Final weeks for SD Energy Challenge
There are just 4 weeks left in the SD Energy Challenge but there is still time for friends and family to sign up and start saving energy in support of our middle schools. The school with the highest percentage of sign-ups and energy savings on Reduce Your Use days will win the grand prize of $10,000. This week, Pacific Beach Middle, CPMA, Roosevelt Middle and Montgomery Middle are leading the district in sign-ups. Read more.
Daylight Saving Time ends Nov. 4
Remember to set your clocks back this weekend as Daylight Saving Time officially ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4.
After school is a busy place at Clairemont High
Clairemont High students who participate in the school's afterschool program showcased their art work, programs and other activities during the school's recent Lights On Afterschool event. Part of a nationwide effort, Clairemont High's celebration was organized by two student groups: YOU (Youth Opportunities Unlimited), Clairemont's 21st Century ASSETs program; and the Council of Braves, a diverse group of students who meet monthly to review ideas and develop plans for afterschool events. Read more.
Sherman Academy recognized for
Sherman Academy has received national recognition for its efforts to create bilingual and bi-literate students through its dual language immersion program. The program has been designated a "Promising Practice for English Learners" by the U.S. Department of Education's National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Read more.
Nov. 3 workshop focuses on creating connection between teens, adults
For any parent/guardian or educator that has worked or works with teenagers knows that communicating and connecting with them can be challenging. "Create Connection - Building Bridges between Teens & Adults" on Nov. 3 is designed to provide insight and tools on a variety of topics for those who are supporting young women and teens. Read more.
Military Family Appreciation and Resource Night Nov. 7
Learn about resources available to assist and support service members and their families -- all in one place. The event is open to military families with students attending schools in the Henry, Scripps Ranch and Serra clusters. Explore information about local services and community organizations, enjoy free food, and participate in family activities that focus on academics and resiliency-building. Read more.
Do the arts help or confuse STEM?
There is a need for the incorporation of arts education in curricula that focuses on science, technology, engineering and math, education consultant Doug Haller writes in this blog post. The arts, he writes, already are part of scientific work either consciously or subconsciously, and studies are under way to further explore the connection. "Clearly, something about art brings out creativity and innovation in ways different from but complementary to the sciences," Haller notes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education
Twin girls earn perfect SAT scores
Twin girls from San Diego scored a perfect 2400 on their SATs, joining about .025% of their peers who achieve the feat each year. The girls, who said they studied before taking the exam this time, both carry 4.5 GPAs and are recognized as top students at their high school. San Diego Union-Tribune
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