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.
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 following are eighth graders in the Manteca Unified School District that were promoted last week to high school.
LATHROP – Lisa Lee has a dream. The Lathrop High School's Class of 2013 salutatorian would like to see the day when diabetes will no longer be a scourge to those who have the disease.
The following are students who were among the eighth graders promoted to high school at various Manteca Unified School District campuses.
Sierra High School Class of 2013 salutatorian Rajbir Singh Sooch described high school graduation as the "entrance into the real world."
The past year at Lathrop High represented plenty of first-time achievements.
Julia Vigallon shared a quote from Dr. Seuss at Tuesday's eighth-grade promotion event at Golden West School.
About 79 eighth-grade students at Sequoia School are en route to high school.
Manteca High's co-Valedictorian Derek Benson delivered a speech that could have given professional speechwriters competition Thursday night.
Collin Scholl is an East Union High School survivor. At least, that's how he described himself in his salutatory address delivered during commencement exercises on Thursday at the Lancers' Dino Cunial stadium.
There are no limits to what one can do in life, and the secret to success is to never be discouraged.
Fifty-one students from Nile Garden School were recognized at the annual commencement exercises on Wednesday.
LATHROP – Farhat Khairzadah's list of accomplishments is impressive.
The Veritas School Class of 2013 Promotion Ceremony was a success on Wednesday evening.