Felix Gonzales lit up like a Christmas tree when he made his way into the foyer of Manteca High's main gymnasium Tuesday evening, staring out at the packed house of parents, teachers and friends that were there to celebrate the promotion of Sequoia Elementary's eighth-grade class.
RIPON - "They're a dynamic, ambitious bunch group of kids," Ripona Elementary School's stand-in principal Aimee Carter said of the school's graduating class of 31 students this week prior to their Tuesday night ceremonies held in the school's auditorium.
RIPON - Park View Elementary School in Ripon graduated its first eighth grade class Tuesday night – leaders since the school opened its doors when they were the oldest students as third graders, principal Mona Ogden mused as she thought back to her school's opening day.
Thunderous cheers filled the air Friday noon as Nile Garden School seventh grade students opened their 20th Celtic Faire in the school's courtyard with the blessing of their history teacher "King Lewis" after he was pulled into the heart of the activities by a pair of bards.
There were plenty of things said during the discussion about whether Manteca Unified School Board Trustee Sam Fant should face censure for his behavior surrounding a set of personal Facebook pictures of a district employee that took the air out of the room Thursday night.
Both of the Manteca Unified school board members who were charged last month with a host of felonies stemming from a voter fraud inquiry into registering to vote to run for trustee positions they were not legally entitled were notified days in advance by the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office that the charges were coming.
This summer, Great Valley Writing Project at CSU Stanislaus will offer academic writing camps for K-12 students in Manteca, Ripon, and Tracy. Since 2005, these programs have been advertised as "GVWP Writing & Technology Workshops," but they recently changed their title to "Great Valley Writing Camps."