Education

  • 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

    There are seven candidates vying for three open spots on the Rancho Santa Fe School District board. The election is Nov. 8. Below are biographies on each candidate and their answers to questions. Christopher Blatt Name: Christopher Blatt Occupation: Housing homeless and disabled veterans http://bit.ly/2dvoaQU...

  • 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...

  • RSF School District pursues report on Dacus property

    RSF School District pursues report on Dacus property

    The Rancho Santa Fe School District board voted Sept. 1 to move forward on preparing a mitigated negative declaration for its parking lot plan, paving the current dirt teacher parking lot on the Dacus property on El Fuego with an option to install solar panels on the lot’s canopies. A mitigated...

  • Jaffe starts school year as new RSF superintendent

    Jaffe starts school year as new RSF superintendent

    On one of the first days of school, new Rancho Santa Fe School District Superintendent David Jaffe sat on the floor alongside students in second grade teacher Allison Munson’s class as she taught a lesson. “It warmed my heart because Alli was a student of mine at Diegueno Middle School years ago,”...

  • Rancho Santa Fe School District pursues report on Dacus parking, solar

    The Rancho Santa Fe School District board voted Sept. 1 to move forward on preparing a mitigated negative declaration for its parking lot plan, paving the current dirt teacher parking lot on the Dacus property on El Fuego with an option to install solar panels on the lot’s canopies. A mitigated...

  • Meet the 7 Rancho Santa Fe School District board candidates

    The Rancho Santa Fe School District board election is heating up as seven candidates will run for three available seats in November. Incumbents Tyler Seltzer and Scott Kahn will be joined on the ballot by Christopher Blatt, Elise Dufresne, Kyle Jones, Jee Manghani and Sarah Neal. Board member Todd...

  • Two incumbents run unopposed for Solana Beach School Board

    Two incumbents run unopposed for Solana Beach School Board

    Two Solana Beach School Board incumbents are running unopposed this November. Board members Rich Leib and Julie Union are both seeking another term. “We’ve always had great schools,” said Leib, whose three daughters — a college graduate, college student and high school student — attended schools...

  • Neighbors concerned by possible Rancho Santa Fe school expansion

    A discussion by the Rancho Santa Fe School District board about conducting environmental studies for a proposed expansion of the district’s R. Roger Rowe campus quickly drew the attention of school neighbors, who fear such a project could harm their property values and quality of life. Listed for...

  • Canyon Crest Academy graduate wins scholarship

    Canyon Crest Academy graduate wins scholarship

    The Illini Club of San Diego County awarded Robert R. Francis, Canyon Crest Academy class of 2015, a $1,500 scholarship for his sophomore year at the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign. He is the son of Karl Francis and Lorrine Lee. Francis will enter his second year in the Aerospace Engineering...

  • CCA student earns silver medal

    CCA student earns silver medal

    The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) recently announced that four-member Team USA was awarded three gold medals and one silver medal at the 27th International Biology Olympiad (IBO) held in Hanoi, Vietnam. This worldwide competition involved students from 71 countries. Team USA 2016 silver...

  • Delaney Legacy Fund surpasses $150K, contribute by Sept. 1 for recognition

    The legacy fund established at the Rancho Santa Fe School Endowment Fund to honor retiring Rancho Santa Fe School District Superintendent Lindy Delaney has received over 70 donations totaling $150,000 so far. RSFEF Development Director Barbara Edwards says, “It has been heartwarming to see the...

  • Competition showcases students’ inventions

    Competition showcases students’ inventions

    On May 19, the Canyon Crest Academy Inventions Club and SPARK Chemistry Demonstration Club held its third annual showcase for finalists in the San Diego Elementary School Inventions Contest. The elementary school students in the competition had ingenuity and were able to show their inventions to...

  • David Jaffe to start as Rancho Santa Fe School District superintendent Aug. 1

    The Rancho Santa Fe School District officially welcomed David Jaffe as its new superintendent July 14. His first official day will be Aug. 1. Jaffe comes to the RSF School District from Torrey Pines High School, where he was principal for the past three years. In his 20 years of education experience,...

  • San Dieguito Union High School District $62 million bond sale a success

    San Dieguito Union High School District completed the sale of $62 million in general obligation bonds on June 28, the third issuance of the $449 Prop AA approved by voters in 2012. “It is by every measure the most successful sale of all three general obligation bond series,” said Interim Superintendent...

  • Protestors contend two SDUHSD board members’ actions ‘harmful’

    Protestors contend two SDUHSD board members’ actions ‘harmful’

    Teachers, parents and community members put on a small protest before the San Dieguito Union High School District board meeting on July 14, calling out trustees Mo Muir and John Salazar for voting against the budget for the next school year. Bob Croft, San Dieguito Faculty Association president,...

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