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I would like to begin by thanking everyone who made this day possible. Thank you to all the families, teachers, administrators, and staff. It is an honor to be speaking before you as we celebrate the class of 2022. As I share the title of valedictorian I’d like to say two is better than one,…

Good evening family, friends, staff, GUSD board members, and fellow classmates. It is with great honor that I am here today speaking to you all as this year’s salutatorian. 

Good evening, graduates, parents, staff, and community. My name is Alexa Castaneda, this year’s Valedictorian, and I have the pleasure and honor of speaking at this year’s graduation ceremony. 

Bienvenidos. Mi nombre es Jocelynn Lizbeth Esquivez y les quiero dar las gracias por acompafiarnos en este dia tan importante. Muy en especial a mi familia que me ha dado todo su apoyo incondicional. Espero que esten orgullosos de mi y sigan estando a mi lado. Que Dios los cuide hoy y siempre. 

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The 24th Annual Romero Invitational Games were held on Friday at Romero Elementary School. The Romero Games originated from a desire to see the students, parents, and teachers of the small rural schools in the Santa Nella area have an event that provides the opportunity for meeting one anoth…

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Graduation for Gustine and Orestimba High Schools will be held in the coming weeks. Neither school will be having a school sponsored sober grad night this year. Orestimba traditionally doesn’t sponsor a grad night, while Gustine was not able to fundraise for one this year.

On April 26, Warrior senior Jayden Vargas who represented the Southern League was recognized as a proud A. Dale Lacky Scholar-Athlete Award winner by the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section for outstanding athletic performance, community service and academic success during his four years of high school .

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During the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic when schools across the country had to switch to an online format, teachers and administrators alike were faced with a new challenge of keeping students focused and engaged. The efforts that Gustine Elementary School undertook during that time…

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Learning how to ride a bike is a milestone in childhood and soon Kindergartners at Romero Elementary School may be getting more practice thanks to a national program.

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California will not require students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for at least another school year, health officials announced Thursday. The earliest time a requirement would go into effect is now July 1, 2023, dependent on the full approval by the Food and Drug Administration of a COVI…

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The Gustine Unified School District had a banner fundraising effort for Valley Children’s Hospital’s Kids Day, bringing in more money than in previous years. The effort was rewarded with a special presentation by the hospital at Gustine Elementary and Middle schools on Monday.

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Yolo Middle School students recently medaled for the projects they created as part of the Stanislaus County Office of Education’s event for National History Day. 

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The Gustine Unified School District has been involved in Valley Children’s Hospital’s Kids Day since 2016. In their seventh year of raising funds through penny drives and Kids Day celebrations, the district has raised the most money they ever have. 

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Yuphaa Rolicheck, a food service worker from Yolo Middle School, has been nominated to the California Department of Education’s “Employee’s Making a Difference” awards ceremony. 

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The Orestimba High School Newman Rotary speech contest was held over the first week of February and three juniors took the top spots.

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Local school districts are finalizing the new school district area maps due to redistricting that took place this year. Every 10 years new districts are drawn due to new information courtesy of census data.  

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Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District is implementing a five-year phase-in process to expand Universal Transitional Kindergarten to all four-year olds by 2025. Families with preschool or TK-aged children will have the option to voluntarily enroll their child in the program. California…

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For most high school seniors across the country, college is the gateway to a burgeoning life, expanding knowledge at a higher level, while following a passion in a major with hopes of one day making it an every day occupation.

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Alondra Meza Camarillo is finishing off her last semester at Gustine High School and has big plans to further her education. The student representative on the Gustine Unified School Board just got word that she received a four-year scholarship to the University of Notre Dame. 

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The Newman Crows Landing Unified School district held a team conference on Saturday to discuss how to most effectively run before and after school programs at Yolo Middle School. This was an opportunity for all staff from five schools representing multiple out-of-school time programs to be t…

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Current drama students at Orestimba High School and Yolo Middle School will be joining alumni and theater students across the globe in a special performance to celebrate the return of live theater.

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The Gustine High School English Department has a new big collection of books to offer students thanks to a $3,000 donation from the Gustine Traveling Library and nonprofit organization Central Valley United Inc.