OGHS’s Patriot Café serves city VIPs

The top culinary students at Orange Glen High School put on the Patriot Café last week for some of Escondido’s movers and shakers, including the mayor, city manager, city attorney , and top elementary and high school district administrators. The “Café” took place at the high school’s commercial kitchen classroom, which has a facility that would make any restaurant owner […]

Chamber honors Rising Star Students of the Month

The Escondido Chamber of Commerce held their November Rising Star Student of the Month Awards Breakfast Wednesday. The program, created to bring the community together, honors local high school seniors for demonstrating character, integrity, love of learning, involvement in school and community activities and/or the ability to overcome challenging life circumstances without compromising their education. The core of the Rising […]

Students go to City Hall to discuss climate action

Six middle school students from Grace Christian School (a ministry of Grace Lutheran Church) in Escondido, have started a Climate Action Alliance elective class.  This group is actively engaged in the Lexus/Scholastic Eco Challenge, a national competition to plan and execute projects that have a positive impact on the Air and Climate in the students’ community.   On Wednesday, October […]

Del Lago Academy earns top honors at the Aurora Institute Symposium

The Aurora Institute (formerly iNACOL) last week recognized Carissa Dunn, a teacher from Del Lago Academy Campus of Applied Science of the Escondido Union High School District as one of two recipients of the 2019 Innovator Awards at its annual Symposium  in Palm Springs. The Teacher of the Year Award went to Carissa Duran. The annual award honors a K-12 […]

Dance teacher honored

Dance Teacher Jennifer Robbins from Rose Elementary received the Class Acts award, presented by Mission Federal Credit Union and Jam’n 95.7 in partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education. Robbins was nominated by Rose Family Liaison Veronica Casanova for her work as “an exceptional teacher and selfless volunteer to Rose’s Ignite Dance Team.” In the picture from: Luis […]

Four Carson Reading Rooms open at Escondido schools

Rocks Springs Elementary, Conway Elementary, Juniper Elementary and Pioneer Elementary all opened new Reading Rooms last week thanks to the Carson Scholars Fund. The fund, created by U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson and his wife, Candy, create Reading Rooms for children that combat illiteracy and promote an interest in reading. This photo was taken at Pioneer […]

Palomar making bold strides in commitment to sustainability

From award-winning “green” buildings to solar energy to high-efficiency LED lighting, Palomar College is reducing its carbon footprint by slashing the amount of electricity that’s needed to operate a college campus. “As one of the largest institutions in North County, Palomar is leading the way in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by implementing strategic upgrades that are better for the college, […]

New air conditioning, heating program draws a full lab

Career education program at Palomar’s Escondido Education Center gives students the option of a “workforce ready” certificate in as little as six months, a full Certificate of Achievement, or an Associate of Science. Inside a new classroom and student laboratory at the Palomar College Escondido Center, dozens of students are learning how to maintain and troubleshoot the complex—and increasingly high-tech—systems […]

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 Trischman 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 […]

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