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 ...
Jason Messer is anticipating the opening of the Lathrop Road extension equipped with lights prior to the start of the 2009-10 school year.
The Sierra High Band Boosters are proud to say they "got the beat." But they will also say they "got the beef."
Trustees of the Manteca Unified School District will discuss a proposal Tuesday on a transportation plan for the upcoming year.
Stephen Loro is a retired helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army. Affectionately known as "Chief" for the past 12 years to those involved in the East Union High Junior Reserve Officers Training Corp., he's stepping down once again, taking advantage of the school board-approved Public Retirement Agency Services, an early retirement program. "This is the longest I've worked in one place," he said at Thursday's annual Changing of the Command / JROTC Awards Presentation. Loro ...
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.