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Del Mar school board prepares strategic plan for the future

Del Mar Union School District’s planning action teams met on May 6 as the district puts together its strategic plan that reaches to 2017. The teams met to discuss top priorities they have reviewed as groups in the areas of education programs, technology, professional learning, facility optimization, funding, communication, external relations and the newest district priority — student safety and well-being.

Carmel Valley and Del Mar Bishop’s students earn membership in Cum Laude Society

The Bishop’s School welcomes 27 new members of the Cum Laude Society

The students are Brian Anglin of Del Mar, Madeleine Armstrong of La Jolla, Justin Athill of Carmel Valley, Adison Chang of Encinitas, Chelsea Chang of Rancho Penasquitos, Jenny Chen of La Jolla, Brooke Collins of Scripps Ranch, Daniel Forssman of Carmel Valley, Rory French of La Jolla, Colin Garon of Carmel Valley, Matthew Healey of Del Mar, Graham Held of La Jolla, Richard Hicks of Carmel Valley, Steven Hinshaw of Del Mar, Connor Holland of Del Mar, Tina Huang of La Jolla, Kamran Jamil of Rancho Santa Fe, Alexander Kilman of Kensington, Olivia Lafferty of La Jolla, Mark Matten of Carmel Valley, Anna Mischel of La Jolla, Christopher Moorad of La Jolla, Joseph Oh of Sorrento Valley, Erik Schrunk of Poway, Andrew Secondine of La Jolla, Anna Shuster of Encinitas and Jonathan Styrt of Rancho Santa Fe.

Carmel Valley student earns prestigious World Food Prize International Internship

Eric Chen

Eric Chen, a junior at Torrey Pines High School, is one of the 23 students who has earned an internship and will travel to Brazil this summer to work at the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) in Londrina.

Schools in Carmel Valley and Del Mar among those named California Distinguished Schools

Del Mar Heights was also separately honored for its physical activity and nutrition program.

Del Mar Union School District begins search for new director of maintenance

Del Mar Union School District will begin the process of hiring a new director of maintenance and operations as Randy Wheaton is retiring at the end of May after 17- and-a-half years with the district.

Del Mar Schools Education Foundation asks for extension to hit $1.5 million fundraising target

Del Mar Schools Education Foundation (DMSEF) President Drew Isaacman requested an extension on the Extended Studies Curriculum fundraising deadline at the April 23 Del Mar Union School District board meeting.

Del Mar Union School District approves teacher agreement

The Del Mar Union School District and the Del Mar California Teaches Association (DMCTA) were able to reach a tentative collective bargaining agreement, which maintains all that is in the current memorandum of understanding (MOU) that was agreed to last year. The agreement also includes a 2 percent increase to the salary schedule and was approved by the board at its April 23 meeting.

High school district to vote on boundaries for new Carmel Valley middle school in May

A rendering of the entrance to San Dieguito Union High School District’s new middle school in Pacific Highlands Ranch that will open in fall 2016. Courtesy photo

San Dieguito Union High School District is close to setting the boundaries for its new middle school in Pacific Highlands Ranch, set to open in fall 2015.

Canyon Crest students in Carmel Valley win a variety of awards at Encinitas Film Fest

Students from Canyon Crest's Envision Cinema Conservatory at the First Annual Encinitas Film Festival. Courtesy photo

At the recent first annual Encinitas Student Film Festival, four students from Canyon Crest Academy’s Envision Cinema department took home top honors and received the Award of Excellence, Award of Distinction, and People’s Choice Award for their short film “Milquetoast.” The film, about at a girl who can’t express her emotions facially, was the brainchild of senior Jason Phillips and classmates Richard Duan, Jennifer Smart and Andrew Boyles.

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

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