High school district addresses “insensitive photo” in SPHS yearbook

  The Escondido High School District this week sent out a statement addressing a page in the San Pasqual High School yearbook that contained a photo that portrayed the World Language Faculty in Mexican sombreros and moustaches. The statement follows in full below: INSENSITIVE PHOTO IN SAN PASQUAL HIGH SCHOOL’S YEARBOOK The 2019 yearbook for San Pasqual High School, “The […]

Assistance League helps homeless high school students

High school graduation time can be full of excitement, complex decisions and many transitions. For seniors who are homeless or living in foster care, it can also be a stressful time with much angst.  Volunteers with the Assistance League of North County Inland (ALNCI) have stepped forward to provide support and encouragement to those reaching this milestone as they prepare […]

Students honored for Earth Day posters

The theme has been consistent for a few years – Choose to Reuse – as has the joyful noise filling the Escondido City Council Chambers. More than 150 people packed the chambers to celebrate the finalists and winners of the 27th Annual Earth Day Poster Contest hosted by the City’s Recycling Division on April 10. Students ranging in age from […]

Escondido High School plans a 50 plus reunion picnic on May 18 at Grape Day Park

Over 800 alumni and friends of Escondido High School will gather on May 18 in Escondido’s Grape Day Park to celebrate their school’s 74th reunion – the longest running event of its kind in the state.  Since 1946, when 10 ladies met for lunch and decided to make that a regular event, the EHS Golden Reunion has grown into a […]

School district honors employees

Christine Hansen of Quantum Academy was honored last week as the Escondido Union School District’s (EUSD’s) Teacher of the Year-Middle School, and Diana Atek of Lincoln Elementary is EUSD’s Classified Employee of the Year.

Chamber honors “Rising Star” students

“The stars don’t look bigger, but they do look brighter.”—Astronaut Sally Ride Perspective has a lot to do with how we see things. For example, take a look at the photo of the April Rising Star honorees. From the outset, they are pretty ordinary, happy go lucky high school seniors. But when you pause a moment and hear their story, […]


News of Escondido residents attending college here, there and everywhere! Local residents earn degree from WGU The following local residents have earned a degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university held its 67th (Austin, Texas), 68th (Washington, DC), 69th (Indianapolis, Indiana), and 70th (Orlando, Florida) commencement ceremonies last fall and earlier this year to celebrate the recent […]

Elementary School Teacher of the Year honored

First-grade teacher Desiree Brown from Reidy Creek Elementary is EUSD’s Teacher of the Year-Elementary School. Brown joins Christine Hansen of Quantum Academy in representing EUSD as San Diego County Teacher of the Year nominees.  Brown is described as “passionate and dedicated, and always learning – whether it’s diving into new curriculum or working to become ever more informed about students […]

EUHSD board quickly names new super after Boyle announces retirement

The Escondido Union High School District board moved with speed to name a new superintendent after Steve Boyle announced his retirement last month. The board voted this week to select the current superintendent of Ramona Unified School District, Anne Staffieri, as Boyle’s replacement, effective July 1.  Boyle leaves his position as superintendent after over 30 years in education in Escondido.  […]

San Pasqual Union students celebrate Garden Harvest Art Day

Students of the San Pasqual Union Elementary School District last week celebrated their annual Art and Garden Day.  Many volunteers spent the day working with students from the community including Berry Good Food Foundation, Jimbo’s, Marianne’s Heirloom seeds, Safari Park, Chef De Cuisine, Farmstand West, Deanna’s Gluten Free, El Plantio Nursery, San Diego Country Department of Entomology, San Diego Green […]

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