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NEWMAN - Parents in the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District recently had the opportunity to share their thoughts on what safety precautions and educational needs should be priorities when a new school year opens.

Members of the Gustine High Sober Grad committee honored the Class of 2020 by lining a campus fence with senior photos last week.


GUSTINE - Gustine High English teacher Cheri Rowton, one of the Gustine Unified School District’s longest-tenured educators, is stepping into retirement after 33 years in the classroom.

GUSTINE -  A survey weighing voter sentiments toward a potential November bond measure yielded no clear conclusions, the Gustine Unified School District Board of Trustees was advised at a May 20 special meeting.


NEWMAN - Voters in the Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District, who rejected a school bond in March, may be asked again in November to approve a measure to fund facilities.

GUSTINE - School officials in Gustine plan to hold graduation vehicle processions next week in lieu of the traditional eighth-grade promotion ceremony and high school commencement.

Our Lady of Miracles Catholic School staff members hosted a drive-by ice cream social for their students Monday evening in front of the Linden Avenue campus. Students also stopped for a selfie with Principal Chandra Brace, left, and Director Melissa Meneses before departing. Above, Kayla Esq…


The Von Renner Head Start held a “drive-by” graduation celebration recently for students who will be moving on to other programs at the start of next school year. Staff members and the few remaining youngsters being served by the program (the children of essential workers) greeted their stud…


GUSTINE - Seven weeks after their senior year abruptly ended, members of the Gustine High Class of 2020 returned to campus for the first time last Wednesday to pick up their graduation caps and gowns.

GUSTINE - The Gustine Unified School District has begun trimming its budget for next year in anticipation of losing up to 10 percent - if not more - of its per pupil funding next year.

A reunion of Orestimba High School graduates from 1978 and all earlier years planned for this October has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Gustine High campus is quiet and the stadium empty as schools have physically closed and shifted to distance learning, but the senior class of 2020 is far from forgotten. The GHS stadium lights are shining brightly for 20 minutes and 20 seconds each Friday evening (starting at 8:20 p.m.,…

NEWMAN - The COVID-19 crisis which has shuttered school campuses and prompted a shift to distance learning as a short-term alternative to traditional education may also significantly disrupt school budgets, Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District trustees were recently advised.


GUSTINE - A new model of education was launched Monday in the Gustine Unified School District, as students and teachers embarked on remote distance learning via technology.

GUSTINE - The critical findings of a team of visiting educators who evaluated Gustine High School last fall led an accrediting committee to put the school on notice that it has one year to show progress in addressing issues identified.

Two community-based scholarship organizations which have helped hundreds of Orestimba and Gustine High graduates pursue their higher education dreams over the last two-plus decades will be doing so once again this year.

The Gustine Unified School District has expanded its meal program to serve free dinner as well as breakfast and lunch to youth under 18 years of age. Participants pick up all three daily meals at weekday distribution points in Gustine and Santa Nella. Organizers said the meal program has bee…

A number of Yolo Middle School entries in the annual National History Day competition will advance to the state competition after strong showings at the Stanislaus County event.

GUSTINE - With schools unlikely to re-open for standard instruction this spring, Gustine Unified School District is rolling out a distance learning program.

Newman 4-H Club member Cailin Casey participated in the California Rabbit and Cavy Breeders Association convention held Feb. 21-23. Casey’s Lynx Palomino, Briar Rose Rabbitry’s Destiny, was named best of breed Palomino in the Cal State Rare Breed Show. Casey was awarded several best of breed…

The Newman-Crows Landing District is continuing to serve free meals to youth 1-18 weekdays during the COVID-19 school closure. Starting this week, the district was handing out dinners as well as breakfast and lunch at various distribution points. Officials said nearly 900 youth are being ser…

High school seniors eagerly anticipating class trips, prom, commencement and so much more in the busy final weeks of their time at Orestimba and Gustine high schools last week found themselves facing the new reality that those special moments may never be experienced.

The Gustine Unified School District has launched a free meal program to serve youth under the age of 18 through the closure of local schools. Above, workers distributed meals Friday at Gustine Elementary School. See A2 for story.

In light of the uncertainty about whether schools will re-open before the end of the school year, a number of seniors at Orestimba High took matters into their own hands last Wednesday by holding their own impromptu graduation ceremony. Wearing caps and gowns left over from their Yolo Middle…

Army recruiters visiting the Orestimba High campus recently made their presence known with an impressive truck parked in the school quad. 

On March 7, UC Davis held the first field day in California for the FFA judging teams. Gustine FFA had multiple teams attend the competition, including food science, floral judging, livestock judging, dairy judging and meat judging.

Orestimba High recently held a preview day for visiting Yolo Middle School eighth-graders. OHS senior Robert Shull conducted a demonstration in the school’s welding shop. .