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Two trustees trying to remove administrator?

An administrator at a high school in the Manteca Unified School District will remain in his position following a Board of Trustees vote in closed session on Tuesday.

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Posted: jan. 30, 2015 1:15 a.m. | | Two trustees trying to remove administrator? Comments 0 Comments

Did trustee cyber-bully WR parent?

As a Weston Ranch parent Alison Ordner was stunned when she believed was slandered, threatened and cyber-bullied when she tried to raise a concern. 

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Posted: jan. 29, 2015 1:51 a.m. | | Did trustee cyber-bully WR parent? Comments 1 Comment

Don’t expect MUSD meetings on YouTube

If you have been looking forward to watching the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees meeting live-streamed on the Internet or on YouTube, don’t hold your breath.

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Posted: jan. 29, 2015 1:45 a.m. | | Don’t expect MUSD meetings on YouTube  Comments 1 Comment

Got questions? District vows to answer

Parents and other individuals with concerns and questions about the distribution of 23,000 computers to students in Manteca Unified can look forward to Friday when district officials will start doling out answers and explanations.

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 1:09 a.m. | | Got questions? District vows to answer Comments 4 Comments

Were postings by school worker racist?

When is a personal Facebook page no longer personal?

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Posted: jan. 28, 2015 1:06 a.m. | | Were postings by school worker racist? Comments 0 Comments

Workshop for undocumented immigrants

MODESTO – The Associated Students of Modesto Junior College (ASMJC) is teaming up with Students United Reaching for Equality (SURE) and Modesto Junior College’s International Student Program to host a workshop for undocumented immigrants who dream of achieving a college education. 

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 10:02 p.m. | | Workshop for undocumented immigrants Comments 0 Comments

GECAC offering scholarships

Give Every Child a Chance (GECAC) is once again offering the Service Challenge Scholarship.

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Give Every Child a Chance bowl-a-thon set for Feb. 28

The Give Every Child a Chance (GECAC) Antone E. Raymus, 16th Annual Bowl-A-Thon takes place Saturday, Feb. 28.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 10:02 p.m. | | Give Every Child a Chance bowl-a-thon set for Feb. 28 Comments 0 Comments

Microsoft lauds teachers for innovative learning

Tammy Brecht Dunbar and Kristen Messer were selected by Microsoft as Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts (MIE Expert) for 2015 for their excellence in using technology to help students learn and achieve more. Microsoft stated they are “visionary educators who are paving the way for their peers to share ideas, try new approaches and learn from each other.”

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Manteca Unified may live stream board meetings

With the Manteca Unified School District Going Digital, and its 23,000 students now being armed with 21st-century education tools called Panasonic 3E computers, is a televised or live streamed Board of Trustees meeting far behind?

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Posted: jan. 24, 2015 12:19 a.m. | | Manteca Unified may live stream board meetings Comments 0 Comments

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

An annual religious event celebrated by St. Anthony of Padua School on Sunday illustrates the role it has played since it opened in 1956 and its mission.

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Posted: jan. 23, 2015 1:16 a.m. | | CATHOLIC SCHOOLS Comments 0 Comments

St. Anthony teachers share Catholic education thoughts

Carolyn Cano does not consider her career choice – teaching at a Catholic school – as a job. It’s not a venue for earning money. It’s not a livelihood. It’s not an 8-5 job. It is much more than that, she said.

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Posted: jan. 23, 2015 1:08 a.m. | | St. Anthony teachers share Catholic education thoughts Comments 0 Comments

TECH ROLL OUT

Wednesday was Lincoln Elementary School’s turn for the Great Deployment.

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Lost devices not likely to cost parents

Should a Manteca Unified student lose or break a Panasonic 3E tablet away from school the odds are their family won’t end up paying for it even if they do not purchase the optional insurance at a cost of $5 a month.

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Going Digital frustrates parents

A group of parents have launched a campaign aimed at getting their concerns about the $30 million Manteca Unified Going Digital program heard and addressed by district officials. This weekend, they are deploying social media via Facebook, email, and telephone tools to get the word out and to encourage parents with similar concerns to get involved.

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iRUN

Students at Walter Woodward Elementary gathered on the steps of the school's amphitheater, donning new T-shirts.

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Individual, & collective board roles discussed

The role a Board of Trustee member plays, and how to wield that power – as an individual and as part of the whole – were among the topics discussed during a study session Tuesday conducted by two legal counsels for the Manteca Unified School District.

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Tablet distribution nears

French Camp Elementary School and Manteca High School will be the first in the district to receive the new Panasonic computers to officially launch Manteca Unified’s history-making Going Digital program.

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Posted: jan. 14, 2015 1:11 a.m. | | Tablet distribution nears Comments 2 Comments

Mousalimas sworn in as county superintendent

James Mousalimas set out to become an architect.

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Manteca Adult School accepting registrations through this Friday

These are busy days at the Manteca Adult School located at the Manteca Unified School District compound on West Louise Avenue, corner of Airport Way. The long line of people seen Friday afternoon in front of the district building complex was just one demonstration of that.

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Posted: jan. 13, 2015 1:57 a.m. | | Manteca Adult School accepting registrations through this Friday Comments 0 Comments

GROWING THEIR OWN FOOD

Students at Sierra High School’s five feeder schools enjoyed fresh home-grown vegetables for lunch on Thursday.

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Posted: jan. 09, 2015 1:10 a.m. | | GROWING THEIR OWN FOOD Comments 0 Comments

Weston Ranch cadets impress at Raiders games

The Weston Ranch JROTC is fast-becoming a fixture at Oakland Raiders home games.

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Posted: jan. 07, 2015 12:01 a.m. | | Weston Ranch cadets impress at Raiders games Comments 0 Comments

10,500 more homes for MUSD?

Manteca Unified School District is leaping into a tableful of potential challenges and history-making changes in 2015.

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Posted: jan. 03, 2015 12:36 a.m. | | 10,500 more homes for MUSD? Comments 1 Comment

21st-century tech at their fingertips

Manteca Unified School District made a digital leap in 2014 by launching the $30 million Going Digital program which puts the latest online technology on the fingertips of elementary and high school students. Armed with that technological power, the students will be better equipped to face the challenges of an increasingly challenging digital world in the work force and in their personal lives.

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Posted: dec. 30, 2014 1:15 a.m. | | 21st-century tech at their fingertips Comments 0 Comments

A primer on Going Digital

A multitude of questions have been asked about the district’s ambitious and record-setting $30 million Going Digital program. They ranged from inquiries about how the $30M price tag was spent and where all that money went, to the far-reaching impacts of the program on such school curriculum programs as the second graders’ cursive writing lessons.

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Posted: dec. 30, 2014 1:24 a.m. | | A primer on Going Digital Comments 2 Comments

MJC applies for degree program

MODESTO —Modesto Junior College submitted an application to be one of the 15 California Community Colleges to develop a baccalaureate degree pilot program. 

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Teen going to state Spelling Bee again

How do you spell tetanus? Sierra High School freshman James Quiaoit knows. It’s the word that won him the title of San Joaquin County Junior High Spelling Bee champion in the seventh-through-ninth-grade division for the school year 2014-15.

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Posted: dec. 19, 2014 1:29 a.m. | | Teen going to state Spelling Bee again Comments 0 Comments

Weston Ranch High racism?

Racial tensions that marred Weston Ranch High School nearly a decade ago appear to be cropping up again.

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Posted: dec. 17, 2014 1:04 a.m. | | Weston Ranch High racism? Comments 2 Comments

MHS tutoring center takes shape

Jennifer Rodriguez and Braulio Solis are students in the Interior Design class.

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Bucket loads of character at Golden West

Students at Golden West Elementary School may or may not be familiar with the works of Carol McCloud.

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Posted: dec. 16, 2014 1:49 a.m. | | Bucket loads of character at Golden West Comments 0 Comments

Romero new MUSD board president

Deborah Romero, loan officer with Ability Mortgage, is the new president of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees. 

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Posted: dec. 16, 2014 1:06 a.m. | | Romero new MUSD board president Comments 0 Comments

Cowell School conducts blanket drive for shelter

The sixth graders at Joshua Cowell School are working to literally send warm greetings to the residents at the Manteca HOPE Shelter. They have started a blanket drive which is their way of taking part in the global “youth empowerment” program called WE Day organized by Free the Children, a non-profit organization.

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Posted: dec. 13, 2014 1:09 a.m. | | Cowell School conducts blanket drive for shelter Comments 0 Comments

Five install four MUSD trustees

Four members of the Manteca Unified Board of Trustees were sworn in to office Tuesday night.

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Posted: dec. 10, 2014 1:16 a.m. | | Five install four MUSD  trustees Comments 0 Comments

Volunteers needed to help needy students

Love INC is a non-profit organization that dispenses hand-ups and not hand-outs. Now, it’s the one in need of a hand-up. Volunteers who can provide extra helping hands are needed to help with the additional load it is handling this Christmas.

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Posted: dec. 05, 2014 1:43 a.m. | | Volunteers needed to  help needy students Comments 0 Comments

Drain will be sworn in by math teacher

Ashley Drain, who defeated Manuel Medeiros in the November election as trustee for Area 2 in Manteca Unified, will not be sworn in by San Joaquin Superior Court Judge Tony Agbayani at the board meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 9.

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Posted: dec. 03, 2014 12:05 a.m. | | Drain will be sworn in by math teacher Comments 0 Comments

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