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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.



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 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 ...



Curtis J. Peterson -- Chatfield  PostBulletin.com

Curtis Jerome Peterson, 85, of Chatfield, died peacefully on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at his home after a two-year battle with cancer. Curtis was born Sept.



Alleged sexual assault at Coachella Valley High School being investigated  The Desert Sun

Authorities are investigating an alleged sexual assault that occurred at Coachella Valley High School in Thermal. The Riverside County Sheriff's Department ...



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 ...



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, ...



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!



Adding to the national debt not an exclusively Trump administration phenomenon  The Desert Sun

National politics topics of Desert Sun letters to the editor.



Coachella Valley High School beats back Banning in historic 73-56 win  The Desert Sun

Coachella Valley refuses to be intimidated in historic 73-56 win over Banning.



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.



How Coachella Valley escaped for a historic volleyball playoff win at home  The Desert Sun

It's been a golden era for athletics at Coachella Valley High School. The football team last season won a playoff game and a league title for the first time in 30 ...



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.



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.



Friday's high school football scores: Palm Desert, La Quinta, Xavier Prep all move to 2-0  The Desert Sun

Week 8 games include unbeaten Palm Desert vs. Palm Springs, Shadow Hills at La Quinta.



UPDATE: Coachella Valley homecoming football game will be played at home after all  The Desert Sun

For a day it seemed like the Coachella Valley High School football homecoming game would have to be moved to Desert Mirage because a fuse box fire fried ...



Friday's high school football scores: Coachella Valley, Palm Desert earn big wins  The Desert Sun

It's Week 10 and games include DHS at Coachella Valley, Palm Desert at Xavier Prep and Palm Springs vs. La Quinta.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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 ...



Friday's high school football scores: Coachella Valley holds off La Quinta comeback  The Desert Sun

Week 3 games include La Quinta at Coachella Valley, Cathedral City at Shadow Hills, and Rancho Mirage and Indio at home on Thursday.



Week 4: Friday's high school football scores: Shadow Hills claims Mayor's Cup, Palm Springs wins big  The Desert Sun

Week 4 games include Indio at Shadow Hills, along with Coachella Valley and Palm Springs at home.



Coachella Valley volleyball makes long drive up coast, returns with trip to quarterfinals  The Desert Sun

When the Coachella Valley High School volleyball achieved its primary goal on Thursday of breaking the school's long playoff victory drought, they had to do ...



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.



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



A few major school and area football records should be broken Friday  The Desert Sun

Multiple football players from the Coachella valley have a shot to make their own history at their playoff games Friday.



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 ...



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 ...



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

The sophomore quarterback has 41 passing TDs this season, which is more than anyone over at least the last 20 years in the Coachella Valley.



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 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.



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Amid nationwide concern over school shootings, CVUSD votes against police on campus  The Desert Sun

In a step toward reforming student discipline, Coachella Valley Unified School District voted against a contract with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department ...



What is happening at Coachella Valley High? Track title is latest in school's athletic success  The Desert Sun

The boys' track and field team at Coachella Valley High School won its first league title in 13 years on Wednesday, securing the latest championship for an ...



High school football: Week 7 scores & highlights  KESQ

Check out the highlights and final scores for week 7 of the high school season.



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.



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.



Four desert football teams make playoffs: PD, CV, Xavier Prep and La Quinta  The Desert Sun

Palm Desert and Coachella Valley were in for sure, but Xavier Prep and La Quinta excited to see their names called on playoff Sunday.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Police investigating 'school shooting' note left outside Coachella Valley High School  The Desert Sun

A note written outside Coachella Valley High School has police investigating and taking precautionary measures on Halloween to ensure safety. Reports say a ...



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.



Local firefighter who died battling wildfire honored in Coachella  KESQ

A Mecca native who died fighting a Northern California wildfire honored in Coachella.



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.



Coachella Valley high school students walk out of class to protest gun violence  The Desert Sun

Amid a call to action in the wake of Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre, students across the Coachella Valley walked out of class ...



All-DVL volleyball team: Arabs' historic year rewarded with multiple honorees  The Desert Sun

Coachella Valley, which won its first-ever volleyball league title -- sharing it with Yucca Valley -- saw Elizabeth Olivas win defensive MVP.



Prideful day at Coachella Valley as nine sign to continue athletic careers in college  The Desert Sun

The Coachella Valley High School athletic community was beaming with pride Thursday afternoon as they held a celebration and signing day for some of the ...



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 ...



Without Rancho Mirage, other teams make history at DVL girls' tennis championships  The Desert Sun

The largest and certainly most vocal local high school tennis crowd in recent memory hung around for a long afternoon Tuesday at the Indian Wells Tennis ...



Coachella Valley High School celebrates Día De Los Muertos  KESQ

Coachella Valley High School celebrates their 5th annual "Dia De Los Muertos" Cultural Night with a vast art display.



"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 ...



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 ...



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 students shadow Riverside County employees  KESQ

Nearly 100 Coachella Valley high school students shadowed County Supervisor V. Manuel Perez and other county employees today during the 15th annual ...



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 ...



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 ...



Two Coachella teens just took a giant step closer to reaching the Olympics  The Desert Sun

Both Coachella Valley High School students were recently named USA Boxing's amateur fighters of the year for 2017.



Academies prep students for health, hospitality careers  The Desert Sun

Coachella Valley Unified School District and community partners recognize students' achievements in health, hospitality.



Arab mascot at Coachella Valley High to be retired  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 ...



'High number' of Coachella Valley teachers skip school again  The Desert Sun

Nearly 170 teachers from seven Coachella Valley Unified School District schools did not show up to work Wednesday, forcing many students to wait in ...



Safety concerns prompt relocation of La Familia High School  The Desert Sun

Students and staff at La Familia High School will be temporarily relocated to the Coachella Valley High School due to construction-related safety concerns.



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 ...



CSUSB Palm Desert Campus Awards Full-Ride Scholarships  Patch.com

The scholars were selected on the basis of their academic achievement, leadership and *service* to the community, and financial need. By News Desk, News ...



CSUSB Palm Desert Campus To Host 2019 Academic WorldQuest  Patch.com

CSUSB Palm Desert Campus To Host 2019 WorldQuest - Palm Desert, CA - The Charles & Priscilla Porter Academic WorldQuest Competition is sponsored by ...



Coroner identifies two people killed in Friday's Thermal crash  KESQ

The Riverside County Coroner's office has identified the two people killed in a car crash Friday night in Thermal.



CVUSD opens multi-million dollar transportation center  The Desert Sun

Coachella Valley Unified School District unveiled a $10.4-million "state-of-the-art" transportation center last week, the first building completed in a two-phase ...



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 ...



Coachella Valley football, soccer seniors headed to next level  USA TODAY High School Sports

After leading the Arabs to the playoffs, football player Nick Hernandez and soccer player Wilfredo Ortiz will head to the next level.



High school sports year in review: Top coach, team, game of the year and more revealed  The Desert Sun

The 2017-18 sports year in review: CIF titles won, records broken, milestones reached plus golfing with the pros, a helicopter and a hijab.



The Indio Tamale Festival is dishing out goodies. Here's seven takeaways to try, taste or test  The Desert Sun

The 27th annual Indio Tamale Festival drew strong crowds eager to sample a wide range of traditional and gourmet tamales.



'This is the generation that will not stand down': Voices from #MarchForOurLives  The Desert Sun

Thousands of local residents gathered for the student-led March For Our Lives in Palm Springs. The emotional demonstration left students inspired.



Boys & Girls Clubs Of Coachella Valley Sports Heroes Luncheon IV  The Desert Sun

Fight On” echoed through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Coachella Valley's Sports Heroes Luncheon IV at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa.



Grower fined after pesticides make valley students sick  The Desert Sun

Six months after more than two dozen students and staff fell ill at Coachella Valley High School due to herbicides drifting from an agricultural field across the ...



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 ...



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” ...



New report shows tourism growth in the Coachella Valley  KESQ

A new study commissioned by the Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is showing growth in the local tourism industry.



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



Indian Canyon Drive is becoming a two-way road, and work at intersections will begin soon  The Desert Sun

The project will cost about $5.5 million, most of which will be funded through state and federal gas taxes.



Two men plead guilty to robbery of Sky Valley woman  KESQ

Two parolees who robbed a woman in Sky Valley and left her stranded in the desert pleaded guilty to robbery charges today.



Congressman Raul Ruiz live in-studio interview  KESQ

Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz joined us live in studio to speak about his reelection campaign this November.



Local public high school graduation rates on the rise  KESQ

Our “Back to School” coverage continues with a look at high school graduation rates here in the Coachella Valley. There are three different school districts ...



La Quinta council race: What you should know about the old Sam's Club and SilverRock  The Desert Sun

La Quinta City Council candidates respond to questions about SilverRock, blighted buildings and city art.



Construction prompts Calif. district to temporarily move high school  American School & University

The Coachella Valley (Calif.) Unified School District has decided to relocate its alternative high school temporarily while the district's administrative facilities are ...



Born with spina bifida, Coachella Valley High senior Clara Garcia's drive extends to basketball  The Desert Sun

Clara Garcia may not fill up the stat sheet this season with a bunch of baskets and rebounds, but the Coachella Valley High School senior basketball player ...



Police: Man steals bus, crashes into Thermal school  The Desert Sun

Joe Barragan Quevedo was injured after crashing the bus at Coachella Valley High School.



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