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Budder popcorn
Budder Popcorn
10/05/2020
Budders at Horizon/Summit High School
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Monroe Elementary National Blue Ribbon School
09/25/2020
U.S. Secretary of Education recognized James Monroe Elementary School as the only school in the Coachella Valley to be named a National Blue Ribbon School for 2020.
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CVREP Writing Competition
09/24/2020
CVREP, a local repertory theatre, held a writing contest this summer and multiple DSUSD students won.
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Dionne Elvira, Ed.D.
Congratulations, Dr. Elvira!
09/17/2020
Dionne Elvira, Ed.D. earned her Doctorate from CSUSB.
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Proclamation presented for Deaf Awareness Month
September - Deaf Awareness Month
09/16/2020
La Quinta City Council presents proclamation for September as Deaf Awareness Month
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RCOE Superintendent Message
08/21/2020
Distance Learning: A Message From Dr. Judy D. White
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Bank of America Student Leader Lizbeth Luevano
Bank of America Student Leader
07/27/2020
La Quinta High graduate Lizbeth Luevano selected for Bank of America's Student Leaders program
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McCallum Theatre's Open Call 2020
Open Call 2020
07/23/2020
McCallum Theatre's Open Call 2020 features DSUSD students
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Serina Strange, Ed.D.
Congratulations, Dr. Serina Strange!
07/21/2020
Serina Strange, Ed.D. successfully defended her dissertation.
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Principal Derrick Lawson
Principal Lawson Award
06/22/2020
Principal Derrick Lawson to Receive Distinguished Service Award from NASSP
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IHS Student Recreates American Gothic painting
IHS Student Recreates American Gothic
06/17/2020
The Getty Museum put out a challenge to students. Recreate a piece of classic art.
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Kathryn Fisher, 2020 County Academic Scholar
2020 County Academic Scholar
06/11/2020
Kathryn Fisher, La Quinta High School selected as County Academic Scholar
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Literature Live participants
Literature Live Anyway!
06/05/2020
This year, La Quinta High School’s IB English seniors have reenvisioned this end of year event.
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2020 DSUSD Top Scholars
2020 DSUSD Top Scholars
06/04/2020
Congratulations to our 2020 Top Scholars, representing all of the graduates from Desert Sands high schools!
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Congratulations Ashley Hayball
Hayball Receives HERO Award
06/01/2020
Teacher Ashley Hayball recognized as HERO Award recipient.
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Jose Ramirez, Ed.D.
Congratulations, Dr. Ramirez!
05/27/2020
Jose Ramirez, Ed.D. earned his Doctorate from University of LaVerne.
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Volunteers distributing books and bags
Book & Bag Giveaway
05/20/2020
The United Way of the Desert joined The Hope Collaborative for a book and bag giveaway.
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CalRTA 2020 Scholarships
Students Receive CalRTA Scholarships
05/15/2020
CalRTA Division 43 (California Retired Teachers Association) awards seven scholarships to Desert Sands students
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Tobacco Use Prevention Education Billboard 2020
Tobacco Use Prevention Education Billboard
05/14/2020
Palm Desert Charter Middle School student wins 2020 billboard contest.
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Golden State Merit Seal
Seniors Earn Golden State Merit Seal Diplomas
05/06/2020
Congratulations to this year's seniors who qualified for the Golden State Merit Seal Diploma!
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Bridging the Digital Divide
05/04/2020
Desert Sands USD is proud of its 2019 CSBA Golden Bell recognition and its legacy of innovation. Read this article on DSUSD addressing the digital divide.
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LaTanya Strange, Ed.D.
Congratulations, Dr. Strange!
05/02/2020
LaTanya Strange, Ed.D. successfully defended her dissertation.
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LQMS Band Instrument Selfie
LQMS Band - Instrument Selfies
05/01/2020
Mrs. Gubler asks her students, "What does your instrument do to relax?"
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Budders works from home
Budders misses DSUSD
05/01/2020
Budders (AKA Butterscotch) wanted to share some messages of hope and connection. She is also ready for May Mental Health Awareness Month.
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Students Win Rotary Speech Competition
04/14/2020
Palm Desert High School-Rotary 4-Way Test Speech Contest: Triumph over Coronavirus Limitations
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The Beacon Goes Live
03/20/2020
In this world of instant electronic communication we are going LIVE with our e-magazine The Beacon. Beginning now, stories will be submitted by YOU!
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