Author Archives: Nicholas Filipas

31st annual San Joaquin County Science Olympiad Division B/C Results

More than 600 San Joaquin County students participated in the 31st annual San Joaquin County Science Olympiad Competition for Division B (middle school) and Division C (high school) at McNair High School in Stockton over the weekend. According to the SJCOE, the Science Olympiad tournaments are rigorous academic interscholastic competitions that consist of a series [...]

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Winners of the 59th annual San Joaquin County Science and Engineering Fair

The San Joaquin County Office of Education announced Friday the winners of the 59th Annual San Joaquin County Science and Engineering Fair at the Community Science Night and Awards Ceremony. Judges spent two days reviewing 166 individual, group, and whole-class projects submitted by more than 445 K-12 students in the county. In all, 15 schools from [...]

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Torlakson: State law protects transgender students’ rights

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson released a statement Wednesday, reiterating his support for the rights of transgender students and reminded all Californians that state law requires public schools to allow students’ access to the restroom or locker room consistent with their gender identity. The statement came shortly before it was announced by the [...]

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More on Mable “Jimi” Choice

Record reporter and colleague Roger Phillips recently wrote about the possibility that during a recent City Hall meeting, it was suggested that when east Stockton’s Fair Oaks Library reopens in two months, it should renamed to honor Mable “Jimi” Choice. You can read the rest of that story here, but for those who are curious [...]

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SUSD students featured on Notre Dame “First Time Fans” series

It was a trip of a lifetime: Taylor Leadership Academy fourth-graders and their teacher, Allison Silva, finally stepped foot onto the campus of their adopted school, the University of Notre Dame. I’ve covered Silva and her class a few times as they prepared their trip east to South Bend, and the excitement that these kids [...]

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Three Manteca Unified schools named to 2016 list of “America’s Healthiest Schools”

Three Manteca Unified elementary schools will be awarded and recognized in Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s 2016 list of “America’s Healthiest Schools” this weekend in San Diego at the Healthiest Schools Summit. Brock Elliot, Joseph Widmer and Lathrop elementary are among 328 schools nationwide to be on the list of the country’s healthiest schools. The Alliance [...]

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Holiday shopping event at Barnes & Noble Weberstown

On Saturday, Dec. 3, Barnes & Noble bookstore at the Weberstown Mall in Stockton will celebrate a special day of shopping, savings and personalized service for teachers in pre-K to 12th grade. Those with a B&N Educator Discount Card can take 25 percent off on books, toys, games, music, movies and 10 percent off café [...]

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Titan Drama to launch at Aspire Langston Hughes Academy

Aspire Langston Hughes Academy drama department Titan Drama, is gearing up for a reveal of its newest crowd-fundraising compaign, on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. on campus, 2050 N. West Lane, Stockton. Titan Drama includes four sections: Titan Drama Club, Titan Productions, Titan Tech Team and Titan Drama Boosters. Titan Drama is poised to [...]

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Lodi and Manteca Spelling Bee winners

Two San Joaquin spelling bees were held this week in the Lodi and Manteca school districts. On Wednesday in Lodi, Lawrence Elementary sixth-grader Martiza De Jesus took first place. Her winning word was “tranquilizer.” On Thursday in Manteca, three winners of two divisions were named. For the fourth- through-fifth grade division, Walter Woodward fifth-grader Nolan [...]

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Eight inductees to Edison High School Hall of Fame

STOCKTON — Eight people are to be inducted into the Edison Hall of Fame this weekend, and a celebration is planned to include a reception dinner Saturday at Edison High School at 100 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Stockton. The inductees: • Dennis Buettner, Class of 1981: After Edison, Buettner took a psychology class at [...]

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