Restorative circles give students access to understanding each other

As a way to keep suspensions and expulsions down at Fallbrook Union High School (FUHS), administration has taken further steps to make sure that students see the full extent of negative actions and behavior. This academic year, academic houses have been used to implement restorative practices to get students to relate to each other, their […]

Hate crime enhancement dropped on defendants in Pettigrew case

The three individuals being accused of beating and stabbing a 33-year-old black man to death earlier this year will not be facing a hate crime enhancement in addition to the murder charge. Ryan Valdez, 18, Kevin Garcia, 21, and Tyler Dean, 25, were arrested last May, accused of beating and stabbing Hugh Pettigrew as he […]

FUHS houses compete in dodgeball tourney

FUHS houses compete in dodgeball tourney

School spirit has a new look on the Fallbrook Union High School (FUHS) campus. With the three houses that comprise the student body, Associated Student Body (ASB) director Alana Milton has to be creative in the way she incorporates every house while also trying to find ways to involve as many different types of students […]

Bonsall Elementary to no longer participate in Don Dornon Games

Bonsall Union Elementary School (BUSD) students will no longer be participating in the Don Dornon Games as of this school year. The Fallbrook Union Elementary School District (FUHSD) has elected to include only schools within its district. The Dornon Games were begun by Don Dornon, a teacher at Fallbrook Street School in 1972. Though originally […]

Fallbrook woman seeks funds for Haiti humanitarian project

Fallbrook woman seeks funds for Haiti humanitarian project

Recent hurricane activity in Haiti has devastated the country, leaving many men, women and children homeless, starving, and at risk of illness because of the exposure to the elements. While most individuals might simply donate funds to a humanitarian effort, one Fallbrook woman and her small team have become that humanitarian effort. Rena Salomon, also […]

FUESD gives every student access to STEM programs

FUESD gives every student access to STEM programs

This year, the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District (FUESD) has provided each school within its district with classes that focus specifically with science, technology, engineering and mathematics, otherwise known as STEM. This is meant to help students become more prepared for the technologically advanced world they are growing up in. According to Maria Flaherty, the […]

FUESD’s Amy Schwenke named San Diego County Teacher of the Year

FUESD’s Amy Schwenke named San Diego County Teacher of the Year

To be a truly great teacher, it’s important for an individual to be passionate about children and their education. However, to be an exceptional teacher, additional elements of leadership, dedication and creativity must be incorporated into every part of the educational experience. Amy Schwenke, a 12-year Fallbrook Union Elementary School District (FUESD) kindergarten teacher, has […]

Rainbow marijuana dispensary reportedly operating without compliance

A marijuana dispensary located in Rainbow has been reported to be active without county compliance, and county managers are working to correct the problem. The dispensary, called Your Highness and located on the 2800 block of Rainbow Valley Blvd., was reported by Rainbow Community Planning Group chair Gary Drake to the county in August. Drake’s […]