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Temescal Canyon High School is a public high school located in Lake Elsinore, California and is part of the Lake Elsinore Unified School District. The school also serves the areas of Canyon Lake and Horsethief Canyon.
The high school was built in 1991 and opened for the 1991–1992 school year. For its first year, Temescal had only freshmen and sophomores. The first class graduated in 1994.
Temescal Canyon is divided into buildings labeled as "hundred"—four hundred, five hundred, etc.—and includes portable classrooms and permanent structures. The school was partially completed when it opened, but was subsequently completed in 1999.
The 400 building, located on the north end of campus on former basketball courts, houses numerous types of classes such as math and music appreciation. The 450 building, located to the west side of the school, houses computer labs used for freshman foundation instruction, computer classes, and ELD[clarification needed] classes. The 500 building includes a small set of four science classrooms. The building is located between the 550 and 700 buildings. The 550 building is one of the campus' two story buildings. Rooms with odd numbers are located on the lower level, and house social science and English of the two story buildings, odd rooms are on the lower level which contain social science and English classrooms, even-numbered rooms are on the second floor, and strictly reserved for science instruction.
The school's hub, called 600 building was one of the original structures. It houses the library and media center, and history and English classrooms. The math building—the 700— is also known as the Kathy Paap. The second two story building on campus follows the same layout as the 550, with odd numbered rooms on the lower floor, serving elective classes as ceramics, pottery, and photography, and even number rooms on the upper floor,used primarily for foreign language instruction. The 900 building, nestled in the back of the campus, also houses elective instruction, including materials labs, a TV studio, and an auto shop.
The school plant includes two gymnasia, the old Small Gym and the newer Big Gym, which was completed in 1999. The small gym is mainly used for indoor physical education and dances and is connected to the school cafeteria and school kitchen. The lockers located adjacent to it are used only for physical education classes. The Big Gym, also known as Thunderdome, is primarily used for such sports as basketball and volleyball; it also houses school assemblies and pep rallies. It includes two sliding bleachers It includes with the letters T C H S spelled out on each side. With the bleachers condensed, the gymnasium has three basketball courts.
The school has a set of three athletic fields. The softball and baseball fields are located at the northwest corner of the campus. The soccer field is located below the Big Gymn, and fills the space between the baseball and football stadium. The football stadium is located on the southwest corner of the school campus, and has been renovated with new viewing stands and synthetic turf.
The administration building includes the bookkeeping office, athletic director, counseling office, career center, and administrative offices usually restricted to students.
There are three parking lots, two of which are restricted for students. One is located near the 800, but the largest one is near the campus stadium, and includes spaces for office personnel and spaces reserved for seniors. These spots are randomly assigned to a certain number of seniors in a lottery-style choosing. Students who obtain these spaces must pay an extra fee but are given a special decal and are able to paint their spaces on senior paint-party day. The rest of the staff park in the lot behind the 900, which is off-limits for student use.
Students have numerous places to gather during break and lunch. Due to the layout of the school, quads are formed in between the buildings. The "Senior Quad" is elevated above the walkways in the northwest corner of the 600 building and includes a tarp. The "Freshman Quad" is located right outside of the lunchroom and includes a tarp. Less busy quads are those formed at the 550 and 800 buildings.
The school offers the standard classes in addition to Advanced Placement(AP) courses:
In addition to AP classes, advanced English 9 and 10 are offered as well as honors classes.
Temescal Canyon is also a California Distinguished School for the years 2001 and 2007. 
As in many other high schools, pep rallies are held before big games and to celebrate certain things, such as senior walk-in (the first pep rally of the year in which the senior class walks in front of the entire school wearing decorated crowns) and academics (the last pep rally of the year in which the teacher of the year and valedictorians are announced). The Titans currently compete in the Southwestern League, but will be moving to the Sunbelt League with rivals Elsinore High School and Lakeside High School for the 2010-2011 school year due to school size.
The "Blue Hole," a school-wide pep club, forms a large part of Temescal Canyon student culture. Formed in 2002, members of the football team wanted to do something during the off season. The Club now includes all students after it became an official school club. They first made it an official school club, so that they could have a budget and recruit new members. They purchased TC-Blue t-shirts with a "6" on the back symbolizing the 6th man and "blue hole" in large, bold lettering on the front. They appear at basketball games, home or away, and sit behind the opposing team's bench. From beginning to end, they stand and chant phrases, hoping to mentally defeat the opponents as well as motivate their fellow student-athletes. Their antics include repeatedly heckling individual players with chants of "air ball," the turn-over countdown, and other attacks on play or attitude. The antics even fall upon the officials as poor calls would be followed by boos; members dress as blind referees and parade the sidelines after a questionable call. The Southwestern League prompted new regulations prohibiting the club from sitting behind the opposition bench and name calling. The Club's rowdiness has been credited to some of the success of the boys' basketball team. The Blue Hole has also moved into the football field, where they sit in a specially-marked "blue hole section," a seating area in which the bleachers are painted blue. Standing throughout the entire game (except for halftime, when they take a break), the Blue Hole cheers and sings throughout the night, usually capped by a "It's All Over" chant at the end of a victory.
The Titan Thunder Regiment now has a extensive program including Concert Band, Marching Band, Jazz Ensemble, Color Guard, Drum Line and Percussion Ensemble. Members participate in Marching Band during the first semester and many select from one or more of the remaining ensembles and bands during the second semester.
The Titan Thunder Regiment performs an original field show each year at home football games and at field show competitions in Southern California. The Regiment regularly ranks in the top of its divisions.
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