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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.

Carmel Valley, Del Mar students among those honored at Bishop’s School ceremony

On May 30, an audience of family and friends on The Bishop’s School Quad joined the 134 members of the Class of 2014, the School’s 105th graduating class, for the Commencement ceremony.

Members of the Bishop’s Class of 2014 from Carmel Valley and Del Mar who received special honors included:

Carmel Valley student Andrew Gao wins first place in Coding Competition

Andrew Gao accepting his award.

Andrew Gao, 4th grade student at Sage Canyon School, won first prize at the 1st Annual Scholastic Coding Faire held at UC San Diego on June 1. Over 200 students attended on Sunday, competing in various programming challenges for the $1,000 grand prize. Not only did Andrew win the $1,000 grand prize, he also won 1st place in the Minecraft Modding division of the Faire. The 1st annual event was held at the UC San Diego Computer Science & Engineering Building and was hosted by ThoughtSTEM.

Because the Coding Faire is an annual event, a placard is being made to commemorate the winners of the Coding Faire each year. Andrew Gao will be listed as the 2014 winner. Sage Canyon will display the placard until the next Coding Faire in June 2015.

Groundbreaking ceremony held for high school district’s ‘Middle School 5’ in Carmel Valley

San Dieguito Union High School District broke ground on the new Middle School 5 in Pacific Highlands Ranch on June 6. At center, Congressman Scott Peters and Superintendent Rick Schmitt, flanked by SDUHSD board members Beth Hergesheimer, left, and right Joyce Dalessandro and Amy Herman.

San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) broke ground on its 10th school, the new “Middle School 5” in Pacific Highlands Ranch on June 6, set to open in fall 2015. Superintendent Rick Schmitt said he was “pleased and proud” to lead a celebration of all the people who helped make the groundbreaking happen on the 13.8-acre property on Carmel Valley Road, next to Canyon Crest Academy.

Del Mar school district honors teachers, staff members, volunteers, PTA presidents and retirees

At its May 28 meeting, the Del Mar Union School District board honored the 2013-14 school site teachers of the year; classified employees of the year; volunteers of the year; PTA presidents and this year’s retirees. Below are the names of the honorees:

Ribbon-cutting ceremony held for new school in Carmel Valley

Principal Jerry Jones cuts the ribbon with help from (left to right) Solana Beach School District Board Member Julie Union, Director of New Facilities Caroline Brown, Solana Beach School District Board President Richard Leib, Solana Beach School District Superintendent Nancy Lynch, Supervisor Dave Roberts and San Diego Councilmember Sherri Lightner.

Solana Ranch Elementary School, Pacific Highlands Ranch’s shiny and sustainable new school, is ready to welcome students this fall. The Solana Beach School District celebrated its seventh district school with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 28.

The school will serve approximately 650 students in grades kindergarten through sixth, along with a two-classroom preschool program.

Del Mar school district board holds public LCAP meeting

The Del Mar Union School District board held a public hearing on May 28 to review its Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), a new requirement of all school districts this year as a result of the state’s new Local Control Funding Formula (LCCF).

Principal selected for new Pacific Highlands Ranch middle school in Carmel Valley

The San Dieguito Union High School District recently announced that Mary Anne Nuskin has been selected as the principal of the new middle school in Pacific Highlands Ranch, which will open in the fall of 2015.

Carmel Valley student wins at National Science Competition

Canyon Crest Academy student Yousuf M. Soliman won 1st place awards at the United States Army, Navy, and Air Force-sponsored 52nd National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS), held April 23-27 in Washington, D.C.

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