With Knives, Cutting Boards, and Hors D’oeuvres, Hoover High School Celebrates Complete Remodel of Culinary Arts Facility

Posted: Thursday, March 5th 2020

SAN DIEGO - Driving along El Cajon Boulevard into City Heights, it is hard to miss construction taking place at Hoover High School. With its distinctive Spanish architecture, the new theater and classroom building are a sight to be seen. But walking onto the Hoover High School campus, students might find a delicious scent coming from the 900-building - where a newly remodeled, state-of-the-art culinary facility sits. 

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Marvin Students Celebrate First Completed Joint-Use Field of the New Year

Posted: Thursday, March 5th 2020

SAN DIEGO - At Marvin Elementary School in Allied Gardens, students celebrated two firsts  - the first grass playfield in Marvin Elementary’s history, and the first completed joint-use field of the new year. 

Joined by San Diego Unified Superintendent Cindy Marten and the City of San Diego Parks and Recreation Director Andy Field, the school choir sang and danced to the crowd of students, district leaders, parks and recreation staff, and parents on Thursday, March 5. 

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More opportunity for San Diego’s youngest learners: TK changes coming for 2020-21

Posted: Tuesday, March 3rd 2020

You’re never too young to learn. And beginning in the 2020-21 school year, San Diego Unified School District will begin enrolling four-year-olds in Transitional Kindergarten (TK) at selected elementary schools, exposing some of the youngest learners to more robust educational opportunities earlier than ever before. 

These tuition-free, full-day programs would be taught by a credentialed teacher and a licensed early childhood specialist.

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Coronavirus in San Diego: What You Need to Know

Posted: Friday, February 28th 2020

The spread of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, has triggered emergency responses from governments worldwide, spooked the stock market, and raised fears in communities small and large.

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Horton Elementary marks student achievement, academic gains with 100th Day of School celebration

Posted: Monday, February 10th 2020

On February 5, 2020, Horton Elementary joined many San Diego schools in marking the 100th day of the current school year. But at Horton, there was more to celebrate.

Once listed as among the city's lower-performing schools, Horton was recently recognized for the academic gains being shown by its students – including 13% and 6% improvements this year on English Language Arts and Math assessments, respectively.

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Students go all-in for human rights, empowerment at 6th Annual Social Justice Youth Conference

Posted: Friday, February 7th 2020

As the Payómkawichum and Kumeyaay performers took the stage in traditional dress, the crowd became quiet.

The auditorium had been filled with boisterous conviviality just moments before, but all eyes and ears were now on the Rincon Youth Storytellers and the performance of Rez Beats, a movement for native and indigenous San Diego youth.

It was early on a Saturday morning, but nearly 200 students from across the city were not in bed. They had come to Bell Middle School for the Social Justice Youth Conference, a grassroots celebration of equity and activism.

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