There was a time closing Lathrop High and shuttering New Haven and Nile Garden schools could have saved Manteca Unified over $2 million.
Sierra High School's 13th and largest graduating class of 438 was fortunate to avoid the rain Friday.
Lauren Mitchell admitted her fears at East Union High's commencement exercises. As co-valedictorian – she shared the top academic honor with Robyn Raker – Mitchell said Friday that some of it had to do with speaking in front of 5,000 friends, family members, and guests packing Dino Cunial Field. But most of her fears had to do with the uncertainty of the future. "The biggest question is: What are you going to do with your ...
It was a great year for Dolphin Joe's at Stella Brockman School. The student-operated coffee shop tended to at least one distinguished guest in State Sen. Lois Wolk, numerous administrators, and catered the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new Manteca Unified district office. Dolphin Joe's is the creation of teacher Christine Simoncic, who handles students with special needs. "When I worked in the Bay Area, we had a workability program for students," she said Friday. "But ...
An elaborate Ripon Christian Junior High School graduation saw 58 students cross the stage Thursday night to receive their diplomas from members of the school board.
Graduates from various Manteca Unified School District schools are listed below. Additional names will be published in the coming days. Calla High Allan Abaunza, Enrique Aguilar, Timothy King Alvarado, Reba Alvarada, Josefina Alvarez, Kevin Ancheta, James Anderson, Nicholas Armstrong, Isaac Arvie, Maritza Moreno Avila, Jeffrey Barbieri, Corey Bishop, Trevor Boehmer, Kenneth Bragg, Brittany Cardoza, Castello Sergio, Jessica Ceja, Maria Cervantes, Abraham Cortez, Lindsey Covey, Tyler Davidson, Robert Davis, Viridiana De La Cruz, Charles ...
Next year's senior class will have a different academic experience when they return to classes in August than those from Sierra and East Union high schools who are receiving their diplomas tonight.
Add one more to the list of Manteca High graduates. At Thursday's commencement exercises, retiring Principal Steve Winter received an honorary diploma. "But this one is a little different," said Michael Seelye, president of the Manteca Unified school board. Winter was part of the school's "Tradition of Excellence." He first attended MHS in 1961, with his diploma dating back 48 years to the present. "It makes this guy older than dirt," Seelye kidded. Some 355 ...
WESTON RANCH – When Weston Ranch class of 2009 valedictorian Winnie Bahn first started off as a Cougar four years ago, she sat alone at lunch for the first three months of school.
Monday morning, Lathrop Elementary kicked off their week of Promotion Activities. Lathrop began their day with a breakfast, organized by parent volunteers, in the gym for all students making promotion and their parents.
The Lincoln School winners of the City of Manteca recycling contest for collecting the most cans and bottles had a pizza party Thursday with 70 pizzas from Round Table Pizza. More than 400 kindergarten through fourth graders enjoyed pizza.
Graduates from various Manteca Unified School District schools are listed below. Additional names will be published in the coming days. Joshua Cowell School Olivia Barnett, Nolverto Barriga, Doan Bien, Candace Britt, Jacob Burttram, Devin Carter, Travis Cavagnaro, Amanda Christensen, Travis Chun, Jamie DeRosa, Noha Elabed, John Fortuny, Samantha Greiman, Isidro Hernandez, Laurel Hoppis, Viviana Horta, Kelsy Jackson, Jessee Jimenez, Alba Lazcon, Tanner Mangum, Carlos Medina, Eric Melgar, Lilliana Mendoza, Kayla Menefee-Dall. Logan Newcomb, ...
Saving class size reduction is a dead issue. It's been buried under an avalanche of May cutbacks in state funding that swelled the deficit for Manteca Unified 2009-10 school years to $32,775,000. There are parents who are still pushing hard to keep lower class sizes even though the writing is on the wall with 209 teachers getting final layoff notices and more cuts dictated by new state decisions on how much Manteca Unified will share ...
RIPON – The Ripon High Class of 2009 was known for its occasional pranks. That's according to salutatorian Ashley McCoy, who made reference about the Chrysler LeBaron spray-painted in bright green, including tires, and featuring the signatures of her classmates. The sedan – in tow and parked directly in front of the gymnasium – greeted friends, family and special guests attending Wednesday's commencement ceremony held in Stouffer Field. "(As a prank) the green car with ...
As part of Operation Military Support, Lathrop High School's Ross Downum, who is involved in the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corp., had an opportunity to accompany three World War II Veterans to McClellan Air Force Base to the Freedom Flight Air Show.
When William Hollingsworth gets together with his friends, they do the same things normal high school kids do.
Severely deteriorating pavements at two high school and one elementary school campuses in the Manteca Unified School District are presenting health and safety risks.
Alex Orr, Sierra High School's Class of 2013 valedictorian, has his heart set on a career in the music industry. To get there, he plans to pursue a degree in applied computer science at the University of California, San Diego where he will start his college studies in the fall.
Samantha Shepard's ceramic "Autism Awareness" won Best in Category at the 2013 Manteca Unified School District's Best of the Best Art Show and Sale.
MODESTO – Raul Mora lacks any formal training and admits to having two left feet.
The "Every 15 Minutes" scenario depicting the consequences of drinking and driving, as it relates to high school graduations, played out once again as a stark warning in the Manteca High School athletic field before the upper class students of four area schools.
When it comes to art, Madeleine Romero is as sharp as a tack.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints invites the community to attend the Crystal Apple Awards on Friday, May 3, at 7 p.m. at the Northland Chapel, 6060 Northland Ave., in Manteca. The event will recognize and honor the outstanding educators in the various high schools in Ripon, Tracy and Manteca.
LATHROP - A pent-up demand for charter schools means the South County's newest public elementary campus - River Islands Technology Academy - will open in August with a waiting list of students trying to get into kindergarten through fourth grade classes.
Amanda Christensen is in an enviable position. The Manteca High School's Class of 2013 co-salutatorian already has her heart set on studying cognitive neuroscience in college. But she is facing a difficult, albeit, a happy dilemma – whether to attend University of California, Los Angeles or New York University.
Manteca High is the green school.
A child's second birthday, for many, is a big to-do for the little one's family and friends.
Airenne Curry of Manteca was presented the Rev. P. Lauritz and Alpha Mork Scholarship award during Honors Day at Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa. The annual event was held April 3 in Waldorf's Atrium.
Lathrop High Principal Mike Horwood was raised in a non-English speaking, single-parent household.
Behind many a successful student is a teacher who inspired them to spread their wings and reach for the stars to achieve their penultimate dream.