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be.tech 1st responders ribbon cutting is set

The third of Manteca Unified’s three vocational academy programs, be.first, will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new facilities on the district campus.

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Posted: oct. 29, 2014 12:59 a.m. | | be.tech 1st responders ribbon cutting is set Comments 0 Comments

Trustee Teicheira: A face of courage

Nancy Teicheira is someone who doesn’t get fazed easily. Time after time, she has shown that she is made of stern stuff – as a farmer, as a wife and mother, as a cancer survivor, and soon-to-be a four-term member of the Manteca Unified School District Board of Trustees.

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Posted: oct. 21, 2014 2:40 a.m. | | Trustee Teicheira: A face of courage Comments 0 Comments

School board tiff over cell phone use

A member of the Manteca Unified School District Board of Trustees is considering filing a complaint to the San Joaquin County Grand Jury over “possible” Brown Act violations involving Trustee Sam Fant.

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Posted: oct. 18, 2014 1:11 a.m. | | School board tiff over cell phone use Comments 0 Comments

Going Digital info sessions for families

Manteca Unified staff and families of students in the school district are invited and encouraged to attend information sessions to become familiarized with the technology involved in launching the $30 million Going Digital project. The program will equip all 23,000+ students in the district, from elementary to high school, with a computer laptop to use at school and at home, to get them prepared and ready for the challenges of 21st-century education.

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Posted: oct. 13, 2014 1:23 a.m. | | Going Digital info sessions for families Comments 0 Comments

Mendola is Lathrop’s first college athlete

Desiree Mendola was shocked and surprised to discover that she’s the first student athlete at Lathrop High to sign a letter of intent to play college sports.

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Posted: oct. 11, 2014 1:07 a.m. | | Mendola is Lathrop’s first college athlete Comments 0 Comments

EU grad running against board veteran

Ashley Drain has worked with youth since her days at East Union High School. But her “passion for teen-agers kicked in” when she was in college.

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Posted: oct. 10, 2014 1:30 a.m. | | EU grad running against board veteran Comments 0 Comments

Scholl seeks 2nd term

Don Scholl, the current president of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees, is seeking another four-year term in the November 4 elections.

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Posted: oct. 08, 2014 1:32 a.m. | | Scholl seeks 2nd term Comments 0 Comments

Manteca High goes to block scheduling in August of 2015

It’s official. Manteca High School will be on block scheduling starting the 2015-2016 school year.

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Posted: oct. 08, 2014 1:31 a.m. | | Manteca High goes to block scheduling in August of 2015 Comments 0 Comments

Manteca High may switch to block scheduling

Manteca Unified School District could expand its block schedule model to include Manteca High beginning in the school year 2015-2016.

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Posted: oct. 07, 2014 1:32 a.m. | | Manteca High may switch to block scheduling  Comments 0 Comments

‘Iron Mike’ at East Union

And on this side of town, shaped by a lifetime of hard lessons, former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.

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Posted: oct. 03, 2014 1:22 a.m. | | ‘Iron Mike’ at East Union Comments 0 Comments

Manteca Unified taps reserves to cover $9 million budget shortfall

Manteca Unified School District is dipping into reserves to cover a $9 million shortfall due to the state not covering the tab for home-to-school transportation and special education.

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Posted: oct. 01, 2014 1:21 a.m. | | Manteca Unified taps reserves to cover $9 million budget shortfall Comments 0 Comments

Moore secures 6th school board term

Evelyn Moore is going for 24. She is reaching the tail end of her fifth term as Manteca Unified School District Trustee representing Area 5. And she will be adding four more years to her 20-year tenure, starting right after the Nov. 4 elections. 

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Posted: sep. 30, 2014 1:14 a.m. | | Moore secures 6th school board term Comments 1 Comment

First adult earns diploma in new program

TRACY – Amanda Spencer never thought she would see the day she would earn her high school diploma after leaving an area high school in 2010. That changed on Monday when the Lodi resident was awarded a diploma from Delta Charter Online, a new Tracy-based charter school authorized by New Jerusalem Elementary School District. 

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80% plus pass exit exams in Manteca Unified on initial try

Manteca Unified 10th graders who took the 2014 California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) in March showed “slightly higher passing rates” in both English Language Arts and Math when compared to the overall San Joaquin County and state passing rates.

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Posted: sep. 27, 2014 12:43 a.m. | | 80% plus pass exit exams in Manteca Unified on initial try Comments 1 Comment

Sierra High Hall of Fame nominations sought

Nominations are being sought for the 2014 Sierra High School Hall of Fame. Deadline for submissions is midnight on Friday, Oct. 3, with the selections to be announced three days later.

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Posted: sep. 24, 2014 1:10 a.m. | | Sierra High Hall of Fame nominations sought  Comments 0 Comments

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