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Rotary Youth Exchange applications available

Where will it be this summer? Paddling Lake Como in Italy or exploring the coast of Spain? Or perhaps touring the Black Forest in Germany or visiting Copenhagen in Denmark? How about the city of Curitiba in Southern Brazil? These adventures and others await students who participate in the Rotary Youth Exchange of summer 2009.

February 05, 2009 | | Education


Teens get close-up look at firefighting

Crawling through a simulated attic ducting, dismantling a car with the Jaws of Life and ascending to the top of the Manteca Fire Department's new aerial ladder was all part of the day Tuesday for a dozen Manteca Chamber of Commerce Junior Ambassadors.

February 04, 2009 | Glenn Kahl | Education


6 drafting students qualify for state competition

Six drafting students from the Manteca Unified School District qualified for the 42nd Annual State Leadership Conference / SkillsUSA Championship in Fresno.

February 04, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Education


Manteca High drafting class design team places first at Delta College

For nearly three weeks, the Manteca High drafting class design team of Aaron Wells-Rattler, Rigo Gutierrez, Anthony Ruiz, Tosha Monty and Devan Heupel toiled with their robotic project.

February 04, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Education


Joshua Cowell picks All Stars for January

Joshua Cowell School Principal Harriet Myrick has announced the January Cowell All Stars picked based on citizenship and academic effort.

February 04, 2009 | | Education


Same case, different juries, different verdicts

WESTON RANCH – In the 10 years or so of conducting the mock trial involving those in the Regional Occupational Programs, Joe Waller has yet to reach a consensus on the verdict from all three classes.

January 31, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Education


Cowell School 8th graders recall excitement of inauguration trip

Amanda Christensen and Logan Newcomb were among the 1.6 million in Washington, DC's, National Mall during the historic inauguration of President Barack Obama.

January 31, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Education


Red Tag Sale Feb. 7 will support ROP fashion merchandizing class

Each year, Victoria Brunn takes students from her Regional Occupational Program's Fashion Merchandising class to Los Angeles.

January 31, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Education


Ripon still pondering $1M plus in cuts

RIPON – Even after a special meeting where the Board of Education weighed their options about how to deal with a deficit of more than $1 million, the Ripon Unified School District still doesn't know which way to proceed.

January 30, 2009 | Jason Campbell | Education


Manteca High senior staging golf tourney to help support breast cancer awareness

For her senior project, Manteca High's Amy Cross is organizing a scramble golf tournament.

January 30, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Education


Sen. Wolk talking about budget crisis with 5th graders

Ask what you can do for your school district?

January 29, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Education


Tough choices before board this Tuesday

Trustees of the Manteca Unified School District will no doubt have a tough task Tuesday when considering the next series of budget cuts for the 2009-10 school year.

January 25, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Education


THE FINAL CUT?

It could end up coming down to one of the big three – transportation, an across-the-board pay cut, or the closing of Lathrop High School.

January 23, 2009 | Jason Campbell | Education


School cuts may hit bus drivers in pocketbook

Manteca Unified's mid-year cut package as proposed by Acting Superintendent Jason Messer could put a damper on transportation.

January 21, 2009 | Vince Rembulat | Education


Ripon plans community forum on school cuts

RIPON - Residents concerned about Ripon Unified's pending budget cuts will get a chance to learn more about what they may be in store for over the course of the next year.

January 21, 2009 | Jason Campbell | Education


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Lathrop High ROP, be.tech Culinary Arts lead workshop for young parents, kids

LATHROP – Back from a clam chowder cooking competition in Santa Cruz where they competed in the professional division, the students of be.tech Academy's Culinary Arts class are off to another adventure.

March 22, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca High aiming to finish Rumble with flurry

Recycling Rumble's reigning champion won't relinquish its title without a fight.

March 21, 2014 | James Burns | Education


CalSTRS wants $117K back from Wentworth

Retired San Joaquin County Office of Education Superintendent Frederick Wentworth is appealing the action taken by the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) to reduce his retirement pension from $291,732 a year to $234,929.

March 19, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Going Digital project carries $2.2M price tag

In February, the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees gave Superintendent Jason Messer the OK to ink a lease-leaseback contract with Vanden Bos Electric, Inc for the scope of work in the Going Digital project at three schools – Lathrop Elementary, Great Valley Elementary in Weston Ranch, and Manteca Day School. The total cost for these three sites was $177,232.

March 18, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


MUSD superintendent salary peaked in 2008

During the budget crisis six years ago, Manteca Unified School District Superintendent Jason Messer took a 5 percent pay cut which lowered his base salary to $176,441.51 – down from $186,222.38. That figure remained the same through June 30, 2011.

March 14, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


MJC to hold Spirit Team, mascot try-outs for fall

MODESTO – Modesto Junior College will hold Spirit Team and mascot try-outs on Saturday, March 22, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Gymnasium located on East Campus.

March 13, 2014 | | Education


Today is last day to file for county superintendent post

Today is the last day of filing for the position of San Joaquin County Office of Education superintendent. Candidate's papers have to be filed at the county Registrar of Voters in Stockton by 5 p.m.

March 12, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


The $296,205 a year retiree

When Mick Founts took over as superintendent of San Joaquin County Office of Education, his annual base salary was set at $235,000.

March 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Tilton pledges to slash superintendent salary by 15 percent if he is elected

One of the three candidates vying for the position of San Joaquin County Office of Education superintendent has made a campaign pledge to take a 15 percent voluntary reduction in salary if elected.

March 11, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Basketball game benefits Sierra Sober Grad

Sierra High School's Sober Grad committee will be hosting the 4th annual Manteca Firefighters vs. Manteca Police Officers in a charity basketball game on Wednesday, March 19, starting at 6:30 p.m.

March 06, 2014 | | Education


SOMETHING TO CHEER

Cheer takes dedication, commitment and hard work.

March 01, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | Education


Serama chicken, boer goat competition today

Today promises to be a fun fowl day, and so much more, at the Manteca Unified School Farm.

March 01, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


HAMMING IT UP

The fun was just beginning at Stella Brockman School.

February 28, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | Education


Shasta students celebrate books of Dr. Seuss

They read. They listened to readings. They watched various people reading their favorite books. They wore Dr. Seuss character costumes. They ate green eggs – scrambled – and green apples. They wore hats that looked like the one worn by the character in The Cat in the Hat with a spelling twist.

February 28, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


BUSINESS UNUSUAL

It's market day. The venue is a spacious grassy field that's about the size of a baseball field. Around the perimeter of the field are tables laden with an array of handmade and one-of-a-kind creations that range from practical and simply decorative to whimsical and plain utilitarian.

February 26, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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