San Diego Unified students ready for their holiday close-up

Posted: Thursday, December 13th 2018

There’s something about the holiday season that shines a special spotlight on the San Diego Unified community – showcasing exceptional performing artists throughout the district.

Students have been representing the district well throughout the city – on television, and on stages large and small.

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Dana Middle students go beyond the code

Posted: Tuesday, December 4th 2018

This December 3-9, students across San Diego Unified are taking part in Computer Science Week, also known as the Hour of Code Week. For this year's Hour of Code Week, over 193,272 registered coding events are taking place worldwide - including hundreds right here in San Diego.

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Three Morse High alumni make history with football championships

Posted: Thursday, November 29th 2018

It’s a historic year for high school football in San Diego – and for the three coaches leading their teams into regional title games this weekend.

For the first time in history, three San Diego Unified high schools will be vying for a shot at the CIF State Football Championship. Lincoln, Morse, and San Diego High have all advanced to the 2018 SoCal Regional Championship round, after each team earned the title of San Diego section champion in their respective divisions last week.

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Police, schools team up to create fun-filled Thanksgiving in City Heights

Posted: Friday, November 16th 2018

The sun has just gone down, and classes ended hours ago, yet there is a commotion on the Wilson Middle School campus. Orange Avenue is lined with police vehicles – over twenty of them in all – but there are no sirens, no lights. A young voice breaks through the din.

“Is the food in there? I’m ready to eat!”

Welcome to the True Blue Buddies Thanksgiving Dinner. Now in its fourth year, the family-oriented event hosted by the San Diego Unified Police Department is bringing an early Thanksgiving feast to City Heights.

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Montgomery, Linda Vista and Carson students get brainy with university neuroscientists

Posted: Thursday, November 15th 2018

 “I have 86 billion of these in my brain,” the teacher says to a group of seventh graders, as she displays a colorful conglomeration of pipe cleaners pieced together in an alien-looking shape. “And so do you!”

Emalyn Leppard, a resource teacher at Montgomery Middle School, is holding a model of a brain neuron that she just assembled with the assistance of neuroscientists from NW Noggin, a nonprofit science outreach organization visiting from Portland, Ore.

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Shopping for a cause: Student-run thrift store underscores San Diego Unified values - #BetterSD

Posted: Tuesday, November 13th 2018

Twice a week when classes let out for the day, students at Patrick Henry stream into a small room in the heart of this sprawling San Carlos campus – in the hope of snagging everything from a vintage prom dress to perfectly faded jeans to the ultimate ironic T-shirt.

The room is bustling with students sifting through an impressive selection of clothes, shoes and accessories – all sold for a buck.

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