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Hemet High Theater mixes things up

<strong>Hemet High Theater mixes things up</strong>
HHS theatre department hosts annual Variety Show Photos by Corey EvanNathan Jendrock performs guitar at the Variety Show. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter What’s the best way to get ready for a busy performance season? For the Hemet High School Theatre Department, that would be by putting together song and dance numbers for their “24th” Annual Hemet High Variety Show. Hundreds of friends and family members came on out to the Ron Murray Performing Arts Complex at Hemet High on Thursday, Sept 13 to see these young thespians just wing it, so to speak. The evening was hosted by Jessica Bruce*, Hannah Jacks* and Marion Cotton*, whose intros for each (more…)
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MSJC trustees select new member

<strong>MSJC trustees select new member</strong>
Vicki Carpenter appointed to fill board vacancy Mt. San Jacinto CollegeMt. San Jacinto College Superintendent/President Dr. Roger Schultz administers the Oath of Office to Vicki Carpenter. ■ Mt. San Jacinto College / Contributed Vicki Carpenter was appointed on Thursday, 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 five trustee areas for Mt. San Jacinto College. Mrs. Carpenter resides in Menifee. Mrs. Carpenter took the Oath of Office during a special meeting that allowed the board to interview her and make the appointment. Mrs. Carpenter (more…)
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Soboba Tribal preschool starts strong

<strong>Soboba Tribal  preschool starts strong</strong>
Families show huge support for back to school students Photos by Soboba Band of Luiseño IndiansSoboba Tribal Preschool two-year-olds’ classroom welcomed family members to its Back-to-School night on Sept. 12. ■ By Mike Hiles / Contributed The Soboba Tribal Preschool currently has 90 students enrolled and expects to fill up the last few slots to take it over the 100 mark soon. It offers classes for ages two and three and a pre-k class for four-year-olds. A kindergarten class rounds out the student body. A back-to-school night was held on Sept. 12 for parents, siblings and other family members to visit the classrooms where their kids are kept busy during the (more…)
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The Mustangs have a new wrangler

West Valley High School welcomes new principal Shannyn Cahoon Photo by Corey EvanNew WVHS Principal Shannyn Cahoon. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter 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 word and deed. The new principal is Ms. Shannyn Cahoon. “This is a fun and exciting experience,” says Cahoon. “So far, the kids have been great, the staff has been great, the community experience has been great… I’m having fun! I’m looking forward to all that this year (more…)
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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…)