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Students return to campus as fall semester arrives at Palomar

As thousands of students settled into the fall semester at Palomar College, many others are preparing to begin eight-week “Fast Track” courses that run from October 14 through the end of the semester. The first day of the semester on Monday, August 19 kicked off two weeks of activity across the district, as students at the San Marcos campus and […]

Del Lago Academy senior helps discover new molecule

Esthela Barriga, now a senior at Del Lago Academy applied for and was awarded a SEED fellowship (a program that provides opportunities to lower income students) in chemistry.   She worked with Dr. Jacqueline Trischmann at Cal State San Marcos’s department of chemistry and biochemistry during the summer along with two other students, one just graduated from San Pasqual HS […]

Smoother parking for students as Palomar adopts new digital system

With the implementation of a digital system utilizing license plate scanners, the Palomar College Police Department has modernized campus parking enforcement. During the first week of the fall semester at Palomar College, some 9,000 students had bought parking permits, but virtually no one put a placard in their windshield when they arrived on campus. Meanwhile, in front of the Palomar […]

School district, Chamber to hold college, career fair

Escondido Union High School District, in coordination with the Escondido Chamber of Commerce will be holding a College and Career Fair at Escondido High School on September 26, 5-8 p.m. Students, their families and the community will have the opportunity to learn from more than 100 college and career representatives.  The list of university representatives can be found here: docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1W6rNC7bBn3gURVMuuAwOyQI35_tjMueTKTDZ5Bi-608/edit?usp=sharing […]

OGHS wins $5K in musical instruments

Orange Glen High School won $5,000 worth of musical instruments through the Barry Manilow contest. This past summer the Manilow Music Project announced their high school band winner for a prize of $100,000 worth of Yamaha instruments. Orange Glen High School competed in this contest by submitting a 5-minute video explaining why they needed the band instruments and what the […]

SPHS teacher Kristy Jurgensen named 2019 American Geographical Society Teacher Fellow

The American Geographical Society (AGS) has named Kristy Jurgensen of San Pasqual High School in Escondido, as a 2019 AGS Geography Teacher Fellow.  The AGS Geography Teacher Fellow program is a year-long professional development opportunity that enables geography teachers to implement open-source mapping into their classrooms and provides supplementary resources and materials to the teachers. Teachers were selected from across […]

Joint boards discuss Middle College at Orange Glen High School

The Palomar College Board of Education recently held a joint board meeting with the Escondido Union High School District Board of Education to discuss the concept of a Middle College at Orange Glen High School. Middle colleges have developed in response to calls to make high school more relevant to students, and to make college more accessible and affordable. The […]

1st and 2nd graders learn about safety

On August 21, Engine 131 participated in a safety program at Epiphany Prep Charter School. Captain Beverly, Engineer Lara and Firefighter/Paramedic Hanna provided tours of the engine and a gave a safety talk to nearly 200 1st and 2nd graders.

Escondido Union High School District offers free and reduced-price meals

Escondido Union High School District is announcing its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. Each school and/or the district/agency’s central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party on request. Meal applications will be sent to all households […]

EHS student meets 51st district congressman in D.C.

Escondido High School student, Juan Flores was one of five San Diego County students selected for the Bank of America Student Leaders Program which provides paid summer internships at a local nonprofit.  Juan, who will be a senior at Escondido High School in the fall, was selected as one of four San Diego student leaders. Juan truly shined among his […]


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