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Manteca High focusing on writing today
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Manteca High School teachers, students, and administration staff are doing the “write” thing today.

As part of the annual Day of the Writer event on campus, students along with their teachers and school administrators will spend part of their day writing.

Every teacher will devote at least 10 minutes of class time to a specific writing activity. Some of the writing activities and the classes that will be tackling them include Two Voice Poem (for the Science classes), Six Room Poem (Foreign Language), Advice Column (Physical Education), and Found Poem/Visual Writing (elective classes).

The students in Mrs. Mindie Dolson’s art class will do an encore of the writing activity that they did last year – chalk-art poems.

In conjunction with the Day of the Writer event, Manteca High is conducting the third annual writing contest.

“The entries for this contest will be the writing that the students and staff are doing in each class,” explained Buffalo staff Nina Horton. One winner from each writing activity will be selected, she said.

Student entries must be submitted by November 2. The winners will be announced during the tutorial period on Wednesday, November 9.

In charge of the Day of the Writer is Sarah Haskett who is helping Elyce Sylva who is on maternity leave.

The Day of the Writer is just part of this busy week at Manteca High which is also celebrating Red Ribbon Week at the same time with different activities on tap. On Tuesday, for example, students decorated a school fence with an anti-drug slogan message.