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New Carmel Del Mar principal selected

The Del Mar Union School District (DMUSD) recently announced that Jessica Morales has been picked as the next principal for Carmel Del Mar School. “Morales is an exceptional educator, with 13 years of experience as a classroom teacher and administrator,” according to a district press release.
Morales has most recently been an assistant principal in Carlsbad Unified School District, where she “excelled at establishing strong relationships and supporting children, families, and staff.”
Prior to working in Carlsbad, Morales was a teacher in DMUSD at Ocean Air School and Sage Canyon School. While a teacher in DMUSD, Morales was also a member of the district’s Mathematics Curriculum Committee.

Del Mar school district considering boundary change

The Del Mar Union School District is considering a proposed boundary change for future East Pacific Highlands Ranch homes. The recommendation made by the facilities master plan outreach committee is that the boundary be changed for six Pacific Highlands Ranch developments, moving students from Sycamore Ridge to Ashley Falls School.

Jason Romero, assistant superintendent of human resources, said the developments represent 570 single and multifamily homes, which they project to generate around 250 students.

Carmel Valley school wins regional award for Dollars for Scholars program

Canyon Crest Academy Dollars for Scholars has been selected as the Dollars for Scholars West Area Affiliate of the Year by Scholarship America. The Affiliate of the Year Award honors and recognizes Dollars for Scholars affiliates that have performed outstanding service to their community and that exemplify the commitment of Dollars for Scholars, a program of Scholarship America, to making postsecondary success possible for all students.

Last year for Del Mar Union School District transitional kindergarten

The Del Mar Union School District is entering the last school year where it will be required to offer transitional kindergarten class — so far. Legislation is pending that would make it mandatory for districts to offer the program to low-income students. DMUSD’s transitional kindergarten (TK) serves a quarter of its population and to date will bring an additional 87 students to the district in the 2014-15 school year.

New housing at Torrey Hills bumps up Del Mar Union School District enrollment

When the school year kicks off on Aug. 28, the Del Mar Union School District is projecting an enrollment of 4,441 students this year, a slight increase of 20 students from last year.

Del Mar school district considering boundary change

The Del Mar Union School District is considering a proposed boundary change for future East Pacific Highlands Ranch homes. The recommendation made by the facilities master plan outreach committee is that the boundary be changed for six Pacific Highlands Ranch developments, moving students from Sycamore Ridge to Ashley Falls School.

Jason Romero, assistant superintendent of human resources, said the developments represent 570 single and multifamily homes, which they project to generate around 250 students.

Del Mar Union School District approves new contract for superintendent

The Del Mar Union School District Board July 23 approved the new contract for Superintendent Holly McClurg through June 30, 2018.

Per the contract, McClurg’s annual salary will be $185,000 with an annual doctoral stipend of $10,000. She will receive a car allowance of $400 a month, 25 vacation days, health benefits and a retirement contribution of $700 a month.

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.”

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