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.
May is a significant month to every seventh grader at Nile Garden School. That's when the campus courtyard undergoes a dramatic transformation and the students led by their history teacher are transported back to medieval times.
Manteca Unified School District could be faced with having to make additional cuts somewhere between $5 million to $23 million based on Tuesday's special election results.
Graduating East Union High seniors were awarded scholarships in excess of $2 million in overall value during the East Union High Senior Awards Night on Monday.
The annual East Union High Art Show consisted of the best work of students involved in the advanced and introduction to art classes, ceramics, digital photography and computer animation, to name a few.
At last Tuesday's Manteca Unified school board meeting, Darra Sao was the toast of New Vision Educational Center in Weston Ranch.
Farm Day at Shasta School started off some 10 years ago on a much smaller scale. The annual event has grown ever since, offering an array of presenters from the agriculture community. "The key to our success has been organization," said coordinator Debbie Wilson. She and Rosemarie Craighead also credited Principal Rick Mello, who recently passed away. "He gave us his support and free reign," Wilson said on Friday. The new Farm Day attractions included ...
FRENCH CAMP – State Sen. Lois Wolk is no stranger to Manteca Unified. Earlier this year, the representative of the Fifth Senate District – that includes Manteca, Stockton, and Tracy in San Joaquin County; Suisun City, Fairfield, Dixon and Vacaville in Solano County; Davis, West Sacramento, Winters and Woodland in Yolo County; and Walnut Grove and a portion of Elk Grove in Sacramento County – made a special visit to McParland School after being inspired ...
LATHROP – It seemed only fitting for Dr. Janey Thornton to distribute fresh-cut peaches to students at Lathrop School on Wednesday.
Leo Omlin is a regular come Farm Day. During the years, he's brought his Texas longhorn steer and llama to various agriculture-related events throughout the area, including several in Manteca Unified. "But Leo just couldn't say 'no' about coming to Mossdale School (in Lathrop)," said first-grade teacher and Farm Day organizer Sharon Silveira. "He's my neighbor." Omlin, in turn, was on hand to answer questions by students about his animals. "Of course, they've asked about ...
The Manteca Unified School District is gearing up for the upcoming graduation / promotion events.
A two-week recycling contest earned Lincoln School students $375. The City of Manteca's recycling division worked in conjunction with the school staff. Students were instructed to bring in plastic bottles and aluminum cans for the two weeks. The contest was between primary grades (kindergarten through third grade) and intermediate grades (fourth through eighth grade). The city took the cans and bottles to the recycling center on Moffat Boulevard and met Tony Barros the head ...
It takes work to apply for college scholarships.
St. Anthony of Padua School's graduating class of 2013 will be led by four valedictorians – Jordan Barajas, Zachary Hansen, Joseph Poncini, and Monica Yalung. The eighth graders' class salutatorian is Joelle Hylton.
Collin Scholl, East Union High School's Class of 2013 salutatorian, is headed to California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo – also known as Cal Poly San Luis Obispo – this fall.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Former Penn State President Graham Spanier became the highest paid public college president of 2011-12 when he was forced out over his handling of the sex abuse scandal involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, according to a survey released Sunday.
Eighth grader Aubreyanna White enjoyed last year's Medieval Faire at Nile Garden School so much she came to the annual event on Friday wearing the same costume she wore last year when her class put on the show.
The Manteca Unified Board of Trustees on Tuesday night approved the allocation of $700,000 from Measure M funds to repair severely deteriorating pavements at East Union High School this summer.
The pristine MUVA Culinary Arts Academy opened its doors to curious juniors from area high schools Tuesday morning with student chefs proudly showing them their accomplishments in their stainless steel kitchen, classroom and small café that will soon be open to the public.
What to do with the empty Lindbergh School building, the brick facility that used to house the Manteca Adult School, some of Manteca Unified ROP classes and other programs, is an issue that will be rehashed for the next several months and, perhaps, for the next few years by the district Board of Education.
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.