SDUSD Stories: Hoover High students making a difference through reading

Posted: Tuesday, October 10th 2017

Reading is often associated as an early indicator of academic success, and can be the make-or-break factor for a child's ability to learn and comprehend other subjects. In the critical early learning years of 0-5, parents and caregivers are typically a child's only education providers - and frequently, they need a little help.

In City Heights, that help has been coming in the form of student volunteers from Hoover High School.

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Barnard Mandarin Immersion students showcase talents at International Moon Festival

Posted: Thursday, October 5th 2017

In China, the Moon Festival is one of the oldest and most important holidays of the year, a time when family and friends celebrate the autumn harvest together.  Students from Barnard, a Mandarin immersion magnet school in Pacific Beach, showcased their Chinese cultural talents to thousands of people on September 23 at the 2017 Moon Festival in Balboa Park. Third through fifth graders performed a traditional Tibetan dance in bright colorful costumes. First through third graders demonstrated their skills with the ancient Chinese calculator known as the abacus.

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THIS WEEKEND San Diego Unified Partners with the Cesar Chavez Service Clubs to Host Benefit Concert for Victims of Mexico City Earthquake

Posted: Thursday, September 28th 2017

San Diego Unified School District and the Cesar Chavez Service Clubs are hosting a benefit concert for people impacted by the recent Mexico City earthquake on Sept. 30 from 12-3 p.m. at Hoover High School.
Mexico Earthquake Benefit Concert
Saturday, Sept. 30, 12-3 p.m.
Hoover High School, 4474 El Cajon Blvd. (92115)

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Rosa Parks and Birney Elementary Named Two of The Healthiest Schools In The Nation

Posted: Wednesday, September 13th 2017

Two San Diego-area elementary schools have gotten an excellent grade: they’ve been named among the healthiest schools in the United States.

Rosa Parks Elementary School and Alice Birney Elementary School, both part of the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD), received the prestigious National Healthy Schools Award from Alliance for Healthier Generations, which symbolizes a growing national movement to create healthier schools.

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Green Elementary Student Uses CPR Learned in Class to Save Mom

Posted: Monday, September 11th 2017

The San Diego Unified School District's CPR program was 2 years in the making and would not have been possible if it weren’t for the hard work and vision of our District Wellness Council specifically P.E. Resource Teacher Lynn Barnes-Wallace who coordinated the CPR initiative from the very start and was able to get The American Heart Association to come in as a partner.

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Important Information for Students, Staff & Families: San Diego Unified Stands Behind DACA Dreamers

Posted: Wednesday, September 6th 2017

Yesterday, President Donald Trump acted to remove the protections afforded to thousands of immigrant students under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. 

Despite this decision, San Diego Unified School District wants to firmly assure students and parents that we remain committed to protecting the rights of every child to an education. All children are welcome in our school community.

The mission of public schools is to create opportunity—not for some children, but for all.

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