Dailard Elementary garden blooming thanks to parents, partners

Posted: Wednesday, June 22nd 2016

Four years ago, a blacktop lot stood vacant next to Dailard Elementary School in San Carlos. It was at that time when Andrea Loyko, now a first grade teacher, and Gail Broatch, a parent of two students, began to transform the area into a beautiful school garden.

With the help of Transitional Kindergarten parent Diana Bergman, the Parent Teacher Foundation and a large donation of wood chips from the City of San Diego, the garden has grown into a blossoming space for education and enjoyment.

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City renames street to honor Mira Mesa High's 40th year

Posted: Monday, June 20th 2016

There's no more confusion over where the Home of the Marauders is located. Mira Mesa High School is now on Marauder Way.

As part of the school's 40th anniversary celebration, the City of San Diego has renamed a portion of Reagan Road that circles Mira Mesa High School to Marauder Way, in honor of the school's mascot.

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'Day of Compassion' honors principal, students, school police

Posted: Thursday, June 16th 2016

Cherokee Point Elementary Principal Godwin Higa, students Maya Bentley and Zoey Serebriany, along with Chief Rueben Littlejohn and Officer John Serrano of the San Diego Unified School District Police Department, were honored at the fourth annual Day of Compassion.

The event, which featured a performance from the Hoover High School Jazz Band and Chamber Orchestra, brought community members together to promote, teach and demonstrate compassion.

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Top Mission Bay grads prep for commencement speeches

Posted: Tuesday, June 14th 2016

Mission Bay High School's top graduates — the school's co-valedictorians and salutatorian — are busy preparing their speeches for graduation day.

“I wanted to make something that everyone could relate to, but not be super bored by,” Kyra Forsyth, the co-validctorian, told the Beach and Bay Press. “Hopefully, they're going to laugh at (it). That was the hardest thing: making something funny so people would stay amused and entertained.”

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SCPA, students shine at Ben Vereen Awards

Posted: Monday, June 6th 2016

The San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts, and one of its students, Jazley Genovese, were award winners at the 2016 Ben Vereen Awards, which selects the best of high school musical theater in San Diego county.

Genovese was selected as Best Actress, while SCPA's production of Chicago was the Best School Performance Winner.

Genovese, along with Cameron Chang from the Canyon Crest Academy in the San Dieguito High School District, will advance to the June 27 Jimmy Awards (National High School Musical Theatre Awards) at the Minskoff Theatre in New York City.

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Business group salutes 120 SD Unified Schools

Posted: Thursday, June 2nd 2016

A national business group that identifies top-performing schools has placed 120 of San Diego Unified's schools on its California Honor Roll lists.

The Educational Results Partnership and the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence partners with leaders in the business community in a shared mission to ensure all students are prepared to success in college and career, saluting 1,714 schools in California.

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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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