- Mission Bay High student Adamari Martinez is the recipient of a paid summer fellowship from SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific in the bioassay lab through the Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) from the Office of Naval Research. Adamari will be helping biologists assess the toxicity of water and sediment samples using several standardized biological endpoints, primarily marine species such as invertebrates including polychaete worms, urchin/mussel larvae, and mysid shrimp.
International Baccalaureate biology teacher Tamara Rasmussen, said: "Adamari was chosen because she is an excellent, well rounded student here at Mission Bay. What stood out in her application was the data she collected at Rose Creek watershed concerning the effects of pH on barnacles for her group four laboratory project in our IB biology class. SEAP is a very competitive program and she should be celebrated. I am so proud of her and that our program is helping kids get these awesome opportunities. This is the third consecutive year where MBHS IB biology students have won impressive scholarships or fellowships."
Pacific Beach Middle
- A parent tour will take place 8 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7. Sign in at the front office and meet in the library to learn about the variety of academic programs and athletic opportunities at PBMS.
- The Missoula Children’s Theatre were in residence at PBMS for a week. The play, a twist on the fairy tale, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," was cast on Monday, Jan. 14. This annual theater experience is sponsored by Friends of Pacific Beach Secondary Schools.
Pacific Beach Elementary
- Carolyn Hernandez, a third grade teacher at Pacific Beach Elementary, presented curriculum to the annual California Science Teacher Conference, held in Pasadena. Part of her curriculum included a project in which the third graders collected information and data on the effect of heat on playground structures. Using that information, the students created their own playground designs, hoping they can have input on future modernizations.
- The teachers, parents and guardians at Kate Sessions, an International Baccalaureate elementary school, are dedicated to providing programs to cultivate students who are well-rounded, world-minded citizens. Parents, Noelle Adamson, Julia Sullivan and Myriah Fraiser have brought a music and art program to Sessions that is sure to do just that. The school appreciates both companies working within the budget to make it possible for the students to have such incredible opportunities.
- Thank you to the professors of the SDSU Confucius Institute. The art program is giving students a whole approach to learning the Chinese culture through art. Students are learning brush stroke art through painting and calligraphy and will also be introduced to the beloved game of Mah-jongg. There will be a traditional tea ceremony and they will also paint masks and lanterns.
Crown Point Junior Music Academy
- On Friday, Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. the PTO sponsored Family Movie Night will show “Smallfoot.” Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
- The school needs volunteers to help at its jog-a-thon event on Thursday, Jan. 31 from 9 to 11 a.m. and is looking for sponsors, donations, or any support to make the event fun for students and families. Contact Chelsea, coordinator, at email@example.com.
- CPJMA fifth-grade students will be visiting PB Middle School on Friday, Jan. 25 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. for a school tour and to get familiar with their new campus for the 2019-2020 school year. If you would like to tour PBMS, visit sandiegounified.org.
Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary
- Students at Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary celebrated the school’s annual Kindness Week in January. Barnard’s student council challenged everyone – students, teachers, and staff administrators alike – to dress differently every day of the week to show their commitment to being kind. Themes included “Barnard Kids are Kind Kids” and “Dream About Kindness.”
Friends of Pacific Beach Secondary Schools
- Registration for the 2019 Schoolyard Dash 5K and 1-Mile Kids Run is open and sign is at schoolyarddash.org. The sixth annual Schoolyard Dash 5K and 1 Mile Kids Fun Run is a way to raise money for Pacific Beach Middle and Mission Bay High schools. Join them on Sunday, Feb. 24, to run or walk with family and friends at De Anza Cove along the Mission Bay running path. Breakfast, snacks, coffee, and drinks will follow the race and top runners will be recognized.