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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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego students rank first in English among state’s large school systems

Posted: Wednesday, August 24th 2016


San Diego students rank first in English among state's large school systems; New Smarter Balanced test results show strong gains across San Diego Unified

The California Department of Education released the results of the Smarter Balanced tests taken by area students this past spring. Among large, urban districts in the state, San Diego Unified students ranked first in English language arts - an improvement from second last year. San Diego schools ranked second in mathematics behind San Francisco. The state's Smarter Balanced test is given annually to students in grades 3-8 and 11.

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District middle and high school students receive scholarships to attend Sally Ride Science Camp at UC San Diego

Posted: Friday, July 29th 2016


Over the course of three weeks, Sally Ride Science at the University of California San Diego educates more than 400 students in science, technology, engineering, art and math, also known as STEAM, through a variety of hands-on workshops in such topics as the science of earthquakes, space exploration, oceanography, robotics, 3-D modeling, virtual reality and more.

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San Diego Unified Students, Staff and Superintendent Cindy Marten “March” Alongside Congressman John Lewis at Comic-Con

Posted: Tuesday, July 26th 2016


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On Saturday at Comic-Con in downtown San Diego, Rep. John Lewis — an ally of Martin Luther King Jr. who has served 15 terms in Congress — led a march across the crowded exhibition hall. Trooping past Ghostbusters, Wonder Women and Batmen, the 76-year-old Lewis was greeted by applause. His audience Saturday included more than 60 San Diego schoolchildren, plus dozens of teachers and administrators led by Cindy Marten, superintendent of the San Diego Unified School District.

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Students stretching their limits

Posted: Monday, July 25th 2016


Third-grade students from Florence Elementary School, located at First and University Avenues, recently entertained and delighted parents, students, staff and especially their mentors from Assistance League® of Greater San Diego in a culminating performance of ballet and modern dance celebrating the end of the 2015-2016 school year.

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Free Summer Meals for Kids Launches at Downtown Waterfront Park

Posted: Wednesday, July 20th 2016


The County of San Diego, San Diego Unified School District and San Diego Hunger Coalition has teamed up to offer the Waterfront Park as the newest free summer meal site for children 18 years old and younger. More than 125,000 lower-income children in San Diego County depend upon free or reduced-price meals during the school year. When school's out for the summer, the summer meals program takes over to fill the nutrition gap.

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