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  • Preschoolers are prepared for kindergarten

    Updated Jun 6, 2024

  • La Paloma dedicates Think Big Reading Room

    Updated May 30, 2024

  • 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...

  • Utah Tech University student Baylee Howley receives dean's list honors for spring 2024 semester

    Updated May 30, 2024

    ST. GEORGE, Utah – Baylee Howley of Fallbrook was among those honored students at Utah Tech University who were showcased for their exceptional academic performance during the spring 2024 semester, with 1,276 Trailblazers earning dean’s list honors. To qualify, students had to attain a 3.5 to 3.89 GPA and complete at least 15 credits. “I extend my heartfelt congratulations to all our exceptional students whose unwavering commitment and hard work have resulted in their well-deserved placement on the honor roll,” Michael...

  • Vallecitos School District approves cafeteria equipment purchase

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated May 30, 2024

    One of the existing classrooms at Vallecitos Elementary School will be converted into a cafeteria, and the Vallecitos School District board approved a purchase agreement for cafeteria equipment. The board voted 3-0 Tuesday, May 14, with Ritsa Chanthabandith in Europe, to ratify a contract with Economy Restaurant and Supply. The San Marcos company will be paid $22,004.00 while freight charges and sales tax create a total school district expense of $27,674.31. “It’s to get our kids an opportunity to eat inside and out of the...

  • Fallbrook student artists receive FAA scholarships

    Updated May 30, 2024

  • Fallbrook children sing 'Sound of Music'

    Updated May 23, 2024

  • Hoff named to UJ dean's list

    Updated May 23, 2024

    JAMESTOWN, N.D. – Brady Hoff of Fallbrook was named to the spring 2024 dean’s list at University of Jamestown in North Dakota. Students are named to the list for earning a 3.5 GPA while taking at least 12 credit hours for the semester. University of Jamestown is ranked as a “Best Regional University” in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. Established as Jamestown College in 1883, the university is a private, Christian, liberal arts university granting bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in many areas of study. U...

  • FUESD announces staff promotions

    Updated May 23, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Union Elementary School District has announced three staffing changes coming up for the district, as approved by the Board of Trustees May 9. First and foremost, they named Ernie Garcia as their next Custodial Supervisor. Garcia brings 13 years of service within FUESD. During this time, he spent five years working in facilities as a custodian before moving to the Payroll/Accounting Department as a confidential payroll technician. His dedication and e...

  • Vallecitos requests waiver for Trustee Area 1 vacancy

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated May 23, 2024

    The Vallecitos School District seat for Trustee Area 1 is currently vacant, and the school district board is requesting a waiver of the 60-day deadline to fill that vacant seat. The board’s 3-0 vote May 14, with Ritsa Chanthabandith in Europe, authorized the submission of a waiver request to the State Board of Education. The waiver, which is expected to be granted, will allow the school district to fill the vacant seat by appointment rather than by an election. “We’re still looking for one more board member,” said Valleci...

  • Marisa Monasterio of Fallbrook achieves spring 2024 dean's list at Belmont University

    Updated May 23, 2024

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Marisa Monasterio of Fallbrook was named among the students who qualified for Belmont University’s spring 2024 dean’s list. Approximately 44% of the university’s 7,338 undergraduate students qualified for the spring 2024 dean’s list. “Earning a place on the dean’s list is a testament to the unwavering diligence, tenacity and commitment to scholarly distinction exhibited by Belmont’s promising students,” Belmont University Provost David Gregory said. “The ability to excel both inside and outside the classro...

  • Speech students compete at state level

    Updated May 18, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Three Migrant Education students and their Speech Teacher went to Monterey, California to compete in the Migrant Education State Speech and Debate Tournament 2024, May 3-5. Juliana Maldonado participated in the 12th grade English Speech and even though she has only been studying English for three years she did great. Adalinda Padilla participated in the 12th grade Spanish Speech and earned third place in her Prepared Speech. Julio Tovar Romero participated in t...

  • Masonic Lodge awards scholarships

    Updated May 18, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Masonic Lodge No. 317 presented scholarships to Fallbrook High School students who demonstrated high ideals, financial need and involvement in their school and/or community. These students excel in academic, civic, and sports activities and plan on attending university after graduation. The awards were presented at the lodge's stated meeting dinner, and the students and their families were in attendance. This is one of the community-based programs that t...

  • Vallecitos School District to acquire wireless PA, bell, notification system

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated May 18, 2024

    The Vallecitos School District will be acquiring a wireless public address, bell and notification system. The district board had two vacant seats Tuesday, April 9, when the other three members supported the motion to obtain the system from Visiplex. The cost of the system, including freight and a 10-year license, will be $13,964. “That will improve our safety and security,” Meliton Sanchez, superintendent of Vallecitos School District and the district’s chief business officer, said. The school district will obtain 16 wirel...

  • Pratson set to graduate from University of Georgia

    Updated May 18, 2024

    ATHENS, Ga. – Arianna Cherie Pratson of Bonsall is among the more than 8,000 candidates for graduation in the University of Georgia’s class of 2024. Pratson earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing. “We are excited to celebrate the achievements of our University of Georgia students in the Class of 2024,” university President Jere W. Morehead said. “Commencement offers students, friends and families an opportunity to recognize the extraordinary dedication UGA students have shown during their time on campus. We look forward to...

  • Chanthabandith appointed to Vallecitos School District board

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated May 9, 2024

    Ritsa Chanthabandith has been appointed to the Vallecitos School District board to fill the vacancy for the Trustee Area 5 seat. The Vallecitos board meeting Tuesday, April 9, included a 3-0 vote to appoint Chanthabandith to the vacant seat. The Trustee Area 1 seat is still vacant; Chris Howells resigned from the board effective Feb. 12 after moving out of California. Chanthabandith will serve until December 2024, although she can seek a full four-year term in the November 2024 election. “She has a couple of students in t...

  • Bonsall High students visit Rainbow Water to explore careers in the water industry

    Updated May 9, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Rainbow Municipal Water District (Rainbow Water) hosted Bonsall High School students and staff for a field trip on April 25, where students took a guided tour through Rainbow Water headquarters to learn about STEM careers in the water industry. Over a dozen students were immersed in a behind the scenes look at the day-to-day operations of engineering, finance, information technology (IT), meter services, and water quality. The field trip was the third hosted by R...

  • San Diego County Sheriff is offering a Junior Women's Academy

    Heather Mitchell, Crime Prevention Specialist|Updated May 9, 2024

    I am excited to announce that the San Diego County Sheriff's Department will be hosting a Junior Women's Academy, Wednesday through Friday, June 12, 13, and 14, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at Palomar College, San Marcos Campus, 1140 W Mission Road. The goal is to provide a venue for Sheriff's Personnel to interact with high school-aged girls and introduce them to the many and varied employment opportunities within the San Diego Sheriff's Department. Participants will engage in...

  • Fallbrook High earns high National and Metro-Area Rankings in 2024 Best High Schools

    Updated May 9, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook High School has achieved remarkable recognition in the 2024 Best High Schools rankings, recently released by U.S. News. The school has secured notable positions both nationally and within the metro-area, affirming its commitment to academic excellence and student success. With the release of the latest rankings, Fallbrook High School stands proud among the top 40% of high schools nationwide, earning the esteemed status as a U.S. News Best High School. This accomplishment not only reflects the d...

  • Don Dornon Games celebrate youth athletics and community spirit

    Updated May 2, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The Don Dornon Games, a cherished tradition in Fallbrook, once again brought together the community in celebration of youth athletics and camaraderie for the 51st time. Originally established by the Fallbrook Street PTA and student council, and spearheaded by the dedicated leadership of Don Dornon, a beloved teacher, the games have evolved into an annual highlight for the region. Following Dornon's passing in 1976, the community rallied to establish a memorial f...

  • Palomar College celebrates Earth Day

    Updated May 2, 2024

    FALLBROOK – To celebrate Earth Day, staff members from the Fallbrook Education Center helped clean up part of their community. Partnering with Vista Community Clinic, Palomar College employees from the Fallbrook Education Center, Camp Pendleton Education Site, and the main campus in San Marcos teamed up with North County Fire Protection District to remove more than 45 pounds of litter and 4.5 pounds of cigarette waste from Horse Ranch Creek Road, Stewart Canyon, and the M...

  • Scholarships for young women have May 31 deadline

    Updated May 2, 2024

    SACRAMENTO – The application period has now opened for Minerva Scholarships for young women. One $10,000 scholarship and up to 108 $300 scholarships will be awarded. The Minerva Scholarship program was established by Women in California Leadership to support the advancement of women in the State of California. Launched in 2015, the foundation was established with the purpose of empowering women and enhancing the lives of women and girls. To this end, the foundation is committed to providing scholarships to select women of p...

  • FUESD Girls In STEM event inspires young minds at CSUSM

    Updated Apr 24, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Female students from all over Fallbrook Union Elementary School District came together at California State University San Marcos Friday, April 5, for the annual Girls In STEM event. The event was aimed at fostering interest and excitement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields among young girls. Hosted at the prestigious CSUSM campus, the event provided an opportunity for FUESD girls to engage with faculty members and current CSUSM female s...

  • Kids say the funniest things

    Updated Apr 24, 2024

    Quotes from brothers Jameson, 7, and Seamus, 5, over the years. Submitted by their mother Kathy Custer (Trying to light candles on his birthday cake, Jameson pushes the top button on the lighter and is looking really confused because it won’t light)… Jameson, age 5: “How can this lighter sense that I’m a kid?” _______________ (Pointing to his chalk drawing on the driveway)… Seamus, age 3: “Mommy guess what I drew!” (Mom feeling totally lost because this drawing doesn’t resemble anything)… Mom: “Um, is it an alien?” Seamus:...

  • New virtual public charter school program offers K-10 option in Southern California

    Updated Apr 17, 2024

    TEMECULA – Connections Academy at Springs, a new tuition-free online public charter school program, will begin operating for the 2024-2025 school year in partnership with Springs Charter Schools, a network of public charter schools in Southern California offering tuition-free, WASC-accredited and personalized learning curriculum. Open to students in grades K-10 living in Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties, Connections Academy at Springs is enrolling for its inaugural a...

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