January 27, 2012

Posted by Geoff Smith at 1/27/2012 3:00:00 PM

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  From Superintendent Bill Kowba
January 27, 2012 
In This Issue...
Don't Miss Tomorrow's All Schools Fair

United Nations Conference Preparations Under Way

School News

Student Voices

In The News

Educational News

Friday Quote

Upcoming Events

Mission Statement

All San Diego students will Graduate with the Skills, Motivation, Curiosity and Resilience to Succeed in their choice of College and Career in order to Lead and Participate in the society of Tomorrow.

Don't Miss Tomorrow's All Schools Fair
All Schools FairBack by popular demand, the Fourth Annual Enrollment Options/Magnet All Schools Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Recital Hall in Balboa Park (next to The Puppet Theater). More than 1,500 families attended last year's event. Read more.
United Nations Conference Preparations Under Way
Model UN Human rights, food security, the use of child-soldiers and nuclear disarmament are being researched as students at several schools prepare for May's Regional Junior Model United Nations Conference. Read More.

Community Helps Birney Elementary Recover and Thrive
Birney Logo The tragic fire at Birney Elementary School has resulted in an outpouring of community support. The school's foundation, Friends of Alice Birney Elementary, is managing the relief effort through its website, www.friendsofalicebirney.org . The PTA sponsored a bake sale on Saturday, Jan. 21 and raised more than $2,000. Read more.

Junior Achievement Crown Goes to Clairemont
Clairemont Junior AchievementClairemont High’s Academy of Business Technology won the fourth annual Junior Achievement Titans of Industry Challenge, managing a virtual corporation better than the other 17 high schools in the competition. Read more.

Cubberley LogoCubberley Elementary Students Treated to Harp Concert
Cubberley Elementary students were treated recently with a 45-minute harp concert by Sarah Davis, courtesy of the Musical Merit Foundation of Greater San Diego's "Close Encounters" program. Read more.

Freese LogoFreese Elementary Gets $100,000 Grant from Target Corp.
Freese Elementary Arts and Culture Magnet School in the Skyline neighborhood has been awarded a $100,000 grant by Target Corporation, nominated by viewers of TV's Ellen DeGeneres Show. The grant will be used to support the school's Arts and Culture Magnet Program and purchase new books. Read more.

Lindbergh Schweitzer Holiday Efforts Pay OffLindbergh Schweitzer Holiday Efforts Paid Off
What's a "service learning magnet school"? For the students and staff at Lindbergh Schweitzer Elementary School in Clairemont, it means helping the community. Two projects during the holiday season were examples of this everyday effort. Read more.

MBHS Career Fair Mission Bay Students Explore Career Options
More than 1,000 Mission Bay High School students were introduced to a variety of careers at a career-ready event, "If The Shoe Fits." More than 100 local business and community organization representatives were on hand to speak with the students about becoming college and career ready. The event was sponsored by San Diego Unified's Office of College, Career and Technical Education (CCTE) to give students a look at a variety of professions. Read more.

Shoes at MorseShoes Tell Story With Today's Kids
Styles come and go and come back again. At Morse High School, old school shoes are back in style according to Morse seniors, who told their story of Converse All Stars to a teacher. Read more.

UCHS Pepsi Grant WinnersPepsi Grants Go to EB Scripps Elementary, University City High
Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary School in Scripps Ranch and University City High School have received grants from Pepsi's Refresh Everything program. Both schools received $10,000 grants, with University City High using its grant for band and color guard uniforms, while EB Scripps will hold Family Science nights with its proceeds. Read more.

Bill Walton celebrates the new tennis courts at RooseveltDancers from SCPA headed to National High School Dance Festival
Dancers from the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) will be performing under the direction of internationally-known choreographers and in front of an international audience in March at the prestigious National High School Dance Festival. Read more.

SCPA Singer Victoria MatthewsSCPA Singer Wins National Honor
Victoria Matthews from the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) is a 2012 YoungArts Merit Award Winner in Voice from the YoungArts Program of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. She receives $100 from the program, which identifies emerging artists and assists them at critical junctures in their educational and professional development. Read more.

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-- Sir Claus Moser

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