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Rafner, Gibson, Wooden to run for Del Mar school board again

Del Mar Union School District Board President Doug Rafner and trustees Kristin Gibson and Scott Wooden pulled papers on July 14 from the San Diego County Registrar of Voters to run for second terms on the board in the November election.

Rafner said the group opted to run again to carry forward the strong momentum the district has right now; as an example, he said he was extremely proud that last month the board approved a balanced budget for 2014-15.

Carmel Valley iGEM team takes second at international event held at MIT

Torrey Pines High School and Canyon Crest Academy sent a joint team to the iGEM competition this year. They won second place and best poster. Courtesy photo

The Torrey Pines High School and Canyon Crest Academy’s joint high school iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) team recently won second place (first runner- up) and the Best Poster Award at the international competition, held June 28 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass.

All wait list freshmen are admitted to San Dieguito, Canyon Crest Academy

The San Dieguito Union High School District recently sent a message out to parents that all freshman students on the wait list will be admitted to San Dieguito High School Academy and Canyon Crest Academy.

In May students on the wait list had been informed no more students would be admitted although, according to the district’s message, “recent developments with our Proposition AA Master Plan have allowed us to review and slightly revise the long-term capacity for the school.”

Kaiser Permanente will again be title sponsor for Carmel Valley 5K

The Carmel Valley 5K and Fun Run will return for its third year on Jan. 24, 2015, again sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. This year’s race will feature a new and improved course and instead of benefiting Del Mar Union School District schools only, it will raise funds for all Carmel Valley schools.

All Del Mar district schools to attend same 6th-grade camp

The Del Mar Union School District board June 25 approved the outdoor education field trips for the upcoming school year, known as sixth-grade camp. However, all the schools will now be attending Camp Cuyamaca, an outdoor education program aligned with the California State Educational Framework and curriculum, which is sponsored by the San Diego County Office of Education.

Del Mar school district representatives voice concern about state’s proposed cap on reserves

Del Mar Union School District (DMUSD) Superintendent Holly McClurg, as well as board president Doug Rafner, expressed concerns at the school board’s June 25 meeting about a proposed new state bill that targets school district reserves. California Governor Jerry Brown’s budget trailer bill includes a 6 percent cap on school district reserves when the state begins to put money away in its “Rainy Day Fund” in 2015-16. The proposal will go before voters on the November 2014 ballot, seeking to create local budget transparency and “smooth school spending.”

New principal selected for Earl Warren Middle School in Solana Beach

The San Dieguito Union High School District Board of Trustees and Superintendent Rick Schmitt recently announced that Adam Camacho has been selected as the principal of Earl Warren Middle School. Camacho will replace Mary Anne Nuskin, who was named principal of the new middle school in Pacific Highlands Ranch, which opens in the fall of 2015.

Del Mar Union School District announces the appointment of two new leaders

The Del Mar Union School District has named Mike Galis as the Director of Maintenance, Operations, and Facilities. Prior to accepting the position in DMUSD, he has been the Director of Facilities in Maine Township High School District 207, which is located in a suburb in the Chicago area. Galis will begin his position in the Del Mar school district on July 7.
Also joining the Del Mar Union School District leadership team is assistant principal, Abby Farricker. Farricker is currently a fifth grade teacher at Del Mar Hills Academy, and prior to coming to the Del Mar school district taught in the Boston Public School District. Farricker will be assigned to Ocean Air School and Sage Canyon School beginning August, 2014.

High school district offers no guarantees to wait-listed students, but promises to explore options

School district officials stressed Thursday, June 19, that no guarantees or promises were being made to students on the wait-list for the San Dieguito High School Academy regarding attendance at the school this fall.

Parents ask for change to school selection system

Parents Jennifer Hewitson and Britta Brewer graduated from San Dieguito when it was still just a high school, not an Academy. They had always hoped their children would follow in their footsteps and attend their neighborhood high school, too.

But now, because of San Dieguito Union School District’s high school selection and lottery process, there is a chance that they won’t get that opportunity.

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