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Originally posted on Hedenkamp Elementary School:
red ribbon week A million thanks to the Camarena Family for providing such an outstanding Red Ribbon Week Assembly.  Over 1100 Hedenkamp Huskies were able to meet members of the DEA, FBI and the Chula Vista Fire Department. In addition, the DEA trained dogs, Kilo and Riley, were here…

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Bring your Mom and Dad to School

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Teddy Bear Drive

Originally posted on Karl H. Kellogg School Blog:
The Chula Vista Police Department is holding their 24th Annual San Diego Regional Law Enforcement Teddy Bear Drive. We are collecting Teddy Bears for children who are spending time in the hospital. Please donate an unused stuffed animal. Collection box is located in the front office. Kellogg.TeddyBearDrive.2014

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Hedenkamp News

Originally posted on Hedenkamp Elementary School:
grandparents’ day Mark your calendars now for Hedenkamp’s first annual celebration of Grandparents’ Day. All Grandparents are invited to Hedenkamp on Friday, September 12 @ 8:15 a.m. for pastries, coffee and juice.  At 8:45 a.m., Grandparents are invited to walk their grandchildren to class and be introduced.  Click on…

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They Eat What for Lunch Over There?!

Some students held their noses. Others, well, spat out the offerings. So it went for Reporter Larissa Wohl of ABC’s “The List” television news magazine, as she conducted a hilarious “Taste Test” recently at Camarena Elementary. The taste test compared school lunch items from around the world. Radish kimchi, channa masala, marmite and sardines were on the menu. There were no […]

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CVESD Honored for Outstanding Service to Military Students

Coalition salutes partnership between military installations, school districts, and universities to support military connected students and families The Chula Vista Elementary School District was among a select few school districts in the nation to be honored recently for excellence in working with military connected students. Known as the LTG (Ret) H.G. “Pete” Taylor Partnership of […]

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Halecrest Teachers are on a Mission

Halecrest Elementary teachers started the school year with a staff activity that included reading an article called “Teacher as Bully: Knowingly or Unintentionally Harming Students,” by Ruth Sylvester.  ​ http://www.deltakappagamma.org/NH/dkgbulletinwinter2011.PDF    (Page 42) “We thought about things we might have done and identified examples from the text,” said Halecrest Principal Shayne Wilson. “We then brainstormed how we could do […]

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Board Member Glendora M. Tremper (L) and Mayor Cheryl Cox (C) were among the dignitaries on day one.

Bayfront Charter High Hosts its First 9th Grade Class

There were festive school cheers, inspirational speeches by city leaders, and performances by a live band. And that was just day one at Bayfront Charter High, which opened on Wednesday to 80 ninth grade students in modern, office-style classrooms in a building that also is home to United States University. Mayor Cheryl Cox was guest […]

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Learning Comes to Life at Daly Academy Therapy Garden

Daly Academy, in the Chula Vista Elementary School District, is blooming. Thanks to generous donations of time, talent and resources, the Student Therapy Garden has been revived, replanted and ready for students’ hands-on learning. The working garden was formally rededicated at a recent “Garden Party” attended by students and their families, donors, volunteers, and dignitaries […]

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Palomar Principal Touts a Good ‘Splash’

Palomar Elementary Principal Erika Taylor is the kind of leader who thrives in the deep end of the pool. Taylor is a former lifeguard and swim instructor who can personally attest to the benefits of the City of Chula Vista’s swimming program. When Kaiser Permanente kicked-off the seventh year of “Operation Splash” in Chula Vista, […]

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Lady Comets Basketball is Streaking

The Joseph Casillas Elementary School is starting to build a dynasty when it comes to girls basketball. The Lady Comets won the district championship on March 21 with a rousing 27-21 victory over the Clear View Voyagers. The match was played at Chula Vista High. It is the fifth girls championship for Casillas in the […]

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Emma Sanchez, executive director of Language Acquisition and Development, at CABE 2014 annual conference.

Bilingual Education Association Honors CVESD Leader with State Award

Emma Sanchez, the District’s executive director for Language Acquisition and Development, was selected as Administrator of the Year by the California Association for Bilingual Education. Sanchez was presented the award at the recent CABE Anaheim 2014 State Conference, which was attended by more than 4,000, teachers, administrators, board members, parents, student teachers, and community leaders. […]

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Halecrest Elementary students enjoy visit from Paralympians.

Paralympic Gold Medalist Kicks Off School Tour in CVESD

Decorated summer Paralympic swimmer and track athlete Rudy Garcia-Tolson is visiting one Chula Vista elementary school per school morning through March 14 to promote the Winter Paralympics.  Garcia-Tolson is running around the track with students, demonstrating how his prosthetics work, and showing audiences that he can skateboard, too. Garcia-Tolson, a bilateral amputee, has enthralled students as a motivational […]

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New Charter High School Coming to CV Bayfront

BAYFRONT CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL is scheduled to open in July 2014 for 150 ninth grade students.  The school is being developed as an extension of Robert L. Mueller Charter School and its award-winning middle school (MCLA). It will operate on the campus of United States University, which is located at 830 Bay Blvd., Chula Vista. Every aspect […]

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Salt Creek Safe School Environment

Originally posted on Salt Creek Elementary:
? Maintaining a safe and respectful environment at Salt Creek is something that we evaluate almost on a daily basis through observation, reports, and feedback.  We held Safety Reminders assemblies for our 1st-6th grade students last week emphasizing several key points.  We thank our School Resource Officer for being…

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Read Across America Spirit Week

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Student Speakers Inspired and Challenged Us

The participants in the 2014 District Speech Contest regaled listeners with inspiring personal reflections about the meaning of liberty, service, courage and sacrifice. The finals were held Monday, February 24 at the Education Services and Support Center. For a complete list of the finalists and champions, click here: 2014 Speech Contest – finalists. Superintendent Francisco Escobedo, […]

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Spelling B-E-E has Students Buzzing with Pride

Students from Hazel Goes Cook, Halecrest, Olympic View, Salt Creek and Enrique S. Camarena elementary schools squared off in an epic spelling competition for grades K-6 at Casillas Elementary on a recent Saturday. This event has doubled in size over the years and contest organizers intend to involve up to 10 schools next year. Several members and […]

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UTC Aerospace Systems’ Early Professional Organization helped bring Engineers Week to life at Vista Square.

Elementary Students’ Interest in Engineering Takes Flight

Engineers Week activities at Vista Square Elementary bring engineering to life Vista Square Elementary students tossed a barrage of handmade airplanes in the direction of Principal Anateresa Herrera-Wood. And not a single student got in trouble. In fact, she complimented the students on their success. The aerial display was among Engineers Week activities that culminated […]

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Harborside Teacher is Altrusa Award Recipient

Congratulations to Ryan Lemke, who was the recipient of the Altrusa Award from the Altrusa Club of Chula Vista. The award included a $500 gift card to an educational supply store for first year teachers to assist in outfitting their classrooms. The Altrusa Club is an association of business executives and professionals who volunteer their […]

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Casillas Captures 2013-14 Flag Football Crown

Joseph C. Casillas Elementary won the 2013-14 CVESD Flag Football Championship, defeating Veterans Elementary 25-20 in the title match.  Casillas ended the year undefeated, 10-0, which is only the second time in the District’s flag football history that this has been accomplished. Congratulations to all our student-athletes who participated, and special thanks to the coaches/teachers […]

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Volunteer Needed – Salt Creek Elementary Representative for EEF

Originally posted on Salt Creek Elementary:
Every year the Eastlake Education Foundation awards our school a technology grant. This year Salt Creek Elementary School will again receive $16,000. There are also 4 additional opportunities to earn $1,000 grants. One of these opportunities is an event called Cycle Eastlake. Cycle Eastlake takes place on Saturday, April 26th.…

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Cow Visits Loma Verde Elementary

Originally posted on Loma Verde Elementary:
Mobile Dairy Classroom visited Loma Verde Elementary school students. Students learned about the anatomy and life cycle of a cow. They learned how milk goes from a cow to their refrigerator and the machinery involved. They even got to meet a cow up close! Thank you Mobile Dairy Classroom.

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Mission 2 $ave Starts on Wednesday

Originally posted on Salt Creek Elementary:
Hello Parents! Mission 2 $ave Credit Union will bring there save at school program to Salt Creek Elementary starting tomorrow. This is program is designed to help kids create a habit of saving. On Wednesday, Mission Federal employees will be on hand to collect your completed forms – the…

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Teachers Honored for Outstanding Achievement with Students

A select group of teachers was honored recently for creating high levels of academic achievement among their respective students. Careful review of STAR data for Grades 2-6 and Local Measures data for Kindergarten and Grade 1 last year indicated that “something very special is happening in their classrooms,” said Superintendent Francisco Escobedo, Ed.D. The achievement […]

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CVESD Schools Shine in Robotics Competition

On Saturday, December 7, the Olympic View Elementary Eagle Eye Engineers Robotics Team received the “Rising Star Award” at the FIRST LEGO League 2013 Championship Tournament that took place at Legoland California in San Diego. The Enrique S. Camarena Elementary Robotics Team received the “Inspiration Award.” There were 53 teams that participated in the competition. […]

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Good Attendance Matters

Originally posted on Camarena Elementary School:
“Every year, school absences spike in the weeks before and after winter break, as families squeeze a few more days of vacation into the holiday season. Let’s break that cycle. Make sure your child is in school every day. The best gift you can give your child is a good education and the…

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Monthly Common Core Parent Meeting

Originally posted on Hedenkamp Elementary School:
We would like to thank all of our parents that joined us for our Monthly Common Core Parent Night.  In case you missed the event, we are attaching a PowerPoint presentation that includes more information about the new standards. Common Core PowerPoint December We also shared a handout with parents…

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Tiffany Presents Common Core Math Parent Workshop

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Top 10 Reasons We are Thankful in CVESD

Thank you for your outstanding support of Chula Vista schools. Here are some reasons why we are so thankful this holiday season. 1. Our Amazing Students 2. Our Dedicated Teachers 3. Our Wonderful Support Staff 4. Our Incredible Principals 5. Our Outstanding Parents 6. Our Self-less Volunteers 7. Partnership with South Bay Family YMCA 8. […]

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The Safe Routes to School penguin helped promote 'Hawk Walk' Fridays at Heritage Elementary.

Heritage Elementary Students Walk, Ride, and Roll their Way to $500 prize

Heritage Elementary was among a record-breaking 47 schools in San Diego County that took part in the recent “Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Challenge.” Heritage garnered 34 percent participation, logging 2,016 miles in alternative commutes. That was good enough to capture third place among all schools in the county and earn a $500 check […]

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Carlos Enrique De La Torre from Juarez-Lincoln Elementary was honored at the November Board of Education meeting.

Neediest Students RiSE Academically with Help of District’s Top Teachers

Fifth grade student Ruben Ramos used to struggle with English/Language Arts on standardized tests. His proficiency level was ‘Far Below Basic,’ which is the lowest band on the California Standards Test (CST) performance level scale. Last year, Ruben was enrolled in the District’s RiSE program, where he received intensive tutoring from then-Casillas Elementary teacher Ellen […]

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Veterans Honored at Olympic View

Olympic View Elementary observed Veterans Day recently with a special awards assembly. Principal Gloria McKearney and Associate Principal Marissa Allan presented awards to student Super Citizens, and recognized military families that live in the neighborhood of the school and send their children to Olympic View. Special recognition was given to Navy Partners in Education, Navy […]

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Red Ribbon Week: Helicopter Landings, Neon Clothes and More

The neon and brightly colored clothing were not a fashion accident at Joseph C. Casillas Elementary this week. Students, like those in Ms. Bonnie Hunt’s second grade class (in photo slide show below), were “Too Bright for Drugs.” Principal Emiko Nakamura had to wear shades, part of Red Ribbon Week activities, which take place from […]

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Salt Creek is Building ‘Community of Entrepreneurs’

With a picturesque backdrop of San Diego Bay, the Chula Vista Charitable Foundation recently honored Salt Creek Elementary for the school’s “Community of Entrepreneurs” program. Salt Creek Principal Lalaine Perez (photo below) received a ceremonial over-sized check as part of the foundation’s 3rd Annual Grant Celebration at HarborFest Chula Vista. The grant for $3,856 will […]

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Casillas Elementary Staff Rallies for One of Their Own

A special thank you goes out to the community and staff of Joseph C. Casillas Elementary for the organization and support of a fundraiser for the benefit of RSP teacher Lisa Johnson. Ms. Johnson is battling a serious illness. Casillas staff has rallied around her, and her 4-year-old son. The recent event at Chili’s raised […]

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Student Shares Personal Reflection About 9/11

Olympic View Elementary honored the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on September 11 with a series of poignant events. The flag was flown at half-staff. Principal Gloria McKearney held a brief ceremony on the blacktop at the beginning of school for grades 1 – 6. Safety Patrol members Paraded the Colors, everyone recited the […]

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Community Message, Sept. 16 -20

Originally posted on TiffanyTigers:
 Hello Tiffany Tigers! This is Mr. Tapia, your principal, with announcements for the week of September 16. I want to congratulate all students for the great job you did at Tiger Trek Jog-A-Thon last week.  Sponsor Envelopes are due tomorrow so be sure to collect all of your pledges as soon…

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Colonial Day

Originally posted on Hedenkamp Elementary School:
Our fifth grade students participated in Colonial Day on Friday. It was a wonderful experience.  Please check out our video highlighting the wonderful experience. Colonial Days via Colonial Days.

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Seeking Graphic Artists

Originally posted on Camarena Elementary School:
After 6 weeks of discussions, research, persuasive speeches, and votes our students have chosen the Camarena mascot.  We are the Robo Griffins!  Did anyone doubt we would come up with something unique?  Our next step is to design a logo and colors.   We have several parents with expertise…

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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan addresses audience, including 175 students from Castle Park Elementary.

Top Education Official Praises Partnership in Support of Castle Park

Cheered like a rock star, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan wrapped up his 2013 back-to-school bus tour—“Strong Start, Bright Future”—with a Sept. 13 visit to Chula Vista. Secretary Duncan took part in a festive pep rally at Castle Park Middle, which included about 175 students from nearby Castle Park Elementary. The Secretary then met […]

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Garden Delights at Otay Elementary

Students, staff, parents and community members helped commemorate Otay Elementary’s Community Garden at a recent festival of food and music. The event recognized students for academic achievement and celebrated the accomplishments of the ‘Organic Hispanic Garden Club.’ The club, which is guided by teacher Richard Sanchez, teamed with parents and community members to revitalize the […]

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Teaching Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship

Originally posted on Hedenkamp Elementary School:
All our kindergarten through sixth grade students are participating in several classroom lessons that teach them how to stay safe as they use the internet. They are also learning how to be a digital citizen and to use proper etiquette on the internet, “netiquette”.  Teachers at Hedenkamp are using…

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Thousands of Students Discover ‘Living Coast,’ Thanks to Unified Port of SD

More than one-quarter of the elementary school visitors who studied at the Living Coast Discovery Center over the past four years were funded through a grant from the Unified Port of San Diego Environmental Services Program. At least one class from the then-44 schools in the Chula Vista Elementary School District attended the Coastal Education […]

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District Schools Expand Use of ‘Edmodo’ Social Learning Network

A Fred H. Rohr Elementary School teacher was a presenter at the largest virtual education technology conference, EdmodoCon, on August 7. Stibaly Johnson, a sixth grade math and technology resource teacher, was one of 11 teachers from around the globe who will present at the conference. The online conference allows teachers to share, inspire, and […]

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Rosebank Re-Opens after Grand Makeover

Students, staff, parents and community members helped formally dedicate the re-opening of Rosebank Elementary School on Friday, September 5. The festive atmosphere came after a summer of fast-paced work by contractors and the District’s Facilities Department to get the campus ready for the start of school on Sept. 4. Rosebank, Castle Park, and Lilian J. […]

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