Education Notebook: Football Friday at Mission Bay High
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Mission Bay High

-MBHS orientation days are next week, and it is important for all students to attend. The schedule is as follows:

Ninth graders – 8 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 31, (meeting with principal will begin at 8 in auditorium);

10th graders – noon to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31;

11th graders – 8 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1;

12th graders – noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1.

During the orientation times, students will be turning in their registration packets and receiving their text books and lockers. Please bring a lock for your locker. Students will receive a draft of their schedule and can meet with their counselors for any questions or needed adjustments.

Community resources will be available on campus to explain upcoming opportunities for your children. ASB students will have the gear shop open for the purchase of Bucs gear, physical education clothes and locks. Students will be taking their school ID pictures on this day as well.

-Mission Bay High School needs volleyball and football coaches! The Mission Bay High School athletics department is looking for freshman and junior varsity girls volleyball coaches and junior varsity and varsity football coaches. The positions are paid positions, and work begins immediately. Practice and games are generally from 2 to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. If interested, contact Athletic Director Jorge Palacios at (858) 952-3429 or email at

-On Aug. 28, the school will be hosting a family barbecue for students and families at 5 p.m. on the Weed Patch. This is the opening night of football season and a great way to connect before going into the game.

-Come to the first Buccaneer football game in the new MBHS stadium 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28 against West Hills High School. Go Bucs!

Pacific Beach Middle

New student orientation at PBMS is 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 28 in the auditorium.

-This year, an ambitious group of students piloted the challenging IB Community Project. Students work individually or in teams to research, plan and complete a service project that meets a local, national or international need.

PB Middle IB students have been recognized for their outstanding service and action by the International Baccalaureate World Magazine online. Please see the students in action: “IB World Schools turn Egypt ‘green’ and San Diego ‘brown.” If tweeting, @IBWorldMag.

-Ni hao! PB Middle IB World School has been named a Confucius Institute Classroom School. Confucius classrooms are recognized for their innovation and commitment to Chinese language instruction worldwide. PB Middle IB World School will be one of the first in California to offer a Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion Program that also meets the requirements of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme.

In collaboration with the San Diego County Office of Education and the SDUSD Office of Language Acquisition, Pacific Beach Middle has designed a one-of-a-kind curriculum to welcome the first wave of IB Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion students into the new SDUSD IB MYP immersion program. The courses include IB MYP Language and Literature, IB Individuals and Society (social studies/humanities with a focus on IB arts) all taught (and performed) in Mandarin Chinese.

These language immersion students articulating from Barnard Asian Language Academy (Mission Bay Cluster) and Riverview Academy (Lakeside Unified) will be the first wave to lead the way through the Mission Bay Cluster’s Chinese Language Immersion Pathway. The committed students and families are already beginning to lay the groundwork for their next step with the immersion pathway that will then be offered at Mission Bay High in three years.

Students that are new to the Chinese language are able to enjoy the language focus by enrolling in three levels of Mandarin Chinese already taught and offered at PB Middle and Mission Bay High.

Kate Sessions Elementary

-Kate Sessions Elementary new student orientation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 4. First session will be 9 to 10 a.m. for new kindergarten and TK students and parents. A second orientation will be from 11 a.m. to noon for new grade 1-5 students and parents.

Kindergarten and TK students will meet their new teachers, visit classrooms, meet classmates and visit the kinder/TK playground while parents meet with the principal in the auditorium. Grade 1-5 students will tour the school with former Student Council representatives while parents meet the principal in the auditorium. Basic back-to-school information will be discussed and provide all parents a calendar of events for the 2015-16 school year.


-Crown Point Junior Music Academy will be having its annual Back to School Resource Fair on Thursday, Sept. 3 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. There will be more than 20 informational booths from YMCA Peninsula and La Jolla, PB Town Council, Crown Point Coffee, PB Personalized Chiropractic, VAVI Sports and so much more.

This event is open to the public! $2 food items will be available from our partners Mexicoast Grill and live music from our DJ partners SOS Entertainment as well as student performances.

Pacific Beach Elementary

-Great things are happening at Pacific Beach Elementary, and now the school is on Facebook! Search and 'Like' Friends of Pacific Beach Elementary and get the most current information on your Facebook feed.

-Registration for new students will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 26 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

-New student orientation Friday, Sept. 4 at 1 p.m.

-FOPBE parent meeting Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m.

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