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Lathrop High reaches out via social media
Lathrop High band members Luis Cortez and Curtis Kimbro performed at Back to School Night. - photo by VINCE REMBULAT/The Bulletin

Chloe Hamm is trying to get parents at Lathrop High connected.
One  way of doing that is through social media.
“Most are already on their smart phones,” said Hamm at Tuesday’s Back to School Night. “We’re here to inform them that they can go to the app store and search for MUSD.”
From there, they can have access to Facebook and the LHS website for the lunch menu or sports schedules, for example.
Her position — Hamm is also a clerical assistant at the school — was made possible by the Manteca Unified district office, according to Principal Greg Leland.
He credited Victoria Brunn, who is MUSD’s Director of Community Outreach, for the latest addition to the school staff.
“This is a great resource for parents to get information,” said Leland, who is also in a new position.
He was the assistant principal last year at LHS after a long stint at Sierra High, where was a coach and administrator.
“I’m thrilled to be leading the school,” Leland said in the outdoor staging area to those in attendance.
Back to School Night included the various clubs and sports programs — in this case, golf, water polo, wrestling, boys volleyball, basketball, and swimming — providing information to the LHS folks.
Several clubs used the Back to School function to conduct fundraisers, selling refreshments and other goodies.
Parents once again became acquainted with their student’s classes, following an abbreviated school schedule while also meeting the teachers.
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