Education

  • Overparenting Anonymous

    Overparenting Anonymous

    R. Roger Rowe School hosted Dr. Wendy Mogel, author of the best-selling parenting books “The Blessing of a Skinned Knee” and “The Blessing of a B Minus” on May 10.

  • High school district to review costs of College Fair

    High school district to review costs of College Fair

    As the San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) begins planning for next year’s College Fair Night, it will look at ways to scale back and reduce where possible due to concerns about the cost of hosting the event at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. At the May 11 SDUHSD board meeting, board member...

  • Student wellness a priority for San Dieguito district

    Student wellness a priority for San Dieguito district

    Throughout last week, a memorial grew in the parking lot in front of Torrey Pines High School, where in the early hours of Saturday, May 6, a 15-year-old Torrey Pines student was fatally shot by police officers after brandishing a BB gun. The student had a suicide note in his pocket. Coming together...

  • San Dieguito passes resolution opposing youth marijuana access

    San Dieguito passes resolution opposing youth marijuana access

    At the May 11 board meeting, the San Dieguito Union School District (SDUHSD) board approved a resolution opposing youth access to marijuana through commercial storefronts and commercial cultivation. Since the passage of Proposition 64, public agencies have been working on establishing regulations...

  • WIT showcase highlights teen entrepreneurs on May 18

    WIT showcase highlights teen entrepreneurs on May 18

    Whatever It Takes (WIT), a local nonprofit with a mission to foster social entrepreneurship and leadership in teens

  • Parent-led committee urges SDUHSD to build high school pools

    Parent-led committee urges SDUHSD to build high school pools

    The San Dieguito Union School District (SDUHSD) board has agreed to do a deeper dive into exploring the possibility of building a district pool or pools to support its high school aquatics programs. A parent-led pool steering committee provided a report to the school board on April 6 in front...

  • Rowe student a soloist in SD Gay Men’s Chorus ‘Broadway Now’

    Rowe student a soloist in SD Gay Men’s Chorus ‘Broadway Now’

    R. Roger Rowe School sixth grade singer Sofie Brown will take center stage with San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus’ “Broadway Now” on Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23 at the Balboa Theatre. The show will feature the best of Broadway with music from “Hamilton,” “Wicked,” “The Book of Mormon,” “Mary...

  • 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...

  • Canyon Crest Academy students march to protest Trump immigration policies

    Canyon Crest Academy students march to protest Trump immigration policies

    Students at Canyon Crest Academy peacefully protested President Donald Trump’s immigration policies during lunchtime on campus on Thursday, Feb. 2, carrying signs and marching silently through common areas at the school. Between 100 and 150 students took part in the march, said Safi Jafri, 16,...

  • Learning commons opens at Torrey Pines

    Learning commons opens at Torrey Pines

    Torrey Pines High School held a ribbon-cutting event for its new learning commons on Friday, Jan. 27. The plywood walls finally came down revealing a new gathering spot for students filled with flexible furnishing such as moveable couches and chairs, plenty of places to plug in and even a row of...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Rowe FTC robotics team again takes top honors at Jan. 21 meet

    Rancho Santa Fe Rowe FTC robotics team again takes top honors at Jan. 21 meet

    On Saturday, Jan. 21, an FTC Robotics meet was held at the Grauer School in Encinitas, with three R. Roger Rowe teams competing (RSF Intergalactic Dragons, RSF Logitechies and RSF Singularity). Rowe’s teams continue to take top honors, with the Singularity team garnering a first-place alliance...

  • SDUHSD cancels construction contracts due to lawsuit threat

    SDUHSD cancels construction contracts due to lawsuit threat

    The San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) terminated four construction contracts at its Jan. 19 meeting after being threatened with litigation. The Carlin Law Group was retained by the California Taxpayers Action Network (CalTAN) to remedy San Dieguito’s “illegally entering” into four...

  • Eric Dill appointed to lead San Dieguito Union High School District in 3-2 vote

    Eric Dill appointed to lead San Dieguito Union High School District in 3-2 vote

    Eric Dill was officially voted the new superintendent of the San Dieguito Union High School District on Jan. 19, but he did not receive a unanimous vote of confidence from his board. Trustees Mo Muir and John Salazar voted against his appointment despite the board having reached unanimous support...

  • RSF School board briefs: 2017 meeting times, parking lot paving and foundation update

    Meeting times set for 2017 At the Rancho Santa Fe School District board’s organizational meeting on Dec. 13, the board set the meeting schedule for the upcoming year. While in the past year, the board rotated between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. start times for meetings, they will stick with 5 p.m. meetings...

  • SDUHSD board approves budget

    The San Dieguito Union School District (SDUHSD) unanimously approved its first interim budget for the 2016-17 school year at the Dec. 8 meeting. The first interim budget includes changes to district revenue due to a slight increase in the state’s funding and an increase in property tax estimates....

  • SDUHSD board approves one-time stipend for employees who give early retirement notice

    At the Dec. 8 meeting, the San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) board approved one new method they that they hope will help the bottom line this year: a one-time retirement stipend for employees who provide early notice. Per the new offer, employees who provide a notice of intent to...

  • Several San Dieguito Union High School District construction projects to begin next year

    The San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) plans to begin construction on several Prop AA projects in summer 2017. The four new campus upgrades include Torrey Pines High School’s new performing arts center,  culinary arts classroom modernization and parking lot improvements set to be...

  • R. Roger Rowe School to host FTC Robotics League Meet

    On Saturday, Dec. 10, the R. Roger Rowe School in Rancho Santa Fe will host an FTC Robotics Tournament in the school gym. Opening ceremonies is at 9 a.m. followed by competition. The tournament is expected to end at approximately 1:30 p.m. In addition to three Rowe teams, 14 additional teams from...

  • Solana Santa Fe Student uses bracelets to help South African village

    Solana Santa Fe Student uses bracelets to help South African village

    Solana Santa Fe fifth grader Leah Banuelos, 10, is putting her passion for fashion toward a very worthy cause. Through her nonprofit Kids Helping Kids, Leah is selling her custom-made essential oil beaded bracelets to raise money for mini solar power systems for a small rural Zulu village in South...

  • Solana Beach School District prepares to move forward with building projects

    Just two days after voters supported a $105 million bond measure to replace and upgrade Solana Beach School District facilities, the Solana Beach School District board agreed to issue a request for proposals for inspector services for various projects. “Everything we build has to go though an inspection...

  • 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...

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