Education

  • Pacific Ridge robotics team goes undefeated in league play

    Pacific Ridge robotics team goes undefeated in league play

    The Pacific Ridge robotics team 4262 Ridgebots went undefeated for the second time in a row on Jan. 28 in a FIRST Lego League match at Mater Dei Catholic High School. The group is currently the highest ranked team in the First Tech Challenge League. Each year, teams engage in a new challenge where...

  • Rancho Santa Fe resident awarded at Model U.N. Conference

    Rancho Santa Fe resident awarded at Model U.N. Conference

    Pacific Ridge School students traveled to New York City on Jan. 11 to participate in the Columbia Model United Nations Conference and Exposition at Columbia University. Students participated in fast-paced crisis committees to practice their reaction skills and to gain experience solving real world...

  • RSF teen boys raise funds for the education of homeless youth

    RSF teen boys raise funds for the education of homeless youth

    Through an aggressive viral campaign, two teen boys were able to raise $20,000 for Monarch School of San Diego designed to educate homeless youth. Brothers and Rancho Santa Fe residents Connor (16) and Sean (13) Jabbar launched their venture Double Peak on Dec. 1, 2017. Their idea was to combine...

  • Meet the RSF School board candidates

    Meet the RSF School board candidates

    Five candidates have qualified for the ballot for the Rancho Santa Fe School board’s April 24 special election. The following is a brief introduction to candidates (in alphabetical order) Thomas Barton, Elise Dufresne, Steven Hughes, Jee Manghani and Jon Yonemitsu: Thomas Barton A California native,...

  • Special education survey shows communication is key area of improvement

    Special education survey shows communication is key area of improvement

    At its latest meeting on Jan. 17, San Dieguito Union High School District’s special education task force reviewed the results of a student, staff and parent survey on the special education program. The Hanover Research survey’s greatest discrepancies came between special education parents and staff’s...

  • RSF School board discusses master plan, gym condition

    RSF School board discusses master plan, gym condition

    At its Jan. 11 meeting, the Rancho Santa Fe School District board heard presentations from two architectural firms as its considers a new or refreshed master plan as well as reconstruction, modernization or expansion of its R. Roger Rowe campus, particularly the school gym. The district put out...

  • Award-Winning author Elana K. Arnold keynote speaker for the 7th Annual CCA Writers’ Conference

    Award-Winning author Elana K. Arnold keynote speaker for the 7th Annual CCA Writers’ Conference

    Canyon Crest Academy’s Creative Writing Club recently announced that young adult author Elana K. Arnold will give the keynote address at the 7th Annual Canyon Crest Academy Writers’ Conference on Saturday, Feb. 24. Arnold writes books for and about children and teens. Her novel, What Girls Are...

  • Candidate filing period opens for RSF School special election

    Candidate filing period opens for RSF School special election

    The candidate filing period for the Rancho Santa Fe School District’s April 24 special election began on Jan. 2 and will run through Jan. 26. A special election was forced after a petition of 110 signatures was submitted to the San Diego County Superintendent of Schools objecting to the school...

  • SDUHSD faces declining ridership, driver shortages with its bus service

    SDUHSD faces declining ridership, driver shortages with its bus service

    The San Dieguito Union High School District (SDUHSD) is facing challenges about what to do about its transportation services. At the Dec. 14 board meeting, the SDUHSD board heard a report about the status of the program, in which bus ridership has decreased 65 percent in the last 10 years. “We...

  • SDUHSD selects map for district elections

    SDUHSD selects map for district elections

    The San Dieguito Union High School District board has selected the map that will transform the district from an at-large election method to by-trustee voting areas. The board voted unanimously in favor of the “Cranberry 1” map, one of eight map options under consideration. The two Cranberry maps...

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