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New coach, new outlook for San Dieguito Academy boys basketball

New coach, new outlook for San Dieguito Academy boys basketball

Matthew Bain

December 6, 2014


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Carlsbad, Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Education, Encinitas, K-12, La Costa, Leucadia, Olivenhain, Region, Solana Beach, SPORTS

Last season didn’t go quite according to plan for the San Dieguito Academy varsity boys basketball team. A year removed from winning 19 games and advancing to the program’s first CIF Division III quarterfinals, the Mustangs veered away from their winning ways and finished the 2013-14 season 6-21....

Encinitas Union School District seeks applicants for board seat

North Coast Current

December 4, 2014


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Carlsbad, Community News, Del Mar, Education, Encinitas, Encinitas City Election, K-12, La Costa, LATEST NEWS, Leucadia, Olivenhain, Region, San Marcos, Solana Beach

The Encinitas Union School District seeks a replacement for Board of Trustees member Maureen “Mo” Muir, who will leave to begin her new term on the San Dieguito Union High School District board. Applications are open to registered voters who live within the Encinitas Union district, according...

Grauer School expeditions offer much more than ‘chalk and talk’

Grauer School expeditions offer much more than ‘chalk and talk’

Debbie L. Sklar

November 21, 2014


Filed under Education, Encinitas, K-12, NORTH COAST CAMPUS

For some schools, building a rigorous education model requires a meticulous balance — and more. Take the Encinitas-based Grauer School, which is best known for balancing Socratic and discovery-based learning with rigorous college preparation. Founded in 1991, the school has 150 students and offers...

Point of View: Principals, principles and politics

Roman S. Koenig

November 7, 2014


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, COLUMNISTS, Education, Encinitas, K-12, Leucadia, Olivenhain, Point of View

This season’s election netted some interesting results, from the campaign for Encinitas’ first elected mayor to the unseating of a longtime high school board trustee. Are these contests — the mayor’s seat and the San Dieguito Union High School District board — a sign of what’s to come in...

Longtime high school district trustee loses seat; replacement to serve on two boards

North Coast Current

November 5, 2014


Filed under Cardiff by the Sea, Carlsbad, Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Education, Encinitas, Encinitas City Election, K-12, Leucadia, NORTH COAST CAMPUS, Olivenhain, Politics, Rancho Santa Fe, Region, Solana Beach

Longtime San Dieguito Union High School District Trustee Barbara Groth lost her seat in the Nov. 4 election, according to preliminary returns from the San Diego County registrar of voters. Groth came in fourth in a race for three seats on the Board of Trustees. Her replacement, Maureen “Mo” Muir,...

ESCONDIDO: Kids can explore wonders of science this fall

August 28, 2014


Filed under CURRENT EVENTS, Education, Escondido, K-12, Region

ESCONDIDO — The Escondido Public Library invites children ages 8 to 11 to attend Mad Science Saturday this fall. The series of three monthly programs is designed to help children learn about scientific topics through exploration, projects and hands-on experiments. Mad Science Saturday will be held...

Teen honored with special award: Donate Don’t Dump program continues to help those in need

Teen honored with special award: Donate Don’t Dump program continues to help those in need

Debbie L. Sklar

August 20, 2014


Filed under Education, Encinitas, Higher Education, K-12, Region, San Marcos, Top Stories

Encinitas teen Gabrielle Posard’s mission to feed the hungry may have started out as a small project sketched on a napkin in 2009, but today her organization, Donate Don’t Dump, distributes more than 20,000 pounds of donated food monthly to struggling families and seniors. Gabrielle, 17, has d...

Youths’ nonprofit earns national award

North Coast Current

August 12, 2014


Filed under Carlsbad, Education, Encinitas, K-12, LATEST NEWS

Donate Don’t Dump, a campaign to get surplus and short-dated food to the hungry rather than sending it to landfills, received the Environmental Protection Agency’s President’s Environmental Youth Award, the EPA announced Aug. 12. The effort is the brainchild of San Dieguito Academy student Gabrielle...

Encinitas-based foundation grants more than $20K in scholarships

North Coast Current

June 16, 2014


Filed under Carlsbad, Carmel Valley, Community News, Del Mar, Education, Encinitas, High School Sports, K-12, LATEST NEWS, Oceanside, Region, Solana Beach

The Encinitas nonprofit group Coastal Community Foundation recently gave more than $20,000 in scholarships — from medicine and arts to technology and sports — to North County high school graduates, the organization announced June 15. The scholarships, named in honor of educators, community activists...

Encinitas groups aim to build Education Cluster

Encinitas groups aim to build Education Cluster

Stephanie Malone

June 6, 2014


Filed under COASTLINE, Education, Encinitas, K-12

Encinitas should expect exciting environmental educational programs from the new E3 Cluster. The Encinitas Environmental Education Cluster, or the E3 Cluster, consists of the Encinitas Union School District, Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA, San Diego Botanic Garden, Seacrest Village Retirement Communities...

Ada Harris band finishes year strong with concert

Ada Harris band finishes year strong with concert

Stephanie Malone

May 31, 2014


Filed under Arts, Cardiff by the Sea, Education, Encinitas, K-12, NORTH COAST CAMPUS

Proud parents and supporters filled the Ada Harris Elementary School auditorium, clapping as the lights dimmed and members of the Wildcat Band made their entrance through the side doors. Dressed in their black and white formal best, the Beginning Band members took their seats on stage and waited for...

Schools closed due to fire emergency

North Coast Current

May 14, 2014


Filed under Camp Pendleton, Cardiff by the Sea, Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Education, Elfin Forest, Encinitas, Escondido, Fallbrook, Harmony Grove, High School Sports, Higher Education, K-12, La Costa, LATEST NEWS, Leucadia, Oceanside, Olivenhain, Rancho Santa Fe, Region, San Diego County, San Elijo Hills, San Marcos, Vista

Update 10:40 p.m. May 15: All colleges and school districts listed below have announced closures for Friday, May 16. Several school districts in North County have announced closures in the wake of major brush fires in the region May 14 that have damaged or destroyed several homes. Students at Cal S...

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