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be.tech is new MUSD school campus mane

There's a new campus on the Manteca Unified School District property at the corner of Louise Avenue and Airport Way in Manteca.

December 20, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Don Scholl continuing as MUSD board leader

Don Scholl is reprising his role as president of the Manteca Unified School District Board of Trustees for 2014.

December 18, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


HOMELESS STUDENTS

There are nearly 500 homeless students enrolled in Manteca Unified this school year alone. That's more than the district has ever seen before, said Health Services Director Caroline Thibodeau.

December 17, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Lathrop High junior recognized by MUSD for honesty

Honesty is the best policy.

December 17, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


BULLYING

Bullying is an age-old phenomenon that is getting a lot of modern-day attention.

December 13, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


8th grader turns negative bullying experience into something positive

The bullying started when Blake Coronado was in sixth grade. A shy kid by nature, he kept it all to himself because he didn't want to bother his parents and did not want them to get worried.

December 13, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


What constitutes bullying?

A high school student is "physically assaulted" without apparent provocation. The incident happens just once. It gets reported to school and police authorities. The student's parent says her daughter was bullied. Is this bullying?

December 13, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


C-H-A-M-P-I-O-N-S

STOCKTON – Patrick Caldwell made plans prior to Wednesday's 17th annual San Joaquin County Spelling Bee on a return trip in the spring to the San Joaquin County Office of Education building.

December 05, 2013 | Vince Rembulat | Education


AgLink: Partnership of farmers, schools

There's a match-making site, it seems, for just about anybody and anything on the Internet these days. For romance seekers and the marriage-minded, there are web sites such as eharmony.com and match.com. For the online gaming milieu, the cyberspace is cluttered with terabytes of e-game choices in practically every phantom scenario that the human brain has so far created.

December 05, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


‘Stuff the Bus’ drive gets rolling Saturday

For the past six years, the Manteca Unified bus drivers have helped bring the holiday spirit to those in need.

December 03, 2013 | Vince Rembulat | Education


Fund-raiser offers 2 new Michael Kors purse sets

Five dollars can still go a long way these days. It can even buy you a designer Michael Kors purse and wallet which could set you back up to $700, maybe more, at the store.

November 29, 2013 | | Education


Manteca High thespians staging ‘Stage Door’ production tonight

Walter Winchell said "Broadway is a main artery of New York life – the hardened artery."

November 21, 2013 | Jason Campbell | Education


Manteca Unified honors perfect student STARs

Fifty-three more students were honored by the Manteca Unified School District for posting perfect 600 STAR testing scores in 2013. Several of the students did not just achieve perfect scores; they have already done the feat twice or three times before.

November 13, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca students spell S-U-C-C-E-S-S

R-E-P-E-A-T.

November 08, 2013 | Vince Rembulat | Education


Manteca Unified takes pro-active bullying stance

Jose Buenrostro wasn't happy when his son came home the victim of a bully.

November 08, 2013 | Jason Campbell | Education


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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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