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News Release: San Diego Unified Names 2024 Teachers of the Year
05/14/2024
Educators from Hancock Elementary, Standley Middle, and Morse High Schools Selected as District Teachers of the Year
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NEWS RELEASE: Roosevelt Middle School’s Campus Transformation Begins, Marking Second Historical School to Undergo Construction in the San Diego Cluster
04/09/2024
One of the first junior high schools in San Diego is getting a major campus upgrade. On Tuesday, jazz and orchestra students at Roosevelt Middle School greeted parents and district leaders to celebrate the start of a campus renovation. which will bring a new student services and state-of-the-art classroom facility, convert existing offices to classrooms, create a south parking lot with a student drop-off and pick-up area, and enhance school security and sustainability.
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NEWS RELEASE: John Muir Language Academy Students Dedicate Campus Transformation with UTK Spanish Immersion Performances, Ceremonial Ribbon-Cutting
03/27/2024
A campus transformation at John Muir Language Academy is officially complete. Students at the Universal Transitional Kindergarten (UTK) - 8th grade Spanish Immersion magnet school in Clairemont joined parents, staff, and district leaders in dedicating their new campus facilities on Wednesday.
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NEWS RELEASE: Kearny High Students Join District Leaders in Celebrating Construction Groundbreaking for New Classroom Building, Campus Upgrades
03/11/2024
Kearny High School’s latest phase in its campus transformation is officially underway. On Monday, students joined district leaders for a groundbreaking ceremony that kicked off with a display of colors from the Kearny High Army Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps and a performance from the cheer team.
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NEWS RELEASE: Celebrating California Arts Education Month: Oak Park Elementary School Music Students and District Leaders Celebrate Construction Halfway Mark for Upcoming Music Building
03/07/2024
Oak Park Elementary School’s new music building is now halfway complete, marking a major milestone in the campus’ transformation. To celebrate the project and California Arts Education Month, the school’s “Tempo Tigers” performed Thursday in front of the facility that will soon house music classrooms. A music magnet school, Oak Park Elementary offers instruction in band, orchestra, keyboard lab, guitars, and chorus.
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News Release: Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary Students Celebrate Construction Groundbreaking with Lion Dance, Beijing Opera
02/29/2024
The Year of the Dragon is bringing Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary School students a major campus transformation. ​ On Thursday, the UTK- 5th Grade school in Pacific Beach kicked off the beginning of construction on its Whole Site Modernization project with a “3 Treasures” student lion dance and a performance from its 5th Grade Beijing Opera. Students and district leaders celebrated from the school’s joint-use field, which offered a clear view of active construction.
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified Board Trustees Begin Community Engagement to Set Goals for Student Outcomes
02/14/2024
The Board of Education this week will begin a series of interactive community engagement sessions to gather public input to help shape the San Diego Unified School District’s goals for student outcomes as part of a broader shift to a student outcomes-focused governance model.
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NEWS RELEASE: Mira Mesa High School Students Celebrate Construction Groundbreaking for Second Wave of Campus Improvements
02/13/2024
SAN DIEGO - A second wave of campus improvements is officially underway at Mira Mesa High School. A groundbreaking ceremony marked the start of construction on the second phase of the school’s Whole Site Modernization project, which will enhance campus security, build a new student services and classroom facility, convert the existing student services facility into classrooms, renovate aging classrooms and common areas, add a new visitor and administrator parking lot, construct shaded lunch court areas, and remove all remaining portable classrooms.
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NEWS RELEASE: Perry Elementary School Students and Military Families Join District Leaders, Morse High School Army JROTC, to Celebrate National Veterans and Military Families Month With Construction Groundbreaking
11/08/2023
SAN DIEGO - Oliver Hazard Perry Elementary School celebrated National Veterans and Military Families Month with a construction groundbreaking for its campus transformation and new joint-use field. Held on Wednesday, November 8, the celebration included the Morse High School Army JROTC’s Color Guard, National Anthem singer, and Drum Corps. Each performed to Perry students, military families, and San Diego Unified School District leaders.
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Crawford High School’s New Performing Arts Center Nationally Recognized in Educational Interiors Showcase as One of the Nation’s Most Effective Learning Environments
10/30/2023
SAN DIEGO - Crawford High School’s new Performing Arts Center is already gaining national attention. The 10-month-old facility is featured in the American School & University’s “Educational Interiors Showcase,” which acknowledged Crawford High as one of today’s most effective learning environments.
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NEWS RELEASE: TASTE OF SAN DIEGO UNIFIED
10/19/2023
Bell Middle School �student food critics� tasted and rated everything from plant-based nachos and roasted corn dip to chow mein with Kyoto-style veggies and strawberry smoothies made with a bike-powered blender during the �Taste of San Diego Unified� event that will help decide next year�s cafeteria menu items.
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NEWS RELEASE: District and City Leaders Join Pacific Beach Elementary Students and Community to Celebrate Start of Construction for New Kindergarten Building, Joint-Use Field Expansion and More
10/10/2023
SAN DIEGO - New indoor and outdoor facilities for students and neighbors in North Pacific Beach are officially on the way. On Tuesday, Pacific Beach Elementary School students joined leaders from San Diego Unified School District and the City of San Diego, parents, and community members to celebrate the start of construction on their Whole Site Modernization and Joint-Use Field Expansion project.
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NEWS RELEASE: Application Window Opens for School Choice at San Diego Unified
10/02/2023
Gives students the opportunity to attend grade-appropriate district schools outside their neighborhood for 2024-25 year
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NEWS RELEASE: U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education and San Diego Unified Leaders Join City Heights Students in Dedicating New George Walker Smith Education Campus
09/27/2023
SAN DIEGO - One of the largest public investments in City Heights’ history is officially complete, as the George Walker Smith Education Campus was formally dedicated. Named after the first African-American elected to office in San Diego County, the George Walker Smith Education Campus houses the completely rebuilt Wilson Middle and Central Elementary Schools.
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NEWS RELEASE: Record Number of San Diego Unified Schools Recognized as America�s Healthiest Schools
09/26/2023
Thirty schools in the San Diego Unified School District have been awarded the distinction of America's Healthiest Schools for their dedication to supporting the health and well-being of students, staff, and families. San Diego Unified earned more America�s Healthiest School Awards than any other district in California and ranked fifth in the nation for the distinction.
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Garfield Elementary Recognized as National Blue Ribbon School
09/20/2023
San Diego Unified’s Garfield Elementary School is one of only 33 schools in California to receive a 2023 Blue Ribbon designation for academic excellence in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.
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Celebrating Latin(x/e) Heritage Month
09/15/2023
Latin(x/e) Heritage Month, also known as Hispanic Heritage Month, is observed from September 15 through October 15 and recognizes the culture, history, struggle, contributions, and achievements of Latin(x/e) Americans.
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First Day of School Postponed to Tuesday, August 22
08/20/2023
Out of an abundance of caution, San Diego Unified is delaying the first day of school. Our first day of school will now be on Tuesday, August 22.
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A Back-to-School Welcome and an Update on the Impacts of Hurricane Hilary
08/18/2023
A message from Superintendent Dr. Lamont Jackson welcoming you to the 2023-24 school year and updating you on how the district is monitoring weather conditions related Hurricane Hilary.
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Construction Crews Hoist Final Steel Beam for Marston Middle School’s New Gymnasium, Honor Late Construction Manager with Alma Mater Colors and Mascot
07/31/2023
While Marston Middle School students are out on summer break, construction crews celebrated a major milestone for the school’s upcoming gymnasium: the hoisting of the final steel beam. Decorated with the signatures of the project team and project partners, the beam was hoisted into place on Thursday, July 6, marking the completion of the building’s structural frame.
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Educators Vote to Approve Historic Contract with San Diego Unified School District
06/12/2023
More than 5,400 union members participated in the ratification vote with an overwhelming 98 percent voting to approve the new contract with the school district
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NEWS RELEASE: Taft Middle and Kearny High School Students Join District, City Leaders, and Community in Celebrating the Public Opening of Serra Mesa’s Newest Joint-Use Field and Park ​
06/05/2023
Serra Mesa students and neighbors officially have a new field and park. Joined by Kearny High School basketball players and district and city leaders, Taft Middle School students celebrated the completion and public opening of their new park on Monday.
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News Release: Tentative Agreements Reached with SDEA and PARA
05/26/2023
San Diego Unified, Educators and Paraeducators Reach Agreement to Retain and Attract New Staff
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NEWS RELEASE: Morse High School Students Join San Diego Unified Leaders in Signing, Hoisting of Final Steel Beam for Transformational Performing Arts Center
05/24/2023
Morse High School seniors are leaving their “sharpie” legacy behind. Around 30 seniors joined Principal Dr. Cynthia Larkin and Board of Education Trustee Dr. Sharon Whitehurst-Payne Tuesday in a topping-out ceremony for their upcoming performing arts facility. As part of the construction tradition, the ceremony celebrates the completion of the facility’s framework, with students and guests signing the beam before construction crews hoist it into place.
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News Release: San Diego Unified UTK Commitment Continues
05/18/2023
San Diego Unified School District collaborates with San Diego Education Association to provide additional UTK teacher supports for new school year
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Student Board Members Elected for 2023-24 School Year
05/15/2023
Two students will take the Oath of Office in June after capturing the vote among their high school peers to earn a seat on the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education.
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NEWS RELEASE: Crown Point Junior Music Academy Students Celebrate Groundbreaking for New Classroom and Music Center, Honor Violin Academy Founder
05/12/2023
One of the Pacific Beach neighborhood’s oldest schools is getting a major makeover. A community staple for 75 years, Crown Point Junior Music Academy (CPJMA) celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony for its Whole Site Modernization on Friday. Students from the Universal Transitional Kindergarten (UTK) through fifth-grade magnet school joined Superintendent Dr. Lamont Jackson, district leaders, and the family of the late Stephen Luchs, the originator of the school’s violin academy, to celebrate their upcoming music center and classroom facilities.
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San Diego Unified Names 2023 Teachers of the Year
05/04/2023
Educators from Audubon Elementary, DePortola Middle, and Scripps Ranch High Schools Selected as District Teachers of the Year
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2023 “Rookie of the Year” Awards for Teachers & School Employees
04/28/2023
Inaugural Year of Program Celebrates Five Outstanding Members of San Diego School Communities as They Begin Their Career
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News Release: Reusable Water Bottle Giveaway at Penn Elementary School Highlights Expansion of Rob Machado Partnership with San Diego Unified
04/25/2023
SAN DIEGO - Reusable water bottles are now in the hands of 20,000 more students across San Diego. Made possible through the Rob Machado Foundation, the reusable bottles went to San Diego Unified School District students at 50 schools. The foundation also donated 500 reusable water bottles to Chavez Elementary students in April 2022 to encourage students to drink more water and cut plastic pollution from local landfills, waterways, and the ocean.
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Students Take Spotlight as Art Displays are Highlighted at San Diego Unified District Headquarters
03/16/2023
From rustic nature scenes to introspective self-portraits, over 500 works of art spanning all grades are currently being featured prominently at the Eugene Brucker Education Center.
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New Baseball Field of “Marauder” Dreams Open at Mira Mesa High School
03/15/2023
SAN DIEGO - A new field of “Marauder” dreams is officially open at Mira Mesa High School. The varsity baseball team christened the newly renovated baseball field with a ceremonial first pitch during its home opener on Saturday, March 4.
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NEWS RELEASE: High School Students Can Earn Nursing Assistant Credential Under New Partnership Between San Diego College of Continuing Education, San Diego Unified School District
03/10/2023
Students at two San Diego Unified School District high schools will soon be able to train as certified nursing assistants (CNA) through the San Diego College of Continuing Education (SDCCE), with classes counting toward required CNA preparation by the time they graduate high school.
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Construction on Spreckels Elementary School's New Classroom Building and Joint-Use Improvements Underway
03/06/2023
SAN DIEGO - Drive along Stadium Street and you'll see a new two-story classroom facility and a newly remodeled student services facility at Spreckels Elementary School. A future innovative "Wildcat" space, the classroom facility on the south end of the campus will provide students with modern classrooms, collaborative workspaces, and state-of-the-art technology.
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NEWS RELEASE: Crawford High School Dedicates Transformational Facility, Frontage, with Students, Alumni, and Colina Del Sol Community
02/08/2023
After serving students in San Diego Unified School District for more than 65 years, Crawford High School has a dramatic new look due to renovations that have transformed the campus into a state-of-the-art facility.
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UTK Pre-Enrollment Window Opening
01/31/2023
The UTK pre-enrollment window for the 2023-24 school year opens February 1, 2023.
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Knox Middle School Hosts 46th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. March
01/13/2023
More than 800 students from 11 San Diego Unified schools took to the streets on Friday, joining with school staff and district leaders to carry a message of peace, justice and equality in Knox Middle School’s 46th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. March.
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NEWS RELEASE: Emerson Elementary Students and Staff Join District Leaders, San Diego Loyal Soccer Club, in Celebrating Complete Campus Transformation, New Soccer Field
12/16/2022
SAN DIEGO - One of Southcrest’s oldest elementary schools celebrated its new state-of-the-art facilities and the completion of campus-wide renovations on Thursday. Emerson Elementary School students joined San Diego Unified School District District D Board of Education Trustee Richard Barrera, Principal Veronica Reyes, students, the San Diego Loyal Soccer Club, the Master Gardener Association of San Diego, and community members in dedicating the campus.
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Inspiring Girls in Sports: Boston Red Sox Female Executive Visits Hoover High School Students
12/06/2022
A top female executive from one of Major League Baseball’s most decorated teams made a stop at Hoover High School Monday to inspire female students and athletes to dream big. The Boston Red Sox’s Pamela Kenn, who currently serves as the team’s Vice President of Community Relations, took photos with the female athletes and provided them words of encouragement about being a woman in a male-dominated business.
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Final Steel Beam for Franklin Elementary's New Classroom Facility
NEWS RELEASE: Franklin Elementary STEAM Magnet Students Join San Diego Unified Leaders in Signing, Hoisting of Final Steel Beam for New Classroom Building
11/29/2022
The hard hats were on and markers were out at Franklin Elementary STEAM Magnet School today, as the campus modernization reached a major milestone. Franklin Elementary students joined incoming San Diego Unified School District Board of Education Trustee Shana Hazan, alumni, and staff in signing the final steel beam for the future two-story classroom facility. The group celebrated as construction crews hoisted the beam into place.
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Students Receive High Honor from French Government
11/16/2022
Students from The Language Academy were awarded diplomas by the French Consulate for their proficiency in French.
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified, Indigenous Partners Celebrate Grand Opening of Mission Valley’s Newest Elementary School
11/03/2022
The San Diego Unified School District celebrated its newest school today, a campus that serves Mission Valley’s growing population and honors its rich history. Named after the indigenous village that once existed nearby, Nipaquay Elementary School - translated to “Our Other Home” - is the result of years of planning between San Diego Unified and the community. It is the district’s first school built in Mission Valley.
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego High School Alumni Open 1976 Time Capsule During All Class Reunion, Honor Fallen Army Nurse and Alumni Jennifer Moreno with “Wall of Honor” Induction
10/22/2022
SAN DIEGO - Generations of San Diego High School alumni watched as the contents of a 1976 time capsule were unveiled and a fallen Army nurse and alumni was honored during the annual All Class Reunion Saturday. Inside the time capsule were an ASB constitution, pictures of the old school buildings, a videotape showing the demolition of the old building, shots of the then-new building, Election Day editions of local newspapers, a San Diego telephone directory, copies of the student handbook, and a 1976 yearbook.
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified Releases Preliminary Results of California Smarter Balanced Assessments
10/10/2022
The San Diego Unified School District has released preliminary results of the California Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics. The test scores reflect the academic performance of students amid the pandemic.
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified, City Leaders Join Stockton Community and SD Loyal in Celebrating Neighborhood’s First Joint-Use Soccer Field
10/04/2022
SAN DIEGO - A new joint-use soccer field and park are one “kick” closer to opening to the public. On Tuesday, San Diego Unified School District, City of San Diego, and King-Chavez Academies leaders joined student soccer players and the United Soccer League’s SD Loyal to celebrate the park’s grand opening in the Stockton community of San Diego.
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Application Window Opens for School Choice at San Diego Unified School District
10/03/2022
Gives students the opportunity to attend grade-appropriate district schools outside their neighborhood for 2023-24 year
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified Leaders Join Pacific Beach Middle School Students, Staff in Celebrating Newly Completed Classroom Facility
09/23/2022
One of Pacific Beach’s most celebrated schools has marked a major milestone. On Friday, Pacific Beach Middle School leaders welcomed Superintendent Dr. Lamont Jackson, Board of Education Trustee Richard Barrera, students, and three generations of alumni to celebrate a recently completed modern classroom facility.
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Pacific Beach Middle School Students Celebrate Mid-Autumn Moon Festival
09/16/2022
Students in the Mandarin language programs at Pacific Beach Middle School (PBMS) had a taste of the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival earlier this month, as they prepared and then feasted upon traditional mooncakes.
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Three San Diego Unified Schools Nominated for Architectural Awards
08/15/2022
Three San Diego Unified campuses that underwent major bond-funded transformations are now up for architectural awards.
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08/12/2022
Facts about Monkeypox.
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