students learn CPR

Students earn CPR certificate

”Stayin’ a-li-i-i-ive,” reverberated through Room 108 at Norte Vista High School in Riverside where seven students pumped the chests of CPR mannequins. “Keep going!” health teacher Monica Gutierrez yelled above the disco music, at 100 beats a minute. ”I need… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

construction on Santa Rosa Academy campus

Santa Rosa Academy prepares for big…

The students of Menifee’s Santa Rosa Academy will get an extra few weeks off this summer while construction crews build their new, permanent campus. The first day of school for the 2013-14 school year will be Sept. 9, a few… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Kindergartners at Elsinore Elementary

Rotary donates books to kindergarten students

This month 600 kindergarten students from the Lake Elsinore Unified School District will receive a brand new book to build their own home libraries. The Rotary Club of Lake Elsinore, in partnership with First Book, was able to secure age… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Doctor gives laptops to scholarship winners

Third-grader Isaac Calderon smiled proudly Friday amid the cheers of his family, teachers and classmates as he was one of six Longfellow Elementary School students to be awarded a new laptop computer courtesy of Dr. Guillermo Valenzuela’s sixth annual Technology… Read full article at source

Desert Sands Unified School District’s workers…

As rising health insurance costs have taken a bite out of teacher paychecks, prompting protests in the Desert Sands Unified School District, a growing number of employees are trading their coverage for cash. A new health insurance opt-out program at… Read full article at The Desert Sun


Coachella Valley student in National Spelling…

PALM DESERT — For the first time in eight years, a student from the Coachella Valley will attend the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Maryland. Katie Peterson, an eighth- grader at Palm Desert Charter Middle School, qualified for the bee… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Desert Sands Unified school board member’s…

Desert Sands Unified school board vice president Michael Duran has collected $22,500 in tax-sheltered deposits over the last three years in lieu of health coverage, according to district documents reviewed by The Desert Sun. Duran is eligible for these deposits… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Ramona Elementary third-grade

Students make a video featuring life…

Two-dozen Ramona Elementary School students stepped out of the classroom and in front of the camera to produce a video about life in Hemet. The third-graders created “The Hemet Kids Community Video,” which they premiered Thursday, May 23, at their… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

kindergartner with iPod

Textbooks out — iPods, tablets in

A kindergartner at Pachappa Elementary School drags letters into place on the screen of an iPod Touch device to spell “zigzag.” Then she is rewarded with a short video about the word on the little Internet-accessible computer that has replaced… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Murrieta Mesa High School student color guard

Student’s rally cry is Semper Fi

Robbie Healey plans to graduate from Murrieta Mesa High School on June 5 and then join the Marines. And the 18-year-old whose father is a sergeant with the Escondido Police Department seems to strike the proper balance between caution and… Read full article at The Californian