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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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).
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.
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.
The San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) recently announced the selection of Cara Couvillion as principal of Carmel Valley Middle School, Bjorn Paige as principal of Diegueno Middle School, and Tina Peterson as the director of human resources.