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  • Exciting changes happen at CTK Preschool

    Updated Jul 12, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Changes are taking place at Christ The King Lutheran Church Preschool. "We have revamped our preschool completely," explained CTK's Lead Pastor Brandon Way. "It is a play-based preschool." The preschool has a new director, Laura Humble, who has worked in early childhood education for more than 20 years. Humble said, "My greatest passion and joy comes from serving children ages zero to five, sharing the love of Jesus and helping them and their families as they n...

  • Students learn about pioneer life and present-day farming

    Updated Jul 11, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Monserate Christian Academy scholars embarked on a 6-week quest to learn about the life of the pioneers. Amidst learning all about homesteading, "Little House on the Prairie" (the book) and hatching baby chicks in an incubator within their studio, they invited local farmers as special guests to teach about modern day farming. During this session, they made homemade butter, whipped cream, ice cream, and apothecary boxes with homemade essential oils. With much d...

  • FUESD honors retiring outdoor education teacher Scott Gordon

    Updated Jul 10, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Union Elementary School District recently hosted a heartwarming open house event at the historic De Luz SchoolHouse, welcoming students, staff, and community members to celebrate the legacy of Scott Gordon, the retiring outdoor education teacher and long-time steward of the school house property. Gordon has dedicated over three decades to outdoor education and the De Luz SchoolHouse, fostering a deep respect for the environment among the countless stu...

  • Fallbrook STEM Academy honors high school graduates

    Updated Jul 10, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook STEM Academy students honored Fallbrook High School graduates who arrived in cap and gown and celebrated their accomplishments Wednesday, May 21. The event was marked by enthusiastic participation from Fallbrook STEM Academy students, who welcomed the graduates with roaring cheers, high fives and signs bearing positive messages. The Fallbrook STEM students created an electric atmosphere, filled with excitement and pride as they celebrated the a...

  • Vicente wins scholarship

    Updated Jul 10, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Felipa Vicente Diego from Fallbrook High School won a Bill De La Fuente Scholarship. Diego and her family attended the 8th Annual Award Night on June 26 where she was awarded a Migrant Education scholarship in honor of Dr. Julian Nava, who was an American educator and loved helping the community. Vicente is attending Mira Costa College and plans to transfer to CSUSM to get her master's as a Spanish Teacher. Submitted by Migrant Education Program, Fallbrook High S...

  • Adicoff among Mississippi State University's spring 2024 graduates

    Updated Jul 4, 2024

    MISSISSIPPI STATE, Miss. – Rebekkah Adicoff of Bonsall is among nearly 3,500 students graduating from Mississippi State University in spring 2024. Adicoff received the bachelor of science magna cum laude from MSU's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. She was also named to the university’s spring 2024 president's list. She is among 4,137 students who have attained this honor. Students on the president's list achieved a 3.8 or better grade-point average, based on a 4.0 scale, while completing at least 12 semester hou...

  • Extended School Year and Migrant Summer School programs launch with exciting new initiatives

    Updated Jul 4, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The Extended School Year (ESY) program has begun, offering enriching educational experiences to 220 students, including those with disabilities and typical students. This year, the ESY program was hosted by La Paloma Elementary, San Onofre School, and the Mike Choate Early Education Center, operating five days a week from June 4 to July 1. The ESY program focuses on maintaining progress towards Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals through a dynamic O...

  • BUSD approves Symposium Coordinator position for BHS

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Jul 4, 2024

    A coordinator will be hired for the Symposium program at Bonsall High School. The June 13 Bonsall Unified School District board meeting included a 5-0 vote to approve the Symposium Coordinator position and job description. The coordinator will collect and connect future ready resources and curriculum which will be utilized during Symposium activities at Bonsall High School. “That’s pretty exciting,” said BUSD Superintendent Joseph Clevenger. The California Apprenticeship Initiative New and Innovative Grant Program inclu...

  • Blanket project teaches students to crochet

    Updated Jul 4, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Students at Fallbrook High School are joining a partnership with the Fallbrook Blanket Project and are learning to crochet. Volunteers from the Fallbrook Blanket Project are teaching the students the correct steps for successful crocheting. Students are earning community service credits with the completion of each 7x9 inch patch. These beautiful, crocheted patches will be then be joined to become a blanket. The Fallbrook Blanket Project will then donate these b...

  • Caceres named to the dean's list at Bates College

    Updated Jul 4, 2024

    LEWISTON, Maine – Dalila Caceres of Fallbrook was named to the dean's list at Bates College for the winter semester ending in April 2024. This is a distinction earned by students whose grade point average is 3.92 or higher. Caceres is majoring in anthropology at Bates. Bates is internationally recognized as a leading liberal arts college, attracting about 2,000 students from across the U.S. and around the world. Since 1855, Bates has been dedicated to educating the whole person through creative and rigorous scholarship in a...

  • Summer camps are in full effect at community center

    Updated Jun 27, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Detective Jeff Holder from the Sheriff's Bomb/Arson Unit and Crime Prevention Specialist did a presentation for the Fallbrook Community Center's summer camp program on June 17. The children were able to learn, not only about the various careers at the Sheriff's Department, but a little about what the bomb arson deputies do. Lots of questions about "Buttons" the robot were asked, and camp goers received an official Junior Deputy Sheriff badge after. Submitted by t...

  • Fallbrook STEM Academy families enjoy Lunch on the Lawn

    Updated Jun 27, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook STEM Academy recently hosted Lunch on the Lawn with the aim of nurturing a sense of community and togetherness. Parents, students and staff congregated on the school's front lawn, which was transformed into a bustling center of joy and connection. The focal point of the gathering was the opportunity for families to spend quality time together, enjoying shared meals and each other's company. Parents brought homemade lunches, pizza and Happy Meals, ready t...

  • BUSD approves agreement for instructional assistants

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Jun 27, 2024

    A community college student pays resident tuition if he or she is a resident of that community college district or an adjacent community college district. The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District borders the Palomar Community College District, so Bonsall Unified School District residents attending Grossmont College or Cuyamaca College would pay resident tuition. An agreement was needed for a foundation to pay Grossmont College and Cuyamaca College students to be instructional assistants at BUSD schools, but that was...

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of North County presents Great Futures awards

    Updated Jun 23, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Boys & Girls Clubs of North County held its Great Futures Annual Awards Ceremony on May 28, to honor and recognize outstanding achievements by its members and staff. The event was a celebration of the club's commitment to helping young people reach their full potential and create great futures. Among the awards presented at the ceremony were Youths of the Year, Boys & Girls Clubs Spirit Award, Academic Award, Volunteer of the Year, Sportsmanship Awards, E...

  • La Paloma Good News Club finishes strong

    Updated Jun 21, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The kids, parents and teachers clapped and cheered as the children received their well-earned trophies at the end of the school year. Good News Clubs all over North County celebrated in the same way. Along with lessons about Jesus and games, the children are challenged to learn 15 Scripture songs. It is so much fun with hand motions and great music. They can learn as many as they want, and the prizes are different sized trophies, the largest being 15" tall. This ye...

  • BUSD showcases state-of-the-art farm at open house event

    Updated Jun 20, 2024

    BONSALL – Bonsall Unified School District celebrated its innovative "Learning Farm" with an open house event on May 16. The farm, made possible through generous community partner donations, represents a significant milestone in the district's commitment to hands-on, experiential learning. Key community partners contributing to the development of the Learning Farm include North Coast Church, Bonsall Rotary Club, Eagle Scout Jared Erickson (who constructed the chicken coop) a...

  • BUSD approves two new Bonsall High School courses

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Jun 20, 2024

    The Bonsall Unified School District board approved Bonsall High School course descriptions for two new courses. A 5-0 BUSD board vote April 17 approved adding Advanced Computer Science Systems Programming and Advanced Product Innovation and Design to the courses Bonsall High School students may take. Both courses will be part of the school’s Career Technical Education program. “It’s adding additional courses for these pathways,” said BUSD Superintendent Joseph Clevenger. “It allows students to graduate with additiona...

  • Rodriguez earns dean's list honor at Lee University

    Updated Jun 20, 2024

    CLEVELAND, Tennessee – Aaliyah Rodriguez of Fallbrook has earned dean's list honors during the spring 2024 semester. Dean's list recognition is earned by full-time, undergraduate students with a semester grade point average between 3.7 and 4.0. Lee University is a private, Christ-centered university located in Cleveland, Tennessee, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Submitted by Lee University....

  • Woolen named to dean's list at University of Maryland Global Campus

    Updated Jun 20, 2024

    ADELPHI, Maryland – Sanay Woolen of Fallbrook was named to the dean's list for the spring 2024 term at University of Maryland Global Campus. To be eligible for the honor, a student must complete at least six credits during the term, earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 for the term, and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 at UMGC. University of Maryland Global Campus was founded more than 75 years ago specifically to serve the higher education needs of working adults and military service members. Submitted byUniversity o...

  • Preschoolers are prepared for kindergarten

    Updated Jun 6, 2024

  • Palomar College names 2024 valedictorian

    Updated Jun 6, 2024

    SAN MARCOS – Fallbrook resident Sophia Segerstrom has been attending Palomar College since she was 14 years old, and now, five years later, she has graduated as the college's valedictorian. While attending high school at the Audeo II Charter School, Segerstrom began taking dual enrollment courses at Palomar College. She said taking courses that she enjoyed at Palomar College, particularly theater classes, enabled her to take a wider variety of classes than her high school o...

  • Van Eik and Patel receive P.E.O. Star Scholarship awards

    Updated Jun 6, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Alexa Van Eik and Misha Patel were selected to each receive a $2500 Star Scholarship award from the P.E.O. Sisterhood. Van Eik was recommended by chapter UH and Patel was recommended by chapter PF of Fallbrook. The P.E.O. Star Scholarship was established in 2009. It recognizes the accomplishments of graduating high school women planning to pursue a post-secondary education. The competitive Star Scholarship is for women who exhibit excellence in leadership, a...

  • Bender wins two Don Diego Scholarships totaling $2,000

    Updated Jun 6, 2024

    DEL MAR – Dacey Bender, who graduates from Fallbrook Union High School with a 4.2 GPA while undertaking a challenging AP curriculum, has won two highly competitive college scholarships from the Don Diego Scholarship Foundation totaling $2,000. She will use the funds to major in Biology at UCSD on her way toward becoming an obstetrician gynecologist, "Through this career, I hope to show compassion to patients and be seen as a positive light to all I interact with." Bender is o...

  • FUESD celebrates new teachers' triumphs

    Updated May 30, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Union Elementary School District recently held its end-of-year New Teacher Colloquium Wednesday, May 15. The event provided a platform for new teachers to showcase their culminating projects to teacher mentors, principals and district leadership, marking the completion of a significant milestone in their professional development journey. This two-year program is designed to provide job-embedded support and mentorship to new teachers, fostering a g...

  • Fallbrook student artists receive FAA scholarships

    Updated May 30, 2024

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