• Friday, May 22, 2015
    Among the tables and talk of higher education, parents and students got information that will lead to the students’ future plans.   About 250 to 300 parents and students were expected at the Higher Education II Parent and Students Night, held Thursday at the Imperial Valley Mall in El Centro.   Parents are an integral part of a student’s higher education decision, and the forum was opened for both parents and students to ask questions, said Denise Cabanilla, director of Higher Education Educational Services.

  • Monday, May 11, 2015
    Every day across the nation and the globe, a special group of men and women play a key role in the growth and development of children.   While at times, the efforts of these men and women can go unrecognized, there is a time to say “thank you” and celebrate their work.   In the U.S., May 4 through 8 is designated as Teacher Appreciation Week and on Thursday night, Imperial County celebrated the efforts of local teachers and administrators at the annual Teacher of the Year awards dinner.   The Old Eucalyptus School Hou

  • Wednesday, May 6, 2015
    As the arts continue to grow in the Imperial County, so has the stage for budding artists to shine. From art shows at local schools to murals that decorate city walls, the arts are definitely on the rise. In addition to showcasing their drawings and paintings, young artists now also have to opportunity to share their talents in acting and filmmaking. For the second year in a row, the Imperial County Office of Education organized a student film festival, which was open to local fifth- through 12th-graders.

  • Monday, May 4, 2015
    Ten-year-old Chanakya Valmiki sat between two seasoned educators, his eyeglass lenses reflecting the blue glare of the interactive iPad screen in his hands. Pine Elementary third-grade teacher Mary Davis sat to his right and Imperial High Spanish teacher Maria Melgarejo sat to his left, looking on and learning as the smallish, well-spoken Sunflower Elementary student discussed the benefits of using the latest technology in the classroom with a level of familiarity and authority beyond his years.