In The News

The following collection of education related articles gleaned from local and national newspapers is provided to educators as a service of the Riverside County Office of Education.

Bullied Desert Hot Springs boy’s case sparks debate…

Emotions ran high at a board meeting for Palm Springs Unified School District last month when Lizette Casanova, mother of a boy bruised at the hands of another student, spoke to the board and superintendent about an incident that she… Read full article at The Desert Sun

Carpenter appointed to MSJC Board of Trustees

Vicki Carpenter was appointed on Sept. 13 by the Mt. San Jacinto College Board of Trustees to fill the Trustee Area 3 vacancy. Trustee Area 3, which takes in communities that include Menifee and portions of Hemet, is one of… Read full article at Menifee 24/7

Leilani and Julian dressed in traditional Mexican outfits

Students salute their heritage at Eastvale fiesta

A Saturday event at Roosevelt High School was all about culture. Latin American dances, arts and crafts and food highlighted the fourth annual Fiestas Patrias celebration Saturday, Sept. 15. Corona-Norco Unified School District students enrolled in dual-language immersion programs performed… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Hemet school sites receive recognition from California PBIS…

HEMET – Hemet Unified School District was one of nine school districts in the state to receive the U.S. Department of Education’s 2014 School Climate Transformation Grant. The funds were used to support and create multitiered behavioral programs for students.… Read full article at The Valley News

Gosch Ford Temecula announces free oil changes for…

TEMECULA – Gosch Ford Temecula announced the launch of the newest edition of their Education First program, named Oil Changes for Educators. The program grants free oil changes to teachers in the Murrieta and Temecula schools districts beginning Oct. 1.… Read full article at The Valley News

Trustee Vic Scavarda of HUSD recognizes Leslie Schelly…

HEMET – The governing board of the Hemet Unified School District, on nomination by Trustee Vic Scavarda, has selected Leslie Schelly, secretary at Idyllwild School, as the September recipient of the Governing Board Recognition and Award. Schelly has been Idyllwild… Read full article at The Valley News

Aaliyah Webster

Western Center Academy student completes summer program at…

HEMET – Aaliyah Webster, a junior at Western Center Academy, completed a four-week program at the 2018 Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Beaver Works Summer Institute. Webster was among 198 students from high schools throughout the nation to participate in the… Read full article at The Valley News

Riverside to join Concert Across America to End…

Riverside is one of 42 cities set to participate in the Concert Across America to End Gun Violence. The free concert is a partnership between the Riverside County Chapter of the Brady Campaign and the Riverside Resistance Revival Chorus. Each… Read full article at The Press-Enterprise

Lawyer warns parents of school sexual misconduct

INDIO, Calif. - - The attorney representing the alleged 14 year-old female victim of sexual misconduct involving a music teacher at Desert Ridge Academy spoke out to KESQ/CBS Local 2 -- criticizing the Desert Sands Unified School District for not… Read full article at KESQ News

Ms. Shannyn Cahoon stands in front of Mustangs building

The Mustangs have a new wrangler

For any school, a change of leadership can mean a lot of uncertainty. Thankfully for the students of West Valley High School, their new principal totally gets this and is ready to show what she brings to the table by… Read full article at The Valley Chronicle

Cathedral City High Celebrates Kindness

Cathedral City High School students are celebrating kindness. Three words sum it up nicely: “Dude. Be Nice.” “Yes it’s been amazing, I mean the students here are so nice and so kind,” says Samantha Camua, a sophomore at CCHS, with… Read full article at KMIR TV Palm Springs

teacher demonstrates science equipment for other teachers

Canyon Springs Teachers Encourage Cross-Curriculum

History teachers in Math class? French teachers in Chemistry class? English teachers in Spanish class? Yes, it’s true! Canyon Springs High School’s International Baccalaureate (IB) teachers spent a day outside of their usual classroom settings to gain insight on the… Read full article at Moreno Valley City News

CHP conducting enhanced school zone enforcement operation

COACHELLA VALLEY, Calif. - California Highway Patrol (CHP), Indio Area, is conducting an enhanced school zone enforcement operation Thursday morning. The operation will focus on increasing safety in school zones within unincorporated areas of Riverside County, ultimately supplementing Indio Area… Read full article at KESQ News