Knights of Columbus make donation

The Temecula Valley Council # 9964 Knights of Columbus donated nearly $1500 to the Temecula Valley Unified School District Workability Program in March to aid special needs students with life skills.The money will be used to purchase everyday household items to teach adult students with disabilities skills needed to function in the home. Equipment includes […]

Colonial Days at Sparkman Elementary

More than 150 fifth graders at Sparkman Elementary journeyed into the past on March 25, living different aspects of colonial life as part of their studies in American history.As part of the fifth-grade curriculum, the SES 5th graders studied the lifestyles of colonial Americans. Students then participated in reenactments of what they learned.For the activity, […]

Four outstanding students selected as Murrieta Students of the Month

On Monday, the Murrieta Chamber of Commerce honored four Murrieta High School students for outstanding scholarship, school and community service, athletic ability and/or overcoming challenges to their continuing education.March Students of the Month are Allison Reichert and Brandon Faus from Murrieta Valley High School and Nicholas Morton and Jasmine White from Creekside High School.Local businessmen […]

Exceptional Temecula students lauded

Eight outstanding Temecula High School students from four schools were honored as March Students of the Month by the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce at the Sizzler Restaurant on Monday.The special Chamber event allows teachers from Temecula Valley High School, Chaparral High School, Rancho Vista High School and The Linfield School to nominate their best […]

Band program thrives, despite budget cuts

When the elementary band program was cut from last year’s state budget, several teachers stepped up to the plate and started after-school classes to prepare fifth graders for middle school band.Currently, middle school teachers Jeannine Dinger, Tom McMahon and Carlos La Farga offer after-school band lessons to fifth graders.“All three of us volunteer our time […]

Youth Chorus performs at City Hall

What happens when you bring thirty-two kids ages 4 to 10 to City Hall on a Tuesday night for a Temecula City Council meeting? They sing their hearts out. Under the direction of Musicians Workshop youth chorus director, Esther Dernbach, the group sang for the council before the meeting began.

Murrieta schools have highest API scores in state

The Murrieta Valley Unified School District received the highest average Academic Performance Index scores in the state, according to a report released this month by the California State Department of Education. “Our high test scores are the result of strong teachers, great kids, and wonderful leadership, from board members to the superintendent to the administrators,” […]

Laskin to compete in County Science Fair

Fourth grade student Celeste Laskin won 1st place at the Lake Elsinore Unified School District Science Fair, March 11, 2004. After winning 1st place in the Donald Graham Elementary Science Fair, Celeste went on to win the District award, which entitles her entry into the County Science Fair. \\"I just love science and social studies\\" […]

Open House slated for Boys & Girls Clubs

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest County will celebrate National Boys & Girls Club Week with a series of fun and exciting events on Thursday, April 1, 2004 from 5 to 7 p.m.The Temecula location will host an open house to the community to demonstrate exhibitions from its five core programs: Character & Leadership […]

Cooper named Jr. High Student of Year at 4th Annual Blade Awards

It had all the excitement of the Academy Awards, right here in Temecula. The stars arrived in their finery and proceeded down the red carpet along an illuminated path. The reporters conducted interviews and lights flashed as the paparazzi captured the expressions of the award recipients. The evening of March 12 was a magical night […]