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Morello Park teacher wins Eukel Trust award

Morello Park teacher wins Eukel Trust award

| November 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Eukel Teacher Trust Award is given to area educators for being an outstanding teacher, who instills confidence in her students. Here’s what the Eukel Trust website said about Mrs. Balen-Spinner. “Catherine Balen-Spinner. Ms. Balen-Spinner has been a teacher for 34 years and currently teaches second grade at Morello Park Elementary School in Martinez. “She believes […]

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Hike in college math requirements delayed

| November 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

The vote on a California State University (CSU) proposal that the Department of Education requires a fourth year of Quantitative Reasoning (Mathematics) for admission to state colleges will not affect Alhambra High School students, but the plan could signal a change for Martinez Junior High School and elementary schools. Students would need to complete this […]

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MUSD students to sleep a little later

MUSD students to sleep a little later

| October 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Belief in the idea that students will be healthier, get better grades, and more likely graduate has resulted in a new law requiring schools to start later in the day. Governor Gavin Newsom just signed SB 328, after rejecting the first version last year. It will mean a change for Alhambra High […]

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MUSD board to hear reports on grant, Alhambra Valley lot, advanced science class, to vote on Black History month

| February 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Unified School District Board of Education will hear multiple reports Monday on topics ranging from grants to help underachieving students to the possible sale of a lot it received in 1959 and a potential advanced class in environmental sciences. The panel will be asked to vote on a resolution that recognizes […]

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Board of Education selects design-build team for John Muir Elementary’s campus rebuild

Board of Education selects design-build team for John Muir Elementary’s campus rebuild

| December 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Unified School District Board of Education chose the design-build team Monday that will rebuild the John Muir Elementary School campus. Lathrop Construction Associates and HKIT Architects were hired to the job for no more than $29,842,624 under the two-step design-build approach to construction. The Board decided in April to use that […]

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MUSD school board candidates Q and A

MUSD school board candidates Q and A

| October 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Prior to every election, the Martinez News-Gazette asks local candidates a series of questions to inform voters about how those candidates stand on select issues. Below are the responses to five questions submitted to Martinez Unified School District trustee Deidre Siquenza and challenger Craig Lazzeretti. The pair are facing off for the Area 3 seat […]

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AHS senior earns national SkillsUSA title in early childhood education

AHS senior earns national SkillsUSA title in early childhood education

| July 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – When Julia Coyne was in Alhambra High School teacher Brian Wheeler’s auto shop class, he saw her potential and suggested she enter the SkillsUSA competition that highlights how education trains students to become workforce employees. Alhambra High School has been participating in the competition for the past six years, with students in […]

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At Home With Vivian: School’s Out

At Home With Vivian: School’s Out

| June 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

No more pencils No more books No more teacher’s Dirty looks! It’s count down time! Just a few more hours until Martinez school hallways will be filled with shouts of glee to be free! Joy and glad tidings will ring from every classroom, office, bus, and cafeteria. Summer vacation is within view. So close. Oh, […]

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