Carmel Valley resident Kailyn Miller, a graduating senior at La Jolla Country Day School, was recently named one of about 550 semifinalists in the 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The semifinalists were selected from more than 3,900 candidates on the basis of superior achievements, leadership qualities, personal character, and involvement in community and school activities.
May 2, 2013 | Posted in Life
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Throughout his last board meeting on April 25, board members and parents thanked him for his valuable insight and hard work.
Apr 30, 2013 | Posted in Del Mar
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Canyon Crest Academy junior Catherine Wu has qualified as one of 20 students nationwide for the U.S. National Biology Olympiad (USABO). Catherine won the opportunity to attend the Biology Olympiad Camp on June 2 at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., with a chance to be selected for the International Biology Olympiad to be held in Bern, Sweden this summer.
The Carmel Valley and Solana Beach schools were among the eight high schools and middle schools in San Diego County, as well as three specialty schools, named as California distinguished schools on April 11.
Several Canyon Crest Academy (CCA) students recently proved their science and engineering prowess at the 59th Annual Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair (GSDSEF) held at Balboa Park. Thirteen CCA students competed against more than 700 students from San Diego and Imperial County schools.
Proposition AA monies will be used for the purchase price of $2.7 million.
The San Dieguito Union High School District was able to work some changes and find some wiggle room to bring back its bus shuttle service to Torrey Pines High School. Eliminating the four high school shuttles in the district’s transportation service was among a list of $3 million in proposed budget cuts for the 2013-14 school year impacting about 220 students, many of whom are included in the district’s free and reduced lunch program and whose families don’t own a vehicle. For those affected students, the service was the only way for them to get to Torrey Pines High School from Solana Beach. Shuttles also run to La Costa Canyon and San Dieguito Academy.
Del Mar Heights and Del Mar Hills parents are suggesting a change to the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation fundraising model — they would like to allow site-specific fundraising in a hybrid model instead of straight district-wide fundraising.
The Del Mar Schools Education Foundation has $1.27 million left to meet its $2 million goal to fund a full Extended Studies Curriculum, which includes specialized instructors in science, technology, music, art and PE. The deadline for fundraising is April 30. Informational meeting to be held April 3.
The Del Mar Union School District board authorized $1,596,138 in cuts at its March 20 meeting. The board members admitted the slices were painful to make, and they were in a position they did not want to be in, picking savings options from “a litany of bad choices.”