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      • First in Their Family

        Approaching graduation season there is so much to celebrate, especially for those who are first generation high school graduates. For them, it’s the kind of milestone their family has yet to experience. As they shared their stories, common threads emerged: They each expressed having unwavering support, big dreams ahead, and all hope that their experiences will pave the way for younger siblings or others in their community.

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      • In the Classroom: Building Community Through Music Education

        We have an excellent music program at Manteca Unified and our District recently received the Best Communities for Music Education designation by the NAMM Foundation. We were especially acknowledged for our integration of culturally relevant music, such as our new mariachi program. Our District is incredibly proud of the diverse musical opportunities provided to our students!

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      • East Union High and Manteca Education & Training Center Team Up: Securing Jobs for Graduating Students in Special Education Program

        Prepared for a hands-on lesson, the students circle the forklift with Vernon “Rocky” Heckel, Forklift Safety Instructor at METC. They inspect the vehicle together, carefully running through a safety checklist. It’s not everyday that students get to learn how to use heavy machinery, but at Manteca Unified a new opportunity is emerging.

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      • Preventing Learning Loss During Summer Break

        When students are away from the classroom for a long period of time, it is only natural they lose the ability to recall some of what they learned. As an educational institution, we have a responsibility in helping combat learning loss, as it is our vision for every student to achieve – and maintain – grade level standards by providing the best learning opportunities and resources.

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      • Food, Farming & Fun at Great Valley's AG Day

        It’s Ag Day and everyone is eager to explore the field that is set up as a mini agricultural expo. Gigantic tractors shadow students and staff, animals are on display, and local vendors line the edge of the fields with honey, hand sanitizer, and plants to give away. Great Valley Ag Day is in its 18th year of teaching students about the rich agricultural heritage their Central Valley home.

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      • The Mark Highlights - Senior Edition 2022

        Each year MUSD publishes "The Mark Highlights - Senior Edition" in recognition of the accomplishments of the top seniors of the graduating class. The Top 10 Seniors from each high school are featured in this publication, as well as two Honorable Mentions provided by principals.

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      • In the Classroom: Teacher Librarians at MUSD

        April is School Library Month! Teacher librarians support student success by helping them access, evaluate and use the resources available in the library, build internet literacy and reading comprehension, and remediate missing units.

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      • READY, SET, GO! Becoming All-Stars at the Fifth Annual All-Star Olympics

        The crowd cheered and mascots danced as students at the highly anticipated All-Star Olympics! Hosted by Sierra High since 2017, the All-Star Olympics is a dedicated sports event for students participating in special education programs.

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      • Jumping with Joy over MUSD’s Brand-New K-8 PE Curriculum

        “It has been my pleasure leading and facilitating our PE Curricular Adoption committee to select the best standards based physical education curriculum that aligns with our MUSD vision and will provide students with the skills necessary to be successful,” stated Julie Hollander, MUSD Director of Teaching and Learning.

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      • K-5 Science Curriculum Adoption: Evolving to Meet Next Generation Science Standards!

        Put on your lab coat and safety goggles – because Manteca Unified has done the research, gathered the evidence, and made the conclusion that our District will implement a new K-5 Science curriculum!

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      • Make an Impact

        Weston Ranch High School held their first annual Cougars Choice Awards, the culminating event of this year's Cougars Rising, a program The Cougars Rising program designed to affirm and encourage students, promote achievement, increase school spirit and participation, and unify students and staff.

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      • Manteca Education & Training Center

        The Manteca Education & Training Center "is not just the traditional adult school...it's about providing them an education and career." Learn more about the hands-on offerings at METC including training in forklift operation, welding, electric work and more. Many classes are open to the community!

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      • School Safety Plans Approved

        We are very proud of the work schools have done to continuously review, adjust, and implement the best safety procedures for their school communities. At the March 2022 Board of Education meeting, current school site safety plans were unanimously approved by the Board!

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      • Early Learning Matters: Introducing UTK in MUSD

        Entering its first phase, MUSD will host a Universal Transitional Kindergarten (UTK) program starting next school year. UTK will provide self and social development opportunities for younger children who are not yet age-appropriate for traditional TK programs.

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      • Readers Today, Leaders Tomorrow | Celebrating Early Literacy in MUSD

        March was booked with events celebrating literacy! During Read Across America, MUSD classrooms read books focused on celebrating individuality, taking action, the beauty of perspective, the power of your voice, and influential Americans. In addition to Read Across America, Joseph Widmer Elementary brought the community together during their Family Literacy Night event.

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      News Headlines 2021-22

      • ZERO SUM BUDGETING DELIVERS FOR STUDENTS MUSD builds fiscal foundation to shore up classroom efforts

        JUNE 16, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | One plus one equals two. The ability of Manteca Unified to get that and endless other lessons across to 23,660 students is rooted in another equation. One minus one equals zero. It’s shorthand for the zero sum budget strategy MUSD has successfully pursued for years. It enabled the district to bring stability to its finances to minimize the negative impacts from the ebb and flow of California’s education funding methodology based on the state’s heavy reliance on taxation of capital gains. Superintendent Clark Burke during his State of the District report earlier this month tied MUSD achievements in the classroom and actions supporting what is done there into its commitment to zero sum budgeting to lay the financial foundation.

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      • Manteca Adult graduates 33 & awards industrial certifications to others

        JUNE 11, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | Larry Machado strongly favors the Manteca Adult School graduation ceremony. And for good reason. "I know what they put themselves through and how life-changing (earning a High School Equivalency Certificate) can be," he said at Thursday evening's special event. Honored were a few from the Class of 2021 along with members of Class of 2022 and those earning Industrial Certifications.

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      • FREE SUMMER LUNCHES MUSD serving kids at Manteca, Lathrop parks

        JUNE 10, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | The Manteca Unified School District’s free Summer Meal Program featured several layers to it on Thursday. For starters, the gathering at Mossdale Landing Park in Lathrop offered up hot-off-the-grill hamburgers cooked up by Thomas Laruta, who is in his sixth year of working in Nutrition Services. The summer meals provided by MUSD are available to children ages 2 through 18. Youngsters are required to eat the meal on the premises with some exceptions – Nutrition Education Supervisor Stephanie Huff noted that the event of severe hot conditions may allow for take-out meals.

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      • Free summer lunch program returns to parks in MUSD area

        JUNE 7, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | The free summer meals are back. And so are the summer barbecues. The Manteca Unified School District’s Nutrition Education Supervisor Stephanie Huff made that announcement. “We are finally back at the parks,” she said on Monday. “We have not been at the parks or doing barbecues since the summer of 2019. “We are excited to be back.” The summer meal program and barbecues officially kicked off this week.

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      • New Manteca High big gym debuts in August

        JUNE 7, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | For the first time in decades the entire Manteca High student body will be able to fill the school gym for an assembly when the next school year starts Aug. 4. That’s because a new gym — part of $41 million in Measure G and growth fee financed improved to the 102-year-old campus — will be ready for use.

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      • Neil Hafley School promotes 8th graders

        JUNE 2, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | The promotion exercises last Tuesday at Neil Hafley Elementary School was returned to the traditional event. The eighth graders who made up the Class of 2022 celebrated their special day in the outdoor quad in front of family, friends, and guests. Among the highlights were Brooklyn Carrillo and Ariel Orozco providing the guest and staff introductions along with welcoming those in attendance.

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      • Lincoln promotes 8th graders

        JUNE 1, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | Lincoln Elementary School Principal Randy Fowzer gave a fitting adieu to her eighth graders. At the May 25 promotion ceremony held in the multi-purpose room, she told members of the Class of 2022 that this was “an end of elementary school – now it’s off to high school and beyond.” Included, she added, is a high school diploma for those students within the next four years.

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      • Weston Ranch High Class of 2022 is 235 strong

        JUNE 1, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | Troy Fast took in the moment last week. For the first time two years, the Weston Ranch High principal was thrilled to once again experience a crowded stadium. Fast was equally pleased to see the graduates together – in person, to receive their diplomas – seated at midfield for the 17th annual commencement ceremony on May 26. “We are very proud of the Class of 2022,” he said, with hopes of seeing many more of these traditional exercises to come.

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      • 68 Nile Garden School 8th graders advance

        JUNE 1, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | It was a landmark moment at Nile Garden Elementary School last Wednesday. For the first time, the eighth-grade class celebrated its promotion exercises in the spacious new gym. The many families, friends and special guests in attendance enjoyed the special event seated in the air-conditioned setting as temperatures heated up outdoors during the mid-morning. Nile Garden Principal Deborah Noceti-Ward and Vice Principal Katie Francis had the honors of distributing the certificates of promotion and awards to some 68 students who made up the Class of 2022.

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      • Golden West School promotes 71

        JUNE 1, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | The Pomp and Circumstance was back at the Golden West Community Gymnasium. In this case, the eighth-grade promotion ceremony took place at the Manteca Unified campus. Principal Tony Shah welcomed those in attendance. Included were 71 members from the Class of 2022. They received their certificates for promotion from site staff.

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      • Stella Brockman promotes 105 8th graders

        JUNE 1, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | Stella Brockman Elementary School held its annual promotion ceremony outdoors in the quad at midmorning last Wednesday. For Principal Candace Espinola, she was pleased with the return to the traditional exercise made up of families, friends and special guests in attendance. Among the promoting students involved in the program were Gia Singh welcoming those at the event, Dante Vasquez performing the National Anthem on clarinet, and Janessa Barnes giving her class president speech.

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      • Lathrop High graduates its 12th class of seniors

        MAY 31, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | Lathrop High Principal Greg Leland credited the graduating Class of 2022 for rebuilding the school's culture. At Friday's 12th annual commencement exercises at Bennie Gatto Field at Paul Wiggins Stadium, he talked about the events of the COVID-19 pandemic years. Gone during that time were sports, activities, and students on campus. "We've learned to be flexible," he said. Leland pointed out the influence of Spartan Spirit in the aftermath.

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      • Mellion places sixth in shot put at state meet

        MAY 30, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | Weston Ranch junior Galadriel Mellion became the third athlete from her school to place at the California Interscholastic Federation Championships on Saturday. She took sixth in the shot put and was a spot away from also medaling in the discus throw at Buchanan High’s Veterans Memorial Stadium in Clovis. Also making it to the second day of the 102nd state meet were seniors Anthony Sausedo of Ripon and Jeontay Berry of Sierra. Springers Zion Allen of Manteca and Taylor Snaer of East Union are other state qualifiers from the Manteca area.

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      • THE FINAL COUNTDOWN Class of 2022 bids Sierra High adieu

        MAY 28, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | Principal Steve Clark bade farewell to Sierra High’s class of 2022 on Friday along with a few members of the staff. Among those leaving is Assistant Principal Anthony Chapman, who will take over as principal at Mossdale Elementary in Lathrop. “Mr. Timberwolf” has filled several different roles at Sierra, where he graduated in 1998. Clark also gave a nod to retirees Janet Lenards and Dara Unterholzner. Clark even acknowledged a graduate who was not present at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium, giving kudos to track and field athlete Jeontay Berry. Berry missed his graduation to compete in the California Interscholastic Federation State Championships in Clovis, and he advanced to today’s final round of the long jump.

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      • EU remembers & offers remembrance

        MAY 27, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | East Union High’s graduation ceremony Thursday was about remembering and remembrance. Remembrance was for Aliyah Lopez, who died last December. A seat in her memory along with a section saved for her family were set aside during the special event held at Dino Cunial Field. Senior class treasure Damian Gonzalez, who was one of several student speakers, provided special recognition for retiring personnel while saying goodbye to Principal Raul Mora, who is moving on and will be replaced by EU alum Eric Simoni.

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      • Manteca High graduates more than 350

        MAY 27, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | The Manteca High Class of 2022 was back at Guss Schmiedt Field Thursday for graduation. This was the return of the traditional event at MHS since 2019. Over 350 of the classmates participated in the special event, entering midfield with the playing of the processional “Pomp & Circumstances” as performed by MHS band under the direction of Cody Marchetti.

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      • Shasta School sending 98 to high school

        MAY 26, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | Principal Audrey Parker was thrilled with the return of the traditional gathering at Shasta Elementary School. On Tuesday, she welcomed those in attendance inside The Hornet’s Nest – that’s the name of the school’s multi-purpose building – during the annual promotion exercise. Nighty-eight in all received certificates for their academic achievements. Included were those who maintained perfect 4.0 GPAs in recent years.

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      • New Haven advances 67 to high school

        MAY 26, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | The eighth-grade class at New Haven Elementary School held Wednesday’s promotion ceremony inside the gym. Members of the Class of 2022 were the first to do so since the completion of the on-campus facility. About 67 of the classmates received their certificates for their academic efforts of the past few years.

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      • Mossdale School promotes 113 8th graders

        MAY 25, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | The promotion ceremony at Mossdale Elementary School consisted of several sessions on Tuesday morning. About 113 eighth-grade students received their certificates that day, with most moving on to nearby Lathrop High in the coming months. Principal Susan Sanders and Vice Principal Jeremy Brooks kicked off the special event held in the multi-purpose building.

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      • LEADERS OF THE PACK Erdman, Manongsong tops at Sierra High

        MAY 25, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | During the recent Lobo Gold Rally, Julia Erdman and Alfred Roy Manongsong were announced as this year’s valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, at Sierra High. They’ve had plenty of time since then to prepare for Friday’s 7 p.m. graduation ceremony at Daniel Teicheira Stadium. “We’ve already gone through our speeches,” said Erdman on Tuesday.

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      • French Camp School promotes 69 students

        MAY 25, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | The eighth-grade class at French Camp Elementary School had a send-off to remember. The classmates received their certificates of completion Tuesday at the promotion ceremony, celebrating as one big group in the multi-purpose building. The next stop for those 69 students is high school.

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      • CALLA GRADS: 101 STRONG Alternative high school made difference for these seniors

        MAY 24, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | They were just another face in the crowd. That’s how Lopreet Dheraj, Alejandra Gutierrez, Addison Parker and Karen Ramirez described high school campus life prior to attending Calla High. “I was only known for music,” said Dheraj prior to her graduation Friday at Calvary Community Church. She discovered herself in the alternative education setting at Calla – more individualized attention – and crediting staff, in particular, counselor Gina Jurkota for those personal changes. “Today, I love who I am rather than what I do,” said Dheraj, who still enjoys music. She was the student speaker at the special event consisting of 101 seniors who made up the Class of 2022. “We’re proud to be Calla High,” Dheraj proclaimed.

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      • Sierra honors its seniors with college signing event

        MAY 24, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | Sierra High seniors are leaving the pack. It’s a bittersweet time of the year as seniors prepare to leave high school and move onto bigger pursuits. On Friday, May 20, during a lunchtime ceremony, Sierra High School and its leadership department held its first ever Senior Signing Celebration. Despite blustery conditions, more than 20 seniors strutted through the inflatable Timberwolves tunnel, sat down at a table near the center of the quad and signed their certificate. Their signatures were matched by vice principal Andrew Lee, who helped preside over the festivities.

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      • DOUBLE DANDIES Manteca’s Allen, Weston Ranch’s Mellion each win two golds in SJS Masters

        MAY 22, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | Manteca’s Zion Allen earned two gold medals Saturday and Weston Ranch’s Galadriel Mellion earned one to go with another she earned on Friday in the Sac-Joaquin Section Track and Field Championships at Davis Senior High’s Dewey Halden Field. Allen and Mellion were joined by three other area athletes in qualifying for the two-day California State Championships beginning Friday in Clovis at Buchanan High School by finishing in the top three on Saturday.

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      • TOPS IN CLASS OF 2022 Lowery, Panlaqui lead Buffalo grads

        MAY 21, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | Ariana Lowery and Loriz Panlaqui were announced as the top academic students for the MHS Class of 2022. Lowery earned the honor of valedictorian while Panlaqui will share the spotlight as salutatorian. Both had GPAs in the 4.4s. “We gave them enough time to prepare (for graduation speeches, etc.) so that they won’t be too stressed out as that day approaches,” Principal Frank Gonzales said.

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      • SHOT AT HISTORY Weston Ranch’s Mellion wins shot put title at SJS Masters meet

        MAY 21, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | On the one-year anniversary of her knee surgery, Galadriel Mellion made history for Weston Ranch High on Friday. She became its first Sac-Joaquin Section Masters champion as well as the first female from her school to qualify for the California Interscholastic Federation State Championships. The junior won the shot put with a throw of 40 feet, 4 inches, which she tossed on her final attempt in the preliminaries at Davis Senior High’s Dewey Halden Field.

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      • Masroor is Lathrop High valedictorian

        MAY 21, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | One graduation, one shared memory. Lathrop High’s valedictorian Shabnam Masroor and salutatorian Kimberley Auman are thrilled with the return to the traditional setting. They’ll savor that moment with classmates along with family, friends and special guests on Friday evening at Bennie Gatto Field at Paul Wiggins Stadium, beginning at 6 o’clock.

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      • Graduations, promotions set next week for MUSD

        MAY 20, 2021 - THE MATNECA BULLETIN | It will be a busy week ahead at the Manteca Unified School District given the various graduations and eighth-grade promotion events. Unlike the drive-thru events of the past two years, the upcoming special occasions will mark a return to the traditional sit-down events. Eighth grade promotion ceremonies will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, while high school graduations will be held Thursday and Friday.

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      • Eric Simoni Hired as East Union Principal, Theresa Johnson for Great Valley

        MAY 19, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | Eric Simoni is coming back to where it all started. He was just announced as the new principal at East Union High, his alma mater. Simoni spent the past six years as principal at Escalon High. He is the first graduate of the 50-year-old plus campus to become the high school principal. Theresa Johnson was also hired by the board Tuesday as the new principal of Great Valley Elementary School.

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      • Ma, Mueller Collect 1st SJS Individual Tourney Title for Manteca Boys Team

        MAY 18, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | Frank Fontana has guided Manteca’s boys tennis teams to many of its greatest achievements, but there has been one that has eluded him over the years. Well, that has been crossed off the list. “Finally,” Fontana said on Tuesday. Freshman Yok Chai Ma and junior Jonas Mueller made program history at Johnson Ranch Racquet Club in Roseville, where they captured the doubles championship in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II Individual Tournament. They defeated No. 2 Avi and Deven Kothari of Rodriguez (Fairfield) in the final, 6-2, 7-6 (4).

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      • EAST UNION HIGH’S BEST | Guerrero, Stengel top East Union High Class of 2022

        MAY 18, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | From East Union to the East Coast. Those are the plans for the East Union High Class of 2022 valedictorian and salutatorian – Celeste Guerrero and Danielle Stengel, respectively. Both earned the school’s top academic honors with GPAs in the 4.2s. Celeste Guerrero will be attending New York University in the heart of New York City in the fall. She’s planning to major in Biomedical Engineering. Danielle Stengel will be making her way to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, after all the pomp and circumstance. She’s planning to study Neuroscience.

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      • Sotelo Earns Weston Ranch Valedictorian Honors

        MAY 17, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | It was a special day for Veronica Sotelo and Wendy Contreras Martinez. Perhaps a precursor for what’s to come. They were recently celebrated at the Weston Ranch High library in an event usually saved for a top-notched athlete signing a letter-of-intent to college. In front of family, friends, and classmates, Sotelo and Contreras were honored, respectively, as the Class of 2022 valedictorian and salutatorian.

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      • Undefeated Lathrop Withstands El Camino for Sweep in Division III Final

        MAY 14, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | No. 1 Lathrop may have swept second-seeded El Camino 25-21, 31-29, 28-26 on Saturday to win the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III boys volleyball championship, but the Eagles of Sacramento gave the Spartans all they could handle and then some at Natomas High School. “On that last play of the second set that score was way above extra point,” Santillan said. “I had an adrenaline rush when I saw the ball coming over the net I just put my hands up there and shut it down.”

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      • FIRST HIT THE ICE, THEN CLASSES EU senior takes figure skating to next level

        MAY 7, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | The East Union High senior has taken figure skating to the next level – as in the intermediate class. The daughter of John and Adelicia Munoz is keeping her eye on the prize, training five or six days a week while commuting bright and early to Solar4America Ice at Fremont. That’s the same practice facility used by the San Jose Sharks of the NHL. “I’m used to the (practice) routine,” Christa Munoz said. Part of that routines consists of keeping up in her studies at East Union – regular homework, gearing up for finals, etc. – and trying to get a good night rest before her 3 a.m. wakeup call to train in Fremont.

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      • LEARNING ABOUT FARMING Ag day returns to Great Valley

        MAY 5, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | Ag Day at Great Valley Elementary School was back on Wednesday. After a two-year layoff due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the area’s largest agricultural-based event of its kind returned with multiple presenters, who shared different aspects of their livelihood to the community. “For our third graders and younger, this was their first-ever Ag Day experience,” said Jeannie Pacheco.

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      • SJC HIGH ART SHOW MONDAY Event showcases best art from 11 high schools

        MAY 5, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | The high school art show season is in full swing. This year’s inaugural San Joaquin County Art Show will be held in the San Joaquin County Office of Education in Stockton on Monday, May 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. There will be different categories of art such as: still life, portraits, abstract, realistic, landscapes, cityscapes, altered images, and more. Students can also choose to sell their artworks if they wish to. The Best of San Joaquin High Art Show takes place in Wentworth Education Center at the San Joaquin County Office of Education, 2707 Transworld Drive, Stockton. The art show is free and open to the public. Hundreds of pieces of art from a11 high schools within the county will be displayed.

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      • Ag Day is Returning After Pandemic Hiatus

        APRIL 29, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | It’s been two years since Ag Day was held at the Manteca Unified School District. The 18th annual event at Great Valley Elementary School returns on Wednesday, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, with FFA students from the Weston Ranch High and Sierra High scheduled to give presentations consisting of, but not limited to, snakes, ducks, shop/mechanics, and horticulture. They’ll be joined by those representing different aspects of agriculture and the community.

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      • Weston Ranch Thrower Galadriel Mellion has Gone from Last to First

        APRIL 23, 2022 - THE STOCKTON RECORD | Weston Ranch thrower Galadriel Mellion has gone from last to first. Galadriel Mellion had got tired of coming in last. So she decided to give up track, at least the part about running. Instead she opted to focus on field events. She didn't know much about them and neither did her father, who encouraged her during those elementary school days.

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      • EU JROTC AMONG NATION’S BEST Lancer Battalion Finishes third in Fitness challenge

        APRIL 19, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | East Union High returned from the National Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Championship Weekend in Daytona Beach with a great sense of accomplishment. And why not? For the first time in its 28-year history, the Lancers Battalion competed on the national stage – the special 40th anniversary of the national fitness challenge was held at Ocean Center featured 41 of the best Army, Air Force and Marine Corps programs in the country.

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      • Job Seekers Flock to MUSD Event

        MARCH 26, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | The job fair was organized by Miranda Silveira and Heather Ordaz of the Manteca Education & Training Center. Working together with Worknet for the past month, they were able to bring in the likes of Alpine Meats, Amazon, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Center Point, Comprehensive Spine & Sports Center, Covenant Care, Alegre Trucking, Leprino Foods, Swiss American Sausage Company, and Wayfair, to name a few. During the first hour of the job fair, Silveira estimated about 100 job-seekers were in attendance.

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      • Students Bring Back Coffee Shop

        MARCH 26, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | MUSD's Adult Transition and Young Adult Program have once again borrowed the "But First, Coffee" cart from SJCOE. They started their 10 week stint at the Worknet Job Fair that was held at MUSD. They will continue to set up shop in the District Office lobby on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

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      • Modern athlete: Swinging club & clicking mouse Spears represents Sierra on golf course & in eSports league

        MARCH 11, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | Spears is a two-sport athlete in a modern world; an athlete with one foot rooted in a grass tee box and the other in a digitized map. While golf is a test of his individual ability and mental toughness, eSports allows for an element of fun and teamwork. Spears’ success in both golf and eSports come from his dedication and passion for the game. His ability to be a good teammate lets him dive into the fantasy world of gaming with ease and his commitment allows him to be one of the best gamers on campus.

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      • AID FOR UKRAINE Sierra High exchange student launches fund page

        MARCH 12, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | Foreign exchange student Jessika Kulik is attending Sierra High, but her heart resides in Eastern Europe, where her family is among the thousands threatened by Russia’s recent invasion. Though Kulik, a junior, is a native of Germany, her parents are from Ukraine and she has extended family members still residing there in the war-torn country. Russia launched an invasion on Ukraine in the early morning hours on Feb. 24.

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      • MANTECA INNOVATIONS Independent CTE program for students

        March 10, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | Manteca Innovations is off and running. Formerly known as BE.Tech, Manteca Innovations is part of the district’s Careers Technical Education pathway – a program of study that integrates core academic knowledge with technical occupational knowledge. Manteca Adult School Principal Brad Harrison oversees the CTE programs at the district office complex and Lathrop High that were in the making since last spring. Classes at the latter include industrial maintenance/industrial maintenance, welding/fabrication, intro to fire science, and first responder/emergency medicine.

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      • MANTECA HIGH MAKEOVER 48 new classrooms next for the campus

        MARCH 5, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | Manteca High’s modernization makeover aimed at creating a safe and educationally functional campus will be moved forward significantly Tuesday. That is when Manteca Unified trustees are expected to approve the next phases involving the building of 48 new classrooms and authorize design documents and preconstruction activities to the tune of $10 million. The step — if the trustees take it — will set the next project for the campus upgrade that started two years ago in motion.

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      • READ ACROSS AMERICA: Guest Readers Share Books with Students

        MARCH 4, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | Read Across America continues at Manteca Unified School District today with book character and dress-up parades planned at Brock Elliott, Lathrop and August Knodt elementary schools. On Wednesday, Superintendent Clark Burke, Coordinator of Equity and Access Jacalyn Davis, Director of Innovation and Improvement Lisa Goodwin, retired teachers and staff along with local police and firefighters were among the guest readers.

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      • Sierra, Veritas, RI Pick Up STEAM Honors

        MARCH 4, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | Sierra High and Veritas Elementary School along with River Island Technology Academy were among 16 schools from five area school districts competing in the recent 2022 San Joaquin County Office of Education STEAM Fair. STEAM — as in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics — is the expo formerly known as the Science and Engineering Fair.

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      • Manteca Unified Nears Milestone of 25,000 Students

        FEBRUARY 24, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | Sometime in the next year or so Manteca will reach the 25,000-student milestone. That shouldn’t be much of a surprise given the 113 square mile school district contains Manteca and Lathrop – two cities that have ranked among the 10 fastest growing in California for the past two years. But what is unusual is the way the district has dialed in growth projections with almost a laser-like precision.

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      • Adult Ed can be Up-‘Lifting’ Career Experience

        FEBRUARY 24, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | Adult education can be more than earning a certification or GED. It can be career pathway for students in learning advanced job skills via higher education, in turn, leading to better paying jobs. That possibility can start with the Manteca Adult School.

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      • Water drinking fountains are likely history

        FEBRUARY 22, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | Manteca Unified schools won’t be returning to normal as things were in BC — before COVID — when the mask mandate is finally lifted. And that from a health perspective will be a good thing. Manteca Unified is gearing up for a world where COVID goes from being a full-blown pandemic to endemic status. In acknowledgement of the fact COVID concerns will remain a major issue for years to come as well as a need to make sure the district that is closing in on 25,000 students is fully prepared for emergencies the school board has hired Dennis Foster as the Emergency Preparedness and Safety Coordinator.

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      • TEAM EFFORT FOOD DRIVE Stockton Kings players team up with Sequoia leadership, athletes

        FEBRUARY 22, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | It was a combined team effort last Thursday at Sequoia Elementary School. The Manteca Unified school site welcomed representatives of the NBA G League’s Stockton Kings to help out with the monthly food drive benefiting members of the community. Those of the professional hoop organization affiliated with the Sacramento Kings worked alongside students of both the Sequoia basketball team and Leadership, distributing food to those in need.

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      • HANGOUTS THAT HELP

        FEBRUARY 19, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | One of the key elements to a great Leadership class is to create programs that get the student body involved in activities and to connect with one another. “Hangouts that Help” is a program Sierra High School’s Leadership program started in 2018 and revived this year, under the direction of ASB president Arveen Birdi’s freshman year. Once a week Birdi and some of her peers visit Matthew Tate's Special Day Class-Moderate Severe students to play games.

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      • NEW WOODSHOP POSSIBLE 1st phase of Manteca High Measure A work on campus’s east side

        FEBRUARY 18, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | Homes along Mikesell Avenue Manteca Unified has purchased will be torn down to help make way for new classrooms at Manteca High. The district may also build a new woodshop along with the classrooms. They are seeking a career technical education grant from the state as they did to fund the new ag education complex at East Union High.

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      • New Principals Hired at Widmer, Knodt & Golden West schools

        FEBRUARY 17, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | Manteca Unified has hired four new administrators. They inlcude Tarsha Taylor-Godfrey who will serve as principal of Joseph Widmer Elementary School, Tony Shah who will serve as Golden West Elementary School, Lemuel Vergara who will serve as principal of August Knodt Elementary, and Dennis Foster as MUSD’s Emergency Preparedness and Safety Coordinator.

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      • Measure A Projects Advancing at EU, Manteca

        FEBRUARY 11, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | Projects that will significantly modernize East Union and Manteca high schools and bring two-story classroom structures to each campus for the first time are before the Manteca Unified School District board when they meet Tuesday. The board is being asked to approve issuing requests for preconstruction and lease-leaseback services for those two endeavors as well as for stadium renovation projects at East Union, Manteca, and Lathrop high schools; the second phase of the New Haven School modernization effort; and the renovation of swimming pools at Sierra and Weston Ranch high schools.

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      • East Union Inducts Four Tonight Into 2022 Hall of Fame

        FEBRUARY 10, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | East Union High will induct four more notable alums at tonight’s 2022 Hall of Fame Ceremony. The enshrinement will take place prior to the Lancer girls’ varsity basketball game against visiting Manteca High. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Honored at Bill Stricker Court at the Dalben Center will be Maurice Agostini, Darrell Hardcastle, Nancy Lewallen and Armando Avino.

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      • CUTTING EDGE GREENHOUSE - Rehab project enhances special ed offerings

        FEBRUARY 9, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | The greenhouse at the Manteca Unified school farm stood dormant for years. That was until recently when efforts were put forth by the Manteca Education & Training Center and the Ag Education Department to finally utilize the empty facility. They’re learning about the many facets of agriculture, from seeding and growing to harvesting and marketing.

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      • Harbison Returns as Sierra Football Coach

        JANUARY 29, 2022 | THE MANTECA BULLETIN | Jeff Harbison is back as Sierra High’s football coach, the school announced in a press release Friday. A longtime presence on campus as both teacher and coach, Harbison’s first stint in leading the football program was highlighted by many milestones — most notably its Division IV-A state championship won in 2015.

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      • Keeping Education Connection Priority for MUSD Educators

        JANUARY 25, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | East Union High conducted a winter formal dance Friday. Given it occurred in the middle of a COVID surge some might question the wisdom of such a move. But it made complete sense to educators who are working to keep students engaged in school while deploying every reasonable health and safety measures they can from hospital grade air scrubbers to mask requirements. “It helps prevent students developing apathy toward education,” noted Victoria Brunn, the Manteca Unified community outreach coordinator, of activities such as school dances.

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      • They're Playing for Mason

        JANUARY 25, 2022 - THE MANTECA BULLETIN | Manteca High girls’ soccer ‘Kicking for a Cure’ game benefits Mason Ferrulli, a 15 year old Ripon boy diagnosed with brain cancer 5 years ago. Justin Coenenberg’s varsity girls soccer team will face off against Weston Ranch in the annual “Kicking for a Cure” game on Tuesday, February 1at Guss Schmiedt Field. All proceeds from this event will be donated to help Mason Ferrulli and his family during these challenging times.The running tally of Kicking for A Cure endeavors that have helped local people battle cancer for the past 10 years to more than $100,000.

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      • MUSD Offers Free Certified Training for Veterans

        THE MANTECA BULLETIN - JANUARY 14, 2022 | Manteca Unified’s Careers Technical Education is offering free certified training for veterans. Courses in warehousing logistics, forklift, welding, fabrication, and electrician tech, to name a few, are being offered. “These are trade-based classes that will allow them to enter the workforce earning today’s living wages,” said Manteca Adult School Principal Brad Harrison.

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      • Atlanta United selects Erik Centeno with first round pick in 2022 MLS Superdraft

        DIRTY SOUTH SOCCER – JANUARY 11, 2022 | Atlanta United selected fullback Erik Centeno, Weston Ranch High School class of 2020, from the University of the Pacific with its first round pick in the 2022 MLS Superdraft.

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      • Brock Elliott Honors ‘Top Dawg’ Students

        THE MANTECA BULLETIN - JANUARY 4, 2022 | Brock Elliott Elementary recently transitioned into a new way to recognize their students. Students were awarded awards of Attendance, Academic Honor, and Citizenship. Students who earned all three awards earned the honor of being a “Top Dawg!” The term refers to our CHAMPion mascot.

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      • Going to the Next Level

        THE MANTECA BULLETIN - DECEMBER 16, 2021 | Manteca Unified is preparing to take high school education to the next level figuratively and literally. And it’s starting with the district’s oldest two high schools — the Manteca and East Union campuses. The MUSD school board Tuesday authorized spending $2 million to retain Rainforth Grau Architects to devise facilities master plans for the East Union and Manteca campuses.

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      • McParland, St. Anthony’s & River Islands Students Among Top SJC Junior High Spellers

        THE MANTECA BULLETIN - DECEMBER 9, 2021 | Thirty-seven students from school districts, charter schools, and private schools throughout the county qualified to compete in the Junior High Division. Representing Manteca Unified were Johan Arroyo (eighth grade, Sequoia School), Gabriel Estabillo (seventh grade, Neil Hafley), Dimar Gonzalez (eighth grade, New Haven), and Nihar Jain (eighth grade, McParland).

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      • Elementary Students Compete in 24th SJ County Spelling Bee

        THE MANTECA BULLETIN - DECEMBER 7, 2021 | They came from nine school districts, five charter schools and eight private schools. Thirty-seven students from grades four through six competed in the Elementary Division of the 24th annual San Joaquin County Spelling Bee championship on Monday at the SJC Office of Education. Angel Keo (fifth grade, New Haven / Manteca Unified), Samantha Wall (sixth grade, Ripon Elementary / RUSD), and Adriel Torres (sixth grade, River Island Technology Academy) made it past the second round. The other local spellers included Mia Focaracci (fourth grade, Colony Oak / RUSD), Addison Souza (fifth grade, McParland / MUSD), Sage DeCosta (sixth grade, Neil Hafley / MUSD), and Richard Smith (sixth grade, Sequoia / MUSD).

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      • COVID Funds Will Underwrite Multi-Year Effort to Help Students Catch up

        THE MANTECA BULLETIN - NOVEMBRE 23, 2021 | Manteca Unified is developing an unprecedented multiple-year effort not just to tackle learning loss during the pandemic now nearing its two-year milestone but also a myriad of social and emotional issues the response to slowing down the spread of COVID has created. “The goal is to remove barriers to allow each student to succeed,” said Manteca Unified Superintendent Clark Burke said. The undertaking also is being designed to catch learning deficiencies that went undetected before the pandemic.

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      • California Districts in Areas With Low Vaccine Rates Offer Incentives to get School Staff Vaccinated

        Some California school districts, in an effort to get ahead of California Covid-19 vaccine mandate deadlines and reduce already dire staffing shortages, are paying teachers and other staff to get their Covid-19 vaccinations.

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      • MUSD Program Provides Students Taste of What it is Like to Teach Class

        MANTECA BULLETIN - NOVEMBER 18, 2021 | They're hoping to make a difference someday in the lives of young people. Simran Dosanjh, Tamera Nelson, Bibi Khaliq, Macy Brothers and Judith Tod are Sierra High students in Manteca Unified's Advantage Future Teacher program and career pathway. On Tuesday, they got a taste of what it takes to be educators. The five young aspiring teachers in Berenice Cervantes' career in technical education class at SHS had a chance to implement their carefully designed lesson plan to young children and their families at MELS Garage in the district office complex.

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      • Manteca Unified Schools Honor Veterans

        MANTECA BULLETIN - NOVEMBER 11, 2021 | Brock Elliott Day has always been synonymous with Veterans Day. And why not? The Manteca Unified elementary school site opened on November 1989 in honor of its namesake. At Great Valley Elementary, Manteca Unified Superintendent Clark Burke was among those honored for their service during the Veterans Day gathering on Wednesday morning.

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      • Reducing Warehouse Costs | Buying Qualex property would save district

        THE MANTECA BULLETIN - OCTOBER 25, 2021 |Acquiring the former Qualex photo processing property that the city first wanted for a police station and then a homeless shelter would end the need for Manteca Unified taxpayers to pay $300,000 a year for leased storage space.

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      • Beloved EU counselor remembered Wednesday during bench dedication

        MANTECA BULLETIN - OCTOBER 7, 2021 | Outstanding, Caring, Funny, Counselor, Teacher, Mentor and Friend. That’s how Steve Droullard was remembered at Wednesday’s special recognition event at East Union High. The longtime counselor at the school passed away last April. One of Droullard’s students, Jessica Gonzalez Macgregor, who graduated from East Union in 2004, took it upon herself to purchase the memorial bench in his honor.

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      • Manteca schools made long range hiring calls in depth of pandemic

        MANTECA BULLETIN - AUGUST 3, 2021 | When school starts Wednesday Manteca Unified — even with the possibility of a larger surge than normal in enrollment due to those that may have held their child out of kindergarten last year due to the pandemic — isn’t likely to experience a teacher shortage.

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      • 'Uncharted territory': Bay Area districts debate how to make schools safe during pandemic

        SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE - SEPTEMBER 21, 2021 | In general, however, Bay Area school districts have hewed closely to county guidelines, relying on health experts to dictate what needs to be done to make schools safe... “We are referring to the experts in the field who are providing health mandates and structure for what we’re doing. Our directive is to educate kids in a safe environment.”

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      • Bay Area schools are facing dire teacher shortages. The result: other staff running classrooms

        SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE - SEPTEMBER 18, 2021 | "The San Joaquin County community of Manteca got the jump on other districts, creating a hiring strategy in fall 2020 for this school year. They brought in 56 long-term substitutes last year to work at assigned school sites, at the ready to cover for vacancies or absences."

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      • Strong financial rating for MUSD means lower bond costs for taxpayers

        MANTECA BULLETIN - SEPTEMBER 15, 2021 | Manteca Unified School District Earned "AA-" Rating from S&P which indicates that MUSD has a very strong capacity to meet their financial obligations.

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      • Moody's assigns a Aa2 to Manteca USD (CA) GOULT bonds, Election of 2020, Series A; outlook is stable

        MOODY'S INVESTORS SERVICE - SEPTEMBER 8, 2021 | Moody's Investors Service has assigned a Aa2 rating to Manteca Unified School District, CA's General Obligation Bonds, Election of 2020, Series A. The expected par amount is $65.0 million. Moody's has also affirmed the Aa2 ratings on the district's outstanding parity general obligation unlimited tax (GOULT) bonds, affecting close to $167.4 million. Concurrently, Moody's has affirmed the outstanding Aa3 issuer rating. The issuer rating reflects the district's ability to repay debt and debt-like obligations without consideration of any pledge, security, or structural features. Moody's has also assigned a stable outlook.

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      • Women of Woodbridge donate school supplies

        MANTECA BULLETIN - SEPTEMBER 3, 2021 | The Women of Woodbridge provided a generous donation to French Camp Elementary School consisting of everything from pencils, marker pens, glue sticks, backpacks and even hand sanitizers.

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      • Escaping to Learn

        MANTECA BULLETIN - AUGUST 28, 2021 | Chris Correia, who is a sixth-grade teacher at Brock Elliott Elementary School, engaged 32 students in his classroom on Friday morning on the Math-focused escape room exercise. “The objective is to make learning fun,” he said.

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      • Back to School: Embracing technology in the classroom

        FOX 40 - AUGUST 10, 2021 | More students in our community are heading back to school this week, and many are returning to classes with better technology. Tech-savvy lesson plans created during the COVID-19 pandemic could be here to stay.

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      • 400 Sierra freshmen welcomed to campus

        MANTECA BULLETIN - AUGUST 4, 2021 | Sierra High, in preparation of the first day of school, had plenty of activity on campus Tuesday. For starters, about 400 of the 450 newcomers enrolled for this year filed into the large gymnasium for freshmen orientation.

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      Press Releases

      • MUSD Newly Appointed Administrators

        We are proud to announce that two new principals have been selected and approved by the Manteca Unified Board of Education at tonight’s regularly scheduled Board meeting. MUSD appoints Eric Simoni as the new principal of East Union High School of Manteca, and Theresa Johnson as principal of Great Valley Elementary School of Stockton.

        As Mr. Simoni begins his new role, he would like EUHS students, staff, and families to know that he is truly grateful to serve as principal of his alma mater, a rare opportunity he intends to honor with full commitment and energy.

        Ms. Johnson would like the Great Valley Bruins to know that she is committed to learning about the school’s community, culture, and traditions, and will work diligently to create a safe, positive school climate focused on each child's unique pathway to success. 

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      • Share the Gift of Music with Manteca Unified!

        This Wednesday, May 18 at 9 AM, East Union High and French Camp Mariachi Clubs will be playing for the students at French Camp Elementary (241 E. 4th St., French Camp) and we would love to share the gift of music with you! Anthony Dahl (Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator) and Jose Barron (retired MUSD music educator, current mariachi member and instructor) have been working with students at French Camp Elementary to teach them the basics of Mariachi music. On Wednesday, May 18, French Camp students will get to watch a performance by the East Union mariachi club, followed by a performance by the French Camp mariachi club.

         

        We have an excellent music program at Manteca Unified and our District recently received the Best Communities for Music Education designation by the NAMM Foundation. We were especially acknowledged for our integration of culturally relevant music, such as our new mariachi program

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      • MUSD Names Classified Employees and Educators of the Year!

        Manteca Unified is proud to recognize the excellence of our staff by naming select individuals as Employees and Educators of the Year. In 2022, MUSD named ten teaching and non-teaching professionals as Employees of the Year who have directly impacted student success and safety. These individuals were nominated by their supervisor and forwarded to a committee of executive leadership that carefully reviewed each nomination. Two employees were also named Employee of the Year by the San Joaquin County Office of Education.

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      • MUSD Newly Appointed Administrators

        Introducing Ms. Tarsha Taylor-Godfrey, who was recently appointed principal of Joseph Widmer Elementary School, Dr. Tony Shah as the new principal of Golden West Elementary School, Mr. Lemuel Vergara as the new principal of August Knodt Elementary, and Mr. Dennis Foster as MUSD’s Emergency Preparedness and Safety Coordinator.

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      • Stockton Kings & Sequoia Elementary Team Up!

        The Stockton Kings will be helping to distribute food alongside the Sequoia Elementary Basketball team for the school's community food-drive event.

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      • Sierra Varsity Head Football Coach Announcement

        Sierra High School is excited to announce the return of Jeff Harbison as the head varsity football coach!  Coach Harbison brings a wealth of high school coaching experience dating back to 1995 when he began his high school coaching career.  

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      • MUSD Newly Elected Board President

        Tuesday, December 14, 2021, Manteca USD Board of Trustees held the annual vote for official board positions. Collectively, the Board also voted for new appointments to committees and commission for the 2022 calendar year. Finally, the Manteca Unified Board of Education accepted a new elementary school principal assignment.

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      • Future Teachers Teach at Family STEM Night

        High school students’ part of MUSD’s Future Teacher career pathway program have worked to develop and prepare a lesson plan to teach their classroom tomorrow evening about the science of popcorn!

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      • MUSD Gets an A+ for Balanced Budget by S&P Global Ratings

        Despite the implications from the COVID-19 Pandemic, S&P Global Ratings (S&P) has assigned its 'AA' long-term rating to Manteca Unified School District (MUSD)—making MUSD a reliable investment taxpayers can be proud of.

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      Spotlight Headlines

      • 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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      • Future Looks Good for Back to School | San Joaquin County Prepares to Vaccinate Teachers

        ABC10 - FEBRUARY 16, 2021 | Starting Friday, San Joaquin County schools will take a big step on the road to fully reopening their classrooms. Coronavirus vaccinations for the county’s 20,000 school employees will take place on certain days throughout February and March at the SJCOE’s Stockton campus.

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      • COVID-19 and Schools: 'It's Impossible Not to Make the Human Connection With These Children'

        THE STOCKTON RECORD - JANUARY 16, 2021 | The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged students, parents, teachers and administrators in unimaginable ways. For 10 months, school districts around the country have navigated uncharted waters, balancing what they believe is best for students while trying to ensure their health and safety amid a global pandemic that continues to rage.

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      • Safety No. 1 Concern

        MANTECA BULLETIN - JANUARY 14, 2021 | Manteca Unified has become a frontline disseminator of what people should do if they believe they are showing signs that could be attributed to COVID-19 or if they have been exposed to someone who has the coronavirus.

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      • Stockton Elementary School Provides Glimpse of In-Person Learning During Pandemic

        FOX40 - JANUARY 12, 2021 | Manteca Unified School District made use of a small window in the fall when COVID-19 cases were declining to reopen in-person learning, but things have changed dramatically since then. Great Valley Elementary in Stockton now has “structured play” instead of the traditional recess. Each student gets their own equipment and keeps their distance from classmates. It’s part of a state-approved plan, including smaller class sizes, distancing markers, partitions and even air filtration systems.

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      • Distance Between Teachers and Students Literally Brings Some Manteca Unified Educators to Tears

        THE STOCKTON RECORD - DECEMBER 26, 2020 | Teachers are doing the best they can navigating a landscape they never expected. When the coronavirus struck in March, schools adopted distance learning to finish the 2019-20 academic year. After summer break, schools resumed distance learning. In November, Manteca Unified was the largest and the only public school district in San Joaquin County to adopt an in-person hybrid instruction model.

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      • How One Northern California School District Got Teachers and Students Back in the Classroom

        SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE - NOVEMBER 18, 2020 | There was little debate in Manteca about reopening schools. The district’s 25,000 students needed to get back into classrooms with their teachers, officials and parents argued. On Nov. 6, schools across the San Joaquin County district welcomed back transitional kindergarten through third-grade classes, with half attending in the morning and half in the afternoon.

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      • Voters Pass $260 Million Manteca Unified School Bond

        MANTECA BULLETIN - NOVEMBER 14, 2020 | Passage of the $260 million school bond on the Nov. 3 ballot means major deficiencies at Manteca High and East Union High — the two oldest secondary campuses in the Manteca Unified School District — will be addressed for the most part.

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      • Driven to Teach

        MANTECA BULLETIN - OCTOBER 2, 2020 | Lynn Obrochta was a familiar face to two students on her first day last month as a newly minted teacher at Veritas School. That’s because Obrochta was the driver of the Manteca Unified bus they rode six years ago to and from- Veritas School. Obrochta said it was her job as a MUSD bus driver for special needs students that sparked her desire to go to college and obtain her credential.

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      • MUSD Board OKs Plan to Bring TK through 3rd & 11th-12th Graders Back to Campus

        MANTECA BULLETIN - OCTOBER 7, 2020 | If conditions warrant, transitional kindergarten through 3rd graders as well as high school juniors and seniors will start returning to school campuses Nov. 2. Then fourth graders through high school sophomores would return on Nov. 16 as allowed based on conditions.

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      • Manteca Unified School District Returns with Students at Home, Teachers in the Classroom

        ABC10 - AUGUST 6, 2020 | The first day of school for students in Manteca looked a lot different than previous years. The district decided to go with distance learning for the kids while teachers had to report to empty classrooms.

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      • How the District is Navigating the Pandemic - Superintendent, Dr. Clark Burke

        CAPRADIO - JUNE 3, 2020 | California school districts are finishing up one school year and looking ahead to the next. Guidance from Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state Department of Education has yet to be released. While each district will still have to come up with its own plan, Sacramento County education officials have rolled out new reopening guidelines for the 2020-2021 school year. But districts will still have to answer the question: Can schools safely reopen campuses for students and educators in the fall?

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