During the spring, Amy Lee's Culinary Arts students had the task of catering two major events within a week.
Chantel Burton hopes to someday pursue a career as a chef. A senior at Sierra High, she's fortunate to have the Culinary Arts class in her own backyard. More importantly, Burton is discovering firsthand what it will take to become a pastry chef while still in high school. She's checked out Le Cordon Bleu training at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco along with the College of Culinary Arts at Johnson &Wales University. "I ...
The Manteca Unified School District has designated Oct. 25 through 29 as Red Ribbon Week. The school board recently approved the event that promotes drug-free events and activities for students. Red Ribbon Week is part of the statewide parent and community organization, California for Drug-Free Youth, Inc. During this time, students locally will decorate the outside fence of their schools while incorporating the Red Ribbon Week theme. Schools will participate in drug awareness activities, with ...
Jason Messer may be the Manteca Unified School District superintendent but he's also a parent.
RIPON - Louise Nan starts every work day teaching. You'd expect educators to do that but not necessarily the superintendent of a school district with several thousand students. Nan instructs a Ripon High decathlon class at dawn every morning in the Ripon Unified School District board room. She opens the door every morning at 6:45 for the faithful group of students who are focused on competing in two decathlon events in February and March. The ...
Manteca High's Link Crew tackled the intimidating Venture On Challenge Course. Included were Link Crew leaders and a core of teachers – Deanna Diggs, Stephanie Hjelmstad, Bridgette Madden, Sean Hogan, Steve Grant, Frank Fontana and Dave Fontanilla – serving as extra support at the San Joaquin County Office of Education structure located at the Venture Academy Family of Schools program. The teachers made sure that no one slipped through the cracks, according to school officials. ...
Jason Messer's job requires participating in a dysfunctional dance that is known as California school financing with a heavy dose of mindboggling state-imposed rules.
Manteca Unified will soon be using the services of another vendor for printing and copying. Last week, the school board opted for IKON to handle the copying load for the next 60 months effective when the current pact with Xerox expires in the coming months. MUSD has been paying an estimated $70,000 a month for this service, according to Superintendent Jason Messer. "We will be saving money," he said. IKON – selected over Xerox and ...
Thomas James will be doing double duty. He was appointed vice principal for Brock Elliott School and Golden West School at last Tuesday's Manteca Unified school board meeting. The action was made during the closed session. His selection was part of the process initiated by the interview committee. James is described as "a natural leader who takes direction easily, but is self-motivated and always looking to do more," according to references as provided by the ...
For the second straight week, candidates in the Manteca Unified school board race had a chance to voice their opinions on the issues.
It was three years ago that Isabella Mays, who, at the time, was receiving cancer treatments, planted the seed for an event to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
For 11 years, the Manteca Unified School District had shown steady growth in the Academic Performance Index.
The candidates in the running for the Manteca Unified school board will have another chance to tackle the issues on Wednesday.
RIPON - A rich collection of memories of Ripon's earlier days mark Ripon High School's Centennial Celebration weekend from two graduates Harvey Douma, 93, and Madelyn Enslie, 97 – both will share grand marshal duties at today's 100 -year parade down Main Street that starts at 10 a.m.
Joey Ermitanio sported his green campaign polo shirt at the Manteca Educators Association candidates' forum Wednesday involving those in the Manteca Unified school board race.
Forty Manteca Unified School District bus drivers will take a day off from their fall break vacation to learn what they need to do in the event of a hijacking or shooting incident while on the job.
You know Halloween is around the corner when the bright orange gourds appear on the grassy lawn in front of Nile Garden School.
In time, the crepe myrtle plunged into the ground at Lincoln Elementary School will bloom beautiful pink flowers.
Tesoro 8 plus Union Ranch 9 equals Tara 17.
River Islands Technology Academy is no ordinary school.
The number of candidates for the position of San Joaquin County Office of Education superintendent continues to grow.
LATHROP – If it were a business, the City of Lathrop would have one sharp-looking logo.