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Deputy District Attorney running for Tracy Unified school board

San Joaquin County Deputy District Attorney Dan Arriola announced his intention to run for the Tracy Unified School District board. Arriola, 26, who also serves as the Youth Advisory Commissioner for the City of Tracy will seek one of three seats that will be up for election this November. “It has been a privilege working [...]

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Teachers College awards grant for teachers to implement innovative projects

Nine San Joaquin County teachers will be able to pay for innovative classroom projects through mini-grants awarded by the Teachers College of San Joaquin, part of the San Joaquin County Office of Education, announced Friday. The $500 – $2,500 mini-grants came from a $25,000 grant awarded to the teacher college by the Intrepid Philanthropy Foundation.  [...]

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SUSD, Delta College offer dual enrollment

Juniors and seniors at Chavez, Edison, Franklin and Stagg high schools in Stockton Unified are partnering with San Joaquin Delta College to host parent information nights about dual enrollment. Students can learn how they can earn college credits as they prepare to enter college. Students taking community college courses while still enrolled in high school [...]

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Four nicknames chosen for Calaveras High School

Calaveras High School has four finalists in the search for a new school nickname. On Monday, CBS Sacramento reported that the school has narrowed their search to Skulls, Reds, Red Tail Hawks, or simply no mascot at all. Before you question why a name such as “Skulls” would be even considered, I learned from a [...]

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Franklin High School teacher to sign copies of book

Franklin High School English teacher Elizabeth James, co-author with her husband, Bill James, of “Method to the Madness: A Common Core Guide to Creating Critical Thinkers Through the Study of Literature,” will be at the Weberstown Mall Barnes and Noble bookstore in Stockton to sign copies of the book from 1 to 4 p.m. today. [...]

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Sign-up for first Lincoln Unified Charity Run

The Lincoln Unified School District will ring in its first Lincoln Charity Run on Saturday, May 14, with profits going to support charities that provide for local children. Organized by district staff and Leadership Team, the two-mile run/walk will travel through the Lincoln High School football stadium, and around the neighboring areas including Sierra Middle [...]

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Manteca Unified launch high-powered rockets with CanSat technology

Nearly 200 students and 30 plus staff from Manteca Unified’s STEM Elective program came together at Snow Ranch in Farmington this past weekend to launch CanSat satellites in high-power rockets. District officials said the students and their teachers have been working all year to construct their CanSat satellite – small enough to fit into a [...]

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Wentinn Liao first San Joaquin County student to win MATHCOUNTS competition

Monte Vista Middle School eighth-grader Wentinn Liao has won several enormously competitive math competitions. I wrote a story last year on the math wizard, which can be found HERE. Liao’s latest accomplishment is participating and winning the local San Joaquin County Chapter Competition of MATHCOUNTS, he also took part in the State Competition and won [...]

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Lodi Unified poetry contest results; winners to read at upcoming board meeting

The Lodi Unified School District held its sixth annual Superintendent’s Poetry Contest and had 1,400 poems submitted from grades ranging in first- through 12th. The winners received a certificate, a “surprise prize bag” and the original poem returned to them. The first place winners in each category are invited to read their poems aloud to [...]

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Pittman Charter chess club compete at State Chess Championship

The Pittman Charter School chess club recently competed at the 2016 CalChess Scholastic State Chess Championship, held at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Over 900 competitors from throughout California were in attendance and each played five rounds. The Pittman Charter team was the only team from Stockton at the event. Miguel Alegria, Marco Cervantes, Jacob [...]

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