7th Annual Student Film contest raises awareness of mental health and suicide prevention

Young filmmakers at two schools in Escondido were among those honored at the 7th annual Directing Change Program & Film Contest awards ceremony on Tues., May 21 at The Theatre at The Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.  Honors were presented to youth filmmakers from across California for their short films to raise awareness about mental health and suicide prevention. […]

School district ordered to spend more on special ed

As a result of a complaint filed by a special education teacher two years ago, the Escondido Union School District was ordered by a superior court judge to spend more on special education staffing. It is now obeying that order.  The judge was upholding a decision by the California Department of Education, which ordered the district to add special ed […]

EUHSD to host free summer meals for youth

In an effort to provide nutritious meals to students during the summer months, the Escondido Union High School District’s Nutrition Services program this week announced a program in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service.   All kids will be served. There is no enrollment and no charge. Beginning in June, ANY child 18 or under […]

High schools turn tassels for 1,660 grads

Friday night at commencement ceremonies held at four of Escondido Union High School District’s campuses celebrated the Class of 2019.  The 1,660 grads came from Escondido (480 graduates), Orange Glen (400 graduates), San Pasqual (501 graduates) and Del Lago Academy – Campus of Applied Science (174 graduates). Graduation was held May 29 for Valley High School, a Model Continuation High […]

Applicants needed for bond oversight committee

  The Escondido Union School District (EUSD) is accepting applications to fill vacancies on the Proposition E Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee (ICOC). Voters in the Escondido Union School District approved Proposition E, a $182.1 million bond measure, in 2014 to modernize facilities. California Education Code requires an oversight committee for such bonds. The ICOC has two vacancies — one Community […]

Patio Playhouse scholarship awarded to San Pasqual senior

Patio Playhouse President Steve Warrick and General Manager Cassiopeia Guthrie joined San Pasqual High School staff, students, and community members at the annual Senior Awards Tea on Thursday, May 23, awarding an $850 scholarship to high school senior and performer Dylan Nalbandian. The Evelyn Spring Memorial Scholarship, named after a founding member of the organization’s youth theatre, was created to […]

Palomar College celebrates Class of 2019 in annual commencement

Approximately 600 graduates took part in a ceremony hosted by Superintendent/President Dr. Joi Lin Blake and attended by families, faculty and friends. In a ceremony filled with heartfelt words, tributes to student success, and wild applause from family and friends, Palomar College honored its 2019 graduates with commencement exercises on Friday, May 24. The ceremony was conducted by Joi Lin […]

1,660 high school grads to be led Friday night by top scholars

Friday night the commencement ceremonies will be held at Escondido Union High School District’s campuses celebrating the Class of 2019. The District is proud of the efforts made by the 1660+ graduates who will be participating at Escondido (480 graduates), Orange Glen (400 graduates), San Pasqual (501 graduates) and Del Lago Academy – Campus of Applied Science (174 graduates). Graduation […]

Rock Springs Elementary hosts book giveaway

Who doesn’t love to pick out a new book?  Rock Springs Elementary School in Escondido hosted its first annual Oasis Tutoring Book Giveaway and each student got to choose three books to keep.  For almost 30 years, San Diego Oasis has trained older adults to serve as one-on-one tutors for elementary school children who are struggling with reading.  “The connection […]

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 […]

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