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Charley Jacob named Del Mar Union School District’s 2014 Classified Employee of the Year

Charley Jacob

Charley Jacob was recently named as Del Mar Union School District’s 2014 Classified Employee of the Year

Santa Fe Christian awards 2014 Eagle Scholarship to Sophia Yphantides

From left: Bill Littlejohn, board chair; Sophia Yphantides, Eagle Scholarship winner; Tom Bennett, head of schools.

Sophia Yphantides was awarded the 2014 Eagle Scholarship for Santa Fe Christian Schools.

Pam Barger selected as Del Mar Union School District’s ‘2014 Teacher of the Year’

Pam Berger

The Del Mar Union School District recently announced that Pam Barger, 5th grade teacher at Ocean Air School, has been selected as the 2014 Teacher of the Year candidate for the San Diego County Teacher of the Year program.

Carmel Valley Middle School wins second place trophy at Southern California Science Olympiad State Tournament

Carmel Valley Middle School State team students, coordinator Julia Yang and some coaches with the trophy. Students front row:  Samantha Zhu, Meghana Garcia, Sophia Chen, Angela Liu, Jessica Li, Cheryl Liang, Soumya Kalluri, David Chen; Students back row: Sean Woytowitz, Alan Zhu, Jacob Zhang, Raymond Li, Rithvik Rao, Nicole Wu, George Cheng, James Suh, Anne Chen, Chunche Tao, Erik Francis.

For the second time in a row, Carmel Valley Middle School won the second place trophy at the Southern California State Science Olympiad Tournament on April 5.

Del Mar school district students learning computer science through initiative ‘The Hour of Code’

Torrey Hills fifth grader Tyler celebrates making a coding breakthrough. Courtesy photo

Inside her computer lab at Torrey Hills, technology teacher Susie Hopper is amazed daily at what her kids are capable of — that when she asks a class full of first graders what a pixel is, a 6 year old raises their hand to answer that it’s a “pinprick of light on a monitor.”

“There are excellent students doing excellent things in this district,” Hopper said.

Enrollment projections show Del Mar school district may still need ninth school

The impact of projected new dwelling units in Pacific Highlands Ranch may prompt the need for the Del Mar Union School District to pursue building a ninth school in the future, according to some new enrollment projections.

Del Mar school district board members assure parents that communication is a key priority

Del Mar Union School District staff and board members recently received a “frantic flood” of emails from concerned parents as rumors buzzed from school parking lots to the bleachers at little league baseball games. Parents were frustrated they could not find out more about the Del Mar Classified Teachers Association’s (DMCTA) meetings and votes on the 2013-16 contract update, and whispers persisted that class sizes were going up and parents would not be given a platform to express their opinion.

Del Mar Hills students give Principal Lerner a ‘SurfRider Tidal Wave’

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The students at Del Mar Hills Academy ran their annual Jog-a-Thon on March 5, with all proceeds benefitting the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation.

Solana Beach School District selects new principals for Solana Santa Fe and Solana Highlands schools

From August through December 2013, Frumovitz served as assistant principal to Carmel Creek and Solana Highlands schools. Since Jan. 6, 2014, Frumovitz has served as interim principal for Solana Highlands School.

Canyon Crest Academy ‘de.evolution’ robotics team headed to world competition

Team members: (L to R): Alex Quan, Ryan Lee, Yousuf Soliman, Kian Sheik, Christian Cooper, Noah Sutton-Smolin, Tristan Murphy, Mariella Gauvreau. Courtesy photo

Canyon Crest Academy’s robotics team 4278 – de.evolution – is headed to the world championship robotics tournament in St. Louis next month, after competing at the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Super-Regional competition held in Sacramento March 20 to 22.

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