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Kaiser Permanente will again be title sponsor for Carmel Valley 5K

The Carmel Valley 5K and Fun Run will return for its third year on Jan. 24, 2015, again sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. This year’s race will feature a new and improved course and instead of benefiting Del Mar Union School District schools only, it will raise funds for all Carmel Valley schools.

All Del Mar district schools to attend same 6th-grade camp

The Del Mar Union School District board June 25 approved the outdoor education field trips for the upcoming school year, known as sixth-grade camp. However, all the schools will now be attending Camp Cuyamaca, an outdoor education program aligned with the California State Educational Framework and curriculum, which is sponsored by the San Diego County Office of Education.

Del Mar school district representatives voice concern about state’s proposed cap on reserves

Del Mar Union School District (DMUSD) Superintendent Holly McClurg, as well as board president Doug Rafner, expressed concerns at the school board’s June 25 meeting about a proposed new state bill that targets school district reserves. California Governor Jerry Brown’s budget trailer bill includes a 6 percent cap on school district reserves when the state begins to put money away in its “Rainy Day Fund” in 2015-16. The proposal will go before voters on the November 2014 ballot, seeking to create local budget transparency and “smooth school spending.”

New principal selected for Earl Warren Middle School in Solana Beach

The San Dieguito Union High School District Board of Trustees and Superintendent Rick Schmitt recently announced that Adam Camacho has been selected as the principal of Earl Warren Middle School. Camacho will replace Mary Anne Nuskin, who was named principal of the new middle school in Pacific Highlands Ranch, which opens in the fall of 2015.

Del Mar Union School District announces the appointment of two new leaders

The Del Mar Union School District has named Mike Galis as the Director of Maintenance, Operations, and Facilities. Prior to accepting the position in DMUSD, he has been the Director of Facilities in Maine Township High School District 207, which is located in a suburb in the Chicago area. Galis will begin his position in the Del Mar school district on July 7.
Also joining the Del Mar Union School District leadership team is assistant principal, Abby Farricker. Farricker is currently a fifth grade teacher at Del Mar Hills Academy, and prior to coming to the Del Mar school district taught in the Boston Public School District. Farricker will be assigned to Ocean Air School and Sage Canyon School beginning August, 2014.

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.

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