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Carmel Valley Middle School first in national math contest

San Diego’s Carmel Valley Middle School has some of the best middle-school mathematicians in the country, as demonstrated by its first-place finish in the 2014 Fall Startup Event, a national mathematics contest administered by National Assessment & Testing.

Coach David Vaughn prepared students for the first major competition of the academic year, in which students worked furiously for 30 minutes, racing to answer 100 problems in a variety of mathematical topics.

SDUHSD superintendent forum touches on high school choice, Common Core

Superintendent Rick Schmitt’s syllabus includes engaging the community, continuing to learn, and to focus first on each of his students’ individual needs

Del Mar Schools Education Foundation funding model to remain district-wide to avoid disparities between schools

The Del Mar Schools Education Foundation (DMSEF) will not be changing its district-wide fundraising

Solana Beach school board unveils progress reports

Parents will no longer see “As,” “Bs” and “Cs” on Solana Beach School District report cards

Meet the Del Mar Union School District board candidates

Four candidates — Josh Clorfeine, Kristin Gibson, Doug Rafner and Scott Wooden — are vying for three seats on the Del Mar Union School District board in the Nov. 4 election. Below are answers to questions submitted by this newspaper to the candidates, as well as biographical information on each candidate. The candidates are listed in alphabetical order.

Santa Fe Christian in Solana Beach unveils major campus renovations

Santa Fe Christian Schools Gym Renovations (1)

Santa Fe Christian Schools (SFC) announced Oct. 1 the completion of major renovations to its Student Activity Center, featuring a new outdoor façade, expanded lobby and air conditioning.

The updated gym lobby was completed over the course of three months, and provides improved lighting, flooring and a trophy case, along with upgraded ticket and snack counters. The exterior redesign includes new landscaping work, blending seamlessly with the existing campus architecture. In addition, the Upper School parking lot will be slightly reconfigured to improve traffic flow.

“This is an important first step in laying the foundation for future campus improvements,” said SFC Chief Financial Officer Steve Kuptz.

Carmel Valley planning board adds member, names new vice chair

After Manjeet Ranu retired Sept. 11 from the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board, the board had to fill his vice chairman seat as well as appoint a new Pacific Highlands Ranch District 11 representative. At the Sept. 25 meeting, the board voted Jonathon Tedesco, the PHR District 12 representative, into the vice chairman’s seat and appointed Shreya Sasaki to the vacant District 11 seat.

Del Mar school board to take action on proposal to move Early Childhood Development Center

The Del Mar Union School District (DMUSD) Board of Trustees held a community meeting on Sept. 8 in advance of this week’s board meeting where the board plans to take action on a new $1.5 million facility Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) at Torrey Hills Elementary School.

Popular Torrey Pines High School athletic trainer may be reinstated

Torrey Pines High School parents were recently successful in lobbying for the reinstatement of their athletic trainer Christina Scherr.

SDUHSD superintendent contract extended to 2017

The San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) board approved its new contract for Superintendent Rick Schmitt at its Sept. 4 meeting, although it was not unanimous. Trustee John Salazar voted “no.”

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  • Community input received on proposed health club and pool facility in Rancho Santa Fe
    About 100 Rancho Santa Fe residents showed up on Friday, Oct. 17, for a health club and pool community meeting, the last outreach before ballots were mailed on Monday, Oct. 20. On the ballots, members are being asked whether the Rancho Santa Fe Association should spend $350,000 on a professional planning phase for the potential new community amenity. RSF Ass […]
  • Czech violin duo to perform at Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe
    In cooperation with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic, the Czech School San Diego hosts a free classical violin concert by internationally recognized Czech violin player Jaroslav Svecený and his daughter, Julie Svecená, who are on a tour of the United States. The concert will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Village Church. The father-daughter duo will […]
  • Rancho Santa Fe weekly sports update
    Torrey Pines defeated Canyon Crest Academy 4-3 in a Palomar League opener for both teams on Oct. 9. Alayna Tomlinson and Farah Farjood each scored two goals to lead the Falcons. Samantha “Sammy” Cirino added one goal and one assist. […]