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HUSD honors staff member for excellence

<strong>HUSD honors staff member for excellence</strong>
Leslie Schelly, Secretary at Idyllwild school, recognized by governing board HUSDGoverning Board Trustee Vic Scavarda and Attendance Secretary Leslie Schelly smile with her award. ■ Hemet Unified School District / Contributed For outstanding performance, professionalism and loyalty to the Hemet Unified School District, Leslie Schelly was presented with the Governing Board Recognition of Excellence Award and a $500 certificate to be used toward the district program of her choice on Sept 4. The Governing Board of the Hemet Unified School District, on nomination by Trustee Vic Scavarda, selected Leslie Schelly, Secretary at Idyllwild School, as the September recipient of the Governing Board Recognition and Award. Leslie Schelly has been Idyllwild School’s (more…)
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Make heading to college easy

<strong>Make heading to college easy</strong>
How to make the application process smoother for students Metro ServiceAdvance preparation can make the college application process a lot less stressful for students and their parents. ■ Metro Service / Contributed Applying to colleges is exciting for many high school students. But that excitement is sometimes tempered by anxiety. The college application process can affect students’ lives for years to come, so it’s understandable why some teenagers might feel stressed as they apply to college. The National Center for Educational Statistics says 69 percent of high school graduates in the United States enroll in college the fall after graduating from high school. Many students begin applying to college before entering (more…)
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Hemet schools recognized by California PBIS

<strong>Hemet schools recognized by California PBIS</strong>
24 school sites receive gold status this year for PBIS implementation HUSD24 school sites receive recognition from California PBIS coalition. ■ Hemet Unified School District / Contributed Hemet Unified School District (HUSD) 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 multi-tiered behavioral programs for students. With some of these funds, HUSD staff members began implementing Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) into its schools three years ago. Now all Hemet Unified schools have been recognized by the California PBIS Coalition for their continued implementation. The 24 Hemet schools that participated (more…)
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Noli volleyball hosts first game

<strong>Noli volleyball  hosts first game</strong>
Soboba youth team starts strong with season opener Photos courtesy of Soboba Band of Luiseño IndiansThe Noli Indian Girls Volleyball team played its first game of the season against River Springs Magnolia at the Soboba Sports Complex on Aug. 21. ■ By Mike Hiles / Contributed The Noli Indian Girls Volleyball team played their first game of the Warrior League season last Tuesday, Aug. 21 against River Springs Magnolia at the Soboba Sports Complex. The majority of team members are sophomores, with two freshmen, one junior and one senior. Coach Andrea Helms-Sanchez said having a “young” team makes them easier to coach and more willing to learn. “They are go-getters and (more…)
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Hemet students head back to school

<strong>Hemet students head back to school</strong>
Tahquitz High School hosts for HUSD Back to School Night Photos by Corey Evan/The Valley ChronicleAVID coordinator Kacy Simpson outlines the AVID program for 12th graders and their parents. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter For some students, back to school night can feel like a major drag. But for all students, and their families, it is potentially beneficial. The Valley Chronicle got to learn about Hemet Unified School District’s back to school night on Monday, Aug. 27 by visiting Tahquitz High School for the evening. Approximately 300 families were present at Tahquitz to meet with teachers, exchange information and get a first glimpse of how their students are doing. Principal (more…)
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Chinese exchange students tour MSJC

<strong>Chinese exchange students tour MSJC</strong>
30 delegates welcomed for cultural exchange program Photo courtesy of MSJCStudents from the College Entrepreneur Training Program from Hunan, China, visit Mt. San Jacinto College on Aug. 24 to learn about education in the U.S. ■ Mt. Sj College / Contributed On Friday Aug. 24, Mt. San Jacinto College welcomed a delegation from China as part of an effort to build cultural, educational and business opportunities in the district. The nearly 30 delegates included 24 college-age students from the College Entrepreneur Training Program from Hunan, China. The remaining delegates were Jianfeng Huang, Wenwei Liang, Qing Liu and Shuai Hu from GuangZhou China. The group is seeking opportunities to collaborate with the (more…)
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West Valley welcomes freshmen

<strong>West Valley welcomes freshmen</strong>
The scoop on West Valley High’s Class of 2022 orientation Photo by Corey Evan / The Valley ChronicleIncoming freshmen took part in games and get-to-know-you activities on a Monday morning. This was part of West Valley’s efforts to take the edge off their upcoming first day of school. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter High School can be scary when you first arrive; whether it’s busy work, bullies, braces or other business, it can seem overwhelming. The best high schools do their part to help take the edge off of all that. West Valley High School in Hemet invited The Valley Chronicle to its Class of 2022 Freshmen orientation on Monday, (more…)
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Football Preview: San Jacinto High School

<strong>Football Preview:  San Jacinto High School</strong>
Will the Tigers hang onto the bell for a fifth year in a row? Photo by Corey Evan / The Valley ChronicleThe Tigers hit the gridiron to warm up on Monday Aug 6. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter For the San Jacinto Tigers’ football team, ringing the victory bell for the past four years is an accomplishment nobody can take away. So what can Head Coach Aric Galliano do to top that? Push them to go for a five-year run. But how will the Tigers be able to pull off a fifth consecutive win, let alone the Mountain Pass League title? Galliano took time off from football practice and sat (more…)
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Noli School Board helps students succeed

<strong>Noli School Board helps students succeed</strong>
Soboba Reservation school serves grades 6 through 12 Photo courtesy of Soboba Band of Luiseño IndiansSeveral tribes are regularly represented in the student body at Noli that serves grades six through 12. ■ Mike Hiles / Contributed Students at the Noli Indian School on the Soboba Band of Lusieño Indians reservation arrived for the first day of school on Thursday, Aug. 9 with new clothes, new shoes and backpacks filled with all the tools needed for a successful academic experience. Behind the scenes of this school are administrators and a governing board who are working hard to help them achieve their goals. The Noli School Board is comprised of five members (more…)
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Tips for a successful back-to-school carpool

<strong>Tips for a successful  back-to-school carpool</strong>
Photo source: StatePoint MediaSuccessfully preparing for back to school season involves an efficient carpool plan. ■ StatePoint Media / Contributed It’s time to get back into the school mindset, which for parents means school supplies, packing lunches and carpools. A carpool arrangement can be the school year’s greatest gift, but the key to a seamless schedule is good communication and a solid set of rules. With these best practices, parents can help ensure a safe and smooth ride for all the carpool passengers throughout the school year: Develop a contact list: Compile a contact list that includes the names of every child and adult involved in the carpool, along with addresses (more…)