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Brock Elliott fall harvest carnival today; Brockman plans benefit volleyball game
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Brock Elliott School PTA is conducting their third annual harvest festival carnival and trunk or treat today from 4 to 7 p.m. at the campus, 1110 Stonum Lane, Manteca.

There will be carnival games, haunted house, costume parade, food and Trunk or Treat. The Trunk or Treat begins at 7 p.m.

Brockman benefit volleyball game

Stella Brockman School is conducting a volleyball game pitting the staff against students on the girls and boys junior high volleyball team on Friday, Nov. 2, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the school gym to support the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.

In order to attend, adults and school aged children will be asked to donate either a new stuffed animal or $3.

Eighth grader Katherine Ray is collecting stuffed animals and taking the donations to the Oakland Children’s Hospital for the holidays. All monetary donations will be donated to the Manteca-based Second Harvest Food Bank.

Sierra High rally spotlights academics

Sierra High School will hold its spring Lobo Gold Rally on Friday, Nov. 2, at 10:25 a.m. in the school’s large gym.  Parents and community members are invited to attend. 

The rally celebrates the academic accomplishments of students who have achieved a grade-point average of 2.25 or above, with no F’s and no unsatisfactory marks in citizenship.  Students are recognized in one of three categories: Lobo Gold for students with a 4.0 grade-point average.  Lobo Silver for students with a 3.25 GPA and above or perfect attendance, and Lobo Blue for students with a 2.25 or higher GPA.  Students also receive prizes donated by local businesses.  Lobo Gold students receive engraved medals and a certificate of achievement.  Entertainment at the rally will be provided by Sierra High students.

Brockman fall festival today

Stella Brockman School is hosting its fourth annual Fall Festival today  from 6 to 8 p.m. on campus. The school is located at 763 Silverado Drive, Manteca.

Included will be 20 vendor booths for the grownups to enjoy and a costume contest for children of all ages.

This year’s judges, according to school officials, are Manteca Police Chief Nick Obligacion, Manteca Fire Chief Kirk Waters, and Manteca Unified’s Senior Director of Elementary Education Cheryl Meeker.

Tickets are $5 pre-purchased or $6 on the night of the event.

Lathrop High academic rally

Academic excellence and perfect attendance will be celebrated at Lathrop High come Nov. 2.

The inaugural Spartans GREATS assembly is scheduled for that morning beginning at 10:30 in the large gymnasium.

This black and gold event – the school’s colors – honors those students who achieved 2.25 grade point averages or better based on last spring semester.

According to teacher Judy Avila, students and staff are scheduled to perform at this assembly, where, much like Sierra High’s annual Lobo Gold Rally, prizes donated by parents, staff and community members will be awarded to students.

She added that the assembly is also open to parents and community folks.

Lathrop High is located at 657 Spartan Way.

For more information, call 209-938-6350.

MHS music workshop set for Saturday

Manteca High School will host the Mirari Brass Quartet and a chamber music workshop on Saturday, Nov. 3.

According to music instructor Anthony Dahl, this workshop is geared primarily towards high school level players. However, advanced junior high school players are welcome.

College students are invited to sit in on the workshop scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The 1 o’clock concert featuring the Mirari Brass Quartet and the student chamber groups is free and open to the public.

The workshop – included are clinics and warm-up classes on individual instruments – is $15.

For more information, contact Dahl at

Brock Elliott Day set for Nov, 9

Brock Elliott Day is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 9, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the courtyard at the school named in honor of Brock Elliott.

The campus is located at 1110 Stonum Lane, Manteca.

A 1966 graduate of Manteca High, Elliott joined the Marines and was sent to Vietnam. He was the first Mantecan killed in action.

A patriotic program and celebration is planned.

For more information, call the school at 209-858-7260 or e-mail