ALBA students continue win streak in mock trial competition
ALBA High School at North Park participated in the recent bi-annual Street Law Mock Trial Competition. The Mock Trial Competition is a court role-playing activity wherein teams from area high schools prepare a case and conduct a trial, complete with a judge, jury, prosecutors, defendants and witnesses. The Honorable Judith F. Hayes, San Diego Superior Court Judge, presided over competition between ALBA and Hoover High School. Read more.
Challenger Middle School students raise more than $2,700 for MDA
Student government members at Challenger Middle School in Mira Mesa have raised $2,732 this year for the Muscular Dystrophy Association's Shamrock Drive, inspired by a staff member who has muscular dystrophy. This brings the total amount raised by students over the last six years to more than $12,000. Challenger was the first middle school in the county to participate in the Shamrock Drive. Read more.
Madison High, Lindbergh-Schweitzer Elementary work to end bullying
Students from Madison High and Lindbergh-Schweitzer Elementary continue working together to prevent bullying. The iLEAD team from Madison recently visited nearby Lindbergh-Schweitzer, performing skits and playing games to demonstrate bullying and how to react to the behavior. The high school students engaged in a lively discussion with the fifth- and sixth-graders, with all students pledging to avoid bullying. Read more.
Serra High students will be published scientists
More than 30 students at Serra High School will be skipping forward in their careers, becoming published scientists before they have even graduated from high school, something that usually does not happen until years after college. Students in the biotechnology program at Serra have helped advance a project that is researching how species are impacted by environmental decay. Read more.
Help Standley Middle School artist win national contest
Savannah ter Veer, a Standley Middle School eighth-grader, is the entrant from California in the Sunwise Poster Contest, sponsored by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Shade Foundation. The winner of the nationwide contest wins a sunshade for their school. Help Savannah with your vote. Read more.
Vista Grande class wins $8,000 grant
There are now more than 50 new books in Abby Chambard's fourth-grade class at Vista Grande Elementary School in Tierrasanta, thanks to a lot of Real California Milk seals and $8,000 from the California Milk Advisory Board. Families saved 274 Real California Milk seals off dairy products, with two-thirds coming from student Sarah Gonzalez, her parents and friends. Read more.
SDSU Coastal and Marine Institute Laboratory Open House is May 20
Take advantage of this rare opportunity to experience the facilities, research and activities at the Coastal and Marine Institute Laboratory. Read more.
Nominations sought for People magazine's Teacher of the Year Award
Favorite teachers are remembered for a lifetime. People magazine wants to highlight those amazing teachers with the first People Teacher of the Year Award. Read more.
What to expect on the SAT, ACT
Students in the class of 2013 and their parents or guardians are encouraged to attend two free workshops to prepare them for the SAT and ACT exams. Read more.
Submit your Showcase Exhibit entries for SD County Fair
Entries are now being accepted for the student showcase at the 2012 San Diego County Fair. The theme for this year's fair is "Out of this World." Read more.
Calif. district sees success with teacher-led curriculum
The Corona-Norco Unified School District in Riverside County, Calif., is known for its commitment to student achievement, with teachers given autonomy to create the most relevant lessons for students in the primarily low-income and Latino district. "We don't go buy something and impose it on them," said Colleen Hawkins, director of curriculum and instruction. "They are invested in it and created it. They own it and own the results." Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)
Calif. high school to scrap ASL program despite student complaints
Some students at Paso Robles High School in California are upset about their school's decision to eliminate a program in American Sign Language in an effort to cut costs. Student Marina Perry said the change will affect her plans to attend a four-year college and become a sign-language interpreter, while student David Oliver, who has attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, said ASL courses helped him focus and fulfill a language requirement. The Tribune (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)
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