The Del Mar Schools Education Foundation (DMSEF) had a “tremendous” fall, according to president Drew Isaacman, raising $360,000 so far, which is 15 percent higher than the same time last year. He said funds raised to date can be attributed to several schools that already held jogathons in the fall and got a big boost from the use of Pledge Star, an online pledge drive tool that helped them eclipse previous year’s numbers by as much as 40 percent in some cases.
The Del Mar Union School District facilities master plan outreach group arranged priorities at its Dec. 17 meeting. In an exercise with the district’s master plan facilitators, red dot stickers represented priorities on a list of district needs, such as collaboration space, replacing portables with buildings, flexible furnishing, front office improvements, covered dining and play areas, outdoor learning opportunities, parking and drop-off improvements, and replacing wood chips with rubber on the playground.
The Del Mar Union School District recently announced that Monica Sorenson has been selected as the next principal of Torrey Hills Elementary School.
At the Dec. 12 organizational meeting of the Solana Beach School District Board of Education, the following officers were elected: President: Rich Leib, Esq.; Vice President: Vicki King, Esq.; Clerk: Debra Schade, Ph.D.; Member: Julie Union; Member: Jeff Busby.
The Solana Beach School District administration recently announced that Jerry Jones, principal of Solana Highlands School, has accepted the position of principal of Solana Ranch School.
Canyon Crest Academy’s robotics team, De-Evolution, was named the winner in the team’s first appearance in this season’s qualifying matches.
Dec 17, 2013 | Posted in Schools
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Solana Beach students used the latest craze for a good cause last week.
The Care and Share program at Solana Highlands Elementary School is an annual tradition that helps make the holidays brighter for district families who are less fortunate.
Ocean Air School celebrated being named a National Blue Ribbon Award recipient on Friday, Dec. 6, an award that recognizes exemplary academic achievement, honoring schools with students performing at the highest of levels.
When you ask Carmel Valley Middle School (CVMS) principal Laurie Brady how a school with 1,550 stays on track and provides an exceptional education she will answer without hesitation, “We have a staff of cutting-edge educators who promote a culture of adaptation. They have a can-do attitude with regard to new technology, allowing our students to be prepared for the 21st century.” The school’s debut of a new assembly schedule is a clear example. The change is in accordance with strategic planning guidelines which outline the shift this year to the Common Core standards.
Dec 11, 2013 | Posted in Schools
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