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The new school year is underway and the Redlands Unified School District has big plans to increase community engagement and student success.

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Something that stands out about Redlands Unified School District schools is the abundance of colorful and intricate murals gracing the sides of classrooms and playground walls.

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Beattie, Cope and Clement middle schools: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 6th Grade Back to School NightBeattie, Cope and  Clement middle schools: 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 7th/8th Grade Back to School NightClement Middle School: All day Thursday, Aug. 29, Fundraiser at Mod Pizza.Citrus Valley Hi…

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Three local service clubs took more than 100 youth from Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Redlands-Riverside back-to-school shopping on Aug. 3.

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Hundreds of families gathered at Sylvan Park on Saturday, Aug. 2, for the annual Redlands Unified School District “Back 2 School Jam.”

Beattie, Cope and Clement middle schools: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 6th Grade Back to School NightBeattie, Cope and  Clement middle schools: 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 7th/8th Grade Back to School NightClement and Cope middle schools: 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, Cope vs. Clement volleyball…

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Nicol R. Howard, Ph.D., a leader in digital equity research and education, was honored with the prestigious Making IT Happen Award from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) at its annual global conference in June.

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Six school districts gathered at Redlands High School for the School Nutrition Association’s School Lunch Hero Kickoff on Friday, Aug. 2.

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Redlands children can win six behind-home-plate tickets to the Angels vs. Rangers baseball game at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, by solving this riddle.

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The San Bernardino County Preschool Services Department is receiving a grant worth $51.2 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Rep. Pete Aguliar announced last week.

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The first-ever Summer Engineering Camp between Redlands Unified School District (RUSD)  and the University of California, Riverside, came to a close on Friday, July 26.

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When students return to school next week, parents dropping their kids off at Citrus Valley High School will notice a new signal light at the intersection of Pioneer and Texas streets, the southeast corner of the campus.

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As California continues to see sexually transmitted disease (STD) rates rise, the 2019-2020 school year sees the requirements of California Assembly Bill 329 coming into effect.

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Hundreds of attendees gathered at the Redlands Bowl for the 2019 Grove School graduation ceremony on Thursday, June 13.  Ben Moudry, head of the Grove School, shared some unique facts with the Class of 2019.

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Students graduating from Orangewood High School each had challenges to overcome, and they celebrated their collective success during commencement ceremonies on Tuesday, June 4, at the Redlands Bowl. There were 88 graduating seniors at the continuing education school. The school allows students who have fallen behind in accumulating enough credits for graduation to catch up to earn their degrees. It was the 52nd Orangewood High School graduation class. “Our students appreciate every step of the way and they don’t take anything for granted,” said Carol Ruhm, the principal who has worked at the school since 1996. “Students take pride because they actually graduate twice. “The first time is when we announce they have earned enough credits to graduate. “I see a sense of joy and a little bit of relief when I look at their faces. It’s my favorite part of the job.” Sarah Coleman, one of the student speakers, said the four years at Orangewood were the hardest and best years of her life. “Some of us left home, some of us lost loved ones, some of us lost support, and some of us felt lost,” Coleman said. Conner Trimble, the other speaker, talked about the school’s mascot, the Dragons and the relationship to the school motto, FIRE. “We can all use FIRE to grow,” Trimble said. FIRE stands for Future, Inquiry, Responsibility and Education. Ruhm said Orangewood earned full accreditation for the next six years. The school has also been honored by the state as a Model Continuation High School.

Students graduating from Orangewood High School each had challenges to overcome, and they celebrated their collective success during commencement ceremonies on Tuesday, June 4, at the Redlands Bowl.

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Redlands East Valley High School celebrated the fact that nearly nine out of 10 students in its 2019 graduating class are going into higher education at a graduation ceremony on Wednesday, June 5.

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Citrus Valley’s graduates wore ribbons to honor classmates who lost their battles with cancer.

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Redlands High School celebrated its 126th graduating class and its 88th commencement ceremony at the Redlands Bowl on Thursday, June 6.

The Orange Empire Military Officers’ Club has awarded its annual Military Officers’ Association of America Award to Cadet Maj. Julian Carreon of the Hawk Battalion at Arroyo Valley High School Army JROTC.

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The Redlands Noon Rotary Club recently honored three students of the month, Maggie Adrian of the Grove School, Ellainia Valentino of Moore Middle School and Riley Camacho of Redlands Christian School.

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The Redlands Unified School District held a “Digital Storyteller of the Year” awards ceremony for elementary, middle, and high school students on Wednesday, May 15, at Studio Movie Grill in Redlands.

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Kids, staff and local community members gathered in the yard at Micah House on Thursday, May 9, to celebrate the dedication of a recently painted mural to the local community.

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Kids, staff and local community members gathered in the yard at Micah House on Thursday, May 9, to celebrate the dedication of a recently painted mural to the local community.

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Valley Preparatory School, founded in 1957, recently celebrated its annual Culture Day as part of its implementation of the International Baccalaureate Program, first established in Geneva Switzerland in the late 1960s.  

The Riverside-San Bernardino County Indian Health Inc. Native American Resource Center hosted the 8th annual Native American student recognition dinner on Thursday, May 9, at the National Orange Show.

The president of Crafton HIlls College, Kevin Horan, and his vice president of instruction, Keith Weitz presented a proposal for a College and Career Access Pathways agreement between Crafton Hills College and RUSD to the Board of Education.

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The Redlands Unified School District invited parental input on the upcoming adoption of new history and social science textbooks during a parent forum held at the district’s Professional Development Center on Tuesday evening.

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The Redlands Educational Partnership Foundation (REP) honored 34 teachers and classified employees at its 32nd annual Evening of Appreciation on Wednesday, May 1, at the Harry Blackstone Theatre at Redlands East Valley High School.  

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The Redlands Unified School District is seeking parent input on the adoption of new history and social science textbooks. A parent forum is scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, at the district’s Professional Development Center, 20 W. Lugonia Ave.

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A team of middle schoolers at Cope Middle School has qualified for the National Team American Rocket Challenge after successfully launching several small rockets.

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Parents and guardians of middle school and high school teens can attend what signs to watch for and how to intercept potential human trafficking of both female and male teens starting on April 15 at Cope Middle School.

The five high school students honored on Thursday, March 14, by the Redlands Noon Rotary Club appear to have at least two things in common: Determination and dedication to their studies.

The Grove School’s Certified Farmers Market features produce grown by students of the Grove school, which is a public charter school that includes a working farm. Proceeds from the market benefit the educational needs of students at The Grove School.