Education

  • Yellow Ribbon Week shines light on mental wellness

    Yellow Ribbon Week shines light on mental wellness

    Torrey Pines High School hosted another powerful Yellow Ribbon Week March 13-17, promoting mental health awareness and suicide prevention. Teacher Katie Bayliss said she is proud to work in a school that has something like Yellow Ribbon Week, as suicide affected her personally when she lost her...

  • Torrey Pines High School dance team wins national championship

    Torrey Pines High School dance team wins national championship

    The Torrey Pines High School dance team won the national championship at the West Coast Elite National Competition in Long Beach on March 18. At the grand finale gala event, two Torrey Pines dances competed for the title. The Small Hip Hop crew won first place in the gold category, earning the...

  • Author urges teen writers to heed ‘the Whispers of Story’ at CCA Writers’ Conference

    Author urges teen writers to heed ‘the Whispers of Story’ at CCA Writers’ Conference

    Reality, we know, can be a tangled, chaotic mess. Mary E. Pearson’s words carried out over the auditorium at Canyon Crest Academy on Saturday morning, March 11, an ingot of truth carefully molded for the 200 teenagers who hung on her every word. The New York Times best-selling author — by way of...

  • SDUHSD board passes resolution declaring all schools a ‘safe place’

    SDUHSD board passes resolution declaring all schools a ‘safe place’

    Speaking at the San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) board meeting March 9, San Dieguito High School Academy teacher Rob Ross said that a few weeks ago he noticed that one of his students seemed stressed in class. When he asked if she was OK, she burst into tears. The student told him...

  • Parents voice concerns about SDUHSD coach selection process

    Parents voice concerns about SDUHSD coach selection process

    As the San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) board was set to approve a number of contract coaches for school athletic teams at its March 9 meeting, some parents wanted assurances that all coaches are being properly vetted. Parent Wendy Gumb said she believed that in the case of some...

  • SDUHSD looking to close $9.2 million deficit by June

    SDUHSD looking to close $9.2 million deficit by June

    The San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) board approved its second interim budget for the 2016-17 school year at its March 9 meeting, a projected income of $131,982,190 and projected expenditures at $141,226,363. Over the next few months, the board will look at ways to chip away at...

  • Rancho Santa Fe School to create strategic plan for arts program

    Rancho Santa Fe School to create strategic plan for arts program

    The Rancho Santa Fe School District will move forward on developing a strategic plan for enriching its visual and performing arts curriculum, approving a contract with independent consultant Ashley Adams at its March 2 meeting. The RSF School District board unanimously approved a $9,000 contract...

  • Rowe School’s David Warner receives award at robotics championship

    Rowe School’s David Warner receives award at robotics championship

    Saturday, Feb. 25 was an exciting day for the two R. Roger Rowe School’s FTC Robotics teams that made it to the Greater San Diego Regional Championship at Francis Parker High School. Intergalactic Dragons and Singularity competed throughout the day, which was a culmination for the two teams of...

  • Rancho Santa Fe resident named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts candidate

    Rancho Santa Fe resident named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts candidate

    Canyon Crest Academy student and RSF resident Jayden Gillespie has been named one of 60 Presidential Scholar in the Arts candidates in 2017. The candidates were nominated from over 11,000 participants in the annual YoungArts competition conducted by the National YoungArts Foundation. If named a...

  • Registration is open for 6th Annual CCA Writers’ Conference

    Registration is open for 6th Annual CCA Writers’ Conference

    Canyon Crest Academy’s Creative Writing Club recently announced that registration is open for the 6th Annual Canyon Crest Academy Writers’ Conference, which will be held on Saturday, March 11, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.. All high school students are invited to this free conference which is the only one of...

  • Rowe School Red Ribbon Week essay winners announced

    Rancho Santa Fe’s R. Roger Rowe School held its annual Red Ribbon Week campaign Oct. 24 through Oct. 28. Red Ribbon Week is a national campaign promoting drug, alcohol, and tobacco abuse prevention and awareness in schools and communities. It is a wonderful opportunity for schools and families...

  • Incumbents win San Dieguito Union High School District seats

    The incumbents carried the day in the San Dieguito Union High School District board election.  Board members Beth Hergesheimer and Joyce Dalessandro retained their seats on the board. Among a contested race of five candidates, Hergesheimer received 32.66 percent of the vote and Dalessandro received...

  • Rowe Middle School students’ CST science scores second highest in the state

    Rowe Middle School students’ CST science scores second highest in the state

    R. Roger Rowe eighth graders were 100 percent proficient and advanced in science on their 2016 California Standards Tests, making them the second highest performing middle school in science in the state. Rowe Superintendent David Jaffe couldn’t help but boast about the students’ amazing accomplishment...

  • SDUHSD board rejects popular teacher’s resignation, teacher agrees to return

    SDUHSD board rejects popular teacher’s resignation, teacher agrees to return

    Following beloved Torrey Pines High School physics teacher William Harvie’s sudden retirement after 33 years, students and parents could not accept that he would leave without notice and began a dedicated effort to bring him back, flooding the San Dieguito Union School District (SDUHSD) board and...

  • Torrey Pines High School physics teacher’s retirement leaves ‘a void’

    After 33 years at Torrey Pines High School (TPHS), much-loved physics teacher William Harvie abruptly announced his retirement on Oct. 24, leaving behind many devastated and confused students. Due to the nature of his leaving without any warning or even a goodbye, many students and parents were...

  • Q&A:Meet the RSF School Board candidates

    A question and answer session with the seven Rancho Santa Fe School District board candidates.

  • Solana Beach school board extends superintendent's contract

    After successfully leading Solana Beach School District since last year, the school board unanimously voted on Oct. 13 to extend Superintendent Terry Decker’s contract. “I want to thank you for a wonderful year and for hitting the ground running,” board president Vicki King said to Decker.  Decker...

  • SDUHSD denies SOUL charter petition

    The San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) denied the application for the proposed new SOUL Charter School in Encinitas in a 4-0 vote on Oct. 13. The board had a chance to deny or to approve the school with conditions but after conversations with their legal representative Procopio and...

  • Rancho Santa Fe School District looks to strengthen arts program

    The Rancho Santa Fe School District board approved the hiring of an independent consultant to evaluate and make recommendations for developing R. Roger Rowe’s visual and performing arts program. At the recommendation of RSF School District Superintendent David Jaffe, the board agreed to an $8,000...

  • Rowe school’s gym roof in need of repair

    The Rancho Santa Fe School District board approved the district going out for bid on a repair of the roof of the school gym after a portion was recently damaged. Superintendent David Jaffe made the recommendation for the repair at the Oct. 5 meeting. According to Jaffe, during the last rains, a...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Middle School ranks among state’s top 10 schools

    Rancho Santa Fe Middle School ranks among state’s top 10 schools

    R. Roger Rowe Middle School is the top performing middle school in San Diego County and the 10th best school in the state. The Rancho Santa Fe School District celebrated its high scores on the Standard Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) test at its Oct. 7 board meeting. In addition to the middle...

  • SDUHSD candidates object to political signs in school parking lots

    Two San Dieguito Union School District board candidates have questioned the practice of a number of teachers placing campaign signs in their cars while parked at school. Candidate Lucile Lynch brought the issue to the board’s attention following signs spotted at Earl Warren Middle School. Candidate...

  • SDUHSD finishes school year with $4 million financial surplus

    The San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) ended the 2015-16 school year with its fourth consecutive surplus, Interim Superintendent Eric Dill reported at the Sept. 15 board meeting. The district went from a projected $2.4 million deficit in the spring to a $4 million surplus with fall’s...

  • Popular after-school Writing Club returns

    Popular after-school Writing Club returns

    Last year, Canyon Crest Academy's Creative Writing Club President, Julia Camilleri, who also organizes the annual CCA Writers' Conference, saw a need for writing workshops at the middle school level. “I had many parents of middle schoolers try to register their students for the annual writers conference...

  • Teachers hold another protest in opposition to Muir and Salazar

    Teachers hold another protest in opposition to Muir and Salazar

    Protesters returned to the San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) on Sept. 1 prior to the school board meeting, with over 20 teachers holding signs in opposition to board members John Salazar and Mo Muir. The opposition spilled into the board room as Bob Croft, president of the San Dieguito...

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