- MBHS's robotics team, The RoBucs, ended their season with a place in the finals at the Lancaster Regional Competition in Aerospace Valley, Calif. The robotics team at Mission Bay gives students the opportunity to work together as a team to build a robot from the ground up, which then competes against other robots in a tournament setting. Led by mentors Mark Perino, Attila Rakosi, and Alex Cannon, the students use their skills in engineering design, computer programming, electronic knowledge, manufacturing, marketing, and outreach.
Pacific Beach Middle
- Help support Adrian Scavone to raise money to buy a Flowater Refill Station at PBMS. His eighth-grade community service project will reduce single-use plastic pollution on campus and provide filtered drinking water. "Flowater Stations have been installed in several San Diego schools and we are looking for community sponsors to make it happen at PBMS," Scavone said. His campaign can be found on gofundme.com under "Flowater Refill Station Community Service Project."
Pacific Beach Elementary
- Pacific Beach Elementary is holding a Family Math Night with Greg Tang Jr. on Thursday, April 18, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Sponsored by PBE teacher Jennifer Cromar and her fourth graders, this is a fun hour of math and games for kids of all ages. It's free and members of the community are welcome.
- "A Night at the Speakeasy," PBE's annual auction, will be held 6 to 11 p.m. on Friday, April 26 at Marina Village. Enjoy a night of fun, food, and entertainment while raising funds to support science, music, and art programs at PBE. Tickets can be purchased at fopbe.org. The school thanks parent volunteers: Kristen Everett, Elizabeth Agia, Jessica Cohen, Tricia Spangler, Elyse Locatelli, Jenny Panettiere, and many others for their work in putting together PBE's biggest fundraiser.
Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary
- The students of Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary School showcased their singing and acting talents on March 22, in Missoula Children’s Theatre’s production of “The Secret Garden.” More than 50 first through fifth-grade students performed in this light-hearted adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic novel. Auditions took place on Monday; rehearsals were held throughout the week; and the show was performed on Friday night. “Being in this play helped me realize that I am capable of doing amazing things, like learning a lot of lines in a short time, acting in front of people, and showing the emotions of my character,” said fifth grade student Angelia C, who played Mary in the production. “I love the Missoula program because it brings more art activities to my school and also because I get to do it with my friends.”
- The Sessions community is thankful for the many opportunities presented to them and one such opportunity involves fifth-grader, Christopher Adamson. He has been attending KSE since preschool and is visually impaired. He is an example of patience, perseverance, and determination and taught his classmates that they don't need to "sweat the small stuff." A heartfelt "thank you" goes out to the Adamson family for sharing their inspirational son with the Kate Sessions’ community.
- The next Friends of Pacific Beach Secondary Schools meeting will take place 6 p.m. on April 24 at MBHS library.