Jerry Gorman wasn't your typical big-town hero.
The $24,400 raise that new Manteca Unified Superintendent Jason Messer received last week has raised more than a few eyebrows from educators worried about whether they'll have a job next year, but the salary he'll be taking home is the same his predecessor made while his overall compensation will actually be less.
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.
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.
Could some financial relief be on the way for public schools?
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.
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.
Edna Quiaoit was doing some spring cleaning in the kitchen. Suddenly, she heard a voice behind her asking a question.
MODESTO – Modesto Junior College will host two "New Student Saturdays" this spring to enroll high school seniors. The events will be held on March 8 and April 12 with sessions beginning at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. in the Main Auditorium of the Performing and Media Arts Center on East Campus. No pre-registration is required, and attendance and campus parking are free.
TURLOCK - California State University, Stanislaus will honor women veterans on Thursday, Feb. 20, by hosting the Women Warrior Wellness Conference, a free all-day event that will include an opening ceremony in the morning, a wide range of speakers on veteran services in the afternoon and a social hour featuring Native American music in the evening.
Manteca Unified is doing something bold in the world of public education.
It was a just a mock exercise.
Lathrop High can still be considered a newcomer to the Academic Decathlon competition.
The Ripon High JROTC program earned four top-3 finishes, including a second at the Cal State Drill competition on Feb. 1.
MODESTO - Warehousing and distribution facilities are growing at a rapid rate in the Stanislaus and San Joaquin County area, and these industries seek workers who have the skills to hit the ground running. In response to this growing demand, Modesto Junior College's Workforce Development and Community Education are offering training for entry-level positions in warehousing.
MODESTO – Modesto Junior College is offering Cash for College Night for high school seniors and recent graduates on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. in Glacier Hall 201 on West Campus located at 2201 Blue Gum Avenue in Modesto.
MODESTO – The Modesto Junior College Career Development and Transfer Center would like to invite area employers with job openings to participate in the Spring Job Fair for MJC students on Wednesday, March 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the East Campus Student Center, 435 College Avenue in Modesto.
Elections this year are 10 months away. Four of the seven members of the Manteca Unified Board of Education are ending their current four-year term before the year is over.
Manteca High has posted the first semester honor roll.
LATHROP - "We're shipping you off to military school!"
Stella Brockman Elementary eighth grader James Quiaoit is making history for Manteca Unified School District this year. He will be representing the district at the State Spelling Bee on May 3.
Manteca High had a strong showing in the 33rd annual San Joaquin County Academic Decathlon, finishing second overall during the weekend competition held at the University of the Pacific and Scottish Rite Auditorium.