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  • Willow Tree participates in Global School Play Day

    Updated Mar 26, 2024

    FALLBROOK – In a world often consumed by screens and schedules, it's easy to overlook the importance of unstructured playtime in a child's development. However, Willow Tree, a local Waldorf-Inspired enrichment center, is making a significant stride in prioritizing play by participating in Global School Play Day with over 2 million other students around the globe. This initiative, now in its ninth year, encourages schools worldwide to dedicate a day to unrestricted, imaginative...

  • BUSD offers free college during high school

    Updated Feb 22, 2024

    BONSALL – In early 2021, Bonsall Unified School District began forging the path to make Bonsall High School an Early College high school. Partnering with Palomar College, Bonsall High School administration, led by counselor Eryn Barker, started exploring mutually beneficial ways to expand student opportunities at the relatively new Bonsall High School. An Early College program provides students with the opportunity to take college classes on a college campus while still in h...

  • Fallbrook-based company addresses summer learning loss through innovative STEM programs

    Updated Feb 22, 2024

    FALLBROOK – In a bid to combat the persistent issue of Summer Learning Loss and inspire students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines, Kid Laboratories, a new company based in Fallbrook, has emerged with a mission to unlock the fullest potential of tween students. At the helm of this groundbreaking initiative is Elena Czarnowski, a seasoned professional who transitioned from the technology sector to pursue her passion for science and m...

  • Rotary Club of Fallbrook honors FUESD Students of the Month

    Updated Feb 22, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Union Elementary School District is delighted to announce the commendation of two exceptional sixth-grade students, Camila Guzman and Grayson Legg, as Rotary Students of the Month by the Rotary Club of Fallbrook. Recognizing the significance of acknowledging students who demonstrate exceptional academic prowess and exemplary leadership qualities, the Rotary Club in partnership with FUESD carefully selects two outstanding students from a local s...

  • Fallbrook A Leer literacy event set for March 23

    Updated Feb 16, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The 20th Fallbrook A Leer/Day of Service & Literacy will take place Saturday, March 23 at Maie Ellis Elementary School, 400 West Elder St. The day will begin with a special guest speaker for parents and will include 30 guest readers reading to more than 300 children, who will also receive free school backpacks filled with books and supplies. The event will also feature children's artwork, dance and ballet folklorico performances, education seminars for parents, c...

  • Palomar College leaders advocate for students

    Updated Feb 16, 2024

    SAN MARCOS – Students throughout the nation seeking a path to a 4-year degree, or a new career in high demand industries, enroll in a nearby community college. There are over 900 community colleges in the United States serving over 10 million students. This equates to 35% of all undergraduate students nationwide. There are 116 community colleges in California educating over 2 million students. Research indicates that most community college students are the first in their f...

  • California experiences third-worst teacher shortage in the U.S., new report reveals

    Updated Feb 9, 2024

    GEORGIA – ProCare Therapy, a leading school therapy and teacher staffing agency, conducted an analysis of the ongoing teacher shortage crisis to raise awareness of the impact teachers have on the quality of education students receive. Nevada, Utah, and California have the highest teacher shortages. The new report highlights that elementary, language arts, social studies, and physical education teachers are most in demand. California has the third-highest rate of teacher shortages in the country, with a ratio of one teacher to...

  • Growing School Gardens Summit to be held in San Diego

    Updated Feb 9, 2024

    SAN DIEGO – School gardeners from around the nation will be attending the Growing School Gardens Summit San Diego, March 15-18. This national school garden conference is to be held at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines. Anyone involved in local school gardens is invited to attend with their garden friends, master gardeners and meet new gardeners at this weekend conference. It will provide them with ideas to improve their school gardens, provide garden education and connect them with new friends. The conference is hosted by Spro...

  • Volunteers needed to advocate for San Diego County youth living in foster care

    Updated Feb 1, 2024

    SAN DIEGO – Community members can make an impact on a foster child by participating in Voices for Children's annual "Your Voice, Their Future" volunteer recruitment campaign. The campaign, taking place now through May 1 for National Foster Care Awareness Month, aims to recruit new Court Appointed Special Advocates to serve 150 local youth in foster care currently on Voices for Children's waitlist who are in immediate need of a CASA volunteer. With the New Year, many people m...

  • Adicoff named to Mississippi State University's fall 2023 president's list

    Updated Feb 1, 2024

    MISSISSIPPI STATE, Miss. – Rebekkah Adicoff of Bonsall is among 4,503 students named to the Mississippi State University fall 2023 president’s list. Students on the president’s list achieved a 3.80 or better GPA, based on a 4.0 scale, while completing at least 12 semester hours of coursework with no incomplete grades or grades lower than a C. For more information, visit http://www.msstate.edu. Submitted by Mississippi State University....

  • Kids say the funniest things

    Updated Feb 1, 2024

    Quotes from brothers Jameson, 7, and Seamus, 5, over the years. Submitted by their mother Kathy Custer Seamus, age 3: "How does the baby get in the momma's belly and then how does it get out?" (Mom pauses to think; unsure how to answer.) Seamus: "Does he walk, drive, ride a bike...?" __________________ Seamus, age 3: "Momma are you finking about what I'm finking about?" Mom: "Well that depends; what are you thinking about?" Seamus: "Nofing." ___________________ Nanny: "I'm feeling a little under the weather." Jameson, age 5:...

  • Hanlon named to University of Alabama fall 2023 dean's list

    Updated Feb 1, 2024

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Stephanie Hanlon of Fallbrook was named to The University of Alabama dean’s list for fall semester 2023. The university named 13,950 students to the dean’s list during the fall semester 2023 who earned an academic record of 3.5 or above or the president’s list with an academic record of 4.0. The UA dean’s and president’s lists recognize full-time undergraduate students. For more information, visit http://www.ua.edu. Submitted by University of Alabama....

  • Bring the world to your home this coming fall

    Updated Feb 1, 2024

    LAGUNA BEACH – ASSE International Student Exchange Programs, a nonprofit public benefit organization, invites local families to discover the many rewards of hosting a foreign exchange student. ASSE students come from more than 50 countries worldwide: France, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Ukraine, Japan, Australia and more. They are between the ages of 15 and 18 years, and they are excited to experience American culture, family life, school, sports. etc. They also love to share their own culture and language with their host f...

  • Kuhn named to Kettering University's fall 2023 dean's list

    Updated Feb 1, 2024

    FLINT, Mich. – Matthew Kuhn of Fallbrook was named to Kettering University’s fall 2023 dean’s list. He is majoring in mechanical engineering. The dean’s list recognizes overall academic performance based on the student’s term GPA. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must satisfy the following requirements: be a degree-seeking student with a minimum term GPA of 3.5, no grades below B and a minimum of 16 earned credits for the term. Kuhn was among more than 300 students named to the fall 2023 dean's list. For more in...

  • Bonsall High School takes on giants

    Updated Jan 26, 2024

    BONSALL – A veritable David and Goliath story is unfolding at Bonsall High School in the form of a speech and debate team. Bonsall High School, established in 2014, has just over 300 students. In most school-to-school competitions, like athletics, the schools are placed in a division where they compete with schools of a similar size. In speech and debate, competitions are organized regionally in leagues open to all in that area. That means, the Bonsall squad, whose entire t...

  • FUESD Winter Camp turns La Paloma Elementary into a creative haven

    Updated Jan 25, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Union Elementary School District celebrated the FUESD Winter Camp, an initiative orchestrated by the FUESD Expanded Learning Opportunities Program. Designed for kindergarten through sixth-grade students, the camp provided an immersive experience during the winter break for FUESD students at La Paloma Elementary School. The winter camp served as a canvas for students to explore diverse art forms, offering an extensive range of classes and clubs t...

  • Palomar College academic programs receive EDC verification

    Updated Jan 25, 2024

    SAN MARCOS – The San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC) recently verified two Palomar College academic programs, the Associate of Science in Cybersecurity and the Computer Science program which offers both an Associate of Science and a Certificate of Achievement. Verified Programs are those recognized for quality education and training for in-demand jobs within the San Diego County economy. The Associate of Science in Cybersecurity program focuses on fostering proficiency in computer, network, and a...

  • D'Vine Path takes root

    Updated Jan 18, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Established in 2019, D'Vine Path Farm and Vineyards has been continuing to expand and educate a wide variety of neurodiverse individuals, while also providing a safe space for growth and self-realization. Based in agricultural tourism, D'Vine Path aims to educate students as well as the surrounding community. Looking back on the year 2023, D'Vine Path made monumental steps and achieved many goals leading into the new year. From expanding the program to hosting m...

  • Innovative sparks: Potter Junior High team wins 2nd annual FUESD Robotics Tournament

    Updated Jan 18, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Potter Junior High School hosted the second annual Fallbrook Union Elementary School District Robotics Tournament, showcasing the ingenuity and talent of young minds in the field of robotics Friday, Dec. 15. Potter Junior High School announced that amidst the fierce competition, their own team, the Ladies of Lego, emerged in the first-place position. Teams from Mary Fay Pendleton and San Onofre elementary schools, both K-8 schools, attended, creating an a...

  • Davis and Macnamara honored at SNHU

    Updated Jan 11, 2024

    MANCHESTER, N.H. – Southern New Hampshire University has recognized two Fallbrook residents. Victoria Davis was named to the fall 2023 president’s list, and Jessica Mcnamara was named to the dean’s list. Full-time undergraduate students who have earned a minimum GPA of 3.700 and above for the reporting term are named to the president’s list. Full-time status is achieved by earning 12 credits over each 16-week term or paired eight-week terms grouped in fall, winter/spring and summer. Full-time undergraduate students who hav...

  • Kids say the funniest things

    Updated Jan 11, 2024

    Quotes from brothers Jameson, 7, and Seamus, 5, over the years. Submitted by their mother Kathy Custer (Expressing love to Daddy)... Jameson, age 3: "I love you as much as eating a hot dog for breakfast. I love you as big as my bladder gets." ________________ Librarian: "Welcome to our library. Because of the Covid-19 Virus, sitting is not allowed." Mom whispers to her children: "I wonder why they really won't let us sit down?" Seamus, age 2: "Cause if you sit down, you'll catch the virus in your butt." ________________...

  • Potter needs more presenters for career day

    Updated Jan 11, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Potter Jr. High will be holding its annual College and Career Day Wednesday, Jan. 31. Guest speakers have a chance to inspire students and help shape their future. If anyone is interested and is able to be a presenter, they are asked to follow the QR code which is a direct link to their google form. On the form, there are several questions that are related to the person’s profession. Potter Jr. High counselors would be extremely honored and grateful to all who attend. For any questions or inquiries, reach out to...

  • FHS Performance Dance team follows regionals win with nationals win

    Updated Jan 10, 2024

    Joe Naiman Village News Correspondent Fallbrook High School's Performance Dance team followed its first-place regional competition result with first place in the national competition. "I'm really proud of them," Anna Haskell, dance program director at Fallbrook High School, said. "They've done an amazing job." Haskell was raised in Encinitas and attended La Costa Canyon High School. She founded and coached the La Costa Canyon dance team as a volunteer. This is her fourth year...

  • Kids say the funniest things

    Updated Dec 28, 2023

    Quotes from brothers Jameson, 7, and Seamus, 5, over the years. Submitted by their mother Kathy Custer (At age 20 months Seamus is hopping around the room)... Seamus: “Fok, fok, fok. Fok, fok, fok.” (Mom thinks to herself, Oh my goodness! Where did my child learn that horrible curse word? Trying to stay calm)... Mom: “Hey Seamus. What are you saying?” Seamus (still hopping): “I’m saying f-f--r-r-og, fog, fog, fok.” Mom: “Ohhhh!” ___________________ (Jameson, age 3, pulls on Mamma’s arm to get her off the couch)… Jameson: “E...

  • Monasterio achieves fall 2023 dean's list at Belmont University

    Updated Dec 28, 2023

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Marisa Monasterio of Fallbrook qualified for Belmont University’s fall 2023 dean’s list. Approximately 52% of Belmont’s 7,338 undergraduate students qualified. “The dean’s list achievement reflects the hard work, perseverance and dedication to academic excellence of Belmont’s outstanding students,” Belmont Provost David Gregory said. “It is my privilege to congratulate these individuals on their semester-long academic efforts. To our most recent graduates receiving this distinguishment, you are hope-insp...

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