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Lynda StarWriter June 30, 2014 at 04:05 pm
Congratulations! MVUSD is stellar because of diligent educators like you. I wish you the best ofRead More the best in your continued (new) endeavors.
MonaRoloson June 30, 2014 at 07:22 pm
E. Hale Curran also is getting a new principal next year.
David Russell June 12, 2014 at 05:37 pm
Irrelevant only to cowards, bullies, and those with no practical experience. Which are you? Or isRead More the best you can offer is another rousing volley of "Na-na-na-na-boo-boo?"
ChrisG June 12, 2014 at 05:47 pm
@russell, removing tenure does not remove due process protections, as you claim. Tenure is not theRead More only thing that needs to change. Teaching is a difficult job. One made more difficult by bureaucratic largess and a great deal of parental interference. I'd like to see an increase in managerial power along with performance based salaries. Pay teachers teach. Enable them to control their classrooms. Removing tenure is a good first step. There's a lot of dead wood in our teacher ranks. They need incentives to produce. They also need the tools.
No Thank You Ma'am June 12, 2014 at 08:06 pm
Yes David that is the best I have to offer guys like you. Chris, Concur, good solid points.
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Dawn Urbanek June 10, 2014 at 07:01 pm
We have to make people aware that our State is run by public employee Unions and we need court casesRead More like today which ruled that the California Teacher Tenure rules are unconstitutional so that we can change laws and vote people out of office who do not represent the interests of the public who pay the taxes.
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 01:19 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | <a href='http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/' > http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/home.html</a>
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 01:20 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com
Solar Cup Competition (Patch file photo)
Martha L. Bridges May 19, 2014 at 06:06 am
This is the kind of POSITIVE activity which we should support and encourage...and see reported on.Read More Good for all the students who have chosen to participate in this meaningful event.
Rae Anne Resident May 19, 2014 at 06:23 am
As long as they aint creamering they fool heads off at a Wildomar park I is gladder than Gladys NiteRead More singing with the Pimps if kids is enjoining themselfs. we need more storys like this. thats why I read Wildomar Magerzine becaus Nefew JordyGilLER is sure to printer all sorts of these fell good thingers.
Rae Anne Resident May 19, 2014 at 06:23 am
As long as they aint screamering they fool heads off at a Wildomar park I is gladder than GladysRead More Nite singing with the Pimps if kids is enjoining themselfs. we need more storys like this. thats why I read Wildomar Magerzine becaus Nefew JordyGilLER is sure to printer all sorts of these fell good thingers.
Murrieta Valley Unified School District (Patch file photo/Maggie Avants)
Bill Harvey May 4, 2014 at 03:35 pm
They are strict and rule with an iron hand and that is why they are such good schools... its calledRead More discipline.
Jeff Kleiner May 4, 2014 at 04:51 pm
It proves once again that high taxes and the Lotto improve this area's educational system. ReduceRead More taxes and reduce that grade.
Patty O'Connor May 5, 2014 at 06:30 am
Our children are worth more... At the very least.... Our school should be gold. With the amazingRead More kids we have in our community, the hard working and committed families supporting them and our teachers, we should be better. Much better.
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Jeff Kleiner April 17, 2014 at 12:13 pm
What really makes me laugh is Mad Arsenal posts here and he has twice been convicted of spousalRead More abuse and had restraining orders issued to him and he was also given orders to take a one year anger management session with child abuse charges where he was not allowed to see his children without court supervision. His comments are like calling the kettle black.
Judy Galarza April 17, 2014 at 06:14 pm
Still upset how they handled it, we get phone call and email at the end of the day, yet my son wasRead More at school all day and didn't even know about it until I text him and asked him if he was locked down or what was going on he was completely oblivious to the situation. Parents should have been notified immediately credible or not so they can decide if they want their child in school or not ! I pray that this is just a hoax and it truly is incredible but not knowing doesn't sit well with me, complacency will get you killed
Judy Galarza April 17, 2014 at 06:15 pm
"Not credible " not incredible sorry long day
A TB skin test is performed by injecting a small amount of tuberculin under the skin. Health officials then wait 48 to 72 hours to determine if there is a reaction to the test. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
KMA April 9, 2014 at 09:45 pm
TB comes from the far eat in this day and age. There are a lot of Chinese students at Vista- alongRead More with Mesa. that should be where the focus goes- not Obamacare. And i am not Jeff.
MurrietaMom4 April 11, 2014 at 01:04 pm
I am not a fake profile. I am 10 yr murrieta resident and mom to 4 kids. Who makes fake profilesRead More anyways..that is bizarre. For the record, in order to afford the same coverage before Obamacare it would have cost us $800 a month. AND it would not have been as good of coverage. So you are telling me that I should be able to afford to pay $800 for full health insurance? That is crazy. So because our healthcare industry is so overinflated and crooked as well as the govnmt system that allows it, I believe the solution is in subsidizing those who can not afford $800 a month for a family of 6. Especially since we dont have an employer to help with the costs of insurance, being self employed. But we definately earn enough money that we are paying taxes every year therefore I AM ALSO SUBSIDIZING my healthcare of those of us who cant afford health care. I am happy that my tax dollars are spent on this. I am also very content knowing my tax dollars go to fund the education of our children, police and fire and having nice roads to drive on. I am very much in favor of taxes and services, I see no other way than community sharing expenses that are vital to everyday life. Health care should be a right. Clean water, education, healthcare, the right to earn money and better yourself. But as far as we don't make enough money, well My husband works 60 hours a week and is mentally exhausted at the end of the day working in financial field. What would you prefer we do to afford $600 a month for health care? We could get rid of our food budget that is $600...Or maybe we should go without insurance all together? The monthly medication in our house alone each month is about $700 if we paid in cash, and about 40 doctor visits a year for us all. Sounds cheap huh. We are lower middle class. We are not poor, but having a large family is ALOT harder financially when it means we have to pay things times 4. And we should have thought about that before hand right? Well we had insurance through our employers when they were born, so life doesn't just follow the plan you expect. We do the best we can.
KMA April 11, 2014 at 02:31 pm
murreitamom4- I think you are the real deal- keep on with what you have- you are doing the best withRead More it.
After winning honors at the Fullerton College Jazz Festival, the Vista Murrieta High School Jazz Band will be performing at the Reno Jazz Festival on Friday. (Photo by Kristin Fuller)
Joe Rubalcava April 8, 2014 at 10:19 am
congratulations to the Vista Murrieta high school jazz band, Great job
Gary April 8, 2014 at 10:47 am
OMG something positive finally coming out of this school. Good Job guys and gal !!
janiecruise April 10, 2014 at 12:01 am
We want to hear more about your performance and activities at Reno Jazz Festival. CongratulationsRead More and have an awesome week-end!!
Winners of the Rotary Club of Murrieta’s Four-Way Test Speech Contest includes, from left, Ingrid Adams, third place from Great Oak High School; and Murrieta Valley High School’s Jessica Kim, second place, and Cassidy Thornburg, who took first place.
Lynda StarWriter March 22, 2014 at 08:14 am
Congratulations, ladies! One of my most prized, polished, sparkling personal and professional gemsRead More is my public speaking and writing repertoire. As a Distinguished Toastmaster, Toastmasters Int'l encourages me and gives me the tools to keep me on my public speaking toes. It's refreshing to see young women garnering public speaking awards! I KNOW I'll be seeing you and listening to you on your wonderful path! Congratulations, again....
(left-right) Karen Caruso, Exalted Ruler; Ed Repic CHEA Drug Awareness Chairman; Emily Crivello; Bela Dobbins; Kiley Beaart; Barbara Conner, Lodge Drug Awareness Chairman; and Paul Gonzalez, District Drug Awareness Chairman.
Alek J Hidell March 4, 2014 at 06:15 pm
they should ban those caffeinated drinks like Monster and Rock Star and 5 hour as well. Kids theseRead More days are all amped on that crap.
Alek J Hidell March 5, 2014 at 06:31 am
they should ban those caffeinated drinks like Monster and Rock Star and 5 hour as well. Kids theseRead More days are all amped on that crap. And have you guys noticed all those 99 cent tiny bottles of vodka lying about? 100 proof and everybody can afford them. Made for kids.....
southernbelle February 28, 2014 at 08:57 am
Alek--I literally spit out my coffee---the words you come up with just kill me!!!Read More hahahahahahahahahahaha
MurrietaMom4 February 28, 2014 at 04:36 pm
It was 2 hand touch during PE class. So should the school be liable for my 5th grader getting kickedRead More in the head with a kickball during PE? Or would I sue little league for my son breaking his nose because someone threw it and my son doesn't catch it? NO. This is because he lost his scholarship so they want to get a scholarship somewhere. It is unfortunate. But you want PE in schools ...now we cant have PE in schools because they could get hurt. Which is it?
Jamee Parcell February 28, 2014 at 07:52 pm
I also agree with Murrieta mom 4 my son broke his leg playing in a pony baseball game going into hisRead More senior year of high school, he had to miss out on football came and a few other things. Should I have sued harveston park because of hole in the grass! No it's called an accident! Just like what happen to this boy. My son also had 7th period pe and played 2 hand touch. It's harmless. It's pe! Accidents happen!
Alek J Hidell February 4, 2014 at 08:39 pm
The students are given just 4 to 6 minutes for each proceeding; imagine how efficient our courtRead More systems would be if actual attorneys had time limits on theirs? say one hour?
TSManning February 5, 2014 at 09:11 am
Imagine if Riverside county courts weren't corrupt with lazy judges and slimy mitigation. Hmm butRead More what about the accuracy there? Will they actually have a fair chance not to be currupt and or correctly dealt a real trial set up?
Lauren Cecile Matheney.
Jeff Kleiner February 4, 2014 at 10:08 am
@southernbelle, I don't think this is just a current situation with our kids. It's just now beingRead More addressed. It's always been there at an alarming rate....we now monitor it better with health care, social media and studies by health professionals and crime professionals.
Marti Searcy February 4, 2014 at 02:23 pm
She also looks like a woman who works at the Temecula Walmart... just weird why can't you go withRead More somebody your own age you going to do it.
southernbelle February 4, 2014 at 02:45 pm
@Jeff- I know it is not a current issue, but it is happening at a much greater rate, enveloping aRead More lot more youth than ever before. I agree that we are more educated in these issues and provide better management, but there are countless upon countless number of teens who are not being treated at all, who refuse to be treated due to stigma, or can't afford to be treated. It's tragic- the number of teens who are suffering.
From left: Theresa Schneider, Thompson Middle School; Lavinia Tikasingh, Shivela Middle School; Cathleen Hansen, Thompson; and Monica Farmer-Hajduk, Adam Rowland, Lacey Aarsvold, all from Warm Springs Middle School. (Courtesy photo)
Steve Newman January 26, 2014 at 12:22 pm
Doogie- you have come out of the closet haven't you. Just like the guy who played you on tV. And youRead More saying Alek is a limbaugh man is just stupid. Alek is pretty left leaning and that does not fall into your generalization. And it is Brenda and I who have the on line emotional tie-not alek. And you are a no timer without a pair-do you lean the same way as Dooggie?
AlwaysPO'd January 26, 2014 at 03:26 pm
I have to confer with Newman, Alex is indeed not a Rush parrot but he's not too far off on theRead More teacher's union stronghold of our kids' academic future. Their pensions and benefits far, far exceed what the average Joe has and the insult is that the average Joe has to foot the bill for it.
AlwaysPO'd January 26, 2014 at 03:27 pm
I have to concur with Newman, Alex is indeed not a Rush parrot but he's not too far off on theRead More teacher's union stronghold of our kids' academic future. Their pensions and benefits far, far exceed what the average Joe has and the insult is that the average Joe has to foot the bill for it.
Steve Newman January 27, 2014 at 03:57 pm
Jeffrey Walter Kleiner- the only time I mentioned Cindy was in offering my sympathies. Never aRead More personal attack, more a shoulder to lean on- which you don't give her- too busy on the internet. She has needs you know-not to be an internet widow. And Kleiners rage is self- evident in your liberal rants. Not a personal attack- just an observation.
Jeff Kleiner January 27, 2014 at 05:13 pm
See you don't end it.....you know she is not on here to offer anything to. She wouldn't ever useRead More your shoulder. Trust me, you post to almost every article and my liberal views are only rants in your mind not miine so leave it alone now.
Steve Newman January 28, 2014 at 09:02 am
Kleiner- what the hell are you talking about- you consider that a personal attack- aren't you theRead More sensitive one. I even stated it was not a personal attack- you need to get help- And you saying I post to almost every article- so do you- that is our right- freedom of speech- you heard of that didn't you. And your views are rants, as you consider mine rants. So we are even. I didn't think you had the self control not to get involved again with mud slinging-but I will stick to my guns-uh oh the g word. And if you wish to go off the reservation- drive on. You will get your just rewards.
Rally participants, Jan. 21, 2014. Courtesy photo.
CB February 25, 2014 at 09:50 pm
Southernbelle, im late in reading your post, things got busy. But my kids have been coming homeRead More somewhat recently asking who God is. I try my hardest to keep it as fact, not pushing them to believe or not believe its true. And im fine with my 6 year old changing the channel to the shows about religion (as ive seen her do recently) because she wants to know what it is so many families have as part of their lives. I think my point is that kids are so excited about learning usually and they see it as a place where truth is brought to them. So i think if they were to learn religion in school, if it conflicts with their own, it could confuse them because it is a very complex subject. I mean, there are wars in the world over it. It is sensitive. I dont see why it is so offensive to keep it out of school at this point. My kids are growing up, theyre asking a lot of questions these past couple of years that are uncomfortable. Did you know that in i think its 5th grade kids have to get a signed permission slip to discuss puberty? In middle school and in highschool health class you get parental permission to sit in class to learn about sex and all that comes with it. Puberty and sex are things that will happen yet it is such a sensitive issue that the right is given to the parents first. Do kids talk about puberty and sex regardless? Of course. But to do it as part of education takes respect for these minors parents and guardians to determine. I know its not exactly the same thing as religion, but it is in the sense of importance and sensitivity for families.
TVOR February 27, 2014 at 09:08 am
I think we should limit what is taught in school to only a very basic overview of what religion isRead More and the most common religions of our time. It is not right to prevent students from expressing to other students their thoughts on the subject.
Sew Good February 27, 2014 at 11:06 am
I find it ironic that there is such uproar and hate over a kid making mention of Jesus in theRead More classroom while no one pays attention to what is in their child's curriculum. In middle school, my son's social studies class spent a month A MONTH on the history of Islam. They studied mosques, built mosques, and learned about the Koran. The book in use is being challenged for its inaccuracies but that doesn't stop anyone from teaching from it. This text actually credits Muslims for giving us the alphabet we use today. Not Arabians, Hebrews, or Phoenicians, but Muslims. Unfortunately, the same amount of time was not spent on the history of Christianity. And CB, I think it's sad that you are so afraid to teach your children about God. Maybe you could teach them how to learn and find information. God is not as complex as you'd like to make him out to be. I would suggest that you all learn who Jesus is first. Buddha and the Dalai Lama could offer your children some enlightenment, too. It certainly wouldn't hurt.
Temecula first-grader Brynn Williams is pictured with a Star of Bethlehem from atop her family's Christmas tree. She brought the star to school as part of an assignment to share a family Christmas tradition, attorneys say. (Courtesy photo)
Steve Newman January 16, 2014 at 08:57 am
Convict Kleiner- your religious rantings show what a hypocrite you are- you want the poor helpedRead More because that is you. Entitlement taker. And tell me genius, if the demoncrats in california have the majority, how is that going to affect Federal Law. It can not- you are blowing hot air again- and anytime you can not make an argument, you fall back on the old attack the conservatives dogma. Racist, stalkers, pervert-and you read the bible-what a joke.
chuck2251 January 23, 2014 at 03:36 pm
FIRE THE TEACHER AND CHANGE THE SCHOOL BOARD IF NECESSARY.
LBV Collins January 23, 2014 at 03:41 pm
@chuck2251: Eloquently stated, Charles. Concise. Poignant. Rational.
Temecula Preparatory School students are pictured during lunch break. School administrators are seeking to open a similar campus in Menifee to be called Menifee Valley Preparatory School. (Photo/Maggie Avants)
travis January 9, 2014 at 06:03 pm
This is too funny. The board has concerns that the school won't meet the "high standards"Read More of public schools. Why not let parents choose if their kids should go based on the performance of the school? If the school really is terrible, it won't survive long.
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