More than 3,000 third graders from all over San Joaquin County had an educational and fun day at the farm Thursday. Playing host to the thousands of youngsters eager to learn about apples, walnuts, almonds, pomegranates and everything else related to farming was the Manteca Unified School Farm.
The annual District Spelling Bee will be held Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Dorothy Mulvihill Performing Arts of Manteca High School. Organized by the Elementary Education Department, the event will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Nancy Teicheira is someone who doesn't get fazed easily. Time after time, she has shown that she is made of stern stuff – as a farmer, as a wife and mother, as a cancer survivor, and soon-to-be a four-term member of the Manteca Unified School District Board of Trustees.
A member of the Manteca Unified School District Board of Trustees is considering filing a complaint to the San Joaquin County Grand Jury over "possible" Brown Act violations involving Trustee Sam Fant.
Manteca Unified staff and families of students in the school district are invited and encouraged to attend information sessions to become familiarized with the technology involved in launching the $30 million Going Digital project. The program will equip all 23,000+ students in the district, from elementary to high school, with a computer laptop to use at school and at home, to get them prepared and ready for the challenges of 21st-century education.
"Damn Yankees," the modern retelling of the Faust legend comes alive at Sierra High School. The musical comedy, which ran an impressive 1,019 performances in its original Broadway production in 1955, is being brought to life by the Advanced Theater class of Timberwolves' drama teacher, Dianna Puett.
In preparation for the 2015-2016 school year, New Jerusalem Elementary School and three Delta Charter Schools are accepting applications for kindergarten beginning Thursday, April 16, 9 a.m., in the school office located at 31400 S. Koster Road, Tracy.
A salary raise for Manteca Unified teachers is long overdue, said Ken Johnson, the president of the Manteca Educators Association which is in the midst of continuing salary negotiations with the school district.
During continuing teachers' salary negotiations, the specifics of behind-doors talks with representatives of the Manteca Educators Association are strictly confidential, Manteca Unified Deputy Superintendent Clark Burke said, explaining why he could not answer questions about statements made by the union members.