Wednesday, February 29, 2012

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Board President, Superintendent, To Ask Unions To Help Reduce Layoffs

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District, Feb. 29, 2012

BOARD PRESIDENT, SUPERINTENDENT TO ASK UNIONS TO HELP REDUCE LAYOFFS

WHAT: News conference where Dr. John Lee Evans, San Diego Unified School
District Board of Education President, and Bill Kowba, Superintendent,
will ask district unions to come to the negotiating table to help save
1,600 jobs.


WHEN: 10 a.m. Thursday, Mar. 1, 2012, Eugene Brucker Education Center,
4100 Normal St. (92101)

DETAILS: Dr. Evans and Mr. Kowba will discuss the Board's request for $50
million in concessions from SDUSD employee groups (only the San Diego
Unified School Police Association has already agreed to this). The "reduce
layoffs" plan would maintain small class size, saves academic programs and
critical student services. If the unions do not agree, on March 15, 1,600
teachers, librarians, counselors and other certificated staff members will
receive notices that their contracts may not be renewed for the 2012-13
school year.

QUOTE: "Layoff notices don't have to happen but we can't wait to
negotiate. We must do this now." Dr. John Lee Evans, Board of Education
President.

CONTACT: Bernie Rhinerson, Chief District Relations Officer, (619)
725-5567.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Media advisory--Hoover High dedicates new Green Construction Technology Facility tomorrow

MEDIA ADVISORY

Contact: Cynthia Reed-Porter (619) 546-3378

Hoover High School Dedicates New Green Construction Technology Facility; Building Earned Silver Certificate for Leadership in Energy Environmental Design

WHAT:  San Diego Unified School District is dedicating its new Green Construction Technology facility, a cutting-edge project at Hoover High School that features a modern commercial woodshop set in an industrial arts classroom. The 5,700-square-foot College, Career & Technical Education facility is a true model of green construction that serves as an educational lab for teaching students about renewable technologies in construction, including photovoltaic solar systems, renewable and recycled building products and energy efficiency. The building itself recently earned the "Silver" Certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) by the Green Building Certification Institute.

Immediately following the dedication ceremony, the Sustainable Academy of Building and Engineering (SABE) will also host a kick-off event for Hoover High School SABE students. SABE focuses on sustainable building techniques and career opportunities in the energy and construction fields. 

WHEN:  Tomorrow -- Wednesday, Feb. 29, 8:30 a.m. (rain or shine)

WHERE: Hoover High School, 4474 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego 92115. The Green Construction Technology building is located on Highland Avenue (west of the campus). Turn north on Highland Avenue from El Cajon Boulevard. Media parking will be available next to the facility (off Highland Avenue).
School phone: (619) 283-6281 School website: http://www.hoovercardinals.org/

VISUALS: Ribbon-cutting ceremony (8:30-8:45 p.m.), followed immediately by a fun team building event in which students work on a derby car project. There will also be displays on alternative energy and fuel efficiency vehicles, as well as an interactive display on the San Diego Energy Truck. 

GUEST SPEAKERS/INTERVIEWS: Hoover High School students and principal, area superintendent, College, Career & Technical Education director and teachers; Sustainable Academy of Building and Engineering students/staff, and Facilities Planning and Construction/ Prop. S executive director. (Spanish as well)

BACKGROUND: The Green Construction Technology Program will provide career and technical education in the residential and commercial construction career pathway within the building trades and construction industry sector. In addition to the coursework in English, math, science and humanities requirements for entry into a University of California or California State University, the program at Hoover High will also provide the following sequence of technical education courses in this career pathway: introduction to green technology (grade 9), construction technology (grades 9 & 10) and fine woodworking (grades 11 & 12).

The nearly $3.9 million Green Construction Technology Facility was funded by San Diego Unified School District's Proposition S and a California Proposition 1D grant. The project partners for the new facility were Group Cristilli Architects and Soltek-Pacific Construction. Construction began in August 2010 and was completed in December 2011. The facility's design meets the most respected standards in the district, state and nation for sustainable design and green building strategies. These standards are established in the High-Performing School Program, LEED Green Building Rating System and the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS).

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Cynthia Reed-Porter, Communications Supervisor | Communications Office | San Diego Unified School District
Offices: (619) 725-5579 or (858) 637-3607 | Mobile: (619) 546-3378 | E-mail: creed-porter@sandi.net

Friday, February 24, 2012

NEWS RELEASE -- Media Calendar from the San Diego Unified School District

MEDIA CALENDAR -- Upcoming Events in the San Diego Unified School
District, Feb. 24, 2012

Your coverage is invited of any of the following upcoming events on the
campuses of the San Diego Unified School District. For more items, check
out the calendar on the front of the district website at www.sandi.net. (*
Indicates new items added since last week.)

For a calendar of noticed public meetings, go to
www.sandi.net/meetingcalendar . Those meetings might not be included in
this listing.

February

25 -- Scripps Ranch High School "Taste of the Ranch," 5:30-9:30 p.m.,
Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall, 5775 Morehouse Drive (92121). The Scripps
Ranch High School Foundation hosts its sixth-annual Taste of the Ranch
fundraising dinner, featuring food from local restaurants, a cash beer and
wine bar, complimentary guest portraits, a student performance, and silent
and live auctions. Tickets: $60. Public contact:
http://www.tasteoftheranch.org/. Media contact: Ann Menna, Principal,
858-621-9020. Open to parents and adult community members.

25 -- Youth Advocacy Training, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Porter Elementary,
North Campus, 445 S. 47th St. (92113). Students in grades 5-12 will learn
about choosing a college, picking a career, building positive
relationships and advocating for their rights. Training includes games and
prizes. Contact: Marco Beltran, (619) 293-4431, or visit
http://www.parentalreadiness.org/. Registration required.

25 -- Clairemont High School Baseball Field Dedication and Annual Alumni
Baseball Game, 10 a.m., Clairemont High School Baseball Field, 4150 Ute
Dr. (92117). The high school¹s newly renovated baseball field will be
dedicated to long-time Clairemont High baseball coach Ernie Beck. Contact:
Baseball coach Patrick Hornbrook at phornbrook@sandi.net or (858)
273-0201 x 4107. Open the public.

25 -- High School Instrumental Honor Concert, 7 p.m., Copley Symphony
Hall, 750 B St. (92101). Enjoy a concert with the best musicians from high
schools throughout the San Diego Unified School District. Contact: Karen
Childress-Evans, director, (858) 539-5349. Open to the public.

* 27 -- Birney Elementary Fire Reward News Conference, 12:30 p.m., Birney
Elementary School, 4345 Campus Ave. (92103). Details on a the increase of
the reward for information on the arsonist involved in the January 17
fire. Contact: Jack Brandais, 619-725-5570. Not open to the public; media
only.

March

* 1 -- Pt. Loma Cluster Digital Literacy Day, 2-4 p.m., Point Loma High
School, 2335 Chatsworth Blvd. (92106). Teachers from elementary and
secondary schools in the Pt. Loma High School Cluster will have
opportunities to share ideas and explore the use of digital tools to
support instruction in the classroom. A series of 14 small-group sessions
with topics covering different content areas, grade ranges and ability
levels will be offered. Contact: Scott Irwin, Dana Middle School
vice-principal, at sirwin@sandi.net.

* 1 -- Challenger Middle School's ³Big Kid, Little Kid: New Readers All
Around,² 9:05-9:40 a.m., Challenger Middle School, 10810 Parkdale Ave.
(92126). Kindergartners and first-grade students from Hickman Elementary
School will visit Challenger Middle School to read with students in grades
6-8. The event encourages older students to share their love of reading
with younger students. The Cat in the Hat is expected to pay a visit.
Contact: Mary Hight, English teacher, 858-586-7001 or mhight@sandi.net.

1 -- Special Assembly with Kevin Henkes, award-winning children¹s book
author and illustrator, 9:30 a.m., Loma Portal Elementary School, 3341
Browning St. (92106). Learn more about Henkes at www.kevinhenkes.com.
Contact: Principal Glenda Gerde at 619-223-1683.

2 -- Read Across America Day. Activities at schools throughout the
district. Contact Jack Brandais at (619) 725-5570 for events.

2 -- Dana Middle School Variety Show, 7 p.m., Dana Middle School, 1775
Chatsworth Blvd. (92107). An evening of fun showcasing the talent at the
school. Contact: Linda Bunn, Director, (619) 225-3891. Open to the public.

2-4 -- FIRST Robotics Competition, 8 a.m. daily, Valley View Casino
Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd. (92110). The FIRST Robotics Competition is
an exciting, multinational competition that teams professionals and young
people together to solve an engineering design problem in an intense and
competitive way. Contact: http://www.sandiegoregional.com/. Open to the
public.

3 -- Ocean Beach Elementary School Kite Festival, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Ocean
Beach Recreation Center and Ocean Beach Elementary School, Santa Monica
Ave. between Sunset Cliffs Blvd. and Ebers St. (92107). The Kiwanis Club
presents the 64th-annual Kite Festival, a kite-flying celebration
featuring crafts, food, entertainment and contests. Ocean Beach Elementary
School will serve lunch at 11 a.m. and host kite judging at 1 p.m.
Contact: oceanbeachkiwanis@gmail.com. Open to the public.

3 -- Assn. of African American Educators Annual Conference, 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m., Mission Valley Marriott, 8757 Rio San Diego Drive (92108). This
year¹s theme is ³Transforming Lives: Building Bridges and Closing Gaps.²
More information at www.aaaesandiego.org. Contact: Alma Hills,
619-479-2727 or ahills@sandi.net. Open to the public. Pre-registration
required.

3 -- City-County Partnership Honor Choir, 7 p.m., Brown Chapel, Pt. Loma
Nazarene University, 3900 Lomaland Drive (92106). Elementary, middle and
high school choirs from all over San Diego county will join together and
make beautiful music. Contact: Karen Childress-Evans, director, (858)
539-5349. Open to the public.

5-6 -- Sunset View Elementary School Family Science Night, 5:30-7 p.m.,
Sunset View Elementary School Auditorium, 4365 Hill St. (92107). The
school auditorium will become a science lab where students and parents
learn through hands-on activities. Grades 2-4 attend Monday. Grades K-1
attend Tuesday. Families can purchase dinner from on-site food truck.
Tickets: $2. Contact: Jacquelyn McCabe, Principal, 619-223-7156. Open to
Sunset View students and parents.

6 -- University City High School ³H20pe for Uganda² Fundraiser, 5:30-7:30
p.m., San Diego North University Library Activity Room, 8820 Judicial
Drive (92122). The University City High School H20pe for Uganda club will
sponsor a dinner to raise money for freshwater wells in rural Uganda.
Dinner includes pasta, fresh salad and home-made desserts. Media contact:
Jeff Olivero, Principal, (858) 457-3040. Public contact: Ellie Vandiver,
Teacher, (858) 784-1987 or ellievandiver@gmail.com. Open to the public.

6 -- Lincoln High School Honored by Pro Football Hall of Fame, 1:45-3
p.m., Lincoln High School Theatre, 4777 Imperial Ave. (92113). Alumnus and
professional football player Marcus Allen will honor Lincoln High School
in a ceremony sponsored by Allstate Insurance. Contact: Esther Omogbehin,
Senior Principal, (619) 266-6500. By invitation only.

7 -- Clairemont High School¹s Spring Showcase, 5:30 p.m., Clairemont High
School, 4150 Ute Drive (92117). Annual showcase will exhibit the school¹s
new football, baseball and softball venues. Event highlights include live
student performances, interactive classroom demonstrations and an Art
Café. Contact: Lenora Smith, Principal, (858) 273-0201. Open to the public.

7 -- Loma Portal Elementary Kindergarten Tour, 9:30 a.m., Loma Portal
Elementary School, 3341 Browning St. (92106). If your youngster is
entering kindergarten next year, check out Loma Portal Elementary during
Kindergarten Tour Day. See students and teachers in action, learn about
registration. Contact: Glenda Gerde, Principal, (619) 223-1683. Open to
pre-Kindergarten parents only.

9-10 & 16-17 -- Mira Mesa High School Presents ³The Phantom of the Opera,²
7 p.m., Mira Mesa High School, 10510 Reagan Road (92126). Enjoy the
Broadway classic about a disfigured man living in the catacombs of the
Paris Opera House. Media Contact: Scott Giusti, Principal, (858) 566-2262.
Public contact: Daniel Kriley, Teacher, (858) 566-2262, ext. 2245. Tickets
cost $10.

* 10 -- Greater San Diego Botball Tournament, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., University
of San Diego, Sports Center Gym, 5998 Alcala Park (92110). Middle and high
school students compete in teams to design, program and build a robot.
Sponsored by the San Diego County Office of Education. Contact: Nancy
Taylor, 858-292-3854 or ntaylor@sdcoe.net. Registration required.

* 10 -- Senior High School Math Field Day, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cuyamaca
College, H Building, 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway (92019). Students
compete in events involving creative mathematical problem-solving.
Sponsored by the Greater San Diego Math Council. Contact: Eric Preibisius,
619-660-4248 or eric.preibisius@gcccd.edu. Registration required.

10 -- Middle School Instrumental Honor Concert, 7 p.m., Brown Chapel, Pt.
Loma Nazarene College, 3900 Lomaland Drive (92106). Concert of 120 middle
school students from throughout the San Diego Unified School District.
There will be a band and orchestra performance. Contact: Karen
Childress-Evans, Director, (858) 539-5349. Open to the public.

15-17 -- La Jolla High School Stages ³Grease,² 7 p.m., La Jolla High
School Auditorium, 750 Nautilus St. (92037). The La Jolla High School
Visual and Performing Arts department relives those ³Summer Nights² in
their staging of the classic musical. Contact: Dana Shelburne, Principal,
(858) 454-3081. Open to the public.

15 -- Clairemont Community of Schools Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Marston Middle
School, 3799 Clairemont Drive (92117). Parents, students and community
members are invited to attend this meeting, which discusses educational
issues at the high school and its middle and elementary schools. Schools
in the Clairemont cluster are: Alcott, Bay Park, Cadman, Holmes and Toler
elementary schools, Marston Middle and Clairemont High School. Contact:
Julee Jenkins, julee.jenkins@gmail.com. Open to the public.

* 17 -- San Diego County Office of Education Sponsors History Day, 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m., San Diego County Office of Education, 6401 Linda Vista Road
(92111). Students in grades 4-12 will compete individually or in groups to
demonstrate understanding of historical events. Contact: Laurie Mosier,
858-292-3820 or lmosier@sdcoe.net. Registration required.

* 16 ­ Marine Fitness Day, 7:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Challenger Middle
School, 10810 Parkdale Ave (92126). Challenger students are on the path
to physical fitness. They won the Governor¹s Physical Fitness Challenge
Regional Award in 2011 and Front Runner Award in 2008, 2010, and 2011.
This second annual event with local Marines from MCAS Miramar and Camp
Pendleton will challenge students with an obstacle course, help them learn
new exercises, and emphasize fitness. The question of the day is who will
win the tug-o-war competition? Contact: Stan Spate, physical education
teacher. Information: (858) 586-7001, ext. 2260 or sspate@sandi.net. Not
open to the public.

* 20-25 -- Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair, Balboa Park
Activity Center, 2145 Park Blvd. (92101). Qualifying students in grades
7-12 participate in the regional competition for a chance to enter the
state fair. Awards will be given in 13 categories, including biochemistry,
physics and zoology. Contact: Nancy Taylor, 858-292-3854 or
ntaylor@sdcoe.net. Registration required.

* 21 -- San Diego Countywide Spelling Bee, Grades 7-8, 8:30 a.m. to 1
p.m., Hall of Champions, Balboa Park, 2131 Pan American Plaza (92101). The
San Diego County Office of Education sponsors the 43rd-annual event, where
students compete for a chance to participate in the national spelling bee.
Contact: Nicole Shina, 858-292-3850 or nshina@sdcoe.net. Open to the
public.

22 -- La Jolla Cluster Views "Race to Nowhere," 6:30 p.m., La Jolla High
Parker Auditorium, 750 Nautilus St. (92037). "Race to Nowhere: The Dark
Side of America's Achievement Culture" will be watched, followed by a
panel discussion The cluster association first showed this film in October
2010, and it prompted changes in homework policies at some public.
Tickets: $10. If more than 50 attend, the school will be given a copy of
the movie. Contact: Sharon Jones, sharonlj@san.rr.com. Open to the public.

22 -- Elementary Instrumental Honor Concert, 7 p.m., Brown Chapel, Pt.
Loma Nazarene College, 3900 Lomaland Drive (92106). Concert of 120
elementary school students from throughout the San Diego Unified School
District. There will be a band and orchestra performance. Contact: Karen
Childress-Evans, director, (858) 539-5349. Open to the public.

* 23 -- Sunset View Elementary School Dinner Dance Auction, 5-11 p.m.,
Kona Kai Resort & Spa, Point Loma Ballroom, 1551 Shelter Island Drive
(92106). Kids First at Sunset View, a foundation supporting Sunset View
Elementary School, welcomes community members to its 15th-annual event,
which includes a hosted happy hour and club-style beats by DJ Mike White.
Public contact: Helen and Chris Ghio, Event Chairs, 619-222-8300 or
SunsetViewDDA@cox.net. Media contact: Jacquelyn McCabe, Principal,
619-223-7156. Registration required.

23 -- Adams Elementary School 50th Anniversary Celebration, 5-7 p.m., 4672
35th St. (92116). Contact Derek Murchison, principal, at (619) 284-1158 or
dmurchison@sandi.net. Open to the public.

24 -- Spreckels Elementary Spring Luau and Celebration, 4-7 p.m.,
Spreckels Elementary School, 6033 Stadium St. (92122). Da Kine's will be
catering as Spreckels families gather for a night of fun. Proceeds benefit
Spreckels students. Contact: Dr. Cecilia Fernandez, Principal, (858)
453-5377. Open to the public.

* 25 -- Point Loma High School Cross Country Team Presents Hungry Dog
Dash, 8 a.m., NTC Park at Liberty Station, Farragut Road and Cushing Road
(92106). Family and community members are invited to a 5-km run/walk along
the NTC Park waterfront. Prizes, music and carnival games will follow.
Public contact: http://www.hungrydogdash.org/. Media contact: Barbara
Samilson, Principal, 619-223-3121. Registration required.

* 26 -- Central Elementary School Flag-Raising Ceremony, 7:30 a.m., 4063
Polk Ave. (92105). The San Diego Masons Lodge No. 35 will announce
scholarships and describe the Raising a Reader program at Central
Elementary School¹s flag-raising ceremony. Contact: Cynthia Marten,
Principal, 619-281-6644.

* 28 -- Taste of Mira Mesa Benefiting Mira Mesa High School Foundation,
6:30 p.m., Gen Probe, 10210 Genetic Center Drive (92126). Featuring silent
and live auction items as well as food tastings from local restaurants.
Student performances will entertain attendees. Cost: $25 with proceeds
going to Mira Mesa schools. Contact: Sabrina Bazzo, sabrinabazzo@gmail.com
or Esther Allameddin, ealameddin@gmail.com. Open to the public.

April

2-6 ­ Spring Break. All schools are closed.

19 -- Clairemont Community of Schools Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Marston Middle
School, 3799 Clairemont Drive (92117). Parents, students and community
members are invited to attend this meeting, which discusses educational
issues at the high school and its middle and elementary schools. Schools
in the Clairemont cluster are: Alcott, Bay Park, Cadman, Holmes and Toler
elementary schools, Marston Middle and Clairemont High School. Contact:
Julee Jenkins, julee.jenkins@gmail.com. Open to the public.

20 -- Silver Gate Elementary School Hot Rods & Hogs Fundraiser, 5:30 p.m.,
Liberty Station Conference Center, 2600 Laning Road (92106). Parents,
students and community members are invited to attend Silver Gate
Elementary School¹s largest fundraiser of the year. The event includes a
dinner party and live and silent auctions. Media contact: Sandra McClure,
Principal, (619) 222-1139. Public contact: Heather Harris,
heatherharris@cox.net or (619) 928-4525. Open to the public.

* 20 ­ Taste of the Triangle 2012, 7 p.m., UCSD Faculty Club, 9500 Gilman
Dr., #0121, La Jolla. Parents, students and community members are invited
to attend this annual fund-raising event to benefit the five San Diego
Unified schools in University City. The event includes student and faculty
performances, food prepared by some of San Diego¹s top chefs and a silent
auction. Prices are $75 in advance or $85 at the door. Contact: Brian
Barnhorst at taste@uc-educate.org or 858- 677-0989. Open to the public.

26 -- College Orientation with Lynn O'Shaughnessy, 6:30 p.m., La Jolla
High School, 750 Nautilus St. (92037). An expert on the college admission
process, O'Shaughnessy is the local author of the Amazon bestseller: The
College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the
Right Price. Contact: Sharon Jones, sharonlj@san.rr.com. Open to the
public.

* 30 - May 1 -- California State Science Fair, Grades 6-12, California
Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles (90037). Winners of
the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair will compete for
state-level prizes totaling $50,000. Contact: Nancy Taylor, 858-292-3854
or ntaylor@sdcoe.net. Registration required.

May

* 12 -- Elementary Science Field Day, Grades 4-6, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
Lakeside Middle School, 11833 Woodside Ave. (92040). Students compete in
15 events by manipulating materials and data. The day culminates with an
award ceremony. Sponsored by the San Diego County Office of Education.
Contact: Nancy Taylor, 858-292-3854 or ntaylor@sdcoe.net. Registration
required.

* 12 -- Middle School Math Field Day, Grades 6-8, 8 a.m., Francis Parker
Middle School, 6501 Linda Vista Road (92111). Students compete in math
activities on topics such as pre-algebra, algebra and geometry. Sponsored
by the Greater San Diego Math Council. Contact: Christi Cole,
858-569-7900, ext. 4207 or ccole@francispaker.org. Registration required.

12 -- Bay Park Elementary PTA Black and White Gala, 6-11 p.m., Hyatt
Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Drive, (92122). Evening includes
music, three food stations, a dessert station, silent auction, classroom
art and raffle drawings. $40 per person. Contact: Allison Rogers or
Kristen Miller, 619-276-1471. Open to the public.

17 -- Clairemont Community of Schools Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Marston Middle
School, 3799 Clairemont Drive (92117). Parents, students and community
members are invited to attend this meeting, which discusses educational
issues at the high school and its middle and elementary schools. Schools
in the Clairemont cluster are: Alcott, Bay Park, Cadman, Holmes and Toler
elementary schools, Marston Middle and Clairemont High School. Contact:
Julee Jenkins, julee.jenkins@gmail.com. Open to the public.

* 18 -- Point Loma High School Presents Rhapsody on the Point, 6:30 p.m.
Reception & Silent Auction, 7:30 p.m. Concert, Humphrey¹s Concerts on the
Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Drive (92106). The fifth-annual event includes
hor d¹oeuvres and a silent auction. Kristina Goettler, principal oboist
for the Kansas City Symphony, and Point Loma students will perform.
Proceeds benefit the Point Loma High School instrumental music program.
Public contact: http://sites.google.com/site/rhapsodyonthepoint/ or
vanguard.parent@gmail.com. Media contact: Barbara Samilson, Principal,
619-213-3121. Tickets required.

* 22 -- Elementary Math Field Day, Grades 4-5, 4 p.m., Canyon View
Elementary School, 9225 Adolphia St. (92129).The Greater San Diego
Mathematics Council and the San Diego County Office of Education¹s annual
competition showcases students¹ prowess in events like Sudoku and mental
math. Contact: Brian Lawler, blawler@csusm.edu. Registration required.

* 31 -- 24 Challenge Math Competition, Grades 4-6, Marina Village, 1936
Quivira Way (92109). Students compete using the 24 Challenge Single-Double
Digit and Variable cards. Sponsored by the Greater San Diego Math Council
and the San Diego County Office of Education. Contact: Carole Manderson,
619-444-5573 or cmanders@cox.net.

June

* 8 -- San Diego County Office of Education Presents Project Citizen
Showcase, 9 a.m. to noon, San Diego History Center, Balboa Park, 1649 El
Prado Suite 3 (92101). Students in grades 4-10 will present their
portfolios for the regional Project Citizen competition, which challenges
students to solve social problems by proposing new public policy. Contact:
Janet Mulder, 619-588-5672 or jmulder@sdcoe.net. By application or
invitation only.

12 -- Last day of school, traditional calendar.

July

20 -- Last day of school, year-round calendar.

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Jack Brandais | Communications Department | San Diego Unified School
District | (619) 725-5570 (Desk) | (619) 607-0477 (Cell)

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Post Mtg Notices & Agendas, February 28, 2012

PLEASE NOTE:

 

·         Notice and Call of Special Meeting, Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

·          Special Meeting Agenda— Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 9:30 a.m., Room 2226
BoardDocs Agenda Link: : http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=8R4NNM60C224

·         Regular Meeting Agenda—Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 5:00 p.m., Auditorium
BoardDocs Agenda Link: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=8MMR9467A9CC

·         Closed Session Agenda—Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 2:00 p.m., Room 2249
Open & Closed Session Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

Please forward to staff and as appropriate, print notice(s) and/or agenda(s) and post in a prominent, accessible location at your site.

Thanks.

 

Josefina Viorato

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

7 (619) 297-5624

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

 

MEDIA ADVISORY -- School Arson Reward Raised to $10,000

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District, Feb. 24, 2012

SCHOOL ARSON REWARD RAISED TO $10,000

WHAT: News conference to announce increase in reward for information on
arson at Birney Elementary School.

WHEN: 12:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, 2012

WHERE: Birney Elementary School, 4345 Campus Ave. (92103)

DETAILS: San Diego County Crime Stoppers has matched the $5,000 reward
offered by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), so now
there is $10,000 offered for information leading to the arrest of a
suspect in the January 17 blaze that heavily damaged the school's
cafeteria and auditorium. The principal, district facilities staff and the
school's student body president will also be available to discuss the
rebuilding process.

SPEAKERS: Lt. Reuben Littlejohn, San Diego Unified School District school
police; Amanda Hammond-Williams, Principal, Birney Elementary School;
Birney Elementary student body president; Ted Doughty, Jr., Manager,
Facilities Planning, San Diego Unified School District.

CONTACT
Jack Brandais
Communications Department
San Diego Unified School District
619) 725-5570 (Desk)
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Post Cancellation Notice: ICOC Audit Subcommittee Mtg, March 5, 2012

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·         Notice of Cancellation: ICOC Audit Subcommittee, March 5, 2012, 4:30 p.m.
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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Post Special Mtg Notice, February 28, 2012

 

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·         Notice and Call of Special Meeting, Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 9:30 am
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Special CAC Exec Mtg, February 23 ,2012

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·         Notice of Special CAC Executive Committee Meeting, Thursday, February 23, 2012, 6:35 p.m.
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Friday, February 17, 2012

Media Advisory--Dedication ceremony for Joint-use field on Tuesday

Contact: Cynthia Reed-Porter (619) 546-3378

Decomposed Granite Becomes Lush Turf Playfield for Local School and Community: The City of San Diego and San Diego Unified School District Dedicate New Joint-use Field

WHAT:  San Diego City Councilmember Marti Emerald and San Diego Unified School District Board of Education Trustee Kevin Beiser will join students, parents, school staff and community members as they officially dedicate the new multipurpose joint-use field at San Diego Unified School District's Language Academy. The City of San Diego developed the new field that will be used by the students during the school day and the community when school isn't in session.

WHEN:  Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 2-3 p.m. (For time of events, see info on visuals.)

WHERE: 4961 64th Street (92115) Media parking will be available on site. Directions from College Avenue: Drive east on Montezuma Road, south on Art Street, east on Mesita Drive to 64th Street. (School phone: 619.287.1182)

VISUALS: Approximately a thousand students will parade around the perimeter in an Olympic-style opening ceremony. After remarks by the guest speakers, the event will culminate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony with city and school district officials, the school principal, students and community members.

GUEST SPEAKERS/INTERVIEWS: Marti Emerald, District 7 councilmember; Kevin Beiser, Board of Education trustee; Stacey LoMedico, City of San Diego Park and Recreation director; Veronika Lopez-Mendez, Language Academy principal; Mike Kenny/Robert Henderson, members of Friends of the Language Academy Organization. Students will also be available for interviews. Interviews will be available in English and Spanish.

BACKGROUND: The multipurpose field is scheduled to be open to the public next month (March 2012). The field is approximately1.4 acres of school district property that was a decomposed granite playfield for its Language Academy (formerly Montezuma Elementary School). Utilizing $1265 million in Community Development Block Grant funds and Developer Impact Fees, the City of San Diego developed the field with project partners Estrada Land Planning and Hellas Construction. The improvements include a new multi-sport field using synthetic turf, field track, parking and accessibility for people with physical disabilities.

Established in 1948, and updated in 2002, the city and the school district have a long-standing agreement to maximize shared use of schools and/or park land to mutually benefit the city and the school district. The facilities shared by the city and the school district include multipurpose turf fields, lighted athletic fields, tennis courts, gymnasiums, parking facilities, and libraries. In total, the school district and the city currently have 73 joint-use agreements.

For more information, contact Cynthia Reed-Porter, communications supervisor for San Diego Unified School District, at (619) 546-3378 or creed-porter@sandi.net.

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Cynthia Reed-Porter, Communications Supervisor | Communications Office | San Diego Unified School District
Offices: (619) 725-5579 or (858) 637-3607 | Mobile: (619) 546-3378 | E-mail: creed-porter@sandi.net
Websites: www.sandi.net (district) | www.sandi.net/Facilities (Facilities Planning and Construction/Proposition S)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

NEWS RELEASE -- Media Calendar from the San Diego Unified School District

MEDIA CALENDAR - Upcoming Events in the San Diego Unified School District, Feb. 16, 2012

Your coverage is invited of any of the following upcoming events on the campuses of the San Diego Unified School District. For more items, check out the calendar on the front of the district website at www.sandi.net. (* Indicates new items added since last week.)

For a calendar of noticed public meetings, go to www.sandi.net/meetingcalendar . Those meetings might not be included in this listing.

February -- African American History Month

17 -- Lincoln's Birthday Holiday. All schools and offices closed.

20 -- Presidents' Day. All schools and offices closed.

* 21-Joint-Use Field Dedication Ceremony, 2-3 p.m., Language Academy, 4961 64th St. (92115). San Diego Unified Board Member Kevin Beiser and City Councilmember Marti Emerald will join students, parents, staff and community members in celebration of the new joint-use field recently completed in the College East neighborhood. Contact: Cynthia Reed-Porter, Prop S communications supervisor, at 619-546-3378 (cell). Open to the public.

* 21 -- Lincoln High School Hosts An Evening with UC San Diego, 6-8 p.m., Lincoln High School, 4777 Imperial Ave. (92113). Marye Anne Fox, the chancellor of UC San Diego, will explain the university's entrance requirements and provide financial aid information. Contact: http://www.sandiegocalsoap.com/ or (858) 569-1866. Open to 10th-grade students and their parents or guardians.

* 23 -- Lincoln High School Welcomes New Lead Principal, 6:30 p.m., Lincoln High School Theatre, 4777 Imperial Ave. (92113). Superintendent Bill Kowba will host a town hall meeting and reception for Esther Omogbehin, Lincoln High School's new principal. Contact: Esther Omogbehin, Principal, (619) 266-6500. Open to the public.

23 -- Curie Elementary Astronomy Night, 6-9 p.m., Curie Elementary School, 4080 Governor Drive (92122). Members of the San Diego Astronomy Association will be on hand to help Curie students and families and the community discover the skies. Several telescopes will be set up on the playground, a slideshow and the fifth graders will be selling hot chocolate. Contact: Christopher Juarez, Principal, (858) 453-4184. Open to the public.

* 24 & March 1-3 -- Clairemont High School Presents "Zombie Prom," 7 p.m., Clairemont High School, 4150 Ute Drive (92117). "Grease" meets zombies in this hilarious musical production, co-sponsored by the Clairemont High Y.O.U after-school program, the Grossmont College Dance Department and Theatre Alive. Contact: Lenora Smith, Principal, (858) 273-0201. Open to the public.

* 24 -- Community Night Series Hosts Discussion on Bullying, 6-8:30 p.m., Ballard Parent Center, 2375 Congress Ave. (92110).The San Diego American Indian Health/Youth Center and the district's Parent Outreach and Engagement Department will sponsor a Community Night called "Bullying: Prevention, Intervention and Healing." Youth counselor Erica Charley and therapist Daniel Domaguin will moderate. Contact: Christopher Scott, (619) 234-2158, ext. 111. Open to the public.

* 25 -- Youth Advocacy Training, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Porter Elementary, North Campus, 445 S. 47th St. (92113). Students in grades 5-12 will learn about choosing a college, picking a career, building positive relationships and advocating for their rights. Training includes games and prizes. Contact: Marco Beltran, (619) 293-4431, or visit http://www.parentalreadiness.org/. Registration required.

25 -- Clairemont High School Baseball Field Dedication and Annual Alumni Baseball Game, 10 a.m., Clairemont High School Baseball Field, 4150 Ute Dr. (92117). The high school's newly renovated baseball field will be dedicated to long-time Clairemont High baseball coach Ernie Beck. Contact: Baseball coach Patrick Hornbrook at phornbrook@sandi.net or (858) 273-0201 x 4107. Open the public.

25 -- High School Instrumental Honor Concert, 7 p.m., Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B St. (92101). Enjoy a concert with the best musicians from high schools throughout the San Diego Unified School District. Contact: Karen Childress-Evans, director, (858) 539-5349. Open to the public.

March

*1-Special Assembly with Kevin Henkes, award-winning children's book author and illustrator, 9:30 a.m., Loma Portal Elementary School, 3341 Browning St. (92106). Learn more about Henkes at www.kevinhenkes.com . Contact Principal Glenda Gerde at (619) 223-1683.

2 -- Dana Middle School Variety Show, 7 p.m., Dana Middle School, 1775 Chatsworth Blvd. (92107). An evening of fun showcasing the talent at the school. Contact: Linda Bunn, Director, (619) 225-3891. Open to the public.

2-4 -- FIRST Robotics Competition, 8 a.m. daily, Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd. (92110). The FIRST Robotics Competition is an exciting, multinational competition that teams professionals and young people together to solve an engineering design problem in an intense and competitive way. Contact: http://www.sandiegoregional.com/ . Open to the public.

3 -- Assn. of African American Educators Annual Conference, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mission Valley Marriott, 8757 Rio San Diego Drive (92108). This year's theme is "Transforming Lives: Building Bridges and Closing Gaps." More information at www.aaaesandiego.org . Contact: Alma Hills, 619-479-2727 or ahills@sandi.net . Open to the public. Pre-registration required.

3 -- City-County Partnership Honor Choir, 7 p.m., Brown Chapel, Pt. Loma Nazarene University, 3900 Lomaland Drive (92106). Elementary, middle and high school choirs from all over San Diego county will join together and make beautiful music. Contact: Karen Childress-Evans, director, (858) 539-5349. Open to the public.

* 6 -- University City High School "H20pe for Uganda" Fundraiser, 5:30-7:30 p.m., San Diego North University Library Activity Room, 8820 Judicial Drive (92122). The University City High School H20pe for Uganda club will sponsor a dinner to raise money for freshwater wells in rural Uganda. Dinner includes pasta, fresh salad and home-made desserts. Media contact: Jeff Olivero, Principal, (858) 457-3040. Public contact: Ellie Vandiver, Teacher, (858) 784-1987 or ellievandiver@gmail.com . Open to the public.

* 6 -- Lincoln High School Honored by Pro Football Hall of Fame, 1:45-3 p.m., Lincoln High School Theatre, 4777 Imperial Ave. (92113). Alumnus and professional football player Marcus Allen will honor Lincoln High School in a ceremony sponsored by Allstate Insurance. Contact: Esther Omogbehin, Senior Principal, (619) 266-6500. By invitation only.

* 7 -- Clairemont High School's Spring Showcase, 5:30 p.m., Clairemont High School, 4150 Ute Drive (92117). Annual showcase will exhibit the school's new football, baseball and softball venues. Event highlights include live student performances, interactive classroom demonstrations and an Art Café. Contact: Lenora Smith, Principal, (858) 273-0201. Open to the public.

7 -- Loma Portal Elementary Kindergarten Tour, 9:30 a.m., Loma Portal Elementary School, 3341 Browning St. (92106). If your youngster is entering kindergarten next year, check out Loma Portal Elementary during Kindergarten Tour Day. See students and teachers in action, learn about registration. Contact: Glenda Gerde, Principal, (619) 223-1683. Open to pre-Kindergarten parents only.

* 9-10 & 16-17 -- Mira Mesa High School Presents "The Phantom of the Opera," 7 p.m., Mira Mesa High School, 10510 Reagan Road (92126). Enjoy the Broadway classic about a disfigured man living in the catacombs of the Paris Opera House. Media Contact: Scott Giusti, Principal, (858) 566-2262. Public contact: Daniel Kriley, Teacher, (858) 566-2262, ext. 2245. Tickets cost $10.

10 -- Middle School Instrumental Honor Concert, 7 p.m., Brown Chapel, Pt. Loma Nazarene College, 3900 Lomaland Drive (92106). Concert of 120 middle school students from throughout the San Diego Unified School District. There will be a band and orchestra performance. Contact: Karen Childress-Evans, Director, (858) 539-5349. Open to the public.

* 15-17 -- La Jolla High School Stages "Grease," 7 p.m., La Jolla High School Auditorium, 750 Nautilus St. (92037). The La Jolla High School Visual and Performing Arts department relives those "Summer Nights" in their staging of the classic musical. Contact: Dana Shelburne, Principal, (858) 454-3081. Open to the public.

15 -- Clairemont Community of Schools Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Marston Middle School, 3799 Clairemont Drive (92117). Parents, students and community members are invited to attend this meeting, which discusses educational issues at the high school and its middle and elementary schools. Schools in the Clairemont cluster are: Alcott, Bay Park, Cadman, Holmes and Toler elementary schools, Marston Middle and Clairemont High School. Contact: Julee Jenkins, julee.jenkins@gmail.com . Open to the public.

22 -- La Jolla Cluster Views "Race to Nowhere," 6:30 p.m., La Jolla High Parker Auditorium, 750 Nautilus St. (92037). "Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America's Achievement Culture" will be watched, followed by a panel discussion The cluster association first showed this film in October 2010, and it prompted changes in homework policies at some public. Tickets: $10. If more than 50 attend, the school will be given a copy of the movie. Contact: Sharon Jones, sharonlj@san.rr.com . Open to the public.

22 -- Elementary Instrumental Honor Concert, 7 p.m., Brown Chapel, Pt. Loma Nazarene College, 3900 Lomaland Drive (92106). Concert of 120 elementary school students from throughout the San Diego Unified School District. There will be a band and orchestra performance. Contact: Karen Childress-Evans, director, (858) 539-5349. Open to the public.

23 -- Adams Elementary School 50th Anniversary Celebration, 5-7 p.m., 4672 35th St. (92116). Contact Derek Murchison, principal, at (619) 284-1158 or dmurchison@sandi.net . Open to the public.

24 -- Spreckels Elementary Spring Luau and Celebration, 4-7 p.m., Spreckels Elementary School, 6033 Stadium St. (92122). Da Kine's will be catering as Spreckels families gather for a night of fun. Proceeds benefit Spreckels students. Contact: Dr. Cecilia Fernandez, Principal, (858) 453-5377. Open to the public.
April

2-6 - Spring Break for traditional school sites. All schools are closed.

19 -- Clairemont Community of Schools Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Marston Middle School, 3799 Clairemont Drive (92117). Parents, students and community members are invited to attend this meeting, which discusses educational issues at the high school and its middle and elementary schools. Schools in the Clairemont cluster are: Alcott, Bay Park, Cadman, Holmes and Toler elementary schools, Marston Middle and Clairemont High School. Contact: Julee Jenkins, julee.jenkins@gmail.com . Open to the public.

* 20 -- Silver Gate Elementary School Hot Rods & Hogs Fundraiser, 5:30 p.m., Liberty Station Conference Center, 2600 Laning Road (92106). Parents, students and community members are invited to attend Silver Gate Elementary School's largest fundraiser of the year. The event includes a dinner party and live and silent auctions. Media contact: Sandra McClure, Principal, (619) 222-1139. Public contact: Heather Harris, heatherharris@cox.net or (619) 928-4525. Open to the public.

26 -- College Orientation with Lynn O'Shaughnessy, 6:30 p.m., La Jolla High School, 750 Nautilus St. (92037). An expert on the college admission process, O'Shaughnessy is the local author of the Amazon bestseller: The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price. Contact: Sharon Jones, sharonlj@san.rr.com . Open to the public.

May

12 -- Bay Park Elementary PTA Black and White Gala, 6-11 p.m., Hyatt Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Drive, (92122). Evening includes music, three food stations, a dessert station, silent auction, classroom art and raffle drawings. $40 per person. Contact: Allison Rogers or Kristen Miller, 619-276-1471. Open to the public.

17 -- Clairemont Community of Schools Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Marston Middle School, 3799 Clairemont Drive (92117). Parents, students and community members are invited to attend this meeting, which discusses educational issues at the high school and its middle and elementary schools. Schools in the Clairemont cluster are: Alcott, Bay Park, Cadman, Holmes and Toler elementary schools, Marston Middle and Clairemont High School. Contact: Julee Jenkins, julee.jenkins@gmail.com. Open to the public.

17 -- La Jolla Cluster Hosts Richard Louv, 6:30 p.m., La Jolla High Parker Auditorium, 750 Nautilus St. (92037). Richard Louv is author of eight books about the connections between family, nature and community. His newest book is The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder (Algonquin), which offers a new vision of the future, in which our lives are as immersed in nature as they are in technology. Tickets: $10. Contact: Sharon Jones, sharonlj@san.rr.com. Open to the public.
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San Diego Unified School District
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Post Cancellation Notice: ICOC Mtg, February 16, 2012

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Notice of Cancellation: Prop S ICOC Meeting, Tuesday, February 16, 2012

Committee Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/Page/3226

 

 

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San Diego, CA 92103-2682

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Post Mtg Notices & Agendas, February 14, 2012

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·         Notice of Special Meeting and Change of Time to Closed Session, Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

·         Special Meeting Agenda— Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 9:30 a.m., Room 2226
BoardDocs Agenda Linkhttp://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=8PKQ8T67C8A4

·         Regular Meeting Agenda—Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 5:00 p.m., Auditorium
BoardDocs Agenda Link: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=8MMR53676D6E

·         Closed Session Agenda—Tuesday, February 14, 2012, following 9:30 special meeting, Room 2249
Open & Closed Session Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

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

 

NEWS RELEASE -- Media Calendar from the San Diego Unified School District

MEDIA CALENDAR -- Upcoming Events in the San Diego Unified School
District, Feb. 10, 2012

Your coverage is invited of any of the following upcoming events on the
campuses of the San Diego Unified School District. For more items, check
out the calendar on the front of the district website at www.sandi.net.
(Indicates new items added since last week.)

For a calendar of noticed public meetings, go to
www.sandi.net/meetingcalendar . Those meetings might not be included in
this listing.

February -- African American History Month.

* 11 -- SCPA Artist in Resident Donald McKayle, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., San
Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts, 2425 Dusk Drive (92139).
Two-time Tony Award winner McKayle will be working with SCPA dance
students in preparation for the April Spring Dance Concert. Contact: Mitzi
Lizarraga, Principal, 619-470-0555. Open to the public.

15 -- School Choice Applications Due for 2012-13. All applications online
at http://www.sandi.net/site/Default.aspx?PageID=902

16 -- Knox Middle School Science Fair, 8:20-11:20 a.m., Knox Middle
School, 1098 S. 49th St. (92113). Knox recently converted from an
elementary to a middle school and is holding its first science fair for
grades 7-8. Judges will be professionals from the San Diego science
community, including SPEWAR. Contact: Kellie Mac, grade 8 science teacher,
(619) 262-2473. Not open to the public.

17 -- Lincoln's Birthday Holiday. All schools and offices closed.

20 -- Presidents Day. All schools and offices closed.

* 23 -- Curie Elementary Astronomy Night, 6-9 p.m., Curie Elementary
School, 4080 Governor Dr. (92122). Members of the San Diego Astronomy
Association will be on hand to help Curie students and families and the
community discover the skies. Several telescopes will be set up on the
playground, a slideshow and the fifth graders will be selling hot
chocolate. Contact: Christopher Juarez, Principal, (858) 453-4184. Open to
the public.

* 25 -- Clairemont High School Baseball Field Dedication and Annual Alumni
Baseball Game, 10 a.m., Clairemont High School Baseball Field, 4150 Ute
Dr. (92117). The high school¹s newly renovated baseball field will be
dedicated to long-time Clairemont High baseball coach Ernie Beck. Contact:
Baseball coach Patrick Hornbrook at phornbrook@sandi.net or (858)
273-0201 x 4107. Open the public

25 -- High School Instrumental Honor Concert, 7 p.m., Copley Symphony
Hall, 750 B St. (92101). Enjoy a concert with the best musicians from high
schools throughout the San Diego Unified School District. Contact: Karen
Childress-Evans, director, (858) 539-5349. Open to the public.

March

2 -- Dana Middle School Variety Show, 7 p.m., Dana Middle School, 1775
Chatsworth Blvd. (92107). An evening of fun showcasing the talent at the
school. Contact: Linda Bunn, Director, (619) 225-3891. Open to the public.

2-4 -- FIRST Robotics Competition, 8 a.m. daily, Valley View Casino
Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd. (92110). The FIRST Robotics Competition is
an exciting, multinational competition that teams professionals and young
people together to solve an engineering design problem in an intense and
competitive way. Contact: http://www.sandiegoregional.com/. Open to the
public.

3 -- Assn. of African American Educators Annual Conference, 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m., Mission Valley Marriott, 8757 Rio San Diego Drive (92108). This
year¹s theme is ³Transforming Lives: Building Bridges and Closing Gaps.²
More information at www.aaaesandiego.org. Contact: Alma Hills,
619-479-2727 or ahills@sandi.net. Open to the public. Pre-registration
required.

3 -- City-County Partnership Honor Choir, 7 p.m., Brown Chapel, Pt. Loma
Nazarene University, 3900 Lomaland Drive (92106). Elementary, middle and
high school choirs from all over San Diego county will join together and
make beautiful music. Contact: Karen Childress-Evans, director, (858)
539-5349. Open to the public.

* 7 -- Loma Portal Elementary Kindergarten Tour, 9:30 a.m., Loma Portal
Elementary School, 3341 Browning St. (92106). If your youngster is
entering kindergarten next year, check out Loma Portal Elementary during
Kindergarten Tour Day. See students and teachers in action, learn about
registration. Contact: Glenda Gerde, Principal, (619) 223-1683. Open to
pre-Kindergarten parents only.

10 -- Middle School Instrumental Honor Concert, 7 p.m., Brown Chapel, Pt.
Loma Nazarene College, 3900 Lomaland Drive (92106). Concert of 120 middle
school students from throughout the San Diego Unified School District.
There will be a band and orchestra performance. Contact: Karen
Childress-Evans, Director, (858) 539-5349. Open to the public.

15 -- Clairemont Community of Schools Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Marston Middle
School, 3799 Clairemont Drive (92117). Parents, students and community
members are invited to attend this meeting, which discusses educational
issues at the high school and its middle and elementary schools. Schools
in the Clairemont cluster are: Alcott, Bay Park, Cadman, Holmes and Toler
elementary schools, Marston Middle and Clairemont High School. Contact:
Julee Jenkins, julee.jenkins@gmail.com. Open to the public.

22 -- La Jolla Cluster Views "Race to Nowhere," 6:30 p.m., La Jolla High
Parker Auditorium, 750 Nautilus St. (92037). "Race to Nowhere: The Dark
Side of America's Achievement Culture" will be watched, followed by a
panel discussion The cluster association first showed this film in October
2010, and it prompted changes in homework policies at some public.
Tickets: $10. If more than 50 attend, the school will be given a copy of
the movie. Contact: Sharon Jones, sharonlj@san.rr.com. Open to the public.

22 -- Elementary Instrumental Honor Concert, 7 p.m., Brown Chapel, Pt.
Loma Nazarene College, 3900 Lomaland Drive (92106). Concert of 120
elementary school students from throughout the San Diego Unified School
District. There will be a band and orchestra performance. Contact: Karen
Childress-Evans, director, (858) 539-5349. Open to the public.1

23 -- Adams Elementary School 50th Anniversary Celebration, 5-7 p.m., 4672
35th St. (92116). Contact Derek Murchison, principal, at (619) 284-1158 or
dmurchison@sandi.net. Open to the public.

* 24 -- Spreckels Elementary Spring Luau and Celebration, 4-7 p.m.,
Spreckels Elementary School, 6033 Stadium St. (92122). Da Kine's will be
catering as Spreckels families gather for a night of fun. Proceed benefits
Spreckels students. Contact: Dr. Cecilia Fernandez, Principal, (858)
453-5377. Open to the public.

April

2-6 ­ Spring Break for traditional school sites. All schools are closed.

19 -- Clairemont Community of Schools Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Marston Middle
School, 3799 Clairemont Drive (92117). Parents, students and community
members are invited to attend this meeting, which discusses educational
issues at the high school and its middle and elementary schools. Schools
in the Clairemont cluster are: Alcott, Bay Park, Cadman, Holmes and Toler
elementary schools, Marston Middle and Clairemont High School. Contact:
Julee Jenkins, julee.jenkins@gmail.com. Open to the public.

26 -- College Orientation with Lynn O'Shaughnessy, 6:30 p.m., La Jolla
High School, 750 Nautilus St. (92037). An expert on the college admission
process, O'Shaughnessy is the local author of the Amazon bestseller: The
College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the
Right Price. Contact: Sharon Jones, sharonlj@san.rr.com. Open to the
public.

May

*12 ­ Bay Park Elementary PTA Black and White Gala, 6-11 p.m., Hyatt
Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Drive, (92122). Evening includes
music, three food stations, a dessert station, silent auction, classroom
art and raffle drawings. $40 per person. Contact: Allison Rogers or
Kristen Miller, 619-276-1471. Open to the public.

17 -- Clairemont Community of Schools Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Marston Middle
School, 3799 Clairemont Drive (92117). Parents, students and community
members are invited to attend this meeting, which discusses educational
issues at the high school and its middle and elementary schools. Schools
in the Clairemont cluster are: Alcott, Bay Park, Cadman, Holmes and Toler
elementary schools, Marston Middle and Clairemont High School. Contact:
Julee Jenkins, julee.jenkins@gmail.com. Open to the public.

17 -- La Jolla Cluster Hosts Richard Louv, 6:30 p.m., La Jolla High Parker
Auditorium, 750 Nautilus St. (92037). Richard Louv is author of eight
books about the connections between family, nature and community. His
newest book is The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of
Nature-Deficit Disorder (Algonquin), which offers a new vision of the
future, in which our lives are as immersed in nature as they are in
technology. Tickets: $10. Contact: Sharon Jones, sharonlj@san.rr.com. Open
to the public.

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Friday Notes Online: Each Friday afternoon, the superintendent's office
updates district staff and community on a variety of issues. The
newsletter is posted online at www.sandi.net/fridaynotes.

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Jack Brandais | Communications Department | San Diego Unified School
District | (619) 725-5570 (Desk) | (619) 607-0477 (Cell)

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NEWS RELEASE -- San Diego Unified, School Police Agree on Revised Contract

NEWS RELEASE from the San Diego Unified School District, Feb. 10, 2011

SAN DIEGO UNIFIED, SCHOOL POLICE AGREE ON REVISED CONTRACT FOR 2012-13
SCHOOL YEAR

SAN DIEGO ­ An agreement in principle has been reached between the San
Diego Unified School District and San Diego Schools Police Officers
Association to amend the Memorandum of Understanding between the district
and the Association for the 2012-13 school year. A Tentative Agreement
will be presented to the Board of Education and the POA membership for
ratification next week.

The agreement continues furloughs the officers have taken in the 2010-11
and 2011-12 school years and keeps current salary levels in place, among
other changes.

The Association represents sworn officers in the San Diego Unified School
District Police Department. It is the first bargaining unit to step
forward, enter into negotiations and reach an agreement with the district
on contract revisions for 2012-13.

Dr. John Lee Evans, Board of Education President, said he hopes this is
just the first employee group to help with the district's fiscal situation.

"School police have taken the first step with us toward a new era of
collaboration with our employee partners," he said. "We are all in this
together, with our students, and the future of our community is at stake."

Full details of the agreement will be posted on the district's website at
www.sandi.net/budget.

"This is an important step toward handling the cuts imposed on us by the
State of California," said Superintendent Bill Kowba. "We salute our
police officers for their dedication to the students and sacrifice that
they and their families are making in this time of need."

San Diego Unified continues to ask all of its bargaining units for
assistance in closing a potential $122 million budget reduction for the
2012-13 school year.

"We value the need to maintain a safe environment so our students can
continue to excel," said Jesus Montana, President of the Police Officers
Association. "We understand that in this budget crisis, we all need to
tighten our belts.

"Our officers will continue to make sacrifices for our students' needs."
There are a variety of organizations that represent employees at San Diego
Unified, including groups that represent teachers, office workers, bus
drivers and administrators.


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CONTACT
Bernie Rhinerson
Chief of Staff
(619) 725-5567

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

MEDIA ADIVOSRY -- News Conference on Agreement Between San Diego Unified School District, School Police Officers

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District, Feb. 9, 2012


NEWS CONFERENCE ON AGREEMENT BETWEEN SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT,
SCHOOL POLICE OFFICERS

WHAT: News conference to announce an agreement between the San Diego
Unified School District and San Diego Schools Police Officers Association,
to amend the Memorandum of Understanding between the district and the
Association for the 2012-13 school year. The Association represents sworn
officers in the San Diego Unified School District Police Department.


WHEN/WHERE: Noon, Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, Eugene Brucker Education Center,
4100 Normal St. (92103)

DETAILS/SPEAKERS: Board of Education President Dr. John Lee Evans, Police
Officers Association President Jesus Montana and Superintendent Bill Kowba
will be releasing details of the agreement to amend the Memorandum of
Understanding for the 2012-13 school year. San Diego Unified continues to
ask all of its bargaining units for assistance in closing a potential $122
million budget reduction for the 2012-13 school year. The Police Officers
Association is the first bargaining unit to step forward, enter into
negotiations and reach an agreement with the district on contract
revisions for 2012-13.

Jack Brandais | Communications Department | San Diego Unified School
District | (619) 725-5570 (Desk) | (619) 607-0477 (Cell)

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Friday, February 3, 2012

Post Agendas, February 7, 2012

PLEASE NOTE:

 

·         Notice of Special Meetings, Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

·         Special Meeting Agenda—Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 9:30 a.m., Room 2226
BoardDocs Agenda Link: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=8PKPUE664C83

·         Special Closed Session Agenda, February 7, 2012, immediately following special open session, Room 2249
Open & Closed Session Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

·         Regular Meeting Agenda February 7, 2012, 5:00 p.m., Auditorium
BoardDocs Agenda Link: : http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=8MMQHL65DBEC

Please forward to staff and as appropriate, print notice(s) and/or agenda(s) and post in a prominent, accessible location at your site.

Thanks.

 

 

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