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Solana Beach students sell Rainbow Loom bracelets to support Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts

Skyline Elementary School students sold Rainbow Loom bracelets to support Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts. Photos/Kristina Houck

Solana Beach students used the latest craze for a good cause last week.

Carmel Valley family donates new bicycles to district families in need through Solana Highlands Care and Share program

Solana Highlands Principal Jerry Jones received donations of new bikes from Catryn, Carolyna and Emily Fowler for the Care and Share program at Solana Highlands, helping provide a good holiday for district families who are less fortunate. Photo/Karen Billing

The Care and Share program at Solana Highlands Elementary School is an annual tradition that helps make the holidays brighter for district families who are less fortunate.

Ocean Air School in Carmel Valley receives 2013 National Blue Ribbon School Award

DMUSD School Board President Doug Rafner, Ocean Air Principal Ryan Stanley and Superintendent Holly McClurg with Ocean Air students at a ceremony honoring Ocean Air’s National Blue Ribbon Award on Dec. 6.

Ocean Air School celebrated being named a National Blue Ribbon Award recipient on Friday, Dec. 6, an award that recognizes exemplary academic achievement, honoring schools with students performing at the highest of levels.

Carmel Valley Middle School’s secret recipe: Innovation and collaboration

Carmel Valley Middle School Principal Laurie Brady and Assistant Principal Adam Camacho.

When you ask Carmel Valley Middle School (CVMS) principal Laurie Brady how a school with 1,550 stays on track and provides an exceptional education she will answer without hesitation, “We have a staff of cutting-edge educators who promote a culture of adaptation. They have a can-do attitude with regard to new technology, allowing our students to be prepared for the 21st century.” The school’s debut of a new assembly schedule is a clear example. The change is in accordance with strategic planning guidelines which outline the shift this year to the Common Core standards.

Solana Beach students pack meals for typhoon victims in the Philippines

Students and volunteers at Santa Fe Christian Schools pack meals for typhoon victims in the Philippines. Photos/Kristina Houck

More than 1,500 volunteers, including the roughly 1,000 K-12 students at Santa Fe Christian Schools, assembled more than 200,000 meals Nov. 21 and 22 at the Solana Beach-based school.

Speakers inspire students at TEDxYouth@San Diego event in Carmel Valley

Mark Raines, Canyon Crest Academy video film production teacher.

“UNLIMITED” was the message and the theme shared with more than 400 students from schools around the county who convened at Canyon Crest Academy (CCA) Nov. 24 for this year’s TEDxYouth@San Diego, an independently organized TED event.

Student artwork from Carmel Valley school selected for new Critical Care Building at Scripps Encinitas

Canyon Crest Art Academy Art Installation at Scripps Encinitas Nov 2013

Canyon Crest Academy students (from left) Audrey Gascho, Casey Moylan and Rosa Brotherton display their winning art installation outside the construction site of the new Critical Care Building at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas.

Del Mar Hills students ‘Dream, Believe and Inspire’ for PTA Reflections competition

All Del Mar Hills Academy students who participated in Reflections were recognized for their contributions.

Del Mar Hills Academy participated in the PTA Reflections competition this fall, in which students created entries in the categories of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. These entries contained each student’s interpretation of the theme of “Believe, Dream, Inspire.” People were recruited from the community who had the talents and interest necessary to judge the student submissions. The results were on display in the school’s Performing Arts Center in November, along with the judge’s comments, and the efforts of the students were celebrated.

Del Mar Union School District to hold Facilities Master Plan meetings in December

The Del Mar Union School District is about two-thirds of the way through the process of preparing its Facilities Master Plan, expected to be presented to the board on Jan. 22, 2014.

Del Mar Union School District searching for new Torrey Hills principal

Torrey Hills School Principal Barbara Boone is leaving the Del Mar Union School District (DMUSD) after being selected as the new director of curriculum and instruction for the San Diego County Office of Education.



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