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18th Annual Unity Awards Honors CNUSD Students and Teachers

Photo courtesy: CNUSD Seven students and teachers from Corona Norco Unified School District were honored at the 18th Annual Unity Awards.

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Seven students and teachers from Corona Norco Unified School District were honored at the 18th Annual Unity Awards.

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Corona – The 18th Annual Unity Awards honored seven individuals, many of them students and teachers from Corona Norco Unified Schools. The award winners exemplify UNITY’s mission to promote community involvement in the positive development of children, youth, and families.

Student Awards:

Abigail Hwang-Nable – 10th Grade – Centennial High School

Rachel Mershon – 12th Grade – Corona High School

Alyssa Penn – 12th Grade – Centennial High School

Adult Awards:

Jill Castillo – Team Victoria

Clark Eveland – Officer – Corona Police Department

Marisela Ibarra – DELAC, VP – Parkridge Elementary

Veronica Perez – Teacher – Highland Elementary

 

Auburndale Intermediate Shines

Photo courtesy:  CNUSD Auburndale Intermediate Pre-AP class

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Auburndale Intermediate Pre-AP class

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CORONA– As Auburndale Intermediate School began to prepare for their Trimester 2 Awards Assembly, they realized they had a problem. They had too many students that qualified for the award to host only one assembly. The school recently converted their trimester awards to a GPA-based Honor Roll system. This change, along with a more focused effort on the part of students, families and staff, has resulted in 271 students qualifying for either Principals Honor Roll or Honor Roll.

The standard for Principals Honor roll is 3.5-4.0 and for Honor Roll it is 3.49-4.0. Overall, 57% of the students in the school qualified for one of these honors, with 59% of 8th graders qualifying and 55% of 7th graders qualifying.

The key to the change, according to Principal Ben Sanchez, has been, “intentional instruction, strategic support and intervention programs, improved connections with students and families, and improved school engagement by the students due to elective programs like music, AVID, and STEM. We are thrilled to have this problem!”

 

The 8th grade Trimester 2 Honor Roll Assembly was held on March 18 and the 7th grade assembly was held on March 21.

 

 

More Students Qualify For Diplomas

Courtesy of Corona Norco Unified

 

Corona/Norco– On October 7, 2015, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 172, suspending the administration of the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) as a condition of receiving a diploma of graduation or a condition of graduation from high school. The bill provides for the granting of a diploma of graduation from high school to any pupil who completed grade 12 during the years in which the CAHSEE was in effect, and has met all applicable graduation requirements other than the passage of the high school exit examination. With the passage of this bill, the effective date of granting the diploma can be no earlier than January 1, 2016.

Please assist us in spreading the word and notifying former CNUSD students who may be eligible to receive their high school diplomas. The Corona-Norco Unified School District staff is committed to granting high school diplomas to all eligible persons. We are currently in the process of reviewing transcripts to verify that all graduation requirements of the senior year when you were enrolled.

If you or someone that you know are eligible to receive a Corona-Norco Unified School District high school diploma, submit it either online, or in person to the CNUSD Student Services Office, located at 2820 Clark Avenue, Norco, CA 92860. After the high school transcript is evaluated, and it is determined that you have fulfilled all graduation requirements, you will be notified and mailed the diploma to the address you provide. If you have questions, please call the Student Services office at 951-736-5111.

Santiago Student Perfect in Art

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CORONA– Sarah Ki, a junior at Santiago High School, earned perfect scores and every point possible on her AP Studio Art Drawing Exam taken last year. Sarah was one of 16 students among 4.5 million high students in the world who earned every point possible.

The AP Exams are scored on a scale of 1 to 5, where a 5 is equivalent to a grade of A in the corresponding college course. On top of her score of 5, Sarah was one of 16 students in the world to earn every point possible on the AP Studio Art Drawing Portfolio Exam, receiving the maximum score on each portion of the exam.

“I was simply exalted!” said AP visual art teacher Carlotta Maggi. “AP Studio Art readers actually judge up to a 6 for excellence and high quality and original artwork. So Sarah earned straight 6’s and could be eligible to represent the College Board on the website. Sarah was also competing as a sophomore when she submitted her work, probably being the first student in our school district ever to have earned this well deserved honor for fine art! I am so proud of all her hard work, dedication and original talent!”

“This outstanding accomplishment is a direct reflection of the top quality education being offered at Santiago High School.” wrote Trevor Packer, senior vice president of AP and Instruction at the College Board. “We applaud Sarah’s hard work and the AP teacher responsible for engaging students and enabling them to excel in a college-level course.”

Sarah Ki is also a 4.87 GPA Scholar Athlete at Santiago High.  She was the Big VIII League golf champion her freshman year.

 

Garretson Elementary Girl Heading to Scripps

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Photo courtesy of CNUSD
Aisha Randhawa qualifies for National Spelling Bee

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CORONA– Two-time CNUSD Spelling Bee Champion Aisha Randhawa finally achieved what she has dreamed about since the third grade: She is going to Washington D.C. to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Aisha was the last speller standing in the 39th Annual Riverside County Spelling Bee at the Moreno Valley Conference and Recreation Center. She will represent the county at the National Spelling Bee in May.

Competing against the top spellers in the county, Aisha overcame 18 grueling rounds of intense spelling, finding herself a little bewildered on “succulent” early on. She persevered and spelled toe-to-toe with her peers. In the 17th Round, 8th grader John Terry from Palm Springs Unified misspelled “obdurate”, setting the stage for Aisha’s win. She clinched the round by spelling “cologne”, and emerged victorious after spelling “ambrosia”, which means something very pleasing to taste or smell. After the final moments, Aisha shared, “I thought about it for a second but I was pretty sure I knew it.”

When asked about what she is most looking forward to in Maryland, she replied, “Probably competing at the event and maybe getting to see the Washington Monument.”

The Scripps National Spelling Bee takes place from May 22 to 27. The ESPN channel has been known to broadcast portions of the competition. Perhaps Garretson’s spelling wunderkind will make an appearance!

 

Norco: Special Ed Art Exhibit Draws a Crowd

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Courtesy of CNUSD

Courtesy of CNUSD

NORCO– The CNUSD Special Education Community Advisory Committee hosted their 11th annual art show at the District Office. This year’s theme was “My Imagination” and students created a variety of projects, including paintings, drawings, mixed media, sculpture, and transfer art.

The event drew parents, students and teachers and packed the room as they supported the students and their work. Each piece of art was given a number and attendees were asked to vote for their favorites in each age bracket (Preschool, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, High School, Transition). All participating students received a certificate for their work.

Students enjoyed a dinner courtesy of Chick-Fil-A Norco, Crusty’s Pizza, and Vito’s Pizza.  They were entertained by a magician and had the opportunity to take pictures with Disney’s Rapunzel and Belle.

A mixed media collage by William Karim, a fifth-grader at Prado View took top honors and was named “Best in Show”.

ERHS Cheer Team Wins Nationals

Photo courtesy: Facebook ERHS Cheer Team wins National Championship

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ERHS Cheer Team wins National Championship

Eastvale – Congratulaitons to the Eleanor Roosevelt High School Cheer Team, who won the National Championship in their division at the All Star Cheer Jamz Nationals at the Orleans in Las Vegas on February 27, 2016.

 

Local Football Coach Honored

Photo Courtesy of CNUSD Centennial Football Coach Named Coach of the Year

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Centennial Football Coach Named Coach of the Year

By Sara Cipollone

CORONA – Centennial High School football Coach Matt Logan has been honored for his work and accomplishments with the school’s football team.

USA Today has named Coach Logan the ALL-USA Football Coach of the Year. Coach Matt Logan stated that the best advice he has been given was from Coach Bruce Rollinson, before his first CIF championship game. Robinson told him “Don’t be happy just to be here. Go out and win the thing.” Logan took this advice to heart and has passed on this competitive spirit to his team, telling them “We may get beat, but we always compete.”

This competitive nature has helped Coach Logan garner a very successful coaching career, coaching the Centennial Huskies to a 14-1 season, the No. 7 spot in the final Super 25 football rankings, a second consecutive Pac-5 title and a runner-up finish in state Open Division. According to USA Today, his teams have won 10 CIF Southern Section titles since 2000. He won his 200th game this season against Orange Lutheran, and in 19 seasons Logan has an overall record of 211-46.

The coach said that his secret weapon to winning so much is consistency with the staff. He told USA Today that most of his coaches have been there for seven or eight years, and two coaches have been there since day one.

Whether it’s consistent staff, competitive drive, or just a great amount of skill, this coach is doing something right. Congratulations to Coach Matt Logan, USA Today ALL-USA Football Coach of the Year.

 

Orange Grove Teacher Named State Finalist

Photo Courtesy of CNUSD Orange Grove Teacher Jessica Fuller poses with her award

Photo Courtesy of CNUSD
Orange Grove Teacher Jessica Fuller poses with her award

By Linda Hawkins, CNUSD

CORONA– Congratulations to Orange Grove teacher, Jessica Fuller, for being named the California League of High School’s (CLHS) Region 10 state finalist at the awards dinner on Thursday, January 21.  Jessica, along with 10 other finalists, was recognized by CLHS as “Educators of the Year” for Region 10, which includes Riverside, Inyo, Mono, and San Bernardino Counties.

The CLHS “Educator of the Year” award is given annually to ten educators, representing regions throughout California, who exemplify educational excellence and have made significant efforts to implement elements of educational reform in high schools.  Each nominee selected as the representative for their region will be honored at the CLHS Annual Conference in Sacramento, California the weekend of February 26-28, 2016.  One of the regional nominees will be announced as CLHS Educator of the Year at the conference.  Nominees selected may be teachers, administrators, counselors, or other certified personnel.  After being introduced, each finalist gave a brief speech which was scored by a panel of judges.  The Regional Representative was announced at the conclusion of the event and was invited to participate in the CLHS in Sacrament for the state’s Educator of the Year award in February.

Congratulations to Jessica on this very well deserved recognition.  She is an incredible teacher who goes above and beyond every day to ensure the success of her students.

Former ERHS Students Sign with NFL

Photo Courtesy of CNUSD ERHS Alumni celebrate their NFL signing (L-R: Superintendent Michael Lin, Austin Hill, Tyler Slavin, Josh Mitchell, and ERHS Principal Jeremy Goins.)

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ERHS Alumni celebrate their NFL signing (L-R: Superintendent Michael Lin, Austin Hill, Tyler Slavin, Josh Mitchell, and ERHS Principal Jeremy Goins.)

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EASTVALE– Gleaming smiles and new NFL hats were proudly worn by three former Eleanor Roosevelt High School students from the class of 2010, all of whom have signed with teams in the NFL. Austin Hill signed with the Seattle Seahawks, Josh Mitchell with the Indianapolis Colts and Tyler Slavin with the St. Louis Rams.  This marks a significant moment for Roosevelt High School, its football program and the entire CNUSD community. Josh, Austin and Tyler are Eleanor Roosevelt High School’s first athletes to play in the NFL.

During the students’ football career at ERHS, all three players made First Team All-League.  Austin Hill was awarded Riverside County Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player.

The three Roosevelt Alumni were the first graduating class to attend Roosevelt all four years. “When Austin, Josh and Tyler joined the football team, Roosevelt HS football stadium was still under construction, causing them to practice at Harada Park and go to Auburndale Intermediate for weightlifting”, recalls Coach Stacy.

“I am honored to have coached them and it is an honor that they have turned out to be such great young men,” said former ERHS Football coach, Coach Stacy.

36 Students Compete in District Spelling Bee

Photo courtesy: CNUSD  Aisha Randhawa of Garretson Elementary spells out her winning word to claim the District’s Spelling Bee title.

Photo courtesy: CNUSD
Aisha Randhawa of Garretson Elementary spells out her winning word to claim the District’s Spelling Bee title.

Courtesy of CNUSD

Corona – The Annual District Spelling Bee brought together the best spellers grades 4-8 to compete at Santiago High School for the District Spelling Bee title. 36 schools, elementary and intermediate, were represented.

Contestants held strong for the first few rounds, but by Round 5, the field whittled down to 18. The dictionary opened up into words with foreign words and the field dropped down to 11 by Round 6.

By Round 9, the spelling bee came down to two students, Max Chen from Citrus Hill Intermediate and Aisha Randhawa from Garretson Elementary.

Aisha defended her title by correctly spelling “effluent”, earning the right to represent the district in the Riverside County Spelling Bee Feb. 23 in Moreno Valley.

Corona-Norco Unified School District K-12 Teacher Job Fair

By Nicole Leiva

On Saturday, Jan. 30, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., the Corona-Norco Unified School District held a job fair to recruit teachers for kindergarten through high school. When the district announced the event, they advised teachers to visit EdJoin.org to complete an application before attending the fair.  Those who completed their applications on EdJoin.org were given numbers that allowed them admittance to the fair before those who had not yet completed their applications online.

Throughout the morning, teachers arrived every few minutes and joined an already lengthy line. Attendees made up a diverse pool; both experienced teachers and new, young teachers came from various parts of Southern California.

One woman is finishing her schooling in Idaho, and wants to come home to Southern California and teach arts in high school.  Another teacher, from Los Angeles, has taught 6th grade for fifteen years. She came to the job fair to compare pay wages. A teacher from the Inland Empire, with ten years of experience teaching math, wanted to consider her options with Corona-Norco Unified.

One attendee, who moved to the Inland Empire from Kentucky, taught high school math and English and led school activities at her last school.  She said, “I really love teaching and seeing the students thrive and that is why I am here today!”

A young male teacher who attended has great passion for teaching special education in high school, which he has done for two years. He proudly stated, “I love teaching special education and would be happy teaching at-risk students as well.” This young, incredibly positive teacher has the potential to change many young lives for the better.

The success of this job fair can be credited to Administrative Director Glen Gonsalves and all the staff that made this happen. Mr. Glen Gonsalves said “this was an exciting job fair and really pleased to see all these people.” Additionally, he said “this was a great way to showcase the District as a great place to teach and work…” Glen and his staff didn’t anticipate the amount of interest in their district and the teaching positions, and were happy to see the fair was such a success.

Local Elementary School Receives Photography Club Grant

Photo by: Paul Moureaux, PMX Photography Rosa Parks Elementary Photo Club received a $5,000 grant from Follow the Light Foundation on Dec. 16. From left to right Scott Heath (Semi-Pro Photographer/Club Leader), Fran Rife (Rosa Parks Teacher/Mentor), Celeste Moureaux (Director, Follow the Light Foundation), Cecelia Verduzco (Principal, Rosa Parks), and Jason Eldridge (Assistant Principal, Rosa Parks).

Photo by: Paul Moureaux, PMX Photography
Rosa Parks Elementary Photo Club received a $5,000 grant from Follow the Light Foundation on Dec. 16. From left to right Scott Heath (Semi-Pro Photographer/Club Leader), Fran Rife (Rosa Parks Teacher/Mentor), Celeste Moureaux (Director, Follow the Light Foundation), Cecelia Verduzco (Principal, Rosa Parks), and Jason Eldridge (Assistant Principal, Rosa Parks).

By Sara Cipollone

Eastvale – Rosa Parks Elementary School is this year’s recipient of the Follow the Light Foundation Grant.
The Rosa Parks Elementary School Photo Club will be receiving a $5,000 grant from the Follow the Light Foundation this year.
The foundation was established in honor of the late Larry “Flame” Moore, the Photo Editor of SURFING Magazine for 30 years, who lost his battle with brain cancer on Oct.10, 2005, according to the foundation’s website. He is described as one of surf photography’s most influential figures, defining the look of surf photos for three decades. The organization was created to help finance the dreams of aspiring photographers.
Celeste Moureaux, co-founder of the foundation and Moore’s sister says that this grant marks the foundations transition from 10 years of recognizing upcoming surf photographer talent to school/club photography recognition.
“Follow the Light Foundation is honored to have such worthy recipients as its first school/club grant awardees,” Moureaux said.  “The Foundation along with the Moore Family is excited to see the legacy of Larry “Flame” Moore touch the lives of so many young and talented artists.”
The Rosa Parks Elementary School Photo Club was started five years ago by one the school’s kindergarten teachers, Mrs. Fran Rife, and parent Scott Heath.
“They are very excited to share their passion of taking pictures with our students,” Rosa Parks Elementary Principal Cecilia Verduzco said. “They dedicate their time to teach students about how to take pictures, angles, color, and lenses. They also spend time reviewing and giving feedback on the photos our students take.”
She says that the Photo Club photo wall was among the first things that caught her eye when she became principal five years ago.
The club is quite a success, with one student even earning money doing portrait photography. According to Principal Verduzco, the grant money will be used to help pay for printing photos and funding the end of the class field trip for the students. She expresses her abundant gratitude towards the Moureaux family for their generosity.

Eastvale: New Attendance Guidelines for ERHS

Staff Reports

EASTVALE– Eleanor Roosevelt High School has revised its attendance policy.  Effective January 11, 2016, parents will no longer be able to sign their child out of school early, including lunch time release, via email.  Parents must release their child in person or speak directly to an attendance clerk by calling (951) 738-2148.  Adults must show a valid photo ID and be listed on the child’s emergency card. In addition, absences and tardies must also be called in to the ERHS attendance office.  Voicemails will be permitted, but emails will not be accepted.  Also effective January 11, 2016, children will no longer be released within the last 30 minutes of the school day, and ERHS is asking that parents plan appointments accordingly.

Local Students Showcase Artistic Talent and Water Conservation

Photo courtesy: Clarissa Rosario

Photo courtesy: Clarissa Rosario

Staff Reports

Four local students are the winners of the Jurupa Community Services District’s (JCSD) annual “Water is Life” children’s poster contest.

While approximately 1200 posters were submitted, these four students stood out.  Students were asked to design a poster that embodied the contest theme and promoted water conservation awareness. A panel of internal judges selected the top 100 finalists, according to district officials. Two winners were selected each for the grand prize and Community’s Choice Award.

Grand prize winner, Margaret Angela Rosario, 13, of Ramirez Intermediate School in Eastvale, drew a picture of a group of teens and animals drinking water under a rainbow sky with a truck filled with water gallons. She states on the image, “water energizes everything to make our surroundings healthy” and “people need water to live.”

“I thought my art piece was too dark colored to understand my message,” Margaret said. “I knew there were plenty of talented artists out there, most likely my sister, and I was extremely grateful to have my art contributed in being displayed in the community.”

Third-grader Samara Campos of Stone Avenue Elementary in Jurupa Valley was the second grand prize contest winner.

The contest proved to be a family affair when community judges selected Margaret’s sister, Mariah Camille Rosario, 15, for the Community Choice Award. “I am really grateful and honored to win a contest that inspires many in my community to conserve water and make the environment a better place,” the Eleanor Roosevelt High School sophomore said.

Fifth-grader Elisha Savalia of Eastvale Elementary was also selected for the Community Choice Award.

Each of the grand prize winners received an iPad mini. The community choice winners each received a Samsung Galaxy Tablet. Each winner and their teacher were also recognized at a ceremony during the JCSD’s Board of Directors’ meeting. The teacher of each winning student received a $75 CM School Supply gift card. All four of the student’s artwork will be displayed in the district’s main gallery.

“This win helped me become more aware in conserving water at home and even in my own community,” Margaret said.

The district is looking for the next young talent. The 2016 “Water is Life” poster contest will begin taking entries starting Jan. 5. The contest is open to all students who live or are enrolled in schools within the Jurupa Community Services District (JCSD) service area. The deadline to submit is Feb. 5.  For more information, visit http://www.jcsd.us/PosterContest or call (951) 727- 3521.

 

“Parents on Point” Sheds Light on Teen Issues

By Emily Aguilar

EASTVALE – Eleanor Roosevelt High School held its first ever Parents on Point event on Tuesday, Oct. 13. The purpose of the evening was to inform parents on issues concerning teenagers such as bullying and social media usage. Cindy Cole, the parent of an ERHS freshman, was inspired to organize the event by her cousin, who has dealt with adolescent suicides in the San Diego area. Cole believes the city will benefit from the program because it will educate parents on the difficult conflicts their children confront every day.

Before the introductory announcement began, parents were welcome to browse the booths set up by representatives from Planned Parenthood, CNUSD Tobacco and Vapes, Hope Collaborative, and a booth that provided ultrasounds for teenagers. Many parents took the time to pick up brochures and ask questions about the programs.

After a brief overview, parents were sent to the F Building for a two-part session. In both sessions, parents had the option to attend a half hour presentations dealing with social media awareness, adolescent education, eating disorders, substance abuse awareness, suicide, parenting, or bullying.

Each presentation was lead by parents, current or retired law enforcers, or representatives from an organization; in other words these presenters had the right information to shock and educate their audience.

Parents were enthralled by the astonishing statistics, videos, and stories regarding the topic. They constantly interrupted presenters to ask questions or express disgust.

“I had no idea how easy it is for kids to lose their way,” remarked Paula James after Brian Nissen’s presentation on bath salts. “At least, [the schools] want to solve the issues!”

By far the most intriguing presentation was Jesse Winkler’s social media presentation. The room was flooded with intrigued parents struggling to listen to Winkler’s presentation from both inside the densely packed room and in the hallway. In his presentation, Winkler focused on social media’s negative effects on adolescents. While he defended social media for its benefits, Winkler argued that social media has turned teenagers against one another and has put them in danger, to which parents responded with disappointed sighs and terrified expressions. In fact, while talking about an app called “Burnbook,” which is used to anonymously post rumors about classmates, parents were silent upon learning that the app triggered suicides and fights across campuses.

Winkler, much like other speakers, assured parents that they should not “crack the whip” on their kids after this presentation. He told the audience to assure their children that they are “in your corner,” meaning that parents and children must have proper communication with each other in order to help them, and possibly save them.

“I’m definitely gonna let my girls open up to me,” stated Andrea Byrne on her way out.

Arrests in False Bomb Threats at Two Corona High Schools

Staff Reports

CORONA – Corona Police have arrested a 17-year-old Lee V. Pollard High School student on suspicion of making two false bomb threats.

On Tuesday, Oct. 20, shortly after 12:07 p.m., the Corona teen called Pollard High School stating there was a bomb on campus. Shortly after the first call, the minor placed a second call stating the bomb would go off in five minutes.

The next day, Oct. 21, at about 2:40 p.m., the same teen placed a call to Corona High School stating that a bombs were placed at all exits and would go off when the final school bell rang.

In both incidents, high school resource officers and school personnel conducted a thorough search of the campus and were unable to locate any explosive devices.
“The Corona Police Department will continue to investigate bomb threats to their fullest extent, as these types of incidents instill fear in students, their parents, faculty, and our community,” said Public Information Officer Sergeant Paul Mercado. “These types of investigations draw significant amounts of public safety resources away from legitimate purposes. Those found to be engaged in making false bomb threats will be held accountable.”
The teen was arrested and taken to Riverside County Juvenile Hall for making false bomb threats and criminal terrorist threats.
The school district will also take disciplinary actions against the student.

“Our district will not tolerate this type of behavior,” said Michael G. Cobarrubias, Associate Superintendent Corona-Norco USD.

CNUSD School Resource Officers Honored

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Corona/Norco – The School Safety Advocacy Council recently awarded the Corona-Norco Unified School District (CNUSD) with the 2015 Exemplary School Safety Initiative Award for its Project Safety Net Program.

CNUSD was the only district in California to receive this award, and one of eight in the entire nation.

The Project Safety Net Program is a partnership between CNUSD and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, whose mission is to provide a safe and caring environment so students can excel in their academic studies. The principal goal of Project Safety Net is to identify and anticipate safety concerns and systematically address each concern through the application of best practices.

On Sept. 15, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors recognized and honored CNUSD and Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputies Cooper, Huggins, and Thompson for receiving this prestigious award. These Deputies serve as school resource officers for Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Norco High School, and five middle schools in CNUSD.  Each of these Deputies utilized hard work, dedication, and integrity to serve the staff and promote a safe learning environment for the students.

Arrest Made In Centennial Bomb Threats

Staff Reports

Corona – After an extensive investigation by local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, the Corona Police Department (CPD) has confirmed the arrest of a Colorado Springs minor for making false bomb threats at Centennial High School in Corona, on Tues., Sept. 8.

According to the CPD, the false bomb threats made to the school resulted in significant monetary costs for law enforcement, and the Fire Department’s response and investigation. The CPD’s costs alone exceeded $21,000. The costs for additional security totaled approximately $20,000. In addition, there was the cost of wages and benefits paid to Centennial staff, unable to teach due to the campus closure.

The City of Corona and CNUSD officials intend to pursue restitution for those costs from the responsible parties.
“The Corona Police Department takes threats to our schools very seriously and will devote all necessary resources to investigating threats to their full potential so that people who engage in these crimes can be held accountable,” said Chief of Police Mike Abel. “The safety of our children and schools is our top priority.”

Norco High – A Model Of Innovation

Staff Reports

Norco – Future Farmers of America selected Norco High as a finalist for the National Chapter Award Program Model of Innovation in the area of Student Development. Norco High joins an exclusive list of just ten schools nationwide to be nominated for this distinction.

Student development in Norco High’s Agricultural Program focuses on the creation of a Food Pantry, Supervised Agricultural Experience projects that build student skills in Animal Husbandry, Agriscience, Floral Design, and Horticulture; and finally, the $5 Challenge, a community service project.

Representatives of the program will travel to Louisville, KY in October to give a final presentation and interview. It will be televised on RFD-TV.

“We are honored and humbled to be among the select national 3 out of 3 star chapters in the National FFA Organization,” said Robin Grundmeyer, who teaches Floral Design at Norco High. “Of those nationally, we are proud to be considered a finalist for the model of innovation in the student category. Our students have worked hard in their service of the community and as advisors we are ecstatic to see the recognition of their hard work.”

Norco High continues to offer an excellent Agriculture Education Model that prepares students to become future leaders in the agriculture industry.

To read more, visit https://pulse.ffa.org/index.php/2015/08/10/finalists-2015-national-chapter-awards/Norco HS Agriculture Department