San Diego in salt dough at Muir K-12

Posted: Friday, November 20th 2015

Salt dough was the medium of choice of third-grade students in Barb Waller's class at Muir K-12 as they learned about the important land forms and landmarks in San Diego, including the Clairemont location of the school.

John Muir School is a magnet school that implements the Paideia teaching philosophy in all grades, K–12. Our mission is to create a community of empowered learners who are productive global citizens. As a dedicated magnet, Muir attracts students from all over the city of San Diego.

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Mt. Everest Academy student awarded national prize for science-calculation app

Posted: Tuesday, October 27th 2015

Sebastian Mellen, a ninth-grade student at Mt. Everest Academy in Clairemont, has been awarded the Marconi/Samueli Award for Innovation for his vision and promise as an innovator who, in the spirit of radio inventor Guglielmo Marconi, demonstrated aptitude and skill in technical and mathematical concepts both with his science fair project and throughout team challenges.

Mellen received a $10,000 grant for "MathSuite: An Innovative Android App that Makes Dreaded Calculations FUN!." The app has been published on the Google Play app store.

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Holmes Elementary third graders win national science competition

Posted: Thursday, July 23rd 2015

The Toshiba/NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) ExploraVision National Contest challenges K-12 students from across the United States and Canada to work in groups to simulate a real research and development team. Student teams choose a technology of today and envision what it could be like 20 years from now.

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