Blossoming into a sustainable school garden

Posted: Tuesday, November 29th 2016

The school garden at Sherman Elementary School is nothing short of an oasis.  There are butterflies and fruit trees, moist soil and vibrant flowers, and thriving vegetable plants.  This little lot full of blooming life stands distinct among the surrounding limited healthy food options that students must navigate when not at school.

While in the garden, students get to “learn about gardening, eat fresh food, and appreciate the natural environment,” says school garden coordinator Christina Abuelo.

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Fall sports playoff schedule

Posted: Friday, November 18th 2016

School is out so what better way to spend your time than rooting on your fellow high school students playing in the CIF sports playoffs? Two San Diego Unified teams remain in the playoffs - the Madison High School football team and the Point Loma High girls volleyball team. See below for their upcoming games. 

For update-to-date scores and highlights, please visit the San Diego Union Tribune or the CIF San Diego website. 

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Signing Day marks big step for high school athletes

Posted: Friday, November 18th 2016

Fall is an exciting time for many high school senior athletes. Not only are they starting their final year of high school, but many are signing letters of intent to play sports on a scholarship next fall at colleges and universities across the country. Many district athletes that have signed letters of intent to play their sport in college participated in the College Announcement & Signing Party event hosted recently by the San Diego Hall of Champions.

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Horton Elementary students receive backpacks, school supplies

Posted: Monday, October 24th 2016

Students at Horton Elementary recently received backpacks and school supplies, including notebooks, pens, markers and more, thanks to a grant from Ashford University.

The grant was given to the district's Children and Youth in Transition Department, which selected Horton to receive the backpacks and supplies. All students at the school received the back-to-school supplies.

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Grant helps Sequoia Elementary start STEM robotics program

Posted: Thursday, October 20th 2016

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer recently joined students, staff and community members, as well as representatives from Chevron and, to kick off the new STEM robotics program at Sequoia Elementary School in Clairemont.

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Media Advisory - New Name Unveiled for Former Lee Elementary School

Posted: Wednesday, October 19th 2016

Media Advisory from the San Diego Unified School District, Oct. 19, 2016

New Name Unveiled for Former Lee Elementary School 

WHAT:  Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez will join Superintendent Cindy Marten, Board Trustee Sharon Whitehurst-Payne, Principal Silvia Martinez, students and staff for the ceremonial unveiling of the new name for the former Lee Elementary School tomorrow afternoon.   

WHEN: 1:30-2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19

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Knox MS students get moving lesson on forgiveness

Posted: Thursday, October 13th 2016

Azim Khamisa and Ples Felix faced their audience Tuesday, nearly 200 eighth-graders at San Diego’s Knox Middle School. The students bounced in their seats, distracted by friends, minds crammed with equations and historical dates, nervous systems jittery with hormones. “Enough energy in that room to power the Army,” said Felix. Minutes later, that energy found a laser-tight focus: two men united by senseless violence and unbelievable forgiveness.

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Street renamed in honor of Scripps Ranch High

Posted: Thursday, September 22nd 2016

The section of Treena St. in front of Scripps Ranch High School is now known as Falcon Way in honor of the school’s outstanding academic and athletic achievements.

The project was a community effort.

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