHROP – It's not exactly a battle of the bands. But that is what this fund-raising event will look like on Saturday, Nov. 2, in the multipurpose room of Mossdale Elementary School in Lathrop.
Three trucks full of donations from Manteca Unified School teachers and students, plus a $500 cash donation were delivered to the Lodi Support Our Troops this week. More than 2,000 hand-written student letters addressed to the American soldiers also accompanied the donated items which will be mailed in care packages to American soldiers serving overseas in time for the holidays. This is a project of the Manteca Educators Association started by ...
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.