Schools

High school students bring Christmas to ECCDC

High school students from Escondido Adventist Academy December 10 were excited to once again bring Christmas to their friends at the Escondido Community Child Development Center (ECCDC).   ECCDC is a non-profit preschool for children ages 4 months to kindergarten. ECCDC serves low-income households, the majority of which live in the Escondido area. EAA has a long standing tradition of […]

College president put on administrative leave

The president/superintendent of  Palomar College has been put on administrative leave in an action that leaves many questions with hardly any answers.  The Palomar Community College District board of trustees Tuesday voted to put Superintendent/President Joi Lin Blake, Ed.D., on paid administrative leave effective immediately pending an investigation.  The Board made it clear that this action is not disciplinary and […]

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 […]


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