Tuesday, January 26, 2010

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Visit a Magnet School, Discover What's Happening at All Schools Fair

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District, Jan. 26, 2010


WHEN: 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010

WHAT: Preview for Saturday's All-Schools Fair in Balboa Park

WHERE: Millennial Tech Middle School, 1110 Carolina Lane (92111). I-805 S to
CA-94 E, take the Euclid Ave. exit south, merge onto Euclid Ave., turn right
onto Lise Ave., turn right onto Hal St., turn left onto Hilltop Dr., turn
right onto Carolina Lane.

ACTIVITIES: Classes ranging from computer science to robotics to English
(with a science twist) will be open for photo/video and student interviews
at San Diego Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics middle school.
Students, teachers and staff will be inviting San Diegans to the All-Schools
Fair, scheduled this Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Recital Hall in Balboa Park.
Students from Millennial Tech will join fellow students from all over San
Diego Unified to show off their schools.

Parents looking for school choice options are encouraged to attend. Members
of the San Diego Unified community who don't have kids in our schools are
also encouraged to attend and see where their tax dollars go. After nearly
70 percent of San Diego supported Prop. S in 2008, here's a chance for San
Diego's kids and school community to say "thank you."

PHOTOS/INTERVIEWS: Science, robotics, math students using iPod Touch
computers, high-tech whiteboards. Students, teachers, parents and school
choice officials will be available for interview.


Helen V. Griffith, Principal, Millennial Tech Middle School, (619) 527-6933

Jack Brandais, Communications Department, San Diego Unified School District,
(619) 725-5570 (desk), (619) 607-0477 (cell)

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What: San Diego Unified All Schools Fair

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30

Where: Balboa Park Recital Hall (adjacent to Puppet Theater)

Description: Neighborhood, magnet and International Baccalaureate schools,
as well as other innovative programs will be under one roof. Representatives
from the enrollment office can answer school choice application questions.
Parents have until February 15 to apply to send their child to an
out-of-neighborhood school for the 2010-11 school year. For more
information, visit www.sandi.net/enrollmentoptions.

Parents have choices. That¹s the key message of the fair which attracted
more than 1,500 families last year from all over San Diego County, including
families already living within the district, parents with jobs in San Diego
who want to know about great schools located close to work and parents who
are ready to make a move from high-cost private and parochial schools. The
free event for grades pre-K-12 gives families a chance to explore the
excellent academic and college/career preparatory programs at San Diego
Unified, plus enjoy student performances throughout the day.

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