SCHOOL STARTS MONDAY, A REMINDER ABOUT SCHOOL BUS SAFETY

School starts in the Morongo Basin Monday, August 21. Thousands of local children will ride the school bus to school every day. Reporter Eric Knabe offers these tips about how we can be safe around the school bus…

It’s back to school and the National Association For Pupil Transportation has

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WITH SCHOOL STARTING MONDAY, YOU ARE INVITED TO “STUFF THE BUS”

In case you’re wondering, school starts next week. Reporter David Haldane has a suggestion on something you can do before then… Got any school supplies you no longer need? If so, the Morongo Unified School District and Student Transportation of America urge you to Stuff the Bus. That’s the name

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LA CONTENTA MIDDLE SCHOOL ORIENTATION TOMORROW

La Contenta Middle School is holding its orientation day tomorrow, Friday, August 18. Seventh-grade students, and eighth-grade students who are new to the school district, should attend the orientation anytime between noon and 2 p.m. Meet in the multi-purpose room at La Contenta Middle School. Students will receive their cafeteria

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RIDE YOUR BIKE BACK TO SCHOOL SAFELY

Schools in the Morongo Unified School District will start the 2017-18 school year Monday, August 21. Do you have fond memories of riding your bike to school as a kid? Reporter Rebecca Havely has tips to bring the joy of biking to school to your own children, and help them

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SPEECH SCREENING OFFERED FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS

The Morongo Unified School District is offering speech screening for preschool children, aged 3 to 5 years old. Speech screenings may be helpful if your child has a speech delay; is hard to understand; communicates using gestures only; or if your child uses only two to three words in a

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT CHANGES LOCATION OF STAFF DEVELOPMENT SESSION

In an update to a story we aired Wednesday about the Morongo Unified School District holding a half-day staff development session August 17 in the Thunderdome at Joshua Springs Calvary Chapel in Yucca Valley, Tom Baumgarten told Z107.7 News that the training session has been moved to Yucca Valley High

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SPEECH SCREENING OFFERED FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS

The Morongo Unified School District is offering speech screening for preschool children, aged 3 to 5 years old. Speech screenings may be helpful if your child has a speech delay; is hard to understand; communicates using gestures only; or if your child uses only two to three words in a

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SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER UPSET OVER TRAINING AT CHURCH

They say you shouldn’t discuss politics or religion among friends. One of those rules was breached at last night’s Morongo Unified School District Board of Education meeting, causing tempers to briefly flare. Reporter David Haldane, who was there, explains…

Is it OK for public school employees to be trained at

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT AGENDA

The Morongo Unified School District’s Board of Education meets tonight with a variety of issues on its plate. Reporter David Haldane explains…

Think you graduated from a Morongo Basin high school in June? Well, think again; you haven’t really graduated until the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education says

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FREE BACKPACKS AT “COMING BACK TO SCHOOL DAY” FRIDAY IN JOSHUA TREE

Back to school already? The Morongo Unified School District thinks so. And its way of getting ready for that August 21 first day of school is with a Coming Back to School Day this Friday. Among other things, new and returning students, accompanied by their families, will be able to

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FIVE MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOLS RECOGNIZED

Five schools in the Morongo Unified School District were honored recently by an organization that promotes positive behavioral interventions and support. The California PBIS Coalition announced that Joshua Tree Elementary School had achieved excellence in the school’s level of academic, behavioral, and social-emotional outcomes for students at the Gold level.

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOLS OFFER ONLINE REGISTRATION

New to the Morongo Unified School District and don’t know what to do? Have no fear, the Internet is here. Reporter David Haldane explains…

That’s right, this year for the first time ever, new incoming students can register online. Just go to the district’s web site at www.morongo.k12.ca.us, find the

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WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM OFFERS PAID WORKERS

Getting graduating high school students into the work force has always been challenging, especially in the Morongo Basin where opportunities for employment are limited. Reporter David Haldane tells us about a school-district-wide effort to address the problem… Free labor. That’s the catchword attracting local businesses to a pair of state-funded

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SCHOOL BOARD DISAGREES ON FREE SPEECH AND RAISES FOR ADMINISTRATORS

A decision on a controversy at last night’s meeting of Morongo Unified School District Board of Education turned out to be, well, a little controversial. Reporter David Haldane was there, and explains… Free speech. That was the crux of a testy discussion at last night’s meeting of the Morongo Unified

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SCHOOL BOARD LOOKS TO TAMP DOWN TEACHER’S CLASSROOM OPINIONS TONIGHT

In this time of dramatic public controversy, many school districts are re-examining their policies regarding classroom discussions. Morongo Unified is no exception, as reporter David Haldane explains… Teachers in the Morongo Unified School District may find it more difficult to express personal opinions to students after tonight’s Board of Education

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MORONGO UNIFIED LOOKS AT ESTABLISHING A COLLEGE AND CAREER PREP CENTER

Morongo Unified School District Superintendent Tom Baumgarten has a vision that he believes will make the district more relevant to Morongo Basin residents’ lives. Reporter David Haldane explains…

Lots of folks have been walking in and out of Yucca Valley’s Town Center Mall lately. What’s strange is that most are

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HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER STUDENT VOLUNTEERS

Hi-Desert Medical Center recently established two new volunteer programs for students and others interested in real-world experiences in the healthcare industry. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on how to get involved…

Hi-Desert Medical Center volunteers have traditionally been funneled through the hospital’s multifaceted Auxiliary program. But recently, the hospital formed

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MORONGO UNIFIED SCHOOL BOARD TONIGHT, PUBLIC HEARINGS AND PERSONNEL

The Morongo Unified School District Board of Education will do some housekeeping at its regular meeting tonight. Public hearings and personnel. That pretty much sums up the agenda for tonight’s meeting. The two public hearings are on the proposed Local Control Accountability Plan and the annual budget and service plans

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FREE SUMMER MEAL PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN OFFERED LOCALLY

Just as learning doesn’t end when school lets out, neither does the need for good nutrition. Reporter Rebecca Havely says a free lunch and breakfast program is available for children during part of the summer… Morongo Basin children up to age 18 can receive a free breakfast and lunch this

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SCHOOL BOARD LOOKS AT FUTURE PLANS AND SOME SENSITIVE POLICY TONIGHT

Morongo Basin school officials will make future plans and talk about more delicate subjects at tonight’s school board meeting. Reporter David Haldane explains… Strategy and controversy. Those are two major items on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Morongo Unified School District Board of Education. Specifically, the board will

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