During the weekend, Valleri Gammon took a black-and-white photograph of her brother and his fiancé snuggled up against a bright sky back drop.
WESTON RANCH – Strong gusting winds and a nearby house fire wasn't enough to put a damper on Farm Day at August Knodt School.
RIPON – The second annual Rina's Run is still a month away. But those looking to take part in the Ripon Community Athletic Foundation's 10 kilometer of 5K walk can make plans for Saturday, May 9. The Ripon Community and Youth Commission is also a co-sponsor of the event honoring the memory of the Brocchini family matriarch. Proceeds will benefit the Stouffer Field revitalization project at Ripon High. RCAF has been working for nearly two ...
The Manteca Unified School District announced its 2009 classified employees of the year last Tuesday.
For years, those in the agricultural community would bring the farm to the various Manteca Unified sites.
Students and teachers in Manteca High School's Visual and Performing Arts Department will celebrate their annual Day of the Arts on Wednesday, April 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Winter Gym.
Open enrollment for elementary schools Open Enrollment Request forms will be available at all Manteca Unified elementary schools beginning Wednesday, April 1. Open Enrollment Request forms for elementary schools are to be turned in to the school of residence between Wednesday, April 1 and Thursday, April 30, for possible placement in the fall semester of the 2009-10 school year. All applications will be date and time stamped when received at the school of residence. ...
Could some financial relief be on the way for public schools? Ken Johnson, president of the Manteca Educators Association, believes so in the form of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. This is being called the largest ever federal investment earmarked mostly for education. "As you know, California will be receiving $8.9 billion from the federal stimulus package," said Johnson at last Tuesday's Manteca Unified school board meeting. The funding is expected to be paid ...
Some 2,000 students from throughout the state took part in Health Occupation Students of America's State Leadership Conference in Sacramento.
WESTON RANCH - A coalition of Weston Ranch High School and community organizations are joining together to sponsor a pancake breakfast fund-raiser on behalf of Steufon Mackey and his family.
Lisa Herrin is taking over as Sequoia School principal for the 2009-10 school year. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Brigham Young University, Utah, and her Masters of Education/ Administration from Azusa Pacific University. She holds a Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, Bilingual Crosscultural and Academic Development Certificate, and an Administrative Services Credential. Herrin started her teaching career in 1992 teaching first and third grades at Menifee Union School District ...
RIPON – Ripon Unified could end up servicing at least 1,000 new households even though the properties will be located inside of Manteca's city limits.
He's currently the vice principal at Weston Ranch High. Come next school year, Tom Anderson will take on a similar role at Manteca High. In closed session, the Manteca Unified board of trustees Tuesday approved the hiring of Anderson as assistant principal. He will be working under Doug McCreath, who still holds the post. McCreath was recently named the new Manteca High principal, taking over from the retiring Steve Winter. Anderson began his teaching career ...
It wasn't too long ago that the Manteca Unified school board approved cuts to offset a $23.5 million shortfall for the upcoming year.
LATHROP – Kenneth DeGuzman didn't have to be at Lathrop High's first ever Performing Arts night Tuesday, but that didn't stop him from coming in to browse the walls covered in the projects that students had created over the course of the last three months.
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.