La Jolla High School Coach Runs 100 Miles for American Cancer Society's "Relay for Life"

Posted: Friday, May 19th 2017

One of our teachers and swim coach at La Jolla High School, Tom Atwell will be running 100 miles beginning Thursday night May 18th through Friday May 19th at 2:30pm at La Jolla High School in honor of The American Cancer Society’s “relay for life” event. The money raised through Relay For Life events helps realize the American Cancer Society's mission: to save lives and celebrate life. Every day.

He will complete his 100 miles Friday at 2:30pm, followed by a cancer awareness event from 2:30pm - 4:30pm

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Captain Michael Marquez Named New San Diego School Police Chief

Posted: Thursday, May 18th 2017


Captain Michael Marquez, a veteran San Diego School Police Captain, has been named the new San Diego School Police Chief.

Captain Marquez, who previously served as the Interim Chief for the San Diego Unified School Police Department, is a 27-year police force veteran. His career began in 1990, when he served with the National City Police Department as a patrol officer for more than 11 years.

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NBC 7 Tours Grant K-8's Gecko Garden & Outdoor Science Lab

Posted: Monday, May 15th 2017

This year Grant K-8’s gecko garden & outdoor science lab was the first stop on the 19th annual Mission Hills Garden Walk tour and NBC 7's Elena Gomez stopped by to get a preview. Grant’s garden is certified organic and serves the students as an outdoor science lab. Saturday's garden walk was a community event that helped raise money for the garden's renovation.

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District honors 2017 Teachers of the Year

Posted: Wednesday, May 10th 2017

Claudia Sanchez-Guevara, Vanessa Hart and Jean-Paul Balmat are San Diego Unified’s 2017 Teachers of the Year. 

The three were honored, along with runners up Robert Daluraya, Denise Tayco and Jaime Brown, and more than 130 teachers of the year from individual school sites, at the Day of the Teacher celebration at Patrick Henry High school.

Superintendent Cindy Marten joined Board of Education members, district leadership, school administrators, families and friends of teachers being recognized at the annual event. 

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Hancock Elementary Celebrates Day of The Military Child

Posted: Friday, April 21st 2017

April 21st is "Purple Up! For Military Kids" day and San Diego Unified will be celebrating at schools throughout our district and throughout the nation. This is a day for military Communities to wear purple to show support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices. Purple symbolizes the combined colors of all branches of the military-Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine red, and Navy blue.

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