From drumming to mummy making, a treasure-trove of learning
June 29, 2012 (El Cajon) – Cuyamaca College is offering College for Kids July 9 – August 9 at 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway, El Cajon.It is a summer enrichment program for children between the ages of 8-14 that will teach new and meaningful skills through participation in classes such as art, dance fitness, science, media and more.
Bellus Graduate and Artistic Director Take Top Honors at RAW Competition
June 30, 2012 (Poway) -- Bellus Academy alumnae Kristin Bacaycay and artistic director Diego Raviglione took home top honors at the nationally-broadcast Behind the Chair RAW Competition on June 3 in Orlando, Florida, beating out six other teams to take first prize. The competition, which served to single out talented beauty professionals under the age of 30, featured Bacaycay as a stylist and Raviglione as a mentor for the Proctor & Gamble-sponsored Team ICAN.
June 28, 2012 (La Mesa)--A contentious issue facing the City of La Mesa has been whether to allow the College Preparatory Middle School, located in the La Mesa Church of Christ, to expand its student body from 180 pupils to 259.
The key issue is noise concerns of neighbors near the school. The property, located at the southwest corner of Jackson Drive and Grossmont Boulevard is not new. But the use of it as a Charter school has raised controversy.
June 25, 2012 (La Mesa) -- I don't know about you, but I have always had an insatiable desire to know everything. I don't mean I want to be a know-it-all, although some of my friends might disagree -- it's just this curiosity I have. I remember as young as five years old watching a snail and wondering why we had those things.
June 22, 2012 (Alpine)--At the Alpine Woman’s Club’s monthly meeting on June 19, the following students were presented with $1,000 scholarships: Zachary Wiley from Steele Canyon High School; Teresa Williams from Alpine Academy; Amanda Brookshire, Victoria Pool and Evan Myres from Granite Hills High School.
June 20, 2012 – The Santee Chamber of Commerce and the Santee School District Foundation present the Golf Classic 2012 June 28 at Carlton Oaks Country Club, 9200 Inwood Drive, Santee. The tournament benefits the students of the Santee School District through the Santee School District Foundation. The Foundation is raising funds to support the Arts and enhance Technology instruction in the schools.
June 19, 2012 (Alpine) – The Alpine Education Foundation is offering Hogwarts Academy for grades K -8th beginning June 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The program immerses the children in a world of wonder and imagination while the learn the science of astronomy, herbology, potions (science), riddles (language), chess (logic), care of magical creatures and ‘wizardry’ games.A tour of Wright’s Field with a credentialed biologist/ornithologist is also on the agenda.
June 19, 2012 (San Diego)--Recently I won a $48,000 scholarship funded by STOP2011, a Heartland Coalition project. This number represents more than a weight off my chest for college, however. It is the amount of debt each American owes if the United States national deficit was divided by the number of our citizens.
June 19, 2012 (Sacramento) -- Supported by many of California’s leading educators and school advocates, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and State Board of Education (SBE) President Michael Kirst today officially submitted California’s request to set aside specified requirements of Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as ‘No Child Left Behind.’
June 18, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) --Nestled in the mountains of Descanso within Cleveland National Forest, Camp Oliver offers all children an outdoor experience and has been in operation since 1949, when Lawrence and Mary Oliver donated a portion of their ranch along the Sweetwater River to the Sisters of Social Service.
GUHSD is only School District in State to Receive Prestigious Award
June 18, 2012 (El Cajon)—The Grossmont Union High School District announces that it has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its Fiscal Year 2010/11 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
June 17, 2012 (Rancho San Diego) -- Every summer the Heritage of the Americas Museum, located on the campus of Cuyamaca College in Rancho San Diego, has week-long classes for students going into fifth through ninth grades. All of the classes are taught by retired school teachers. The cost for each five-day class is only $50.00. For more information, you can call the Museum at 619-670-5194 or visit the web site at www.cuyamaca.edu/museum.
The classes at the Museum are very unique, fun, and educational. The first two sessions are called Survivor: Pioneer Skills in the Computer World. This class teaches students things that they won’t learn sitting in front of a computer. They’ll build a model shelter, make fire by friction, and rig and lift a weight using a rope and pulleys, and more. The list of activities goes on and on and the students always have a great time.
June 16, 2012 (Poway) – Internationally-acclaimed Bellus Academy has become the first beauty school in the world to incorporate WaveMotion™ technology into its curriculum, This ground-breaking move places Bellus’ aspiring therapists on the cutting edge of wellness treatments as they learn and adapt various bodywork techniques using WaveMotion’s™ bodywork table, the latest technological advancement available.
June 15, 2012 (Sacramento)—A measure requiring California State University (CSU) Trustees to designate a senior administrator as a liaison between protesting students and campus officials to improve safety and communication Wednesday won Senate Education Committee approval on a six to zero vote. AB 1955, authored by local Assemblyman Marty Block (AD 78)) also requests the University of California (UC) to name a liaison when protests occur on those campuses.
June 15, 2012 (Santee) -- A West Hills High School math teacher has been honored with a “Crystal Apple Award” from the seminary students of the Santee Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
San Diego Jewish Academy eight grader Jonah Kohn's project uses tactile sound to enhance music for people with hearing loss through vibrations
June 11, 2012 (San Diego)--San Diego Jewish Academy (SDJA) eighth grade student Jonah Kohn was recently notified that he is one of five finalists in his age group out of a total 15 finalists in the 2012 Google Science Fair, which received thousands of entries from over 100 countries worldwide.
His project, Good Vibrations: Improving the Music Experience for People with Hearing Loss Using Multi-Frequency Tactile Sound, has the potential to affect millions of people with hearing loss by enhancing their ability to enjoy music.
June 10, 2012 (El Cajon) -- Bill Garrett, president of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Governing Board, and Mary Kay Rosinski, board vice president, have been re-elected without opposition for another four-year term. Because they had no challengers, the names of Garrett and Rosinski were not on the June 5 ballot for East County voters. The college district operates Grossmont College in El Cajon and Cuyamaca College in Rancho San Diego, serving almost 30,000 students.
June 8, 2012 (Alpine) – Looking for something fun, free and cool for the kids to do this summer? Your child or teen can receive a free bowling game each week-day this summer, along with bowling shoes, in Viejas Bowl’s new “Say Yes to Bowling” program. The fun starts in June and continues on through August.
June 6, 2012 (San Diego) — Realizing a need to have individualized enrichment programs for students, a San Diego attorney seeks to develop an education center to serve the entire family. Breana Ha, who came to the United States as a young child in 1979 as one of the boat people, said while there are several organizations serving the Vietnamese community in San Diego, there is, however, not one that provides educational services for the entire family. That idea gave birth to the Vietnamese American Center: Education, Recreation and Culture (VACERC).
Recognized for Biliteracy by San Diego County Office of Education
June 5, 2012 (Lakeside, CA) – Lakeside resident and Riverview Elementary School Principal Olympia Kyriakidis was recognized by the San Diego County Office of Education as an outstanding individual in promoting biliteracy, and was presented with a Certificate of Award at the 14th Annual Leadership in Biliteracy Symposium. This event acknowledges district individuals who have made significant contributions in promoting biliteracy for students, promotes biliteracy as an educational asset and celebrates the achievements of the community.
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Lakeside Union School District Superintendent Dr. Brian Bristol, Certificate of Award recipients Dr. Lily Cheng of the Confucius Institute at SDSU and Riverview Elementary School Principal Olympia Kyriakidis and Lakeside Union School District Board Members Gelia Cook and Twila Godley.
June 5, 2012 (San Diego's East County) -- Throughout the month of June, approximately 5,216 senior students from 9 comprehensive high schools, 2 charter high schools and 3 alternative high schools in the Grossmont Union High School District will be donning caps and gowns for commencement exercises.
The following listings include the dates of the ceremonies, and information about the individual schools:
June 3, 2012 (Berkeley) - As the mother of a U.C. Berkeley graduate, I couldn't be prouder of my son's alma mater than after viewing this video. In it, student Austin Whitney, who was paralyzed in a car accident, is enabled to walk across the stage and accept his diploma with help from an exo-skeleton created thanks to technology developed at the University of California, Berkeley. Just imagine what this could mean someday for our wounded veterans and other injured people!
June 2, 2012 (El Cajon) -- The commencements held at Cuyamaca and Grossmont colleges this week, in which more than 2,300 students received degrees or certificates, were a joyous and welcome change to the budgetary gloom that has settled over the state’s community colleges.
Transaction results in $4.9 million in savings for district taxpayers
May 31, 2012 (El Cajon) -- Grossmont Union High School District (GUHSD) has successfully implemented Proposition H 2006 Series bond refunding and announces a savings of $4.9 million for taxpayers over the next 11 years. The GUHSD board approved the refunding during its April 19 meeting.
Founding instructors of landmark programs leave a legacy
May 29, 2012 (El Cajon)– For more than three decades, two instructors at Cuyamaca College have worked within hailing distance of one other, each heading an academic program they personally designed and cultivated.
Not only have Jim Custeau, the founder of the automotive technology program and Brad Monroe, the creator of the ornamental horticulture program, worked in close proximity – their careers have followed similar trajectories.
May 29, 2012 (El Cajon) -- East San Diego County high school teachers and their former students will join together Wednesday, May 30, 2012, to highlight a daylong symposium on changes made to better prepare high school students for college.
A panel presentation by Grossmont Union High School District English teachers and past graduates is set for 8:45 a.m. in Griffin Gate at Grossmont College. The 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. symposium is expected to draw more than 100 teachers sharing changes made this past year as part of the English Curriculum Alignment Project. ECAP is a project of the California Partnership for Achieving Student Success (Cal-PASS), the institute for Evidence-Based change (IEBC) and the Grossmont Union High School District.
Parents seeking innovative K-12 education alternative can learn how virtual public school, offered tuition-free, can meet their individual needs
May 27, 2012 (El Cajon) -- Capistrano Connections Academy, a tuition-free, fully accredited virtual public school, will host a free information session in El Cajon for families interested in learning about its online program and individualized approach to education.