San Diego Unified offers free classes for parents, families and guardians to support their children academically from kindergarten through high school graduation. In addition, we offer parenting classes aimed at helping you raise healthy and happy kids. San Diego Parent University Website
There is a Common Core Workshops on March 25 flyer. There are more scheduled for May 7th and May 21st. Updates will be posted when available.
On February 27th, Wangenheim Middle School held its 3rd annual Family Science Night and it was a huge success. Over 300 students, parents and community members attended. “Wangenheim’s Science department did an incredible job organizing events, contacting presenters and presenting sessions themselves,” cited Dan Grendziak, a science teacher at Wangenheim. Those that attended had many different and exciting activities to choose from.
San Diego Unified is considering a proposal to change the first day of school from the Tuesday after Labor Day to the last week in August. This change is proposed to take effect in the 2016-17 school year. The proposed start date is August 29, 2016 for all schools, with an end date of June 14, 2017 for traditional calendar schools and an end date of July 21, 2017 for year-round schools. For more information and to provide feedback, click here. Deadline to provide feedback is March 31, 2015.
On March 14, Super Stem Saturday, Mira Mesa students had the fastest hands and brains in the county! Challenger's Rubik's Cube Club won first place and Mira Mesa High School's club won second place. Challenger students took first and second place in the solo category. The first place soloist was Norman Ta and the second place soloist was Sushanth Byru. We are so very impressed with your skills! Congratulations to you all. For more information, click here.
The California Department of Education (CDE) conducted a Federal Program Monitoring (FPM) audit during December 2014. One of the items reviewed during the audit was Educational Equity. CDE reviewed documents and met with staff from several different departments. CDE determined that district policies regarding nondiscrimination and sexual harassment needed revisions in order for the language to more closely align with the specific language contained in law. San Diego Unified School District's updated Student Nondiscrimination and Sexual Harassment Policy.
Important Message about Using Social Media for Cyber-bullying, Threats
Over the past week, school districts throughout San Diego County, including San Diego Unified, have been addressing a troublesome social media phone app that many students are downloading and using called Burnbook. This app allows “anonymous” posts associated with high schools and universities throughout the county. Unfortunately, the purpose of this app is to post negative information, to post critiques of fellow students and mean things about people.
While students may think their posts are completely anonymous, with Wi-Fi use and cell towers, posts can be traced back to the phone and/or computer that posted the comments. It is important for students to know that all posts on any platform of social media never disappear and are never fully anonymous. This includes personal information, photos and any form of threat.
Congratulations to the Wangenheim CyberPatriots! Our Cyber Patriot Club began just a few months ago in January 2015. The educational club was created to inspire students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. We work with the support of the Mira Mesa High School CyberPatriot Students. The club increases the awareness of cybersecurity by delivering a basic cybersecurity education supporting leadership, communication, and cooperation skills among its members. Each week the MMHS students mentor our middle school students. Our CyberPatriots placed 10th just a few spots behind their mentors from MMHS.
Watch a time-lapse of Salk under construction. The video was made of 78 pictures taken one week apart. Thanks, Amy, for sharing it with us!
The 10th Annual Taste of Mira Mesa
Saturday March 21 2015
UCSD Faculty Club
9500 Gilman Drive #0121
La Jolla, CA 92093-0121
Adult only event & cocktail attire
Purchase Tickets: miramesahighschoolfoundation.org 35$ Presale $40 at the door
More information on their Facebook Page
Mira Mesa Cluster Schools
Changes Occurring to Schools in Fall 2015
Q: What are the changes being made by the district for the 2015-16 school year? Which schools will be impacted?
Copy of the Information Letter that was mail to families