Temescal Canyon High - TITAN PRIDE!: Titan Spotlight

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We are proud of you!

If you know someone that received special recognition for something they have accomplished, please let us know. 

This area is designed for recognizing STAFF and / or STUDENTS in the areas of: 

-Scholarship Recipients - Retirements - Weddings - Military Service / Honors - Award Banquets    

- Student Employees of the Month -All Valley Sports Honors - Student of the Month - Honored

Titans and more!



EMAIL:  dorenda.phillips@leusd.k12.ca.us

Thursday, October 3
Congratulations to senior, Devyn Pritchard!  She has committed to San Diego State with a full scholarship in volleyball.  Come out to a future home volleyball game and support Devyn and the Titans!  

HONORED TITANS - September 2013

Duha Alfatlawi, Andrea Gonzalez, Jacob Weber, Alaina Martinez, Jenna Hoskison, Adilene Diaz, Anthony Martinez, Diego Merida, Savannah Gonzalez, Austin Dykstra, Christian Daquigan, Emily Beckius, Sean Duck, Austin Cuicchi, Devin Wood, Sierra Mongold, Delanee Planter, Zaida Acosta Espinoza, Savanna Cashell, Nathan Merck, Malachi Ellington.

Honored Titans is a program that honors students who demonstrate good classroom habits, responsibility, hard work, success in the classroom, and good citizenship.  It can also recognize students who have shown improvement in their attitude or academic performance. Students are nominated by a teacher.

Student of the Month
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Congratulations to our Student of the Month program honorees for September (pictured above L-R): Katie O’Leary (EHS), Kathryn Lunger (LHS), Alexandra Alicia Marie Torres (OHS), Ashley Michalski (TCHS), Davis Peralta (EHS), James Grizzle (LHS), Ricky Chae (TCHS), Lake Elsinore Valley Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Jim Joseph Cousins. The SOM program is sponsored by the LEVCC and Sally Myers of BMW Management (Sizzler).
11th graders:

Gessica Villapondo

Logan Gallagher

10th graders:

Kassidy Chism

Austin Cuicchi

9th graders:

Hailee Binford

Gavin Nichols

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September 2013:  Sophomore, Katlyn Edwards attended a volleyball clinic with Coach Karch Kiraly of the National USA women’s team and Olympic players. Only eighteen athletes from across the USA were selected.  She represented Temescal Canyon with pride. Come on out to a future varsity volleyball game and watch Katlyn and her teammates bump, set, spike the ball and score an ace against their opponent!  Varsity games at 4:30.

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January 2009 Spotlight

Student of the Month:  Krista Cromley

Winter Formal Queen Katlin Nordland and King Chris Thatcher

HONORED TITANS - September 2008

The first Honored Titans luncheon of the year was Wednesday, September 24th between 1st and 2nd lunch.   Honored Titans is a way to recognize students who have improved in classes, shown a positive attitude around campus or have done something else well that teachers or staff members have wanted to celebrate.   Students received a lunch from Panda Express as well as certificates and the message from the teacher or staff member who nominated them.  Congratulations to our Titans listed below:

Last Name First Name Grade
Tweedy Joseph 12
Larsen Lauren 12
Zuccola Francesca 11
Lucero Jaca 9
Nelson Monica 12
Wines Brandon 11
Heranic Shelby 12
Lara Veronica 10
Clark Amy 11
Reyes Gus 12
Young Brenna 10
Betancourt Miguel 9
Conner Jessica 9
Johnson Taylor 9
Bretto Genevive 9
Grillo Garrett 10
Murray Olivia 10
Nguyen Lani 12
Rogers Tia 12
Marion Monique 12
Spalding Kyle 11
Hibbert Chris 9
Gonzalez Omar 9
Madera Marycruz 9
Chavez Mayra 12
Hanson Cassie 12

AVID Seniors receive college acceptances!

The following AVID seniors have received these college acceptances so far.  We are expecting more UC acceptances in the next few weeks, as most UC’s have not yet sent out their letters.  If you have one of these student’s, please congratulate them on their accomplishments.  If you know a student that should be listed, let us know and we'll add them!  CONGRATULATIONS SENIORS and Good Luck!


Nicole Anderson- Cal State Fullerton, Cal State LA, Cal State San Marcos

Kameron Black- San Diego State, UCR

Brandon Booth- Cal State San Bernardino

Carissa Campos- Channel Islands, Cal State Dominguez Hills,

Araceli Cazares- Cal State Northridge, UCR

Jose Corona- Cal State LA, Cal State San Marcos

Sammantha Fritch- Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Long Beach, Cal State San Bernardino, Cal State San Marcos, UCR

Carina Garcia- Cal State Fullerton

Gurjinder Kauer- UCR

Jose Lopez- Cal State East Bay, UCR

Jenna Maxwell- Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State Chico, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Long Beach, Cal State San Marcos, San Diego State, Northern Arizona University

Josh Meinart- Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Cal State Chico, UCR

Austin Nassar- Cal State Chico, Cal State East Bay, Cal State Long Beach

Xochitl Padilla- Cal State Dominguez Hills, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State LA

Rebecca Schilling- Cal State LA, Cal State San Bernardino, Cal State San Marcos

Sukhchain Singh- UCR

Kelly Thiemthath- UCR

Manual Torres- Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State Northridge, San Francisco State

2008 Prom Court

Congratulations to the Prom Court for 2008.  The nominees for KING are: Jon Warzeka, Joel Zinda, Kameron Black.  The nominees for QUEEN are: Kasey Edgell, Lauren Lackey, and Jenna Maxwell.  The King and Queen will be crowned April 26th at Prom.

Congratulations to our new coaches... We have some changes taking place for the 2008-09 school year.  Good Luck to our teachers as they take on these new positions at TCHS!!

Ms. Jessica Markley will be our head girls' basketball coach.

Mr. Russ Strange will be our head football coach.

Mr. Mark Williams will be our Athletic Director. 

Monday, March 17
Outstanding Titan Achievement

Congratulations to Jonathan Warseka for being named Temescal Canyon High School's Scholar Athlete for 2008.  At the National Football Foundation awards ceremony March 16, Jonathan was named one of the 22 scholar athletes in Riverside County.  This outstanding Titan has acheived excellence on the football field as well as academic excellence in the classroom. His achievement as a scholar athlete will be maintained in the Football Hall of Fame in Texas.  This is truly an outstanding honor.  Well done, Jonathan.

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Staff (black) v. Seniors (blue & white)
Staff v. Seniors Basketball game
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Mr. Forney ties the game 52-52

With 2.3 seconds remaining in the game, Mr. Garnett was fouled and went out with a severe hip injury.  Mr. Forney came in for the free-throw shots and made both to tie the score 52-52.  Due to a key violation by the Student Team, Mr. Forney was allowed another free throw shot.  He made it and the Titan Staff won the game 53-52.  Mr. Garnett was miraculously healed on the sideline and enjoyed the celebration with the staff! 

Titan Staff also had their very own Cheer Team, lead by Captain Mary (bookkeeper) which included an electrical microphone so that they could be heard.  They also brought snacks to our TCHS Cheer Team at half-time.

Mr. Strange and Mr. Williams officiated the game while Mr. Willson announced and Mrs. Williams kept score.  Special thanks to Mr.  Cox for organizing this event!  We hope to see a Staff v. Seniors Volleyball game in the future too!

Money raised from this event is for GRAD NIGHT 2008.

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Let's Get Ready to Rumble...
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Saturday, March 1
Dance Team brings it home!

Our Dance Team returned home with pride after a weekend competition!  The team entered seven members in the 'Dance Soloist' category.  Doing very well...

Kim Rodriguez placed 1st

Zac Woodruff placed 1st

Jessica Helms placed 4th

The team also brought home the following awards:

Hip-Hop placed 2nd

Prop placed 1st

Novelty placed 2nd 

Congratulations to Mrs. Holt and her team!!


Titan Students named YOUTH OF THE YEAR

Trenton Paddock and Jillian Markley were recently chosen as Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce's "Youth of the Year" and will be awarded on February 29th at the Chamber Installation and Recognition Dinner with Senator John Benoit and Vic Knight as presenters.  Congratulations to both Trenton and Jillian for representing the Titan way of life with pride and dignity out there in the community.

Monday, January 21
Thank you ASB!

Campus Pride Day was a HUGE SUCCESS!  Thank you to Mrs. Strange, ASB and the numerous students, staff and parents that came out for a couple hours to beautify our campus on January 12th. 

TC was planted in front of the library.  The trashcans were painted blue with a white TC logo.  The locker rooms were cleaned out.  The stadium bleachers had a section painted blue for The Blue Hole.  Trash was picked up.  Grafitti removed.

Also a HUGE thanks to our District Maintenance Department...over winter break they replaced the blue canopy over the 600 quad that was destroyed during the wind storms.  They also placed new mesh screens around the pool fencing.

Our talented students also painted a mural for The House of Bluez and the girls' locker room. 

 Please keep our campus clean and show your Titan PRIDE by helping with the cause... not causing the mess. 

Lake Elsinore District graduates class of 2007
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photo courtesy of Edward Hannigan - The Californian

By: JENNIFER KABBANY - Staff Writer - The Californian

LAKE ELSINORE -- Amid cheers, tears, hugs and words of wisdom, the Lake Elsinore Unified School District graduated 988 seniors in emotional ceremonies at The Diamond on Wednesday.

Temescal Canyon High's 527 graduating seniors and Elsinore High's 461 graduating seniors said goodbye to their high school careers and hello to the rest of their lives at two separate ceremonies, both complete with all the pomp and circumstance people have come to expect from such events.

"I am certain I speak for all of us here when I say we're excited, anxious ... and some of us are even scared out of our wits," said Bjorn Roach, a Temescal Canyon High valedictorian, in a speech.

He went on to encourage his classmates to pursue their dreams with determination and zeal.

"Don't be chickens," Michelle Parker, an Elsinore High valedictorian, told her fellow seniors. "Let's go for it and fly like the eagles we are. Let's soar."

The Lake Elsinore school district has a policy of allowing seniors with a grade-point average of 4.0 or better to earn the distinction of valedictorian. With that, Temescal Canyon High had 25 valedictorians, and Elsinore High had 13 valedictorians.

Elsinore High's ceremony took place at 2 p.m. under a cloudless sky and a searing sun. One student fainted while waiting for the ceremony to begin, but was revived and took part in the event.

During the ceremony, valedictorian Nina Limonchi encouraged her classmates to embrace life.

"Cherish the memories you have, and don't be afraid to make more," she said. "After all, life is about living, learning and loving."

She also noted that while Elsinore High has long been considered "a diamond in the rough," this year it finally got the recognition it deserved by earning a "California Distinguished School" award, given out by the California Department of Education and considered a great accolade for a school.

Elsinore High School Principal Jon Hurst said in his speech that Wednesday's ceremony marked the 114th such event in the high school's long and distinguished history.

"Class of 2007, you are the best," Hurst said. "I love you."

The ceremony for Temescal Canyon High School took place at 7 p.m. By then, the sun was setting and cast a warm glow over the stadium, and a soft and constant breeze had started up.

Temescal Canyon High also earned the state's distinguished school award this year, and students cheered when district officials reminded them of the accomplishment during the ceremony.

In a message similar to the one he had given to the Elsinore High grads, board president Tom Thomas encouraged the Temescal Canyon High seniors to follow a recipe of success that included following their dreams, embracing enthusiasm, confidence and persistence, and taking risks.

"Sometimes you'll struggle, but you'll get right back up," he said.

Like their Elsinore High counterparts, several Temescal Canyon High students said they were thrilled high school was over, that they are ready to move on with their lives.

"I've been ready for this for a long while," said Tracy Galarza, 18, who plans to study biology at California State University San Bernardino in an effort to become a doctor.

Russell Carvajal, 18, also said he was "glad to be done with high school."

"I'm going to Cal State San Marcos, I want to be a chemical engineer," he said. "Either that, or I'm going to work at Chippendales."

Wednesday evening's ceremony marked the 84th time board member Sonja Wilson has attended a graduation ceremony as either a student, mother, grandmother or trustee, she said.

"It never gets old," she said. "They have come a long way, and students are excited to go out into the world. Life is a continual learning experience."

In commencement ceremonies on Tuesday, officials also graduated students from the district's alternative education high school programs. The schools are Ortega High School, Valley Adult School, the SARA Independent Study program, Tri-Valley Community Day School and Gordon Kiefer High School. A total of 310 students graduated from the schools, district officials said.

-- Contact staff writer Jennifer Kabbany at (951) 676-4315, Ext. 2625, or jkabbany@californian.com

top picture:  Janelle Valle, Mary Hurley and Brooke Hernandez capture a final moment of high school as the Temescal Canyon Titan Class of 2007 graduates at The Lake Elsinore Diamond Wednesday evening in front of an overflow crowd.

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Darlene Parilla and Ashley Nordland joke with Temescal Canyon High Principal Errol Garnett as they prepare to sing the National Anthem as Temescal Canyon High graduates the Class of 2007 at the Lake Elsinore Diamond Wednesday evening in front of a capacity crowd.

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photo courtesy of Edward Hannigan - The Californian

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Congratulations to our Titan Staff!

TCHS's 2006-07 Teacher of the Year!

Mrs. Bonafedi (Foods / Home Ec)
Mrs. Corbin (Counseling Secretary)
Mr. Haynes (PE Dept.)
Mrs. Johnston (Counselor)
Mrs. Schutz (Yearbook, Activities Director, English)
Mrs. Willson (English)

GOOD LUCK!  We will miss you!
Everyone have a safe summer and we'll see you back at TCHS on the first day of school August 20, 2007

Tuesday, May 15
Congratulations Lisa Bryant!
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TCHS Dance Team member, Lisa Bryant was the winner of a $1200 scholarship at the Golden State Spirit Associations' annual conference.  Lisa was chosen as the "Top 16" in the state of California based on her participation in dance, academics, community service, a video montage and an interview with the GSSA panel.  Great job Lisa!!  We are proud of you. 

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Hurley slams it home for Titans
As printed in The Californian
April 14, 2007

Alexis Hurley picked the perfect time to hit her first career grand slam.

On a windy Friday afternoon, with Temescal Canyon all even against Temecula Valley in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Titans' senior slammed a deep shot to center field and Temescal held on for a 5-2 victory.

"It was my first-ever grand slam," said Hurley, who also knocked in the Titans' first run with a first-inning single. "It was very exciting -- the best feeling I've had all year."

Hurley was put in prime position to send in the go-ahead run when she came up with only one out in the fifth and the bases loaded, after a single from Lauren Holmes and back-to-back walks by Kali Buchanan and Brittany Keeney. Temecula's starting lefty, Nicole Blair, rallied early to get up in the count, but even an 0-2 start didn't phase Hurley, who is a senior headed to play at Hope International next spring.

"I was down 0-2, but I didn't lose my confidence," Hurley said. "I wanted to get at least an RBI Ö and I was feeling pressure, but I tried not to let it get to me."

Added Temescal coach Kevin Simpson, "The best thing about watching Alexis is that she is relaxing and just playing softball the way she's always been capable of.

"I was happy with her up there (with the bases loaded) and I had a feeling that we were going to score. I didn't think it was going to be four runs, but I knew we were going to score."

The Titans' win -- their eighth in a row -- combined with Vista Murrieta's 1-0 loss to Murrieta Valley, put Temescal alone at the top of the Southwestern League standings with a 5-1 record.

The Titans' philosophy of keeping it simple seems to be working.

"It relieves some pressure (being in first place), but the thing about this softball team is they don't worry about scouting reports and lineups and stuff," Simpson said. "They are a good team and they just want to play softball, so I just let them play."

The Bears, who started the season without a loss in their first 12 games, have found themselves amidst a four-game skid, and Friday marked the second straight game where multiple-run innings were their demise. On Wednesday, Temecula and Temescal were in a 1-1 stalemate until the Titans scored seven runs to win it in the seventh. Friday's game was much of the same, as the Bears gave up one early to the Titans before tying it up in the fourth on a left-field double from Blair, which scored Mia Pagano from first.

Temecula scored again on an error in the sixth, and got two runners on in the seventh to make it interesting.

"They had one huge hit, but what do you do when they hit ball out of the park?" Temecula coach Bud Kane said. "We played a solid game, (and) we didn't make any mistakes. We just needed a big hit too, and we didn't get it."

The Golden Bears dropped to 12-4-1 overall and 2-4 in league.

The Titans (12-2) will have little rest, as they play in the semifinals of the Irvine Woodbridge Tournament at 2 p.m. today against Newhall Hart. If they win, the Titans will play in an 8 p.m. final.

-- Staff Writer Becky Freeman can be reached at (951) 676-4315 Ext. 2630 or bfreeman@californian.com

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Temescal Canyon's Reid gets revenge
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Temescal Canyon 2, Vista Murrieta 1
He beats the only team to defeat him last season.

10:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The Press-Enterprise

LAKE ELSINORE - Facing the only baseball team that beat him last year, Lake Elsinore Temescal Canyon left-hander Bryce Reid knew he needed to be at his best.

Both Reid and his defense were sharp Wednesday, giving the Titans a 2-1 win over defending Southwestern League champion Vista Murrieta.

Jake Eccles' two-run homer off Tyler Simmons was all the offense Temescal Canyon (6-1, 2-0 in league) would need, as its defense showed range and had only one error, which did not lead to a run.

Reid, relying on a good curve, allowed four hits and struck out nine.

"My curveball is probably my best pitch, and I felt really good with it today," Reid said. "I trusted my defense today, and they made the plays we needed."

Simmons, a sophomore, retired 13 Titans in order after Eccles' home run, including nine consecutive groundouts. He allowed five hits in six innings and struck out two.

"His ball has a lot of run to it, a lot of sink," Broncos coach Dave Legg said. "Both pitchers did a great job."

Derek Legg hit a solo homer with one out in the third, but while the Broncos (7-2, 1-1) hit several other deep fly balls, they never put more than one man on base in an inning.

"They're the class of the valley right now, and we had to play an error-free game to beat them," Titans coach Don Kruger said.

The Titans and the Broncos will meet again April 18 and 20, but neither coach is about to look past his other opponents in the challenging Southwestern League.

"Nobody's going undefeated in this league," Dave Legg said. "Anybody could jump up there and beat anybody on any day."

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Welcome our newest Titan
Mr. Garnett
Mr. Garnett will join our staff April 30th!
Our new principal for the 2007-08 school year has been selected.  Mr. Garnett will begin working at TCHS beginning April 30.  Mr. Garnett comes to us from Murrieta and is excited about becoming a TITAN.  Mr. Garnett's past educational experience includes:  Assistant Principal, summer school Principal, Activities Director, Math teacher, head girls' basketball coach, Dean of Students... just to name a few! 

We also want to thank Major Allen Gaither...our intermin Principal until Mr. Garnett begins work here April 30... for his positive influence on our campus since he joined us March 1st. 

Student of the Month Program
The Student of the Month programs were born of  Sally Myers' passion for education.  Sally is partner of BMW Management, Inc. and is the Marketing Director of 27 Sizzler® Restaurants.  Sally recognized the need for a venue to honor the outstanding students in Lake Elsinore, Murrieta, Perris/Menifee, and Temecula Valley.   The Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month Programs have been going strong now since 1993 and we look forward to another year of honoring the best students in the valley.

The four programs have grown and 300 students a year are honored from the 15 High Schools in Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore and Perris/Menifee. Two students, a boy and a girl are recognized at a lunch or breakfast each month.  The program has over 240 local business and organization sponsors, plus it is supported by local, state and federal elected officials.  

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March Students of the Month
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Congratulations to our March Students of the Month:  A.J. Pacheco and Kelcie Meineke.  Both students were recognized with an Awards Luncheon held at the Sizzler of Lake Elsinore and were awarded various items from local businesses and city officials.  Both students are now eligible for STUDENT OF THE YEAR. 

The Student of the Month program recognizes one male and one female from each high school in our community.  Keep up the great work Titans!

February Students of the Month
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TCHS: third person back row; second person front row
Kevin Johnston


Jorlyn Pallera

January Students of the Month
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TCHS: third person from the left, both rows
Andrew Zapata


Rosie Chuong

December Students of the Month
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TCHS: male & female third from the left
Eric Ruiter


Shareni Estrada

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TCHS: third male & female from left
Jordan Ginter


Michelle Lee

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October Students of the Month
TCHS: third person over in both rows
Lake Elsinore October Students

Elsinore High School

Aaron Davis (not pictured) and Alicia Hernandez


Temescal Canyon High School

Bjorn Roach and Melissa McColley


Lakeside High School

Ben Kramer and Tiffany Autry

Alternative Education

John Masica and Julia Chamberlain

September Students of the Month
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SEPTEMBER - from left to right are:
(Back row) Student of the Month Program Founder Sally Myers, Alexander Heng (EHS), Thomas Miller (TCHS), Angel Guerrero (OHS), Luis Ingels (LHS) and Program Administrator Roxanne Petteway
(Front row) Jamie Sanders (EHS), Tracy Empson (TCHS), Fatima Gonzalez (OHS) and Jessica Garcia (LHS)

Photo courtesy Mike Norkin of Cherished Memories Photography

Congratulations Mrs. Schutz!

Temescal Canyon High School Teacher and Activity Director, Mavis Schutz, was recognized by the University of San Diego’s annual Teacher Recognition Program for the academic year 2006-2007.  An Award of Excellence was presented to Mavis Schutz in honor of her strong, positive academic and personal influence on the lives of her students.  Former student, Hien Thach, yearbook editor and ASB Chairperson of The Every 15 Minutes Program, made this nomination as a result of Mrs. Schutz’s teaching, guidance and inspiration she received from having her as her teacher for 3 of her 4 years in high school.  Chancellor of UCSD, Marye Anne Fox, stated that students who accepted an offer of admission to the university were given an opportunity to thank a former teacher who helped them to seek, attain and surpass their goals.  In addition, she stated that UC San Diego deeply appreciates Mrs. Schutz’s work and that teachers truly do change the world. 

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Mr. Andrews' Period 2 class wins CIF Poster contest!
Thank you to all the Period 2 classes that entered our Celebrate CIF Poster Contest.  Mr. Andrews' Period 2 class placed 1st and will have an ice cream party from Cold Stone, compliments of ASB. 

2nd place:  Mrs. Fink's class
3rd place:  Mrs. Ogden's class
4th place:  Mrs. Koole's class

Thank you to our judges:  Mrs. Schutz, Mr. LaPorte and Mrs. Strange

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High School Insider
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Titans….thanks for trying!  TCHS came in 2nd place with 1,524 photos posted at HSI.

Colton High won $2000.00 by posting 1,848 photos. 

Let’s try again next year!  Congratulations to the Titan Thunder Regiment for earning over $300 by spelling out “HSI” on the football field during our ½ time shows.  To see all the great Titan pics that were posted at HSI, click on the link above!

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Congratulations to our Titans
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Congratulations to the 2006-7 Homecoming Court!
Freshman Cara Deckert
Sophomore Marissa Hupe
Junior Dakota Meza
Seniors:  Justine Tapia, Brianna Montoya, Ashley Norland, Joana Ruiz 
Homecoming Queen:  Erin Jenkins

Melissa McColley
and Bjorn Roach were chosen as TCHS Students of the Month for October. The two will be honored at a luncheon this month with city officials, school board members and the Lake Elsinore Chamber of Commerce. Both students are now eligible for Student of the Year.

Congratulations to a very deserving and extremely talented young lady, senior choir member Ismaelena Serrano.  She was selected to perform in the 2006 SCVA Regional Honor Choir next month! 


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Ms. Oehl gets married!
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Congratulations to Jill Oehl, science teacher here at TCHS!  She officially became Mrs. Carter this summer!  Here is a beautiful picture of the new Mr. and Mrs. Carter at the Huntington Beach Hyatt entering the reception room.   Congratulations to Jill Carter!

Welcome our newest staff members:
Certificated Staff
Damien Andrews:  World History / Govt.
Max Aragon:  ELD / Transitional English
Sarah Christensen:  English
Carolyn Johnson:  English
Chakwan Jones:  Math
Rebecca McDaniel:  Special Education

Classified Staff
Kenny Hawkins:  Custodian Lead II
Tami Reid:  Custodian
Alicia Marion:  Food Service Supervisor
Alma Guillen:  Paraeducator, Bilingual

Three Titans RETIRE from TCHS in 2006
Congratulations to our Titan Teachers as they leave our campus and enjoy the benefits and "free time" retirement has to offer.

Mrs. Brightup taught for 40 years and spent the past five years at TCHS teaching English.

Mr. Odegard spent many years in Law Enforcement before arriving to TCHS in 1991 to teach Math and coached several sports. 

Ms. Peterson taught for 32 years and spent the past 15 years at TCHS in the Performing Arts Department teaching Photography.

We wish you all the very best!

Monday, June 19
Congratulations Coach Kevin Simpson
Coach Simpson was named the Southwestern League Coach of the Year by The Californian. Coach Simpson took the Titan's Softball Team to the CIF Championship game...a first in the history at TCHS!

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Cheer Members Receive Awards at Banquet
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Congratulations to all of our Titan Cheer Members on completing a successful season in 2005-06! At the dinner banquet, awards were presented to the following as voted on by the team:

MVP (Most Valuable Performer)
JV: Chelsay Henry
Competition: Melissa McColley

Most Inspirational
JV: Samantha George
Competition: Brittni Melahn

Overall Most Improved
JV: Lizzie Schumaker
VAR: Yazmin Briseno

And for the Coach's Award, recepients were:
JV: Mandy Larkins
VAR: Roxanna Vega
Competition: Ashley Hayne

Also earning Academic Recognition with a 3.5 GPA and above:
Ashley Hayne 4.0
Brittni Melahn 4.0
Roxanna Vega 4.0
Each girl received the Academic Medallion and the All-League Academic Team Certificate.

Students of the Term / PE Dept.
Fall: Roxanna Vega
Spring: Ashley Hayne

Thanks for a great season and good luck to all of you next year!

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Monday, June 19
Titan Staff Recognized
Congratulations to the following staff members being recognized as EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR!

Classified: Allen Brooks

Certificated: Dwight Asberry, Laura Garver, Tony Wren

We appreciate all you do for the Titan Community!

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Titans Honored at Academic Pep Rally
It's a Jungle Out There!
It's a Jungle Out There was the theme for this years' Academic Pep Rally which is always the last (and best) pep rally of the school year! ASB did a fantastic job with decorating as usual as they turned the Thunderdome into a jungle which also included sounds in the background of monkies, mosquitos and crickets in the background. The only thing missing was Tarzan & Jane. Recognized for top academic honors, our 19 valedictorians Lindsay Bean, Michelle Cleary, Alisha Heglund, Christopher Meltzer, Chad McCain, Chris Lewis, Danielle Libring, Meghan Williams, Katie Capps, Alexandra Sullivan, Sadie Weekes, Caitlin Neal, Phils Sabordo, Haley McCarthy, Jennifer McDonald, Robert Sandberg, Stephanie Drazich, Jason Gambito and Damek Davis. The Prom Court was also introduced: Austin Welshiemer, Ashley Ellis, Stephanie Flores, Nick Starr, Jed Miller, Bryce Williams, Albert Little, Candace Garcia, Gigi Blake and Lauren Kelly. The Prom King and Queen will be crowned at the prom. Good Luck Titans! Mr. Keith Smith was named Renaissance Teacher of the Year by the student body and will receive a 2006 Ford Mustang convertible, compliments of Lake Elsinore Ford for 30 days this summer. Also recognized for their achievements this year: Mock Trial, AVID Seniors, Academic Decathalon, Academic Letter and the new 2006-07 ASB Officers.

Congratulations Mr. Keith Smith!
At our Academic Pep Rally, Math teacher, Mr. Smith was voted as The Renaissance Teacher of the Year by the students of TCHS! With this honor, he will also receive a 2006 Ford Mustang convertible, compliments of Lake Elsinore Ford for 30 days this summer.

Click on the link above to read the article in the Canyon Lake Friday Flyer which also includes the names of our 19 valedictorians and Prom Court Honorees.

Girls Basketball 2006!
In addition to winning the 2006 League Championship banner, senior, Alisha Heglund was named MVP of the Southwestern League and Coach Cari Strange was named Coach of the Year in the Southwestern League.

Great Job Titans!

Congratulations Titan Dance Team!
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Congratulations to the TCHS Dance Team! They competed at the USA Dance/Drill Regionals at Martin Luther King HS February 4. The dance team performed in 8 different divisions placing 4th in DANCE, 3rd in CO-ED, 3rd in HIP HOP, 1st in CHARACTER and 1st in POM/DANCE. Special recognition goes to SOLOIST Lisa Bryant taking 2nd out of 21 competitors. Good luck to our Titan Dance Team as they compete again this Saturday, Feb 11 at USA Dance/Drill Regionals at Sonora H.S. in Riverside.   Tickets are $9.00 adult / $4.00 children ages 12 and under. For directions to Sonora HS, go to www.MapQuest.com and enter the address of 401 S. Palm St., La Habra, CA 90631. Sonora HS is approximately 45 minutes from TCHS.

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Titan Cheer wins at Knott's Berry Farm!
Titan Cheer placed 1st in their division at the SSC Knott's Berry Jamz Cheer & Dance Competition on January 28th. Overall, the team placed 2nd out of 24 high school performance groups in cheer, dance and pageantry. Great Job Girls!

With their recent scores at competitions, they have qualified for the USA Cheerleading Nationals being held at the Anaheim Convention Center March 17-19. Good Luck Titan Cheer!

Cheer Competition Team Members in photo are:
back row: samantha george, mandy larkins, cawaynna wright, roxanna vega (capt), ashley hayne (capt), ashley trampush
middle row: brittni melahn, yazmin briseno, shannon klie, crystal thayer, vanessa gorseth, tayla buell, krista cromley, krystina brown
bottom: Melissa McColley (capt) and Chelsay Henry

Not pictured: tania hernandez, lizzie schumaker, krystiana grafton, stephanie flores,   rachelle howard and chelsea mancaruso

Titan Cheer WINS at USA Competitions!
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We've got community spirit in Lake Elsinore!
Congratulations to our Titan Cheer Competition Squad. Our 22 members have spent the month of January at major USA Regional and Classic Competitions. In Temecula, the team placed 3rd; in Anaheim the team placed 4th and in San Diego at SDSU's Cox Arena the girls placed 1st in the Varsity Show Division. In the picture on the left, Elsinore High placed 1st in their Songleading Division and several members from each school took time to take a photo together. Congratulations to both squads!

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American School Spirit Awards
Titan Cheer was selected as a TOP 10 Squad in the United States for the second year in a row for the American School Spirit Award. You can read about the TOP 10 in the U.S. by clicking the link above.

Once there, you'll need to scroll down and read about TCHS Cheer.....a team from Utah took 1st place. The teams are chosen by their spirit leading effectiveness, involvement at all athletic events, squad G.P.A., community service, campus traditions, individual and team honors and awards. Congratulations Titan Cheer!

Click here to read story in The Friday Flyer...

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Boys' Basketball WINS IT ALL!
Also making news over winter break...
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Come see our teams in action!
Boys' Varsity Basketball traveled to Florida to compete and WON THE TOURNAMENT! Shane Hanson and Brian Byrd were selected as All-Tournament Team Players. Our team then entered another tournament at La Costa Canyon HS in Carlsbad and won the championship there as well! Great Job Titan Basketball!

Girls' Varsity Basketball and Boys' Varsity Basketball BEAT cross-town rival Elsinore in the Thunderdome on January 6th. Way to end the pre-season! League play begins January 10th for both programs AT HOME v. Murrieta.

SJCA Band Championships
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Titan Thunder Regiment & Colorguard won the SJCA Championships in their division. This is a HUGE Title in the world of music, band and pagentry. Congratulations to the members of our band, colorguard and their director, Mr. Asbury for BRINGING THE BAND BACK to TCHS! Best of Luck during your Winter Competitions.


If you have any news to share about your team highlights or club info, click on "email Coach Philly" in the menu bar. This site is updated each week.

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Eteams.com likes to highlight their "best sites" and recognizes an eteams.com site once a month as being a "worthy" site. For the month of August, they chose our site!

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Temescal Canyon High - TITAN PRIDE!
Spotlight Site Winner
August 2005

Summer Camp Awards 2005
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Congratulations to Krystina, Rachelle and Cawaynna. These three recently attended a local cheer camp as "a team" and brought home the 1st place trophy in the dance category and an award for the "Overall Most Improved" team while at camp.

To read about the JV Camp Awards received in June, click on JV Team in the menu bar.
To read about the VAR Camp Awards received in July, click on Varsity Team in the menu bar.

Remember the Titans
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was the theme for our banquet this year. It was held at The Diamond Club at the Storm Stadium. Many thanks to the following parents for their help this year and with making all the final arrangements for the special evening:

CHEER MOMS Peggy G., Teddie G., Bonnie H., Tammy H., Deborah K., Sharon M., Chris M., Kathy M., Kathy M., Tami R., Sharron R., Terri W.

The following girls were recognized at our banquet for specific accomplishments:

Received the Academics in Excellence medalion for maintaining a 3.5 gpa the entire school year:

Lisa B., Kelsey, D., Stephanie F., Ashley H., Porsha H., Nicolette K., Stefani M., Marqui M., Brittni M., Heather R., Roxanna V., Tiffany W., Kendall W.

Received Academic Pin for the Spring 2005 term: Mary O., Celeste R.

Student of the Term (Fall) Porsha H.
Student of the Term (Spring) Celeste R.

Class of 2005 Valedictorians / TOP 25 in class:
Kelsey Deavers* (speaking at graduation)
Porsha Heinrich*
Tiffany Walker* (earned Academic letter also)

Lisa Bean (TOP 25)

Most Valuable Performer: Cawaynna Wright (VAR); Nicolette Kalic (JV)

Most Inspirational: Heather Rice (VAR); Krystiana Grafton (JV)

Coaches Award: Melissa McColley (VAR); Brittni Melahn (JV)

Overall Most Improved: Kendall Weiser

For the complete story...click on the link above.

"When I Grow Up, I want to be..."
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Congratulations Mrs. Holt!
...and that was the theme for this years' Academic Pep Rally. The Mock Trial and Academic Decathalon Teams were introduced as well as those students earning an Academic Letter and Valedictorian status. Congratulations to Tiffany for earning her Academic Letter and being recognized as a valedictorian. Kelsey and Porsha were also recognized as valedictorians and all three received a certificate and medallion for their accomplishment of a 4.0 GPA or higher during their high school career. The Prom Court was also introduced and Heather was crowned Queen at the gala event on April 30. The teachers came out and did a little 'dance' dressed liked nerds while the Dance Team and the Geek Squad put the finishing touches on the routine. The rally ended with Mrs. Holt (dance teacher) being named the Rennaisance Teacher of the Year as voted on by the student body. Mrs. Holt won a trophy as metallic streamers shot through the air and keys to a 2005 Ford Mustang for 3 months. LAKE FORD is a proud sponsor of our annual Academic Pep Rally and Mrs. Holt will enjoy her new car this summer. We also want to congratulate our TCHS Employees of the Year: Dorenda Phillips (certificated) and Allen Brooks (classified). Thank you to Mrs. Schutz and the entire ASB for putting on such a great end-of-the-year pep rally!

For more about TEACHER OF THE YEAR, click on the link above.

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Congratulations Titan Cheer!
Titan Cheer was chosen as a TOP 10 finalists for the American School Spirit Awards. To read about the TOP 5 squads in the United States and the seven squad finalists (including TCHS), click the above link.

To view the squads that were recognized for Outstanding Achievement, go to http://www.varsity.com/index.asp?article=1755

2004-2005 cheer member highlights
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*TOP 25 honors: Lisa, Kelsey, Porsha, Tiffany, Brittni, Stefani, Kendall, Nicolette

*Porsha - Student of the Term, Fall 2004

*Celeste - Student of the Term, Spring 2005

*Kelsey Deavers was chosen Student of the Month for May.

*Stephanie wins election for Senior Class President in 2005-06

*Shannon wins elections for Commissioner of Spirit in 2005-06

*Heather voted PROM QUEEN!

*Our Competition Team placed 3rd in the SHARP event held on our campus April 16. You'll see their routine at the Academic Pep Rally April 22. Next competition will be May 14 at Raging Waters.

*Varsity members, Tania and Camber coached and lead their Corona all star team (ages 5-7) to win the SWEEPSTAKES at the recent SHARP competition.

*Varsity recognized for ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE for 2004 term. Read the newspaper article below.

*Winner of the RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award): Cawaynna W.
She will spend 3 days at a conference with other high school juniors representing the state of CA. Selection was based on teacher nomination, interview with the RYLA Board and each candidates' personal goals, school involvement, leadership and potential for making a difference in peoples' lives.

*WINNERS of the "Does Your School Have the Ultimate Fans?!" Contest. Sponsored by SpiritLine Merchandise. Only three high schools selected in the U.S. Cheer Program receives $500 worth of spirit items FREE!

*Awarded the Academic Pin for earning a 3.5 or above GPA for the 2004 Fall Term: Lisa, Yazmin, Kelsey, Stephanie, Ashley, Porsha, Tania, Rachelle, Nicolette, Natalie, Stefani, Marqui, Brittni, Heather, Roxanna, Tiffany, Kendall. Members maintaining a 3.5 or above the entire school year are awarded the Academic Cheer Medallion. Varsity Team has a combined 3.7 GPA!

*Auditioned and earned a role in the upcoming school play: Melissa M. and Nicolette K. Performances are March 17, 18 and 19, 2005

*Nominated for Student of the Month (Nov): Cawaynna W.

*Senior Homecoming Princess: Heather R.

*DAIRY QUEEN's Employee of the Month: Celeste R.

*TOP 10 Cheer Squad Finalist of the AMERICAN SCHOOL SPIRIT AWARDS 2004. Go to www.varsity.com and follow the links for the write-up.

*GSSA Scholarship / All-State Team "hopefuls" Kelsey D. & Porsha H.

*Junior Class President: Stephanie F.

*Commissioner of Assemblies: Cawaynna W.

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2004 USA Camp - Varsity Awards

2003-2004 Cheer member highlights

2004 Banquet & Awards

2004 Competitions - Awards Won

2003-2004 Team Members

2003 UCA Camp - Varsity Awards

2002-2003 Banquet & Awards

2002-03 Team Members

2002 UCA Camp - Varsity Awards