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Final Steel Beam Marks Another Historic Milestone for Community of City Heights
12/13/2019
SAN DIEGO - Two school construction projects are changing the physical landscape - and the learning climate - for students, staff, and community members in City Heights.
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Two Fields, One Vision: Elementary Schools, Neighborhoods, Celebrate the Opening of New Playfields
12/05/2019
SAN DIEGO – Just in time for the holidays, two San Diego Unified schools and city neighborhoods have new grass fields for students and neighbors to play on.
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Gage Gators Hold Ribbon-Cutting for New Playfield Dedicated to Beloved P.E. Teacher
11/25/2019
SAN DIEGO – Gage Elementary School Gators joined Superintendent Cindy Marten and City Councilmember Scott Sherman in a celebration and dedication of their new 163,000 square-foot
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San Diego Unified Passes First-of-its-Kind Youth Climate Action Resolution
09/11/2019
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Unified Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to pass an historic Youth Climate Action resolution, in support of students participating in the Sept. 20-27 Global Climate Strike.
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District Teachers Named San Diego County Teacher of the Year, Finalist
09/09/2019
Zamorano Fine Arts Academy's Hilda Martinez was named one of five San Diego County Teachers of the Year, and Jenny Lieu of Lincoln High School was recognized as a finalist at the 29th Annual Salute
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San Diego Unified Hosts 9th Annual Construction Expo with Record-Breaking Attendance
08/07/2019
SAN DIEGO – Nine years ago, the San Diego Unified’s Business Outreach Program, within the Facilities Planning and Construction (FPC) Department, hosted its first Construction Expo, with a goal
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Two Logan Heights Schools Mark Historic Construction Milestone on First-of-its-Kind Prenatal-to-Career Educational Complex
08/05/2019
SAN DIEGO – It was history in the making in July for Logan K-8 and Memorial Preparatory for Scholars and Athletes, as both schools celebrated the hoisting of the final steel beam on what will become the
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San Diego Unified Commemorates the “Other Class of 2019” at Celebration for New Retirees
06/15/2019
As schools bid farewell to the Class of 2019, it’s not just students who are poised to take on a new chapter of their lives.
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Crawford High School and De Portola Middle School recognized by the State for their Civic Engagement
03/07/2019
San Diego Unified is honored by Crawford High School and De Portola Middle School’s recognition as 2019 Civic Learning Award Recipients.
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Lacrosse expansion bringing new opportunity to students in every neighborhood
03/07/2019
The field beneath their feet may feel familiar, but these young women know that each step they take could be leading them to new world of opportunities when they compete in lacrosse on April 3. They
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Ocean Beach Elementary hosts district's Winter Wellness Showcase
03/05/2019
In late February, School Site Wellness Coordinators, District Wellness Council Members and San Diego County community partners convened at Ocean Beach (OB) Elementary for the district’s
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Challenger Middle School named a 2019 California Distinguished School
02/27/2019
San Diego Unified schools is proud of Challenger Middle’s designation as a 2019 Distinguished School. Winners, including Challenger Middle, represent examples of not just excellent teaching,
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Montgomery Middle students prepare to see their artwork unveiled on Linda Vista roads
02/14/2019
On Friday, March 1, 2019, students, parents, faculty and staff from Montgomery Middle STEAM Magnet School and San Diego Unified School District, together with longtime community partners
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Point Loma students inspire next generation of STEM learners at Dana Middle
02/14/2019
For the second year in a row, Point Loma became the epicenter of all things science, technology, engineering and math - at least for one day. Under drizzly February skies, Dana Middle School
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Student-made "Birds without Paradise" soar above Liberty Station and across U.S.-Mexico border
01/17/2019
Students benefit from education in the arts, and special art projects can connect them to the larger community and to other cultures. While discussion of the U.S.-Mexico border is dominating the
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San Diego High caps storybook football season with state championship
12/17/2018
As the young men in blue and white swarmed the field and filled the crisp, chilly air with excited shouts of celebration, there was a consensus among the coaches, players, and prep sports media in
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San Diego Unified students ready for their holiday close-up
12/13/2018
There’s something about the holiday season that shines a special spotlight on the San Diego Unified community – showcasing exceptional performing artists throughout the district.
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Dana Middle students go beyond the code
12/04/2018
This December 3-9, students across San Diego Unified are taking part in Computer Science Week, also known as the Hour of Code Week. For this year's Hour of Code Week, over 193,272 registered
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Three Morse High alumni make history with football championships
11/29/2018
It’s a historic year for high school football in San Diego – and for the three coaches leading their teams into regional title games this weekend.
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Academic gains, student activism show schools have the power to create a #BetterSD
10/17/2018
In her 2018 State of the District speech, Superintendent Cindy Marten said the academic progress of San Diego Unified students and their work to improve the communities where they live are evidence
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CAASPP test scores released by state for 2017
10/02/2018
SACRAMENTO: State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today that 2018 scores for the online California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) tests in
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San Diego Unified School Choice enrollment now open
10/02/2018
Monday, October 1, marks the start of the school choice window for the 2019-20 school year at San Diego Unified School District. School Choice gives students the chance to enroll next year in magnet
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Kearny High School dedicates new gym scoreboard to former district employee Art Hanby
09/13/2018
On the surface, it was your standard dedication ceremony for a remodeled gym -- a celebratory atmosphere with music, cheerleaders, and students.
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Supt. Marten shares district goals, tips for back-to-school
08/20/2018
Cindy Marten will continue to lead the way for San Diego Unified School District after signing a four-year contract extension. With it, she has her eyes set on achieving some hefty goals.
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Local nonprofit to provide school supplies to district students
08/16/2018
A local non-profit program called “We Got Your Back Backpack Program” is getting kids ready for school. Students from five district schools, Sherman, Porter, Perkins, Kimbrough and Logan will be
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It's time to get ready to go back to school
08/15/2018
The San Diego Unified School District will open their classroom doors on Monday, August 27th this year and safety on campus is once again a top priority.
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District celebrates 2018 retirees
07/10/2018
San Diego Unified recently celebrated its 2018 retirees at the annual Retiree Celebration held at the Ed Center.
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District honors top graduates at ‘Salute to Excellence’
05/31/2018
More than 80 high school seniors graduating in the top of their class were honored at the annual “Salute to Excellence” celebration at Sea World.
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Point Loma High's Barbara Buchanan named ‘Classified Employee of the Year’
05/23/2018
It was a celebration that had people dancing in the aisles as the district honored the countless contributions of its classified employees at the 2018 Classified Employee of the Year event.
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San Diego Unified recognizes 2018 Teachers of the Year
05/10/2018
Georgeanne Gedney, early childhood special education teacher at Linda Vista Elementary, Sara Dickman, dance teacher at CPMA and Lynsey Littlefield, special education teacher/ASB advisor at
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Saluting dispatchers at San Diego Unified School Police April 8-14
04/09/2018
On duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, dispatchers with San Diego Unified School Police Department play a critical role in keeping our schools safe. During the second week in April,
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Multiple elementary schools recognized under state’s Distinguished Schools Program
04/03/2018
The California Distinguished Schools Program is back after three years – and San Diego Unified schools are showing their star power more than ever.
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Opportunity for parents, community to recognize individuals who contribute to Special Education
03/19/2018
The Special Education Above and Beyond Awards presented by the Community Advisory Committee for Special Education is an opportunity for parents, staff and the community to recognize
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District resource teacher appointed to statewide panel for computer science education
03/16/2018
Shirley Miranda, a district resource teacher who previously taught computer science at Morse High School, was recently appointed by State Superintendent Tom Torlakson to the Computer Science
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A message from the Superintendent about students, school safety
03/15/2018
This week, millions of American students took part in peaceful demonstrations against school shootings. I attended one of these demonstrations organized by our high school students. It was
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JumpStart Theatre Program coming to San Diego Unified middle schools
02/02/2018
Middle school students in the San Diego Unified School District may be one step closer to their big break.
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School Police honor cancer patients, fellow officers with commemorative markings
09/26/2017
The San Diego Unified School Police Department protects and serves more than 120,000 district students and staff on a daily basis.
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San Diego High’s Jaime Brown named SD County Teacher of the Year
09/18/2017
San Diego High School’s Jaime Brown was named one of five County Teachers of the Year at the 27th Annual Salute to Teachers event hosted by the San Diego County Office of Education and Cox Communications.
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2017/2018 application for free and reduced-price meals now available
07/12/2017
The 2017/2018 application for free and reduced-price meals is now available online for families to complete. Families of students who attend Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) and Provision 2
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Why San Diego schools has to address its 'very serious' budget deficit
06/09/2017
Superintendent Cindy Marten outlines why balancing the budget and achieving fiscal stability is so important for the district, and why students and parents should be excited about the future in this commentary in the San Diego Union Tribune.
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School Police Give Porter Elementary Students a Tour of the Harbor
06/02/2017
Last week, students from Porter Elementary in the San Diego Unified Police Department's "True Blue Buddies" program were treated to a day of adventure and learning down at San Diego Harbor. As
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Eco Squad transforming Challenger Middle one tomato at a time
06/01/2017
At Challenger Middle School in San Diego Unified School District, the inspiring garden team of teachers, students, and cafeteria staff is proving that “learning-as-you-go” can yield truly magnificent results.
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San Diego Unified names Classified Employee of the Year, honors others at annual event
05/24/2017
Carolina Iglesias’ primary role at Marston Middle may be enrollment clerk, but her reach extends far beyond enrollment. Her compassion for students and willingness to step in wherever needed are
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District honors 2017 Teachers of the Year
05/10/2017
Claudia Sanchez-Guevara, Vanessa Hart and Jean-Paul Balmat are San Diego Unified’s 2017 Teachers of the Year.
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Early draft LCAP available for review, input
05/04/2017
The earliest version of the upcoming year's LCAP is available during May for review and input.
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Important facts about the district graduation rate
04/13/2017
We deeply appreciate the trust parents place in San Diego Unified. Our commitment to families, in return, is that all students will leave our schools ready to attend college, start a career and fully
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San Diego Unified donates 7,000 pounds of food for community hunger relief efforts
04/11/2017
San Diego Unified’s Food and Nutrition Services has been piloting a new program, Love Food Not Waste, that allows leftover food from the school meal program to be diverted from the landfill to
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School police officers expand knowledge of restorative practices
04/04/2017
Article courtesy of the Mid-City Community Advocacy Network From March 27 to 29, 10 San Diego Unified School District police officers gathered to learn about restorative justice techniques and how to refer cases to the City Heights Restorative Community Conferencing Pilot Program. Restorative justice is focused on bringing youth responsible for committing a crime and those harmed by their actions together to agree on how to repair it. It is a tool for school police balancing keeping order at a school with helping guide young people’s development.
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April Harvest of the Month: Minneola Tangelos
04/03/2017
Fresh from Wolff Ranch in Pala, Minneola tangelos are available on cafeteria salad bars throughout the San Diego Unified School District every Wednesday in April.
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Important facts, materials relating to Emerson-Bandini water testing
03/30/2017
An NBC 7 report on March 30 contained multiple inaccuracies regarding the district’s work to provide clean, safe drinking water at all of its school sites. Therefore, in order to directly provide the most accurate and up-to-date information to the students, parents and the community we serve, moving forward the district will be updating its website on a regular basis to share the facts in this matter.
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District scores above average on new state accountability system
03/15/2017
California launched its new accountability system and San Diego Unified scores are above average on four of the five indicators reported in this early stage of implementation. The district achieved the “green” level, which is the second highest level and the state target, on four of the five indicators - Suspension rate, Graduation rate, English language arts, and Mathematics. On the fifth indicator, English learner progress, the district mark was “yellow” or median performance.
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San Diego Unified Students Take Part in First-Ever San Diego Pride LGBTQ+ Youth Art Show
03/09/2017
Students from five San Diego Unified School District Middle and High Schools are taking part in the first of its kind LGBTQ+ youth art show Saturday, March 11th. Organized by San Diego LGBT Pride, in partner with Art of Pride and The Trevor Project, San Diego Pride will be hosting the LGBTQ+ youth art show at their main office this weekend.
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600 graduating seniors selected to receive free tuition, books at SD Community Colleges
03/02/2017
Six-hundred graduating high school seniors are being notified they will receive free tuition and books beginning the fall of 2017 at a San Diego Community College (SDCCD) campus through the San Diego Promise. The San Diego Promise pays for enrollment fees and books that are not covered by financial aid. In exchange, San Diego Promise participants must to take part in orientation services and map out an education plan, be enrolled in at least 12 units for both fall and spring, provide at least eight hours of community service, and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0.
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District statement on rights of transgender students
03/01/2017
Last week, the Department of Education and Department of Justice rescinded the federal guidance they released less than a year ago that instructed schools across the country on how to create welcoming, safe, and supportive school environments for transgender and gender nonconforming students.
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Hundreds gather to explore the possibilities at UC San Diego
02/24/2017
College, even UCSD, is within reach for all students That was the message conveyed to more than 500 students and parents who gathered recently to learn about UC San Diego as a college option at an “Evening with UCSD.” Attendees were greeted by UCSD staff and students as they entered the auditorium. UCSD’s Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Juan Gonzalez opened the program, followed by other UCSD representatives who spoke about the admissions process, applying for financial aid and the career services available.
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Just the Facts: District Graduation Measures
02/24/2017
In May of last year, the San Diego Unified School District reported 92 percent of its students from the Class of 2016 were on track to graduate. The number was significant for three main reasons:
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JROTC Holiday Food Drive nets nearly 40,000 pounds of food
02/22/2017
On their own, each of the district’s 13 JROTC units gathered thousands of pounds of nonperishable food items for donation. Together, they amassed close to 40,000 pounds of food - 38,208 to be exact - as part of the JROTC annual holiday food drive. The drive is part of the JROTC Service Learning Project to support the city in collecting food during the holiday season.
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Changes to Special Education focus on better quality instruction, serving more students across district
02/13/2017
In order to ensure that students have access to quality instruction, opportunities for peer interaction and social development, and are able to engage as a member of a robust classroom community, the district has announced that some elementary school and K-8 moderate-severe classrooms will be combined into neighborhood cluster classrooms beginning with the 2017-2018 school year.
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Golden nugget tangerines on school salad bars each Wednesday this month
02/07/2017
Students (and school staff!) across the district can enjoy golden nugget tangerines on their school salad bars every Wednesday this month. Golden nugget tangerines are easy to peel, golden in color and have a bumpy texture. These sweet citrus come to us from Rockwood Ranch at Rancho Guejito in Escondido. Rancho Guejito has been farmed on since 1845 making the farm older than the state of California.
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Application deadline for free community college approaching
02/06/2017
The deadline to apply for free tuition for graduates of the San Diego School District through the San Diego Community College District’s (SDCCD) San Diego Promise program is fast approaching. Applications for the program that pays for enrollment fees and books not covered by financial aid are being accepted through Feb. 10 at www.sandiegounified.org/promise.
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Students receive free mobile devices, wireless service through Sprint’s 1Million Project
02/03/2017
Photo and story courtesy of the San Diego Union Tribune Keneshia Johnson is among 250 students at Crawford High School to get a free mobile hotspot device and wireless Internet access under a pilot project that took effect Thursday. It’s a big deal for the 17-year-old on a couple of fronts: It allows her to use her school-issued laptop at home for homework and even to surf YouTube at Netflix, and it will give her more time to sleep in the mornings.
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Articulation patterns strengthened with optional area phase-out, K-6 schools reconfigured
01/10/2017
For students in eight areas of San Diego, the articulation pattern from elementary to middle and middle to high school is becoming clearer. Students in these areas will soon have a single feeder pattern to follow from elementary to high school, which supports the continuity of K-12 programs for neighborhood students. Starting in 2017-18, students living in these optional areas will follow a single path from elementary to high school. The change was approved by the Board of Education at its Jan. 10 meeting.
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New Year, new Harvest of the Month
01/05/2017
Locally grown on San Gabriel Ranch in Valley Center, organic Bangkok guavas will be served on salad bars throughout San Diego Unified every Wednesday during January.
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District nurse named to Kaiser’s Thriving Schools Honor Roll
01/03/2017
Entry courtesy of Kaiser Permanente Every day in our schools there are ordinary people doing extraordinary work to build a healthier future for the students, staff and teachers. These are the folks, who when faced with obstacles, look beyond them and see possibilities. They are collaborators, caregivers, coaches, instructors, advocates and all-around superstars.
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