Education

  • Torrey Hills qualifies for State Science Olympiad Tournament

    Torrey Hills qualifies for State Science Olympiad Tournament

    Torrey Hill students from 5th and 6th grades took part in the Regional Science Olympiad competition Feb. 10 at Carlsbad High School. There were 120 teams from 34 middle and elementary schools from all around San Diego County. Students took part in 23 different events covering all areas of science....

  • Conservation scholarships announced for high school seniors in San Diego County

    Conservation-minded high school seniors in San Diego County are encouraged to apply for one of five $1,000 college scholarships offered by the Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County (RCD). The RCD Conservation Scholarship Program is for graduating high school seniors who are...

  • Canyon Crest Academy Debate Team wins awards at Grossmont College competition

    Canyon Crest Academy Debate Team wins awards at Grossmont College competition

    Members the CCA Debate Team won numerous awards at the 3-B Competition held at Grossmont College. The categories represented were Congressional, Policy and Lincoln-Douglas. Natalie Feldman and Eddy Li went 3-1 in the L-D style debate while Benjamin Peng won a trophy in the open tournament. Mem

  • Solana Beach teachers, school district meet to break salary impasse

    Solana Beach teachers, school district meet to break salary impasse

    Representatives for the Solana Beach School District and its two teachers unions rushed back to the negotiating table on Monday, Feb. 12 in an impromptu attempt to break the salary impasse that has forced the district’s 207 teachers to work without contracts for nearly four months. Neither side...

  • Beaming with pride at Skyline School

    Beaming with pride at Skyline School

    The Solana Beach School District held a commemorative beam signing at Skyline Elementary School on Feb. 9, celebrating the progress made in building a new campus from the ground up. The beam will find a home in the new main classroom building on the Solana Beach campus on Lomas Santa Fe Drive. ...

  • Del Mar Heights students learn to understand differences

    Del Mar Heights students learn to understand differences

    “Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”-Mark Twain Del Mar Heights School students participated in Understanding Differences last week, a unique disability awareness program created by parents and staff of the school in 2005. The school-wide program held every January...

  • Carmel Valley students commended at Model U.N. Conference

    Carmel Valley students commended at Model U.N. Conference

    Pacific Ridge School students traveled to New York City on Jan. 11, to participate in the Columbia Model United Nations Conference and Exposition at Columbia University. Students participated in fast-paced crisis committees to practice their reaction skills and to gain experience solving real world...

  • Discovering San Dieguito, one step and biome at a time

    Discovering San Dieguito, one step and biome at a time

    For four months, almost 50 juniors from High Tech High North County, a charter school in San Marcos, amassed eye-opening lessons on the watershed’s biology and history.

  • Parent working to bring transitional kindergarten back to Del Mar

    Parent working to bring transitional kindergarten back to Del Mar

    Del Mar parent Katherine Fitzpatrick is leading an effort to make transitional kindergarten available to all students in California who are age-eligible. Fitzpatrick addressed the Del Mar Union School District board at its Jan. 17 meeting, requesting that the board develop a plan to bring transitional...

  • Don Diego offers $73,000 in college scholarships, apply now

    Don Diego offers $73,000 in college scholarships, apply now

    In 2018, Don Diego Scholarship Foundation will award a record $73,000 in college scholarships to 35 outstanding students who reside in the San Diego area and have participated in the San Diego County Fair and/or other activities associated with the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

  • Del Mar Union School District receives California School Boards Association 2017 Golden Bell Award

    Del Mar Union School District receives California School Boards Association 2017 Golden Bell Award

    The Del Mar Union School District was recently honored by the 38th Annual Golden Bell Awards Program of the California School Boards Association (CSBA), according to a press release. The award was won in the Professional Development and Teacher Recruitment/Retention category for Improving Student...

  • Kristin Gibson is new DMUSD board president

    Kristin Gibson is new DMUSD board president

    The Del Mar Union School District board elected Kristin Gibson to serve as the new president at its Dec. 13 meeting. Gibson steps into the leadership role held by Doug Rafner for the last five years. “Five years went by very quick,” Rafner said. “Three of us are moving onto our eighth year on the...

  • Torrey Hills students get real-life insight as they design 'tiny house'

    Torrey Hills students get real-life insight as they design 'tiny house'

    Mia Roseberry, the executive director of Wounded Warrior Homes visited Torrey Hills Elementary School sixth graders on Dec. 7 to speak about how her San Marcos nonprofit is making a difference through providing transitional housing for veterans. Roseberry’s visit was meant to inspire students who...

  • Solana Highlands refresh now complete

    Solana Highlands refresh now complete

    A ribbon cutting for the new and improved Solana Highlands Elementary School will be held on Jan. 12.

  • Students speak up about classmate with BB gun at Torrey Pines

    Students speak up about classmate with BB gun at Torrey Pines

    Torrey Pines High School’s Safe Schools motto of “See something, hear something, say something” was put to effective use by students on Nov. 16 when students alerted administration that a fellow student was in possession of a BB gun on campus. “Fortunately, the safety of our students and staff...

  • San Dieguito to vote on district map Dec. 14

    San Dieguito to vote on district map Dec. 14

    San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) is now considering six maps for its transition to “by-trustee areas.” The process to draw up map options to change from an at-large election method to trustee districts is being undertaken in response to threats of costly litigation for violations...

  • Del Mar Heights team wins ‘Champions’ award at FIRST Lego League tournament

    Del Mar Heights team wins ‘Champions’ award at FIRST Lego League tournament

    All nerves and frenetic energy, nearly 300 students gathered around the stage to hear the results from Day One of the FIRST Lego League’s San Diego regional tournament. The eight 6th graders from Del Mar Heights Elementary School huddled together in their cactus-themed headgear — a nod to the research...

  • Del Mar Heights students draw inspiration from industrial designer

    Del Mar Heights students draw inspiration from industrial designer

    A real-life industrial designer paid a visit to Jasmyn Tanner’s sixth grade Quest design thinking class at Del Mar Heights School on Nov. 8, stoking some creative minds and getting kids wondering about different possibilities to explore. Michael DiTullo, founder and chief designer of his own namesake...

  • League of Amazing Programmers team takes top prize in design contest

    League of Amazing Programmers team takes top prize in design contest

    The Carmel Valley-based nonprofit League of Amazing Programmers has stayed true to its name, producing some amazing young programmers. In the recent Design for San Diego Civic Challenge, the League’s high school-aged participants took home the $5,000 prize, besting design professionals, college...

  • Solana Pacific snips ribbon on new solar panels

    Solana Pacific snips ribbon on new solar panels

    Solana Pacific Elementary School's new solar system was Solana Beach School District's first ribbon cutting ceremony for a Prop JJ-funded upgrade.

  • Del Mar Farmers Market awards scholarships

    Del Mar Farmers Market awards scholarships

    The Del Mar Farmers Market (DMFM) has awarded three scholarships for 2017. The recipients must be either vendors or family members that work half to full-time at the market and are enrolled in college classes. The nonprofit market began the scholarship program in memory of an early market manager,...

  • SDUHSD gathering input for new trustee district maps

    SDUHSD gathering input for new trustee district maps

    On Oct. 12, the San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) held the first of a series of public hearings as it begins the process of transitioning from an “at large” election system to a “by-trustee area” election system. The city of Encinitas is undergoing a similar effort as the school...

  • 'Mystifique': a unique take on Poe works to haunt CCA campus

    'Mystifique': a unique take on Poe works to haunt CCA campus

    Canyon Crest Academy will perform "Mystifique," a devised theatre piece on Oct. 27-28, Nov. 2-4 and Nov. 7-9.

  • Woman charged as police investigate drugs furnished to high school students

    Woman charged as police investigate drugs furnished to high school students

    San Diego police are investigating possible drug sales by at least one person — a high school parent — who may have provided substances to teenagers at a private San Diego high school and possibly other schools as well, authorities said this week. A Carmel Valley woman has been charged thus far...

  • Solana Beach School District passes resolution to continue DACA program

    Solana Beach School District passes resolution to continue DACA program

    On Oct. 12, the Solana Beach School District (SBSD) adopted a resolution calling on Congress to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and provide DACA recipients with a pathway to permanent residence and eventually U.S. citizenship. “Our board of education believes...

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