NEWS RELEASE: Franklin Elementary Celebrates 90th Anniversary Ahead of Major Renovation

Posted: Saturday, April 6th 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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Lacrosse expansion bringing new opportunity to students in every neighborhood

Posted: Thursday, March 7th 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 will be facing off in a sport that many adults still do not know, playing for teams that did not even exist a few years ago, on the path to potential scholarships that could one day help them become the first in their families to attend college. These possibilities are some of the reasons that lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in San Diego Unified schools.

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Science brought to life in new City Heights student center

Posted: Tuesday, October 9th 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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Edison, Kimbrough and Rowan named three of nation’s healthiest schools

Posted: Friday, September 21st 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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SDUSD Stories: The Central Elementary Camping Experience

Posted: Friday, June 30th 2017


This week, third grade students from Central Elementary School traded the noise and bustle of City Heights for the clear, open skies of Stelzer County Park, as they headed out to Lakeside for their school’s annual camping trip.

For most of the students, it was the first time they have ever been camping – or even seen a wide open natural space.

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SDUSD Stories - Hoover Seniors Pay a Visit to Elementary Students

Posted: Friday, June 9th 2017


This morning, graduating seniors from Hoover High spent a few minutes with the kids who one day will be following in their footsteps. As part of the "Senior Walk," over 40 graduating Hoover students paid a visit to Rosa Parks, Central, Cherokee Point, and Hamilton elementary schools, all of which are "feeder" schools for Hoover.

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District nurse named to Kaiser’s Thriving Schools Honor Roll

Posted: Tuesday, January 3rd 2017


Entry courtesy of Kaiser Permanente

Every day in our schools there are ordinary people doing extraordinary work to build a healthier future for the students, staff and teachers. These are the folks, who when faced with obstacles, look beyond them and see possibilities. They are collaborators, caregivers, coaches, instructors, advocates and all-around superstars.

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