- In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and to help make a positive impact in the San Diego community, Mission Bay High School and the UC San Diego partnered together for an MLK Service Day at the Bay. This collaboration grew from a partnership between the ACES after-school tutoring program coordinated by Dr. Ron Lancia and the UCSD Education Corps volunteer tutors led by Kylin Copthorne. UCSD Service Team leader Casey Simon’s team of university volunteers worked with MBHS students and teachers to plant succulent gardens, paint conference rooms, set up a college corner in the library, design a costuming and makeup studio for the IB Film Program, complete a campus-wide cleanup, and create a memorial of Dr. King.
- Led by International Baccalaureate marine science teacher Steve Walters, the school’s National Ocean Sciences Bowl team practiced for several months preparing for the ocean science competition. "The students were well-prepared and had a great time competing in the NOSB. This is just one part of the BlueSTEM Career Technical Education (CTE) Pathway that we have developed at Mission Bay High School," Walters said. "Students are able to bridge the gap between them and the career opportunities San Diego’s Bluetech industry has to offer."
Pacific Beach Middle
- PBMS Concert Band and Orchestra will present their March Pops Concert in the PBMS auditorium on Thursday, March 21, 6:30 p.m. It's a fun event for the entire community.
- A PBMS tour will take place 8 a.m. Thursday, April 4. Sign in at the front office and then meet in the media center to meet Principal Meng and IB coordinator Jennifer Sims to hear about the selection of programs offered at PBMS. A tour of the school will take place after the presentation.
Pacific Beach Elementary
- Led by fifth-grade teacher Dave Sandler, Pacific Beach Elementary's Rubik's Cube team of fourth and fifth graders solved 25 cubes collectively for a time of 4:08. Loki Barrett took third place in the solo competition. "They have been practicing since October. About 6 percent of the world can solve a Rubik's cube; these kids show extreme focus, dedication, and obviously are pretty special people to accomplish something like this," said Sandler.
- FOPBE will present "A Night at the Speakeasy" at Marina Village on April 26, 6 to 11 p.m. Enjoy a night full of fun, food, entertainment, and an auction to raise funds for PBE. Tickets are on sale at pbe.schoolauction.net/speakeasy/register/ticket_sales.
Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary
- Hundreds of Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary’s students, parents, teachers, and staff dressed as their favorite Dr. Seuss characters on March 6, in recognition of the National Education Association’s “Read Across America” celebration, held on famed author Theodor Seuss Geisel’s birthday. Festivities in "Seussville" enjoyed a parade around the school’s blacktop and classroom visits from the Cat in the Hat and other Dr. Seuss characters (also known as PE teacher MJ Leone and members of the student council). “Having a day devoted to Dr. Seuss is a good idea because it makes reading more fun and exciting,” said fourth grade student Ophelia C.
Crown Point Elementary
- Seas the Night Dinner and Silent Auction will take place on Saturday, May 11 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Mission Bay Yacht Club. Early bird special ends March 31. To purchase tickets visit friendsofcpjma.com/auction2019/.
- The Taste of North PB Restaurant Walk will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 5 to 8 p.m. Join the community in sampling food from restaurants in north Pacific Beach and enjoy student art and music from local musicians along your walk. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 5-10 years old and can be purchased at MBHS, PBMS, PB Elementary School, Leilani's Cafe, Pernicano's Pizza House, and Java Earth Cafe. Tickets will be available the night of the event at the Turquoise Animal Hospital. All contributions benefit FOPBSS to help enhance programs at local PB public schools.
San Diego Unified
- The San Diego Unified School District invites the community to experience its annual Student Art Exhibit through April 12 at Eugene Brucker Education Center, 4100 Normal St. Over the next three weeks, San Diego Unified will present a diverse array of 640 artwork pieces by students in grades TK-12. Students from 12 high schools, 10 middle schools, one K-8 school, and 26 elementary schools from throughout the district will showcase their work. Additionally, students and teachers from across the San Diego Unified District will be honored at the VAPA Spotlight Awards for their artistic contributions to teaching and learning at an Academy Award-style ceremony. For more information, visit sandiegounified.org.