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Calla High grads overcome adversity

Calla High graduation on Friday had its fair share of memories.

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Posted: may. 23, 2015 1:27 a.m. | | Calla High grads overcome adversity Comments 0 Comments

be.tech career academies graduate their second class

Larissa Castillo learned through be.tech that procrastination really doesn’t work.

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MJC nursing program marks 50th year

MODESTO – It has been 50 years since the first class of nursing students completed their two year Associate Degree Nursing Program (ADN) at Modesto Junior College.

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Growth splits graduating 8th graders

Growth is tearing apart 8th grade classes this month.

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LHS student president among speakers

Mauricio Torres is enjoying his final days at Lathrop High.

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IN KAHOOT!

Sometime over the weekend Alec Alegre felt like drawing a picture of Goofy that he could slip behind the plastic cover of his binder. 

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Posted: may. 19, 2015 1:44 a.m. | | IN KAHOOT! Comments 0 Comments

3 percent of students are migrants

“Summer” vacation for 600 plus Manteca Unified students starts in mid-December and ends in mid-March.

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be.tech starts string of MUSD graduations

The season for Pomp and Circumstance at Manteca Unified School District will kick off on Thursday, May 21.

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SIMPLY MEDIEVAL

Thunderous cheers filled the air Friday noon as Nile Garden School seventh grade students opened their 20th Celtic Faire in the school’s courtyard with the blessing of their history teacher “King Lewis” after he was pulled into the heart of the activities by a pair of bards.

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Woodward parents dispute racism charges

Douglas and Antoinette Carraway experienced racism at Walter Woodward Elementary School. 

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Meeting ruckus: Political lynching?

There were plenty of things said during the discussion about whether Manteca Unified School Board Trustee Sam Fant should face censure for his behavior surrounding a set of personal Facebook pictures of a district employee that took the air out of the room Thursday night. 

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Posted: may. 15, 2015 1:23 a.m. | | Meeting ruckus: Political lynching?  Comments 4 Comments

Election or appointment?

Filling the seat vacated by Alexander Bronson could be the first time area-only elections are conducted in the Manteca Unified School District.

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Posted: may. 14, 2015 1:47 a.m. | | Election or appointment? Comments 0 Comments

Bronson, Drain being booked on Saturday

Both of the Manteca Unified school board members who were charged last month with a host of felonies stemming from a voter fraud inquiry into registering to vote to run for trustee positions they were not legally entitled were notified days in advance by the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office that the charges were coming. 

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Great Valley Writing Camps now enrolling for this summer

This summer, Great Valley Writing Project at CSU Stanislaus will offer academic writing camps for K-12 students in Manteca, Ripon, and Tracy. Since 2005, these programs have been advertised as “GVWP Writing & Technology Workshops,” but they recently changed their title to “Great Valley Writing Camps.”

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Sam Fant facing censure from fellow trustees

Facebook could be getting another Manteca Unified School District board member in trouble.

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Posted: may. 12, 2015 2:00 a.m. | | Sam Fant facing censure from fellow trustees Comments 2 Comments

GRADUATING PRESCHOOL

Claudette Alves chased her students through the bark, around the bars and up the flight of stairs that lead to the slides.

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Pre Show Saturday at MUSD farm

The San Joaquin AgFest Junior Show and Auction is scheduled next month.

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Reduced rates for early Great Valley Writing Camp sign-up

Great Valley Writing Project at CSU Stanislaus will offer summer writing programs in Manteca, Ripon, and Tracy for students who are currently enrolled in grades K-12. Enrollment is open to the public.

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Posted: may. 07, 2015 12:43 a.m. | | Reduced rates for early Great Valley Writing Camp sign-up Comments 0 Comments

Enrollment starting for six be.tech career paths

Manteca Unified high school students and their parents now have expanded choices.

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Denham will present Sierra’s Cardoza with Congressional award

It’s been a banner week for Sierra High senior Riley Cardoza – and it’s only Tuesday.

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THE FITTEST

Nick Hobby and Richard Boyd have been the flame and fuse in the CrossFit explosion in South San Joaquin County.

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He’s never missed a day during 13 years

Ryan Shaw hasn’t missed a day of school in 13 years.

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Planet Party Day for 2,000 sixth graders

It was party day Thursday for some 2,000 Manteca Unified School District sixth graders.

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b.successful

The Manteca Police Chief Foundation awarded $2,600 in scholarships to Manteca Unified b.tech Academy students enrolled in Culinary Arts, First Responders and Industrial Arts.

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Cougars AD taking Oakdale High job

Weston Ranch athletic director Pat King announced Tuesday that he has accepted a new job with Oakdale High School after 15 years with the Manteca Unified School District.

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Posted: apr. 30, 2015 1:41 a.m. | | Cougars AD taking Oakdale High job Comments 0 Comments

Manteca rolls out video game design academy

What is the be.next Video Game Design and Digital Art Academy?

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Posted: apr. 28, 2015 1:06 a.m. | | Manteca rolls out video game design academy Comments 0 Comments

EU JROTC first at Fresno State

The East Union High Lancer Battalion JROTC Adventure entered a Fresno State competition with six other high schools. It was Fresno State ROTC’s first Annual Raider Challenge.

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A bad decision in 1.8 seconds

Lives are changed dramatically in every fatal drinking and driving crash.

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100% California grown meals

Benjamin Alejandre pronounced the chicken burrito he was eating for lunch “pretty good.”

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Posted: apr. 24, 2015 1:39 a.m. | | 100% California grown meals Comments 0 Comments

EVERY 15 MINUTES

The death of a friend and major injuries suffered by others as they walked along East Highway 120 from a bonfire last year were fresh on the minds of many students as they watched this year’s Every 15 Minutes at the Manteca High stadium

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Posted: apr. 24, 2015 1:38 a.m. | | EVERY 15 MINUTES Comments 1 Comment

Offer keeps MUSD teachers best paid in San Joaquin County

Manteca Unified teachers will continue to be better paid than their counterparts in Stockton Unified — and most teachers in San Joaquin County — under the latest compensation offer made by the district.

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Posted: apr. 24, 2015 1:37 a.m. | | Offer keeps MUSD teachers best paid in San Joaquin County Comments 1 Comment

Manteca Unified, 41 other school districts serve ‘California’ lunches

The program is a collaborative effort between the Center for Ecoliteracy and 42 school districts in the Golden State including Manteca Unified. All together, the school districts serve more than 250 million meals a year.

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Posted: apr. 24, 2015 1:33 a.m. | | Manteca Unified, 41 other school districts serve ‘California’ lunches Comments 0 Comments

Sycamores inspire Calla High art students

The old sycamore trees in the parking lot of Calla High School are counting their days. They need to come down because their roots are getting into the pipes in the boys’ bathroom. There is no definite date set for their removal.

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Posted: apr. 18, 2015 12:54 a.m. | | Sycamores inspire Calla High art students Comments 0 Comments

Lincoln spring boutique today

Lincoln Elementary School will play host to more than 30 vendors today for its Spring Boutique.

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Neophyte EU artist wins Best of Show

East Union High senior Alexis Evans’ artistic talents stood out so much her impressed teachers awarded her ceramic sculpture Best of Show at this year’s annual Evening of the Arts.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2015 1:23 a.m. | | Neophyte EU artist wins Best of Show  Comments 0 Comments

Messer gets 6th year as superintendent

Manteca Unified School District Superintendent Jason Messer’s contract has been extended another year by the Board of Trustees.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2015 1:18 a.m. | | Messer gets 6th year as superintendent Comments 0 Comments

MUSD Planet Day sponsors needed for April 30 event

The annual Planet Party Day held the Manteca Unified School District office grounds is now in its sixth year, thanks to the many sponsors that have made this educational event a success that it is today.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2015 1:13 a.m. | | MUSD Planet Day sponsors needed for April 30 event Comments 0 Comments

THE GAMES BEGIN

The story of one particular ancient civilization is no longer all Greek to the George McParland School sixth-graders.

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Posted: apr. 15, 2015 12:46 a.m. | | THE GAMES BEGIN Comments 0 Comments

Trustees Drain, Bronson asked to step down

Resign voluntarily or get recalled.

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Delta College dedicating new Horticulture Center

STOCKTON — Delta College celebrates its new state-of-the-art Horticulture Center with a dedication on Tuesday, April 14, at 1 p.m. 

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Digital library on horizon for MUSD schools

Call it switching on a high tech light bulb.

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Posted: apr. 09, 2015 1:50 a.m. | | Digital library on horizon for MUSD schools Comments 0 Comments

Lathrop High senior gets full Harvard scholarship

Melonie Vaughn of Lathrop High School could be going from Lathrop to Harvard.

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Posted: apr. 08, 2015 1:28 a.m. | | Lathrop High senior gets full Harvard scholarship Comments 0 Comments

Sierra High presenting ‘Damn Yankees’

“Damn Yankees,” the modern retelling of the Faust legend comes alive at Sierra High School. The musical comedy, which ran an impressive 1,019 performances in its original Broadway production in 1955, is being brought to life by the Advanced Theater class of Timberwolves’ drama teacher, Dianna Puett.

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Delta, New Jerusalem set kindergarten registration

In preparation for the 2015-2016 school year, New Jerusalem Elementary School and three Delta Charter Schools are accepting applications for kindergarten beginning Thursday, April 16, 9 a.m., in the school office located at 31400 S. Koster Road, Tracy. 

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Posted: apr. 07, 2015 12:49 a.m. | | Delta, New Jerusalem set kindergarten registration Comments 0 Comments

Manteca High displays artistic talent

Hundreds of Manteca High students put their best feet forward, aesthetically speaking, Wednesday night for the annual springtime Day of the Arts.

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Teachers ask for return of salary cuts

A salary raise for Manteca Unified teachers is long overdue, said Ken Johnson, the president of the Manteca Educators Association which is in the midst of continuing salary negotiations with the school district.

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Posted: apr. 01, 2015 1:18 a.m. | | Teachers ask for return of salary cuts Comments 0 Comments

District uses ‘impartial salary study’ as basis for teachers’ salary talks

During continuing teachers’ salary negotiations, the specifics of behind-doors talks with representatives of the Manteca Educators Association are strictly confidential, Manteca Unified Deputy Superintendent Clark Burke said, explaining why he could not answer questions about statements made by the union members.

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Buffalo band, choir to entertain during art show

The arts will be in full force all over the campus at Manteca High School Wednesday evening, and the public is invited to enjoy all two hours of the entertainment with free admission.

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Special ed teacher back in classroom

Leo Bennett-Cauchon, the special education teacher who has been on leave of absence with pay since Feb. 3 due to a complaint about inappropriately touching a student, is back to his teaching job.

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Helping homeless succeed

The kid was being disruptive

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