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 Principal Sanchez
David A. Sanchez- Principal
Dean Shane
Shane Hilde - Dean/Counselor

Meet Our Talented Support System!Go to top

Ms. Garcia
Mrs. Parez

Important Classified Email AddressesGo to top

Hilda Scott - Site Secretary
Jeanette Garcia - Site Registrar
Nancy Perez - Bi-lingual Clerk
Jo Taylor - School Librarian

New Horizons Staff Caught Being Themselves!Go to top

Ms. Nancy Perez

Ms. Carolina Naranjo

Ms. Jo Taylor

Ms. Kellie James & Mr. Terry Ware

Ms. Jeannette Garcia & Ms. Jo Taylor

Security Officer Mr. Freeman

Ms. Jo Taylor & Ms. Carrie Hanson

Ms. Jeannette Garcia

Mrs. Nancy Perez Named New Horizons High School's 2018 Classified Employee Of The Year!Go to top

When you stop by New Horizons High School's main office, you will be greeted by the ever-professional and always-friendly Mrs. Nancy Perez.  She "wears many hats" and her various duties are in overall faculty, staff and administrative support in addition to serving as NHHS Bilingual Clerk. 

One thing you might not know this award-winning and hardworking employee is that Mrs. Perez is also the "mommy" of a 10 year-old.  She is a country music lover.  She even attended this year's STAGECOACH Festival in Indio this year.  Mrs. Perez enjoys spending time with her family and her friends.  She loves to hike.  According to Mrs. Perez,  "I can't be outdoors enough!"  

A woman sitting on a wooden bench in front of a cityscape
Here Mrs. Perez is hiking in Los Angeles at the Griffith Observatory.
A woman with two girls standing in front of a manmade waterfall
Here Mrs. Perez is at Knotts Berry Farms.
A woman making a peace sign in front of a farris wheel
Pictured here, Mrs. Perez is at Stagecoach Festival in Indio, Ca enjoying country music superstars.
A woman sitting on a wooden fence
Here Mrs. Perez is at Lake Fulmor. 
Two women sitting on a wooden bridge
Pictured here is Mrs. Perez, with her co-worker Ms. Carolina Naranja,  chaperoning Mr. Rhodes's field trip.

This is what some of her students say:

"I think she is nice and respectful. When people like me need help she's always there to assist us."  Salvador Mora
"She's a really good person.  Warm-hearted and funny.  I'm happy she won this award."
Angelica Padilla
"Keep up the good work.  When they go right you go left. Being the maverick. Do the different."
Jonathan Medrano

Congratulations Mrs. Perez!


Holiday Pot Luck A Wonderful SuccessGo to top

Holiday Party
Holiday Party
Holiday Party

Staff Surprises Mrs. Angulo With Baby Shower Go to top

BISS Math Teacher and Site Coordinator was surprised when Coombs Alternative Education Campus hosted a baby shower in her honor.  Faculty, staff and administrators, and a few surprise friends, too, stopped by to honor Mrs. Angulo.

Ms. Rose and Ms. Angulo

Pictured here are Ms. Rose Pacheco & Mrs. Andrea Angulo.

Miss Tammy and Baby Faith Ms. Jeannette and Mrs. James      Yummy Cake

Pictured here is Ms. Tammy and Faith, Ms. Jeannette and Ms. James,

and a very yummy cake.

Jessie and Ron    Ms. Yu and Mr. Indries

Jesse & Ron stopped by.  Mrs. Utrapiromsuk and Mr. Indries, too.

Mr. Purcell and Dr. Hall    Mr. Rhodes and Ms. Just and Miss Maria

Pictured here are Mr. Purcell, Dr. Hall, Mr. Rhodes, Mrs. Just and Mrs. Martin. 

Congratulations Mrs. Angulo!

It's ALWAYS Fun To Celebrate Staff Success!Go to top

Resource Specialist Mrs. Rebecca Just shared some really exciting news.  Recently, her husband, Stefan Just, won the 2017 US National Paddle Tennis Tournament in Venice Beach, CA.  He won the Overall in the Level B Division, playing against guys all 20 to 30 years younger than him. Win after win on the famous Venice Beach courts brought him closer and closer to his victory.  Must of been an exciting day at the beach.  Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Just!

Rebecca Just and husband

Pictured here are Stefan and Rebecca Just.

Mr. Just

Stefan Just shows his winning back hand technique!


Ms. Riddle Hosts All-Staff Painting Party!Go to top

paint on a plate
paint on an easel
two women with aprons about to paint
two women staff members painting
two women staff members painting
two women staff members painting

Ms. Riddle transformed her classroom into an artist's studio and hosted 15 teachers and staff members to a painting party.  Local artist Natalee Pangrazio led the painting instruction helping 15 novice painters to create their own masterpieces.  This fundraiser was to benefit Ms. Riddle's Adult Transition Program.  Refreshments were served, too.  A fun time was had by all.  If you visit Coombs Campus, you are bound to see the new artwork in classrooms and offices.  Keep in an eye for these wonderful paintings.  

New Horizons Sports Program Growing!!!!Go to top

For the first time in the school's history, New Horizons is fielding traveling sports teams comprised of students from New Horizons High School, Banning Independent Studies School, and Coombs Adult Education.  Students have the opportunity to participate with other schools in the low desert area like Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Indio, and Rancho Mirage.  There is an art to coaching.  Thank you Coach Aja and Coach Taylor for helping New Horizons students better focus on academic needs and fostering the development of teamwork through sports.

Basketball Team
Pictured here is 2016-17 Basketball Team.
Softball Team 2017
Pictured here is 2017 Softball Team. Congrats to the team! 2017 League Champions!!!

Thank You Coach Aja & Coach Taylor!!!Go to top

coach with whistles around his neck
picture of female coach


Thank you Ms. Douglas for arranging our Spring Trip to Knotts Berry Farms.  All students who earned 100 PBIS tickets for outstanding behavior and choices celebrated by piling on a school bus and heading to Orange County.  It was a beautiful day!  Picnic lunch and park fun and lots of awesome rides were all highlights of this day.  

Knotts trip
Pictured here are Ms. Nancy, Ms. Jo, Ms. Jeannette and Mr. "W" on the log ride!
Knotts Trip
Mr. "W" and Ms. Nancy and Teddy Miranda survived the Supreme Scream ... thousands of feet above Orange County.  The view was awesome!
Knotts Trip
A trip to Knotts Berry Farm would not be complete without a picture with Charlie Brown.
Knotts trip
Pictured here are Mayte Cardenas, Kailah Partridge & Leslie Naranjo.  

Security Officer Anthony Ochoa Is Also A Body Guard To The Stars!Go to top

It is always fun to honor fellow staff members, especially when they are in the SPOTLIGHT ... literally.  Retired Sheriff Anthony Ochoa, currently a security officer here at Coombs, also spends time in Los Angeles working in the security sector for major Hollywood events.  Pictured above, you can see Mr. Ochoa at such events as the Grammy's and the Golden Globes!  When you have a moment, say hello to Mr. Ochoa.  Be sure to ask him about some of the celebrities he has protected and is now friends with.  Congratulions Mr. Ochoa for bringing your expertise to Banning.

Always Nice When Staff Stops By!

Instructional Aide Georgjean "Carrie" Martinez and her husband Jason stopped by campus to introduce Principal Sanchez to their new daughter Faith.

Carrie & Principal Sanchez & Jason

Ms. Carrie reminds her students each and every day, " In life, you gotta be ready to use ALL the colors in the crayon box."

Rod and his Wife

Each morning and afternoon, Ron and Sheila Ritcha raise and lower our American flag!

Mr. Rhodes Wins Coombs Cookie Contest!!!Go to top

The great cookie challenge between New Horizons, BISS, Adult Education & Special Education culminated with plates of cookies and glasses of milk.  Mr. Rhodes won this year's challenge with his home baked masterpiece. !  A fun time was had by all!  Thank you to ALL participants! 

Winning CookieWinning Cookie