This year's Summer Reading Program theme, Read to the Rhythm, will be open to all ages and will begin on Monday, June 15. For more information click here.

Saturday May 30 7-10pm
Mira Mesa High School Theatre
Tickets $18 ($15 Students/Seniors/Military)

Auditions Tuesday May 5 and Thursday May 7 6-8pm

More information at www.miramesatheatreguild.com

 

 

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.