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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


Repeat MUSD Spelling Bee winners

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

November 07, 2013 | Vince Rembulat | Education


MUSD Spelling Bee taking place tonight

Who's the best speller of them all in Manteca Unified School District?

November 07, 2013 | Bulletin staff reports | Education


Annual Manteca Unified Spelling Bee tonight (Nov. 7) at Manteca High

The annual District Spelling Bee will be held tonight (Nov. 7) in the Theater Building at Manteca High. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. The winners at each school site for their division will represent their school at the District Spelling Bee. The top three spellers in the 4th to 6th division will be registered for the San Joaquin County Spelling Bee. Those winners will represent Manteca Unified. The county competition will take place Monday, Dec. 2, at the County Office of Education at 4 p.m. The top 15 contestants from this round will then be ...

November 06, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca Unified School Farm hosts fall AgVenture

The Manteca Unified School Farm will again play host to 4,000 third graders from Tracy, Ripon, Escalon, and Manteca when the fall AgVenture field trip will be held Thursday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The students from the four school districts will be touring the school farm to learn food gets to their dining table from the farm. The experience also allows them to gain understanding and knowledge of the food grown in their own back yard.

November 06, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Manteca Unified School Farm hosts fall AgVenture

The Manteca Unified School Farm will again play host to 4,000 third graders from Tracy, Ripon, Escalon, and Manteca when the fall AgVenture field trip will be held Thursday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The students from the four school districts will be touring the school farm to learn food gets to their dining table from the farm. The experience also allows them to gain understanding and knowledge of the food grown in their own back yard.

November 01, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


‘WESTWARD, WHOA!’

Storm Anderson is the directionally-challenged Chuck Wagon in the Sierra High fall production of "Westward, Whoa!"

October 31, 2013 | Vince Rembulat | Education


Ethel Allen next school in Lathrop

LATHROP – The ambitious Richland Planned Communities envisioned in the area west of Interstate 5 between Mossdale Landing and Klo Road may be gone for good. But not some of the things that were set in place in anticipation of the major development project that went bust with the last Great Recession.

October 31, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Mossdale School hosts benefit for custodian

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.

October 31, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


MEA teachers, students donate to Lodi Support Our Troops

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 president Ken Johnson six years ago.

October 30, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Battle of the bands fund-raiser at Mossdale School in Lathrop

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 in Manteca. He continued to work until September when he was placed on long-term disability. Tickets are $5 each for the concert alone; $20 for the concert and ...

October 29, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | Education


Ripon Unified hopes to avoid costly election

Manteca Unified could be up for a costly special election in June based on Monday's San Joaquin County Board of Education meeting.

October 25, 2013 | Vince Rembulat | Education


Calla High collecting donations for soldiers

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 information on what items to donate, or to find out more about the Troop Support Program, send e-mail to cplpalmersupport@aol.com

October 25, 2013 | Rose Albano Risso | 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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