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School trip to Amazon for Sierra students?

Two-dozen Sierra High School students could be experiencing a life-changing two-week experience during the summer of 2015 in the Peruvian Amazon.

January 31, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Teachers weigh in on Catholic education’s value

The dozen or so teachers at St. Anthony of Padua School headed by Principal Mary Lou Hoffman are all certificated. That means they have the option, and could have chosen, to teach at any public school and perhaps reap more in benefits in the process.

January 30, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


‘UN’-SAFETY ZONE

Safety first isn't a slogan for many parents who pick up their children at the end of class at Manteca's 14 elementary schools.

January 29, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Education


Future use of bond funds are questioned

The Manteca Unified School District gave up two smaller properties that were obtained for elementary school sites.

January 28, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


St. Anthony’s celebrates Catholic schools week

St. Anthony of Padua School in Manteca is taking part in the annual observance of National Schools Week.

January 24, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


MUSD plays host to public safety orientation

The time to plan is before something happens – not after.

January 24, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Public safety orientation to take place Thursday at MUSD

An orientation on public safety will take place Thursday, Jan. 23, at Manteca Unified School District.

January 22, 2014 | Bulletin staff reports | Education


Cursive writing

Cursive writing – researchers contend - stimulates the brain.

January 21, 2014 | Glenn Kahl | Education


Woodward School honors four home-grown heroes

Nearly a thousand students at Woodward Elementary School learned important lessons on Friday about heroes – what it means to be a hero, who are the heroes in their everyday life, and what it takes to be one.

January 18, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Be.tech vocational academy open house

Be.tech, Manteca Unified's vocational charter school, will hold an open house Jan. 30 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The event is in conjunction with the national observance of School Choice Week 2014.

January 17, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Music builds bridge between Chinese, Manteca students

Music is a universal language.

January 16, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | Education


Teens’ video takes on bullying

Smile, you're on Manteca High School's Internet video. Or you could be in one of the episodes on the school's YouTube Channel, MHS Buff TV.

January 10, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Beijing, Manteca students share stage at schools

East meets west; China meets USA.

January 09, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


How schools spent $76M in bond funds

The problem of bullying was high on the must-be-proactive radar for Manteca Unified elementary and high school campuses in 2013. At least two campuses brought in popular anti-bullying personalities to present educational programs for students and parents, as well as school staff, to heighten everyone's awareness on the dangers of bullying and ways to deal with it or completely eradicate it.

January 04, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


MUSD schools make history during 2013

The year 2013 was full of historical highlights for many in the Manteca Unified School District.

January 02, 2014 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


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Articles by Section - 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


ROP students staging fashion show Saturday

Expect another collaborative effort Saturday for the Regional Occupational Program Fashion Merchandising's Fashion Show.

February 26, 2014 | Vince Rembulat | Education


LDS honors outstanding teachers

The 3rd Annual Crystal Apple Awards took place Saturday evening at the Northland building of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

February 25, 2014 | | Education


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