MEDIA ADVISORY -- Media Calendar from the San Diego Unified School District, February 11, 2016.

Posted: Thursday, February 11th 2016


Your coverage is invited of any of the following upcoming events on the campuses of the San Diego Unified School District. For more items, check out the calendar on the front of the district website at www.sandiegounified.org.

Please note that if items are listed as "not open to the public" or “open to families,” accredited members of the media are invited, but the general public is not. These are usually items during the school day on the school campus.

For a calendar of noticed public meetings, as well as links to agenda items and other information, go to www.sandiegounified.org/board-meeting-information. Those meetings might not be included in this listing.

MEDIA CONTACT: Linda Zintz, Communications Director, (619) 725-5578, lzintz@sandi.net.

*  -- New item this week.

FEBRUARY

All Month -- Black/African American History Month, with events throughout the district. Contact: Linda Zintz, Communications Director, 619-725-5578.

12 -- Lincoln Day Holiday, all schools and offices closed.

15 -- Washington Birthday Holiday, all schools and offices closed.

16 -- Deadline for applications for vacant Board of Education Subdistrict E seat, noon. Applications must be submitted for consideration by the Board of Education. More information: www.sandiegounified.org/district-e-vacant

* 16 --Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Workshop, 6 p.m., Madison High School, 4833 Dolvia Drive (92117). Rep. Scott Peters (D-San Diego) is the keynote speaker at this event for high school students looking to learn about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), a single form used for applying for all federal aide for post-high school education. Representatives from Mesa College, UC San Diego and Cal-SOAP are also scheduled to attend. Contact: Kiera C. Galloway, Field Representative, Rep. Scott Peters, 858-455-5550, kiera.galloway@mail.house.gov. Open to the public.

* 17 -- Special Board of Education Meeting time and location to be announced. Board of Education is scheduled to meet to review and consider all applications for the vacant Board of Education Subdistrict E. Up to three finalists will be selected to be interviewed by the board. Media contact: Linda Zintz, Communications Director, 619-725-5578. Open to the public.

17 -- Scripps Ranch Schools Committee, 4:30 p.m., Marshall Middle School Community Room, 9700 Avenue of Nations, (92131). Discussion and community dialogue with school staff, parents and community members in the Scripps Ranch High School area: Dingeman, Jerabek, Miramar Ranch, Ellen Browning Scripps elementary schools; Thurgood Marshall Middle School; Scripps Ranch High School. Contact: Luis Fregoso at luis@fregoso.co; Jen Marchesini, JMarchesini@san.rr.com. Open to the public.

18 -- Balboa Elementary Design Task Force, 6 p.m., Balboa Elementary School, 1844 S 40th Street (92113). The third Design Task Force meeting is for phase one of the Whole Site Modernization Project at Balboa Elementary School. You will join other key stakeholders and the architect to discuss the general design of the school, and how it can best serve the students and the community for years to come. Contact: Gabriela Soriano, (858) 573-5837. Open to the public.

18 -- Emerson-Bandini Elementary Design Task Force, 6 p.m., Bandini Elementary School, 3550 Logan Avenue (92113). The third Design Task Force meeting is for the Whole Site Modernization Project at Emerson-Bandini Elementary School. The site master plan provides a road map for the near- and long-term growth and redevelopment of your school. It will also assist in planning the capital facilities bond projects for your school. Contact: Bryan Ehm, (858) 637-6243. Open to the public.

22 -- University City Cluster Committee meeting, 4:30 p.m., University City High School media center, 6949 Genesee Avenue (92122). Discussion and community dialogue with school staff, parents and community members in the University City High School area: Curie, Doyle, Spreckels elementary schools; Standley Middle School; University High School. Contact: info@uccluster.com. Open to the public.

* 23 -- Board of Education Meeting, 5 p.m., Auditorium, Eugene Brucker Education Center, 4100 Normal Street (92103). Regular meeting of the Board of Education, scheduled to include interviews of finalists and decision on filling vacant Subdistrict E seat. Open to the public.

* 24 -- Logan-Memorial K-12 Project Master Plan Meeting, 6 p.m., Memorial Prep Middle School Library, 2850 Logan Ave., San Diego, CA 92113. San Diego Unified School District is developing a site master plan for Logan K-8 School and Memorial Preparatory for Scholars and Athletes Middle School. The site master plan provides a road map for the near- and long-term growth and redevelopment of the school campuses. It will also assist in planning the capital facilities bond projects for the schools. Input from parents, neighbors, school staff and students is vital to the success of this site master planning process. Contact: Bryan Ehm, 858-637-6243, behm@sandi.net. Open to the public.

24 -- An Evening with UC San Diego, 6 p.m., Lincoln High School Performing Arts Center, 4777 Imperial Avenue (92113). High school students and parents are invited to receive information on navigating the college preparatory process, admissions, financial aid, career services, and hear from UC students and alumni. UC San Diego Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Juan
Gonzalez is featured speaker. Contact: Linda Zintz, Communications Director, 619-847-6637. Free, open to the public with pre-registration at sandiegocalsoap.com/events.

29 -- Mira Mesa Cluster School Council meeting, Mira Mesa High School Media Center, 10510 Reagan Road (92116). Discussion and community dialogue with school staff, parents and community members in the Mira Mesa High School area: Ericson, Hage, Hickman, Salk, Mason, Sandburg, Walker elementary schools; Challenger, Wangenheim middle schools; Mira Mesa High School. Contacts: Bob Turner, rturner4@san.rr.com; Jennifer Kvalvik, jkvalvik@sandi.net. Open to the public.

MARCH

All month: Arts Education Month, Women's History Month. For school activities or story ideas, media contact: Linda Zintz, Communications Director, 619-725-5578.

* 1 -- Board of Education Meeting, 5 p.m., Eugene Brucker Education Center, 4100 Normal Street (92103). Board of Education regular meeting scheduled to discuss charter school matters. Open to the public.

2 -- National Read Across America Day, with events at schools throughout the district. Media contact: Linda Zintz, Communications Director, 619-725-5578.

5 -- Cal-SOAP Career and College Expo, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lincoln High School, 4777 Imperial Avenue (92113). Sponsored by Cal-SOAP, students can learn interviewing skills, engage in career workshops, discover career paths, meet business leaders and professionals, find internship opportunities, and see career demonstrations. More information: www.sandiegocalsoap.com Media contact: Linda Doughty, Cal-SOAP Director, (858) 569-1866, ext. 211, ldoughty@ucsd.edu. Free and open to the public.

7 -- Grad Nation Workshop, 5:30 p.m., Lincoln High School, 4777 Imperial Avenue (92113). Kickoff of San Diego Unified's participation in Grad Nation, a national effort to raise the high-school graduation rate in the US to 90 percent (it is currently 80 percent). The speaker is Aída Walqui, English learner scholar and director of the teacher professional development program at WestEd, anonpartisan, nonprofit research, development, and service agency working with education and other communities throughout the United States and abroad. Contact: Elizabeth Pappas, Office of Language Acquisition,  epappas@sandi.net, (619) 725-7264. Open to the public.

* 8 -- Board of Education Meeting, 5 p.m., Eugene Brucker Education Center, 4100 Normal Street (92103). Open to the public.

13 -- High School Instrumental Honor Concert, 3 p.m., Copley Symphony Hall, Jacobs Music Center, 750 B St, San Diego, CA 92101. Concert brings together the top musicians from throughout the San Diego Unified School District for a performance of San Diego's best young artists. Contact: Mark Nicholson, mnicholson@sandi.net, (858) 256-2705. Free and open to the public.

19 -- Middle School Instrumental Music Concert. 7 p.m., Point Loma Nazarene University, Brown Chapel, 3901 Lomaland Drive (92106). Concert brings together the top musicians from throughout the San Diego Unified School District for a performance of San Diego's best young artists. Contact: Mark Nicholson, mnicholson@sandi.net, (858) 256-2705. Free and open to the public.

* 22 -- Board of Education Meeting, 5 p.m., Eugene Brucker Education Center, 4100 Normal Street (92103). Open to the public.

24 -- Elementary School Instrumental Music and Choral Concert. 7 p.m., Point Loma Nazarene University, Brown Chapel, 3901 Lomaland Drive (92106). Concert brings together the top musicians from throughout the San Diego Unified School District for a performance of San Diego's best young artists. Contact: Mark Nicholson, mnicholson@sandi.net, (858) 256-2705. Free and open to the public.

23 -- Special Olympics Soccer Tournament, 9 a.m., Balboa Stadium, San Diego High School, 1405 Park Boulevard (92101). Teams and athletes from Lincoln, Morse, Crawford, Hoover, Point Loma, and San Diego high schools with moderate to severe programs will be participating in a soccer tournament and soccer individuals skills. Contact: Dipakkumar Patel (Sunjay), San Diego High School, (619) 525-7455 ext. 4654. Not open to the public.

28-April 1 -- Spring break, all schools closed.

* 5 -- Board of Education Meeting, 5 p.m., Eugene Brucker Education Center, 4100 Normal Street (92103). Board of Education regular meeting to discuss charter school matters. Open to the public.

* 12 -- Board of Education Meeting, 5 p.m., Eugene Brucker Education Center, 4100 Normal Street (92103). Open to the public.

* 19 -- Special Board of Education Meeting, 5 p.m., Eugene Brucker Education Center, 4100 Normal Street (92103). Special joint meeting with the board of the San Diego Community College District. Open to the public.

* 26 -- Board of Education Meeting, 5 p.m., Eugene Brucker Education Center, 4100 Normal Street (92103). Open to the public.

28-April 18 -- Spring break for year-round schools.

31 -- Cesar Chavez Day. Although schools are closed this week for Spring Break, teachers and schools will be honoring Cesar Chavez before spring break. Media contact: Linda Zintz, Communications Director, 619-725-5578.

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