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Buffs ready for Back to School night, rally
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Bulletin staff reports

Manteca High is opening  its doors to parents and family members.

“Back to School” night will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 4.

The itinerary has been moved up in the day, beginning with a social at 5:30 p.m. There, parents and students alike can gather information on clubs, many of which will be providing food and drink.

The guests will be entertained by the Manteca High band and choir. The cheer squads will also perform.

At 6:15, parents and family members will follow their student through his/her classroom schedule,  meeting their teachers and learning a little about the curriculum.

There is no time for individual assessments and concerns, according to a release from the school.

The schedule for class visits:

• First period, 6:15-6:25

• Second period, 6:30-6:40

• Third period, 6:45-6:55

• Fourth period, 7-7:10

• Sixth period, 7:15-7:25

• Seventh period, 7:30-7:40

• Eighth period, 7:45-7:55.

(Editor’s note: Fifth period meets only three times a week and it’s an opportunity for kids to make up homework, quizzes and study.)

For more information, contact coordinator Sarah Fox at

Green & White Scrimmage

Are you ready for some football?

The Manteca High football program will host its Green and White Scrimmage on Saturday at Guss Schmiedt Field. The Buffaloes will host Atwater High and Ripon High in an all-levels jamboree.

The lower levels begin at 10 a.m., with varsity competition scheduled for 11 a.m.

The cost is $3 for adults and $1 for students.

For more information, contact varsity head coach Eric Reis at

Ripon competes in the Trans-Valley League and is coming off a historic season last fall. The Indians won their first 11 games, hoisted the TVL trophy and reached the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs. The season was stopped by eventual state champion Central Catholic, currently ranked No. 6 in the nation by MaxPreps.

Atwater went 6-5 and 2-3 in Central California Conference play last fall. The Falcons reached the postseason but were picked apart by Folsom and heralded quarterback Jake Browning, 59-12.

The Buffaloes were knocked out in the first round of the section playoffs for the fourth consecutive year after absorbing a 30-21 loss to Inderkum. Manteca was 6-5 overall, but a respectable 5-2 in Valley Oak League play. The Buffaloes have reached the postseason in 10 of Reis’ 12 years at the helm.
Senior Walk-In

Senior Walk-In will be held on Friday, Sept. 6. The annual tradition feting the Buffaloes’ graduating class will kick off the school’s first rally of the year.

For more information, contact Activities Director Stephanie Hjelmstad at