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.
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.
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.
Jaelyn Stock had bounced around elementary schools in the Central Valley before she found a home at Neil Hafley.
Shasta Elementary School's promotion ceremony for the 8th grade Class of 2013 began with a moment of silence.
LATHROP – The Lathrop Elementary School 8th grade class of 2013 will have plenty of inspirational words to see them through as they journey on to the next level of education at Lathrop High School.
Alvin Vang's black gown was heavier than most.
Tuesday afternoon was bittersweet for Britney Szeto.