Special education students are the biggest stars in schools’ annual Unity Games

Posted: Friday, February 8th 2019

The Point Loma High gymnasium was packed this past Wednesday, and it felt like the entire community was ready to celebrate one of the most anticipated basketball games of the year. Not far away at Clairemont High School, an identical scene was playing out.

Hundreds of students, school staff and family members filled the bleachers. The announcer took the microphone, not sure if his voice would carry over the electric din of the crowd. Then, to the excited applause of fans and the cheer squad, the players took the court.

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Lindbergh Schweitzer's garden blooms thanks to teamwork

Posted: Thursday, March 30th 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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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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Learning about nature, water conservation at Clairemont High

Posted: Tuesday, March 15th 2016

Sustainable gardening is on the lesson plan for Clairemont High School and teachers Sean Stevenson and Laura Berlin, as they are partnering with Morgan Bailey, a Clairemont High alum with ECOLIFE Conservation, to build and operate an aquponics garden.

The biology, environmental sciences, chemistry, physics, business and health-sciences students will learn how an aquaponics garden creates its own ecosystem, where fish and plants coexist and thrive.

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Flowers and friendship bloom at Field Elementary

Posted: Monday, March 7th 2016

The youngest students at Field Elementary School are finding friendship through the school's garden.

Every Thursday, students in grades Transitional Kindergarten through Second meet for an hour after school, making friends and tending the school's garden. Under the guidance of teachers Ann Boisvert and Maritza Ramirez, the students in the Field Friendship and Garden Club learn how to tell weeds from flowers, how to plant and water, and how to keep the garden looking healthy.

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Student-athletes shine as they head toward university life

Posted: Thursday, March 3rd 2016

The first official step on the road to a university education was taken by 30 student-athletes as they signed letters-of-intent with colleges and universities around the nation in a ceremony at the San Diego Hall of Champions.

The first day that high school athletes in fall sports can sign the NCAA Letter of Intent was Feb. 3 and student-athletes in sports that included football, girls soccer, field hockey, boys soccer and softball.

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Clairemont High junior honored by animal-rights group

Posted: Friday, January 8th 2016

IN THE NEWS: PETA2 makes Camryn Thomson a Libby Award winner for activism on Sea World orca issue. The Clairemont High School junior received the honor from the youth division of the international animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

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