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Palm Springs High Teams up with AMR for Holiday Toy Drive

Palm Springs High School has teamed up with American Medical Response to provide toys for children in the desert.

PSHS and AMR are conducting a toy drive for the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission. Students and parents have been donating toys for the entire month of December, and the event will conclude Friday, Dec. 20 when AMR will bring an ambulance to campus in the hopes of filling it with toys.

All are invited to join the cause and bring a new, unwrapped toy to Palm Springs High on or before Friday at 12:30 p.m.

Cathedral City High Holiday 5K Walk/Run Dec. 14

Cathedral City High School's Cross Country Team and HealthCorps program will host the "Holiday 5K Walk/Run" on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 8 a.m. at the school. Fee is $5 in advance or $10 on the day of the event. All participants are asked to bring a holiday gift for a child in need. The event benefits the Cross Country Team and Healthy Living Program at CCHS.

CCHS DATA DI Students Selling Shirts at Open Air Market

DATA DI student t-shirt designs (Cathedral City High) can now be found at the Palm Springs Open Air Market every Saturday through May 2014!

The project, launched in partnership with The Right Stuff in downtown Palm Springs, currently features 14 different t-shirt graphics, with all proceeds benefiting students competing in DATA-SkillsUSA.

Can't make it out to Palm Springs on a Saturday? No worries, swing buy the DI studio at CCHS to see whats in stock!


Palm Springs Open Air Market

Saturdays, 9am - 2pm through May 2014 

Right by the Spa Resort Casino!


View the current 
DI Designs t-shirt album here!

PSUSD Approves New Common Calendar

The Palm Springs Unified School District Board of Education has approved a common calendar for all District schools. The new calendar will begin for schools on the traditional school-year calendar in 2014 and for the schools on the Track E calendar in 2015. All District families will receive more information, including a detailed calendar, by mail within the next few weeks. Here are the basics of the new calendar.

Golden Eagle Band Wins State Championship

On Sat Nov. 16, 2013 the Mighty 39 Golden Eagle Regiment (Desert Hot Springs High) traveled to West Valley High School for the 2013 SCJA California State Band Championships. Led on to the field by Head Drum Major Miguel Montes, the Golden Eagle Regiment won Division 1 with a record setting score of 74.1. This state championship is a DHSHS school first.

In celebration of the honor, the Desert Hot Springs High School Mighty 39 Golden Eagle Regiment will be performing their field show for the last time this Friday from 3 to 4 p.m. at the DHSHS Stadium. The performance is free and open to the public.

Host Families Needed for High School Students

The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) is seeking host families for high school students coming from abroad who will attend Palm Springs Unified Schools beginning in January.

CIEE is a non-profit organization that has been in operation since 1947 and specializes in international work and education. Our mission is “to help people gain understanding, acquire knowledge and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world.”

Host families are needed for our high-school-aged foreign exchange students who are coming to America for a school year on an educational exchange to study, practice their English, and experience the culture. In return, Host families can learn about another culture, enjoy lifelong friendships with students, and make new friends in the community - all while having fun, fulfilling the dream of a young person, and being an ambassador for America.

Palm Springs Unified teacher Jan Ligman is a local representative for CIEE. If you are interested in hosting a student, contact Ms. Ligman at jligman@psusd.us or call her at (760) 799-7393.

Golden Eagle Regiment Heads to State Championships


All Invited To Watch Band Compete in Hemet on Saturday 

The Golden Eagle Regiment (Desert Hot Springs High School Band) travels to SCJA California State Band Championships on Nov. 16. The performance will be at 8:35 a.m., and awards at 1:15 p.m. at West Valley High School, 3401 Mustang Way, Hemet.

The band also performed at Shadow Hills High on Nov. 11 where they took first place. The color guard also took first place and remain undefeated.

For more information, call (760) 288-7072.

CSUSB Hosts 'Literacy Summit IV'

Focus on Using iPads in the Classroom

Cal State University, San Bernardino Palm Desert Campus is hosting the "Literacy Summit IV: Using iPads in the Classroom" on Nov. 7 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Admission and parking are free. For more information, click here.

PSUSD Has California Teacher of Year

Workman Teacher One Of Only Five In State

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced that James Workman Middle School teacher Jessica Pack is one of five 2014 California Teachers of the Year. 

“These outstanding teachers have my thanks and admiration for the work they do every day to provide our students with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to succeed,” Torlakson said. “They bring talent, dedication, and more to a job that is as critical as it is challenging—and even more rewarding.” 

Pack teaches language arts, social studies, and technology to sixth graders at James Workman Middle School, where she has worked for eight years. She was influenced greatly by the teachers in her own life, using both the good and bad from every scenario as inspiration to develop her own effective teaching practices. Her goals for the classroom are to establish a memorable, extraordinary, and safe place for sixth graders to learn. 

Pack earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education degree from Washington State University. She is president of her local chapter for Computer Using Educators and she continues to be an active member in various associations and her community to help bolster a technology-rich learning environment for her students.

Band-O-Rama Nov. 6

Band-O-Rama Nov. 6 

CCHS Hosts 10-Band Exhibition

The Bands Of Cathedral City High School will host the Sixth Annual Band-O-Rama to be held at Cathedral City High School Stadium on Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Band-O-Rama is a marching band festival for all types and styles of marching units from across Southern California. What sets Band-O-Rama apart from any other marching event in Southern California is that the event is non-competitive and will feature 10 of the finest marching bands in the Coachella Valley and Inland Empire. Band-o-Rama will also feature The Riverside Community College March Tigers special guest ensemble performing in exhibition at the end of the night.
The RCC Band has performed in The Rose Bowl Parade, The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Bands Of America Grand Nationals, and travelled extensively overseas. 

Admission to Band-O-rama is $5.00, and tickets can be purchased at the gate at CCHS Stadium, or online at www.cchsbands.org.  Concessions will be sold at the CCHS Stadium Snack Bar.