Opening delayed to Aug. 25 ‘Contingency’ use of virtual learning forced for launch of new school year

Last week, the Escondido Union School District board approved the use of distance learning primarily as a “contingency.” But it will now be required to use the virtual online approach at least for the first weeks of the new elementary school year. The day after the board’s meeting on July 16, use of the contingency option – rather than some […]


Jade Slonaker named to UA Dean’s List Jade Slonaker, of Escondido  was named to The University of Alabama Deans List for spring 2020. A total of 16,470 students enrolled during the 2020 spring term at UA were named to the Dean’s List with an academic record of 3.5 or above or the President’s List with an academic record of 4.0 […]

Public Works coordinates donations for Rose Elementary

The past few months have presented new challenges to many, including the families of students at Rose Elementary. When the school closed on March 13, continued support for the families was provided through meal programs and donations from local companies in the form of gift cards, breakfast and lunch “to-go bags” and free internet access. The City of Escondido’s Public […]

University forced to do online classes

‘What was true isn’t true anymore’ John Paul the Great Catholic University, the Escondido-based university that was prepared to offer in-person classes as the new semester commences, this week quickly had to retool and retreat in the face of a changing County policy.  Derry Connolly PhD, president & professor of business at JPCatholic, told The Times-Advocate, “The County had OK’d […]

Dr. Jack Kahn named interim college superintendent/president starting July 1

At its regular monthly meeting on June 9, the Governing Board of the Palomar Community College District unanimously voted to appoint Dr. Jack Kahn as Interim Superintendent/President of the District effective July 1, 2020.  Dr. Kahn has been serving as Acting Superintendent/President since December 2019. Each member of the Governing Board provided statements of support and approbation of Dr. Kahn, […]


Local Students Graduate from USD Consuelo Araujo of Escondido graduated from the University of San Diego for the 2019-2020 school year. Araujo earned a bachelor’s degree in History. Julianne De Armas of Escondido graduated from the University of San Diego for the 2019-2020 school year. De Armas earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. Mary De Wolff of Escondido  graduated from […]


News of Escondido residents attending college and university here, there and everywhere! Marcus Perry named to University of Utah’s Spring 2020 Dean’s List Marcus Perry, of Escondido  was named to the University of Utah’s Spring 2020 Dean’s List. Perry’s major is listed as Finance BS. Perry was among more than 7,500 students named to the Spring 2020 Dean’s List. To […]

Celebrating 8th graders

Teachers, parents and students of the Escondido Union School District celebrated 8th grade promotion Tuesday with a Drive-Thru Promotion. Supt. Luis Rankins-Ibarra commented, “The school year, as crazy as it has been, is a wrap!”  Parents drove their 8th graders and many took the opportunity to decorate!

Escondidans graduate from Army & Navy Academy

Army and Navy Academy in Carlsbad announced the Class of 2020 that will matriculate to UC Berkeley, UCSB, UCSD, UCI, UCR, NYU, Rutgers, Texas A & M, Norwich, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Cal Poly, Boston College, and prep schools for the service academies.  Some seniors have chosen to serve our country in the various branches including the Navy, Air Force, and […]

High school board approves graduation plan

At Tuesday night’s meeting of the Escondido Union High School District board, trustees approved a graduation plan that was created using responses from a survey taken by graduating seniors and their parents. EUHSD seniors will have a multi-phase graduation recognition which includes: Senior pick up of cap and gown via drive-thru style on campus. EUHSD Senior Celebration Video, not to […]

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