MEDIA ADVISORY: Foster Elementary School Student Named Principal for the Day

Posted: Tuesday, May 28th 2019


WHAT:  Second-grader Jameson Thornton will be Principal for the Day at Foster Elementary School. The winner of this year’s silent auction fundraiser, Jameson will start his day by welcoming students at the front gate as they arrive to school. He will spend the day visiting classrooms and the library/STEM Lab, observing students and teachers work on projects. “Principal” Thornton will also read a book to kindergarten students and give the entire student body a surprise extra 15-minute recess.

WHEN:  Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 7:30 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.

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NEWS RELEASE – Scripps Ranch High School celebrates new facilities, community garden dedicated to memory of beloved student

Posted: Thursday, May 23rd 2019


May 23, 2019 

SAN DIEGO –  Tragedy met inspiration for Scripps Ranch High School (SRHS) and San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) on Wednesday, with the completion of the school’s 15,000-square-foot classroom hall, athletic field renovations, and a new community garden named after a senior who died in a DUI crash more than twenty years ago. 

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NEWS RELEASE: Franklin Elementary Celebrates 90th Anniversary Ahead of Major Renovation

Posted: Saturday, April 6th 2019


The past meets the future as Franklin Elementary School celebrates its cherished long history and prepares to modernize its 90-year-old campus. Having served generations of San Diegans from in and around Kensington and City Heights since 1929, the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Arts & Mathematics) magnet school celebrated its 90th anniversary on Saturday, April 6.

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Science brought to life in new City Heights student center

Posted: Tuesday, October 9th 2018


A 12,000-square-foot science education center opened in City Heights Sunday called the Living Lab.

The center is a partnership between the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) and the Ocean Discovery Institute (ODI).

The Living Lab can be used by the thousands of City Heights students in the area during and after school, SDUSD said.

“Students will come here and see this facility, and they will know when they walk in the door that they can do science and they can be a scientist,” said ODI Executive Director Shara Fisler.

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San Diego High student receives $100,000 scholarship from Beyonce and Jay-Z

Posted: Tuesday, October 2nd 2018


Article courtesy of KUSI. Watch and read more on KUSI.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego (BGCGSD) Club member Issac Guerrero has been named the San Diegan recipient of the $100,000 scholarship program, presented by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter. The scholarship program awards one exceptional senior high school student, with financial needs, 100K to put towards their enrollment in a college or university.

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Johnson Elementary Receives $5K Grant from Barona Band of Mission Indians

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th 2018


The Barona Band of Mission Indians has awarded students and teachers at Henry C. Johnson Elementary School in San Diego a $5,000 Barona Education Grant.

The grant was sponsored by California State Senator Toni Atkins. Barona Tribal Vice Chairman Ray Welch presented the $5,000 check to students and Principal Tracey Jenkins-Martin.  

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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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Edison, Kimbrough and Rowan named three of nation’s healthiest schools

Posted: Friday, September 21st 2018


The Alliance for a Healthier Generation released its list of “America’s Healthiest Schools” and three district schools – Edison, Kimbrough and Rowan – received the Bronze level award for their efforts to encourage students to promote healthy eating and physical activity. The three elementary schools were among a record 461 schools from 26 states that were recognized. 

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Johnson Elementary School to Receive $5,000 Education Grant from Barona Band of Mission Indians; State Senator Toni Atkins Nominated the School for the Opportunity to Apply

Posted: Thursday, September 20th 2018


Johnson Elementary School to Receive $5,000 Education Grant from Barona Band of Mission Indians; State Senator Toni Atkins Nominated the School for the Opportunity to Apply

WHAT: The Barona Band of Mission Indians is awarding a $5,000 education grant to Johnson Elementary Magnet for STEM. Johnson Elementary was nominated by State Senator Toni Atkins to apply for the grant. Only applicants with the endorsement of a State Legislator are eligible to apply. 

WHEN: Monday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 a.m.

WHERE: Johnson Elementary School, 1355 Kelton Rd., 92114

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Congressman John Lewis to visit Morse High School with co-creators of “March: Book One” to discuss their graphic novel

Posted: Thursday, September 20th 2018


Congressman John Lewis to visit Morse High School with co-creators of “March: Book One” to discuss their graphic novel

WHAT: Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell will speak to Morse High students, who have read “March” in history/social studies and art classes. The first book in a trilogy, “March,” offers a vivid first-hand account of the early life of the civil rights icon, John Lewis, including his meeting Martin Luther King. Jr., the start of the Nashville Student Movement, and the non-violent efforts to stop segregation.

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