Susan Sanders, principal at Mossdale School, made a promise to the Class of 2009. "If you invite me to your college graduation – I'll be there," she said at Tuesday's first-ever commencement ceremony held in the multi-purpose facility. Some 67 eighth-grade students received their promotion certificate, clearing the way for high school. Many here will be attending Lathrop High in the fall. For Sanders, this group established the standards for others to follow for years ...
The 98 graduates making up the Class of 2009 at Brock Elliott School received their diplomas Tuesday evening under the watchful eyes of the Timberwolves, Sierra High School's mascot.
Gurwinder Kaur and Charleigh Nygaard have been friends since their sophomore year at Manteca High.
Students at George McParland School showcased their random acts of kindness on Friday. As part of their commitment to Rachel's Challenge – the national program is the legacy of Rachel Joy Scott, the 17-year-old Columbine High student who was the first victim of the April 20, 1999 massacre – they jotted down those good deeds on cards for the past seven months, in turn, creating a link that stretched from the main site on Northgate ...
Mossdale School in Lathrop conducted its first Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) graduation on Friday.
The road to a high school diploma didn't come easy for Andrew Ramos. An impoverished childhood ended with him living in a homeless shelter in South Stockton. He was left to find his own way in one of the town's worst neighborhoods amidst thieves, felons, and drug addicts. But he was determined to become more than just a statistic or one of the people he saw on the streets on a daily basis. Friday evening, ...
Madison Taylor and Marena Rankin have known each other since they were fifth-grade students at Brock Elliott School.
Tonya Mauldin knows tough times. As a third-grade student, she was diagnosed with dyslexia, an impairment of ability to read. But that learning disability was the least of Mauldin's problems. She was homeless for three years, bouncing back not too long ago to earn her high school diploma Friday from Lindbergh Educational Center. "It's been a long road for me," said Maudlin, who was the recipient of both the Lindbergh Faculty Scholarship and the Manteca ...
Gurwinder Kaur earned valedictorian honors for the Manteca High Class of 2009 while Charleigh Nygaard is the salutatorian.
WESTON RANCH - About 10 months ago, a group of 18 youngsters embarked on a learning project. Little did they know that project would evolve into a small business.
LATHROP – School buses and parents driving their children to Lathrop High School could start dropping off the students to the front entrance instead of in the back of the campus when school starts in the fall.
How many random acts of kindness take place in any given day? And how many of them get noticed at all?
Vince Lopez managed to stay in character at Living History Day at McParland School. On Tuesday, the eighth-grade student was rock music pioneer Ritchie Valen, who, at 17, died tragically in a plane crash some 50 years ago. "I was a genius when I wrote (the song) 'Donna,'" Lopez said. All told, 124 students at the school were involved in the exercise fulfilling the writing assessment necessary for eighth-grade promotion. "Living History is a major ...
Fourteen teachers – representing 368 years of service – were retired in a light-hearted roast Friday night at Modesto's SOS Club.
Jason Messer isn't getting too caught up in the 2008 base Academic Performance Index figures released last Thursday by the state Department of Education.
It was hard to tell which shone brighter. The shimmering afternoon sun fanned by gentle breezes, or the seemingly never-ending smile on the face of Va Perez.
Stella Brockman Elementary School sent some 115 eighth graders to high school Wednesday night with 16 of them having 4.0 grade point averages for every trimester during the year.
Hunter Leonard knew that his tie was straight.
LATHROP – Chase Hayes summed up his excitement in a single motion.