Calvary’s valedictorian, Jacqueline Enloe

Besides the fact that this year’s graduating class is sharing its spotlight with the final episode of “Star Wars,” the seniors at Calvary Chapel of Murrieta have shared their final year of high school with a number of continued traditions, a few firsts and a whole lot of spirited students. Last year, this graduating class […]

Area high schools receive $350,000 grant from local community partner

With California schools losing more of their budgets each year, the prospect of a good education for the state’s children can sometimes look uncertain. Funding academics, extracurricular activities, athletics, scholarship programs and much more oftentimes becomes too much for one school or school district alone to bear. As a steadfast member and supporter of its […]

Murrieta’s Thompson named Distinguished School again

Tom Rodgers presented a California Distinguished School Plaque, a State Resolution and a 2005 Distinguished School flag to Thompson Middle School on behalf of State Senator Dennis Hollingsworth. Rodgers congratulated Thompson students, parents and staff on being selected as a California Distinguished School, saying, “You should feel proud of being selected for this honor again.” […]

Some schools offering full-day kindergarten next year

The Temecula Valley Unified School District (TVUSD) is offering full- and extended-day kindergarten classes next year at some of its schools, according to Danielle Clark, the district’s coordinator of communications. Ysabel Barnett Elementary School Principal Shery Stewart said her school recently decided to offer full-day kindergarten because they have room to do it and it […]

Cornerstone to host fourth graduation ceremony

Cornerstone Christian School, a private Christian school in Wildomar, will host its high school graduation on Friday, June 17. This will be the school’s fourth graduating class. Graduating seniors include: Ashton Aguilar, Ben Alexander, Amanda Ashlock, Breanne Barron (Johnson), Caroline Davenport-Rios, Candice Edmondson, Ronald Greenlee, Jessica Hale, Andrew Hull, Michelle Linton, Jessica Loft, Christopher Martin, […]

Linfield Christian boasts co-valedictorians

An amazing 100 percent of Linfield Christian High School’s class of 2005 is college bound. “We are college prep,” said proud Principal Mike Fages. “That is what we are all about.” This year the school will graduate 67 students and has produced two valedictorians, Ashley Levine and Lauren Harris. Two Linfield students earned full-ride scholarships. […]

Vista Murrieta High School bands present concerts

The Vista Murrieta High School Instrumental Music Department will present two very special concerts.  Both concerts will feature student musicians performing alongside noted professional musicians.  These concerts culminate an award-winning year for the VMHS music students.  A 7 p.m. May 3, the VMHS Jazz Ensemble will present its Spring Concert with special guest trumpet soloist Don […]

Teachers honored with Crystal Apple Awards

About 300 students, parents and administrators gathered Sunday evening, May 15, to honor local high school teachers who had left their “mark” on valley students. The First Annual Crystal Apple Awards, sponsored by the Temecula Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, recognized teachers nominated by 310 valley students. The recipients were […]

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 […]