Scripps Ranch High School (SRHS)

Mock Job Interviews

Scripps Ranch High School (SRHS) students in the Spanish 5 and 6 classes will have the opportunity to test their language skills during mock job interview sessions. The interviews will take place on Wednesday, May 29, and Thursday, May 30. Students are practicing responses to set questions, learning about proper business attire and etiquette, and preparing to highlight this valuable skill in seeking employment.

Business and community members who speak Spanish are needed to conduct these interviews. Interviewers are asked to help with a two-hour session: 7:30 to 9:30 am, 9:30 to 11:30 am, or 12:15 to 2:15 pm (afternoon session on Thursday only). Approximately six to eight students will be interviewed during each session.

If you would like to participate, please contact Mary Bostwick at 621-9020, ext. 132 or [[email protected]].

Real World Instruction

Scripps Ranch’s own Shea Homes hosted a job shadow for the entire SRHS ROP General Construction class. The construction students experienced corporate and field operations in the Scripps Ranch area.

The tour started in the Shea customer education center. Shea President Mark Brock gave a professional overview of his company’s outstanding programs.

The next phase of the tour allowed students to experience, firsthand, Shea’s professional operations in customer service, purchasing, project management, and construction out-building. Next, students visited Shea’s Canterra construction site. Students were able to compare their school construction to modern residential construction.

Students also toured the virtual sales center where they were treated, in classic Shea style, by host Jesse Thieme to a delicious pizza lunch. Thank you, Shea Homes!

PBO 2002 – World Tour 2002

Attention senior parents! When was the last time you pulled an all-nighter with some of your closest Scripps Ranch friends? Here is your chance. You are invited to have some fun and help make the Monday, June 17, World Tour 2002 a safe and fun evening for our SRHS graduating seniors!

Volunteers are needed. All the activities have an assigned individual to be in charge of the activity. Your job as a volunteer is just to facilitate the fun! Working hours for volunteers are set by shifts. The World Tour 2002 shifts are:

  • 1st shift – 9:30 pm to 12 am; and,
  • 2nd shift – 11:30 pm to 2:30 am.

Volunteers are needed in the following areas during the event:

  • Food pick-up and delivery to the SRHS gym, 4 to 9 pm;
  • Food preparation, 6 to 9 pm;
  • Breakfast for volunteers and clean-up, 2 to 5 am;
  • Casino cashier and chip redemption center;
  • Black jack dealers and poker tables;
  • Prizes and redemption booths; and,
  • Games and activities.

If you aren’t a night owl but an early riser, consider helping with check-out from 4:30 to 6:30 am on Tuesday, June 18.

Don’t be left out. Grad Night is a spectacle to behold and working the party is really fun! Ask any parent who has done it in prior years. Don’t forget to mention it to parents of freshman, sophomores, or juniors. It’s a great way to prepare for their child’s graduation.

So grab a buddy and sign-up for an all-nighter, or a shift, you will never forget. Call now or email one of the event representatives below for details and to reserve your spot at this special event.

Tee Time for PBO 2003

It’s almost tee time! That’s “tee,” not tea. Your 2003 PBO team is gearing up for what we know will be a fun and exciting golf tournament. It’s also our most important fundraiser for Grad Night. The tournament will be held on Monday, May 13, at the Stoneridge Country Club in Poway. You can still sign up for this event by contacting Susan or Hersch Hendrickson at 689-8146.

The cost is $150 per golfer. Juniors are $100. If you’re interested in attending the dinner only, the cost is $30 per person. Golfers and sponsors are still needed. Hope to see you all on the course!

Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza is providing dinner at the high school on Wednesday, May 29. Just $10 buys salad, pizza, pasta, and a beverage. Tickets can be purchased on a first-come, first-served basis at the SRHS and Marshall Middle School financial offices.

Special thanks to Colleen Mossberg, who generously hosted our spring garage sale. Also, thanks to all of you who donated items. The next PBO meeting is Thursday, May 9. Hope to see you there!

PBO 2004

The PBO would like to thank all participants of the “Non-Event Event” fundraiser. It was a great success! Joanne Gimbel, at 586-0330, is still accepting donations. Plans were made for our participation in the spring garage sale. Thanks to Elaine Berrier for hosting the sale in the driveway of her home.

The PBO 2004 will not meet again until the end of summer. We’ll keep you posted of the date. Many thanks to our co-chairs this year, Kim Molina and Joanne Gimbel. The first steps are the hardest, but thanks to your efforts and leadership, this PBO is off to a great start! Thank you, ladies!

Your “Stuff” is Wanted

Did you know that teachers are some of the most creative people on earth? They have the ability to use just about everything as a teaching tool. With the large donation SRHS received from the consolidation move of Motorola to its offices in Sorrento Valley, we found that SRHS teachers and staff always can find ways to use “stuff.”

If your company is contemplating downsizing, or has extra equipment, furniture, office supplies, or other items to dispose of, consider calling SRHS first. It may be just the item a science, history, or physical education teacher needs to enhance the classroom, help students get organized, or develop a fledgling sport. Contact Mary Bostwick at 621-9020, ext. 132 or [[email protected]].

Fitness Quest Helps Design Summer Conditioning Camp

The SRHS athletic department is pleased to announce a summer partnership with area business, Fitness Quest. The fitness club will design and help implement the third annual strength and conditioning camp. It’s for current and new students to the high school. The camp will run from Monday, July 1, to Friday, Aug. 9, using high-school facilities at a cost of $200 per athlete.

The purpose of the camp is to better prepare athletes for their upcoming sport season and to help fund an athletic trainer position at SRHS. Brochures will be available the first week of May at the high-school and middle-school physical education departments.

Thank you, Old Pros!

SRHS baseball teams would like to express a sincere thank you to the Old Pros. They dawned their baseball (hardball, not softball) gear and faced our SRHS baseball players in a nine-inning exhibition game. It was all to help the high school raise funds for some badly needed equipment.

Despite many of them not having played hardball in nearly 20 years, the Old Pros did very well. Family and friends gathered for hot dogs and hamburgers, courtesy of burrito brother, Hal Schweiger. Steve Fiorina supplied prizes from local restaurants and sporting good sponsors, as well as his talents as emcee. Congratulations to all the winners!

Additional kudos go to the SRHS cheerleaders. Many thanks go to Chrissy and Bridgett, our baseball managers, for operating the snack bar and Chrissy’s family for donating the chips. Lastly, the SRHS baseball families thank Head Coach Steve Walker for his time, efforts, and interest in building the baseball program and bridges to the community. Thank you all, and good luck Falcons.

SRHS Christian Club Prayer Walk on May 18

We invite all students, staff, faculty, parents, and community members to join us on Saturday, May 18, at 11 am. We will walk around our high school campus and pray for our school. Our goal is to pray a blanket of protection over our campus and to pray for everyone who is on our campus daily. We want as much community involvement as possible.

Please meet us at the flagpole at the front of the school office. If you have any questions, please contact either of the Christian Club co-presidents, Brad Clipp at 271-6488, or Aaron Pipkin at 578-6348. God bless.

Marshall Middle School (MMS)

Calendar of Events

  • Saturday, May 4: 8th graders leave for Washington, D.C.;
  • Thursday, May 16, and Friday, May 17: Golden State Exams;
  • Saturday, May 18: Jazz band performs at Coronado festival;
  • Monday, May 20, and Tuesday, May 21: State Science Fair;
  • Monday, May 27: Memorial Day, no school;
  • Tuesday, May 28: Golden State exams;
  • Wednesday, May 29: Band, orchestra, and jazz band spring concert at 7 pm;
  • Friday, May 31: Airband competition, 6 to 9 pm.

Principal’s Message

I thank all those in the community who worked so diligently through the process of selecting a new middle school site. I am very excited that the site has been chosen. Now, we can begin the work of designing the buildings and revising the programs so we will continue to provide the best possible education to the middle-school students in Scripps Ranch.

We have been through some very stressful times, but it was gratifying to see the majority of the community come together on behalf of our students. Please be assured that the community will be involved in every aspect of the design process. Together we will build a state-of-the-art, world-class middle school.

Choir and Ensemble

On Friday, May 3, the students will perform at the Forum Festival in Orange County. They will receive ratings for their level of performance. Last year’s group received a gold rating, the highest. Following the festival, the students will spend the afternoon and evening at Knott’s Berry Farm. On Thursday, May 30, the choirs will combine with Ms. Shirley’s choral groups from Scripps Ranch High School to present a combined spring concert at the high school.

Art on Display

Eleven art students had their paintings and sculptures on display at the Eugene Brucker Education Center for the third annual Superintendent’s Art Exhibition.

Paintings by Nikki Marlin, Renee Teyssier, Aaron Popien, Ayelen Cabouli, and Ashby Fenby were exhibited. Sculptures by Leuanca Moore, Chelsea Rose, Michael Au-Dong, and Lauren McLean were also on display. Congratulations students for your excellent achievement.

Poetry Winners

Carey Eshelman’s poem was selected for Border Voices 9, an anthology containing 200 poems by famous poets and San Diego students. Poems by Neil Chestnut and Natalie Jones received honorable mentions. All three students participated in a public reading of their poems at San Diego State University.

Essay Contest Winner

Alla Khalitova was honored at the Sea World Garden Plaza for being the grand- prize winner of the Year 2002 Citywide Student Essay Contest. Also recognized were Elisabeth Tauscher and Kalie Everhart. Friends of the Library sponsored the contest.

Model United Nations

Sixty Marshall students will participate in the 2001-2002 Junior Model United Nations conference on Wednesday, May 22, and Thursday, May 23, at the new Joan B. Kroc Center for Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego. Over 400 students will be in attendance, representing middle and high schools in the San Diego area.

Congratulations to the following students who had their resolutions pre-selected for conference discussion: Jenna Adsit, Neil Chestnut, Eden Delphey, Ross Goldman, Greg Golembeski, Bonnie Gordon, Alex Grint, Tracy Han, Melina Jones, Bobby Keo, Patrick Krier, Joanne Lin, Drew Londerholm, Matt Louv, Euhana Ossi, Erin Simmer, Lauren Snare, Kevin Ta, Elizabeth Tauscher, and Alaric Zhu.

Additional congratulations go to Rebecca Cole and Melina Jones whose poetry and artwork have been selected for the official Model United Nations conference program.

8th Grade End of Year Party

An end-of-the-year party for all 8th graders will be held on Friday, June 14, from 6 to 9 pm at San Diego State University’s Aztec Center. The center is being reserved specifically for our students. They will be able to bowl, play a variety of games, and dance. There will be unobtrusive chaperones who will ensure a safe environment. Buses will be hired to transport the students.

Thank You!

In April, we had our Read-In. Local business people came to our school to share a reading and discussion with our students. We heartily thank the many who volunteered time out of their busy schedules to be mentors to our students. You make reading come alive!

East Coast Trip

On Saturday, May 4, 8th grade students will travel to the East Coast to participate in hands-on learning. This year we begin our tour in Boston, Massachusetts, with tours of Lexington and Concord, as well as Harvard University. We will walk part of the Freedom Trail and trace Paul Revere’s historic ride.

While in New York, we will have walking tours of the many fascinating neighborhoods, as well as see a Broadway play. After touring a working Amish farm in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, we will move onto Washington, D.C., where we will spend the remainder of our time. After visiting the great monuments and museums and paying our respects at the many memorials, we will return to San Diego on Saturday, May 11.

The students on the trip are responsible for completing a detailed assignment after returning, which will account for their grade. For the students not participating in the trip, regular instruction is not interrupted.

Spring Band Concert

Marshall Middle School’s spring band concert is scheduled for Wednesday, May 29, from 7 to 8:30 pm, at the Scripps Ranch High School theater. Why not arrive a little early and join us for a delicious fundraising dinner!

Our very own Scripps Ranch Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza has generously agreed to sponsor the dinner fundraiser to benefit the SRHS Class of 2003 Grad Night! They will provide pizza, pasta, and salad for a fundraising dinner of up to 200 people. All proceeds will be given to the SRHS Class of 2003.

The dinner venue will be the outdoors eating area at SRHS. This event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 29. Dinner will be served from 5:45 to 7 pm. Tickets are available at both the Scripps Ranch High School and Marshall Middle School financial offices.

The cost per person is a mere $10 for pizza, pasta, salad, and a beverage! Space is limited, so please mark your calendars, and be sure to buy your dinner tickets at least a week in advance.

Golden State Exam

During May, students will be given the option of taking the Golden State exam in Spanish, Algebra, or Geometry. The Spanish 3-4 students will take the exam on Thursday, May 16, and Friday, May 17. The Algebra 1-2 and Geometry 1-2 students will take the exam on Friday, May 24, and Tuesday, May 28. Students who score well on these exams will be given recognition on their high school diplomas.

Summer School

Current 8th graders: We have just received information from Scripps Ranch High School regarding summer school. Applications for our current 8th graders are available at Marshall for students to fill out with their counselors. Sign-ups for enrichment courses will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Marshall will share available spaces with Wangenheim and Scripps Ranch High School students.

The following 8th to 9th grade enrichment courses will be offered at Scripps Ranch High School:

  • Physics 1-2;
  • Art 1-2;
  • French 3-4 *;
  • French 5-6 *;
  • Spanish 3-4 *;
  • World History 1-2;
  • Advanced World History 1-2; and,
  • Physical Education (PE) 1.

The following “bridging” courses will be available at Scripps Ranch High School:

  • Summer Bridging Literacy 9th (based on SDRT score); and
  • Summer Bridging Math 9th (based on MDTP score).

Enrollment in these courses is dependent upon a student scoring “below” or “significantly below” grade level on the Stanford Diagnostic Reading Test (SDRT) and/or the district established cut points on the Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project (MDTP).

SDRT test results will be sent to parents shortly. The MDTP will be given in early May, and test results will be sent home shortly thereafter.

Both “bridging” courses will be six weeks long, two hours each, per day. Classes begin on Monday, June 24, and continue until Friday, Aug. 2. The school day begins at 7:30 am. Courses run from 7:30 am to 9:30 am, and 9:45 am to 11:45 am, with a 15-minute break in between.

Current 5th, 6th, and 7th graders: Summer school will be held at Marshall Middle School for current 5th graders from Miramar Ranch Elementary, 6th graders from Dingeman Elementary and Marshall Middle School, and 7th graders from Marshall Middle School. Jerabek 5th graders will not attend summer school at Marshall due to their year-round schedule.

Summer school will begin at Marshall Middle School on Monday, June 24. It will continue for five weeks, until Friday, July 26. All classes will be 2.5 hours long. The school day runs from 7:30 am to 1 pm, with a 30-minute break in between.

The only classes that will be offered at Marshall will be Intensive Literacy and Intensive Mathematics. Intensive Literacy will be available for those students who scored “below” or “significantly below” grade level on the SDRT given in February 2002. Parents were notified in April by District mail regarding their child’s score. They also were informed if their child needs to attend summer school.

Intensive Mathematics will be available for those current 5th and 6th graders who score “below” or “significantly below” grade level on the District Math Test (DMT). This test will be given during the first part of May. Parents will be notified by school mail as to their child’s score and his or her possible need to attend summer school. Current 7th graders will not take the DMT, but will be recommended for summer school based on teacher assessments and their June report card grade in math.

All English learners are welcome to attend summer school, as are special education students who have “extended school year” checked on their IEP’s.

Elementary Schools

Dingeman Elementary

Annual Art Show

Wow! Can you believe we’re in our last full month of the school year? Even though summer vacation is fast approaching, there’s still so much to do here at Dingeman. The annual Student Art Show will be held on Open House night on Thursday, May 23, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm in the multi-purpose room. All families, friends, and the general public may attend to see what a year of art training can do for talented youngsters.

Parent volunteers, trained by the Art Corps workshop leaders, led the students in using line, texture, color, space, composition, and value in their projects. Many media have been employed, from watercolor and oil pastels to torn paper and tissue paper dunked in vinegar. An example of every student’s work has been selected for the exhibition. 5th and 6th grade student docents will lead visitors through the displays. The FFC finances the Art Corps enrichment program through the many fundraising activities held during the year.

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Look for the Dingeman spirit at the Saturday, June 1, Padres game against the Milwaukee Brewers! Dingeman families bought tickets to this game and the Padres donated a portion back to the school. Thank you, San Diego Padres, for supporting Dingeman and providing a great day at the Q.

New 6th Grade Program

At Dingeman, we are very proud of our new 6th grade program. Through the collaborative efforts of our 6th grade staff and parents, our students are given an exciting and challenging academic curriculum. Students also are offered a unique and impressive variety of academy courses every Thursday.

One of the academies is Spanish, with Mrs. Schwartz. Students learn about the Spanish culture and language. They exercise their everyday conversation skills, and vocabulary is reinforced through games and songs. Finally, students celebrate with a fiesta! Great Mexican food is served and students learn a traditional dance called El Rascapetate.

Mrs. Gonzalez teaches Personal Finance. Sixth graders learn the realities of managing everyday personal finances. Important life skills in earning money, balancing accounts, and applying for bank loans are taught. This is a fantastic course to give young people insight into making their own personal financial decisions.

Ever wonder about that amazing feat of engineering that allows us to drive over and enjoy the beaches of Coronado? Students in Mrs. Rick’s academy, Structural Engineering Through Bridge Building, divide into groups. They become construction companies that are each assigned to build a bridge. Each bridge is built within a given budget. Teamwork is key. At the end of the academy, a contest is held to see which bridge can bear the most weight.

Young adolescents learn the importance of healthy living in Life Skills Training: Promoting Health and Personal Development taught by Mrs. Cook. This academy is a comprehensive prevention program based on science. Students learn drug resistance skills and are given important health information they can take with them for the rest of their lives.

Mrs. Schramm teaches the academy, “Caravans” Geography. This is a creative course designed to teach 6th graders the geography of the world. Students join caravans and go on expeditions as they travel to different cities to collect treasures from around the globe.

Other News

And speaking of traveling to different cities, our 6th graders aren’t the only ones who get to experience adventures! We wish our 4th graders a great time as they make their annual trip up to Sacramento to learn all about California history.

Don’t forget, no school on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. Also, the last day of school is Monday, June 17. Students will be dismissed at 12:50 pm that day.

Jerabek Elementary

Back to School and Busy!

Welcome back from spring vacation! May is shaping up to be a busy month. Teacher Appreciation Days will be Thursday, May 9, and Friday, May 10. Please contact your room parents for further information. The FFO will provide a Teacher Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday, May 10, from 1:15 to 4 pm.

Our very popular Field Days will be held on Tuesday, May 14, for 3rd through 5th graders and on Wednesday, May 15, for K through 2nd graders. The students really look forward to this event.

Many volunteers are needed to make Field Day a success. Look for volunteer information to come home soon. The 3rd grade recorder concert and the second general FFO meeting will be on Thursday, May 16, in the auditorium.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration will be Thursday, May 23, for students with birth dates between Dec. 3, 1996, and May 31, 1997. For students with birth dates between June 1, 1997, and Dec. 2, 1997, registration is Thursday, May 30.

What is Art Corps?

Now it’s time for the “I’m Curious” question of the month. What is Art Corps? In the fall of 1999 Art Corps came to Jerabek. The first school to have this program in San Diego was in Tierrasanta. This program is run completely by volunteers. Jerabek now has 110 volunteers working throughout all the grades.

They provide eight one-hour art sessions per class every year. The themes for these classes include line, shape, value, space, color, texture, composition, and famous artists.

For example, our 1st graders draw a large teddy bear and then learn how to apply texture to their one-dimensional surface. The 4th graders do leaf abstractions to illustrate the use of positive and negative space.

Our students’ wonderful artwork will be displayed at the annual Jerabek Art Show held on Open House night Thursday, June 27. There also will be an ice cream social at this event.

Don’t forget to buy your Art Corps t-shirts early so you can wear them to the Art Show. Mary Baker, Rachael Holden, Shana Smith, and Katy Falkowski run the Art Corps program. Thank you, ladies, for all your hard work and time.

I know my children come home very excited on Art Corps days, telling me all about their masterpieces. Please call Shana Smith if you are interested in becoming an Art Corps volunteer. No art experience is needed; all lessons are planned and training is provided. You can check out the Art Corps link on the Jerabek website.

Miramar Ranch Elementary (MRE)

Learning Patriotism

Friday, May 3, will mark our last flag assembly for the year. Our final character skill will be “patriotism,” though we will continue to work on all the character skills we have explored throughout the year.

Test Time

There will be a couple of standardized tests administered this month. Monday, May 13, to Friday, May 17, is the District Math Assessment for 5th graders. SAT-9 testing will continue through Wednesday, May 15. Please make sure your children are well rested; each year they continue to excel at this important measure of their learning.

UCSD Students Provide Science Outreach Program

The 4th grade classes will participate in the science outreach program that the 5th graders enjoyed last quarter. Students from the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) will come to MRE to do experiments with our students.

At the end of the month, the 4th graders will spend a day at UCSD. This will include a tour of the campus and the chance to complete a science activity. Last year’s group made mini-subs and raced them in the pool.

Other Events

  • The site-based management team will meet on Tuesday, May 14, at 4 pm, in room 201;
  • The annual Sock Hop will be from 6 to 9 pm on Friday, May 17. Besides a DJ with music, there will be the Art Corps Show, a silent auction with lots of goodies and contests, and raffles and prizes; and,
  • Coffee with the principal will be on Tuesday, May 21.

Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary (EBS)

A School with Spirit

What demands comment again this month is the spirit we have created at this remarkable schoolhouse. Many parents and visiting community members continue to share their comments about the special and welcoming spirit that exists at E. B. Scripps.

Of that spirit was born a mission that values the whole child, high academic and civic standards, creativity, diversity, parent and community involvement, collaboration, accountability, and lifelong learning. Come spend the day and experience the E.B. Scripps spirit!

During April, we focused our hearts and minds on defining and practicing respect in our everyday life. As a culmination of our study this month, April 30 was designated “I Respect My Friends Day.” Students celebrated by sharing written messages of what they respect most about their classmates.

April was also public schools month. We celebrated with a spring Open House and family spaghetti dinner. That was followed by an Academic Fundraising Partnership (AFP) meeting and classroom visits.

EBS Faculty Hit the Pavement for Literacy

Our faculty members will participate in the Sunday, May 5, 8K Union-Tribune Dr. Seuss Race for Literacy walk-run. Proceeds benefit the San Diego Council on Literacy. Come cheer us on!

Science Fair Comes to EBS

Our 3rd grade students and teachers are excited to announce our first annual Science Fair. The goals of the fair are: to promote science education by hands-on exploration of scientific principles by preparing science projects; to promote understanding and creativity in a scientific method of investigation; to promote the self-discipline necessary to accomplish the experiment, prepare a display, and write a summary within the given time frame; to give our students a sense of pride and accomplishment; and to foster lifelong appreciation of scientific processes in an increasingly technological society.

Pennies For Pasta

Ms. Audrey Gilliland’s kindergarten class brought in the most pennies and won the pasta lunch at the Olive Garden. The school raised over $600 for the Leukemia Society.

Parent Academy Book Club Goes on Tour!

Just as members of the E.B. Scripps faculty get together weekly to talk about their reading of a specific text (this month it’s A Closer Look at Guided Reading), so do our parents. Parents in our school have chosen to study the book Lifetime Guarantees Toward Ambitious Literacy Teaching by Shelly Harwayne. Last month’s read focused on Chapter 6, Non-Negotiables in the Teaching of Reading.

The chapter explains how we teach reading at E.B. Scripps and the common instructional practices used throughout the school. To gain a deeper understanding of our approach to teaching reading, book club participants accompanied Principal Rich Cansdale and staff developer Pat Kutyla on a guided tour of reader’s workshops on Friday, Apr. 19.

The tour focused around these questions: what’s the same about all the classrooms we visit; what language do we hear over and over again; what is the teacher’s role in all the classrooms; what do you notice about how books are organized in all the classrooms; and what do you think is being taught? After the tour, Principal Cansdale and Mrs. Kutyla met with parents to talk about the instructional visit.

Physical Education Update

The Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health (CATCH) is a program our school has adopted as our physical education curriculum. CATCH is designed to promote behaviors in school-aged students that will help them develop and maintain cardiovascular health.

The primary goal of CATCH physical education is for children to participate in and enjoy moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA). MVPA is best achieved through activities in which students can run, jump, dance, and move their whole bodies.

In contrast to athletic programs where youngsters compete with others of similar abilities in a specific sport, P.E. programs such as CATCH are designed with every child in mind–from the physically gifted to the physically challenged. Every Wednesday from 10:45 to 11:35 am we have CATCH P.E.

We still need two more volunteers. Training is provided, and you’ll have a great time teaching and participating. Please call Sylvia DiFede at 566-6544 for more information.

Farmer’s Market

Due to popular demand, the Farmer’s Market hours have been extended until 2 pm. It’s held at our school every Saturday morning starting at 9 am. Hope to see you there!

Other Schools

Alliant International University (AIU)

Leadership Conference

Students and faculty from many different colleges and universities will gather at the Scripps Ranch campus of Alliant International University (AIU) for the annual Leadership Conference Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18. The conference is sponsored by AIU’s student senate.

It will feature panel discussions and individual presentations around the central theme of “Innovative Scholarship in Education, Business and Psychology.” Students and faculty from the University of San Diego, National University, and the AIU Fresno, Mexico City, and Scripps Ranch campuses will be among the speakers and panel members.

Karyn Harmon, chair of AIU’s student senate, says this is a great opportunity for students and faculty alike to attend and present at a professional conference. Among the topics to be discussed are organizational trust, leadership, human rights and the ethics of globalization, peer influence, bulimia nervosa, and understanding the educational needs of children born with drug addiction.

The conference is being hosted in San Diego for the first time this year. It is open to the public at no charge. For information and registration, call the AIU student senate at 635-4852.

Chabad Hebrew Academy

Parenting Class

Chabad Hebrew Academy, in conjunction with the Jewish Family Service of San Diego, is offering the highly respected Systematic Training for Effective Parenting to families in our community. This parenting workshop offers a realistic and practical approach to meeting the challenges of raising children.

Debra Jedeikin, a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist on staff at Chabad, leads the course. and is studying to obtain a doctor of psychology degree at San Diego State University. The parenting class is held on Wednesdays at Chabad Hebrew Academy. For more information, please call 566-1996.

2002-2003 Registration

Chabad Hebrew Academy is registering children for its 2002-03 school year. Chabad is proud of its many innovative and exciting programs. Students have won many prestigious awards.

Chabad believes that a solid education touches the core of the child and empowers the individual to better the world around him or her. Openings are available for grades kindergarten through 8th. For more information, call the school office at 566-1996 or visit [www.chabadhebrewacademy.com].

Camp Gan Israel

Camp Gan Israel (CGI) is accepting registration for its summer 2002 program. CGI is an accredited camp by the American Camping Association, meeting standards in programming, staff, aquatics, and most importantly, safety.

CGI is part of the largest network of Jewish day camps throughout the world. These camps enjoy a well-earned reputation as trendsetters with innovative ideas and creative programs. Camp dates are Monday, June 24, to Friday, July 12, and Monday, July 15, to Friday, Aug. 2. For information, please call 566-1996.

Shavuos Celebrations

Chabad invites the community to celebrate the holiday of Shavuos on Friday, May 17. Shavuos commemorates the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. In honor of the holiday, there will be all-night learning beginning Thursday, May 16, at 9 pm.

On Friday, May 17, the Ten Commandments will be read from the Torah Scroll at 10 am, followed by an ice cream party. For information call 566-1996.

Miramar College

Summer Registration

Applications are currently being accepted for summer classes. Two five-week and one eight-week session will be offered. The first session begins Monday, June 10. For $11 per unit, you can enroll to complete one of your general education requirements.

Day, evening, weekend, and online courses are available. Class schedules are available at the Scripps Ranch Library or online at [www.miramarcollege.net]. You can apply online, too, at [www.communitycollege.net/applyonline]. Miramar College continues to expand their courses and offers many programs for students of all ages. For information, call the Miramar College admissions office at 536-7844.

2002 Honor Grad and Distinguished Alum

Scripps Ranch resident Heather Rachel Rollins has been named the 2002 Honor Graduate. Heather earned a cumulative 4.0 grade-point average and will address the graduating class on Friday, May 31, at 5 pm at Miramar College’s Hourglass Field.

Heather’s GPA and units completed qualify her to represent the most outstanding of graduates. Maintaining a 4.0 GPA and speaking in front of a graduating class aren’t new to Heather. In 1998, she was valedictorian at Scripps Ranch High School. She will transfer to UCSD to pursue a degree in electrical engineering.

Heather will be joined at commencement by her younger brother, Joshua Pomorski, who is also graduating with a 4.0 GPA.

Dr. Iyad Houshan, has been named the 2002 Distinguished Alumnus, and will be recognized during commencement exercises. Houshan currently is completing his medical residency at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.