Bell Middle orchestra entertains Board of Education

Posted: Thursday, April 21st 2016

Bell Middle School's Advanced Orchestra performed before the Board of Education meeting on April 12, 2016. Under the direction of teacher Richard Opina, the budding musicians from this South Bay Terraces neighborhood school show their talents to the Board of Education and audience members. The Bell Middle School program is one of San Diego Unified's Visual and Performing Arts programs, which brings music education to schools throughout the district.

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SD Unified high schools score in US News rankings

Posted: Tuesday, April 19th 2016

Three San Diego Unified high schools have received the prestigious Gold Award, with nine receiving Silver Awards in the 2016 national rankings of America’s Best High Schools by US News and World Report magazine.

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Mission Bay High grad, Nobel laureate, meets with today's students

Posted: Friday, April 8th 2016

Years before he won the Nobel Prize for chemistry, Richard Schrock was a Pacific Beach kid with a chemistry set and a surfboard.

“That’s what I was doing at 15,” Schrock said to about 40 Mission Bay High School students Wednesday, as he described a chemistry experiment he conducted in his parents’ Grand Avenue home. “And I was also doing a little surfing.”

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After 65 years, Hoover High alum gets diploma

Posted: Wednesday, April 6th 2016

Jack Billings left Hoover HIgh in 1951 to join the Air Force, before completing his studies. After 65 years, he's received his diploma.

Billings, now 83, had completed the work to receive his high school diploma while in the Air Force, but never received the diploma. After contacting Jeremy Martin, Hoover's vice principal, he now has it in his home in Central Heights, Ala.

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Award goes to Lindbergh-Schweitzer Elementary special ed tech

Posted: Tuesday, April 5th 2016

Tracey Martinson, a special education technician at Lindbergh-Schweitzer Elementary School in Clairemont, has been recognized for her contribution to children by the Amgen Tour of California.

Martinson, a military wife and mother of two, is being saluted for her dedication to children and helping them focus on a healthy lifestyle.

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SCPA Jazz Ensemble picked for Essentially Ellington at NY's Jazz at Lincoln Center

Posted: Friday, March 25th 2016

New York, the Jazz Ensemble from the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts will be seeing you soon.

The SCPA musicians are the only band from California in this year's competition, which includes 14 other high school and youth jazz bands from around the nation. The students will be at Lincoln Center in New York City May 5-7 for the 21st Annual Essentially Ellington Competition and Festival.

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