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NEWMAN - Construction of a swimming pool at Orestimba High School is the top priority among projects to be funded through a bond measure approved by Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District voters in November.

Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District nursing staff members have been assisting at COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Patterson. Those on hand for the Jan. 29 clinic, where they worked as vaccine loaders and screeners, included, from left, Jennifer Wooters, LVN; Vanessa Cerna, LVN; Bernice A…

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GUSTINE - The Gustine Unified School District will implement a new summer school program and restructure its elementary level instruction to help students reinforce literacy skills and overcome learning loss suffered during an extended period of remote instruction.

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GUSTINE – As local public schools have reverted solely to distance learning in the face of the surging COVID-19 pandemic, classroom instruction has continued on schedule at Our Lady of Miracles Catholic School.

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Newman-Crows Landing and Gustine unified school districts distributed food boxes packed with multiple meals before the winter break to help carry local families over the holidays. The Newman-Crows Landing district distributed about 550 food boxes, while Gustine officials planned to distribut…

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Several students at Our Lady of Miracles Catholic School were winners in the recent Healthy Choices art and essay contests - including two grand prize winners. Winning entries in the art contest are featured on the 2021 Healthy Choices calendar. From left are Isabella Cortez, seventh grade, …

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NEWMAN - A temporary grading policy enacted by the Newman-Crows Landing school board in November drew more than a dozen letters of protest, many of which were read at the Dec. 14 board meeting, but did not sway trustees.

Outgoing Gustine Unified School District school trustee Pat Rocha was honored Wednesday, Dec. 9 for her 13 years of service to the school board. Rocha is pictured with Dr. Bryan Ballenger, district superintendent. 

Two students represented Gustine Elementary School recently in a countywide spelling bee conducted virtually. Fourth-grader Benjamin Pena, left, and fifth-grader Destiny Antillon Mendoza took part in the county competition as proctor Michele Burkhart looked on. The local students competed in…

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NEWMAN - With COVID-19 cases climbing in the community and among staff ranks, the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District will suspend classroom instruction after the holiday break and revert fully to distance learning at least until March.

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The Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District distributed Thanksgiving break meal kits for children ages 1-18 last week. More than 12,000 meals were distributed. The district is planning to distribute winter break meal kits as well. Each kit will have items to prepare meals for multiple d…

NEWMAN - While elementary students in the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District have the opportunity to return to classroom instruction under a hybrid model that blends in-person instruction with distance learning, the time frame for reopening Yolo and Orestimba remains murky.

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NEWMAN - A temporary grading policy for middle school and high school students, approved by the Newman-Crows Landing school board at its Nov. 9 meeting over the objections of numerous teachers, offers a safety net to students who fall behind because they do not turn in assignments.

NEWMAN - A $26 million Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District bond measure was garnering enough voter support for passage as county election officials continued counting ballots from the Nov. 3 election.

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NEWMAN - While the vast majority of the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District’s approximately 3,200 students study remotely, small groups of those most at risk are returning to the classroom a few hours each week.

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Local high school football players hope to soon join teams in other areas of the United States that have been cleared to play under the Friday night lights.....continuing cherished traditions in small communities such as Gustine and Newman.