Category archives for: Schools

Popular children’s author meets Meadowbrook students

Meadowbrook Middle School teacher Heidi Uyloan, left, with fantasy author Tui T. Sutherland, center, and Meadowbrook Principal Miguel Carrillo.   Photo by Emily Sorensen

Meadowbrook Middle School students recently got the opportunity to meet with popular children’s fantasy author Tui T. Sutherland.

Students box holiday cheer for worldwide delivery

Waiting to fill their Operation Christmas Child boxes are fourth graders, from left, Penelope Kalamaras, Jenna Voegtly, Erin Scherpbier and Makayla Harrison, with the caterpillar and bunny puppets they made for the recipients. Photo by Elizabeth Marie Himchak

An effort to spread Christmas cheer to children around the world has expanded at Maranatha Christian Schools with the entire campus getting involved in the project.

Local businessmen donate time, money to Tierra Bonita

From left, Rick Solo, Tierra Bonita student council vice president Alexis Burg, student council president Kate Bylsma, student council treasurer Lucia Fleck and Marcos Villalobos. Photo by Emily Sorensen

Two local businessmen — and dads — have made a practice of donating their time and money to Poway Unified Schools n need, and hope to expand this practice to more PUSD schools in the future.

Twin Peaks students chat with superstar Taylor Swift

Tiffany Daher, front row far right, and her combined 7th- and 8th-grade Language Arts class chatted with Taylor Swift via Skype on Tuesday.Photo by Emily Sorensen

A two-hour delay didn’t dampen the spirits of some of pop music superstar Taylor Swift’s biggest fans.

Teens are teaching kids about politics, government

The Youth Political Awareness PAC leadership team includes, front row from left, Gleb Shevchuk, Andrew Childers, Natalie Taylor, Elise Hoffman and Emily Plantier. Back row, Sam Haber, Justin Shin, Mallory Broberg and Matthew Santos. Photo courtesy of YPA

A group of politically-minded teenagers — most of whom are not old enough to vote — have formed an organization to promote political awareness among children.

Poway Unified School District offers more date on CAB refinancing

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Steps were being taken this week to make public more information regarding a proposal to refinance some of the Poway Unified School District’s controversial capital appreciation bonds.

PTA council to take over holiday Adopt-A-Family program

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After two years of schools organizing their own Adopt-A-Family programs, the Palomar Council PTA will once again head up the program.

Bonds dominate PUSD candidate forum

All Poway Unified School District candidates attended Tuesday night’s forum in Rancho Bernardo. From left, Michelle O’Connor-Radcliff, T.J. Zane, Todd Gutschow, John P. Riley, Katie Newbanks, Charles Sellers, Jeannie Foulkrod and Marc Davis. Photo by Elizabeth Marie Himchak

Poway Unified School District’s capital appreciation bonds were the focus of a board candidates forum on Tuesday night, an issue that clearly irked the two incumbents and a decision all the challengers criticized.

Many questions at first meeting on Poway Unified bonds


A small but impassioned crowd gathered in the Rancho Bernardo High School Performing Arts Center Tuesday night to share their opinions with the Poway Unified School District Board of Education about the possibility of refunding the controversial capital appreciation bonds (CABs).

Volunteers needed to help students learn to read

Chaparral Elementary student Addison Fortney and SHOK tutor Bruce McCoy were paired up shortly after school resumed in August. Photo courtesy of SHOK

Volunteers are being sought to help area elementary students improve their reading skills.