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NEWS RELEASE: Two High Schools Celebrate Major Construction Milestones
06/08/2022
As a new classroom and library building is complete at one San Diego Unified School District high school, a new performing arts center and student services facility is beginning at another...
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified and City Leaders Join Marston Middle School Students in Groundbreaking Ceremony
06/02/2022
A “greener” chapter is on the horizon for Marston Middle School students. Students joined San Diego Unified and City of San Diego leaders Thursday to mark the start of their campus modernization that will transform the Marston Middle campus in Clairemont.
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified Leaders, Kensington Community Join Franklin Elementary Students in Kicking Off Campus Modernization
05/26/2022
A Kensington landmark is getting a major renovation. On Thursday, Franklin Elementary STEAM Magnet School students, alumni, community members, and San Diego Unified School District representatives grabbed shovels to pose in front of a makeshift dirt mound, as part of the district’s traditional groundbreaking celebration.
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NEWS RELEASE - La Jolla Elementary Students Celebrate School Construction Milestone
05/13/2022
A new classroom facility is one “beam” closer to completion at La Jolla Elementary School. Students were joined by Board of Education President Dr. Sharon Whitehurst-Payne, La Jolla Elementary Principal Stephanie Hasselbrink, school staff, and construction crews Friday to sign one of the final steel beams for their upcoming classroom and student services facility. Moments after signing, the group watched as it was hoisted into place.
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NEWS RELEASE: Restoring San Diego High School: Major Modernizations Underway at Historic Campus
05/03/2022
San Diego’s oldest high school is getting a makeover. San Diego High School will undergo major renovations with a Whole Site Modernization project that will transform the campus frontage on Park Boulevard, expand the central campus quad, and renovate classrooms and student support spaces. “We are thrilled to see these improvements come to fruition on our campus,” said Francisca Del Carmen, San Diego High School Principal. “We have 140 years of history at this site, now we get to make another hundred in the high quality facilities our students deserve.”
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Students Receive Refillable Water Bottles from the Rob Machado Foundation and the SD Loyal Club
NEWS RELEASE: Community Partners Join San Diego Unified Clean Water Effort with Water Bottle Giveaway at Cesar Chavez Elementary School
04/26/2022
As the San Diego Unified School District’s clean water partnership continues to expand, the Rob Machado Foundation today announced a fundraising effort to acquire a reusable water bottle for each student in the district. The San Diego Loyal Soccer Club surprised Chavez Elementary School students with refillable water bottles as part of the first donation for the Rob Machado Foundation’s efforts.
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Hydration Station at Mission Bay High School
MEDIA ADVISORY: Rob Machado Foundation, San Diego Loyal Soccer Club to Join San Diego Unified, CALPIRG in Water Bottle Giveaway
04/25/2022
San Diego Unified will join the Rob Machado Foundation, the San Diego Loyal Soccer Club, and CALPIRG to provide an update on the district’s clean drinking water initiative. ​ During the press conference, the Rob Machado Foundation will announce a fundraising drive to provide reusable water bottles for San Diego Unified students and the Loyal Soccer Club will donate the first round to Chavez Elementary School students for use at the school’s newly installed filtered hydration stations.
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University City High Schools Take First Celebratory Lap at the Standley Aquatics Center
News Release - Diving into Spring: San Diego Unified Celebrates University City’s New Joint-Use Pool
04/07/2022
Grab your sunscreen and swim caps, as a new joint-use pool is now complete in the University City neighborhood. San Diego Unified School District and the City of San Diego celebrated the opening of a joint-use pool near Standley Middle School on Thursday. A highly anticipated project for the community and nearby schools, the expanded aquatic center includes a new pool and pool amenities building, an outdoor pavilion for school and community gatherings, and a walking and running path.
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Drone Aerial of Completed Joint-Use Pool at Standley Middle School
MEDIA ADVISORY: Diving into Spring: District and City Leaders to Join University City High Students, Community to Celebrate New Joint-Use Pool at Standley Middle School
04/05/2022
San Diego Unified Board of Education Vice President Sabrina Bazzo will join City Councilmember Joe LaCava, University City High School (UCHS) swim students, and the community to celebrate the grand opening of a new joint-use pool at Standley Middle School.
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MEDIA ADVISORY - Rolando Park Elementary Students, Community to Celebrate Grand Opening of Highly Anticipated Joint-Use Fields
12/16/2021
San Diego Unified School District Board of Education Vice President Dr. Sharon Whitehurst-Payne and Interim Superintendent Dr. Lamont Jackson will join former San Diego City Councilmember Marti Emerald, students, staff and the community in celebrating the opening of two joint-use fields that will bring much needed park space to the growing neighborhood of Rolando Park.
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified Celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Unveils New School Name at Canyon Hills High School
10/11/2021
On Monday, students joined district and community leaders at the newly renamed Canyon Hills High School, translated into Mat Kwatup KunKun in native Kumeyaay, to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a now federally observed holiday that commemorates Native American history and cultures.
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NEWS RELEASE: City Council Preserves San Diego High School, Starts Another 100 Years of History
10/05/2021
SAN DIEGO - It is history in the making as the San Diego City Council voted today to preserve San Diego High School by approving a new long-term lease with San Diego Unified.
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Your Voice Counts: Help Name New Elementary School in Mission Valley!
09/16/2021
As construction on a new elementary school in Mission Valley quickly progresses, the San Diego Unified School Names Committee has launched a community input process to select a name for the new elementary school.
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WATCH: A 3D Flythrough of San Diego High’s Upcoming Improvements
09/02/2021
A modern chapter is on the horizon for one of San Diego’s most historic high schools. San Diego High School ’s Whole Site Modernization project is anticipated to begin this fall, bringing campus wide improvements and renovations to four classroom buildings, outdoor sports facilities, the student quad and support spaces.
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NEWS RELEASE: District, Students, City Leaders Dedicate Field Posthumously Named After African-American Educators
08/09/2021
Nearly eight decades after Pacific Beach Middle School (PBMS) saw its first African-American educator, students joined community, district and city leaders Thursday to dedicate the joint-use field and community park to him and his wife. New signage now displays “The Fannie and William Payne Joint-Use Field and Community Park,” a symbol of the adversity the Paynes overcame in the 1940s.
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Fannie and William Payne
MEDIA ADVISORY: District and City Leaders to Join Students, Community Members in Dedicating Field Posthumously Named After African-American Educators
08/03/2021
San Diego Unified Board of Education President Richard Barrera will join City of San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria in dedicating the Pacific Beach Middle Joint-Use Field after Fannie and William Payne, African-American educators who overcame adversity in the 1940s. Students and community representatives who advocated for the “Fannie and William Payne Joint-Use Field and Community Park” will also speak.
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La Jolla Elementary School New Classroom Building Rendering
New Classrooms, Joint-Use Improvements Reach Milestones in San Diego Coastal Communities
05/20/2021
SAN DIEGO - Preparations are underway to add state-of-the art facilities and other campus wide improvements at three schools in La Jolla and University City. At La Jolla Elementary School (LJES), construction crews have started demolishing dated portables and installing temporary student classrooms at the school’s upper field to make way for a modern new classroom building.
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San Diego Unified Wins State Award for Inclusion of Small, Diverse Businesses in Construction
05/06/2021
San Diego Unified School District has gained statewide recognition for its inclusion of small and disabled veteran businesses in its bond-funded construction projects, winning the California Department of General Services’ (DGS) “Reciprocity Partner of the Year Award” on April 27.
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Lindbergh Schweitzer Student Watches Hoisting of Final Steel Beam
Colina Del Sol, Clairemont Mesa East Neighborhoods See Milestones in Campus, Community Transformations
04/20/2021
SAN DIEGO - New classroom and student services facilities in two very diverse neighborhoods of San Diego are coming together, with students and staff at three campuses celebrating construction milestones. Travel to Clairemont Mesa East and Colina Del Sol, and you will see Lindbergh-Schweitzer Elementary School, John Muir Language Academy, and Crawford High School all under construction.
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Crawford High Colts to Celebrate Final Steel Beam for New Classroom and Performing Arts Facility
03/24/2021
Just a few short weeks before students return to in-person learning, the final steel beam for Crawford High School’s new three-story classroom, student services, and performing arts building will be hoisted into place. Before it is hoisted into place, staff, students, and alumni will take turns in signing the beam. All activity will be socially distanced.
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Mason Elementary Students Using Desks with Barriers
San Diego Unified to Hold Media Tour to Discuss Preparations for School Reopening, Parent Survey
03/11/2021
​One month before schools are set to reopen and welcome back students to the classroom, Board of Education President Richard Barrera and Senator Toni Atkins will participate in a socially distanced walk- through tour of the newly rebuilt Hoover High School.
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An Aerial View of the New Wilson Middle Campus
Bond Projects Bring More Milestones, Transformations to City Heights
02/18/2021
Modern times call for modern buildings. What were once aging facilities in City Heights are now completely rebuilt, revamped, and recognizable landmarks.
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Drone Still of the Final Steel Beam at PBMS
Steel Beam Inscribed with Mandarin Messages of Hope Marks Milestone for Pacific Beach Middle School
01/21/2021
While Pacific Beach Middle School staff and students are teaching and learning online, construction milestones are being reached on their new state-of-the-art classroom building. The final steel beam was hoisted into place in late October on the new two-story classroom facility, which will include 26 classrooms with modern technology and designated collaborative spaces.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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