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Long-time TOSCA board member Paul Dompe recently stepped down after nearly 22 years of service to the local scholarship organization. Dompe was honored at a recent board meeting, where TOSCA President Nancy Caton presented an award of appreciation to the outgoing member.

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GUSTINE - Some of the remaining vestiges of Gustine High’s long-cherished “Redskin” nickname is about to go into history.

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Cast members from the upcoming Newman-Crows Landing Musical Theatre Department production of “The Wedding Singer” performed a number for the local school board Monday evening, Jan. 13. The show opens Feb. 7 at Yolo Middle School, with performances scheduled over the course of two weekends. C…


NEWMAN - Dozens of English learners in the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District recently earned re-designation as being English proficient.

Romero School in Santa Nella has a newly-formed PTA. Pictured, from left, are PTA officers Tee Nagai-Knox, secretary; Katy Graves, co-president; Anel Flores, co-president; Maria Alapizco, vice president; and Erika Martinez, treasurer. They are pictured with Romero Principal Niccholas Freitas.

Orestimba High School student Melony Garcia was honored before the school board recently for exemplifying the character traits of the “Choose Civility” initiative.

Romero School in Santa Nella hosted a breakfast with Santa Claus Saturday morning, Dec. 21. The event was the first held by the school’s new PTA.

The Von Renner PTO’s annual “winter wonderland” festivities were held Friday evening, Dec. 13 on campus. Holiday crafts were among the many activities featured.

Yolo Middle School band members performed for family and friends during a winter concert held Thursday evening on campus. 

Three students at Our Lady of Miracles Catholic School in Gustine were honored recently for their winning entries in the annual Healthy Choices for Our West Side art and essay contests. The Healthy Choices initiative is sponsored by the West Side Healthcare Advisory Task Force to promote hea…

Students at Hunt Elementary School had the opportunity to do some holiday shopping on campus recently when the school’s PTC sponsored a holiday fair.

The Gustine High band presented its winter program Thursday evening, Dec. 12, in the school auditorium.

SANTA NELLA - A program designed to empower parents not only in school-related matters but civic involvement is being offered through the Gustine Unified School District.


GUSTINE - Students at Gustine High who incur multiple school suspensions will face longer periods of ineligibility from extra-curricular activity under a policy presented to the school board at its Dec. 11 meeting.

Gustine High School played host to the 77th annual Gustine Rotary Basketball Tournament last week. The tournament court of royalty included, from left, sophomores Giovanni Quezada and Jayleen Mora; seniors Gannon Silva and Megan Azevedo; king and queen Nick Alamo and Amanda Oliveira; senior …

NEWMAN - A shift in enrollment trends, increasing operational expenses and the potential of an economic slowdown on the horizon have Newman-Crows Landing school officials taking a close look at their spending.

Hunt Elementary School fifth-grader Azucena Morales was honored before the Newman-Crows Landing school board recently for personifying the traits of the Choose Civility. She is pictured with Principal Donna Williams.


Four Newman-Crows Landing elementary students who represented the local district in the grades 4/5 county spelling bee were honored before the school board recently. They included, from left, Mynie Ocampo (gold medal winner), Evangeline Suarez (gold medal), Benjamin Culpepper (silver medal) …

Students in Van Felber’s kindergarten class at Hurd Barrington Elementary School were in the Thanksgiving spirit as they enjoyed a feast in their classroom last week. 

Five new homes are taking shape along North Avenue in Gustine. Crews recently poured foundations at the project site. The homes are being developed by SCM Homes.

GUSTINE - A visiting inspector gave solid marks to the three Gustine Unified School District campuses he toured earlier this school year.

A book fair was a popular attraction last week at Gustine Elementary School. Above, students perused the books on Friday before departing for the holiday break. 

Kindergarten students at Von Renner Elementary School dressed for a Thanksgiving feast last Wednesday. Yolanda Sanchez, left, and Isabella Ledezma were among those enjoying the occasion.

First-grade students at Romero School in Santa Nella were in the Thanksgiving spirit Friday. They presented a Thanksgiving program for their families before dismissing for the holidays. 


GUSTINE - A long-awaited gymnasium has taken shape at Gustine Middle School, rising from a vacant patch of land to become one of the more prominent features of the campus.

Students at Bonita School in Crows Landing took advantage of glorious fall weather recently to expend some of their energy over lunch break before returning to the classroom to resume their studies. Shelby Roper takes her turn on a play structure.

Orestimba High School students joined others across the county in a 24-hour gaming marathon last weekend. The event was on behalf of Extra Life, an organization which raises money for donation to Childrens Miracle Network hospitals. The marathon started at 10 a.m. Saturday and continued unti…

Orestimba High School has implemented a new elective this school year called Broadcast Journalism.    In this class we are tasked to film around our campus and interview people on a wide variety of topics. We are also the ones who edit and reviews the video before it is published on our scho…

Romero School in Santa Nella held a special program Friday to recognize several veterans who were special guests. The veterans shared their stories of service and spoke about the meaning and importance of Veterans Day. 

Students at Von Renner Elementary School recently took part in a “Day of the Dead” program on campus. Students enjoyed taking part in a variety of activities as part of the event. 

Our Lady of Miracles School hosted a harvest fair Sunday, Oct. 27. A crafting activity was among the many attractions.

Gustine High’s celebration of winning The Chief - a carved statue which goes to the winner of each year’s Gustine-Orestimba football game - continued last week with a Friday morning rally on campus. The Reds claimed the statue with a thrilling 29-22 victory over their rivals in the season fi…


GUSTINE - The Gustine Unified School District last week commemorated a district-wide solar project which is expected to save millions of dollars in energy costs over the next 25 years while providing an array of additional benefits.

Von Renner Elementary School fifth-grade student Fernando Jareth Villa was honored before the Newman-Crows Landing school board recently for exemplifying the qualities of the Choose Civility initiative. He is pictured with family members after receiving the honor.