NEWS RELEASE- Demolition begins on the Complete Rebuild of Emerson-Bandini Elementary School

Posted: Friday, May 24th 2019

SAN DIEGO - Construction crews began demolition last Monday at Emerson-Bandini Elementary, on what will become an entire site transformation.

The project team spent time planning a new vision for the school site; they gathered input from the community, staff, and parents on how to create a space where students could feel inspired. Crews plan to complete the demolition and begin building by fall of this year.

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San Diego High caps storybook football season with state championship

Posted: Monday, December 17th 2018

As the young men in blue and white swarmed the field and filled the crisp, chilly air with excited shouts of celebration, there was a consensus among the coaches, players, and prep sports media in attendance. "Nobody was predicting this."

San Diego Cavers head coach Charles James said he had big plans for the program when he took over in 2015, but he never imagined he'd be holding a State Championship trophy this past weekend. "I knew we were turning things around. But I didn't imagine a championship, not this soon." 

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Three Morse High alumni make history with football championships

Posted: Thursday, November 29th 2018

It’s a historic year for high school football in San Diego – and for the three coaches leading their teams into regional title games this weekend.

For the first time in history, three San Diego Unified high schools will be vying for a shot at the CIF State Football Championship. Lincoln, Morse, and San Diego High have all advanced to the 2018 SoCal Regional Championship round, after each team earned the title of San Diego section champion in their respective divisions last week.

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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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