Civic education empowers next generation of San Diego change agents

Posted: Friday, March 15th 2019


From math to Mandarin, every teacher cares deeply about the classes they teach. Those that teach civics, however, would tell you their subject is especially important in the current political climate. The Board of Education agreed with that notion when they passed the resolution from April 14, 2015 to recommit our schools to civics education.

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Standout Lincoln High student selected as Union-Tribune All-Academic Team Captain for girls' wrestling

Posted: Friday, March 15th 2019


Lincoln High School senior Phonisha Pruitt is this year's San Diego Union-Tribune All-Academic Team Captain for girls' wrestling. While a tremendous accomplishment, this honor is probably no surprise to those who know her best.

A CIF San Diego Section champ, Phonisha has played six varsity sports in high school and earned 13 letters, and finished seventh at this year’s state wrestling championships.

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All-district Honor Choir is back, and coming to Lincoln High School March 8th

Posted: Thursday, March 7th 2019


Join us at the Lincoln High School theater next week, as outstanding singers from 35 district schools join together to lift their voices in song!

After a nearly 20-year hiatus, students in grades 4-12 will have a district honor choir experience. The three choirs will be performing in the beautiful Lincoln High School theater on Friday, March 8 at 6:30pm. Admission is FREE!

--Debut Honor Choir, under the direction of Sally Husch Dean
--Tenor-Bass Honor Choir, under the direction of Juan Carlos Acosta
--Treble Honor Choir, under the direction of Kathleen Hansen

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Crawford High School and De Portola Middle School recognized by the State for their Civic Engagement

Posted: Thursday, March 7th 2019


San Diego Unified is honored by Crawford High School and De Portola Middle School’s recognition as 2019 Civic Learning Award Recipients. The recognition celebrates the commitment of public schools to engage students in civic learning.   

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond made the announcement March 6 honoring 92 schools under this program.  

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Lacrosse expansion bringing new opportunity to students in every neighborhood

Posted: Thursday, March 7th 2019


The field beneath their feet may feel familiar, but these young women know that each step they take could be leading them to new world of opportunities when they compete in lacrosse on April 3. They will be facing off in a sport that many adults still do not know, playing for teams that did not even exist a few years ago, on the path to potential scholarships that could one day help them become the first in their families to attend college. These possibilities are some of the reasons that lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in San Diego Unified schools.

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Ocean Beach Elementary hosts district's Winter Wellness Showcase

Posted: Tuesday, March 5th 2019


In late February, School Site Wellness Coordinators, District Wellness Council Members and San Diego County community partners convened at Ocean Beach (OB) Elementary for the district’s inaugural Winter Wellness Showcase.  The event was an opportunity for those guiding wellness efforts throughout the district to celebrate wellness-in-action at a school site.  The group toured the school’s campus to learn how OB Elementary staff, parents and students have been successfully collaborating to support the health & well-being for their school community. 

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San Diego students celebrate free speech 50 years after historic change

Posted: Thursday, February 28th 2019


“Now more than ever, our country needs to listen to young people. Their voices need to be heard,” Superintendent Cindy Marten told the Board of Education this week. From helping more young women become scientists and engineers to confronting societal issues around violence, San Diego Unified students are taking the lead in making our city a better place to live. Marten called free speech the oxygen that keeps student-directed change alive and outlined school support for free speech 50 years after an historic Supreme Court case.

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Challenger Middle School named a 2019 California Distinguished School

Posted: Wednesday, February 27th 2019


San Diego Unified schools is proud of Challenger Middle’s designation as a 2019 Distinguished School.  Winners, including Challenger Middle, represent examples of not just excellent teaching, learning, and collaborating, but also highly successful school climate efforts - ranging from real-time conflict resolution to positive behavior intervention.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond made the announcement Feb. 25 honoring 162 schools under this program.  

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