Scripps Ranch Schools Committee (SRSC)
SR Schools Help Others
Your Scripps Ranch Schools Committee (SRSC) is cultivating goals of working together for the betterment of our schools and students, and the goals can reach beyond the Ranch. Our board agrees every child in this district should have the best opportunity to succeed. For this reason, we accomplished one of our “outreach” goals during spring break by delivering our schools’ “Lost and Found” unclaimed items to the Crawford School Cluster.
The Crawford schools have a high percentage of low-income families. Many of the children arrive from different countries with only the clothes on their backs. The delivery was greatly appreciated. Hopefully the items provided one less thing for these children to worry about so they can concentrate on their wonderful education. We hope to have another caravan of items at the end of the school year and continue this as an SRSC tradition.
Scripps Ranch Strong
We want to thank everyone who came to our January meeting to discuss the district’s proposal for the shared-use project at the Innovations site. Although the school board voted to approve the project, our community’s united disapproval of the plan, and unanimous committee vote of opposition, were hard to ignore.
Field Trip Fun for Knowledge
Part of the district’s proposed project at the Innovations site includes a building dedicated to the science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) curriculum. So our committee decided to learn more about this “hot topic” of education. For March’s meeting we took a field trip to the Thinkabit Lab at Qualcomm.
The district has partnered with Qualcomm to provide a safe, inventive environment to experience STEAM with a hands-on approach for students. The Thinkabit Lab provided insight to new ideas and concepts for our Scripps Ranch schools’ existing STEAM programs. It also provided our committee a reference if the district continues to propose a similar lab for our community.
Please Join Us
Our next meeting is on Wednesday, Apr. 20, at 4:30 pm in the Marshall Middle School Community Room. Agenda topics include a presentation from the district regarding Site Governance Teams. Also, in light of the high-profile fight at Lincoln High School, the topic of “restorative justice” will be discussed as to how, and if, it will pertain to our Scripps Ranch schools.
Jen Marchesini, SRSC Co-chair