Pacific Trails Middle School Math League team took home first place awards in the San Diego regional MATHCOUNTS competition and went on to place second in the state at the California state competition.
Solana Pacific Elementary School sixth grader Michi Synn was recently honored as a 2019 Carson Scholar. The program, which honors academic and humanitarian achievements of students in grades 4 through 11 across the country, was founded in the 1990s by Candy and Dr. Ben Carson, currently the U.S....
Extra help targeted for Lomas Santa Fe- Stevens Avenue intersection.
Despite competing against mostly middle school students, fifth and sixth graders from Ocean Air Elementary medaled in eight events at the 2019 Southern California Science Olympiad State Finals.
Sage Canyon School raised over $152,000 in its jogathon while Ocean Air brought in over $115,000. The DMSEF reports that no school has ever raised over $100,000.
The San Diego Middle School Debate League is barely a year old, but it’s gained lots of momentum in that short time.
Built in 1958, Del Mar Heights School is long overdue for an upgrade and it is finally a possibility due to the passage of Measure MM. While bond money will fund improvements at all eight schools, the largest construction projects will be the complete renovation of Del Mar Heights and the construction...
The TPHS Varsity Academic Team defeated Vista High School in a post season match on March 21.
DMUSD is seeking the community’s input on what they would like to see at the new schools with two upcoming brainstorming sessions on April 1 and April 2.
The theme for the Canyon Crest Academy fundraiser is MixTape and will feature ’80s music, a delicious catered dinner, a live auction, an online auction, and signature ’80s cocktails. Comedian London Brown is scheduled to appear at the gala.
Torrey Pines High School’s Freshman Academic Team finished the regular season undefeated (6-0) in the Inland Division of the North Country Academic League.
Solana Ranch Elementary School students participated in a nation-wide program where they selected a topic and conducted a three-four-month-long history project on a theme determined by the National History Day organization in College Park, Md.
Last summer, Jeff Owen, a social science teacher at Torrey Pines High School and the head of the school’s PALs organization (an acronym for Peer Assistant Listeners) read 2002 grad and Encinitas resident Sebastian Slovin’s book “Ashes in the Ocean.”
Teachers at Torrey Pines have chosen to honor the memory of Catherine “Kit” Moffett by selecting her as this year’s Teacher of the Year. The Falcon family lost Moffett to cancer in December 2018.
The San Dieguito Union High School District board approved a new agreement with the San Dieguito Faculty Association (SDFA), resulting in a 1 percent pay increase retroactive to July 1, 2018. At the board’s March 7 meeting, they approved both the salary increases and the second interim budget for...
Torrey Pines High School is hosting Coach C’s Walk Against Cancer on Saturday, March 30 honoring members of the Falcon family who have been impacted by cancer.
Perez took the stage in front of a sold-out crowd of 2,250 people as part of a tribute show to Frank Sinatra by Michael Feinstein, the legendary singer and pianist who is widely known as a champion of the Great American Songbook.
Del Mar Union School District is exploring adding foreign language to its curriculum.
The technique — which is similar to a game where children study moving images — has been successful in helping thousands of users, ages five and older, improve their reading speed, attention span and memory retention.
Solana Pacific School sixth grader Michi Synn was recently selected to be the keynote speaker at the San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering’s MVP luncheon on March 2.
Students from Canyon Crest Academy won the Garibaldi Bowl Feb. 23, a regional ocean science academic competition that is part of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB).
More than 200 high school students from around the county headed to this year’s Canyon Crest Academy Writers’ Conference on campus Saturday, Feb. 23.
The Solana Beach School District is taking steps toward implementing a comprehensive and innovative social and emotional learning program in the coming school year that supports all students. The continuum of services aims to provide all students with relationship skills, connections to a trusted...
The Solana Beach School District board Feb. 13 approved the schematic design for the new Solana Vista School, set to begin construction next summer. The new one-story design calls for replacing the 38-year-old campus of mostly portables with 24 total permanent classrooms (eight specialty classrooms),...
At its Feb. 13 meeting, the Solana Beach School District board approved staff’s recommendation to utilize the available open seats districtwide to accommodate incoming Pacific Highlands Ranch students. Staff plans to return to the board in October to determine the criteria for how and when housing...
Also awarded two film school scholarships.
The Canyon Crest Academy Robo Ravens team 7159 recently participated in the San Diego FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) League Championship at San Diego Jewish Academy.
Members the CCA debate team recently won multiple awards at the San Diego/Imperial Valley Speech League Competition Division 3B held at Rancho Bernardo High School. The group competed in three divisions: Policy, Congressional and Lincoln-Douglas.
Last year many in the Del Mar Hills Academy community fought to save their neighborhood school after the idea of reconfiguration and closing the Hills was pitched by the district. This year after the passage of the Del Mar Union School District’s $186 million Measure MM, the community has given...
Twins Cade and Makena Kronemyer don’t look too much alike, their personalities are noticeably different and their interests spread broadly in opposite directions. But twice this past year, the 18-year-old Carmel Valley siblings earned twin achievements. In 2018, both were named to the San Diego...
The Del Mar Union School District’s brainstorming sessions have begun as they work toward putting Measure MM dollars to work this year at every school site. The site meetings, which have been held so far at Carmel Del Mar and Torrey Hills Schools, replaced a facilities task force as a way to gather...
Another community design meeting for the new Solana Vista School will be held Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. in the Solana Vista kiva. The final design is expected to be approved by the board in February.
The San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) continues to try and get a handle on a high volume of public records requests. According to Tina Douglas, assistant superintendent of business services, the district received 130 requests in the 2017-18 school year and of those, 112 have been...
Billing receives California School Boards Association’s inaugural Golden Quill Award, recognizing the essential role journalists play in increasing understanding of public schools.
Artesana residents feel that they are being “pushed out” of the Pacific Highlands Ranch community and sent to Solana Santa Fe Elementary School in Rancho Santa Fe rather than their neighborhood school.
A group of Canyon Crest Academy students have set out to help their younger peers find educational success by volunteering for tutoring services on the weekends. CCA's Tutor Outreach Club was founded last year after the students were influenced by an East Coast nonprofit called Inspire, which works...
San Diego Jewish Academy students presented $7,066.15 to five local non-profits at an assembly on Jan. 18.
The San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) high school selection window for the 2019-2020 school year will open on Feb. 14, 2019 at 8 a.m. and will close on March 1, 2019 at 4 p.m. During the high school selection window, all current SDUHSD 8th grade students must select the high school...
The Don Diego Scholarship Foundation is offering $66,000 in 2019 college scholarships to 28 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.
Cathedral Catholic High School dedicated the new Daniel and Mary McSweeney Engineering building at a ceremony on Jan. 9.
Carmel Valley mathematician Yana Mohanty’s photo has been accepted to this year's 2018 Joint Mathematics Meetings Bridges Art Exhibit and is competing for the first prize.
The goal of an education program begun in 2017 by the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy is simple: bring children to nature and sow within them the seed of curiosity.
Thanks to volunteer parent coaches, a few Carmel Valley robotics teams compete at First Lego League competitions every year. Team Master Minds and Star Builders, which include students from Solana Ranch and Ocean Air Elementary schools, won first and second place in robotics design at a FLL qualifier...
Union has been a member of the board since 2012 and has served in the roles of vice president and clerk.
The Del Mar Union School District has set the dates for its school site team meetings as it seeks input on developing a prioritized capital improvement plan to guide the work implementing $186 million in Prop MM funds. The district moved away from creating a district-wide facilities task force...
Ted is being honored for his commitment to the San Diego homeless community, his accomplishments as a multi-sport athlete and for jumping into action to help save a man’s life at the Torrey Pines track last summer.
SDUHSD had hoped to partner with Sandy Hook Promise but will work on developing its own anonymous reporting tool while continuing its efforts on student wellness, safety and connectedness,
Beth Hergesheimer will remain president of the San Dieguito Union High School District board as the board voted in favor of her continuing in the leadership role at its organizational meeting on Dec. 13. Mo Muir, who will continue to serve as the board vice president, made the motion for Hergesheimer...
During Hanukkah, as many children are excited to receive presents, students at San Diego Jewish Academy are focusing on giving back to their community and beyond through a charitable project that reflects the Jewish value of Tikkun Olam – “Repairing the World.”
The Solana Beach School District board decided not to change its decision to assign the Sendero neighborhood in Pacific Highlands Ranch to Solana Ranch School.