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Board picking replacement trustee tonight

The Manteca Unified Board of Education will formally interview the five candidates for the vacant Area 6 position tonight when they convene. 

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Posted: jun. 23, 2015 1:48 a.m. | | Board picking replacement trustee tonight Comments 0 Comments

AgFest ends with successful livestock auction at fairgrounds

Cassidy Smith grew up wanting to raise a cow.

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Posted: jun. 23, 2015 1:42 a.m. | | AgFest ends with successful livestock auction at fairgrounds Comments 0 Comments

Manteca 4H members shine during AgFest

They’re part of the largest positive youth development and mentoring organizations in the U.S.

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Posted: jun. 20, 2015 1:33 a.m. | | Manteca 4H members shine during AgFest Comments 0 Comments

Kyle Bean impressive in 1st year of swine showing

All good things must pass.

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Posted: jun. 20, 2015 1:29 a.m. | | Kyle Bean impressive in 1st year of swine showing Comments 0 Comments

AgFest livestock auction taking place this Saturday

The San Joaquin AgFest Junior Show and Auction is in its second year.

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Posted: jun. 19, 2015 1:20 a.m. | | AgFest livestock auction taking place this Saturday Comments 0 Comments

Court dates set for Bronson & Drain

Former Manteca Unified Trustee Alexander Bronson won’t have to appear in court again to face election fraud charges until August. 

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Posted: jun. 18, 2015 12:55 a.m. | | Court dates set for Bronson & Drain Comments 0 Comments

Teens getting ready to sell their livestock

It wasn’t quite time to send the pigs out to market.

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Posted: jun. 18, 2015 12:53 a.m. | | Teens getting ready to sell their livestock Comments 0 Comments

Want to be the Area 6 board member?

The basic requirements for those interested in applying to serve Area 6 on the Manteca Unified School District board are fairly simple.

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Posted: jun. 13, 2015 1:17 a.m. | | Want to be the Area 6 board member? Comments 0 Comments

Bronson’s preliminary hearing set for Aug. 5

Former Manteca Unified School District trustee Alexander Bronson, 22, was represented by his attorney at a continued court hearing in Superior Court on Wednesday.

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Posted: jun. 12, 2015 1:06 a.m. | | Bronson’s preliminary hearing set for Aug. 5 Comments 0 Comments

Golden West, Shasta getting makeovers

If by chance there is a lockdown or some other emergency in 2017 at Golden West School, teachers will immediately know exactly what is going on.

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Posted: jun. 09, 2015 1:45 a.m. | | Golden West, Shasta getting makeovers Comments 0 Comments

Ten hut! Military academy coming

A military-style academy run by the National Guard and aimed at giving at-risk youths a chance of redemption will move ahead as planned at Sharpe Army Depot. 

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Posted: jun. 06, 2015 1:19 a.m. | | Ten hut! Military academy coming Comments 0 Comments

Lincoln School will front Powers Ave.

Lincoln School — one of the oldest elementary campuses in the Manteca Unified School District — is about to get an $11.9 million makeover.

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Posted: jun. 06, 2015 1:09 a.m. | | Lincoln School will front Powers Ave. Comments 0 Comments

Messer: Staff followed rules dealing with trustees

Manteca Unified School District Superintendent Jason Messer disagrees with the San Joaquin County Grand Jury’s finding that the administrative staff didn’t follow proper procedures when dealing with board member Sam Fant.

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Posted: jun. 05, 2015 1:19 a.m. | | Messer: Staff followed  rules dealing with trustees Comments 1 Comment

Park View celebrates graduation

Fifty-six students graduated Thursday night from Park View Elementary School in Ripon – 37 of whom were on the honor roll all year.

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Posted: jun. 02, 2015 1:36 a.m. | | Park View celebrates graduation Comments 0 Comments

Manteca High seniors ‘slay the dragon’

In Ender’s game, it’s all about slaying the dragon. 

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Posted: may. 30, 2015 1:52 a.m. | | Manteca High  seniors ‘slay the dragon’ Comments 0 Comments

Team work celebrated during EU graduation

Marina Flores, Marissa King and Alexandria Scott displayed camaraderie Friday by sharing time together to address those attending East Union High’s commencement exercises.

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Posted: may. 30, 2015 1:49 a.m. | | Team work celebrated during EU graduation Comments 0 Comments

EDUCATION MILESTONE

Cyrus Hunter chatted with his friends as he waited to enter the Stella Brockman multipurpose room Wednesday night. 

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Posted: may. 28, 2015 2:34 a.m. | | EDUCATION MILESTONE Comments 0 Comments

Lincoln promotes 52 to high school

What does it mean to be a Lincoln Raider?

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Posted: may. 28, 2015 2:32 a.m. | | Lincoln promotes 52 to high school Comments 0 Comments

Hardy, Tapia lead New Haven eighth graders into high school

New Haven Elementary School Principal David O’Leary called Wednesday’s promotion exercise another phase for 61 of his eighth graders.

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Posted: may. 28, 2015 2:30 a.m. | | Hardy, Tapia lead New Haven eighth graders into high school Comments 0 Comments

Mossdale promotes 132 8th graders to high school

Some 132 eighth-grade students at Mossdale Elementary School took that next step on Tuesday.

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Posted: may. 28, 2015 2:29 a.m. | | Mossdale promotes 132 8th graders to high school Comments 0 Comments

Eight share valedictorian honors for Widmer class

If one valedictorian’s speech summarizes the nature of a promoting class, then those that spoke Wednesday night at the Joseph Widmer ceremony had it down to a science. 

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Posted: may. 28, 2015 2:27 a.m. | | Eight share valedictorian honors for Widmer class Comments 0 Comments

Golden West School promotes 77 8th graders to high school

Summer Reed made sure that her nails were perfect while the rest of her class buzzed around the room with anticipation. 

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Posted: may. 28, 2015 2:26 a.m. | | Golden West School promotes 77 8th graders to high school Comments 0 Comments

Veritas conducts 10th annual 8th grade promotion ceremony

Persabel Tecle looked at Tuesday’s ceremony at Veritas Elementary School for eighth-grade students as more than just a promotion.

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Posted: may. 28, 2015 2:25 a.m. | | Veritas conducts 10th annual 8th grade promotion ceremony Comments 0 Comments

Manteca High class sporting co-valedictorians

Ryan Ender and Mahir Pepic are both UCLA-bound.

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Posted: may. 26, 2015 1:54 a.m. | | Manteca High class sporting  co-valedictorians Comments 1 Comment

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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Posted: may. 23, 2015 1:01 a.m. | | be.tech career academies graduate their second class Comments 0 Comments

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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Posted: may. 22, 2015 10:15 p.m. | | MJC nursing program marks 50th year Comments 0 Comments

Growth splits graduating 8th graders

Growth is tearing apart 8th grade classes this month.

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Posted: may. 21, 2015 1:31 a.m. | | Growth splits graduating 8th graders Comments 1 Comment

LHS student president among speakers

Mauricio Torres is enjoying his final days at Lathrop High.

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Posted: may. 21, 2015 1:30 a.m. | | LHS student president among speakers Comments 0 Comments

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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Posted: may. 19, 2015 1:43 a.m. | | 3 percent of students are migrants Comments 0 Comments

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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Posted: may. 19, 2015 1:42 a.m. | | be.tech starts string of MUSD graduations Comments 0 Comments

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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Posted: may. 16, 2015 1:23 a.m. | | SIMPLY MEDIEVAL Comments 0 Comments

Woodward parents dispute racism charges

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

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Posted: may. 16, 2015 1:23 a.m. | | Woodward parents dispute racism charges Comments 6 Comments

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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Posted: may. 14, 2015 1:41 a.m. | | Bronson, Drain being booked on Saturday Comments 0 Comments

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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Posted: may. 14, 2015 1:07 a.m. | | Great Valley Writing Camps now enrolling for this summer Comments 0 Comments

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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Posted: may. 09, 2015 12:50 a.m. | | GRADUATING PRESCHOOL Comments 0 Comments

Pre Show Saturday at MUSD farm

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

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Posted: may. 08, 2015 1:09 a.m. | | Pre Show Saturday at MUSD farm Comments 0 Comments

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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Posted: may. 07, 2015 12:43 a.m. | | Enrollment starting for  six be.tech career paths Comments 0 Comments

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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Posted: may. 05, 2015 10:17 a.m. | | Denham will present Sierra’s Cardoza with Congressional award Comments 0 Comments

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