FFA is a dynamic youth organization that is a part of agricultural education programs at middle schools and high schools. Founded as the Future Farmers of America, the name was changed in 1988 to reflect the growing diversity of agriculture. Today, student members are engaged in a wide range of curriculum and FFA activities, leading to over 300 career opportunities in agriculture. FFA is structured on three levels: local, state and national.
Schools throughout Manteca unified are staging winter concerts next week.
Janet Dyk recognized six students of the Manteca Unified School District for their efforts during the recent AgVenture.
The "Ladybug" could be the latest technological innovation to hit the classrooms.
San Joaquin County Public Health and San Joaquin County Office of Education's school health administrators recently met to discuss the current H1N1 vaccine status.
The Manteca Unified's use-of-facility fees are on the rise.
RIPON - A concerned Ripon resident, Lisa Weinstein, raised a red flag for Ripon Unified School District trustees last week over the approved construction of a Clearwire Internet tower near Weston Elementary School.
"GREATS" is an academic rally at Lathrop High that stands for Grades, Responsibility, Excellence, Attitude, and Spirit.
Due to continuing financial challenges, the Manteca Unified School District administrative offices will be closed from Nov. 23 through 27.
RIPON - Ripon farmer David Phippen went before the Ripon Unified School District Board of Trustees last week asking permission to put funds earned from the school farm back into upgrading and replanting the acreage at a projected cost of $63,000.
The top finishers of the recent Manteca Unified Spelling Bee are gearing up for the next round of words.
East Union High leadership students conducted canned food drives on two consecutive Saturdays benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank of San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties.
Golden West School, 1031 N. Main St., will host a Scholastic Book Fair on Nov. 16-20, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. to purchase books for children, classroom libraries, and the media center. Families, teachers, and the community are invited to attend the book fair, featuring the theme Destination Book Fair, Read Around the World.
LATHROP – Czarina Calayan of Lathrop, was among about 340 graduates at the Fresno Pacific University's spring commencement, which took place at 7 p.m. in Chukchansi Park (Grizzlies Stadium) in downtown Fresno. Graduates came from the traditional undergraduate, bachelor's degree completion and master's degree programs, including those of Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary.
Meet the 158 newly minted published authors in the Manteca Unified School District and surrounding areas.
Diana Duarte is only 9 years old but she already knows what she wants to be when she grows up.
The after-school pilot project conducted in spring in Weston Ranch was deemed quite successful. Now, the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees is looking into possibly continuing the program. The issue is how to do that and where to get the money to keep it going.
Florence Luiz was 108 years old when she died a couple of years ago.
OAKDALE – Several people that swam in Woodward Reservoir claim that the water made them sick.
Two men woke up by the dawn's early light on Wednesday. Both were driving quads.
He was first in Manteca Unified. Now he is the number one in San Joaquin County.
The accolades did not stop on graduation day the last week of May for Lawrence Silveira and Noelle Lanser.
Should Nile Garden Elementary School be closed if the water from campus wells is not safe to drink?
Manteca Unified and its partners may have lost the grant war. But they are not giving up the battle.
A $152 million bond measure has a good chance of being approved by voters in the November election.
The Manteca Unified School District has announced the selection of Walter Woodward Elementary School to participate in the second year of Middle School Matters (MSM) Institute. This second round of schools expands the program to 16 schools, spanning four states, including California, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Texas.
The Manteca Unified Board of Trustees tonight will discuss and then consider approving the proposed 2014-2015 budget of $186,741,148. The discussion will include anticipated expenditures to the tune of $197,545,438.
Samantha Placeres of Manteca graduated with her Juris Doctor degree from Pepperdine University School of Law in a commencement ceremony held on May 16.