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National Parent Advocacy Group Honors 11 CVESD Schools

Eleven schools in the Chula Vista Elementary School District are among 156 “Spotlight Schools” that provide exemplary opportunities and results for African American or Hispanic students, according to a recent report from GreatSchools, a national nonprofit organization. GreatSchools’ analysis includes data on student outcomes as well as measures of educational opportunity and school resources. Ten […]

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Pardon Me, I’m a Rock Star!

A music video that features students and staff from Clear View Elementary was formally unveiled at a special “Red Carpet Premiere” recently held at the school. Beaming students channeled their inner “rock star” to strut the red carpet, pose at a “VIP” photo booth, sign autographs, and sing along with recording artist Mike Cothrine as […]

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Less is More: Significant Decrease Seen in Childhood Obesity

Silver Wing Elementary third-grade students were breaking a sweat. They were jumping rope, executing lunges, and performing “bicycle” abdominal crunches—all in an effort to increase their knowledge and demonstrate their performance of key physical fitness components. The students’ cardiovascular endurance, abdominal strength, and even their brains were put through a workout during the physical education […]

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National Campaign of Business and Education Leaders Honors 15 CVESD Schools

The Chula Vista Elementary School District has announced that one-third of its campuses were recently recognized as 2016 California Honor Roll schools by the Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE). “We are proud to recognize those schools and school districts who are succeeding in putting their students on a […]

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It’s Cool 2 Walk to School

A father of three students was walking his children to a Chula Vista school when he came across a penguin mascot near the campus. It’s not every day you encounter a penguin on the way to school. The kids were excited. Then, the penguin handed them wristbands that said, It’s Cool 2 Walk to School. […]

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CVESD is about to engage thousands of parents in unique dialogue

With nearly 30,000 students in 45 schools, the Chula Vista Elementary School District faced a considerable challenge in engaging a learning community of that size in meaningful conversation. The challenge only intensified with the introduction of the Local Control and Accountability Plan. The state-mandated funding plan, referred to as LCAP, requires meaningful input from all […]

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Support is Critical for Foster Students, Our Neediest Students

Imagine being a child removed from birth parents and/or separated from siblings. Imagine being that child, trying to keep up academically, socially, and emotionally while transitioning to a new school, and new foster parents. Then, repeating the experience. Sometimes, over and over. “Typically, foster youth are an invisible population. They are invisible because of a […]

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Loma Verde Students ‘Learn the Ropes’ – and Medical Science

Five weeks of research and exploration into the field of medical sciences culminated in a unique graduation ceremony for 29 students from Loma Verde Elementary School. Accompanied by their parents and siblings, the Loma Verde students were honored recently as “Saturday Scholars” at the Surface Warfare Medical Institute, San Diego. The fifth- and sixth-grade students […]

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Feaster Charter Says, ‘Lettuce Celebrate’ New Greenhouse

A lot of schools have school or community garden projects. At Mae L. Feaster Charter School, the concept of a school garden didn’t just get off the ground. It was taken to another level. Feaster recently held a ribbon-cutting for a Hydroponic Greenhouse. Hydroponics is the method of growing plants without soil, using mineral nutrient […]

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

Almost half the students from the Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) who attended a Coastal Education Program at the Living Coast Discovery Center during a recent two- and half-year period were able to participate because of a grant from the Unified Port of San Diego. The Port’s Environmental Services Program provided $31,000 to CVESD, […]

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