VIDEO: Language of success: Hoover High's refugee students celebrate their new English skills

Posted: Monday, June 11th 2018

Article courtesy of the San Diego Union Tribune

Mohammed Al-Meslmani was eloquent and composed.

During Friday’s speech at Hoover High School, the freshman remained calm and controlled, despite his wrenching topics: his family’s hasty departure from war-torn Syria; three years in a Jordanian refugee camp; and their arrival in 2016 in a bewildering new land, San Diego.

So far, so cool. Then, without warning, it was time to break out the tissues.

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VIDEO: Hage Elementary Students Celebrate Their New Water Safety Skills at The Bridge to the Beach Program’s Graduation Celebration at Mission Beach

Posted: Thursday, June 7th 2018

5th grade students from Hage Elementary participated in the Bridge to the Beach program’s graduation celebration at the Mission Beach, Santa Clara Recreation Center. Students kicked off the summer with a trip to the beach where they got to put their new swimming skills into action. The event was a part of San Diego Park and Rec’s Drowning prevention program partnership with San Diego Unified. The partnership offers 10 free swimming lessons a year for the students, beginning in the 3rd grade.

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VIDEO: San Diego Unified Students Launch “If You See Something, Say Something” Public Service Announcement Video Campaign

Posted: Wednesday, June 6th 2018

A group of San Diego Unified students, in partnership with San Diego Unified School Police and Crime Stoppers San Diego, will launch a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) aimed at increasing school safety awareness and promoting ways to report suspicious activity on and around our campuses.
The PSA titled, “If You See Something, Say Something,” produced by students from San Diego High School and Point Loma High School, was created as a call to action in response to the tragic school shootings that have taken place in the recent months.

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Zamorano Elementary celebrates ‘Wellness Week’ with daily activities

Posted: Wednesday, June 6th 2018

Article courtesy of SDSU graduate student Russell Donaldson, who is working with Nursing & Wellness on Wellness efforts

After years of incremental changes toward healthier practices on campus, Zamorano Fine Arts Academy has found a way to coordinate their efforts into a new week-long event called “Wellness Week.” 

Guided by Principal Derek Murchison and school psychologist intern Courtney Meiers, every day of “Wellness Week” introduced a new health-related theme, each with corresponding activities and discussions for students, families and staff.

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Military Enrollment Fair coming August 11

Posted: Monday, June 4th 2018

San Diego Unified will be holding a special enrollment event for military families this summer on Saturday, August 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Military Enrollment Event is set up to be a one-stop shop where all military families in the San Diego Unified School District can get their kids registered for the upcoming school year. Join us for a complimentary BBQ lunch and a Robotics/Arts demonstration to see some of the programs available to our students.

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Graduation and Promotion Schedules for 2018

Posted: Friday, June 1st 2018

Graduation season is upon us! Please join us in congratulating all of our graduating students, as well as our elementary and middle school students who are promoting to the next phase of their education.

Below you will find full lists with the time, date, and location of each school's ceremony. For more information, please contact the school's main office directly.

2018 High School Graduation Ceremony Schedule

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District honors top graduates at ‘Salute to Excellence’

Posted: Thursday, May 31st 2018

More than 80 high school seniors graduating in the top of their class were honored at the annual “Salute to Excellence” celebration at Sea World.

Honorees were joined by their families, as well as principals, administrators and Board trustees to celebrate and reflect on their accomplishments. Each student was introduced by their principal, and received a medal and certificate. 

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San Diego Unified Students Find Inspiration, Resources at First African American Post-Graduation Summit

Posted: Tuesday, May 29th 2018

UCLA-bound Brittany Jasper will graduate from Morse High School this year feeling a bit less nervous and a little more confident about her future.
Brittany was among 650 graduating seniors from San Diego Unified high schools to participate in the first African American Post-Graduation Success Summit, an event at San Diego City College aimed at promoting success after high school and demystifying the college experience.

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