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School board member violates board policy, sets off student outrage at Coachella Valley High School  The Desert Sun

CVUSD Board Member Jesus Gonzalez said he attended an Aug. 31 meeting at CVHS to discuss a student's grade as a family friend, not an elected official.

One Class at a Time: Coachella Valley High School  KESQ

Coachella Valley High School's Ms. DeAnn Foster won KESQ's December One Class At A Time award!

Sexual assault investigated at Coachella Valley High School  KESQ

The Coachella Valley Unified School District confirmed they have received a report of an alleged sexual assault at Coachella Valley High School.

Coachella Valley High School marching band heading to Washington, D.C.  KESQ

Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz has nominated his alma mater to perform in the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C..

A dozen Coachella Valley valedictorians. Each is brilliant — and so much more  The Desert Sun

When Maria Selene Castillo, 17, feels nervous she fiddles with the pendant at the end of her necklace, a gift from her uncle. Growing up, Castillo says, her uncle ...

Coachella Valley high school wins fourth Spicy Noodle Challenge  KESQ

On Saturday June 8, My Thai restaurant in La Quinta donated thousands of dollars to local high schools during a spicy noodle challenge.

Early morning fire burns modular classroom at Valley View Elementary School in Coachella  The Desert Sun

An early morning structure fire burned a Coachella elementary school modular classroom Monday.

CV Unified board member crossed the line in his handling of student grade matter  The Desert Sun

The Editorial Board opines that there were no winners in the drama that saw a district board member weigh in over a student's grade-change request.

Student shares his story about CVHS bus crash, bus driver died  KESQ

A woman who had a medical emergency while driving a Coachella Valley High School bus that was involved in a collision at the school this morning has died, ...

Coachella Valley High School athlete Donny Fitzgerald featured in Sports Illustrated  The Desert Sun

Coachella Valley High School sophomore Donny Fitzgerald last season threw for 4,139 yards and 54 touchdowns in what was the most prolific statistical season ...

Programs for vulnerable student groups hit hardest by layoffs at Coachella Valley Unified  The Desert Sun

Among the 81 layoffs approved last week by the Coachella Valley Unified School District Board of Education, special education and programs for migrant ...

Coachella Valley High story paints disturbing picture  The Desert Sun

Local education moves, national politics topics of Desert Sun letters to the editor.

CVUSD to maintain classroom time and professional development for teachers in 2019-2020  The Desert Sun

CVUSD's plan for 2019-2020 seeks to maintain last year's increases in instructional time for all grades and professional development for teachers.

Triple threat looms over California schools. How will the valley's districts manage finances?  The Desert Sun

Declining enrollment, a growing special-needs student population and higher pension costs are cutting into school district budgets across the valley.

Many eastern Coachella Valley natives are returning. Their mission? To advocate for their community  The Desert Sun

A growing generation of eastern Coachella Valley natives, many of whom are Latino, are returning home after college.

Valley school districts serving food all summer for kids in need. There are new locations for dinner  The Desert Sun

To make sure students are able to enjoy the summer on full bellies, the valley's three school districts are using federal funding to provide meals.

Arabs roll to third dominant CIF softball playoff victory. How are they doing it?  The Desert Sun

After an 11-1 victory Tuesday, Coachella Valley High School has now won three CIF postseason games by a combined score of 41-2.

Coachella Valley Unified's new superintendent sees a bright future for the district  The Desert Sun

Maria Gandera, a native of Southern California, said she struggled to convince her grandparents — immigrants from Mexico who raised her and wanted to keep ...

Coachella Valley Unified to vote Thursday on 81 teacher, staff layoffs; Union boss expects cuts to pass  The Desert Sun

Citing a $6.8 million deficit, Coachella Valley Unified School District board of education will vote on whether to lay off 81 teachers and staffers at Thursday's ...

CVHS marching band performing in National Memorial Day Parade  KESQ

Coachella Valley High School's marching band is representing California in the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington D.C. today.

The Desert Sun's football Offensive Player of the Year: Donny Fitzgerald of Coachella Valley High  The Desert Sun

Coachella Valley's record-breaking quarterback, who threw for 4139 yards and 54 touchdowns, is The Desert Sun's Offensive Player of the Year.

Friday's high school football scores: Palm Desert vs. La Quinta, CV vs. Indio  The Desert Sun

It's Rivalry Week for Week 9, and games include Coachella Valley at Indio and La Quinta at Palm Desert.

Friends host fundraisers for late CVUSD bus driver  KESQ

Fundraisers are being hosted for a local school bus driver who died after experiencing a medical emergency while dropping off students at Coachella Valley ...

Friday's high school football scores: Palm Desert goes 10-0; Xavier makes playoffs  The Desert Sun

It's Week 11 and playoffs are big focus for Palm Desert, Coachella Valley, La Quinta and Xavier.

Couple builds bridge to Berkeley for Coachella Valley's brightest, neediest youth  UC Berkeley

Hilda Zarate-Cervantes badly needed a champion. It was March 2015, and the high school senior had just landed an in-person interview for a coveted UC ...

Coachella officials working to keep teens safe following recent shootings  KESQ

In less than 24 hours, three boys have been shot in Coachella. Today, we learned the three boys shot were students at Coachella Valley High School.

More history made as Coachella Valley beats Banning with a prolific offensive performance  The Desert Sun

The win gave Coachella Valley back to back league titles for the first time in more than 40 years.

CVUSD: Camera was hidden in wrong elementary school in Mecca  The Desert Sun

The video camera hidden in a Mecca elementary school classroom was placed there in error, the Coachella Valley Unified School District said on Monday and ...

A day in the life of a teacher at the Coachella Valley's most remote high school  The Desert Sun

Luis Martinez, 35, wears many hats at the small, isolated school near the shore of the Salton Sea.

New county office building in downtown Coachella to bring residents 'social justice'  The Desert Sun

Open to the public in early July, the new county social services building will serve about 50000 residents.

Heartbreak: Coachella Valley falls to Nogales on penalty kicks in CIF playoffs  The Desert Sun

The 1-1(4-2) overtime loss to the Nobles marks the third time in three years that the Arabs have ended their season on penalty kicks.

Before the Music Festival, Coachella Valley Promoted Itself With an Arabian Fantasy  Atlas Obscura

At first glance, the Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival in the Coachella Valley town of Indio, California, looks like any local fair. The monster trucks ...

Trojan girls soccer team snaps back at Coachella Valley  Hi-Desert Star

YUCCA VALLEY — The Trojan girls varsity soccer team brought home an impressive win Thursday night against a top-ranking team in the Desert Valley League ...

Coachella Valley breaks more offensive records, but suffers bitter playoff defeat  The Desert Sun

Arabs fail to convert a two-point conversion with 15 seconds remaining and the most prolific offense in Coachella Valley history exits the postseason.

Coachella Valley Unified board race: District finances, school security hot topics election  The Desert Sun

The Coachella Valley Unified School District, the easternmost district in the valley, has faced its share of obstacles in the past year. In March, the board voted ...

Coachella Valley may have found a new weapon Friday in win over Desert Mirage  The Desert Sun

Andres Medina ran for 166 yards and three scores, giving Coachella Valley a running threat to compliment one of the top passing offenses in California.

Jim Hardy, oldest living USC and Rams player who lived in La Quinta, dies at 96  The Desert Sun

Jim Hardy, the oldest living University of Southern California and Los Angeles Rams football player who was the MVP of the 1945 Rose Bowl, has died. He was ...

Top graduating students from 61 Riverside County Public High Schools honored at Student Academic Awards  Valley News

RIVERSIDE – With a collective GPA of 4.57, 147 students from the class of 2019 at every comprehensive high school in Riverside County were honored.

Valley School Bus Driver Suffers Medical Emergency, Crashes, Dies  Palm Desert, CA Patch

School Bus Driver Suffers Medical Emergency, Dies - Palm Desert, CA - CHP officials say the woman was rushed to the hospital where she died following the ...

Donny Fitzgerald makes history; Arabs clinch a share of DVL title  The Desert Sun

Donny Fitzgerald's historical sophomore season reached new heights Friday, though it took Coachella Valley High School a half to find its rhythm in a 50-8 ...

Week 7: Friday's high school football scores: Palm Desert, Xavier Prep earn big wins  The Desert Sun

Week 7 games include unbeaten Palm Desert vs. Shadow Hills as well as La Quinta vs. Rancho Mirage.

Man arrested after body is found north of Indio; friends and family say deceased is Coachella woman  The Desert Sun

A man was arrested Sunday evening in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found off Dillon and Berdoo Canyon roads north of Indio, ...

Footage of armed student leads to Coachella Valley High School lockdown  The Desert Sun

Coachella Valley High School was on lockdown for 15 minutes Wednesday morning.

Coachella Valley High School faces school bus overcrowding issue  KESQ

CBS Local 2 Stand For You and the safety of your child. We are following Coachella Valley Unified School District families concerns about overcrowded buses.

He's thrown 16 TDs in two games, but CV's Donny Fitzgerald focused on more than numbers  The Desert Sun

The star Coachella Valley quarterback has come close to breaking multiple CIF Southern Section records in recent weeks, yet remains focused on team goals.

Arabs, Lions ready for more after dominating DVL wrestling meet  The Desert Sun

Boths teams have high hopes at the CIF postseason approaches.

As college fairs come to town, Coachella Valley students look for their ticket out  The Desert Sun

A typical college-bound high school senior can spend hours scouring university websites, but without an in-person interaction choosing a college remains an ...

New golf clubs from SCPGA offer new hope to Indio, Coachella Valley high school golfers  The Desert Sun

The SCPGA is donating clubs to desert high school golfers at Indio and Coachella Valley high schools to help them keep playing the game.

Coachella Valley High drops mascot that offended Arab Americans  Los Angeles Times

For 83 years, Coachella Valley High School has rallied behind a mascot with a snarling face, a hooked nose, a heavy beard and wearing a headscarf — the ...

Coachella Valley makes history, beats La Quinta for first time since 1995  The Desert Sun

For years, Coachella Valley High School and La Quinta High were not rivals. They played each other annually until 2015, and the Blackhaws won 20 ...

La Quinta has won 20 straight football games over Coachella Valley; can the Arabs end the streak?  The Desert Sun

La Quinta has won 20 consecutive football games versus Coachella Valley, a streak that began in 1996.

Coachella Valley High School 'retires' Arab mascot  The Desert Sun

The Coachella Valley Unified School District confirmed Friday that it has retired the school's controversial "Arab" mascot that prompted objections from an ...

After a tumultuous year, Coachella Valley Unified's teachers remain committed to their union  The Desert Sun

Coachella Valley Teachers Association has reportedly lost two of about 870 members following a potentially threatening Supreme Court decision in June.

The Shaddys! Our columnist's end-of-year football awards for the memorable moments of 2018  The Desert Sun

Shaddy Awards honor the Coach of the Year, Play of the Year and more memorable moments from the 2018 season.

California high school drops controversial Arab mascot  Al Jazeera America

A California high school that faced mounting pressure to change its team name, mascot and other imagery and traditions that many Arab-Americans deemed ...

Sabores Handcrafted Ice Cream: Serving Up Crowdsourced Flavors in Coachella  KQED

Through our community, our customers, that's how we come up with our revolving flavors," says Jesse Garcia Jr., owner of Sabores Handcrafted Ice Cream in.

Students sent to gym at Coachella Valley High School  KESQ

Students were sent to the gymnasium at Coachella Valley High School on Wednesday morning following a large number of sick calls from teachers at the ...

As grape industry changes, farmworkers pick up extra shifts collecting trash at Coachella festival  The Desert Sun

Festival cleanup crews, many of which work the graveyard shift after laboring in eastern Coachella Valley fields, 'make sure the experience is there.'

The Coachella Valley volleyball team has had the skill, now they're adding the passion  The Desert Sun

The CV volleyball team features a superstar soccer player and softball and basketball stars, but right now it's all about volleyball.

Palm Desert, Xavier College Prep advance in CIF Playoffs  KESQ

A total of eight local high school football teams played tonight in the CIF Playoffs. Palm Desert, Coachella Valley, Xavier Prep and La Quinta from the valley floor.

"Mighty Arab" Approved as Replacement for Controversial High School Mascot  NBC Southern California

The Southern California high school that had come under fire for its "Arab" mascot and logo, widely denounced as racist, now has a new mascot: the "Mighty ...

History repeats itself: Donny Fitzgerald drops another 8-touchdown performance in rout  The Desert Sun

Donny Fitzgerald matched a desert record last week and then matched it again this week -- two weeks, 16 TDs for the Arabs QB.

Girls' soccer: Who is the team to beat and who are the top players returning as new season begins?  The Desert Sun

The girls' soccer team at Coachella Valley High School won back-to-back league titles for the first time in school history last season, and the girls' team at La ...

All-DVL football first-team announced: Fitzgerald, Madison, Ridge earn top honors  The Desert Sun

Donny Fitzgerald, Taron Madison and Manny Ridge take home the league's top honors following record-breaking statistical seasons.

Fourth Annual BNP Paribas Open Scholarships Awarded to Local High School Students  GlobeNewswire

BNP Paribas Open Scholarship Program Doubles In Size and Expands To Four Students.

CVUSD board cuts school resource officers  KESQ

The Coachella Valley Unified School District is cutting ties with the school resource officers they contracted through the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

Five local students offered full ride scholarships to CSUSB Palm Desert  KESQ

Five Coachella Valley high school graduates were chosen for full-ride scholarships to Cal State San Bernardino's Palm Desert campus, the school announced ...

Missing Rancho Mirage woman was convicted of extortion in 2011, court records show  The Desert Sun

A Rancho Mirage woman who disappeared two weeks ago has a history of arrests in several states, including one that led to a 2011 conviction of extortion ...

Here's what Coachella Valley parents need to know about student safety and security in the new school year  The Desert Sun

The start of the school year is just weeks away, and in light of campus shootings the past year, Coachella Valley's school districts have spent the summer ...

Coachella Valley High considers facelift for 'Arab' mascot (photos)  89.3 KPCC

Coachella Valley High School may give its Arab mascot a "facelift" after drawing the ire of a civil rights group, according to a top school official. School ...

In California, A High School That Cheers A-R-A-B-S  NPR

Last week, Coachella Valley High School came under fire for the name of its mascot — the Arab. The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee sent a letter ...

Youth music festival The Hue returns to Mecca April 27  Desert Local News

Coachella, CA – On Saturday, April 27, a group of young organizers is giving the Coachella Valley its best opportunity to see local musicians and artists perform ...

A matter of life or death: Depending on your valley residence, emergency response times and prices vary  The Desert Sun

Some Coachella Valley public officials boil the discrepancy down to a 'business model versus a *service* model.'

High school alters controversial 'Arab' mascot  New York Post

A high school in California obsessed with Middle Eastern culture has finally decided to answer the overwhelming demands to change its controversial “Arab” ...

Coachella Valley High hires new baseball coach  The Desert Sun

Coachella Valley athletic director Jacob Van Hofwegen has hired a new high school baseball coach with years of professional-level experience and a passion ...

Valley career fair to high school students: Think Big  The Desert Sun

An annual college and career fair catering to Coachella Valley school districts adopts "Think Big!" as its mantra when students consider next steps.

Uprising to establishment: For east valley Latinos, struggle for representation led to political pipeline  The Desert Sun

15 years ago, a group of young, motivated Latinos disrupted the Coachella Valley political establishment. Now they're the establishment.

Why Palm Springs area students are less prepared for college than other kids in California  The Desert Sun

A college degree is a valuable commodity. Over the course of a lifetime, research shows those with a bachelor's degree will earn nearly $1 million more than ...

Coachella Valley's 'Ball brothers' have brought spark to the Arabs' football team  The Desert Sun

Say what you want about playing for 3 schools in 4 years, but Matt Fitzgerald and his 2 younger brothers only have one thing in mind: leaving a legacy.

Coachella Valley QB quickly becoming a rising star  The Desert Sun

Coachella Valley's junior quarterback is now a household name, but he says his success is all in pursuit of the team's goals.

And the snap: The Desert Sun's 2018 Elite 11  The Desert Sun

Yes, it's that time of year again -- time for The Desert Sun's Elite 11, our sports staffs' top preseason picks from among the Coachella Valley's best high school ...

Six Coachella Valley teams have favorable paths to CIF finals  USA TODAY High School Sports

A number of Coachella Valley area soccer teams appear to be the big winners after the California Interscholastic Federation implemented a new formula for ...

Coachella Valley coaches united by cancer, still filled with cheer  The Desert Sun

Pair of cheerleading coaches at Coachella Valley High School share bond as cancer survivors.

Herbicide to blame for causing illness at Coachella Valley High School  KESQ

28 students and staff at Coachella Valley High School were evaluated by emergency crews Thursday after reports that they were not feeling well due to a ...

BIGHORN Golf Club Charities Truly Cares . . .  The Desert Sun

70 local nonprofits in our community were the lucky recipients of $600000.00 in grants from BIGHORN Golf Club Charities through its BIGHORN Cares grant ...

Music teacher accused of having sex with student must stand trial, judge orders on Tuesday  The Desert Sun

A former music teacher at Indio's Desert Ridge Academy was ordered on Tuesday to stand trial on charges he engaged in sex acts with one of his underage ...

Former LQ wrestler dies after being run over by tour van in Nashville, Tenn.  The Desert Sun

Jorge Hernandez was run over by the rear tire of a tour van he tried to board late on Jan. 1 in Nashville.

Coachella Valley students protest for gun reforms  KESQ

Students around the Coachella Valley took part in demonstrations remembering the 17 lost in the Florida school shooting one month ago and protesting gun ...

Can Palm Desert girls' golf continue a 20-year league winning streak?  The Desert Sun

Even though his team should be favored to win the title in the new Desert Empire League this fall, Palm Desert High School head golf coach Kurt Ney admits ...

Former Palm Springs mall being demolished for future College of the Desert campus  The Desert Sun

Crews have begun demolishing the former Palm Springs mall at Tahquitz Canyon Way and Farrell Drive as plans move forward to build a permanent College of ...

Not just vocational training: Students gear up for success at high school automotive academy  The Desert Sun

Palm Springs Unified's RACE Academy teaches students about changing brakes, tires and suspension, while revving them up for college.

Disgraced California ex-mayor returns to politics  The Desert Sun

The former mayor is running unopposed for the Coachella Valley Unified School District board on a platform of reform.

Grower fined after pesticides make valley students sick  The Desert Sun

Amazing Coachella, Inc. - Peter Rabbit Farms - be fined $5000 for an October drift incident that affected students at Coachella Valley High School.

Teacher at High School in Coachella Valley Arrested After Allegedly Contacting 13-Year-Old Girl With Sexual Intent  KTLA

A 59-year-old teacher at a Coachella Valley high school is in custody after allegedly arranging to meet a 13-year-old in a parking lot with sexual intent, officials ...

Amid truancy threats, 500 CVUSD students march for teachers  The Desert Sun

Teachers and other certificated employees in the district have been working without a contract for more than a year.

Proud of the new Mighty Arab logo  The Desert Sun

The new logo is dignified and the Mighty Arab is a name everybody associated with Coachella Valley High School can be proud of.

Graduation ceremonies announced for CVUSD  KESQ

The Coachella Valley Unified School District wants to congratulate its graduating class of 2015. There are several ceremonies taking place this week to ...

School’s Arab Mascot Draws Fire in California Valley That Prizes Dates  New York Times

Coachella Valley High School, in Thermal, Calif., has agreed to redesign its mascot, the Arab, after a petition from the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination ...

Coachella Valley football team clinches first league title in 40 years with 41-27 win  The Desert Sun

After a 40-year drought, the Coachella Valley football team ended the curse Friday night. The team's 41-27 win clinched at least a share of a league title.

Palm Springs Unified schools to add more counselors, double-down on parent engagement in 2019-20  The Desert Sun

Local spending plan at Palm Springs Unified schools adds counselors and expands parent involvement.

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