RIPON - Nearly 190 high school graduates were presented their diplomas Friday night in Ripon High's Stouffer football field with stands packed with families and friends.
WESTON RANCH – By definition, a commencement is a beginning.
No Plan B or Plan C was necessary.
Sierra High School's valedictorian Lauren Morowit walked through the wisdom of the ages to summarize the five most important life lessons she has learned thus far.
Bhanupreet Kaur Gill and Rebecca Culpepper have enjoyed their years at Manteca High.
RIPON - Julianna Avalos is an inspiration – Ripon Elementary School's choice for a graduation speaker Thursday night.
Scenes from Thursday's Colony Oak School's graduation ceremonies.
RIPON – Ripona Elementary Class President Chuy Calvo seemed steadfast as he walked up to receive his citizenship award Thursday night during the school's 8th grade graduation, but by the time he actually received the plaque he couldn't help but smile.
LATHROP – The Lathrop Elementary School class of 2010 can walk into high school knowing that they're already doing things just a little bit differently.
Harriet Myrick checked briefly for rain clouds on Wednesday.
They've known of their academic status about a month ago.
Father Patrick Walker paid tribute to the parents and teachers of St. Anthony School's graduates of 2010 whom he called "the shining lights" of the future as they prepare to move on to the next chapter in their lives.
More than 100 eighth grade students from McParland Elementary School are ready to start the next chapter in their lives.
WESTON RANCH - High school can be a place of unlimited possibilities.
About 100 students at Shasta School were honored Tuesday at the eighth-grade promotion exercises held at Manteca High's Winter Gymnasium.
After a series of bad news and setbacks, Manteca Unified Special Ed teacher Leo Bennett-Cauchon who has been fighting for his reinstatement on the job for more than a month now has a bit of good news going his way.
Manteca Unified School District serves more than 23,000 students from age 3 to 22. Out of that number are some 2,800 students enrolled in the district's Special Education program.
Geoffrey Lum-Perez is an award-winning artist. Some of his unique drawings have also been used to illustrate a calendar.
Every parent with a special-needs child faces a multitude of challenges. Sharon Anaya knows them all, and more.
Aubrey Mach is a teacher to special kids. But she would be the first to say she is learning just as much as she is teaching them.
New Haven Elementary teacher Shelley Dini's Peer Resource students have just completed a school-wide fund-raising project which raised more than $3,000 for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. She is distinctly proud, not just of the 13 in Peer Resource but of the entire student body who stepped up to the plate and support a worthy course.
By DENNIS WYATT
As of Thursday, New Haven Elementary School has raised nearly $3,000 for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. The last chance for donors to help the students and faculty reach their goal of $4,000 is today during school hours.
Delta Charter High School senior Natasha Young received a surprise Monday afternoon in the school's office, as she was awarded a $44,000 scholarship at Notre Dame de Namur University, the largest offered to a Delta student in the school's history.
Starting today, Weston Ranch High School Principal Joe Fregoso will be working as the top administrator at the Stockton campus until the end of the school year in June following his resignation on Tuesday.
Dale Fritchen is vowing to file a lawsuit against the Manteca Unified School District after declaring that the official response to his complaint that the Board of Trustees violated the Brown Act several times during recent meetings was not satisfactory.
Next stop for embattled special ed teacher Leo Bennett-Cauchon is the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, March 3, where he plans to plead once more that he be reinstated to his teaching position at Veritas Elementary School.
Dale Fritchen – a former two-term Manteca Unified trustee – believes that the school board has violated the Brown Act in at least three instances.
TRACY – Bob Elliott, San Joaquin County Supervisor, District 5, will deliver the keynote address at this year's Delta Charter High School Commencement Exercises.
Parents of Special Education students in Manteca Unified and their supporters are holding a rally on Friday in front of the school district office to demand that district officials meet with them and reinstate teacher Leo Bennett-Cauchon to his job by Monday, March 2.