Wednesday, February 27, 2013

NEWS RELEASE -- Statement from Dr. John Lee Evans, Board of Education President, on Superintendent Appointment

Statement regarding appointment of San Diego Unified Superintendent
John Lee Evans
President, San Diego Unified Board of Education
February 27, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Yesterday Superintendent Kowba announced that he will retire at the end of his contract on June 30. As a former admiral, Mr. Kowba navigated the district through turbulent financial waters these past four years. He brought stability to this district and demonstrated great integrity. Under his leadership our schools made significant gains in student achievement. We have seen many great successes in our district over the past few years, but we realize that we still have a long way to our goal of a quality school in every neighborhood.

In our selection of a new Superintendent we first want a leader who is prepared to carry out the San Diego community based school reform model, Vision 2020, adopted by the board. What does this mean? We want a leader whose primary focus will be on raising achievement levels for all students in our district. We want someone who will focus on our return to schools that will meet the unique needs of each neighborhood. We want someone who will focus on effective teaching by providing support to teachers with meaningful evaluations that improve instruction. We want a servant leader who will demonstrate strong leadership and work collaboratively with district staff and the communities. We want a leader who will be tirelessly focused on the needs of children and will expect all adults to do the same.

We want an educator who is a visionary leader. We want someone who has respect from stakeholder groups with differing opinions. We want a leader who can assertively take San Diego Unified to the goals of Vision 2020.

We have found such a person in our own district. Cindy Marten has been an educator for 25 years. She started in the Poway School District and then came to San Diego to work at one of our most challenging schools in City Heights where she has been for 10 years. She started off as a teacher and then became the principal. Central Elementary serves 850 at-risk youth of which 99% live in poverty and 85% of the students are English Learners. She has delivered on the promise of a high quality neighborhood school in spite of all its challenges. She believes that a child should not have to leave his or her neighborhood for a quality education. She has worked hard for 10 years with a team of close to 100 staff members to make this dream a reality through their motto and driving vision they call "The Central Way: Work hard. Be kind. Dream big. No excuses."

This is clearly a non-traditional appointment. Each season has a need for a type of leader. It is time for us to bring in an educator who has demonstrated that schools even in the highest poverty neighborhoods can be turned around for success. We want this to happen across the district.

Ms. Marten has demonstrated that she can produce all of the results that we are looking for in Vision 2020 by collaborating closely with her staff. The Board is unanimous in its support of Ms. Marten and we are sure that in the coming months our teachers, our staff, our students and our community will unite behind Ms. Marten's leadership. This is a bold step forward for San Diego Unified to fulfill its mission of an excellent education for each and every student in our district.




Jack Brandais • Communications Department • San Diego Unified School District • (619) 725-5570 (desk) •
(619) 607-0477 (cell)
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RE: Media Advisory: San Diego Unified Hosts Open House for New Child Development Center Tomorrow

Disregard previous transmission. (Dedication begins at 10:30 a.m., with the open house following at approximately 11 a.m. Correct on this transmission.)

Media advisory -- Feb. 27, 2013
Contact: Cynthia Reed-Porter 619-546-3378

SAN DIEGO UNIFIED HOSTS OPEN HOUSE FOR NEW CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER TOMORROW

WHAT:  San Diego Unified School District is officially dedicating its new Child Development Center at Morse High School. The College, Career & Technical Education facility (CCTE) is funded by Proposition S and a California Proposition 1D matching-fund grant. The Child Development Program provides students with a professional working environment while still in school.

WHEN:  Thursday, Feb. 28, 10:30 a.m. ceremony begins, open house begins approximately 11 a.m.

WHERE: Morse High School, 6905 Skyline Drive, SD 92114 Media parking will be available adjacent to facility (map available upon request)
School phone: 619-262-0763 School website: http://www.sandi.net/morse

VISUALS: Preschoolers, high school students and teacher engaged in classroom activities, presentation of colors by Morse High School Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, student-led Pledge of Allegiance, student singing "America the Beautiful," ribbon-cutting ceremony, and guests touring the facility.

GUEST SPEAKERS/INTERVIEWS: Morse High students, teacher, principal, Board of Education member, CCTE director, and executive director of the Prop. S program. (English and Spanish interviews)

BACKGROUND: Morse High School's new CCTE Child Development Center is a one-story, steel-framed facility constructed on an existing campus parking lot. It features a play area for toddlers, as well as a 4,900-square-foot building that contains a high school classroom, toddler daycare classroom, infant nursery, a play area with play structures, and ancillary spaces for restrooms, administration, storage, and utilities. The project also includes new landscaping, irrigation systems, hardscape for a play area, as well as a vehicle access road around the site. The nearly $3.3 million CCTE project was funded by San Diego Unified's Prop. S and a state matching-fund grant, Prop. 1D. The project was completed during summer 2012.

The local Prop. S funds are being used to match the state's Proposition 1D Career & Technical Education grant monies so that the district can provide new and/or renovated facilities to accommodate CCTE programs. At Morse High School, the newly completed CCTE facilities include auto body, culinary arts and child development.
On November 4, 2008, nearly 69 percent of the voters in San Diego passed the $2.1 billion general obligation bond measure, Prop. S, so that the school district could repair, renovate and revitalize its schools. These bond funds cannot be used to pay teacher or school administrator salaries.

Thanks to Prop. S, the school is also receiving technology upgrades as part of the district's i21 Interactive Classroom Initiative. In addition, the stadium was completely rebuilt with a new press box, concession stand, restrooms, all-weather track, synthetic turf field and other amenities. Future Prop. S projects include a new two-story classroom building and a whole-site modernization project.

The project partners for the new Child Development Center were Platt-Whitelaw Architects and Suffolk-Roel Construction.

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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



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Media Advisory: San Diego Unified Hosts Open House for New Child Development Center Tomorrow

Media advisory -- Feb. 27, 2013
Contact: Cynthia Reed-Porter 619-546-3378

SAN DIEGO UNIFIED HOSTS OPEN HOUSE FOR NEW CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER TOMORROW

WHAT:  San Diego Unified School District is officially dedicating its new Child Development Center at Morse High School. The College, Career & Technical Education facility (CCTE) is funded by Proposition S and a California Proposition 1D matching-fund grant. The Child Development Program provides students with a professional working environment while still in school.

WHEN:  Thursday, Feb. 28, 10:30 a.m. ceremony begins, open house begins approximately 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Morse High School, 6905 Skyline Drive, SD 92114 Media parking will be available adjacent to facility (map available upon request)
School phone: 619-262-0763 School website: http://www.sandi.net/morse

VISUALS: Preschoolers, high school students and teacher engaged in classroom activities, presentation of colors by Morse High School Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, student-led Pledge of Allegiance, student singing "America the Beautiful," ribbon-cutting ceremony, and guests touring the facility.

GUEST SPEAKERS/INTERVIEWS: Morse High students, teacher, principal, Board of Education member, CCTE director, and executive director of the Prop. S program. (English and Spanish interviews)

BACKGROUND: Morse High School's new CCTE Child Development Center is a one-story, steel-framed facility constructed on an existing campus parking lot. It features a play area for toddlers, as well as a 4,900-square-foot building that contains a high school classroom, toddler daycare classroom, infant nursery, a play area with play structures, and ancillary spaces for restrooms, administration, storage, and utilities. The project also includes new landscaping, irrigation systems, hardscape for a play area, as well as a vehicle access road around the site. The nearly $3.3 million CCTE project was funded by San Diego Unified's Prop. S and a state matching-fund grant, Prop. 1D. The project was completed during summer 2012.

The local Prop. S funds are being used to match the state's Proposition 1D Career & Technical Education grant monies so that the district can provide new and/or renovated facilities to accommodate CCTE programs. At Morse High School, the newly completed CCTE facilities include auto body, culinary arts and child development.
On November 4, 2008, nearly 69 percent of the voters in San Diego passed the $2.1 billion general obligation bond measure, Prop. S, so that the school district could repair, renovate and revitalize its schools. These bond funds cannot be used to pay teacher or school administrator salaries.

Thanks to Prop. S, the school is also receiving technology upgrades as part of the district's i21 Interactive Classroom Initiative. In addition, the stadium was completely rebuilt with a new press box, concession stand, restrooms, all-weather track, synthetic turf field and other amenities. Future Prop. S projects include a new two-story classroom building and a whole-site modernization project.

The project partners for the new Child Development Center were Platt-Whitelaw Architects and Suffolk-Roel Construction.

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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



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MEDIA ADVISORY from San Diego Unified School District - Board President, Trustees to Make Important Announcement Tonight on Superintendent Succession

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District, Feb. 27, 2013

BOARD PRESIDENT, TRUSTEES TO MAKE IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ON SUPERINTENDENT SUCCESSION TONIGHT

WHAT: The Board of Education trustees will announce the succession plan following Supt. Bill Kowba's retirement.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013

WHERE: Eugene Brucker Education Center Auditorium, 4100 Normal St., San Diego (92103)

DETAILS: Board of Education President John Lee Evans will be joined by Vice President Kevin Beiser and Trustees Scott Barnett, Richard Barrera and Marne Foster to make an announcement regarding superintendent succession. Supt. Bill Kowba announced yesterday his plans to retire June 30, 2013.

CONTACT: Bernie Rhinerson | Chief of Staff | San Diego Unified School District | | (619) 300-7015 (Cell)

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

NEWS RELEASE -- SD Unified Superintendent Announces Retirement, Effective June 30

NEWS RELEASE from the San Diego Unified School District, Feb. 26, 2012

SD UNIFIED SUPERINTENDENT ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT, EFFECTIVE JUNE 30

SAN DIEGO -- Superintendent Bill Kowba has announced his retirement from the San Diego Unified School District, effective June 30.

Kowba was named Superintendent in June 2010, after serving as interim superintendent following the departures of Terry Grier and Carl Cohn. He also served as the district's Chief Financial Officer, Chief Special
Projects Officer and Chief Logistics Officer.

In a statement to the San Diego Unified staff and the community, Kowba said he notified the Board of Education of his decision today. His retirement will come at the end of his three-year contract as Superintendent.

"It is only after extensive reflection with my family and great mixed emotions that I have formally notified the Board of Education of my decision to retire on June 30, 2013," he wrote in a statement to the district's employees and the San Diego Unified community. "In the months ahead, I will have opportunities to thank all of you for your support,
loyalty, and commitment to our San Diego Unified mission. But one can never thank enough those who have dedicated themselves to singular sacrifice and collaboration on the incredible journey of the past seven years."

During his tenure as Superintendent, San Diego Unified's record of academic achievement has garnered national attention. The district last year celebrated achieving an overall California Academic Performance Index score of 808, ranking second of just three large California districts that meet the state's target score.

In addition, Kowba's tenure has been marked by expansion of the technology available to students, with iPad tablet computers and Promethian "smart boards" equipping a growing number of classrooms.

These advances have kept student achievement growing throughout his years with the district, despite continual cutbacks in funding. Two successful bond measures during the Kowba era have provided local funding for infrastructure improvements but operating funds have dwindled by millions as a result of state and federal cutbacks. Kowba addressed these challenges in his retirement letter to the Board of Education.

"This tenure has been earmarked by both great resource challenge and solid academic achievement," he wrote. "At center stage, the Board, staff, and community have had to deal with incessant draconian cuts to the state
and district budgets triggered by the single deepest and most prolonged economic downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

"Year after year, we have had to make the most difficult decisions impacting all stakeholder groups. Great collaboration and sacrifice by all have enabled us to accommodate the budget deficits. That said, we must
relentlessly address the future year fiscal challenges with balanced, long-term budget solutions."

Still, Kowba said the focus on academics had paid off for students.

"We have been able to maintain a laser focus on academic excellence and not allow the budget woes to distract from our core educational mission. The results speak for themselves," he said.

"This is testimony to one of the hardest working and most dedicated teams that I have ever been associated with in my adult life."

Before joining the District, Kowba was a career Navy Supply Corps Officer, retiring at the rank of Rear Admiral. Across his extensive military service, he served in ever increasingly responsible leadership positions in the supply
chain/logistics and financial management fields. His assignments included three shipboard tours, two Navy Pentagon details, and numerous field activity experiences. Admiral Kowba was the first commander of the
Fleet and Industrial Supply Centers. As such, he developed a global network of seven supply centers operating at more than 100 sites and staffed by almost 7,000 logistics, acquisition, and financial professionals.

Bill Kowba was born and raised in Rochester, New York. After completing his undergraduate and graduate degree programs at Saint Bonaventure University and the University of Richmond, he joined the Navy and was commissioned as a Supply Corps Officer. He holds Master Degrees from University of Richmond and Webster niversity and an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA. Additionally he has completed the Executive Management program at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

The Board of Education has not yet announced a plan for hiring a successor.

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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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Friday, February 22, 2013

FW: Post Mtg Notices & Agendas

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice of Change of Time for Closed Session—Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Open & Closed Session Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

·          Closed Session Agenda—Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 1:00 p.m., Room 2249
Open & Closed Session Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

·         Regular Meeting Agenda—Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 5:00 p.m., Auditorium
BoardDocs Agenda Link: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=8X5VE87DF9D0.

·         Notice and Call of Audit and Finance Committee Meeting—Wednesday, March 6 , 2013, 4:00 p.m., Room 22249
Committee Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/domain/446

·         Please forward to staff and as appropriate, print notice(s) and/or agenda(s) and post 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

 

 

 

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From: Viorato Josefina
Sent: Friday, December 21, 2012 4:46 PM
Subject: Post Board Mtg Agendas, January 8, 2013
Importance: High

 

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice of Change of Time for Closed Session—Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Open & Closed Session Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

·          Closed Session Agenda— Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 1:00 p.m., Room 2249
Open & Closed Session Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

·         Regular Meeting Agenda—Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 5:00 p.m., Auditorium
BoardDocs Agenda Link: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=8X5VE87DF9D0.

·         Please forward to staff and as appropriate, print notice(s) and/or agenda(s) and post 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

 

 

 

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MEDIA ADVISORY -- Media Calendar from the San Diego Unified School District

MEDIA CALENDAR -- Upcoming Events in the San Diego Unified School
District, Feb. 22, 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.

Please note that if items are listed as "not open to the public," that
means accredited members of the media are invited, but the general public
is not. These are generally items during the school day.

* 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

23 -- Barnard Mandarin Chinese Magnet School Chinese New Year Celebration,
11 a.m., Barnard Chinese Magnet School, 2930 Barnard St. (92110). The
school's fifth-annual celebration has kids dancing, music and other
festivities. It will be the last at the Barnard Street location as the
school is moving to Pacific Beach next year. Contact: Eddie Park,
Principal, 619-224-3306. Open to the public.

* 24 -- Miss Representation: Is the Media Harming Your Child's Potential?
4:30 p.m., Muirlands Middle School, 1056 Nautilus St. (92037). The La
Jolla High School PTA will screen this controversial film, followed by a
panel discussion with psychologists and educators. Tickets: $5. Contact:
Patti Garay, PTA member, pgaray1@san.rr.com. Open to the public.

* 26 -- Serra High Electives and Fine Arts Faire, 6 p.m., Serra High
School, 5156 Santo Rd. (92124). Arts, business, English, science, social
science, math, Navy JROTC, athletics and world language teachers and
students will be available to talk about their programs for incoming
eighth graders and current students. The community is also invited to see
what kinds of programs are available at their neighborhood high school.
Contact: Mike Jimenez, Principal, (858) 496-8342. Open to the public.

* 26 -- Community College Family Night, 6 p.m., Hoover High School, 4474
El Cajon Blvd. (92115). Families can learn about how to apply to community
colleges, placement tests, costs and other information. Representatives
from City, Mesa, Miramar, Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges are scheduled to
attend. Contact: (619) 344-4515. Open to the public.

MARCH

2 -- San Diego Unified K-12 Honor Choir Concert, 7-9 p.m., Brown Chapel,
Point Loma Nazarene University, 3900 Lomaland Dr. (92106). Elementary,
middle and high school students who have been selected by audition will
perform in four honor concerts under the direction of special guest
conductors. Community members as well as family and friends are invited.
There is a $2.00 charge and tickets will be available at the door.
Contact: Karen-Childress Evans, Director, VAPA, (858)539-5349). Open to
public.

4 -- An Evening with UCSD at Lincoln High School, 6-8 p.m., Lincoln High
School, 4777 Imperial Ave. (92113). Parents and high school students
interested in the options available after high school and how to prepare
for higher education are invited to attend an evening with UC San Diego at
Lincoln High School. San Diego Unified School District and University of
California, San Diego are teaming up to provide the informational event
that will focus on navigating the college preparatory process, admissions,
financial aid and career services. Hear from current UCSD students and
alumni, as well as from Pradeep Khosla, Chancellor, UCSD. Contact: Rebecca
F. (Becky) Phillpott, Program Manager, Dropout Prevention, 619-725-5595.
Open to high school students and their parents.

7 -- Dana Middle School Family Tour, 3:30 p.m., Dana Middle School, 1775
Chattsworth Blvd. (92107). Fourth grade students and parents are invited
to participate in a school tour. Meet with Principal Ryan and other staff
members during a Q-A session. Tour the library, art studio, science labs,
music rooms, physical education center, and classrooms. Contact: Diane
Ryan, Principal, (619) 225-3897. Open to families.

* 7 -- Options for High School and Beyond for Students with Individual
Education Programs, 6-9 p.m., Ballard Parent Center, 2375 Congress St.
(92110). Parents and students who have an Individual Education Program
(IEP) or a 504 are invited to a panel discussion of programs and services
offered to students after they leave high school or turn 18. Contact: Jane
Doft, (619) 293-4450, ext. 2129. Open to the public.

8, 9 -- Association of African American Educators' 22nd Annual Conference,
Mission Valley Marriott Hotel, 8757 Rio San Diego Dr. (92108). The
Association of African American Educators hosts an annual conference to
encourage, equip, and empower attendees to make a meaningful difference in
the lives of African and African-American children. Educators and
concerned community members return each year to learn from each other and
from engaging workshop facilitators, session presenters, and keynote
speakers. This year's theme is Still We Rise. Speakers will be 79th
District Assemblywoman Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D and Edwin Lou Javius, Ed.D,
founder, president and CEO of EdEquity Inc. Contact: The office of the
AAAE, (619) 717-2441. Registration required for this event. Details can be
found at
http://www.aaaesandiego.org/events-programs/conference-registration/

9 -- San Diego Unified Instrument Honor Concert, 7-9 p.m., Copley Symphony
Hall, 750 B. St. (92101). (9). 2013 High School Instrumental Honor Concert
will feature high school students from throughout the district. This
concert is free and is open to the public. There will be a band and an
orchestra concert. Contact: Karen-Childress Evans, Director, VAPA,
(858)539-5349). Open to public.

11 -- Area 1 cluster meeting, Porter North Elementary, 6-8 p.m., 445 S.
47th St. (92113). Parents, students and community members are invited to
attend this meeting, which discusses educational issues at Area 1 schools.
Baker, Balboa, Chavez, Chollas/Mead, Encanto, Horton, Johnson, Nye,
Porter, Valencia Park, Webster elementary schools; Knox and Millennial
Tech middle schools; Lincoln High School. Contact: Shirley Wilson, Area 1
Superintendent, (619) 725-7233, Open to Area 1 community.

* 13 -- Mira Mesa High Eighth Grade Open House, 4:45-7 p.m., Mira Mesa
High School, 10510 Reagan Rd. (92126). Students in grade 8 who are
considering Mira Mesa High can meet teachers and fellow students during
this evening of information. Contact: Scott Giusti, Principal,
858-566-2262. Open to the public.

* 16-23 -- San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering. Annual event
held at locations all over San Diego County salutes science, engineering
and other advanced subjects. Contact: Mary Jo Ball at 858-455-0300, ext.
131 or mjball@sdsciencefestival.com. Open to the public.

20 -- Dr. Thomas Greenspan, "Perfectionism: Something Positive or
Something Negative?" the GATE Distinguished Lecture Series, 7 p.m.,
Auditorium, Eugene Brucker Education Center, 4100 Normal St. (92103). Dr.
Greenspan is a psychologist and marriage and family therapist in private
practice in Minneapolis. The GATE Distinguished Lecture Series brings
nationally recognized speakers to San Diego to talk about gifted and
talented education (GATE). Contact: Rhonda Zawadzki, Office of Advanced
Studies, (619) 725-7284. Free and open to the public.

21 -- San Diego Unified Elementary Instrumental Honor Concert, 7-9 p.m.,
Brown Chapel, Point Loma Nazarene University, 3900 Lomaland Dr. (92106).
2013 Elementary Instrumental Honor Concert will feature elementary
students from throughout the district. This concert is free and is open to
the public. There will be a band and an orchestra concert. Contact:
Karen-Childress Evans, Director, VAPA, (858)539-5349). Open to public.

23 -- Vikings, Vines and Vintners Fundraiser for La Jolla High Foundation,
TBA. The event features wine tasting from vineyards around the state.
Contact: Alexe Page, alexe.page@gmail.com.

23 -- San Diego Unified Middle School Instrumental Honor Concert, 7-9
p.m., Brown Chapel, Point Loma Nazarene University, 3900 Lomaland Dr.
(92106). 2013 Middle School Instrumental Honor Concert will feature middle
school students from throughout the district. This concert is free and is
open to the public. There will be a band and an orchestra concert.
Contact: Karen-Childress Evans, Director, VAPA, (858)539-5349). Open to
public.

APRIL

11 -- Dana Middle School Family Tour, 3:30 p.m., Dana Middle School, 1775
Chattsworth Blvd. (92107). Fourth grade students and parents are invited
to participate in a school tour. Meet with Principal Ryan and other staff
members during a Q-A session. Tour the library, art studio, science labs,
music rooms, physical education center, and classrooms. Contact: Diane
Ryan, Principal, (619) 225-3897. Open to families.

MAY

2 -- Dana Middle School Family Tour, 3:30 p.m., Dana Middle School, 1775
Chattsworth Blvd. (92107). Fourth grade students and parents are invited
to participate in a school tour. Meet with Principal Ryan and other staff
members during a Q-A session. Tour the library, art studio, science labs,
music rooms, physical education center, and classrooms. Contact: Diane
Ryan, Principal, (619) 225-3897. Open to families.

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-- To separate public events from school functions we'd like you to cover,
items open to the public are now labeled as such. "Not open to the public"
means that you're welcome to cover it, but it's not something to list in
an events 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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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Post Notices & Agendas

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Special Meeting Agenda— Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 5:00 p.m., Emergency Operations Center Situation Room
BoardDocs Special Agenda Link: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=934QWK6B27CD  

·         Notice of Cancellation: Proposition S Independent Citizens Oversight Committee (ICOC) Meeting, Thursday, February 21, 2013
Committee Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/domain/453  

·         Notice of Cancellation: Audit Subcommittee of the Proposition S ICOC Meeting, Thursday, February 28, 2013
Committee Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/domain/453  

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

Thank you.

 

Melissa Hudson

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board of Education

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA 92103-2682

Office: (619) 725-5550

Fax: (619) 297-5624

mmabe2@sandi.net

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MEDIA ADVISORY -- High School Chefs Face Off on Feb. 20

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District, February 14,
2013

HIGH SCHOOL CHEFS FACE OFF FEB. 20 FOR 8th ANNUAL TEEN IRON CHEF
COMPETITION

WHAT: San Diego Unified School District Culinary Arts and Management
students from Hoover High, Madison High, Mira Mesa High, San Diego High,
and Scripps Ranch High battle each other preparing a three-course meal
with a secret ingredient. The competition is based on the Iron Chef
America Series on the Food Network.

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 20
-- 3:30 p.m. ­ Students arrive to set up; introduction of judges;
announcement of secret ingredient
-- 4-5 p.m. ­ One-hour timed competition; all cutting, mixing, food prep
-- 5-5:10 p.m. ­ Plating and presentation to judges
-- 5:10-6:00 p.m. ­ Judging occurs
-- 6 p.m. ­ Announcement of winning team

WHERE: SDG&E Sempra Energy Innovation Center, 4760 Clairemont Mesa
Boulevard, SD (Kearny Mesa) 92117. Media parking will be available in main
lot. Phone: (800) 613-8970
http://www.sdge.com/energy-innovation-center/contact-us


VISUALS: High school students cooking and serving meals during
competition, judges evaluating meals, winning team awards ceremony.

GUEST SPEAKERS/INTERVIEWS: students, teachers, industry judges. (Spanish
as well)

BACKGROUND: Teen Iron Chef was the brain child of College, Career &
Technical Education (CCTE) teacher Zhee Zhee Aguirre. She wanted her
students to experience competitive cooking and based the San Diego Unified
School District¹s competition on the Iron Chef America Series on the Food
Network.

Students are able to work on their ideas, go shopping, portion their
protein and measure any dry or liquid ingredients the day before. They
are not allowed to do any actual cooking, pre-making dough, or premixing
ingredients ahead of time. On the day of the competition, they will be
presented with a secret ingredient that must be incorporated into at least
one of their three courses. They are allowed to have their recipes or
prep-list at the station during the competition.

Five schools will compete this year with Hoover High School making its
first year debut under the direction of CCTE teacher, Pam Dahlin, with the
help of mentor, Jeff Lewis, from the San Diego Culinary Institute.
Returning teams include: Madison High School, guided by CCTE teacher,
Justin Halbert, with the help of mentor, Emily Obeso, from the Manchester
Grand Hyatt; Mira Mesa High School, guided by CCTE teacher, Zhee Zhee
Aguirre and mentor Juan Esquivel form Bully¹s; San Diego High School with
CCTE teacher, Brian Murphy; and Scripps Ranch High School with CCTE
teacher, Kimberly Coelho.

Three teams, Madison, Mira Mesa, and San Diego, have team members who have
participated in the Teen Iron Chef competitions in the past. Vannak
Seang, from Mira Mesa, competed last year and says, ³It is so much fun and
makes all of our classroom cooking projects more meaningful because we are
cooking for professional judges.² Michael Nylund, a senior at San Diego
High said ³It is a tremendous experience. It makes us all very nervous,
but it is worth the thrill.² Jessica Vasquez, a senior at Madison, is
also a returning competitor.

To keep the competition fresh and to not give any team an advantage, the
competition location is changed every year along with the secret
ingredient. Some of the secret ingredients from previous years include
calamari, brie, balsamic vinegar, prosciutto, and cantaloupe. Many of the
schools hold mock competitions in the week leading up the event in order
to select the students for the team or practice the nuts and bolts of the
competition.

The Culinary Arts and Management course in the San Diego Unified School
District is supported by the Office of College, Career & Technical
Education.

# # #


Contact:
Lisa McDonnell
Communications & Operations Associate
Office of College, Career & Technical Education
(858) 503-1841 (direct)
(619) 306-3957 (mobile)
lmcdonnell@sandi.net



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NEWS RELEASE -- Relief for Kids is On The Way

NEWS RELEASE from San Diego Unified School District Trustee Kevin Beiser,
Feb. 14, 2013

RELIEF FOR KIDS IS ON THE WAY

SAN DIEGO ­ Vice-President Kevin Beiser of the San Diego Unified School
Board said, ³I am thrilled that the Board of Education approved my motion
to provide air conditioning to our hot climate zone schools with voter
approved Prop Z bond revenues.²

The San Diego Grand Jury report in 1998 highlighted the problem with a
report entitled ³San Diego¹s Educational Sweat Shops² that urged the Board
of Education to install air conditioning in schools. The Grand Jury report
clearly articulated the facts that parents and students have been aware of
for years‹that the oppressive heat is a health and safety risk for kids.
Evidence cited headaches, nose bleeds, and a variety of other heat-related
illnesses. It also documented some classrooms to be as high as 102.5
degrees on some hot days.

As a teacher, Kevin Beiser recalled that for years there was no air
conditioning in his classroom. Students struggled to learn while sweat
poured down their faces, despite having several fans. When his school was
remodeled and air conditioning was installed, the learning environment was
vastly improved and students could comfortably focus on learning.

After being elected to the San Diego Unified School Board in 2010, Kevin
Beiser made it a point to visit school sites and listen to administration,
staff, parents, and students about how he can help improve schools. While
visiting countless classrooms at schools throughout the district, Beiser
felt the heat firsthand. The kids and staff everywhere had a common
refrain: ³The heat is unbearable. Not only is it a health concern, but
it also makes learning almost impossible.² He heard them loud and clear
and began working with Superintendent Bill Kowba and central office staff
to find solutions.

The Prop S funding allocations were already prioritized and decided by the
previous school board. When drafting the ballot language for Prop Z,
Beiser strongly advocated that specific language be included to include
³air conditioning² in hot schools. Voters approved the bond measure in
2012, providing almost $3 billion dollars for improving schools.

After several community meetings, Kevin Beiser asked staff to explore the
cost of installing immediate relief to hot climate zone schools. The
preliminary estimate of $9 million would provide air conditioning to all
59 schools in hot climate ³Zone 3.² That¹s 2,000 classrooms impacting tens
of thousands of students.

The proposal to allocate prop Z funds to install air conditioning in our
hottest schools was put on the agenda for February 12, 2013. Gloria Tran
and countless other parents, staff, kids, and community members launched
one of the largest lobbying efforts in recent memory. They organized
parents in countless schools and began an unprecedented email campaign
that shared personal stories of heat-related health problems. Some folks
even sent pictures of thermometers in schools that showed the ³sweat shop²
conditions were a frightening reality.

Kevin Beiser said, ³To receive a few emails on an issue is not uncommon.
But to receive hundreds of emails every day for almost a week from schools
all over the district was a clear cry for help and demonstrated the
profound significance of the problem we face.²

Scripps Ranch parents were clearly motivated to stand up for their kids
and sent countless emails urging the board to approve Beiser¹s motion to
install air conditioning in all hot zone schools. Scripps Ranch schools
are among the furthest inland, therefore, among some of the hottest in the
district. The community really came together to not only advocate for what
is right for the children of Scripps Ranch but ultimately all kids in the
eastern region of the school district who suffer on hot days. It was very
powerful to have a broad coalition of parents working together for the
common good.

Parents and staff in the Serra High School cluster, in Tierrasanta also
organized to advocate for board approval of this motion. Patrick Henry
High School cluster schools strongly advocated for relief with several
emails also urging a ³yes² vote. The Language Academy in the college area
had a large parent meeting with Trustee Beiser before the board action,
and the parents and staff were vocal in their support for air
conditioning. Many other schools that have suffered for far too long
joined in the chorus calling for swift action to finally address the
concerns of the Grand Jury report, 15 years later.

Vice-President Kevin Beiser¹s motion passed 4-1 with Trustees Marne
Foster, Richard Barrera, Kevin Beiser, and John Lee Evans voting for
relief for the children, and Scott Barnett voting no. At the urging of
trustees Evans and Barrera, the motion was amended from all climate Zone 3
schools to the hottest schools, since a couple are in climate Zone 2 but
have temperatures higher than some located in Zone 3. Since the original
proposal identified that 2,000 classrooms would have air conditioning
installed, Beiser suggested that the target be the hottest 2,000
classrooms to prevent the scope from being dramatically compromised.

At the board meeting on February 12th, Superintendent Bill Kowba informed
the public that due to the scope of the installation, it may take from 18
to 24 months until all the air conditioning units are installed. Deputy
Superintendent Phil Stover said that upon board approval, they will move
immediately to draft and submit plans for state approval and should begin
installing units as soon as September of this year.

Fifteen years after the Grand Jury report, the school board finally began
a serious plan to address this problem and bring relief to kids who have
suffered for far too long. Parents and Beiser acknowledge that they must
remain vigilant to ensure the board continues to protect the health and
safety of children, and our ³Educational Sweat Shops² come to an end.

Kevin Beiser was overjoyed and said, ³A special thank you must go out to
the thousands of parents, staff, and students who emailed the school board
urging them to use Prop Z funds to install air conditioning in hot climate
zone schools. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.²

# # #

CONTACT:
KEVIN BEISER
Vice-President, San Diego Unified School Board
619-838-5274 cell
KevinBeiser@yahoo.com


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MEDIA ADVISORY -- East Meets West in San Diego's Most Diverse Chinese New Year Celebration

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District, Feb. 14, 2013

EAST MEETS WEST IN SAN DIEGO¹S MOST DIVERSE CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

WHAT: Barnard Elementary Mandarin Chinese Magnet School¹s fifth annual
CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION: 2013 Year of the Snake

WHEN:

Wednesday, Feb. 20
-- 6-9 a.m. (live for morning news shows; please schedule in advance)
-- 9:30-11 a.m. Wednesday Feb. 20, for local dignitaries (media welcome)

Saturday, Feb. 23
-- 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Public celebration

WHERE: Barnard Elementary School, 2930 Barnard Street, San Diego, CA 92110

DETAILS: Barnard Elementary Mandarin Chinese Magnet School has something
special to celebrate in the coming Year of the Snake: it will be moving
next school year to a new campus in Pacific Beach.

That means Barnard will not only continue to teach Chinese, but will
expand to offer other Pacific Rim languages, such as Japanese and Korean.
It may be the only public school of this kind in the nation.

So it is with extra excitement that Barnard celebrates Chinese New Year ­
and its future ­ this year. Please join us for traditional lion dance,
martial arts demonstrations, classical Chinese musical performances, and
performances by Barnard¹s incredible students On Wednesday, Feb. 20 and
Saturday, Feb. 23. The festival draws hundreds of people from all over the
county.


CONTACTS:
Lorenza Levy, Chinese New Year Parent Chair, 858-334-5237,
Lorenza.levy@yahoo.com
Eddie Park, Principal, 619-224-3306, epark1@sandi.net

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

MEDIA ADVISORY -- 10 a.m. news briefing on Farb Middle School teacher arrest

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District, Feb. 12, 2012

10 A.M. NEWS BRIEFING ON FARB MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER ARREST

WHAT: News briefing on Farb Middle School teacher arrest

WHEN: 10 a.m. today, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013

WHERE: Police Services Headquarters, 4100 Normal St. Located in portable
buildings on the west side of the complex. Enter from Campus Drive.

DETAILS: Chief Rueben Littlejohn of the San Diego Unified School District
Police Department will brief the media on the arrest of a Farb Middle
School teacher for weapons possession on campus.

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

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Monday, February 11, 2013

SECOND CORRECTION: Post Board Meeting Notices

Third time is the charm. My apologies,

 

**CORRECTION**

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice and Call of Special Meeting—Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

 

·         Notice of Change of Date to Regular Meeting, Tuesday, June 11, 2013, has been rescheduled to Tuesday, June 18 19, 2013.
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.

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

 

 

 

Kindness and a smile are contagious, share them with the world!

CORRECTION: Post Board Meeting Notices

**CORRECTION**

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice and Call of Special Meeting—Tuesday, February 18 19, 2013
Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

 

·         Notice of Change of Date to Regular Meeting, Tuesday, June 11, 2013, has been rescheduled to Tuesday, June 19, 2013.
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.

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

 

 

 

Kindness and a smile are contagious, share them with the world!

Post Board Meeting Notices

 

 

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

 

 

 

Kindness and a smile are contagious, share them with the world!

 

From: Viorato Josefina
Sent: Friday, November 16, 2012 5:22 PM
Subject: Post Board Mtg Agendas, November 27, 2012
Importance: High

 

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice and Call of Special Meeting—Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

 

·         Notice of Change of Date to Regular Meeting, Tuesday, June 11, 2013, has been rescheduled to Tuesday, June 19, 2013.
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.

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

 

 

 

Kindness and a smile are contagious, share them with the world!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Post Board Mtg Agendas, February 12, 2013

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Closed Session Agenda— Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 2:00 p.m., Room 2249
Open & Closed Session Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

·         Regular Meeting Agenda—Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 5:00 p.m., Auditorium
BoardDocs Agenda Link: : http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=8X5UYY7D2DA4

·         Please forward to staff and as appropriate, print notice(s) and/or agenda(s) and post 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

 

 

 

Kindness and a smile are contagious, share them with the world!

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Media Calendar from the San Diego Unified School District

MEDIA CALENDAR -- Upcoming Events in the San Diego Unified School
District, Feb. 8, 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.

Please note that if items are listed as "not open to the public," that
means accredited members of the media are invited, but the general public
is not. These are generally items during the school day.

* 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

9 -- Rose Creek Fest, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Campland on the Bay, 2211
Pacific Beach Drive. Community celebration of the river that feeds into
Mission Bay and forms the eastern boundary of Mission Bay High School.
Students will be making water samples to check pollution and the Mission
Bay High jazz band, The Preservationists, will be performing. Contact: San
Diego Earthworks, (858) 272-7370. Open to the public.

11 -- Area 1 Cluster Meeting, Porter North Elementary, 6-8 p.m., 445 S.
47th St. (92113). Parents, students and community members are invited to
attend this meeting, which discusses educational issues at Area 1 schools.
Baker, Balboa, Chavez, Chollas/Mead, Encanto, Horton, Johnson, Nye,
Porter, Valencia Park, Webster elementary schools; Knox and Millennial
Tech middle schools; Lincoln High School. Contact: Shirley Wilson, Area 1
Superintendent, (619) 725-7233, Open to Area 1 community.

* 12 -- Curie Elementary Astronomy Night, 6 p.m., Curie Elementary School,
4080 Governor Dr. (92122). Curie¹s fun filled astronomy night will once
again feature amazing scopes and experts from the San Diego Astronomy
Association. This year we will also have some astronomy and space themed
activities in the auditorium. Contact: Christopher Juarez, Principal,
(858) 453-4184. Open to the public.

12 -- Bay Park Elementary campus tours, 8:45-10 a.m., Bay Park Elementary,
2433 Denver St. (92110). Bay Park Elementary is offering campus tours for
neighborhood Kindergarten students and those interested in applying
through the CHOICE program. Contact: (619) 276-1471. Open to area
residents/interested families.

13 -- Loma Portal Elementary Kindergarten and New Student Tours, 9:30
a.m., Loma Portal Elementary School, 3341 Browning St. (92106). Take a
tour of your new neighborhood school or a school you might choice into.
Contact: Glenda Gerde, Principal, (619) 223-1683. Open to parents.

13 -- Free Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis) Clinic, 2-6 p.m.,
Madison High School, Room 101, 4833 Doliva Dr., San Diego (92117).The
district's Nursing and Wellness Program is holding a free Tdap clinic for
all San Diego Unified students in grade six who have not obtained the
booster. Students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who can sign
the consent. VFC (Vaccines for Children Program) qualification is not
required. No appointments needed. Contact: Eileen Griffiths, RN, BSN, PHN
at egriffiths@sandi.net.

* 14 -- Share Your Love of Reading at Edison Elementary, 9:30 a.m., Edison
Elementary School, 4077 35th Street. Event will benefit the Rolling
Readers program at the school. Contact: Derek Murchison, Principal, (619)
344-5400. Not open to the public.

15 -- Lincoln Day holiday. All schools and offices closed.

18 -- Presidents Day Holiday. All schools and offices closed.

20 -- Barnard Mandarin Chinese Magnet School Chinese New Year Celebration,
9:30 a.m., Barnard Chinese Magnet School, 2930 Barnard St. (92110). The
school's fifth-annual celebration has kids dancing, music and other
festivities. It will be the last at the Barnard Street location as the
school is moving to Pacific Beach next year. Contact: Eddie Park,
Principal, 619-224-3306. Open to media only. For morning show scheduling,
contact Principal Park. Note: A public celebration will be held at 11 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 23.

23 -- Barnard Mandarin Chinese Magnet School Chinese New Year Celebration,
11 a.m., Barnard Chinese Magnet School, 2930 Barnard St. (92110). The
school's fifth-annual celebration has kids dancing, music and other
festivities. It will be the last at the Barnard Street location as the
school is moving to Pacific Beach next year. Contact: Eddie Park,
Principal, 619-224-3306. Open to the public.

MARCH

2 -- San Diego Unified K-12 Honor Choir Concert, 7-9 p.m., Brown Chapel,
Point Loma Nazarene University, 3900 Lomaland Dr. (92106). Elementary,
middle and high school students who have been selected by audition will
perform in four honor concerts under the direction of special guest
conductors. Community members as well as family and friends are invited.
There is a $2.00 charge and tickets will be available at the door.
Contact: Karen-Childress Evans, Director, VAPA, (858)539-5349). Open to
public.

7 -- Dana Middle School Family Tour, 3:30 p.m., Dana Middle School, 1775
Chattsworth Blvd. (92107). Fourth grade students and parents are invited
to participate in a school tour. Meet with Principal Ryan and other staff
members during a Q-A session. Tour the library, art studio, science labs,
music rooms, physical education center, and classrooms. Contact: Diane
Ryan, Principal, (619) 225-3897. Open to families.

8, 9 -- Association of African American Educators' 22nd Annual Conference,
Mission Valley Marriott Hotel, 8757 Rio San Diego Dr. (92108). The
Association of African American Educators hosts an annual conference to
encourage, equip, and empower attendees to make a meaningful difference in
the lives of African and African-American children. Educators and
concerned community members return each year to learn from each other and
from engaging workshop facilitators, session presenters, and keynote
speakers. This year's theme is Still We Rise. Speakers will be 79th
District Assemblywoman Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D and Edwin Lou Javius, Ed.D,
founder, president and CEO of EdEquity Inc. Contact: The office of the
AAAE, (619) 717-2441. Registration required for this event. Details can be
found at
http://www.aaaesandiego.org/events-programs/conference-registration/

9 -- San Diego Unified Instrument Honor Concert, 7-9 p.m., Copley Symphony
Hall, 750 B. St. (92101). (9). 2013 High School Instrumental Honor Concert
will feature high school students from throughout the district. This
concert is free and is open to the public. There will be a band and an
orchestra concert. Contact: Karen-Childress Evans, Director, VAPA,
(858)539-5349). Open to public.

11 -- Area 1 cluster meeting, Porter North Elementary, 6-8 p.m., 445 S.
47th St. (92113). Parents, students and community members are invited to
attend this meeting, which discusses educational issues at Area 1 schools.
Baker, Balboa, Chavez, Chollas/Mead, Encanto, Horton, Johnson, Nye,
Porter, Valencia Park, Webster elementary schools; Knox and Millennial
Tech middle schools; Lincoln High School. Contact: Shirley Wilson, Area 1
Superintendent, (619) 725-7233, Open to Area 1 community.

20 -- Dr. Thomas Greenspan, "Perfectionism: Something Positive or
Something Negative?" the GATE Distinguished Lecture Series, 7 p.m.,
Auditorium, Eugene Brucker Education Center, 4100 Normal St. (92103). Dr.
Greenspan is a psychologist and marriage and family therapist in private
practice in Minneapolis. The GATE Distinguished Lecture Series brings
nationally recognized speakers to San Diego to talk about gifted and
talented education (GATE). Contact: Rhonda Zawadzki, Office of Advanced
Studies, (619) 725-7284. Free and open to the public.

21 -- San Diego Unified Elementary Instrumental Honor Concert, 7-9 p.m.,
Brown Chapel, Point Loma Nazarene University, 3900 Lomaland Dr. (92106).
2013 Elementary Instrumental Honor Concert will feature elementary
students from throughout the district. This concert is free and is open to
the public. There will be a band and an orchestra concert. Contact:
Karen-Childress Evans, Director, VAPA, (858)539-5349). Open to public.

23 -- Vikings, Vines and Vintners Fundraiser for La Jolla High Foundation,
TBA. The event features wine tasting from vineyards around the state.
Contact: Alexe Page, alexe.page@gmail.com.

23 -- San Diego Unified Middle School Instrumental Honor Concert, 7-9
p.m., Brown Chapel, Point Loma Nazarene University, 3900 Lomaland Dr.
(92106). 2013 Middle School Instrumental Honor Concert will feature middle
school students from throughout the district. This concert is free and is
open to the public. There will be a band and an orchestra concert.
Contact: Karen-Childress Evans, Director, VAPA, (858)539-5349). Open to
public.

APRIL

11 -- Dana Middle School Family Tour, 3:30 p.m., Dana Middle School, 1775
Chattsworth Blvd. (92107). Fourth grade students and parents are invited
to participate in a school tour. Meet with Principal Ryan and other staff
members during a Q-A session. Tour the library, art studio, science labs,
music rooms, physical education center, and classrooms. Contact: Diane
Ryan, Principal, (619) 225-3897. Open to families.

MAY

2 -- Dana Middle School Family Tour, 3:30 p.m., Dana Middle School, 1775
Chattsworth Blvd. (92107). Fourth grade students and parents are invited
to participate in a school tour. Meet with Principal Ryan and other staff
members during a Q-A session. Tour the library, art studio, science labs,
music rooms, physical education center, and classrooms. Contact: Diane
Ryan, Principal, (619) 225-3897. Open to families.



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