Tim Smith Taylion Academy president, stands with students from the school.
(San Bernardino, CA)—Taylion Academy, a free Kindergarten though 12th grade public charter school, now has a campus in San Bernardino, just in time for the 2014-2015 school year. Since starting in October, the San Bernardino campus has enrolled more than 150 students.
“Located at 1184 W 2nd Street, Suite 101, Taylion Academy is excited to expand into the City of San Bernardino, ‘ said principal Tim Smith.
With charter schools in California and Arizona, Taylion has helped hundreds of students in reaching their potential while becoming productive members of society.
“Taylion understands that everyone learns differently, as it offers a variety of programs, as well as tutor assistance, socialization opportunities such as clubs and activities like the Associated Student Body (A.S.B.), and more to help students succeed,” said Smith.
Chenelle White, 17, currently a senior at Taylion Academy, has benefitted from the freedom of the independent study program, “I like that it’s one-on-one and I can come and ask questions. I can get more credits at a time instead of waiting a semester for a couple of credits.”
White has plans to enlist in the Army after completing her High School Diploma, and then to attend the Police Academy.
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) have accredited Taylion Academy. WASC is the agency that provides accreditation to the: Redlands, Riverside, Rialto, Fontana and San Bernardino Unified School Districts.
WASC is one of the six accrediting bodies in the United States which accredits public and private schools: from elementary, junior high, high school, to colleges and post secondary educational institutions.
Taylion Academy serves all students, kindergarten through 12th grade, in the San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego and Orange County. Taylion offers individualized education plans, which can include on-campus classes and online classes.
The school’s curriculum is based on California education standards, and employ California certified teachers.
“Taylion Academy’s mission is to deliver a high quality education focused on building skills, character and confidence,” Smith said. “The curriculum is be personalized for each student, offering a mix of onsite classes in day and evening hours, online classes and independent study. Onsite courses will include hands-on learning activities and high technology.”
Taylion Academy is affiliated with the Phoenix-area’s Taylion Academy, which serve kindergarten through eighth grade, and E-Institute Charter Schools, which serves grades 9-12 on three campuses.
Taylion Academy has charter school campuses in San Marcos, Vista, Victorville, Adelanto and Arizona. “Taylion offers a assortment of students education programs that allow students’ learn at their own pace, including home school, virtual school and independent study,” said Smith.
For more information on Taylion Academy please call at 1-855-77-LEARN.
About Taylion Academy
At Taylion Academy we are committed to providing students with the most flexible options of Independent Study, Online Learning and Homeschooling, so that our students can benefit from personalized learning plans that are designed to allow them to thrive and succeed at their own pace. We understand each student learns differently and education should be just as individualized as the needs, strengths and weaknesses of our students. Therefore, we have made it our sole mission to inspire our students and parents, provide advanced kids motorcycle helmets and tools, systems for learning, and offer more choices to give you the best chance to fulfill each student’s dreams.
RBY Girls’ Softball is consistently one of the best programs in California. Young ladies from 4-18 learn to play ball and have a great time making new friends in RBY’s safe and well-organized program. Registration opens online October 31, with onsite dates set for Sunday, November 23 and Saturday, December 6 from 10am to 1pm at the Redlands Community Field, corner of Church and San Bernardino Avenue. For more details and more information, visit RBY.org
(Redlands, CA) Just as the World Series is wrapping up another thrilling Major League season, the Redlands Baseball (and Softball) for Youth (RBY) Spring 2015 Season is taking shape and the kids will be creating their own excitement on the Community Fields before you know it.
Players from age 4-18 can experience all the fun and excitement of playing ball in RBY’s safe and well-organized program. Registration opens online October 31, with onsite dates set for Sunday, November 23 and Saturday, December 6 from 10am to 1pm at the Redlands Community Field, corner of Church and San Bernardino Avenue. For more details and more information, visit RBY.org
“Since 1963 RBY have been providing a safe place for the youth of Redlands and surrounding communities to learn and play ball, develop teamwork and build self-confidence while making new friends,” Dan Carranza, president of Redlands Baseball for Youth.
The Redlands Baseball for Youth is a non-profit organization, governed and run solely by more than 300 volunteers. According to Carranza, RBY expects to provide quality baseball and softball program to more than 1,400 children during the 2015 spring season.
“Beginning at age 4, and progressing all the way through 18 years old, kids will enjoy all the fun and excitement of learning and playing ball in a safe and well-organized setting,” said Carranza.
RBY has historically been limited to students within the Redlands Unified School District (Redlands, Mentone and Highland) but now things are changing.
“After many requests from neighboring communities to participate in RBY’s well-respected program, this year all young people from all the surrounding communities including Loma Linda, Colton, Grand Terrace, etc.… can enjoy of all the fun, excitement and camaraderie of playing ball,” said Carranza.
“RBY is sanctioned by PONY Baseball and Softball, whose “Protect Our Nation’s Youth” message is put into practice by providing experiences in youth baseball and softball that will help young people grow into healthier and happier adults,” said Carranza.
Registration fees include a quality uniform jersey and cap, field preparation and maintenance, utilities, umpires and scorekeepers, insurance and other expenses – for a complete breakdown, visit RBY.org.
The Redlands Baseball for Youth online registration begins Friday, October 31 and can be easily accessed through RBY.org.
Early Bird registration fees, with the online discount, are $60 for Shetland 4-year-olds; $110 for Shetland ages 5-6; $120 for Pinto 7, Mustang, 7U/8U – 10U softball (ages 7-12); Bronco, Pony, softball 12U-14U $130 (ages 13-18).
On-site registration will take place at the Redlands Community Field (1535 Church Street, Church and San Bernardino Avenue), near the snack bar, on Sunday, November 23; Saturday, December 6 and 13, from 10am to 1pm.
Hard copy applications will be available at the registration event or can be accessed from RBY.org. Please be sure to bring a copy of each child’s birth certificate.
RBY provides opportunities for special needs children with our Xtreme Team.
Multiple child discounts are available. Families meeting certain requirements may apply for a limited number of scholarships or a payment plan. Information and requirements for all the aforementioned is available at RBY.org Scholarship and payment plans applicants must apply in person.
Families registering online, and before December 14, 2014, can save $20 per child on their registration.
RBY registration fees have been lower than other similar programs in the Inland Empire – this is made possible by revenues generated through the snack bar.
“Unfortunately, a grandfathered arrangement with the County Health Department requiring significant modifications to the cooking hood, plumbing and structure is expiring. Due to the extensive costs related to these alterations, registration fees are increasing a nominal amount, making registering early and taking advantage of the discount more important than ever,” said Carranza.
“We need additional support to help use serve our youth. Businesses and baseball-loving individuals interested in supporting this extremely worthwhile program and learning about the benefits provided to sponsors are encouraged to visit RBY.org for more information,” said Carranza.
The Spring 2015 Season will officially start with Opening Day Celebration on February 28. Along with several games and possibly a vendor fair, a brief presentation to parents and dignitaries will conclude with the Official First Pitch being thrown out with all teams taking the field at once.
Once the season starts, teams will play approximately 16 games. The tee-ballers always play on Saturday mornings starting at 9am, while everyone else plays Monday – Saturday. Weekday games start at 5pm with the last game starting no later than 7:30.
All parents interested in managing, coaching, volunteering or serving on the board must complete a background check. Information regarding the application and background processes will be available at onsite registrations and at RBY.org.
“The culture of Redlands Baseball (and Softball) for Youth is to create a fun learning environment while maintaining a healthy spirit of competition,” said Carranza.
For more information about RBY as a player, manager, coach, volunteer, board member or sponsor, please visit RBY.org.
(Moreno Valley, CA) Dr. Judy D. White began her tenure as Superintendent for Moreno Valley Unified School District in February 2011, and immediately began connecting with the community, ultimately moving her family to our city. With over 35 years of experience in education she came in with a wealth of ideas, and has embedded her heart and soul to the students and families in this community.
Dr. Judy White, superintendent of the Moreno Valley unified School District
She has procured several outside grants for literacy, volunteerism, and closing the achievement gap. She serves on the Board for National Center for Urban School Transformation (NCUST), Moreno Valley Cultural Arts Commission, ACCESS to the Future, and United Way of the Inland Valleys and serves on the UCR Citizen’s Advisory Committee for Teacher Education.
She was recently awarded the 2013 Woman of the Year for Moreno Valley by the 61st District Assemblyman, José Medina. Some of her other involvements include Optimists, Relay for Life, Music Changing Lives and Fighting for the Family Ministries. She developed a formal Adopt-a-School program to engage the business and faith communities into the school district to support the students.
Dr. White embraces a united effort of “Excellence on Purpose” and has become known as an inspirational advocate for all students. She has made a name for herself in the community for reaching out, embracing change for the better, and holding the district accountable for student success.
The Chamber would like to acknowledge all those who were nominated and thank them for their significant contribution to the growth and development of the City of Moreno Valley.
2014 Citizen of the Year Nominees
Alicia Berridge, James Baker, Patricia Korzec, Ross Nakatani, Tracy Smith, Richard Tegley, Ruth Van Hala, and Dr. Judy D. White
Carl M. Dameron, Creative Director
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