SCPA, students shine at Ben Vereen Awards

Posted: Monday, June 6th 2016


The San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts, and one of its students, Jazley Genovese, were award winners at the 2016 Ben Vereen Awards, which selects the best of high school musical theater in San Diego county.

Genovese was selected as Best Actress, while SCPA's production of Chicago was the Best School Performance Winner.

Genovese, along with Cameron Chang from the Canyon Crest Academy in the San Dieguito High School District, will advance to the June 27 Jimmy Awards (National High School Musical Theatre Awards) at the Minskoff Theatre in New York City.

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Business group salutes 120 SD Unified Schools

Posted: Thursday, June 2nd 2016


A national business group that identifies top-performing schools has placed 120 of San Diego Unified's schools on its California Honor Roll lists.

The Educational Results Partnership and the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence partners with leaders in the business community in a shared mission to ensure all students are prepared to success in college and career, saluting 1,714 schools in California.

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Miramar Ranch school garden comes back to life

Posted: Tuesday, May 31st 2016


Next to a soccer field in the heart of San Diego's Scripps Ranch neighborhood grows a beautiful garden at Miramar Ranch Elementary School. About two years ago, the garden program began to bud due to the hard work of dedicated parents Jennifer Leader, Eric Morgan, and Mike and Somer Gates. Prior to this, the garden had lay fallow for ten years.

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'Salute to Excellence' honors top Class of '16 grads

Posted: Friday, May 27th 2016


The top one percent of San Diego Unified's Class of 2016—more than 75 students—were honored during the district's 10th annual Salute to Excellence.

Each of the students, including all high school valedictorians, were presented by their school's principal or another administrator and received certificates and medals noting their achievement during the event held at Sea World San Diego. Some of these students are the first in their families to go to college.

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Congressional leaders join San Diego Unified to recruit the next generation of great principals

Posted: Monday, April 11th 2016


Recruiting strong principals for every school has been a key focus for San Diego Unified School Superintendent Cindy Marten, a former principal and classroom teacher. Marten and San Diego Unified are getting some high-level support for their principal recruitment efforts thanks to former School Board member and current member of the House of Representatives, Susan Davis.

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