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Manteca Unified grad ceremonies start May 20
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The Manteca Unified School District is gearing up for the graduation season.

It officially starts next week with the students of Calla High’s Class of 2010 receiving their diplomas at the First Assembly of God Church, 486 Button Ave.

The playing of the traditional tune, “Pomp and Circumstance,” starts at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 20.

The adult education sites will celebrate graduation on Friday, May 21, with the Lindbergh Educational Center and the New Vision Education Center conducting their special events at 7 o’clock.

Lindbergh’s graduation will be held at Lathrop High, 647 W. Lathrop Road, while the New Vision ceremony will take place at its Weston Ranch campus, 4726 McCuen Ave., Stockton.

Sierra High and East Union will both have graduation on Thursday, May 27, respectively, at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium and Dino Cunial Field.

Seniors at Manteca High and Weston Ranch High will receive their diplomas on Friday, May 28, beginning at 7 p.m.

The eighth-grade promotion events are as follows:

• Monday, May 24 – Sequoia at Manteca High’s Winter Gymnasium, 6 p.m.

• Tuesday, May 25 – Veritas (multi-purpose room), 6 p.m.; Neil Hafley (school court yard), 7 p.m.; Shasta (multi-purpose room), 7 p.m.

• Wednesday, May 26 – Komure (school gym), 9:30 a.m.; Lincoln (Lincoln quad / cafeteria), 9:30 a.m.; Great Valley Annex (gym), 10 a.m.;  Joshua Cowell (JC court yard), 5:30 p.m.; Golden West (multi-purpose room), 6 p.m.;  New Haven (Crossroads Church),  6:30 p.m.; Brock Elliott (Sierra gym), 7 p.m.; French Camp (Mossdale), 7 p.m.; McParland (McParland court yard), 7 p.m.; Stella Brockman (multi-purpose room), 7 p.m.; Joseph Widmer (multi-purpose room), 7 p.m.; Woodward (outdoor grass area), 7 p.m.; Nile Garden (Nile Garden court yard), 7:30 p.m.

• Thursday, May 27 – Lathrop Elementary School (Lathrop School court yard), 10 a.m.; Mossdale (multi-purpose room), 7 p.m.

For more information, call the school site or the district office at (209) 825-3200 or log on to