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  • Healthy activities for kids of all ages

    Updated Dec 28, 2023

    Children have a seemingly endless supply of energy. Channeling that energy into something positive can benefit kids' minds and bodies. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends various amounts of daily physical activity for children depending on their ages and abilities. Adhering to these recommendations is especially important in the wake of what many public health officials fear has become an epidemic of childhood obesity in many nations. For example, the United...

  • Perez shines bright as a "Celebration of Leadership" award winner

    Updated Dec 21, 2023

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Union Elementary School District (FUESD) announces the recognition of Lillian Perez, Director of Expanded Learning, who has been honored with the Celebration of Leadership Award by the California Department of Education (CDE). This distinguished award underscores Perez's commitment and innovative leadership in advancing after-school educational opportunities for the students of Fallbrook. Under her guidance, FUESD has experienced a transformative s...

  • Rodriguez earns dean's list honor at Lee University

    Updated Dec 21, 2023

    CLEVELAND, Tenn. – Lee University announces that Aaliyah Rodriguez of Fallbrook has earned dean's list honors during the fall 2023 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 Tennessee, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Submitted by Lee University....

  • Voices for Children: Help create a happier holiday season for children in foster care as a CASA

    Updated Dec 21, 2023

    SAN DIEGO – For many people, the holiday season is full of excitement, celebration, family, warmth and community. Voices for Children urged the community to support children in foster care in their community who are spending the holidays away from those they love and consider how each person can make a difference. Voices for Children recruits and trains caring volunteers, known as Court Appointed Special Advocates, to provide supportive services for youth in foster care and advocate for their needs. “Sadly, for the chi...

  • Soroptimists to hold virtual fundraiser in January

    Updated Dec 21, 2023

    VISTA – Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland invited the public to sign up for their “30 Miles in 30 Days” virtual fitness challenge fundraiser. The challenge will begin Monday, Jan. 1, and end Saturday, Jan. 30. Participants can register online at https://bit.ly/3Ppocfd or text the code “3030WALK” to 44-321. “We’re asking our supporters locally and nationwide to pledge online to walk, run or bike a total of 30 miles in January, and to pledge $1 per mile. They can also choose to just donate withou...

  • 12 years of robo-brilliance: Potter Jr. High robotics team sets the standard

    Updated Dec 13, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Potter Junior High School announces its ongoing commitment to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education through the First Lego League program.With the guidance of Potter's math teacher and robotics coach, Chuck Floto, the school's robotics team is set for another year of thrilling hands-on learning. FIRST LEGO League is a remarkable program that introduces STEM concepts to children aged 4 to 16 through engaging, real-world problem-solving e...

  • New digital storybook helps children to sign in 6 easy steps

    Updated Dec 13, 2023

    GWINNETT COUNTY, Georgia – Introducing Ben and Mia, children's new best friends, making sign language easy and fun for children to learn. Almost 400,000 children have a hearing disability in the U.S., and they outnumber school interpreters by 41 children to 1 interpreter. Studies show children have a critical period of learning between ages 1 and 5 years where children are ready to acquire new language. This period is riskier for hard of hearing children, as if they don't c...

  • Vallecitos School District classified substitutes given pay raise

    Updated Dec 13, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter The Dec. 5 meeting of the Vallecitos School District board included increased compensation of approximately 50 cents per hour for substitute classified employees. The board voted 3-0, with Chris Howells absent and one vacant seat, to approve the revised salary schedule. “This is to bump the pay for our substitute employees,” said Vallecitos School District Superintendent Meliton Sanchez, who is also the district’s chief business officer. The pay for specific groups of classified emplo...

  • FUESD offers a fresh take on afterschool care

    Updated Dec 7, 2023

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Union Elementary School District (FUESD) is proud of the new innovative approach to after school care, one that is redefining the way students and families experience enrichment and support. FUESD's After School Program, now in its second year, is offering a fresh and comprehensive perspective on providing students with an enriching, exciting, and complete afterschool experience. Lilly Perez, director of the FUESD After School Program, explained, "...

  • BUSD approves intersession camps with B&GC

    Updated Dec 7, 2023

    Joe Naiman Village News Reporter The Bonsall Unified School District board approved a memorandum of understanding with the Boys and Girls Club of North County to provide intersession camps during school breaks and non-school days for BUSD students during the 2023-2024 school year. The BUSD board voted 4-0 Nov. 15, with Pascal Lapoirie absent, to approve the MOU. The school district will pay the Boys and Girls Club $25 per enrolled student for each day although if the student is present five days in a week the cost will be...

  • Gwyn's poetry is now in a national journal

    Updated Dec 7, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Graecie Gwyn's poem "Wonder" has been published in Empowered, a poetry journal from The America Library of Poetry. Graecie is a seventh grader at Potter Junior High. She has been previously published in Stone Soup Magazine, the San Diego Union-Tribune, and Mustango, a poetry journal published by the Village News for Maie Ellis Elementary. Wonder by Graecie Gwyn Vague memories of Cuba and flowers. The swift of the structure, the curiosity and the coldness is the m...

  • Kids say the funniest things

    Updated Dec 7, 2023

    Quotes from brothers Jameson, 7, and Seamus, 5, over the years. Submitted by their mother Kathy Custer _________________ Seamus, at age 2, sings his alphabet song: "A, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, animal pee, q, r, s, t, u, v, w, x, y, z..." _________________ (Jameson at age 3, walks over to the nanny while she is sitting at a table scrolling through her phone)... Jameson: "Are you shopping online?" Nanny: "No, I'm trying not to spend any money." Jameson: "Why?" Nanny: "Cause if I spend my money I will be broke." Jameson:...

  • Elementary students learn about the sheriff's department

    Updated Nov 29, 2023

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  • Migrant Ed II

    Updated Nov 29, 2023

    Brotherhood at the Trunk or Treat By Emiliano Bolanos Delgado On Saturday, Oct. 28, Fallbrook High School had a trunk or treat, and I went and interviewed a person called Abel Orozco. He has a group of friends that have lowriders, and their group name is called Brooklife. They created Brooklife in 2019 and they have about 16 lowriders; some are cruisers and most of them are getting repaired. Orozco said, “it takes a lot of time to fix a car, to get it running, and also getting all the parts for it.” When I asked how long it...

  • Innovation in action: FSA's 'Innovation Day' unleashes student creativity

    Updated Nov 29, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook STEM Academy (FSA) hosted an exciting "Innovation Day" event, a celebration of student excellence in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at the beginning of November. The event provided a platform for students to exhibit their ingenuity, critical thinking, and passion for STEM, while welcoming parents to witness their remarkable achievements. Innovation Day encompassed first through sixth grade classes at FSA, r...

  • Migrant Ed students take journalism class

    Updated Nov 24, 2023

    Sarahi Perez Trick-or-Treating this year was kind of tricky due to Halloween falling on a weekday, which was Tuesday, Oct. 31. Trick-or-Treating at Rancho Viejo is always fun, but this year there were not that many houses that were giving out candy. I believe that due to Halloween falling on a Tuesday, everyone was sleeping getting ready for work or school the next day, or the people might have gone Trick-or-Treating themselves. My siblings and I always go to Rancho Viejo for...

  • Migrant Ed students take journalism class

    Updated Nov 24, 2023

    By Maria Matias Teachers and parents joined forces for an event on Oct. 28 to guide 12th graders in building their future. Universities, community emergency services, and a classic lowrider car exhibition contributed to this event. Among the different activities, I first explored the car show and had the opportunity to interview Ms. Verónica Loera, who is part of the Fallbrook Elementary District Migrant Ed Program. Ms. Loera had a 1979 Ford Ranchero model car and she had...

  • Migrant Ed students take journalism class

    Updated Nov 24, 2023

    By Cesar Vasquez I interviewed a sheriff who wanted to be a pediatrician, but she went through experiences in another job that made her shift careers. She really loves her job and her passion for helping others made her decide to join the Sheriffs. The process of becoming a sheriff officer is long and challenging but totally worth it. You must take initial exams and go through an extensive background process. When they hire you, you attend a 6-month academy. The academy...

  • Migrant Ed students take journalism class

    Updated Nov 24, 2023

    By Andres Matias I interviewed one of the Fallbrook High School counselors, Ms. Alejandra Vasquez. She was one of the people who organized the Trunk or Treat event on Oct. 28. Ms. Vasquez told me that she thought of doing this event to bring the children and families to have fun, and she said it's a very global holiday; kids dress up as villains, monsters, and horror movie characters. She also said that at night the children go to houses asking for candy and they all get dress...

  • Migrant Ed students take journalism class

    Updated Nov 24, 2023

    By Daniel Vargas My name is Daniel Vargas and I wanted to share my opinions on the events provided by FHS Migrant Ed Program Journalism Class, and also thank you to Pala Rey Ranch for providing us with all the pumpkins that we got to carve on Oct. 21 and thank you to our teacher Ms. Garcia. In my opinion, carving the pumpkins was the most fun class. We could design it however we wanted. When we were done carving the pumpkins, we got to save the seeds to bake and eat the...

  • Bonsall Unified partners with Rawhide Ranch for unique learning and fun

    Updated Nov 24, 2023

    BONSALL – According to its mission statement, the community is at the heart of the Bonsall Unified School District and BUSD is committed to be the heart of the community. Evidence of the district's commitment to community partners is the district's unique Animal Science Internship program with Bonsall's own Rawhide Ranch. As part of the Bonsall Forward Initiative which supports STEM education, Rawhide Ranch has worked with the district to provide 100 students with an i...

  • Empowering students through reading: FUESD''s dedicated teachers

    Updated Nov 24, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Union Elementary School District (FUESD) is reinforcing its commitment to student success with comprehensive reading intervention support. FUESD has continued to focus its resources on supporting students' reading and achievement, developing its team to include nine reading intervention teachers across the district. These educators are exclusively responsible for providing students with targeted, small-group support to help those in need of reading i...

  • CalRTA Division 81 presents Legacy of Giving

    Updated Nov 24, 2023

    FALLBROOK – Carrying on an annual tradition begun in 2004, the local California Retired Teachers Association Division 81 recently awarded Teacher Support Grants to local teachers. These grants were made possible by donations from members of CalRTA Division 81. The funds, which totaled $1,225, provided individual grants of up to $200 to seven teachers. The grants will be used to purchase classroom materials to enhance learning experiences. The recipients are as follows: - B...

  • Study abroad opportunities for high school students

    Updated Nov 15, 2023

    LAGUNA BEACH – Qualified high school students are offered a unique opportunity to explore the world by spending an academic year, semester or summer in Europe, Asia, North or South America, Australia or South Africa as part of the ASSE International Student Exchange Program. A nonprofit, public benefit organization, ASSE International promotes closer ties of friendship between the United States and other countries by fostering intercultural understanding through youth e...

  • Vintage car club donations benefit youth

    Updated Nov 15, 2023

    FALLBROOK – October again marked another month in which the Fallbrook Vintage Car Club gave away proceeds, earned from its annual Memorial Day Weekend Car Show, back to the community. Long-time Vintage Car Club member and Chair of Donations Michael McGuire presented checks to the Fallbrook High School Students of the Month committee, and the Fallbrook High School Cheer Squad McGuire said that all groups were very pleased to receive these financial awards that will assist t...

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