On April 11 from 10:00-4:00 p.m. you are invited to share Jonas Salk’s vision. Follow your curiosity and Explore THE SALK INSTITUTE in La Jolla, the research center JONAS SALK founded.

This free community open-house includes guided lab tours, interactive events and scientific talks, as well as hands-on activities for children and adults.

For more onformation Visit http://www.salk.edu/exploresalk

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.

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.

The February 23 meeting has been canceled but please attend march 23rd.  This will be a full agenda so please encourage others as well to attend.

The next Cluster Congress meeting will be Thursday, Feb. 26 at 6:00pm at the Ballard Parent Center.

We will have updated information and discussion regarding the unanimous vote at the February 10th Board of Education meeting that supported the resolution removing the annual testing requirement for elementary and secondary school students.  (agenda item G3)

We will also have an update on the schedule for cluster and committee presentations regarding the proposed calendar changes.

There will also be a discussion regarding proposed GATE changes.

Dr. Michael McQuary, newly elected Board of Education Representative, will be in attendance to introduce himself to cluster leadership as well as be available for questions regarding some of the discussion topics.

Nominate a student by March 13th.

The Kohl's Cares® Scholarship Program recognizes and rewards young volunteers who help make their communities a better place to live.

Now in its seventh year, the San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering involves hundreds of businesses, corporations, sponsors, and nonprofits in a week-long celebration of STEM education in San Diego County. March 14-21

EXPO Day at Petco Park is the Festival’s culminating event with over 130 local businesses, corporations, and organizations providing interactive, hands-on activities showcasing STEM from all parts of Southern California. In 2014, more than 24,000 children, parents, and STEM enthusiasts attended EXPO Day, and over 60,000 people participated in festival week events. The event resounds excitement throughout the San Diego community and draws media attention.


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 

from 5-9pm

More information on their Facebook Page

Students who wish to attend a school outside their neighborhood boundary area must apply using the Enrollment Options online application. Enrollment Options booklets will be mailed home by the district. You may also view the information on the district's website and the online application page. After you complete all the questions on the online application, the Enrollment Options office will determine which enrollment program (Magnet, VEEP, or Open Enrollment) best suits your needs based on your answers. It is very important that you apply online before the due date of February 15, 2015.

The Mira Mesa Town Council will be hosting the Community Back to School night on Monday October 6th and Mira Mesa schools will be represented.

Meeting starts at 7:00pm across the street at the Mira Mesa Library across the street.

Please join us Monday 29 September at 5:30pm in the Mira Mesa High School, Media Center for the first Mira Mesa Cluster Schools Council meeting of the school year.


Call to Order


  • Area Superintendent, Principals, V.P.'s

District Report

  • Traditional Schedule Update
  • Hage-Wangenhiem Border/Optional Area Update
  • Staffing
  • Changes in Discipline (concerns)
  • Replacement Radio timeline for the MM cluster
  • Area Superintendent Report (Lamont Jackson)

Cluster President Report

  • La Jolla Cluster agreement

Cluster Messages

  • Enrollment reports (Elementary, Middle, HS)
  • Changes in Graduation Requirement and the Impact (HS)
  • Cluster website (Brad)

Special Guest

  • What I Wish My Parents Knew (Karin)
  • https://vimeo.com/87231235