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Rancho Santa Fe resident earns Gold Circle Award

Canyon Crest Academy senior Peter Lillian has been recognized for superior journalism by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

Peter received a third place 2014 Gold Circle Award in the nonfiction magazine article category for his story “The Mural,” which was published in Global Vantage, a print and online magazine run by students from Canyon Crest Academy, Pacific Ridge School and Kibera Girls Soccer Academy (Kibera, Kenya). “The Mural” recounted Peter’s vivid impressions from his trip to Israel in 2011.

The magazine represents the founding chapter of The Global Journal Project, a nonprofit dedicated to sharing stories and forming relationships across international and cultural boundaries.

Two teens arrested for threats leading to high school lockdowns

A 16-year-old girl was arrested Nov. 21 in connection with a threat made against Canyon Crest Academy in Carmel Valley, one of two San Diego schools that were placed on lockdown because of threats.

Juvenile arrested in threat to Torrey Pines High School

On Nov. 20, the San Diego Police Department made an arrest of a 17-year -old juvenile in connection with the threats made against Torrey Pines High School. The juvenile was not a student of the high school and was transported to Juvenile Hall. We are exploring if there is a nexus between the threats made to both schools and if other suspects were involved.

School district issues statement on TPHS and CCA school lockdowns

“On the morning of Thursday, Nov. 20, Torrey Pines High School (TPHS) administrators were made aware of a threat toward the school posted on a social media site. The San Diego Police Department (SDPD) was notified and the school was placed in lockdown status. The police began an investigation to determine the source and credibility of the threat. By the afternoon, both law enforcement and school officials felt that it was safe to release students and did so in stages under police supervision.

In a close vote, Rancho Santa Fe supports a pool and health club study

The results are in on the community-wide vote on the pool and health club professional planning phase. In a close vote, 762 people voted in favor of the Rancho Santa Fe Association embarking on a six-to-nine-month professional planning phase at a cost of $350,000. A total of 713 people voted against spending the money.

The RSF Association board will now decide what the next step will be at its upcoming meeting on Thursday, Dec. 4. The meeting will be held at 9 a.m.

A total of 1,483 ballots were received on the issue, compared to 1,297 votes on the RSF Garden Club purchase and 1,544 ballots were cast in the RSF Association board election.

Canyon Crest Academy lockdown lifted

Apparent hoax shooting threats posted online prompted lockdowns today, Nov. 20, at two high schools a few miles apart in the Carmel Valley area, leaving nervous students cooped up in secured rooms while police searched the campuses.
The first scare took place at Torrey Pines High School. It began about 10:30 a.m. with a 911 call from a man who reported receiving a text message about the threat from his son, a student who’d heard about it from a classmate, according to San Diego police.

Torrey Pines High School lockdown lifted

Students are now being allowed to leave the campus systematically.

Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club sale agreement announced

The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club.

The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club, a not-for-profit corporation, has found its legacy buyer as the club’s board announced Nov. 18 that it has reached an agreement for the purchase of the club building by Garden Club RSF LLC. The managing member of the LLC is longtime Rancho Santa Fe resident Bruce Kleege, who stated that his company is “honored and excited to carry on as a steward for the long-standing traditions of the Garden Club property.”

Rancho Santa Fe fifth grade robotics team headed to FLL Southern California Championship

The RSF Maze Runners won first place at the First League League qualifying tournament in Escondido. Back row: JT Young, Nora Gauvreau, Dylan Powell and Logan Johnson. Front row: Tom Powell, Brandon Powell, Jake Malter, David Scuba, Malcolm McDonough and John Galipault.

The Rancho Santa Fe Maze Runners, a fifth grade RSF Eagles Robotics Team from R. Roger Rowe School, won first place at the Escondido Robotics Qualifier on Nov. 8, advancing to the First Lego League Southern California Championship.

The Maze Runners beat out 23 other fifth-grade teams for the chance to compete in the championship Dec. 6 at Legoland.

The RSF Maze Runners team is composed of Nora Gauvreau, Logan Johnson, Jake Malter, Malcolm McDonough, Dylan Powell, Brandon Powell, David Scuba and JT Young.

Rancho Santa Fe middle schoolers overcome fears, learn about leadership at camp

R. Roger Rowe students enjoying the camp at the Pali Institute. Courtesy photos

For the first time, Rancho Santa Fe School’s middle schoolers attended a weeklong camp at the Pali Institute, a new camp experience for the school. Over 200 sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students opted to go to camp on the last week of October at Pali in Running Springs, about 2 1/2 hours north in the San Bernardino Mountains.

“It really united us as a middle school,” said eighth-grader Noah Alewal of the opportunity for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders to go on one trip. “It brought us all together.”

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