Burbank Elementary, fan Jason Mraz featured in White House video

Posted: Wednesday, June 1st 2016


Burbank Elementary and one of its biggest fans, popular singer Jason Mraz, were one of the featured schools in the Turnaround Arts Talent Show, hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House.

The music video featured students from Burbank Elementary singing and dancing alongside Mraz, their artist mentor. This new rendition of “Everyday People” by Sly and the Family Stone produced by Playing For Change makes the case that all children deserve to experience the power of the arts and music in school.

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Construction begins on new McKinley Elementary School Joint-use Park

Posted: Friday, May 13th 2016


Superintendent Cindy Marten, Board Trustee Richard Barrera and the City Councilmember Todd Gloria joined Principal Debra Ganderton, students, parents and community members at the ceremonial groundbreaking for the new McKinley Elementary School Joint-use Park in the North Park Community.  The May 9 event marked the beginning of construction on the new joint-use park that’s an approximately 1.34-acre site at McKinley Elementary School.

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Student-athletes shine as they head toward university life

Posted: Thursday, March 3rd 2016


The first official step on the road to a university education was taken by 30 student-athletes as they signed letters-of-intent with colleges and universities around the nation in a ceremony at the San Diego Hall of Champions.

The first day that high school athletes in fall sports can sign the NCAA Letter of Intent was Feb. 3 and student-athletes in sports that included football, girls soccer, field hockey, boys soccer and softball.

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$3,000 House of Blues Grant Moves Drum Line at San Diego High

Posted: Thursday, October 22nd 2015


New percussion instruments and musical resources will allow more students the chance to participate in San Diego High School's drum line program, thanks to a $3,000 grant from the House of Blues Music Forward Foundation.

The new, quality instruments will help propel them forward since many of the instruments the students are using are around 15 years old — as old as some of the students.

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Grant K-8, San Diego High students to be featured at Cabrillo Festival

Posted: Monday, July 27th 2015


San Diego Unified will be well represented at the 2015 Cabrillo Festival.

Grant K-8 fourth grader Alexis Carey won the annual art contest and San Diego High School of International Studies junior Emese Maklary was named “Miss Cabrillo” and “Spirit of Cabrillo Award” winner for the 2015 Cabrillo Festival.

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