'Day of Compassion' honors principal, students, school police

Posted: Thursday, June 16th 2016

Cherokee Point Elementary Principal Godwin Higa, students Maya Bentley and Zoey Serebriany, along with Chief Rueben Littlejohn and Officer John Serrano of the San Diego Unified School District Police Department, were honored at the fourth annual Day of Compassion.

The event, which featured a performance from the Hoover High School Jazz Band and Chamber Orchestra, brought community members together to promote, teach and demonstrate compassion.

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City Heights celebrates construction of new science education center

Posted: Tuesday, June 7th 2016

Superintendent Cindy Marten and Board Vice President Richard Barrera joined hundreds of City Heights residents and other dignitaries at a community “Construction Party” last Saturday to celebrate the construction of the new Living Lab, an education science center in City Heights. The Living Lab is a joint venture between San Diego Unified School District and Ocean Discovery Institute (ODI) of San Diego. The lab will be an educational facility where students are able explore different fields of science, as well as define their college and career aspirations.

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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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Central Elementary parents salute Superintendent for wellness efforts

Posted: Thursday, May 26th 2016

Parents at Central Elementary School have saluted Superintendent Cindy Marten for her role in creating the school's wellness efforts while she was principal of the City Heights campus.

The establishment of the school's Central Elementary Wellness Council in 2011 was the start of an effort to improve the health of the students and community in all of the Hoover High School cluster — elementary and middle schools that feed students to Hoover High School — and the City Heights community.

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Ford dealers' scholarships go to Class of '16 students

Posted: Tuesday, May 3rd 2016

San Diego County Ford dealers gave $1,000 scholarships to 27 San Diego Unified students from 11 schools as part of their annual Salute to Education Scholarships program.

Graduating seniors from Crawford, Hoover, La Jolla, Madison, Morse, Mission Bay, Patrick Henry, Point Loma, San Diego High, Scripps Ranch and University City high schools received the scholarships for their upcoming work at a college or university, part of a program that gives out 150 scholarships to San Diego County high school seniors every year.

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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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After 65 years, Hoover High alum gets diploma

Posted: Wednesday, April 6th 2016

Jack Billings left Hoover HIgh in 1951 to join the Air Force, before completing his studies. After 65 years, he's received his diploma.

Billings, now 83, had completed the work to receive his high school diploma while in the Air Force, but never received the diploma. After contacting Jeremy Martin, Hoover's vice principal, he now has it in his home in Central Heights, Ala.

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