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Aerial Drone Photo of Hoover High School's New Performing Arts Center and Classroom Building
Take a Virtual Tour of Hoover High School’s Transformation
09/22/2020
SAN DIEGO - Drive down El Cajon Boulevard in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego and you will find a transformed Herbert Hoover High School.
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Future Crawford High School
Demolition Marks Next Phase of Crawford High School Transformation
09/15/2020
Construction crews are leveling much of Crawford High School’s aging facilities to make way for a modern, state-of-the-art campus in the latest of a series of dramatic renovations taking place in communities throughout the San Diego Unified School District.
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Mann Middle School's New Classroom Building
Take a Virtual Tour of Mann Middle School
09/14/2020
Although students started school online Aug. 31 due to COVID-19, San Diego Unified is still working on amazing school transformations, continuing to renovate our schools to give students the campuses they deserve.
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Joint-Use Park at Harriet Tubman Charter School
New Play All Day Park Comes to College East
09/11/2020
SAN DIEGO - The College East neighborhood now has a new grass playfield located at the corner of 68th st. and Saranac St. ​ ​The joint-use park at Harriet Tubman Village Charter School includes a new playground, a walking and running path, basketball and four-square courts, picnic tables, security fencing, and a grass playfield.
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San Diego Unified school buses line up to spell S.O.S. (Save Our Schools)
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Aerial Rendering of Future School in Mission Valley
Construction Begins on First Elementary School in Mission Valley History
08/07/2020
It is history in the making for Mission Valley, as years of planning come to life with the start of construction on the neighborhood’s first public elementary school. Located at the corner of Via Alta and Civita Boulevard, a new preschool through fifth-grade campus will serve residents living in the Civita residential development, as well as families living in the Mission Valley and Fashion Valley neighborhoods.
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Small Business Coordinator Alma Bañuelos with staff from the Swinerton project team during the 2020 online Construction Expo
San Diego Unified Goes Virtual for 10th Annual Construction Expo, Sees Decade of Success
08/03/2020
SAN DIEGO – This year marked a decade of success for San Diego Unified’s Business Outreach Program, with the completion of the 10th annual Construction Expo hosted by the district’s Facilities Planning and Construction Business Outreach team.
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified Leaders,Teachers Union Announce 2020-21 Online Learning Plan
07/31/2020
Designed with Input From Teachers, Parents and Students, Online Learning Plan to Resemble Traditional Classroom Instruction
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Pt. Loma High School Final Steel Beam
Golden Beam Hoisted into Place on Point Loma High School’s New Three-Story Classroom Hall
02/28/2020
SAN DIEGO - Imprinted with the names of past, present, and future students at Point Loma High, the gold painted final steel beam was hoisted into place on Monday, Feb. 24, for what will become a three-story classroom hall with a library and media center.
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Board Actions Summary Report for February 11, 2020
02/12/2020
All Board meeting agendas are posted at https://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/Public
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MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified + San Diego Press Club present: January ED Talks
01/30/2020
San Diego journalists are invited to participate in a special installment of ED Talks, a casual forum hosted by the San Diego Unified School District in collaboration with the San Diego Press Club. The goal is to foster open and robust conversations about public education.
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified Board Unanimously Approves Task Force Recommendations to Strengthen a Culture of Reporting to Protect Students
01/30/2020
SAN DIEGO – The Board of Education unanimously approved all 19 recommendations of the Multi-Agency Task Force to Recommend Comprehensive Strategies and Protocols for Inter-Agency Cooperation for the Protection of District Students.
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Board Actions Summary Report for January 14, 2020
01/15/2020
All Board meeting agendas are posted at https://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/Public
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NEWS RELEASE: Hundreds of Ben & Jerry’s Franchisees Volunteer at Chollas Mead Elementary School
01/14/2020
SAN DIEGO - Chollas Mead Elementary School looks a little sweeter this week, thanks to hundreds of Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop owners.
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified School District Files Suit Against JUUL Labs, Citing E-Cigarette Epidemic and Disruption to Student Education
01/08/2020
SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Unified School District has filed a lawsuit against JUUL Labs, Inc. for the company’s role in cultivating and fostering an e-cigarette epidemic that disrupts the education and learning environment across the district. The suit was filed in the San Diego Superior Court on January 7, 2020 (Case 37-2020-00000935-CU-MT-CTL).
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Board Actions Summary Report for December 17, 2019
12/18/2019
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Final Steel Beam Marks Another Historic Milestone for Community of City Heights
12/13/2019
SAN DIEGO - Two school construction projects are changing the physical landscape - and the learning climate - for students, staff, and community members in City Heights.
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Board Actions Summary Report for December 10, 2019
12/11/2019
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Two Fields, One Vision: Elementary Schools, Neighborhoods, Celebrate the Opening of New Playfields
12/05/2019
Just in time for the holidays, two San Diego Unified schools and city neighborhoods have new grass fields for students and neighbors to play on.
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Gage Gators Hold Ribbon-Cutting for New Playfield Dedicated to Beloved P.E. Teacher
11/25/2019
SAN DIEGO - Gage Elementary School Gators joined Superintendent Cindy Marten and City Councilmember Scott Sherman in a celebration and dedication of their new 163,000 square-foot joint-use field on Thursday, Nov. 14.
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Board Actions Summary Report November 12, 2019
11/13/2019
All Board meeting agendas are posted at https://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/Public
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Morse High School Hosts Inaugural Alumni Day
10/21/2019
WHAT: Morse High School Alumni return to their alma mater to inspire students to follow their educational and career goals. Alumni will share stories of success, education and career experiences
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified Interagency Task Force to Hold Summit
10/18/2019
SAN DIEGO (Oct. 16, 2019) – Members of a new task force established by the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education met for the
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Emerson-Bandini Groundbreaking Oct. 16, 2019
Emerson-Bandini “Jaguars” Leap Toward Historical Groundbreaking on Complete Site Transformation
10/17/2019
SAN DIEGO - A crowd of Emerson-Bandini "Jaguars" joined San Diego Unified leaders, families, and construction crews Wednesday at a groundbreaking ceremony celebrating an historic milestone for the aging campus in Southcrest.
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Board Actions Summary Report for October 15th, 2019
10/16/2019
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Longfellow Giraffes Celebrate First Stretch of Construction on New Playfield
10/07/2019
SAN DIEGO – Longfellow Spanish Immersion Magnet School’s “Giraffes” are now one “hoof” closer to their new joint-use field, with the start of construction on their 50,000 square-foot grass playfield in the Bay Park community of San Diego. To celebrate, the school’s ballet folklórico joined Superintendent Cindy Marten, City Councilmember Jennifer Campbell, Principal Diana Sanchez, and district leaders in a groundbreaking celebration held Friday, Sept. 27.
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Torrey Pines Elementary School Named National Blue Ribbon School
09/26/2019
Torrey Pines Elementary School in La Jolla is one of 362 schools across the nation to be named a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School. Announced today by the
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Rendering of future three-story classroom and performing arts building at Crawford HS
With Cheer, Music, and Alumni, Crawford High Colts Race Toward Construction
09/25/2019
SAN DIEGO - The Crawford High cheer team joined a guitarist and cellist, along with their new principal and school alumni, on Wednesday to celebrate the groundbreaking for the first of three phases on their entire site transformation.
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With Cheer, Music, and Alumni, Crawford High Colts Race Toward Construction
09/25/2019
SAN DIEGO - The Crawford High cheer team joined a guitarist and cellist, along with their new principal and school alumni, on Wednesday to celebrate the groundbreaking for the first of three phases on their entire site transformation.
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San Diego Unified Passes First-of-its-Kind Youth Climate Action Resolution
09/11/2019
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Unified Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to pass an historic Youth Climate Action resolution, in support of students participating in the Sept. 20-27 Global Climate Strike.
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Board Actions Summary Report for September 10, 2019
09/11/2019
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NEWS RELEASE: Student Achievement at San Diego Unified School District Outperformed Similar Students Statewide
09/10/2019
San Diego (Sept. 10, 2019) – Superintendent Cindy Marten joined researchers, policymakers, and top education practitioners in Sacramento to discuss the results of
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District Teachers Named San Diego County Teacher of the Year, Finalist
09/09/2019
Zamorano Fine Arts Academy's Hilda Martinez was named one of five San Diego County Teachers of the Year, and Jenny Lieu of Lincoln High School was recognized as a finalist at the 29th Annual Salute
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News Release: San Diego Unified Addresses Concerns Regarding New Public Charge Rule, Encourages Families to Continue With Free and Reduced Lunch
09/04/2019
SAN DIEGO (Sept. 4, 2019) – The San Diego Unified School District is encouraging families to continue to apply for federally subsidized meals under the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs, which are available to students regardless of their citizenship status.
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San Diego Unified Hosts 9th Annual Construction Expo with Record-Breaking Attendance
08/06/2019
Nine years ago, the San Diego Unified's Business Outreach Program, within the Facilities Planning and Construction (FPC) Department, hosted its first Construction Expo, with a goal of providing viable opportunities for emerging, small and underutilized construction-related businesses to participate in Propositions S & Z, and now Measure YY, construction projects.
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Two Logan Heights Schools Mark Historic Construction Milestone on First-of-its-Kind Prenatal-to-Career Educational Complex
08/05/2019
SAN DIEGO - It was history in the making in July for Logan K-8 and Memorial Preparatory for Scholars and Athletes, as both schools celebrated the hoisting of the final steel beam on what will become the TK-8 portion of the Logan Memorial Educational Complex.
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Two Logan Heights Schools Mark Historic Construction Milestone on First-of-its-Kind Prenatal-to-Career Educational Complex
08/05/2019
SAN DIEGO – It was history in the making in July for Logan K-8 and Memorial Preparatory for Scholars and Athletes, as both schools celebrated the hoisting of the final steel beam on what will become the
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Board Actions Summary Report for July 30, 2019
07/31/2019
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MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego High School To Host 2nd Annual Binational “Balboa Cup” Soccer Tournament
07/10/2019
San Diego High School To Host 2nd Annual Binational “Balboa Cup” Soccer Tournament This tournament will feature boys and girls teams comprised of student athletes from San Diego and
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Board Actions Summary Report for July 9, 2019
07/10/2019
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MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified Celebrates Pride Month by Raising the Rainbow Pride and Trans Pride Flags
07/09/2019
WHAT: The San Diego Unified School District will hold an inaugural flag-raising ceremony of the Rainbow Pride and Trans Pride flags in recognition of June as Pride Month. Superintendent Cindy
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Students Celebrate Cubberley Elementary's New Joint-Use Field
Just in Time for Summer: Play All Day at Cubberley Elementary’s New Grass Playfield
06/27/2019
SAN DIEGO - Timing is everything, and for those living in the Mission Village neighborhood of Serra Mesa, a new grass playfield is now open just in time for summer.
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File Image of Solar Panels at Mira Mesa High School
Vista Grande Turns Greener as Zero Net Energy Project Ramps Up
06/27/2019
SAN DIEGO - Energy efficiency is making its way to Tierrasanta's Vista Grande Elementary School, with the launch of the second phase of the Zero Net Energy (ZNE) pilot project.
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News Release - Vista Grande Turns Greener as Zero Net Energy Project Ramps Up
06/27/2019
SAN DIEGO - Energy efficiency is making its way to Tierrasanta’s Vista Grande Elementary School, with the launch of the second phase of the Zero Net Energy (ZNE) pilot project.
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NEWS RELEASE - San Diego Unified Formally Adopts 2019-20 Budget
06/26/2019
San Diego Unified Formally Adopts 2019-20 Budget: More Money for Teacher Salaries, Student Wellness, Safety and Enrichment Programs
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Board Actions Summary Report for June 18, 2019
06/19/2019
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MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified Leads Effort to Fight Summer Hunger
06/17/2019
This summer, more than 300,000 meals and snacks will be served to San Diego children at 57 sites throughout the city - all part of the Summer Fun Café, a federally funded meal program
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NEWS RELEASE – Just in Time for Summer: Play All Day at Cubberley Elementary’s New Grass Playfield
06/17/2019
SAN DIEGO - Timing is everything, and for those living in the Mission Village neighborhood of Serra Mesa, a new grass playfield is now open just in time for summer.
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San Diego Unified Commemorates the “Other Class of 2019” at Celebration for New Retirees
06/15/2019
As schools bid farewell to the Class of 2019, it’s not just students who are poised to take on a new chapter of their lives.
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Horace Mann Middle School New Building
Graduating Eighth Graders Proudly Celebrate Construction Milestone at Horace Mann Middle School
06/13/2019
SAN DIEGO - Newly graduated eighth-graders who broke ground on the Whole Site Modernization project at Horace Mann Middle School in March 2017 commemorated the new three-story classroom and administrative hall with a ribbon-cutting Tuesday.
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NEWS RELEASE – Graduating Eighth Graders Proudly Celebrate Construction Milestone at Horace Mann Middle School
06/11/2019
SAN DIEGO - Newly graduated eighth-graders who broke ground on the Whole Site Modernization project at Horace Mann Middle School in March 2017 commemorated the new three-story classroom and administrative hall with a ribbon-cutting Tuesday.
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Board Actions Summary Report for May 28, 2019
05/29/2019
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Foster Elementary School Student Named Principal for the Day
05/28/2019
WHAT: Second-grader Jameson Thornton will be Principal for the Day at Foster Elementary School. The winner of this year’s silent auction fundraiser, Jameson will start his day by welcoming students at the front gate as they arrive to school. He will spend the day visiting classrooms and the library/STEM Lab, observing students and teachers work on projects. “Principal” Thornton will also read a book to kindergarten students and give the entire student body a surprise extra 15-minute recess.
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Aerial rendering of the future Emerson-Bandini Site Transformation
Demolition begins on the Complete Rebuild of Emerson-Bandini Elementary School
05/24/2019
SAN DIEGO - Construction crews began demolition last Monday at Emerson-Bandini Elementary, on what will become an entire site transformation.
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San Diego Unified 2019 Graduation Schedule
05/24/2019
Graduation season is upon us! Please join us in congratulating all of our graduating students, who are promoting to the next phase of their education.
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NEWS RELEASE- Demolition begins on the Complete Rebuild of Emerson-Bandini Elementary School
05/24/2019
SAN DIEGO - Construction crews began demolition last Monday at Emerson-Bandini Elementary, on what will become an entire site transformation.
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New Classroom Building and Community Garden at SRHS
Scripps Ranch High School celebrates new facilities, community garden dedicated to memory of beloved student
05/23/2019
Tragedy met inspiration for Scripps Ranch High School (SRHS) and San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) on Wednesday, with the completion of the school's 15,000-square-foot classroom hall, athletic field renovations, and a new community garden named after a senior who died in a DUI crash more than twenty years ago.
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NEWS RELEASE – Scripps Ranch High School celebrates new facilities, community garden dedicated to memory of beloved student
05/23/2019
SAN DIEGO – Tragedy met inspiration for Scripps Ranch High School (SRHS) and San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) on Wednesday, with the completion of the school’s 15,000-square-foot classroom hall, athletic field renovations, and a new community garden named after a senior who died in a DUI crash more than twenty years ago.
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San Diego Unified students show “extraordinary levels of academic achievement,” according to new study by the Learning Policy Institute
05/17/2019
A new study by the Learning Policy Institute (LPI) has found San Diego Unified students -- including those from historically disadvantaged groups -- are reaching “extraordinary levels of academic achievement.”
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Board Actions Summary Report for May 14, 2019
05/15/2019
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Educating and Empowering for a #BetterSD: Meet San Diego's Teachers of the Year
05/12/2019
Most of us can look back on our childhood and recall that favorite teacher – the one who may have recognized a strength we didn’t know we had, provided a guiding voice when we needed it, or
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified Honors Teachers of the Year for 2019 at Day of the Teacher Celebration
05/08/2019
The 2019 honorees include a teacher who describes school as “the greatest of all cheerleaders” for struggling students, a teacher who started a program to assist at-risk young
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MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified 2019 Day of the Teacher Celebration
05/06/2019
Hundreds expected to attend annual celebration in honor of National Teacher Appreciation Day
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MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified + San Diego Press Club present: April ED Talks
04/25/2019
San Diego journalists are invited to participate in the April installment of ED Talks, a casual forum hosted by the San Diego Unified School District in collaboration with the San Diego Press Club. The goal is to foster open and robust conversations about public education.
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Board Actions Summary Report for April 23, 2019
04/24/2019
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Board Actions Summary Report for April 9, 2019
04/10/2019
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NEWS RELEASE: Franklin Elementary Celebrates 90th Anniversary Ahead of Major Renovation
04/06/2019
The past meets the future as Franklin Elementary School celebrates its cherished long history and prepares to modernize its 90-year-old campus. Having served generations of San Diegans from in and around Kensington and City Heights since 1929, the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Arts & Mathematics) magnet school celebrated its 90th anniversary on Saturday, April 6.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified Partners with United Way and Dreams for Change to Offer Onsite Preschool Enrollment and Free Tax Preparation
04/05/2019
WHAT: San Diego families may qualify for two significant benefits: Free preschool in San Diego Unified, and an earned income tax credit. San Diego Unified invites families to a resource fair for
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MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified Partners with United Way and Dreams for Change to Offer Onsite Preschool Enrollment and Free Tax Preparation
04/05/2019
WHAT: San Diego families may qualify for two significant benefits: Free preschool in San Diego Unified, and an earned income tax credit. San Diego Unified invites families to a resource fair
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Special Joint Meeting of the San Diego Unified School District and San Diego Community College District Boards
03/18/2019
WHAT:The governing boards of the San Diego Unified and the San Diego Community College districts will hold their annual joint meeting to discuss common issues affecting their students and districts.
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News Release: Hundreds of Students Recognized at San Diego Unified’s Annual Art Exhibit and VAPA’s Academy Awards-Style Ceremony
03/13/2019
The San Diego Unified School District has transformed its halls into an art gallery for the next few weeks for its annual Student Art Exhibit. A diverse array of 640 artwork pieces by students in grades TK-12 are on display through April 12 from 12 high schools, 10 middle schools, 1 K-8 school, and 26 elementary schools.
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Board Actions Summary Report for March 12, 2019
03/13/2019
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Media Advisory: Hundreds of Students Recognized at San Diego Unified’s Annual Art Exhibit and Performing Arts Award Ceremony
03/12/2019
San Diego Unified celebrates Arts Education month with art showcase and awards ceremony honoring students who create, innovate, and inspire others to make the world a better place through the arts
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Media Advisory: Meb Keflezighi to Award San Diego Unified Students with $1,000 Scholarships
03/09/2019
WHAT: Meb Keflezighi, widely acclaimed as one of the greatest runners of our time, will present each of two San Diego Unified student athletes with a $1,000 scholarship as part of the 4th Annual Meb
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Media Advisory: San Diego Unified's Honor Choirs to Perform Songs from "Coco" to Billy Joel at Free Concert
03/08/2019
WHAT: The Visual and Performing Arts Department (VAPA) of San Diego Unified School District will present a District Choral Honor Concert featuring three choirs comprised of 120 students in grades 4-12, from 35 schools.
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Crawford High School and De Portola Middle School recognized by the State for their Civic Engagement
03/07/2019
San Diego Unified is honored by Crawford High School and De Portola Middle School’s recognition as 2019 Civic Learning Award Recipients.
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Lacrosse expansion bringing new opportunity to students in every neighborhood
03/07/2019
The field beneath their feet may feel familiar, but these young women know that each step they take could be leading them to new world of opportunities when they compete in lacrosse on April 3. They
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Ocean Beach Elementary hosts district's Winter Wellness Showcase
03/05/2019
In late February, School Site Wellness Coordinators, District Wellness Council Members and San Diego County community partners convened at Ocean Beach (OB) Elementary for the district’s
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Board Actions Summary Report for Feb. 12, 2019
03/05/2019
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Board Actions Summary Report for Feb. 26, 2019
03/05/2019
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Board Actions Summary Report for Feb. 5, 2019
03/05/2019
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Board Actions Summary Report for Jan. 22, 2019
03/05/2019
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Board Actions Summary Report for Jan. 8, 2019
03/05/2019
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Challenger Middle School named a 2019 California Distinguished School
02/27/2019
San Diego Unified schools is proud of Challenger Middle’s designation as a 2019 Distinguished School. Winners, including Challenger Middle, represent examples of not just excellent teaching,
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Cabrillo Elementary School Celebrates Read Across America Day with the San Diego Seals Lacrosse Team
02/27/2019
WHAT: Cabrillo Elementary School is celebrating the annual Read Across America Day with Dr. Seuss and the San Diego Seals lacrosse team. Families will participate and read to their students in
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Montgomery Middle students prepare to see their artwork unveiled on Linda Vista roads
02/14/2019
On Friday, March 1, 2019, students, parents, faculty and staff from Montgomery Middle STEAM Magnet School and San Diego Unified School District, together with longtime community partners
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Point Loma students inspire next generation of STEM learners at Dana Middle
02/14/2019
For the second year in a row, Point Loma became the epicenter of all things science, technology, engineering and math - at least for one day. Under drizzly February skies, Dana Middle School
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MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified School District Alerts Staff and Families of Data Breach
02/13/2019
The San Diego Unified School District has alerted employees and families to an incident at San Diego Unified School District involving the security of their personal data on the district’s infor
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Annual San Diego Unified School Police “True Blue Buddies” Thanksgiving Dinner Nov. 14
02/12/2019
WHAT: Students from Central Elementary School will take part in a special Thanksgiving dinner with their "True Blue Buddies" School Police Officer mentors
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MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified + San Diego Press Club present: December ED Talks Dec. 5
02/12/2019
San Diego journalists are invited to participate in a special installment of ED Talks, a casual forum hosted by the San Diego Unified School District in collaboration with the
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Student-made "Birds without Paradise" soar above Liberty Station and across U.S.-Mexico border
01/17/2019
Students benefit from education in the arts, and special art projects can connect them to the larger community and to other cultures. While discussion of the U.S.-Mexico border is dominating the
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San Diego High caps storybook football season with state championship
12/17/2018
As the young men in blue and white swarmed the field and filled the crisp, chilly air with excited shouts of celebration, there was a consensus among the coaches, players, and prep sports media in
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San Diego Unified students ready for their holiday close-up
12/13/2018
There’s something about the holiday season that shines a special spotlight on the San Diego Unified community – showcasing exceptional performing artists throughout the district.
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Dana Middle students go beyond the code
12/04/2018
This December 3-9, students across San Diego Unified are taking part in Computer Science Week, also known as the Hour of Code Week. For this year's Hour of Code Week, over 193,272 registered
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Three Morse High alumni make history with football championships
11/29/2018
It’s a historic year for high school football in San Diego – and for the three coaches leading their teams into regional title games this weekend.
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Board Actions Summary Report for Nov. 13, 2018
11/26/2018
All Board meeting agendas are posted at https://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/Public
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Hundreds of Students Break Ground on New Music Building at Mira Mesa High School
11/15/2018
On Tuesday, hundreds of Mira Mesa High School band students and the San Diego Unified School District celebrated the start of construction on a new music building and campus-wide improvements with a groundbreaking ceremony.
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Academic gains, student activism show schools have the power to create a #BetterSD
10/17/2018
In her 2018 State of the District speech, Superintendent Cindy Marten said the academic progress of San Diego Unified students and their work to improve the communities where they live are evidence
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MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified School District to host 2018 State of the District Address Oct. 16
10/15/2018
San Diego Unified School District Board of Education President Kevin Beiser and Superintendent Cindy Marten will deliver the annual address.
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Board Actions Summary Report for Oct. 9, 2018
10/10/2018
All Board meeting agendas are posted at https://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/Public
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Hoover High School College Prep Day is Oct. 10
10/09/2018
In an effort to promote a college-going culture and expose students to college entrance exams, all Hoover students will participate in some type of college prep benchmark exam or activity
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Science brought to life in new City Heights student center
10/09/2018
A 12,000-square-foot science education center opened in City Heights Sunday called the Living Lab. The center is a partnership between the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) and the Ocean Discovery Institute (ODI). The Living Lab can be used by the thousands of City Heights students in the area during and after school, SDUSD said. “Students will come here and see this facility, and they will know when they walk in the door that they can do science and they can be a scientist,” said ODI Executive Director Shara Fisler.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Fletcher Elementary students, parents, staff to walk together for National Walk to School Day
10/05/2018
Students, parents, and staff from Fletcher Elementary will gather approximately one-half mile from school Tuesday morning and walk together to the campus to celebrate National Walk to School
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CAASPP test scores released by state for 2017
10/02/2018
SACRAMENTO: State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today that 2018 scores for the online California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) tests in
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San Diego Unified School Choice enrollment now open
10/02/2018
Monday, October 1, marks the start of the school choice window for the 2019-20 school year at San Diego Unified School District. School Choice gives students the chance to enroll next year in magnet
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San Diego High student receives $100,000 scholarship from Beyonce and Jay-Z
10/02/2018
Article courtesy of KUSI. Watch and read more on KUSI. Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego (BGCGSD) Club member Issac Guerrero has been named the San Diegan recipient of the $100,000 scholarship program, presented by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter. The scholarship program awards one exceptional senior high school student, with financial needs, 100K to put towards their enrollment in a college or university.
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Johnson Elementary Receives $5K Grant from Barona Band of Mission Indians
09/26/2018
The Barona Band of Mission Indians has awarded students and teachers at Henry C. Johnson Elementary School in San Diego a $5,000 Barona Education Grant. The grant was sponsored by California State Senator Toni Atkins. Barona Tribal Vice Chairman Ray Welch presented the $5,000 check to students and Principal Tracey Jenkins-Martin.
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Board Actions Summary Report for Sept. 25, 2018
09/26/2018
All Board meeting agendas are posted at https://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/Public
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Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Recounts Personal Experiences, Encourages Students to Vote in Visit to Morse High
09/21/2018
Congressman John Lewis urged a gym full of Morse High School students on Friday to vote, letting a generation largely unfamiliar with his sacrifices know he was beaten bloody while fighting for their right. “Never give up. Never give in,” Lewis said to the students. “Get registered and vote, and we must vote like we’ve never ever voted before. People gave their lives for it. Only thing I gave, I gave a little blood.” Read more in the San Diego Union Tribune.
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Edison, Kimbrough and Rowan named three of nation’s healthiest schools
09/21/2018
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation released its list of “America’s Healthiest Schools” and three district schools – Edison, Kimbrough and Rowan – received the Bronze level award for their efforts to encourage students to promote healthy eating and physical activity. The three elementary schools were among a record 461 schools from 26 states that were recognized.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Congressman John Lewis to visit Morse High School with co-creators of “March: Book One” to discuss their graphic novel
09/20/2018
Congressman John Lewis to visit Morse High School with co-creators of “March: Book One” to discuss their graphic novel WHAT: Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell will speak to Morse High students, who have read “March” in history/social studies and art classes. The first book in a trilogy, “March,” offers a vivid first-hand account of the early life of the civil rights icon, John Lewis, including his meeting Martin Luther King. Jr., the start of the Nashville Student Movement, and the non-violent efforts to stop segregation.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Johnson Elementary School to Receive $5,000 Education Grant from Barona Band of Mission Indians; State Senator Toni Atkins Nominated the School for the Opportunity to Apply
09/20/2018
Johnson Elementary School to Receive $5,000 Education Grant from Barona Band of Mission Indians; State Senator Toni Atkins Nominated the School for the Opportunity to Apply WHAT: The Barona Band of Mission Indians is awarding a $5,000 education grant to Johnson Elementary Magnet for STEM. Johnson Elementary was nominated by State Senator Toni Atkins to apply for the grant. Only applicants with the endorsement of a State Legislator are eligible to apply. WHEN: Monday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 a.m. WHERE: Johnson Elementary School, 1355 Kelton Rd., 92114
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Kearny High School dedicates new gym scoreboard to former district employee Art Hanby
09/13/2018
On the surface, it was your standard dedication ceremony for a remodeled gym -- a celebratory atmosphere with music, cheerleaders, and students.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Montgomery Middle School to Celebrate New Genius Lab and Partnership With Siemens
09/11/2018
Montgomery Middle School will officially launch its new Genius Lab, a high-tech makerspace developed with support from Siemens. The new lab is outfitted with modern modular furniture, collaborative learning
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Kearny High School to celebrate gym remodel; honor former district employee who gave time, money to school
09/05/2018
Media Advisory from the San Diego Unified School District, Sept. 5, 2018 Kearny High School to celebrate gym remodel; honor former district employee who gave time, money to school
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MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified + San Diego Press Club present: September ED Talks
09/05/2018
San Diego journalists are invited to participate in the September Ed Talks, a casual forum hosted by the San Diego Unified School District in collaboration with the San Diego Press Club. The goal is to
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Board Actions Summary Report for Sept. 5, 2018
09/05/2018
All Board meeting agendas are posted at https://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/Public
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Teacher, student being recognized by American Heart Association for student’s use of Hands-only CPR to save a life
08/29/2018
Media Advisory from the San Diego Unified School District, Aug. 29, 2018 Teacher, student being recognized by American Heart Association for student’s use of Hands-only CPR to save a life WHAT: A former Golden Hill K-8 student recently used her Hands-only CPR training to save the life of a young relative. The student received training last year from her teacher at Golden Hill, Robin Carby. Carby is receiving an award from the American Heart Association for her efforts to teach this life-saving technique (the student has chosen to be recognized privately).
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NEWS RELEASE: Public Media Release for Free and Reduced-Price Meals School Year 2018–19
08/28/2018
San Diego Unified announces its policy to serve nutritious meals every school day under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. Effective July 1, 2018
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Grants from Target to help students from two elementary schools buy clothes and supplies for school
08/21/2018
In two separate events, select students from Rolando Park and Central elementary schools are receiving $100 gift cards to shop and purchase school supplies from Target, thanks to multiple
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Supt. Marten shares district goals, tips for back-to-school
08/20/2018
Cindy Marten will continue to lead the way for San Diego Unified School District after signing a four-year contract extension. With it, she has her eyes set on achieving some hefty goals.
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Local nonprofit to provide school supplies to district students
08/16/2018
A local non-profit program called “We Got Your Back Backpack Program” is getting kids ready for school. Students from five district schools, Sherman, Porter, Perkins, Kimbrough and Logan will be
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It's time to get ready to go back to school
08/15/2018
The San Diego Unified School District will open their classroom doors on Monday, August 27th this year and safety on campus is once again a top priority.
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Two district employees nominated for National LifeChanger of the Year Award
07/29/2018
Two San Diego Unified employees, Robbie DePerro and Moises Arellano, have been nominated for the 2018-19 National LifeChanger of the Year award.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Summer Commencement Ceremony to Recognize Class of 2018 Graduates
07/24/2018
Summer Commencement Ceremony to Recognize Class of 2018 Graduates San Diego Unified is proud to congratulate more than 100 high school seniors who worked hard
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Five schools win Garden 2 Cafe Harvest Contest
07/12/2018
Challenger Middle and Kumeyaay, Miramar Ranch, Ocean Beach and Valencia Park elementary schools harvested 251 pounds of produce for their school cafeterias this year to win the Garden to Café Spring Harvest Contest.
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified Board of Education approves Neighborhood School Safety and Repair measure for the fall ballot
07/11/2018
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Unified Board of Education unanimously voted tonight to place the Neighborhood School Safety and Repair measure on the November ballot. The vote was 4-0 with Dr. Michael McQuary absent. The measure would provide $3.5 billion in funding to repair aging
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District celebrates 2018 retirees
07/10/2018
San Diego Unified recently celebrated its 2018 retirees at the annual Retiree Celebration held at the Ed Center.
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AASD recognizes ‘Distinguished Leaders’ for 2017-18
07/06/2018
Administrators from across the district have been honored for their leadership and work ethic by the Administrators Association of San Diego (AASD), the organization that represents many of San Diego Unified's managers, including principals. Honorees for 2017-18 include:
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NEWS RELEASE: Board Considers Budget With Added Funds for School Safety
06/26/2018
The San Diego Unified School District final 2018-19 budget will go before the Board of Education tonight with added funds for school safety, information technology services, and programs for homeless students.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified Graduation Schedule 2018
06/08/2018
San Diego Unified is proud to congratulate more than 6,000 graduating high school seniors this June
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District honors top graduates at ‘Salute to Excellence’
05/31/2018
More than 80 high school seniors graduating in the top of their class were honored at the annual “Salute to Excellence” celebration at Sea World.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Students from Morse High School Automotive Program Help Develop Paint Design for New 2018 Ford Mustang, F150 Truck; Vehicles on Display Friday at Morse
05/24/2018
Students from Morse High School Automotive Program Help Develop Paint Design for New 2018 Ford Mustang, F150 Truck; Vehicles on Display Friday at Morse WHAT: The new 2018 Ford Mustang and F-150 Truck will be on display at Morse High School, featuring a paint design that students from Morse High’s automotive program helped create.
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Point Loma High's Barbara Buchanan named ‘Classified Employee of the Year’
05/23/2018
It was a celebration that had people dancing in the aisles as the district honored the countless contributions of its classified employees at the 2018 Classified Employee of the Year event.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified to Honor 2018 Classified Employees of the Year
05/21/2018
California recognizes the important contributions of classified school employees by naming the third full week of May "Classified School Employee Week" to honor these contributions. Classified
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San Diego Unified recognizes 2018 Teachers of the Year
05/10/2018
Georgeanne Gedney, early childhood special education teacher at Linda Vista Elementary, Sara Dickman, dance teacher at CPMA and Lynsey Littlefield, special education teacher/ASB advisor at
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MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified + San Diego Press Club present: APRIL ED Talks: SDUSD Student Civic Leadership & Engagement
04/18/2018
San Diego journalists are invited to participate in the April Ed Talks, a casual forum hosted by the San Diego Unified School District in collaboration with the San Diego Press Club. The goal is to foster open and civilized conversations about public education.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified School District and the YMCA Initiate Local Partnership at Pacific Beach Middle School
04/17/2018
WHAT: San Diego Unified, Pacific Beach Middle School, and Beach and Bay Family YMCA will come together prior to Pacific Beach Middle School’s Back to School Night to celebrate a growing
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Town Hall Meetings to Discuss San Diego Unified School Board Election Process Begin Tonight
04/11/2018
WHAT: Members of the media are invited to cover meetings being held across San Diego to discuss possible changes to the election process for the San Diego Unified School District Board of
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified’s National Assessment Scores Increase in Reading and Mathematics
04/10/2018
Results from the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), known as the Nation’s Report Card, released today by the U.S. Department of Education show San Diego Unified School
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San Diego Unified’s National Assessment Scores Increase in Reading and Mathematics
04/10/2018
Results from the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), known as the Nation’s Report Card, released today by the U.S. Department
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Saluting dispatchers at San Diego Unified School Police April 8-14
04/09/2018
On duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, dispatchers with San Diego Unified School Police Department play a critical role in keeping our schools safe. During the second week in April,
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Multiple elementary schools recognized under state’s Distinguished Schools Program
04/03/2018
The California Distinguished Schools Program is back after three years – and San Diego Unified schools are showing their star power more than ever.
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified Visual and Performing Arts Department Announces Spotlight Award Winners
03/23/2018
The Visual and Performing Arts Department (VAPA) of the San Diego Unified School District is pleased to announce the winners of the district’s first ever, VAPA Spotlight Awards. These awards
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified Offers Free Lunch and Snacks During Spring Break
03/22/2018
SAN DIEGO (March 22, 2018) – San Diego Unified School District, in partnership with the City of San Diego Parks and Recreation and a local YMCA, is offering lunch and snacks at no cost to students during spring break.
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Madison High students win statewide culinary competition
03/21/2018
With a menu that included ceviche, pork tenderloin stuffed with chorizo and cilantro pistou, and salted caramel cremeux, three Madison High School students cooked their way past 23 other teams to win the 16th annual California ProStart Cup.
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NEWS RELEASE: Serra High School threat investigation concludes with arrest
03/21/2018
San Diego Unified School Police today announced the arrest of a juvenile at Serra High School for allegedly making a threat against the school.
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Opportunity for parents, community to recognize individuals who contribute to Special Education
03/19/2018
The Special Education Above and Beyond Awards presented by the Community Advisory Committee for Special Education is an opportunity for parents, staff and the community to recognize
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Education to Employment program helps students identify career interests, connect with industry professionals
03/19/2018
Would you be drawn to Pay-Doh, building blocks or an odd looking figure made of paper cups, tin foil, paper clips and other random items? Would an empty table with the word “lead” or “mentor” draw you in? As part of the Education to Employment (E2E) program at Kearny High School, students participate in lessons like “Let Them Play,” in which they tour 15 stations like “build,” “lead” or “mentor” and they choose which lessons interest them the most. The idea is that these lessons will ultimately lead students toward a career path most suitable for them.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Kearny High School to Introduce New Facility for Education to Employment (E2E) Career Development Program
03/19/2018
Kearny High School to Introduce New Facility for Education to Employment (E2E) Career Development Program San Diego Unified School District partnerships with the Jacobs Institute for Innovation in Education at the University of San Diego, the San Diego Workforce Partnership, and Booz Allen Hamilton help connect students with career advice and industry professionals.
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District resource teacher appointed to statewide panel for computer science education
03/16/2018
Shirley Miranda, a district resource teacher who previously taught computer science at Morse High School, was recently appointed by State Superintendent Tom Torlakson to the Computer Science
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A message from the Superintendent about students, school safety
03/15/2018
This week, millions of American students took part in peaceful demonstrations against school shootings. I attended one of these demonstrations organized by our high school students. It was
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MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified, San Diego Press Club Present ED Talks-- A new education forum for journalists
03/15/2018
San Diego journalists are invited to participate in the March Ed Talks, a casual forum hosted by the San Diego Unified School District in collaboration with the San Diego Press Club. The goal is to foster
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Students participate in peaceful demonstrations to honor Parkland, Florida shooting victims
03/15/2018
Thousands of students at schools throughout San Diego Unified School District joined students nationwide in stepping out of their classrooms to honor the 17 individuals killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida in February. Students participated in a variety of activities as part of the “Enough! National School Walkout” national movement to take action around gun violence.
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Bird Rock Elementary students changing world, themselves one good deed at a time
03/13/2018
“Be Part of This World and Not Just in It” is the motto that Kristi Nelson’s first-grade students at Bird Rock Elementary practice each and every day. The students have taken part in community outreach efforts that include gathering school supplies for students in Houston after the floods, to gathering clothes for needy children, raising funds for endangered animals and caroling for local businesses and senior centers.
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified VAPA Foundation Announces 2018 Grant Recipients
03/08/2018
SAN DIEGO (March 8, 2018) - Fourteen teachers from the San Diego Unified School District have been awarded a combined $11,000 in grants to pursue artistic projects with their students – in TK through high school - thanks to the new non-profit VAPA Foundation.
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified Police Identify Student Suspected of Making False Threats on Social Media Against Four District Schools
02/24/2018
The San Diego Unified School District police department has identified a student who is suspected of posting false threats against four schools on social media following the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida.
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JumpStart Theatre Program coming to San Diego Unified middle schools
02/02/2018
Middle school students in the San Diego Unified School District may be one step closer to their big break.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified with the Government of Mexico to Offer Bi-National Students New Educational Resources
01/25/2018
WHAT: A delegation from San Diego Unified will visit schools in Mexico as part of its commitment to support bi-national students with a donation of resources aimed at bridging the educational gap for
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Hundreds of San Diego Unified Students to Become Professional Photographers for a Day
01/13/2018
WHAT: As a part of San Diego Unified’s commitment to getting students career and college ready, more than 200 students will have the opportunity to take part in Photo 360, a series of workshops
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified Increases Commitment to Arts Education by Launching Visual and Performing Arts Foundation
11/14/2017
SAN DIEGO (November 14, 2017) – The San Diego Unified School District Board of Education has authorized the Visual and Performing Arts Department (VAPA) to launch a new non-profit foundation
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified Hosts Robotics STEM Lab Aboard USS Midway
10/26/2017
WHAT: The San Diego Unified School District in partnership with the USS Midway and Raytheon have come together to inspire students to aim for careers in the STEM fields.
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified Extends Minimum-Day Schedules at Many School Sites October 25 Due to Anticipated High Temperatures
10/24/2017
The San Diego Unified School District will be implementing minimum-day schedules at many schools tomorrow, October 25, due to anticipated high temperatures, humidity and heat index. Schools on
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified Implements Minimum Day Schedules at Many School Sites October 24 Due to Anticipated High Temperatures
10/23/2017
The San Diego Unified School District will be implementing minimum day schedules at many schools tomorrow, October 24, due to anticipated high temperatures, humidity and heat index. Schools on regular day schedules are expected to operate under our Hot Weather Plan guidelines
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified Increases Commitment to Bilingual Education by Proposing New Dual Language Academy
10/20/2017
SAN DIEGO (October 20, 2017) – On Tuesday, October 24, the San Diego Unified School Board will consider a proposal that would increase the district’s dual language immersion program as a part of
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NEWS RELEASE – San Diego Unified School District Selected as a 2017 San Diego Food System Alliance EMIE Award Winner for “Love Food Not Waste” Program
09/28/2017
San Diego Unified School District has been hailed as a leader in food waste reduction by the San Diego Food System Alliance, winning the UnWasted Food Award for the “Love Food Not Waste” pilot program. The
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School Police honor cancer patients, fellow officers with commemorative markings
09/26/2017
The San Diego Unified School Police Department protects and serves more than 120,000 district students and staff on a daily basis.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Chinese Education Bureau to Visit La Jolla High School to learn about San Diego Unified’s Exemplary Academic Practices
09/25/2017
WHAT: A group of Chinese Dignitaries from San Diego’s Friendship City Huzhou, China will visit La Jolla High School on Tuesday. The visit was requested by the Vice-Mayor of Huzhou to
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MEDIA ADVISORY: University City High School Marks Construction Milestone As Investment In Campus Transformation Continues
09/20/2017
University City High School Marks Construction Milestone As Investment In Campus Transformation Continues WHAT: District leaders and UCHS students will celebrate the official grand opening of recently completed Fabrication and Design program space, new athletic facilities and site improvements with a ribbon cutting ceremony before a varsity home game against Mar Vista. WHEN: Friday, September 22, 6:15 p.m. – Media tours available earlier by request.
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San Diego High’s Jaime Brown named SD County Teacher of the Year
09/18/2017
San Diego High School’s Jaime Brown was named one of five County Teachers of the Year at the 27th Annual Salute to Teachers event hosted by the San Diego County Office of Education and Cox Communications.
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NEWS RELEASE - San Diego Unified School District recognized by American Heart Association for workplace health achievement
09/15/2017
The 2017 results of the American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced earlier this week and San Diego Unified School District achieved Silver level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace.
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NEWS RELEASE - New Report Validates Record Graduation Rate, Hard Work of Teachers and Students
09/06/2017
The San Diego Education Research Alliance (SanDERA) today published a new report that documents rising academic achievement within the San Diego Unified School District, including the highest graduation rates of any big-city district in the state.
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NEWS RELEASE - San Diego Unified condemns decision to rescind Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals 'DACA'
09/05/2017
Today, President Donald Trump acted to remove the protections afforded to thousands of immigrant students under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Celebrate the First Day of School with San Diego Unified
08/24/2017
WHAT: More than 111,000 students in the San Diego Unified School District will head back to school on August 28. Join Supt. Cindy Marten, school board members, school administrators, teachers,
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Wegeforth Elementary Celebrates Going Back-to-School with New Outdoor Classroom
08/24/2017
DETAILS: Wegeforth Elementary is only 1 of 2 schools in San Diego County that won the Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant. With those funds, they have constructed a beautiful garden that will be
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NEWS RELEASE: Morse High School Students Return to School With New Career Skills Thanks to Summer STEM Solar Work Experience
08/21/2017
Morse High School Students Return to School With New Career Skills Thanks to Summer STEM Solar Work Experience; Innovative STEM program gives students the opportunity to practice their leadership skills with a hands-on experience in the green energy sector San Diego, Calif., Aug. 18, 2017 – In collaboration with the Morse High School STEM team, San Diego Unified School District and OpTerra Energy Services developed a five-session summer program for students in the school’s STEM Distinction Program.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified Partners with OpTerra Energy Services To Develop Innovative Summer STEM Solar Program at Morse High School
08/16/2017
WHAT: In collaboration with the Morse High School STEM team, San Diego Unified School District and OpTerra Energy Services developed a five-session summer program for students in the school’s STEM Distinction Program. This innovative, client-based integrated project based learning program
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Free Military Appreciation Event to Help Families, Children Prepare for New School Year
08/09/2017
The San Diego Unified School District serves more than 9,000 military-connected students each year. Many are new to the area and will be entering a new school in San Diego Unified on
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2017/2018 application for free and reduced-price meals now available
07/12/2017
The 2017/2018 application for free and reduced-price meals is now available online for families to complete. Families of students who attend Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) and Provision 2
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified Announces Participation in Annual San Diego LGBT Pride Parade
07/12/2017
SAN DIEGO (July 12, 2017) - The San Diego Unified School District, along with it’s students, teachers and stakeholders, is proud to once again participate in the San Diego Pride parade on July 15.
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NEWS RELEASE: Energy Officials and San Diego Unified Celebrate Zero Net Energy Pilot at Vista Grande Elementary School
07/07/2017
SAN DIEGO (July 7, 2017) – To mark the start of the transformation of the Vista Grande Elementary School’s main building into a zero net energy (ZNE) site, California Energy Commissioner Andrew
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MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified Graduation Schedule 2017
06/12/2017
DETAILS: It's that time of year again - graduation day. High school Commencement ceremonies will be taking place Tuesday, June 13, and Wednesday, June 14. You are invited to cover the public high
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Why San Diego schools has to address its 'very serious' budget deficit
06/09/2017
Superintendent Cindy Marten outlines why balancing the budget and achieving fiscal stability is so important for the district, and why students and parents should be excited about the future in this commentary in the San Diego Union Tribune.
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Foster Elementary fifth-grader wins Bill Howe drawing contest
06/08/2017
Story provided by Bill Howe Plumbing The culmination of our American Heart Association & Bill Howe Sponsored Drawing Contest; Why Bill Howe has a Mission to Give Back to San Diego. When we began Bill Howe Plumbing in San Diego, we had a clear goal to include community service in our mission. We have always believed that if we were to succeed in building Bill Howe into a great company, we had to commit to giving back. San Diego and the many communities from border to border are the places where we play, raise our children, and perform work.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Invitational Mile Run for Elementary Students in Honor of Chelsea King
06/07/2017
WHAT: More than 150 elementary students from 13 San Diego schools are participating in the Chelsea King Invitational Mile. Students in grades 3-6 will compete against others in their grade level
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East Village High student’s artwork to be featured on city bus shelters in June
06/07/2017
Next time you are waiting for the bus in the City of San Diego, take a second look to your left and to your right. The colorful and innovative artwork on the bus shelters are courtesy of East Village High School junior Jon Harper, one of the three grand prize winners of the 14th Annual Laptop Scholarship Contest sponsored by MTS, Coca-Cola Refreshments of San Diego, and the San Diego County Office of Education.
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Scripps Ranch High teacher named ‘Best Local Theatre Teacher’
06/06/2017
Patrick Garcia, theater teacher at Scripps Ranch High School, was named the Best Local Theatre Teacher at the Ben Vereen Awards held recently at the Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego.
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School Police Give Porter Elementary Students a Tour of the Harbor
06/02/2017
Last week, students from Porter Elementary in the San Diego Unified Police Department's "True Blue Buddies" program were treated to a day of adventure and learning down at San Diego Harbor. As
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Eco Squad transforming Challenger Middle one tomato at a time
06/01/2017
At Challenger Middle School in San Diego Unified School District, the inspiring garden team of teachers, students, and cafeteria staff is proving that “learning-as-you-go” can yield truly magnificent results.
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified Announces Selection of New Interim Principal for Lincoln High School
05/30/2017
SAN DIEGO (May 30, 2017) – The San Diego Unified School District will announce at this evening’s general board meeting that Mr. Jose Soto-Ramos has been offered the opportunity to serve as the
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MEDIA ADVISORY: 'Salute To Excellence' to Honor Top One Percent of San Diego Unified High School Grads
05/30/2017
'Salute To Excellence' to Honor Top One Percent of San Diego Unified High School Grads; Outstanding Students in Class of 2017 Honored at Annual Event
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified School District Recognized as 2017 Energy Champion for Achievements in Energy Efficiency
05/30/2017
SAN DIEGO--San Diego Gas & Electric recently presented San Diego Unified School District with a 2017 Energy Champion award for its outstanding results in energy efficiency, sustainability and conservation. San Diego Unified was lauded for its continued commitment to implementing
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San Diego Unified names Classified Employee of the Year, honors others at annual event
05/24/2017
Carolina Iglesias’ primary role at Marston Middle may be enrollment clerk, but her reach extends far beyond enrollment. Her compassion for students and willingness to step in wherever needed are
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MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified To Honor Classified Employees of the Year
05/22/2017
WHAT: California recognizes the important contributions of classified school employees by naming the third full week of May "Classified School Employee Week" to honor these
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NEWS RELEASE: Captain Michael Marquez Named New San Diego School Police Chief
05/17/2017
SAN DIEGO (May 16, 2017) - Captain Michael Marquez, a veteran San Diego School Police Captain, has been named the new San Diego School Police Chief.
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NEWS RELEASE - San Diego Unified Teacher Lay Off Notices Cut In Half
05/12/2017
San Diego Unified Teacher Lay Off Notices Cut In Half; Successful early retirement program paves way for nearly 500 pink-slipped teachers to return to school in the fall
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District honors 2017 Teachers of the Year
05/10/2017
Claudia Sanchez-Guevara, Vanessa Hart and Jean-Paul Balmat are San Diego Unified’s 2017 Teachers of the Year.
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified School District Receives "Women in Business Champions of the Year" Award
05/08/2017
AN DIEGO (May 4, 2017) – The rate of women-owned business enterprises participating in San Diego Unified School District’s capital improvement projects reached new heights as a result of a
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NEWS RELEASE: Spanish Soccer Giant Teams Up with Local School District
05/08/2017
SAN DIEGO (May 4, 2017) - FC Barcelona, through its FCBEscola Program, has partnered with the San Diego Unified School District to bring the first ever “FCBEscola” Soccer Academy to San Diego. Serving
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Early draft LCAP available for review, input
05/04/2017
The earliest version of the upcoming year's LCAP is available during May for review and input.
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NEWS RELEASE: 13 San Diego Unified High Schools Named Best in The Nation
05/04/2017
SAN DIEGO (May 4, 2017) – The San Diego Unified School District is proud to announce that 13 district high schools have earned a spot on the 2017 U.S. News and World Report’s list of “Best High Schools in America.”
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified’s Board of Education to Consider Endorsing Proposed Senate Bill 30
04/25/2017
SAN DIEGO (April 24, 2017) - On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, the San Diego Unified School District’s board members will consider endorsing California State Senator Ricardo Lara’s proposed Senate Bill 30
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified’s Superintendent Heads to State Capitol
04/20/2017
SAN DIEGO (April 20, 2017) – San Diego Unified School District Superintendent Cindy Marten will travel to Sacramento this morning to meet with state leaders on education funding. California is
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In the News: Tests show no lead concerns in water at 15 schools
04/14/2017
The latest round of water tests found no high levels of lead at 15 campuses in the San Diego Unified School District. The City of San Diego, the district’s water-supplier, is testing all schools in San Diego Unified at the district’s request under a new state program. The testing process is in the early stages. Read more in the San Diego Union-Tribune
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Important facts about the district graduation rate
04/13/2017
We deeply appreciate the trust parents place in San Diego Unified. Our commitment to families, in return, is that all students will leave our schools ready to attend college, start a career and fully
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San Diego Unified donates 7,000 pounds of food for community hunger relief efforts
04/11/2017
San Diego Unified’s Food and Nutrition Services has been piloting a new program, Love Food Not Waste, that allows leftover food from the school meal program to be diverted from the landfill to
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified Achieves Highest Graduation Rate Among Large California Districts
04/11/2017
AN DIEGO – Today, the State of California released the official graduation rate data for the Class of 2016, and San Diego Unified ranked first among the top 5 largest districts – ahead of Los Angeles,
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MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified Launches New Food Recovery Program; Donating 7,000 Pounds of Food for Community Hunger Relief Efforts
04/07/2017
WHAT: Just in time for Earth Month, San Diego Unified is announcing the Love Food Not Waste San Diego Unified School District food recovery and rescue program. This pilot program offers an avenue
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MEDIA ADVISORY: More than 100 San Diego Youth to Play at Copley Symphony Hall San Diego Unified Students Present High School Honors Concert
04/06/2017
WHAT: Student musicians from 12 San Diego Unified School District high schools will perform at the Jacobs Music Center Symphony Hall. Students will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play on the San Diego Symphony stage.
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School police officers expand knowledge of restorative practices
04/04/2017
Article courtesy of the Mid-City Community Advocacy Network From March 27 to 29, 10 San Diego Unified School District police officers gathered to learn about restorative justice techniques and how to refer cases to the City Heights Restorative Community Conferencing Pilot Program. Restorative justice is focused on bringing youth responsible for committing a crime and those harmed by their actions together to agree on how to repair it. It is a tool for school police balancing keeping order at a school with helping guide young people’s development.
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NEWS RELEASE: Testing for lead in water at San Diego Unified schools started today; Testing to be completed by mid-June
04/04/2017
SAN DIEGO, CA – The City of San Diego began testing water for lead today at schools in San Diego Unified School District. It is anticipated that the water testing at district schools, and charter schools operating on district property, will be completed by mid-June. The testing is made possible by a
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April Harvest of the Month: Minneola Tangelos
04/03/2017
Fresh from Wolff Ranch in Pala, Minneola tangelos are available on cafeteria salad bars throughout the San Diego Unified School District every Wednesday in April.
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Important facts, materials relating to Emerson-Bandini water testing
03/30/2017
An NBC 7 report on March 30 contained multiple inaccuracies regarding the district’s work to provide clean, safe drinking water at all of its school sites. Therefore, in order to directly provide the most accurate and up-to-date information to the students, parents and the community we serve, moving forward the district will be updating its website on a regular basis to share the facts in this matter.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified’s ULTIMATE Spring Break FUN guide
03/30/2017
WHAT: Media is invited to visit the City Heights Recreation center for information on fun and free resources provided by The San Diego Unified School District that parents can take advantage of this
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Lindbergh Schweitzer's garden blooms thanks to teamwork
03/30/2017
Story courtesy of Food Corp's "Garden Spotlight" Imagine that you are strolling through an elementary school campus on a sunny spring day in San Diego. You turn a corner and happen upon a bountiful garden full of raised garden beds. After pausing to marvel at the kale, arugula, radishes, chamomile, flowers, cucumbers, sunflowers, lettuce, chard, and corn, you continue on through the campus.
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De Portola's Weiner named 'Inspirational Teacher of the Month'
03/29/2017
Sheila Weiner's students at De Portola Middle School in Tierrasanta say she is great because she does things out of the ordinary. NBC 7's Rory Devine presented her with the Inspirational Teacher of the Month award in front of her class and peers.
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District scores above average on new state accountability system
03/15/2017
California launched its new accountability system and San Diego Unified scores are above average on four of the five indicators reported in this early stage of implementation. The district achieved the “green” level, which is the second highest level and the state target, on four of the five indicators - Suspension rate, Graduation rate, English language arts, and Mathematics. On the fifth indicator, English learner progress, the district mark was “yellow” or median performance.
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NEWS RELEASE - State Launches New Accountability System; San Diego Unified Scores Above Average
03/15/2017
SAN DIEGO – California today launched its new state accountability and continuous improvement system that provides a wealth of new information regarding performance to parents and educators
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MEDIA ADVISORY: “Dream Big & Spring Forward” into Arts Education Month with Student Showcases All Month Long
03/11/2017
San Diego Unified is celebrating arts education with dozens of student produced events that encourage students to create, innovate, and inspire others to embrace diversity and dream big.
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San Diego Unified Students Take Part in First-Ever San Diego Pride LGBTQ+ Youth Art Show
03/09/2017
Students from five San Diego Unified School District Middle and High Schools are taking part in the first of its kind LGBTQ+ youth art show Saturday, March 11th. Organized by San Diego LGBT Pride, in partner with Art of Pride and The Trevor Project, San Diego Pride will be hosting the LGBTQ+ youth art show at their main office this weekend.
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Lincoln, La Jolla sports teams win CIF championship titles
03/06/2017
Six San Diego Unified sports teams competed this past weekend for CIF championships in soccer and basketball. Three teams walked away with titles; three fell just a few points short. Champions Girls Basketball Division III Lincoln High School 59, Santana 25 http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sports/high-school-preps/sd-sp-preps... Girls Soccer Division II
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Clairemont High senior wins state wrestling championship
03/05/2017
From the San Diego Union Tribune Clairemont senior is state wrestling champ Clairemont High’s Stephanie Maldonado learned a valuable lesson in 2016 when she had to battle back through numerous rounds before finishing fourth in the girls state wrestling championships in Visalia: It’s not good to lose early. So Maldonado went one better this weekend — she didn’t lose at all.
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Crawford High Boys Cross Country team excels on and off course
03/03/2017
The Crawford High School Cross Country team’s success in sport was noteworthy this season, but it was their citizenship and sportsmanship that drew the attention of the San Diego CIF office, which recognized the team with the “Victory with Honor” Award. They are the only San Diego County team to receive the award for sports played in fall 2016.
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600 graduating seniors selected to receive free tuition, books at SD Community Colleges
03/02/2017
Six-hundred graduating high school seniors are being notified they will receive free tuition and books beginning the fall of 2017 at a San Diego Community College (SDCCD) campus through the San Diego Promise. The San Diego Promise pays for enrollment fees and books that are not covered by financial aid. In exchange, San Diego Promise participants must to take part in orientation services and map out an education plan, be enrolled in at least 12 units for both fall and spring, provide at least eight hours of community service, and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0.
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District statement on rights of transgender students
03/01/2017
Last week, the Department of Education and Department of Justice rescinded the federal guidance they released less than a year ago that instructed schools across the country on how to create welcoming, safe, and supportive school environments for transgender and gender nonconforming students.
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Encanto Elementary students learn to reduce, reuse and recycle
03/01/2017
Picture this. An outdoor garden living room made from repurposed furniture. A bin full of rich compost made from school salad bar scraps. Strikingly beautiful garden murals painted onto recycled wood slabs. Bird feeders made from cardboard toilet paper rolls, peanut butter, and birdseed. Germination kits made from plastic lunch containers. Bins of empty cans and bottles ready to be recycled. Labeled buckets waiting near the cafeteria tables, ready to collect food, milk and packaging waste during lunchtime.
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NEWS RELEASE - San Diego Unified School Board Balances Budget with No Increases in Class Size
02/28/2017
Approves early retirements, other strategies to reduce layoffs; Unanimous vote protects long-term fiscal health of district’s schools
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Hundreds gather to explore the possibilities at UC San Diego
02/24/2017
College, even UCSD, is within reach for all students That was the message conveyed to more than 500 students and parents who gathered recently to learn about UC San Diego as a college option at an “Evening with UCSD.” Attendees were greeted by UCSD staff and students as they entered the auditorium. UCSD’s Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Juan Gonzalez opened the program, followed by other UCSD representatives who spoke about the admissions process, applying for financial aid and the career services available.
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Just the Facts: District Graduation Measures
02/24/2017
In May of last year, the San Diego Unified School District reported 92 percent of its students from the Class of 2016 were on track to graduate. The number was significant for three main reasons:
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JROTC Holiday Food Drive nets nearly 40,000 pounds of food
02/22/2017
On their own, each of the district’s 13 JROTC units gathered thousands of pounds of nonperishable food items for donation. Together, they amassed close to 40,000 pounds of food - 38,208 to be exact - as part of the JROTC annual holiday food drive. The drive is part of the JROTC Service Learning Project to support the city in collecting food during the holiday season.
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Lincoln High dedicates new courtroom facility for mock trials, criminal justice classes
02/14/2017
Students, staff, and respected professionals from the legal field recently came together to celebrate the opening of a new courtroom facility at Lincoln High School. Built with the help of a generous donation from Sony Electronics Inc., the courtroom will be used by Lincoln’s Mock Trial Team and for criminal justice classes as well as the SAY San Diego Teen Court diversion program.
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Changes to Special Education focus on better quality instruction, serving more students across district
02/13/2017
In order to ensure that students have access to quality instruction, opportunities for peer interaction and social development, and are able to engage as a member of a robust classroom community, the district has announced that some elementary school and K-8 moderate-severe classrooms will be combined into neighborhood cluster classrooms beginning with the 2017-2018 school year.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Lincoln High School to Dedicate New Courtroom for Use by Mock Trial Team, Teen Court, Criminal Justice Classes
02/09/2017
Media Advisory from the San Diego Unified School District, Feb. 9, 2017 Lincoln High School to Dedicate New Courtroom for Use by Mock Trial Team, Teen Court, Criminal Justice Classes
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Golden nugget tangerines on school salad bars each Wednesday this month
02/07/2017
Students (and school staff!) across the district can enjoy golden nugget tangerines on their school salad bars every Wednesday this month. Golden nugget tangerines are easy to peel, golden in color and have a bumpy texture. These sweet citrus come to us from Rockwood Ranch at Rancho Guejito in Escondido. Rancho Guejito has been farmed on since 1845 making the farm older than the state of California.
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Application deadline for free community college approaching
02/06/2017
The deadline to apply for free tuition for graduates of the San Diego School District through the San Diego Community College District’s (SDCCD) San Diego Promise program is fast approaching. Applications for the program that pays for enrollment fees and books not covered by financial aid are being accepted through Feb. 10 at www.sandiegounified.org/promise.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified School District Announces Major Construction Projects for 2017
02/06/2017
Media Advisory from the San Diego Unified School District, Feb. 6, 2017 San Diego Unified School District Announces Major Construction Projects for 2017
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Students receive free mobile devices, wireless service through Sprint’s 1Million Project
02/03/2017
Photo and story courtesy of the San Diego Union Tribune Keneshia Johnson is among 250 students at Crawford High School to get a free mobile hotspot device and wireless Internet access under a pilot project that took effect Thursday. It’s a big deal for the 17-year-old on a couple of fronts: It allows her to use her school-issued laptop at home for homework and even to surf YouTube at Netflix, and it will give her more time to sleep in the mornings.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego High School Students to Receive Free Mobile Devices and Wireless Service through Sprint’s 1Million Project
02/02/2017
Media Advisory from the San Diego Unified School District, Feb. 2, 2017 San Diego High School Students to Receive Free Mobile Devices and Wireless Service through Sprint’s 1Million Project
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Three district staff nominated for 2016-2017 LifeChanger of the Year Award
02/02/2017
Amy Denney from Point Loma High School and Terese Cowell and Irene Esper from Spreckels Elementary School have been nominated for a 2016–2017 LifeChanger of the Year Award. National Life Group’s LifeChanger of the Year is a nationwide program that annually recognizes individuals who make a positive difference in the lives of K–12 students.
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Point Loma High student’s summer trip to China captured in 30-minute documentary
01/31/2017
After traveling to China as an observer for a Chinese bridge competition, Point Loma High junior Kassia Love’s passion toward China only grew stronger. In her speech at the bridge competition, Kassia said, "I want to learn Chinese, make Chinese friends, and realize my Chinese dream!"
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Baker Elementary to reveal mural featuring Americans and others of influence
01/31/2017
Media Advisory from the San Diego Unified School District, Jan. 30, 2017 Baker Elementary to reveal mural featuring Americans and others of influence
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Lincoln High senior passes 1,000 points for career
01/30/2017
Photo and story courtesy of the San Diego Union Tribune (photo: Nelvin Cepeda)
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