Sky's the limit for San Diego students in "Girls Take Flight" program

Posted: Wednesday, January 16th 2019

San Diego's newest commercial drone pilots are ambitious, young, and changing the face of a historically male-dominated field. On January 11th, nine female students from Crawford, Hoover and Morse high schools graduated from "Girls Take Flight," a 32-week training and internship program managed by the Elementary Institute of Science. Seven of these girls also earned their FAA certification, meaning they are now qualified to operate certain drone aircraft for commercial use.

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Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Recounts Personal Experiences, Encourages Students to Vote in Visit to Morse High

Posted: Friday, September 21st 2018

Congressman John Lewis urged a gym full of Morse High School students on Friday to vote, letting a generation largely unfamiliar with his sacrifices know he was beaten bloody while fighting for their right.

“Never give up. Never give in,” Lewis said to the students. “Get registered and vote, and we must vote like we’ve never ever voted before. People gave their lives for it. Only thing I gave, I gave a little blood.”

Read more in the San Diego Union Tribune.

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Zamorano Elementary celebrates ‘Wellness Week’ with daily activities

Posted: Wednesday, June 6th 2018

Article courtesy of SDSU graduate student Russell Donaldson, who is working with Nursing & Wellness on Wellness efforts

After years of incremental changes toward healthier practices on campus, Zamorano Fine Arts Academy has found a way to coordinate their efforts into a new week-long event called “Wellness Week.” 

Guided by Principal Derek Murchison and school psychologist intern Courtney Meiers, every day of “Wellness Week” introduced a new health-related theme, each with corresponding activities and discussions for students, families and staff.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Students from Morse High School Automotive Program Help Develop Paint Design for New 2018 Ford Mustang, F150 Truck; Vehicles on Display Friday at Morse

Posted: Thursday, May 24th 2018

Students from Morse High School Automotive Program Help Develop Paint Design for New 2018 Ford Mustang, F150 Truck; Vehicles on Display Friday at Morse                    

WHAT: The new 2018 Ford Mustang and F-150 Truck will be on display at Morse High School, featuring a paint design that students from Morse High’s automotive program helped create.

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Zamorano Elementary student artwork on display in Skyline

Posted: Thursday, November 16th 2017

Zamorano Fine Arts Academy students like to make a mark on the world around them.

They've already claimed their own campus through vibrant and visually stunning murals which adorn many of the school's walls and common areas. Now, they're bringing their artistic flair to the Skyline Hills Library in southeastern San Diego.

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Zamorano fourth graders receive big surprise at recent Padres game

Posted: Monday, June 5th 2017

They didn't know it yet, but the Zamorano Elementary fourth graders making their way to Petco Park were in for quite a surprise. 

The four students and their families were heading downtown to a recent Padres game after being selected to take part in a special on-field ceremony. Before the game, the kids and their school's principal, Derek Murchison, were brought out on the field, joining Padres star player Wil Myers in front of the cheering crowd. 

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Students explore photography profession at Photo 360

Posted: Thursday, January 12th 2017

More than 150 photography students from Morse, Mira Mesa, Lincoln, SCPA, Twain, Serra, La Jolla, Point Loma and Patrick Henry high schools got the chance to experience multiple aspects of the photography profession from professors at San Diego City College at the first Photo 360. Each student had a DSLR digital camera and rotated through four professional photo studio workshops during the day, which included photographing professional fashion models and learning about current photographic techniques as well as traditional film and darkroom processing methods.

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Pacific View Leadership Elementary officially unveiled

Posted: Wednesday, October 26th 2016

Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez, Superintendent Cindy Marten, Board Trustee Sharon Whitehurst-Payne, Principal Silvia Martinez, students and staff gathered recently for the ceremonial unveiling of the new name for the former Lee Elementary School - Pacific View Elementary School. 

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