Hundreds of Great Oak High Shool students make their way to their classrooms.

Southwest schools enjoy enrollment boost

School districts across southwest Riverside County got a bit of surprise this fall: additional students on their campuses. The Temecula Valley, Murrieta Valley and Lake Elsinore Unified school districts are all reporting increases in student enrollment when many of them… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Past-war vets get belated diplomas

Twenty-three veterans of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War will receive their high school diplomas at the 2012 Riverside County Operation Recognition Ceremony. Riverside County Superintendent of Schools Kenneth M. Young will award the diplomas at… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Brian Wood appointed to replace Michael…

San Gorgonio Middle School Principal Brian Wood has been promoted to Director of Assessment and Accountability for the Beaumont Unified School District. He begins on Monday, Nov. 5. Wood succeeds Michael Marcos, who resigned for personal reasons. Marcos was hired… Read full article at source

Photo of kirkpan

Jurupa Valley: School board to discuss…

To orthodox Sikhs throughout the world, the ceremonial kirpan is more than just a symbol. It is one of five sacred articles of faith that define the essence of the estimated 27 million Sikhs worldwide and must be worn at… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Campaign literature and newspaper articles on the presidential election are tacked to a classroom wall

Beaumont: High school students vote in…

Beaumont High students cast their ballots last week — not for real, but in a mock election. Around 1,800 students in grades 10 through 12 completed the ballots in their social studies classes on Thursday, Nov. 1. The results will… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Hemet: Bond measure touted as long-term…

Voters in the Hemet Unified School District will be asked Tuesday, Nov. 6, to approve a measure that would allow the district to refinance $49 million in construction bonds. Measure U, which requires approval of a 55 percent majority plus… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Photo of Betty Bouris in Herk Hall.

Lake Elsinore: Herk Bouris Elementary School…

Members of the family of Menifee Valley farming pioneer Herk Bouris had a chance to visit the school named for him Friday during the dedication ceremony for the new elementary campus. Herk Bouris Elementary School is located in the Canyon… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Schools win Models of Excellence Awards

The Menifee Union School District won two Model of Academic Excellence Awards for coaching and intervention programs. Callie Kirkpatrick Elementary School won the award for its “Focus on Intervention” program, and the district won an award for its “Collaborative Coaching”… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Alvord school board hears about counseling…

After counseling services from the Wylie Center, a sixth-grade girl in an Alvord school no longer cuts, scratches or hurts herself, a senior outreach counselor said. The girl had been upset about problems at home, and her school asked outreach… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Riverside: North students, group stage cleanup

History was made when the Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful program partnered with John W. North High School, its first ever partnership with a school in its 20 years. Volunteering students and staff from North High met on the morning… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise