Think Big Reading Room opens at Crown Point Junior Music Academy

Posted: Wednesday, October 17th 2018

Through the generosity of Eleni and Wolfgang Gagon Trust, and in association with the San Diego Unified School District, the Carson Scholars Fund (CSF) is pleased to announce the opening of a Think Big Reading Room at Crown Point Junior Music Academy (CPJMA).  The grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony took place this past Tuesday, and the Crown Point kids wasted no time getting comfortable and diving into some of the new books.

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San Diego Unified recognizes 2018 Teachers of the Year

Posted: Thursday, May 10th 2018

Georgeanne Gedney, early childhood special education teacher at Linda Vista Elementary, Sara Dickman, dance teacher at CPMA and Lynsey Littlefield, special education teacher/ASB advisor at Mission Bay High School are San Diego Unified’s 2018 Teachers of the Year.

The three teachers, along with three Teacher of the Year runners-up and more than 50 site teachers of the year, were honored at the annual Day of the Teacher event held at De Portola Middle School. 

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Barnard Elementary chess team brings home the gold

Posted: Friday, December 8th 2017

Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary School’s student chess team continues to collect trophy after trophy at local and national chess competitions. Six students spent Thanksgiving weekend at the American Open Tournament in Costa Mesa, one of the longest running chess tournaments in the USA.

Third grader Daniel M. took first place after winning all five of his games – an impressive clean sweep—in the K – 3rd grade U600 section. Second grader Jaxon W. competed in the K – 12th grade U1200 section and took second place after winning four out of five games.

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Barnard Mandarin Immersion students showcase talents at International Moon Festival

Posted: Thursday, October 5th 2017

In China, the Moon Festival is one of the oldest and most important holidays of the year, a time when family and friends celebrate the autumn harvest together.  Students from Barnard, a Mandarin immersion magnet school in Pacific Beach, showcased their Chinese cultural talents to thousands of people on September 23 at the 2017 Moon Festival in Balboa Park. Third through fifth graders performed a traditional Tibetan dance in bright colorful costumes. First through third graders demonstrated their skills with the ancient Chinese calculator known as the abacus.

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SDUSD Stories: Mission Bay High Valedictorians Emery Reyna and Alex Briski

Posted: Thursday, June 15th 2017

For anyone who's been following the exciting graduation coverage from our schools on social media this week, you'll recognize the theme "Dream Big." You've probably also heard us mention that the Class of 2017 is an exceptional graduating group of young men and women, and that they will be doing BIG things after high school. Well, these grads from Mission Bay High School are making this catchphrase a reality.

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Top Mission Bay grads prep for commencement speeches

Posted: Tuesday, June 14th 2016

Mission Bay High School's top graduates — the school's co-valedictorians and salutatorian — are busy preparing their speeches for graduation day.

“I wanted to make something that everyone could relate to, but not be super bored by,” Kyra Forsyth, the co-validctorian, told the Beach and Bay Press. “Hopefully, they're going to laugh at (it). That was the hardest thing: making something funny so people would stay amused and entertained.”

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State Associate Justice visits PB Middle to salute civics education

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th 2016

California Associate Justice Joan K. Irion visited Pacific Beach Middle School to honor the school's winning a 2016 California Civic Learning Award of Distinction.

Associate Justice Irion, from the Fourth District Court of Appeal, visited the school May 23 and learned about the International Baccalaureate World School’s community service projects and visited with the students.

Pacific Beach Middle was one of just six schools in California selected to receive the Award of Distinction, the second-highest honor for the Civic Learning Awards.

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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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Sessions Elementary salutes military kids on 'Good Morning San Diego'

Posted: Tuesday, April 26th 2016

Sessions Elementary School in Pacific Beach hosted a live camera crew from KUSI-TV's "Good Morning San Diego" in honor of the Month of the Military Child. Many students at the school have parents/guardians in the US Navy, Marine Corps and other branches of the service.

Volunteers from San Diego's military community read to students and the school held a special breakfast for military families during.

"Good Morning San Diego" had live reports from the events.

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Mission Bay High grad, Nobel laureate, meets with today's students

Posted: Friday, April 8th 2016

Years before he won the Nobel Prize for chemistry, Richard Schrock was a Pacific Beach kid with a chemistry set and a surfboard.

“That’s what I was doing at 15,” Schrock said to about 40 Mission Bay High School students Wednesday, as he described a chemistry experiment he conducted in his parents’ Grand Avenue home. “And I was also doing a little surfing.”

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