Helping Out For The Holidays

By CVUSD Butterfield Ranch Elementary School in Chino Hills took to heart the motto that it is “better to give than receive” during its annual Night of Giving on Dec. 14. Students, staff and parents collected new toys for distribution by the Chino Valley Fire Department, collected items for families in need that are served […]

Cal Aero Preserve Academy Begins School

Minutes before the first bell of the day rings at Cal Aero, parents and students fill the courtyard just outside the school office.

CVUSD  Chino – July 6 marked the first day of school for approximately 500 elementary students at Cal Aero Preserve Academy in Chino, as the K-8 campus began a year-round school program. The first day went smoothly as students lined up behind teachers holding signs. A few tears were shed by younger siblings who wanted […]

Chino Valley Schools Place In Solar Cup

Courtesy of CVUSD A Chino High team member participates in the endurance race at this year’s Solar Cup.

Staff Reports Chino/Chino Hills– Last week, two Chino Valley high schools placed in this year’s Solar Cup, which is a high school competition involving solar-powered boats. The event was held May 13 to 15 at Lake Skinner in the Temecula area. A Chino High School team placed second overall in the race, and also took […]

Chino School Raises Funds For Foster Children

Staff Reports   Chino– Last month, Borba Elementary School students raised $1,700 to help purchase duffel bags that foster children can use to carry their belongings. The students raised the funds in just two weeks. Foster youth are in need of the duffel bags because they are usually provided with trash bags to carry their […]

Chino Valley National Junior Honor Society Inductees

Staff Reports Chino Valley – Heritage Middle School announced their 2016 National Junior Honor Society inductees last week. The induction ceremony took place on April 20 at 6 p.m., where each of the recipients were honored. The National Junior Honor Society inductees are students who have demonstrated high standards of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and […]

Chino Valley Percussion Teams Excel At World Championships

Chino Valley Unified School District Chino Valley– Congratulations to three Chino Valley Unified School District percussion teams for their winning performances at the 2016 Winter Guard International (WGI) Percussion World Championships, held April 15 and 16 in Dayton, Ohio. A percussion team from Ayala High bested 14 other high schools from across the nation to […]

CVUSD’s Annual Festival Of The Arts

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Courtesy of Chino Valley Unified School District   Chino – Art work by hundreds of Chino Valley Unified School District students was on display to the community March 22 and 23 at Magnolia Junior High in Chino during the District’s annual Festival of the Arts. Among the projects were ceramics, paintings, pencil and crayon drawings, […]

Canyon Hills Junior High Robotics Club Seeking World Championship

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Courtesy of Chino Valley Unified School District CHINO HILLS– Canyon Hills Junior High School’s Robotics Team is planning to compete in the VEX World Championships in Louisville, Kentucky, April 20-23, 2016. The competition requires students to design, build and compete with VEX EDR robots. The first-year team has been named 2016 State Champions in VEX […]

Oxford Prep Charter Denied

By Carol Heyen The Chino Valley Unified School District school board voted March 17 to deny Oxford Preparatory Academy’s 5-year charter renewal, much to the dismay of over 1,500 school staff and supporters who attended the district meeting held at Don Lugo High. Oxford Prep, or OPA, a charter school located in Chino, presently has […]

Facilities Master Plan Meetings Scheduled

Courtesy of CVUSD   CHINO VALLEY- The third round of CVUSD’s Facilities Master Plan meetings is underway.  Improving schools in the Chino Valley is a long-term investment for our community. Equipping our schools with the latest technology, heightening awareness of school facility safety and incorporating interactive learning environments into existing schools to maintain academic excellence […]

CHH Places in Top Five of County Academic Decathlon

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Courtesy of CVUSD CHINO HILLS-Chino Hills High’s Academic Decathlon team was among the top five teams in the San Bernardino County Academic Decathlon held in late January and early February in the San Bernardino and Redlands area. The event featured 39 teams representing 21 high schools, competing in 10 subject areas. Each team included a […]

Chino High Wrestler CIF Champion

Photo courtesy: CVUSD Chino High Wrestler Erika Aguila

Courtesy of CVUSD Congratulations to Chino High School wrestler Erika Aguila, the 2016 CIF Central Division 150lb Wrestling Champion! Chino High School wrestler Erika Aguila, is advancing to the CIF State Championship on February 26 and 27. She is the first Chino wrestler to qualify for State since 1998.

$50K in Scholarships Available for Class of 2016

Courtesy of CVUSD CHINO– Tim Adams, of School Portraits by Adams Photography, provided the Board of Education with the largest check to date of proceeds from the “Hit the Greens for Scholarships” Golf Tournament held every November. Adams has been hosting the tournament for the district for six years. This year’s check in the amount […]

National Signing Day in the Chino Valley

By Carol Heyen Chino Valley – Chino Valley Unified had more than two dozen seniors sign with universities on February 3 and 4, as part of National Signing Week. The annual event allows America’s most talented high school senior student-athletes their first opportunity to sign a binding letter of intent to a NCAA school.  The […]

CVUSD Seniors Perform Community Service

Courtesy of CVUSD As part of a literary unit on heroism, 12th grade students from across the Chino Valley Unified School District devoted several volunteer hours in community service over the winter break. Projects varied from volunteering at food banks and homeless shelters to cleaning up trails and parking lots across the city. Students were […]

Life After Lugo

Photo courtesy: CVUSD Brianna Smith Gunn (right), a 2008 Don Lugo High graduate, talks to Don Lugo seniors about her experience in the Army.

Courtesy of Chino Valley Unified CHINO– Looking like she was addressing her police officers in a shift briefing, Chino Police Chief Karen Comstock told Don Lugo students that success is theirs if they just have the right mindset. Chief Comstock was among more than a dozen Don Lugo High graduates who spoke to seniors, juniors […]

Students Beat the Odds

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Courtesy of Chino Valley Unified Chino Valley – A foster youth who had to overcome much adversity is the first Buena Vista Continuation High student qualified to go straight to a four-year college from the high school, according to Principal Rigoberto Vasquez. Steven Beadle, 17, of Chino, has been accepted at Cal State, Stanislaus, and […]

Chino Valley Students Treated to Shopping Spree

Courtesy of CVUSD Chino – Smiles, grins and laughter came easy for 100 Chino Valley Unified School District students and their parents as they were treated to a police escort, a shopping spree, visit with Santa, crafts and snacks during the annual Make A Child Smile event on Dec.15 at Walmart in Chino. The students, […]

Talking To Children About Violence

Tips for Parents and Teachers Courtesy of CVUSD   Chino Valley – The horrific event in San Bernardino and recent threats at Los Angeles County Unified School District are tragic reminders that elected officials, law enforcement, schools, and parents must ensure it is doing all that it can to prevent violence in the community, at […]

Chino: Pups In Training at Don Lugo High

Courtesy of CVUSD Chino– Don Lugo High Future Farmers of America students are raising five puppies for the Guide Dogs for the Blind organization. The new pups – Zedrick, Zee, Waldorf, Baloo, and Frito – will be trained in basic obedience and socialization until they are about 14 to 17 months old. Then they will […]