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New La Verne Heights principal Patrick McKee lives in a fishbowl, and that’s exactly the way he likes it. His office boasts large vertical windows through which students can keep an eye on their new school chief. They often wave or flash him a wide toothy grin, and he cheerfully smiles back. His career has been just [...]
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A sea of students, supported generously by local families and businesses, raised a tidal wave of money for various school projects at the 14th annual La Verne Heights annual walkathon on Thursday morning. Themed “Ride the Wave,” Walkathon committee members (Wendy Frankel, Bobbie Jones, John Gallegos, Sarina Bellomo, Toria Skarich and Annie Fisher), along with parents [...]
It was muffin madness at La Verne Heights on Friday morning as the elementary school showered its PTA parents and teachers with about 500 scrumptious banana bran and blueberry muffins, along with coffee, tea and orange juice, to show its appreciation for all they do throughout the school year. Baking all those “Muffins for Mothers” was [...]
The La Verne Heights PTA rolled out the red carpet for its Founder’s Day Celebration, marking the 104th anniversary of the parent-teacher association that has meant so much to the development and success of the “California Distinguished” school. The fun and fast-paced program inside the La Verne Heights auditorium on Thursday night featured several highlights: Volunteers were [...]
Look, dad!   For the 106th time, Bonita High School proudly celebrated the graduation of its senior class, a total of 426 students who had earned the distinct honor and privilege of switching the tassels on their mortarboards from the right to the left, symbolizing the ending of one chapter of their lives and the exciting beginning [...]
March 20 wasn’t just another filet ‘o fish Friday at McDonald’s. It also marked Career Day at La Verne Heights, a day in which students heard lawyers, dentists, police officers, attorneys, real estate agents and other professionals share what they do for a living. “I think about 70% of our guest speakers were parents,” said La [...]
If the White House had La Verne crossing guard Celia Corvera monitoring the VIP list, party crashers Tareq and Michaele Salahi never would have gotten through the gates to attend President Obama’s state dinner for India’s prime minister. And she’ll be available, too, because this Friday, Dec. 18, Celia, all 4-foot-11-inches of her, will leave her [...]
Have you checked the price of projector bulbs lately? If one goes on the fritz, by the time you requisition a new one, it could take weeks to receive it, if it arrives at all, given lean school budgets these days. Without something as simple as projector bulb, students could literally be left in the [...]
On Sunday at Bonita High School’s Glenn Davis Stadium, there was a special visitor in the house – Noah Ramos, the 10-year-old La Verne Heights student who was stricken with a serious blood disorder at the start of the 2009/10 school year and is now fighting his way back. Cleared by his doctors to return home [...]