MVUSD teachers receive Teachers of the Year awards

E. Hale Curran kindergarten teacher Judy Kuzma and Rail Ranch third grade teacher Christy Mages were honored recently as Teachers of the Year by Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club. Kuzma and Mages received $50 gift cards and checks for $1,000 that will go to their schools. Parent Shannon Lynch nominated Kuzma, saying, “She is an awesome, […]

‘Grease’ is the word at Elsinore High

High-voltage performances, superb dancing and singing and creative murals and set designs add up to the outstanding production of “Grease” at Elsinore High School. From start to finish, each scene captivated the audience with rich renditions of the Broadway musical tunes and talented acting. From the vibrant aqua blue and silver foil stage sets, the […]

Scholarships to be awarded at AAUW May brunch

The Temecula Valley Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is holding its May brunch to install new officers, pay tribute to members and award annual “Tech Trek” and community college scholarships. This event, open to members, friends and the community, will be held in the park-like setting of the home of Alan […]

Hillcrest Academy students experience CA government in action

Hillcrest Academy’s middle school student council gained firsthand experience in lawmaking while privately touring the State Capital. Students observed the introduction of SB-261, repealing the statute of limitation of rape crimes, in committee session and then met State Senator Tom Torlakson in the busy back hallways of the capital building. Senator Torlakson personally engaged the […]

Prom fashion show gives outfit ideas

It has been said that when it comes to prom the dress is more important than the date. As prom dates approach all across the Temecula Valley, more people want to know, what are the fashion trends for this year? Last Friday many students got a taste of the most trendy prom outfits for the […]

Alamos students visit school’s namesake for first time

First-graders from Alamos Elementary School in Murrieta took a field trip to Lake Skinner on April 13 to see the old Alamos School, which is their school’s namesake. It was the first time that students had visited the original school. Tony Mann, a naturalist for the Lake Skinner Recreation Area, greeted the students when they arrived […]

Chaparral Chamber Choir shares talent with community

Even in rehearsal, the Chaparral Chamber Choir sounds professional. After only two years, the choir has shown tremendous growth as a group. They stunned the audience at Temecula’s City Council meeting a few weeks ago and are continuing to impress audiences nationwide, as recently demonstrated in Honolulu. The Chamber Choir recently returned from Hawaii, where […]

Lake Elsinore School Board increases tutoring services

Lake Elsinore School Board trustees were entertained by local students at the start of the meeting on April 14. Eighth grade Terracotta Middle School literature art students presented dramatic poetry readings and Elsinore High School thespians gave an energetic mini-exhibition of their award-winning performance at a recent Fullerton College Theater Festival before the business at […]

Local teens take over state capitol

Fifteen high school students from Temecula and Murrieta recently took over the capitol building in Sacramento for the culmination of their Youth and Government program. Southwest Family YMCA holds the program in conjunction with other YMCAs throughout California. This is the only youth program statewide that is allowed to use the actual state legislative and judicial chambers. […]

Murrieta Varsity Dance Team

Twenty talented girls from Murrieta Valley High School found they have something to dance about. They make up the Varsity Dance Team and have recently returned from a trip to national competition in Orlando, FL, where they placed third overall. This is quite an achievement, especially since they placed second the previous year. “To repeat, […]