Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Media Advisory--Mission Bay High celebrates grand opening of "Buc Cafe" TOMORROW

April 20, 2010

Mission Bay High celebrates grand opening of its "Buc Café"

What: Ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house for "Buc Café" (student-run store)

When: Tomorrow (Wednesday, April 21), 11-11:30 a.m. (rain or shine)

Where: Mission Bay High School, 2475 Grand Avenue, Pacific Beach (92109)
Directions: Int. 5 north to Grand Ave., exit west. or Int. 5 south, exit
Garnet/Balboa Ave., straight ahead to Grand Ave., turn right.
If it rains, the ceremony will be held in the school library. Then
participants will walk approximately 50 feet to the "Buc Café." (see map)

Parents and community members will join San Diego Unified School District staff tomorrow in celebrating the official dedication of the new "Buc Café" at Mission Bay High School. After a short 15-minute ceremony, guests will be invited into the new student store for an "inside look" at how the store operates.

The "'Buc Café' for the Academy of Entrepreneurship," also known as the Mission Bay Magnet for Global Studies and Technology, provides high school students with the skills to successfully transition from school to career. Students who attend this academy are well-prepared to take advantage of internship opportunities within the large number of small businesses in the community. To increase its real-world focus, students in the Academy complete Virtual Enterprises, a course preparing them to function within the global economy and be responsible for the day-to-day operations of an on-site cafe.

The "Buc Café" is one of 15 College, Career & Technical Education facilities being constructed under the Proposition S (local) and Proposition 1D (state) bond programs. The 750-square-foot café represents a nearly $400,000 investment into Mission High School and the community.

On November 4, 2008, nearly 69 percent of the voters in San Diego passed the $2.1 billion general obligation bond measure, Proposition S, so that San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) could repair, renovate and revitalize 181 schools.

Visuals: Speakers, ribbon-cutting ceremony, and inside look at the student store operations, students will be preparing for the lunch period

Interviews: Students, school principal, teacher of student café program, Board of Education member representing the Mission Bay schools/communities, executive director of the Capital Improvement Bond Program (Proposition S), program manager of College, Career & Technical Education.

Photos are available upon request.

Cynthia Reed-Porter, Communications Supervisor
Communications Office
San Diego Unified School District
4100 Normal Street, Room 2153
San Diego, CA 92103-2682
Office: (619) 725-5579 or (858) 637-3607
Mobile: (619) 546-3378
Fax: (619) 725-7021
E-mail: creed-porter@sandi.net
District website: www.sandi.net

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