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      News Headlines 2021-22

      Media Mentions

      • Will California Public Schools Continue Free Lunches for All?

        CAL-MATTERS - JUNE 8, 2021 | Legislators want to spend $650 million a year to continue a pandemic program for free meals for all California public school students. They got their way in the budget deal with Gov. Gavin Newsom.

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      • MUSD launches effort to help make homeless employbale

        MANTECA BULLETIN - MAY 1, 2021 | Manteca Unified is stepping up to help the homeless trying to get off the street that haven’t secured a high school diploma needed Manteca Unified is stepping up to help the homeless for most jobs.

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      • Monsters, Aliens and Now Breathing Devices: A Lathrop Teacher's Creations

        KCRA 3 - APRIL 1, 2021 | Amid his many creations and oddities including monsters, helmets and aliens is Scott Myers, a Lathrop high school teacher. His latest and most notable project? A nasal aspirator for a boy in need. "If I can make an entire zombie costume, I can definitely make a little aspirator tube," said Myers, a video game design and costume prop-making teacher.

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      • Northern California School District Installs 1,500 Carrier OptiClean Units to Support Healthier Indoor Environments

        CARRIER - MARCH 18, 2021 | To prepare for its facilities fully reopening to students and staff, northern California's Manteca Unified School District has installed 1,500 Carrier OptiClean™ Dual-Mode Air Scrubber & Negative Air Machines to purify the air in classrooms across its 30 schools. The OptiClean units will help to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) for the district, as its more than 27,000 students, teachers and staff return to campuses.

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      • Modernization Work for Sierra High Will Soon Get Underway

        MANTECA BULLETIN - MARCH 6, 2020 | More upgrades are coming for Sierra High — the third oldest high school campus in the Manteca Unified School District. The school board Tuesday approved retaining CT Brayton & Sons of Escalon to do the Sierra High modernization project. It will mean all three high school campuses in Manteca — Sierra, East Union, and Manteca — will have Measure G bond work going on concurrently. Voters approved the $159 million bond on November 2014.

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      District News

      • An Exploration of Diversity During Hispanic Heritage Month

        THE MARK HIGHLIGHTS - SEPTEMBER 28, 2021 | It’s not every day that students of Lathrop Elementary are learning about the iconic fruit headpiece worn by Carmen Miranda. But in the 6th grade classroom of Ms. Webb Thomas, students are embarking on an in-depth exploration of famous Hispanic figures to celebrate diversity during Hispanic Heritage Month. The four-week celebration, honored from September 15 – October 15, recognizes the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.

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        THE MARK HIGHLIGHTS SEPTEMBER 28, 2021 | “Our students have to know that they are heard and valued, and we are ready to help with systems in place to support their success,” said Jacalyn Davis, MUSD’s Coordinator of Equity and Access. The systems she is referring to are the District’s social emotional learning curriculum, intervention and support team, counseling services, and beyond. As part of the integrated social emotional learning in schools, junior high classrooms like Mr. Jason Campbell’s from Great Valley Elementary encourage open dialogue and diverse perspectives in guided conversations.

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      • The Green Team Celebrates Literacy Individual Student Success Story

        THE MARK HIGHLIGHTS - SEPTEMBER 28, 2021 | The English language development teams in Manteca Unified know that students who do not speak, read, write, or understand English well are faced with unique barriers to academic learning. At risk of poor academic outcomes, the District has services, curriculum and many tools in place to teach and learn language development both academically and conversationally for at-promise outcomes. At Manteca High School, nurturing a supportive environment and motivating students to achieve is the secret to individual student success.

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