Wednesday, August 27, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY – District to Mark Opening of Quality Assurance Office with Ribbon Cutting and Open House Aug. 29

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District Aug. 27, 2014

 

District to Mark Opening of Quality Assurance Office with Ribbon Cutting and Open House Aug. 29

 

WHAT: San Diego Unified School District is celebrating the opening of its Quality Assurance Office with a Ribbon Cutting and Open House. The event will begin with an informal presentation by Supt. Cindy Marten and Quality Assurance Executive Director Carmina Duran, followed by a ribbon cutting and office tour.

 

WHEN: Friday, August 29, 2014, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

 

WHERE: 4100 Normal Street, Annex 10 (Office is located on the Campus Drive side of the Education Center)

 

DETAILS: Providing a safe and nurturing environment for each and every student is the district's top priority. The opening of this office is the culmination of a year-long effort by Superintendent Cindy Marten in collaboration with multiple stakeholder groups to create a centralized, one-stop shop where parents, students, staff and community members can share concerns related to the district, its policies or its schools, and receive objective, timely responses. 

 

SPEAKERS: Superintendent Cindy Marten; Quality Assurance Executive Director Carmina Duran; Board Members in attendance. 

 

CONTACT: Linda Zintz, San Diego Unified School District, 619- 847-6637 (mobile)

 

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Board Advisory Committees—Notices/Agendas

Please refer to the below links for upcoming meetings, agendas, and minutes of all board advisory committees:

·         ACUESP: http://www.sandi.net/Page/63841

·         Audit and Finance: http://www.sandi.net/Page/65823

·         CAC: http://www.sandi.net/Page/64789  and http://www.sandi.net/Page/64788

·         CSFC: http://www.sandi.net/Page/58524    

·         CTEAC: http://www.sandi.net/Page/64791   

·         DAC http://www.sandi.net/Page/64793 and http://www.sandi.net/Page/64792

·         DELAC: http://www.sandi.net/Page/64834   

·         ICOC: http://www.sandi.net/Page/3226  

Thank you.

 

Josefina Viorato

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

7 (619) 297-5624

* jviorato@sandi.net

 

 

 

'Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.' --Nelson Mandela

 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Post Notice of Meeting Cancellation, ICOC Committee, August 21, 2014

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice of Meeting Cancellation: ICOC Committee, August 21, 2014
Committee Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/Page/3226       

 

Please forward to staff and as appropriate print and post notice in a prominent, accessible location at your site.

 

Thank you.

 

Josefina Viorato

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

7 (619) 297-5624

* jviorato@sandi.net

 

 

 

 

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’ --Nelson Mandela

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

NEWS RELEASE FROM SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT: Lincoln High School Launches New STEAM Middle College Program

NEWS RELEASE
August 20, 2014

Lincoln High School Launches New STEAM Middle College Program
Collaboration between San Diego Unified School District and San Diego Community College District provides high school students access to college courses

SAN DIEGO -- The first cohort of students in the new Lincoln High School STEAM Middle College program began classes Monday, Aug. 18 as part of the latest collaboration between the San Diego Unified School District and the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD). The Aug. 18 start date aligned with the community college fall semester start date, which is two weeks before other students at Lincoln will begin school on Sept. 2.

The new STEAM Middle College Program is designed to provide a supportive academic environment that combines high school and community college courses. Lincoln High School students will now have the opportunity to take college credit classes and, in some cases, earn associate degrees before graduating from high school. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.

"After months of planning, it's exciting to see the first group of students actually start the new program," said Lincoln High School Principal John Ross. "These students are the first to have the opportunity to take college credit classes right here on campus. They are getting a head-start on their future success in college and career."

The San Diego Unified Board of Education approved Lincoln High School STEAM Middle College program on April 27, 2014.

As part of the curriculum, San Diego City College is offering credit classes for the students at the Continuing Education, Educational Cultural Complex (ECC), in collaboration with Lincoln High School staff. The new focus will concentrate on hands-on, project-based learning, with an advisory model utilizing coordinators, internships for students, student exhibitions and dual enrollment with San Diego Unified and the Community College.
"Beginning with the first middle college established at LaGuardia Community College in New York, community colleges have formed successful partnerships with their local high schools," said SDCCD Chancellor Constance M. Carroll.  "The San Diego Community College District looks forward to serving the students at Lincoln High School in this new partnership."

A special event, "Ready for the Future," was held today at Lincoln High School officially launching the new program. Attendees included San Diego Unified Supt. Cindy Marten and Board Vice President Marne Foster, SDCCD Chancellor Constance M. Carroll and Board President Rich Grosch, City College President Anthony Beebe, Lincoln High Principal John Ross, faculty, students, parents and community members.

Media Contact: Linda Zintz, Communications Director, 619-847-6637 (mobile); 619-725-5578 (office)
Linda Zintz
Communications Director

Clzintz@sandi.net
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY FROM THE SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT: “Ready for the Future” Event to Recognize Launch of Lincoln High School’s STEAM Middle College Program

August 19, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY for August 20, 2014

"Ready for the Future" Event to Recognize Launch of Lincoln High School's STEAM Middle College Program Collaboration between San Diego Unified School District and San Diego Community College District expands in 2014-15 school year

What:  The "Ready for the Future" event marks the official start of the Lincoln High School STEAM Middle College program, a collaboration between the San Diego Unified School District and the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD). STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics. The first cohort of students in the program began classes on Monday, Aug. 18, on the Lincoln High School campus.  Leadership from both districts, staff, elected officials, students, parents and community members are joining together to celebrate this newest partnership between San Diego Unified and SDCCD that will benefit the students in the Lincoln High School community.

When:             Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
2-2:30 p.m.      Program
2:30-3 p.m.      Reception with light refreshments

Where: Lincoln High School Performing Arts Center, 4777 Imperial Avenue, (92113)

Speakers include: San Diego Unified Supt. Cindy Marten; San Diego Unified Board Vice President Marne Foster; SDCCD Chancellor Constance Carroll; SDCCD Board President Rich Grosch; City College President Anthony Beebe, Lincoln High School Principal John Ross; students in the new program.

Background:  The San Diego Unified Board of Education approved Lincoln High School Middle College on April 27, 2014. The program is designed to be a supportive academic environment that combines a high school and a community college, providing high school students with opportunities to take classes for college credit and, in some cases, earn associate degrees before graduating from high school.

The San Diego Community College District Educational Cultural Complex (ECC) will provide the college portion of the work, in collaboration with Lincoln High School staff.  The curriculum emphasis at the campus will be the STEAM subjects:  Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. The new focus will concentrate on hands-on, project-based learning, with an advisory model utilizing coordinators, internships for students, student exhibitions and dual enrollment with San Diego Unified and the Community College.

Media contact:  Linda Zintz, San Diego Unified School District, 619- 847-6637 (mobile)

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Post ACUESP Meeting Cancellation Notice

PLEASE NOTE:

 

·         Notice of Meeting Cancellation: Advisory Committee for the Utilization of Excess School Property (ACUESP), August 22, 2014
Committee Meeting Information:
http://www.sandi.net/Page/63841

 

Please forward to staff and as appropriate print and post notice in a prominent, accessible location at your site.

 

Thank you.

Josefina Viorato

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

7 (619) 297-5624

* jviorato@sandi.net

 

 

 

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’ --Nelson Mandela

Thursday, August 14, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY: SDG&E Donates ‘Tools For School’ To 700 Local Students In Southeast San Diego

MEDIA ADVISORY from San Diego Unified School District, Aug. 14, 2014, sent on behalf of SDG&E

Reporters and editors: For questions, please contact Allison Zaragoza at SDG&E Cell: 619-820-1517

SDG&E DONATES 'TOOLS FOR SCHOOL' TO 700 LOCAL STUDENTS IN SOUTHEAST SAN DIEGO

WHAT: On Friday, Aug. 15, SDG&E employees will distribute backpacks full of school supplies to the students of Emerson/Bandini Elementary School for the 'Tools for School' campaign. Emerson/Bandini is a local under-resourced school with 100% participation in the free lunch program and a 99% minority student population. The average income for families at this school is $10,000 per year.

SDG&E took the lead in raising $7,000 to provide all 700 students with necessary back-to-school supplies as well as physical education and classroom supplies for the teachers. The Sempra Energy Foundation matched that amount for a total of $13,000 going to the students' supplies.

During this event, parents and students will be invited to pick-up their supplies and backpacks during the 'Tools for School' distribution.

WHEN:
FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014
3:15–5 p.m.

WHERE:
Emerson Campus of Emerson/Bandini Elementary
3510 Newton Ave., San Diego, 92113
*School supply distribution will take place on the front quad area of the school*

WHO:
- Mitch Mitchell, Vice President, San Diego Gas & Electric
- Cindy Marten, Superintendent, San Diego Unified School District
- Principal and Vice Principal of Emerson/Bandini Elementary
- Walmart Volunteers (Walmart donated $1,000 and 750 re-useable bags to the 'Tools for School' campaign)

VISUALS:
- Elementary school students receiving backpacks filled with school supplies.
- Volunteers from SDG&E passing out school supplies.

CONTACT: Allison Zaragoza, SDG&E, Cell: (619) 820-1517

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