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The Gustine High Drama Club production of the melodrama “Sawmill Daze,” or “Will Sugar Pine?” opens tonight (Thursday) on the GHS auditorium stage.

NEWMAN - Nearly 140 English learners have made the transition to English proficiency this year in the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District.

Cast members from the upcoming Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District Musical Theatre production of “Newsies” performed before the school board Monday. In addition to musical numbers, the brief performance included acrobatics - including flips and hand-stands. The show opens Feb. 8 at …

NEWMAN - A digital literacy platform purchased by the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District as part of a school-readiness initiative has been a hit among many lower elementary grade students.

GUSTINE - The new year ushered in a modified schedule as well as the start of the second semester for students and staff at Gustine High.

NEWMAN - A neglected, largely unused greenhouse tucked away behind the ag shops and classrooms at Orestimba High could become a flourishing, hands-on learning center in the months to come.

Gustine FFA has been busy during the month of December. At school, during nutrition break and lunch, Gustine FFA students have been ringing the Salvation Army bell, collecting money for the charity. Students are also busy getting ready for finals and preparing for public speaking contests an…

NEWMAN - Students at Orestimba High School and Yolo Middle School have extra help available at their fingertips through an individualized tutoring program purchased by the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District.

GUSTINE - Three Gustine Unified School District campuses surveyed by a visiting inspector earlier this year got solid marks for the conditions of the facilities.

NEWMAN - Early childhood literacy took center stage last Wednesday at the West Side Theatre, where the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District hosted a summit to officially roll out a learning app available free of charge to all residents of the district.

Eleven current Gustine FFA members, along with three alumni, earned the privilege of attending the 91st annual National FFA Convention held Oct. 23-27 in Indianapolis, Ind. The students who attended included Clayton Alamo, Logan Luker, Lalanie Brace, Gannon Silva, Patrick Broderick, Aubrie H…

The Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District Board of Trustees recently recognized four elementary students who were top finishers in the district spelling bee and will advance to the county finals in November. They included, front from left, Diego Torres (Von Renner), Carmen Funez (Von …

GUSTINE - Gustine Middle School will be getting the gym promised in its original plan of a decade ago, and new fire alarms will soon replace failing systems on four Gustine Unified School District campuses.

NEWMAN - Students in the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District showed slight growth rather than wholesale gains in math and English language arts (ELA) assessment tests administered last spring.

The Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District Musical Theatre Department has received a $16,040 grant from the California Teachers Association Institute for Teaching.

Homecoming week is in full swing at Orestimba High School, with daily activities and dress themes. Tuesday was Superhero Day on campus. Students dressing the part included, front from left, Ivonne Paz and Jenny Aguilar. In back, from left, are Emily Gamboa, Priscila Gonzalez, Madison Cabral,…

The Gustine FFA officer team attended the Merced-Mariposa Section Officer Leadership Conference (SOLC) Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Merced College and the Chapter Officer Leadership Conference (COLC) at DeGregori High in Modesto on Saturday, Sept. 15.

NEWMAN - Campuses across the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District earned solid marks in annual inspections intended to insure that all students have safe, well-maintained schools.

GUSTINE - Students tested in the Gustine Unified School District are lagging behind those of other Merced County districts in meeting grade level standards in mathematics and English language arts.

Gustine High School paid tribute to current military personnel and veterans at the Friday night football games against Delhi. Varsity players, each carrying a United States flag, expressed their gratitude as they made their way past the line of service members and veterans on hand for the occasion.

A benefit dinner for the Taylor family of Newman was held last Thursday in Barrington Park. Orestimba volleyball players were among those pitching in to help with the dinner, which was organized by the Westside Niners. More than 800 tickets were sold for the dinner, which raised in excess of…

Gustine football players held a fund-raising car wash Saturday in the O’Reilly Auto Parts parking lot.