RIPON – Ripona Elementary Class President Chuy Calvo seemed steadfast as he walked up to receive his citizenship award Thursday night during the school's 8th grade graduation, but by the time he actually received the plaque he couldn't help but smile.
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."