Highlighting student successes, contests this weekend

Horizon of Lights, a nonprofit, student-run business operated out of Darlene Purcell’s classroom at New Horizons High School celebrated five years of success last Thursday. The students in the Horizon of Lights program handcraft eco-friendly shampoo bars, soaps, and soy… Read full article at Record Gazette

Broncos Band did some bustin’ at…

For a high school band — perhaps any kind of band, for that matter — “Scheherazade” (pronounced something like “sha-hair-uh-zod”) is no simple piece. The name comes from a female character in “One Thousand and One Nights,” and the somewhat… Read full article at Record Gazette

Thermal’s ongoing Martinez Fire has sickened…

The Martinez Fire was first reported Monday at Sun Valley Recycling Center in Thermal, site of numerous fires over the years. This week, the ongoing fire has created smoke that has blanketed the eastern end of the Coachella Valley for… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Max Borbon’s leukemia is in remission…

On the walls inside the weight room at La Quinta High School are lists of names highlighting those who’ve lifted the most weight since the school opened in 1994. There’s records for bench press, squat, clean and every other kind… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Thermal dump fire sickens 25 students,…

Twenty-five students were sickened by smoke coming from a Thermal dump fire that forced four schools to shut down Thursday morning in the eastern Coachella Valley. Cal Fire Capt. Fernando Herrera said the smoke affected students who attend Desert Mirage… Read full article at The Desert Sun

‘Help! Polluted air!’ Desert Mirage High…

The barrage of emails that landed in the inboxes of trustees of the Coachella Valley Unified School District and other officials came all at once on Tuesday. Nearly 50 students from Desert Mirage High School issued pleas for a solution… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Agua Caliente’s Dinner in the Canyons…

Visualize an extravagant, catered dinner party for hundreds of guests, resplendent with fine linens, decadent foods, delicious cocktails and dazzling entertainment. Then nestle it within the spacious, majestic splendor of a fairy tale-like desert mountain landscape complete with waterfalls and… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Fontana Unified school teacher charged with…

A Fontana Unified middle school teacher faces charges of possession of a controlled substance and child endangerment in two separate cases after searches of her Riverside home twice turned up illegal narcotics that were accessible to her son, according to… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Beaumont student’s monarch speech gives her…

Beaumont High School student Kiyani Carter’s speech on saving monarch butterflies will take flight to Redding on Nov. 14. Carter was the first place winner at Inland Empire Resource Conservation District‘s annual speak-off held Oct. 3 in Highland. She competed… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Moreno Valley schools detail changes meant…

Moreno Valley Unified officials have fleshed out how anti-bullying procedures are changing after the death of a Landmark Middle School student in September. “It’s our commitment to keep kids safe. That’s why I do what I do,” Lynne M. Sheffield,… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise