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GUSTINE - Graduating Gustine High seniors will have the opportunity to spend one last night celebrating as a group - in a safe and sober setting - before heading off to wherever life takes each of them.

A benefit breakfast held Sunday morning, April 25, at OLM Parish Center I raised funds for the upcoming Gustine High Sober Grad celebration.

Romero Elementary School kindergarten students recently enjoyed a gardening day funded by a $500 Hershey grant secured for the school by the Gustine Traveling Library and school board member Zachery Ramos (founder of the traveling library). The kindergarten students learned about and planted…

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NEWMAN - A planned swimming pool and tennis court project at Orestimba High School will be reconfigured, Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District Superintendent Randy Fillpot advised the school board last week.

Three Gustine Unified School District teachers were recently awarded grants through the Merced County School Boards Association. From left are GUSD board member and MCSBA President Loretta Rose and recipients Melinda Maier, a kindergarten teacher who received $1,500 for magnetic boards, Will…

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NEWMAN - Seventeen candidates applied to become the next superintendent of the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District, school board President Janice Conforti told Mattos Newspapers last week.

A number of Yolo Middle School yearbook students sold yearbook advertisements which also raised funds for TOSCA. The project raised more than $4,200 for the scholarship organization this year. Students who sold the ads and Yolo staff recently presented a ceremonial check to Bernice Arnett, T…

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Gustine High School is celebrating homecoming this week, with a variety of dress days and activities in store. On Monday, students competed in a football-themed activity during their morning nutrition break. 

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Homecoming activities are under way at Gustine High School this week. The homecoming court includes, from left, Jesus Ruvalcaba, Andrea Palomino, Thomas Gomes, Tianah Vitorino and Lalanie Brace. Not pictured is Bradley Garbez. Homecoming royalty will be crowned at halftime of the Friday foot…

NEWMAN - Newman-Crows Landing school board members have begun mapping out the process of hiring a new superintendent to succeed Randy Fillpot, who is retiring at the end of June after seven years in the district’s leadership post.

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That no “Big Game” was on the schedule, or that one of the two traditional Highway 33 rivals had not yet returned to the classroom for in-person learning, did not stop students at Orestimba and Gustine high schools from taking part in a spirited celebration of the rivalry last week.

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NEWMAN - When Joan Coelho was asked to help out a couple of hours a day in the Von Renner cafeteria, her immediate answer to cafeteria manager Ruby Alves was a firm “no,” saying that she wanted to be able to focus on her young children.

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Books donated by the Gustine Traveling Library were handed out to students at Gustine Elementary and Romero Elementary schools last week in recognition of the birthday of children’s author Dr. Seuss. Above, Zachery Ramos, founder of the traveling library and a Gustine school board member, he…

Gustine High senior class officers made the rounds Saturday to place yard signs celebrating the Class of 2021 at the homes of class members. From left are Anezza Rodriguez, secretary; Tianah Vitorino, treasurer; Lalanie Brace, president; and Dayanarys Haro, vice president.

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The monthly Hunt Elementary “Tigers Roar” drive-through distribution of distance learning materials last week had a special literary-based theme in recognition of the Read Across America event. The Xavier family and Hunt staff members put together the festive decorations. 

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GUSTINE - Students returned to Gustine Unified School District classrooms Monday morning to resume in-person instruction, following a hiatus from the traditional classroom dating back to mid-December.

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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.