Scripps Ranch High School (SRHS)

Principal’s Message

We finish up testing in May with our new California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), Advanced Placement (AP) tests, as well as California State Tests (CST/STAR) for juniors in math and science and sophomores in life science. Our students and staff take this opportunity to display their efforts over the past year in how well they learned the standards.

May is also when we applaud our seniors who excelled during the year at our annual invitational awards night and add the final preparations for graduation and the end-of-the-year activities. Our 2014 Seniors and Parents of Seniors letter was mailed home and is on our website. We encourage you to review the information.

Congratulations to Mr. Russell Shedd, instrumental and choir teacher. He recently was chosen by his peers to receive the David Paul Schuchman Memorial Award and named the “Music Teacher of the Year” for the San Diego Unified School District. We are very proud of his accomplishments and for all he does for SRHS.

Congratulations also to Chef Kimberly Coelho who received a cash prize and second place for the best Farm-to-School Project of the Year.

Our “brag” section is overflowing again as our students continue to “shine”!

  • Veera Panova: her basket woven with recycled materials was accepted for the first major high school student craft exhibit at the Mingei Museum in Balboa Park. It is now on display and will continue until June. Teacher: Ms. Arce.
  • Julia Hornedo: her second place artwork was displayed at the 2014 Youth Art Month County Exhibition in Balboa Park and then was chosen to advance to the 2014 Southern California Area Exhibition at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido. Teacher: Mrs. Wright.
  • Leann Hillegas and Mark Rempel: their art was accepted into the 2014 Groff Exhibition, a juried exhibition of San Diego County’s finest high school art. Teacher: Mrs. Wright.
  • Falcon 5 News and The Falcon Flyby featuring events at SRHS and in San Diego. They are posted on our website in the lower right-hand side of the home page. These are student produced. Teacher: Mr. Kelley.
  • National Ocean Science Bowl team of Jake Todd, Wenhao Liao, Michael Do, Tyler Ly, and Edwin Do: they won the local Grunion Bowl and advanced to the national contest at the University of Washington. Advisor: Mrs. Fowler.
  • Science Olympiad team for its strong showing at the state competition. These students medaled in their events: Crystal Shi and Michael Do, Anatomy and Physiology; Austin Su and William Hang, Designer Genes; Darin Truong and Wenhao Liao, Entomology; Jessica Yu and William Hang, Geologic Mapping; Annie Xu and Anjana Srinivas, Material Science; Annie Xu and Darin Truong, Rocks and Minerals; and, Michael Do and Wenhao Liao, Water Quality. Awesome job! Advisor: Mrs. Fowler.
  • SRHS Honor Orchestra students: Elena Herbold, concertmaster; Tiffany Nguyen, violin; Angela Pham, violin; Carrie Samsen, violin; Imani Silverstein, principal second violin; Kelly Kim, violin; Lily Quach, violin; Thi Vo, violin; Ryan Lopez, viola; Nicholas Vilbrandt, viola; Brianna Deschenes, cello; and Leila Adel, bass. Teacher: Mr. Shedd.
  • SRHS Honor Band students: Katrina Hizon, piccolo; Nathan Khuu, principal clarinet; Kimberly Ngo, clarinet; Dawei Zhou, clarinet; Jennifer Munger, bass clarinet; Stephen Bieber, French horn; Karlos Langum-Sabori, French horn; Alec Candib, principal euphonium; and, Nicholas Pickett, tuba. Three Honor Band students also will perform in the Honor Orchestra. Elena Herbold is the concertmaster, receiving the highest violin score in auditions. The “principals” received the highest scores on their instruments. Teacher: Mr. Shedd.
  • Culinary and Management teams: placed 9th out of 26 teams and 5th out of 17 teams, respectively, in the PRO Start Culinary and Management Contest in Sacramento. They both received compliments from judges. Teacher: Chef Coelho.
  • William Hang: his Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair project win entered him in the California State Science Fair and the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. His project uses machine learning to scan tissue samples to refine diagnosing cancerous tumors.

Our spring athletic teams continue to succeed and keep our Falcon pride soaring. The efforts made by parents and staff are deeply appreciated. Our summer camp information will be available on the website.

May Calendar

  • Now through Friday, May 16—CAASPP, CST/STAR testing;
  • Monday, May 5–Wednesday, May 14—AP testing;
  • Saturday, May 17—Prom, 8 pm;
  • Wednesday through Saturday, May 21–24—Junior Model United Nations Conference;
  • Thursday, May 22—Senior Awards, by invitation, 4 pm;
  • Monday, May 26—Memorial Day, no school;
  • Thursday and Friday, May 29 and 30—Dance class performance; and,
  • Friday, May 30—Goodbye Rally.

Visit [www.srhsfalcons.org] for upcoming events and information. Go Falcons!

Ann Menna, SRHS Principal

Marhsall Middle School

Principal’s Message

Dear Scripps Ranch Families and Community Members,

We are finalizing the administration of the Smarter Balanced Field Tests and the 8th grade California Standards Science Test to our middle school students. Thank you for supporting our students by ensuring they get plenty of rest and healthy breakfasts and are at school on time! These details help ensure our students’ success!

In order to support our incoming 6th grade families, we will hold our final Parent Tour on Thursday, May 15, from 3 to 4 pm. We begin in the multipurpose room and then tour the campus. New MMS parents and students are welcome to attend.

We are approaching the end of second semester. As we continue to work with our students, we want to remind our 8th graders and parents about our promotion requirements. We have established several requirements in order to participate in the 8th grade promotion ceremony and the 8th grade promotion activity sponsored by the MMS Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA). All 8th grade students must meet these minimum requirements to participate in these activities, and there will be no exceptions:

  • 2.0 GPA in scholarship on the fifth progress report
  • 2.0 GPA in citizenship on the fifth progress report
  • No more than one F in any subject on the fifth progress report
  • No more than two suspensions in the year
  • No suspensions after May 2, 2014

The end-of-the-year activities and promotion are wonderful ways to recognize our students’ hard work! Thank you for your continued support. Sincerely,

Michelle Irwin, MMS Principal

May Calendar

  • Friday, May 9—PTSA meeting, 9:30–10:30 am, community room; Minimum day, 12:16 pm dismissal;
  • Wednesday, May 14—School Site Council/Site Governance Team meeting, 5 pm, community room;
  • Monday, May 26—Memorial Day, no school.

Geography Bee Winner Goes to State

Congratulations to 8th grader Grant Rupe who represented MMS at the state level of the National Geographic Geography Bee held in Fresno in April! More than 600 schools competed, and only the top 100 students in California advanced to the state. Grant was very competitive and had a great experience. Way to go, Grant!

Choir News

Thank you to all the community members who came to Thoroughly Modern Millie in March. The show was a huge success because of your support.

The MMS Chamber Choir had a fabulous time in New York City from Mar. 27 to Apr. 1. The students hit all the major sights and performed in Carnegie Hall.

All choir students are now preparing for their two festivals in May and their spring concerts in early June. The Advanced Choir is finalizing its own trip to New York City to perform in Carnegie Hall on Sunday, June 22. The Chamber Choir is preparing for its European choral tour of Vienna, Salzburg, and Prague in late June.

State Science Fair Participants

The following amazing students will travel to the L.A. science center to participate in the State Science Fair: Arya Barlinge, Zane Calini, Ryan Cantrell, Sabrina Chan, Adrienne Corr, Elizabeth Cutler, Jared Ellis, Jennifer Gomberg, Nicholas Hern, Emily Huang, Julie Laporte, Joonhyuk Lee, Anaya Madabushi, Gregory Martin, William Mrdjenovich, Melba Nuzen, Flora Perlmutter, Alex Poonoosamy, Anaya Rao, Troy Romana, Anshul Singh, Colin Snyder, Shayna Sragovicz, Patrick Windenhain, and Courtney Zohn. Two alternates are waiting to hear from the state: Marina Grimmett, Sophia Izzo.

PE Sportsmanship Awards

The PE department gives Sportsmanship Awards at the end of each unit. These students show great attitude, effort, and teamwork. The sixth unit winners are:

  • Mr. Bishop: Ethan Shek, Hannah Matteson, Michael Defelippi, Brooklyn Hamilton, and Hannah Harrison.
  • Mrs. Carambas: Alex Kopenhaver, Ari Brin, Zoey Kaegi, David Granucci, and Aryan Behyan.
  • Mrs. Carter: Amitesh Sharma, Faris Bhuiya, Alyannah Gamboa-Gaano, Sam Drinko, and Baha Keskin.
  • Mr. Gray: Ben Byers, Jaeda Cook-Wallace, Kamaron Burson, Daniel Cox, and Taylor Schmidt.
  • Mr. Hodapp: Mateo Marquez, Eitan Furman, Graiden Kreger, Ryan Hartanto, and Osheen Nodznaia.
  • Mrs. Lee: Keith Quiachon, Chelsea Dirkse, Valeria Ruiz-Franco, Cynthia Tran, and David Nguyen.
  • Mrs. McCarthy: Juliana Beall, Kathleen Keomahavong, Sara Chong, Natalie De Los Reyes, and Ava Coyne.

Progress Reports

Progress reports for the second six-week grading period of the second semester were issued to students on Friday, May 2. Please be sure to ask to see your child’s progress report and contact teachers if you have any questions or concerns. This will be the final progress report before the semester ends on Friday, June 13. The district will mail June report cards home.

8th Grade Awards

Due to budget cuts, we are only able to present awards to our 8th graders who have earned a 4.0 in scholarship and/or citizenship for three years at MMS. Eighth graders also might receive Teacher’s Choice Awards, the President’s Award for Academic Excellence or Achievement, and our annual Perpetual Awards. This policy is in line with the high school’s policy of only recognizing students in their senior year. The 8th Grade Awards Night is on Tuesday, June 10, from 6 to 8 pm.

Teacher Requests

Requests to have—or not have—specific teachers will not be considered for next year. All teachers, counselors, and administrators are in agreement and will follow this policy. The only exceptions are:

  • A student—not a sibling or friend—has had that teacher and requests to not have that teacher again.
  • A student has the same teacher for two subjects and requests to change one to a different teacher.

Summer Reading Programs

San Diego State University (SDSU), College of Extended Studies, is offering summer reading programs, including:

  • Phonics, Comprehension, Vocabulary, Study Skills, Speed Reading, and Love of Reading.
  • Skills Building for entering 6th–8th and 9th–11th graders: the average student makes substantial gains in comprehension while doubling reading speed. They also learn the best way to read textbooks, take notes, and study for tests. As a result, students complete homework more quickly and easily, get better grades, and enjoy reading more.
  • Classes are being offered in Poway and Rancho Penasquitos.

For more information or to register, call 1-800-978-3532. Inquire early, as class size is limited. Tuition varies by program level. Ask about the family discount. All programs meet once each week.

Dingeman Elementary

From Our Principal

Dear Dingeman Families and Friends,

May is proving to be a very exciting time around here! We have much to celebrate. Our students and teachers have been working hard on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) throughout the year. We can see evidence of our students’ higher level thinking skills and problem solving in collaboration teams. It’s amazing to listen to the rich conversations our students are having across all content areas, in addition to reading their analysis to fiction and expository text.

I would like to thank all of our teachers for their commitment to our students. I mentioned in the March SRCA Newsletter that one of our teachers, Mrs. Sara Church, is our site Teacher of the Year. We recently found out she was named the San Diego Unified School District 2014 Teacher of the Year! Her leadership in the area of ecology and sustainability in addition to being an amazing practitioner are the reasons why she was identified out of 100 plus elementary schools as the District Teacher of the Year. We congratulate and thank her for her many contributions to our school community.

We are looking forward to the 2nd Annual Fit Day here at Dingeman on Friday, May 23. We are focusing on the importance of being healthy, fit, and strong.

Once again, Mr. and Mrs. Isham are leading this event and coordinated community resources to assist with fitness stations. Mr. Darrik Isham contacted several entities that he feels epitomize physical fitness with the hope of having them participate as part of a community outreach program. The following businesses, government agencies, and parent volunteers stepped up to the plate and are scheduled to volunteer their service to the students:

  • Balboa Ambulance
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), San Diego Field Office
  • California Highway Patrol (CHP)
  • Free Reign Obstacle Gauntlet (F.R.O.G.)
  • U.S. Navy Air Rescue HELSEACOMBATRON THREE (HSC-3)
  • Fitness Quest 10

In addition, a fitness station paying homage to parents will be run by Dingeman parents themselves. It will show students that moms and dads conduct daily physical fitness, such as unloading groceries from the car, carrying laundry baskets, lifting wheelbarrows, and so forth.

The event will kick off with law enforcement and emergency vehicles on campus turning on their sirens and lights. It will be followed immediately by a “Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk” helicopter hover and orbit from U.S. Navy Air Rescue. The underlying theme to the event is to instill a sense of teamwork, physical wellness, and accomplishment. We invite you to attend and check out this important fitness event. In Partnership for Excellence,

Kimie Lochtefeld, Dingeman Principal

From Our FFC President

Hello, Scripps Ranch!

I want to heartily thank all of the hard-working volunteers who organized our first-ever World’s Fair at the end of April. Special thanks go to Claudine Ricanor, Michele Liu, Yen Tu, Erin Grandgirard, Michelle Sedgwick, Lisa Minic, and Laura McWilliams. Many hands put together a spectacular community event!

Preparations for the 2014–2015 school year are under way. At our final scheduled Family Faculty Connection (FFC) meeting on Wednesday, May 28, at 6:30 pm, board members will vote on next year’s proposed budget. As always, all parents and staff are welcome.

Thank you for all you do to make Dingeman a wonderful place for our children!

Valerie Kurtz, FFC President

Creativity in Full Bloom

Dingeman is a very creative place, especially at this time of year when classes complete the year’s Art Corps lessons in time for our 16th Annual Student Art Show, “Planting the Seeds of Creativity–2014.” As you view the 850+ exhibits on display in the multipurpose room from Monday, May 19, through Thursday, May 22, you’ll be inspired by the unique and beautiful artwork created by every student during art classes taught by parent volunteers. This art show is open to the public.

A special thanks to Art Corps director Charlotte Blanck and volunteer coordinator Susanne Tasin for keeping us organized this year, as well as to Reggie White and Yukari Beceiro for making sure we have all the supplies. The art show wouldn’t be possible without the dedication of Mary Hobbib and Mary Hansen, and our sincere appreciation also goes to our FFC for providing the funds. We hope you join us at the art show to explore the world of art together and view creativity in full bloom!

Pippa Mills

Jerabek Elementary

Message From Our Principal

Dear Scripps Ranch Community,

Jerabek students are coming up on the first-ever online assessment for elementary school students. This year all public schools will participate in a field test to develop some baseline data on the validity of the questions and evaluate the assessment process.

The Smarter Balanced test is aligned to the nationally adopted Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The Smarter Balanced organization shares a commitment to provide educators with meaningful feedback and actionable data so they can make appropriate decisions regarding the instruction in the classroom.

All 3rd–5th graders will take this test. Most students will complete a test in one subject: either English language arts/literacy or math. Schools may administer the field test over multiple days. Schools and students will not receive scores this year.

New student registration is up and running. We are registering students for: Transitional Kindergarten (TK), students turning 5 between Sept. 1 and Dec. 2; kindergarten, students who will be 5 or older by Sept. 1; and, preschool students between 3 and 5 years old. You will need to bring the child’s shot record, birth certificate, and a utility bill with the parent name and address to registration.

We will host a TK/K orientation on Thursday, June 19, at 2 pm in the auditorium. You will hear about the school day and our program offerings, as well as visit classrooms. If you would like to register for the preschool, please contact Melanie Gelinas at SAY San Diego at 565-4148.

The Jerabek Student Council has been busy. The students organized a community service project to help kids in need. They collected sundry items for the Door of Hope Orphanage in Tijuana. In addition, they organized a schoolwide photo of the student body for the yearbook.

During lunch the Student Council held a remote control car tournament. Students were encouraged to bring their remote control cars to school, and we held a derby to see which cars could complete the circuit. Everyone had a great time!

Have you hugged a teacher today? In May we take a special moment to appreciate all of our teachers. Our Jerabek teachers have been working extra long and hard this year preparing our students for the CCSS. I am especially proud of their teamwork and dedication to develop challenging new ways of learning for our students. Thank you! You are a main reason for Jerabek’s outstanding reputation!

Sue DeVicariis, Jerabek Principal

Spring Fling

All dressed up and ready to party! Jerabek Spring Fling, our first “adults only” function in more than a decade, was a huge success on so many levels. Although the idea of a classy parents’ night out had been swimming around for years, it was the gumption of a dynamic duo, Christine Bowen and Rachel Theilacker (below), who turned the idea into reality.

Christine and Rachel and their remarkable committee worked hard to retain outstanding auction items, a grandly decorated venue, and entertainment. More than 150 Jerabek supporters danced, posed for pictures, showed their silly side in two photo booths, and “gambled” the night away. But supporting the Jerabek teachers and enhanced educational programs was the main reason everyone attended.

With a super-sized silent auction and an action-packed live auction, the bidding was exceptionally successful, resulting in more than $15,000 for Jerabek’s Family Faculty Organization (FFO). A special thank you goes out to: music man, DJ Tim; guest auctioneer, NBC reporter Steven Luke; A Little Scene Flipbooks; Absolute Casino; and, Instant Memories photo booth, sponsored by Dr. Chris Maulik of Scripps Poway Orthodontics.

Koalas Kan’t Forget

Jerabek in the community…

Visit us at the SRCA Community Fair on Sunday, May 18, starting at noon. Jerabek will a have a booth of games and fun. Be sure to try your luck at the lollipop tree.

Shine the belt buckle and straighten your 10-gallon…

Lasso the family for Ranch Roundup on Friday, May 30, from 4 to 7 pm. This is Jerabek’s annual carnival of fun, food, talent show, and games. See y’all there!

Jen Marchesini

Miramar Ranch Elementary

From Our Family Faculty Association (FFA) President

Wow! Time flies when you are busy! MRE students had a fabulous time running laps at our 25th Annual Jog-a-thon. Kudos to JoAnne Bernabe for her work to make this milestone year extra special by adding Jamba Juice and encouragement signs. A special thanks to Amber Radici and Linda Hoover for helping JoAnne. I hope you were able to attend and watch the kids smiling during this event.

Thanks to Jen Leader who has been organizing our monthly restaurant nights. It’s such a fun way to socialize and earn money for MRE’s great programs.

Lane Vance is busy creating our yearbook from scratch! I can’t wait to see the finished product along with a different cover for each grade level. Thanks, Lane, for getting involved this year!

The kids love art and we are lucky to have great volunteers to organize Art Corps. Thanks to Natalia Moorehead, Vivian Shultz, Jennifer Malcangio, Jamie Rounds, Connie Simonsen, and Karla McCalmont! Enjoy spring!

Tracy Jewell, FFA President

Hawks Show Generosity

MRE is partnering up with Shoes for Heart, which collects used shoes and gives them to those in need. The school will earn money per pound of shoes. With a goal of 2,000 pounds, we could use your help! Please send shoes with your favorite hawk today. Three pairs per student is all we need to make our drive a success. All types of gently used shoes are accepted. Please tie or buckle the shoes together.

May at Miramar Ranch

  • Thursday, May 22—Open House;
  • Monday, May 26—Memorial Day, no school; and,
  • Wednesday, May 28–Volunteer celebration; Kindergarten Orientation.

Carolyn Coglianese

Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary

Message From Our Principal

Dear EBS Parents and Community Members,

EBS 5th grade student Esha Walia participated in Albertsons, “Why I Eat Healthy Contest,” and was one of 10 winners in San Diego County. She was awarded $1,000 in cash for EBS, a $50 gift card for herself, and extra tickets to last year’s San Diego County Fair. She decided to split the money between all of her teachers, from kindergarten through 5th grade, and the PE coach. Esha’s 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Moos, took her shopping and she purchased two soccer nets, a soccer ball, and bases. Congratulations, Esha (below)!

I also would like to congratulate our library assistant, Bonnie Findley, who is our EBS Classified Employee of the Year. Mrs. Findley keeps our library running smoothly and shares her love of books with the students. Almost any hour of the day you can see Mrs. Findley reading books to students. We appreciate all she does to support reading at EBS!

Spring is in the air and I know everyone is anxious to enjoy the nice weather by taking a walk around the neighborhood. You may not be aware that the grass baseball field adjacent to the school playground is a joint-use field with the city. This means that during school hours the field is the property of the school and designated for school use only. After school hours the field is open to the public.

Please do not enter the field during school hours to walk your dog, exercise, or take a walk. The field is not open to the public during school. Thanks for helping us keep our students safe! Sincerely,

Liz Sloan, EBS Principal

Message from the AFP

As annual Academic Fundraising Partnership (AFP) Board elections draw near, we’d like to thank our 2013–2014 board members for their dedication to our organization and school. As we begin planning for next school year, we invite you to consider the volunteer opportunities the AFP offers. Please visit [www.ebs-afp.org].

We are also grateful to our committee chairs who bring us wonderful programs such as the recent EBS Idol talent show. The 8th Annual EBS Idol delivered, once again! The audience was treated to energetic and diverse performances by our little superstars! Let’s not forget the incredible teacher performance! Thank you to the EBS Idol team for working so hard to bring us this amazing show!

Mustache and Tiara Ball!

More 220 EBS girls and their dads or dates dressed in style and had a fun-filled evening at the Mustache and Tiara Ball. Starbucks on Scripps Poway Parkway donated coffee. A few lucky dates won prizes donated by Starbucks on Aviary, Sport Clips, and Jersey Mike’s. Everyone enjoyed a modern studio photo shoot and received a photo memento generously taken and donated by Mamarazzi Photography! Thanks to the many volunteers who make this such a great event!

Penguin Calendar

  • Monday, May 26—Memorial Day, no school; and,
  • Every Saturday—Scripps Ranch Farmers Market!

Monika Wimmer

Innovations Academy [www.innovationsacademy.org]

Amazing Exhibitions

Innovations Academy would like to thank all of the parents and community members who came to our March Exhibition Night! Our academic projects were a result of all the hard work put in by our students. In the weeks prior to exhibition, our students accessed more than 20 local experts in their areas of study.

One of our kindergarten classes published a book on geometry, and the other created video stories based on their in-depth study of story elements. Our 1st graders published an online field guide to two San Diego habitats. Our 2nd graders published a book containing the biographies of 10 local heroes. These are available for purchase at [www.innovationsacademy.org]. Please contact the school if you need ordering information.

The 3rd grade class completed the build of the butterfly garden. Our 4th and 5th grade classes raised $1,096 to support water projects abroad following their studies of local and international water issues. Students in 6th grade developed original startups in their business studies.

Our visitors explored the American dream with our 7th and 8th graders and learned what they could do about ocean pollution. They also observed as San Diego deputy district attorney Chandelle Konstanzer acted as chief justice of our mock Supreme Court, where students gave oral arguments from real Supreme Court cases in front of a nine justice panel. The panel included Ms. Konstanzer as well as 7th and 8th grade students.

Chabad Hebrew Academy

Chabad Student Wins Sweepstakes at Science Fair

Eighth grader Jakob Saloner was recognized as the Sweepstakes Winner at the San Diego Science and Engineering Fair for his research on the Correlation of the Lunar Cycle over 100 years of Seismic Activity. Jakob took the honor after winning first place, in addition to winning the Army Corps of Engineer Award.

A big thank you goes to Mrs. Marilyn Sniffen, CHA’s terrific lab director, and Mr. Brian Schuyler, science and robotics director, for bringing this about. “This award is a testament to Jakob’s diligence and sustained hard work over an extended period, in addition to maintaining a strong GPA,” said head of school, Rabbi Josef Fradkin. “We are very proud of him!”

Jakob moves on to the State Science Fair and was invited to the Broadcom Science Fair. We wish him much success. “Jakob’s data was thorough and covered an extensive amount of scientific information that took hundreds of hours to put together,” said principal Charlene Stanley.

St. Gregory the Great Catholic School

Throughout the school year we have been implementing a 1:1 technology program with our students in grades 5–8. Using a combination of Microsoft Surface tablets and Netbooks, our students each have an account with Office 365, which allows them to create a virtual office. Assignments initiated in the classroom can be completed online at home. This, in addition to the use of iPads in the lower grades, exposes our students to the latest best practices in technology (at right).

In May many of our students will participate in field trips that transport the learning experience beyond the classroom: Maritime Museum, 4th grade Gold Diggers Express; San Juan Capistrano Mission, 4th grade study of California missions; San Diego Safari Park, 1st grade; 6th graders depart for a weeklong outdoor experience at camp; and, 2nd grade, Legoland. May’s extracurricular events include: Field Day; Jog-a-thon; and, a 10-week drama class after school with Christian Youth Theater, culminating with a performance of Peter Pan highlights.

Congratulations to these 7th graders who earned top honors at the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair: Cailyn Bond, 1st place, Behavior Science; Isabella Velarde, 2nd place, Biochemistry; Lianna Trietler, 2nd place, Engineering–Electrical/Mechanical; Maksil Lorenzo and Justin Lee, 2nd, Consumer Science.

At St. Gregory the Great Catholic School we are proud to offer an education that is distinctive among educational institutions in our community. Our students learn in a culture of faith, academics, and service inspired by a focus on learning and living our Catholic faith. We support students to meet high academic standards and reach out in a spirit of service to those in need. We pray for God’s blessing on our ministry of Catholic education.

We are now enrolling students in all grades, K–8, for 2014–2015. The application may be submitted electronically. Please contact the office to schedule a tour. Call 397-1290, email [[email protected]], and visit [www.stggcs.org].