Diamond Valley Middle School string orchestra

Hemet Middle School adds after-school string…

Melissa Torres has been pulling some strings to expand the music program at Diamond Valley Middle School in Hemet. This is her seventh year serving as the school’s musical director. She teaches three bands, two choirs, a jazz band class… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Alvord Unified School District

Alvord hears law on gender identity

Alvord school board member Greg Kraft predicts lawsuits if the school district adopts policies to implement a new state law meant to protect transgender students. Attorney Dina Harris predicted federal reviews of civil rights and nondiscrimination if the district declares… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Stephanie Carranza

First freshmen begin at Cal State…

PALM DESERT — For Gabby Fuentes, the campus was a perfect fit. Fuentes, 18, took her first class at the California State University satellite in Palm Desert on Thursday. The 1,000-student campus, an offshoot of Cal State San Bernardino, opened… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Cal State: School Hosts Native American…

More than 1,500 school-age children are expected to visit Cal State San Bernardino and learn first-hand about California’s Native American culture, history and customs as part of the week-long California Cultural Awareness Conference to be held on campus from Monday,… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Terri Labik

Award-winning teacher will speak at reading…

The 2013 winner of the Margaret Lynch Award from the California Reading Association, Terri Labik, will speak during the Inland Empire Reading Council Institute’s Professional Learning Institute. The half-day morning event will be Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Riverside County… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

palo verde high school yellow jacket

Palo Verde High School Excavated After…

BLYTHE - Land behind the Palo Verde High School was dug up last Saturday after allegations were made to Palo Verde Unified School District (PVUSD) that hazardous waste had been buried. PVUSD Superintendent Dr. Mike Davitt confirmed that an excavation… Read full article at Palo Verde Valley Times

Darrell Von Driska

Former Hemet Teacher, Coach Dies

Darrell Von Driska, a longtime teacher and coach who some referred to as Mr. Hemet, has died. He was 74. Mr. Von Driska, a 1957 Hemet High graduate who served many years on the Valley-Wide Recreation and Park District board… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

local vetrans invited to receive diploma

County Invites War Vets to Apply…

RIVERSIDE - Local veterans of World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars are being invited by the Riverside County Office of Education to apply for high school diplomas that they were unable to obtain prior to heeding the… Read full article at The Valley News

Temecula Preparatory School charter petition

Temecula Preparatory School Moving Forward With…

During Tuesday night’s Temecula Valley Unified School District’s governing board meeting, Temecula Preparatory School received the good news that a material revision to its charter petition was approved. The next step for TPS is an Oct. 1 public hearing on… Read full article at Patch.com

Sean Longstreet directs band members

In Beaumont, music to their ears

KayLee Vasquez is learning to play a musical instrument for the first time in her life. The 10-year-old girl, who attends school in the Beaumont Unified School District, is renting a flute for three months, thanks to her grandmother Lori… Read full article at Record Gazette