BY DAVID JAMES HEISS
A talented Yucaipa High School senior, Allison Rondeau, had her artwork accepted as one of the top entires in the nationwide Celebrating Art contest. The title of her artwork is, “From the Shadows We Rise.” Rondeau says she has framed the picture as a birthday present for her little sister. …
After being denied its waiver to reopen for some in-person learning by the county health department, the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District considered the option of small cohorts at its Tuesday board meeting.
More than two-dozen students from local adult education institutions completed Crafton Hills College’s Summer Bridge Program, an online course designed to prepare students for a successful college experience.
Angie Castaneda signed a letter of intent to attend University of the Cumberlands on an athletic scholarship. She will be the the first female wrestler from Yucaipa High School to compete at the collegiate level.
Like the majority of students in California, those in the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District will begin the new school year with distance learning, following Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcement last week that districts in counties on the state’s monitoring list cannot open for in-pe…
Sometime over the next several weeks, the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District expects to complete its plan document for the safe reopening of schools and share it with families.
Yucaipa High School senior Korey Mendoza signs a letter of intent to attend Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa for wrestling. Mendoza was 8th in the state as a Junior.
The 48th annual Commencement Ceremony at Crafton Hills College was held virtually on Friday, May 22. The ceremony was prerecorded, but the link didn’t go live until 6 p.m. Viewers had a choice to stream the event through YouTube or Facebook through the homepage of the Crafton Hills College w…
Green Valley High School’s Class of 2020 commencement was included in the virtual collaborative graduation ceremony, taped at Yucaipa High School on May 20 and 21. It will go live on June 3, at 7 p.m.
On a night of recognition that typically is done in person, with lots of support and handshaking, the Teachers of the Year for each school site in the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District were announced at the recent board meeting via video conference.
Sierra Dosey worked hard to get straight A’s throughout her entire school career. She has a 4.52 weighted GPA and is in the top 25 students at Yucaipa High School. She is also an amazing athlete. She had never played tennis, but decided to go out for the team her sophomore year and made it. …
Lauren Nelson is a Yucaipa High School senior. She is a four-year varsity water polo and a one-year Varsity Swim Scholar Athlete. She was team captain and lead her team into a historical CIF-SS semifinal spot during the 2019-20 school year. She was part of the first girls water polo team at …
Yucaipa High School recently announced its male and female nominees for the annual Ken Hubb’s award. Each school in San Bernardino County nominates a boy and a girl. In a normal year, an overall winner for each would be announced. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no overall winner this…
In a letter from Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District dated May 1, 2020, the school district announced it is unable to create a plan for a physical graduation for this academic year. Instead of a traditional graduation ceremony, the district will provide a virtual graduation with l…
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond is hosting a virtual town hall today, April 7, to give the general public an update on the current status of California’s public schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.
San Bernardino County Superintendent Ted Alejandre released the following statement today in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s and State Superintendent Tony Thurmond’s call for California school campuses to remain closed for the remainder of the school year with the expectation that students’ …
The Yucaipa Boys season began with five new varsity starters. 0nly sophomore, singles player, Preston Chu returning to his same position on the team . As the preseason started the team had a lot of growing pains and a variety of lineup changes as the team was preparing for Citrus Belt League…
When Crafton Hills College announced that students will not be returning to campus during the COVID-19 pandemic, many of you reached out to ask how you can help.
Before the COVID-19 outbreak changed daily lives and canceled classes before Spring Break, the news at the regularly scheduled March 10 Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District board meeting was mixed.
The Arrowhead Valley Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) held its annual DAR Good Citizen Award program on Friday, Feb. 14. This year’s program featured students from Redlands High School and Yucaipa High School.
On March 9, at the Yucaipa City Council meeting, Michelle Gee’s third grade class from Ridgeview Elementary School in Yucaipa was recognized by the city council.
Consistently playing at a high level resulted in the Yucaipa boys basketball team demonstrating marked improvement throughout the 2019-2020 season. A 17-12 overall record included wins against seven non-league playoff teams. Finishing 3 in the challenging Citrus Belt League, at 6-4, qualifie…
The Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District received the highest level of assurance from auditors for the 2018-19 fiscal year, and Superintendent Cali Binks was awarded a three-year contract extension at the recent board meeting.
Yucaipa High School boys wrestling qualified all 14 varsity wrestlers to compete in the CIF Southern Section Eastern Division Championships this past weekend. The competition was fierce as nearly 500 of the best wrestlers in Southern California showed up to compete in 14 weight classes at Ca…
The Yucaipa High girls basketball team finished the Citrus Belt League Undefeated, earning a bye in the first round of CIF play and won in the second round.
William Ahlborn, Crafton Hills College’s 2020 Outstanding Alumnus, has been quite busy in his 95 years of life. Ahlborn served in World War II, retired from Norton Air Force Base, started attending Crafton, became a professor, and has traveled the world, showing no signs of slowing down.
Eighth graders from across the school district had the opportunity to hear speakers from a wide variety of career occupations at Mesa View Middle School’s “Career Day.”
The Yucaipa High School boys varsity and junior varsity soccer teams beat Citrus Valley High School in a Citrus Belt League game on Friday, Jan. 25, at home.
Having graduated four seniors after the 2018-19 season taking most of the height on the team with them, the Yucaipa High School girls basketball team needed to take a little different approach this year.
While board members for the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District had reason to commend and approve a positive certification of its first interim budget report for the 2019-20 school year, a note of caution was struck from Eric Vreeman, assistant superintendent of Business Services.
Yucaipa High School Art classes presented the Fall Art Show on Dec. 2-5, featuring 120 projects, including students’ paintings, drawings, ceramics, crafts and photographs. Student artists had the opportunity to share their portfolios with Annie Copean, from Laguna College of Art and Design (…
In its biggest turnout to date, about 55 girls attended the sixth annual Yucaipa High School soccer clinic Saturday morning at the football stadium.
The Yucaipa High School soccer team scored twice in the first twenty-five minutes then held to gain a 2-2 deadlock with a very good Grand Terrace team at home last Tuesday. The day before, the Thunderbirds defeated Riverside Poly 2-1. YHS is now 1-0-2 and Grand Terrace is 5-1-1.
The following Yucaipa High School athletes signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers in college. From left to right: Jordan Andrade University of Nevada, Las Vegas, baseball; Danielle Gee Sacramento State, cross country; Bradley Heacock, Westmont, baseball; James Gilfedder,…
The Yucaipa High School Girls cross country team took 10th place in Division 1 at the California State Championships on Saturday, Nov. 30 in Clovis.
Jonathan Stradford did the heavy lifting and Michael Joaquin carried the scoring load to lead the Yucaipa High School basketball team to its first win of the season, a 61-54 decision over San Bernardino in a nonleague game last Tuesday.
The Mesa Grande Academy basketball program did not seek a weak school in Western Christian, (featuring Bryce White) to open its 2019-20 season. The Cardinals lost both the girls and boys games to the visitors, 37-26 and 76-39 in a double-header played in the McAnally Gym last Tuesday.
Michael Joaquin put on one of the best shooting performances in recent Yucaipa High School basketball history after scoring 31 points in a 67-53 loss to visiting Palm Springs in the season opener last Monday. Trailing 45-22 early in the third quarter, Joaquin went to work by scoring 12 point…
Yucaipa High School Associated Student Body donated $6,000 to local fire victims and presented a check to Family Promise of Yucaipa on Nov. 8.
Up against the top-ranked school and hopelessly behind, the Yucaipa High School tennis team played out its season in style against eventual champion Westridge of Pasadena. Trailing 9-2 in the quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section playoffs, the doubles team of seniors Brielle Lara and Sie…
The Yucaipa High School girls’ cross country team took first place in the CIF Prelims and will race in the CIF Finals on Saturday, Nov. 23. The top seven teams will advance to the California State Championships.
It was a chance for some of the best female prep athletes around to perform on the same court at the inaugural Yucaipa High School “Madness Event” held in the Thunderbirds’ gym last Saturday.
Yesterday Yucaipa High School parents were notified of an unsubstantiated threat that police had been investigating. Although unsubstantiated, we planned for additional police presence on campus.
Jordyn Turner ripped a forehand that went untouched down the line to clinch the win against visiting Alhambra, 15-3 last Friday allowing Yucaipa High School to advance to the quarterfinals of the California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section, Division 4 tennis playoffs. It hosted No…
The Yucaipa High School cross country team took three first place spots and dominated the Citrus Belt League this season. Both girls and boys Varsity teams will move on to the CIF Prelims on Nov. 15 in Riverside.
Trailing 41-0 to Cajon with seconds left in the game as well as in their high school careers, Yucaipa quarterback Casey Graf was still trying to throw scoring passes to David Fisher and Zach Murray in an attempt to squeeze every last yard out of the 2019 football season. The home crowd appre…
Inland Leaders Charter School boys and girls cross country teams recently took place first in the Mountain Valley League.
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