'Salute to Excellence' honors top Class of '16 grads

Posted: Friday, May 27th 2016


The top one percent of San Diego Unified's Class of 2016—more than 75 students—were honored during the district's 10th annual Salute to Excellence.

Each of the students, including all high school valedictorians, were presented by their school's principal or another administrator and received certificates and medals noting their achievement during the event held at Sea World San Diego. Some of these students are the first in their families to go to college.

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Central Elementary parents salute Superintendent for wellness efforts

Posted: Thursday, May 26th 2016


Parents at Central Elementary School have saluted Superintendent Cindy Marten for her role in creating the school's wellness efforts while she was principal of the City Heights campus.

The establishment of the school's Central Elementary Wellness Council in 2011 was the start of an effort to improve the health of the students and community in all of the Hoover High School cluster — elementary and middle schools that feed students to Hoover High School — and the City Heights community.

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State Associate Justice visits PB Middle to salute civics education

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th 2016


California Associate Justice Joan K. Irion visited Pacific Beach Middle School to honor the school's winning a 2016 California Civic Learning Award of Distinction.

Associate Justice Irion, from the Fourth District Court of Appeal, visited the school May 23 and learned about the International Baccalaureate World School’s community service projects and visited with the students.

Pacific Beach Middle was one of just six schools in California selected to receive the Award of Distinction, the second-highest honor for the Civic Learning Awards.

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UC High Student is 'Inspirational Student of the Month'

Posted: Tuesday, May 10th 2016


He attends University City High School and has been named the Inspirational Student of the Month by NBC 7 San Diego and the San Diego County Office of Education.

David Ashirov has a love of learning, life and laughter. Find out all about him in the story from reporter Rory Devine.

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Sessions Elementary salutes military kids on 'Good Morning San Diego'

Posted: Tuesday, April 26th 2016


Sessions Elementary School in Pacific Beach hosted a live camera crew from KUSI-TV's "Good Morning San Diego" in honor of the Month of the Military Child. Many students at the school have parents/guardians in the US Navy, Marine Corps and other branches of the service.

Volunteers from San Diego's military community read to students and the school held a special breakfast for military families during.

"Good Morning San Diego" had live reports from the events.

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SD High seniors encouraged to register, vote

Posted: Friday, April 22nd 2016


California's Secretary of State, Alex Padilla, encouraged more than 250 seniors at San Diego High School to help shape the future by registering to vote.

The state's first Latino Secretary of State, Padilla was in San Diego to kick off a statewide effort to encourage students to register to vote when they turn 18. San Diego County Registrar of Voters officials were also on hand April 18 so students could register.

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