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Mission Middle School Students Fuel Up

posted Mar 20, 2015, 9:12 AM by Frank Maggi   [ updated Mar 20, 2015, 9:13 AM ]

On Monday, October 13th, 2014 four Mission Middle School Hip-Hop Club students represented Fuel Up to Play 60 (sponsored by the National Dairy Council and the NFL) in San Diego at the American Academy of Pediatrics Friends of Children 5K Fun Run & Walk. These students spoke to a crowd of approximately 300 doctors and their families about exercise and nutrition and then led the group in a hip-hop warm-up. Way to go MMS students!

Check out this National Dairy Council blog about the event!

Mission Middle School Recognized by Army Advisory Council

posted Mar 20, 2015, 9:11 AM by Frank Maggi

On Monday, February 9th, Mission Television Season VII was recognized by the Army Advisory Council for their outstanding work ethic, service above self, and dedication to excellence. They were awarded a class set of tablets, a day pass to the Student Television Network convention, and $1,500 to purchase video equipment. Mission Television rocks!

6th Annual EYMF

posted Feb 18, 2015, 10:29 AM by Frank Maggi

Friday, June 6th, was the sixth annual Escondido Youth Media Festival, held at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. You can read all about the event on 
this blog post. You can view all the category winners here.

EUSD Wins Big at 2014 iVIE Awards

posted Feb 11, 2015, 8:57 AM by Scott Soucy

Project LIVE teachers were well represented at the 13th Annual iVIE Awards held at the San Diego Civic Center on Tuesday, May 6. Those teachers received 20 nominations in 9 separrate categories. They received 5 awards along with another 7 Special Recognition Awards. One of those awards was the Grand Recognition Award for Middle School from Mission Middle School's Tamara Whitney. You can view the winners on the Project LIVE Hall of Fame page.

Bear Valley Middle School Career Day –  April 8, 2014

posted Oct 20, 2014, 10:42 AM by Scott Soucy   [ updated Oct 20, 2014, 10:43 AM ]

Bear Valley eighth grade students participated in the annual Career Day on campus April 8, 2014. Career Day is an annual activity organized by Bear Valley School Counselors and Escondido COMPACT. 

In March prior to Career Day, students participated in Career Week where they explored their interests, various career clusters, and the pathways to help them reach their goals in preparing for their future. Based on this information, students selected the presentations to attend for Career Day 

This year’s speakers from the community included: Nursing, Law Enforcement, Musician, F.B.I., Artist, Engineering, Fire Fighter/Medic, Graphic Arts, Internet Blogger, Landscape Contractor, Social Services, and NJROTC. Students were able to interact with the presenters and gain further information about their career interests. 

2014 EdTech2U

posted May 7, 2014, 9:46 AM by Frank Maggi

The Escondido Union School District hosted the 2nd annual EdTech2U educational technology conference on Saturday, February 1st.  The event was a success!  About 115 teachers attended and learned about topics such as My Big Campus, Technology and the Common Core, iPads, Math websites, and much more.  A full list of sessions and descriptions, including presenter resources, can be found 

Check the EdTech2U Website for more information on EdTech2U 2014 and any upcoming events. 

Escondido SM{ART} Awards

posted Dec 18, 2013, 2:57 PM by Frank Maggi

Saturday, April 13, 2013, the community came together in Grape Day Park and the Escondido Community Gallery to celebrate Escondido's first annual sm{ART} Festival. The event ran from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and included many events and activities like: student art exhibits, "Make and Take" art projects, face painting and airbrushing, games and contests, live music and dance performances, and a special performance by the Civic Youth Orchestra. Participating schools include: Del Dios Middle School, Juniper Elementary, L.R. Green Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Nicolaysen Community Day, North Broadway Elementary, Orange Glen Elementary, and San Pasqual High School. The event was organized by Escondido Alliance for Arts Education. 
Contact information and more photos of the event.

Kiwis Visit EUSD Schools

posted Oct 14, 2013, 9:34 AM by Frank Maggi

A group of educators from New Zealand visited Escondido schools on April 15 to see classroom technology in action. This is the Kiwis eigth year visiting EUSD Schools. 

Above, facilitators Stuart Hale & Innes Kennard look on in Chia Grossmann's fith grade class at Reidy Creek. Find out more in this Union Tribune article.

EUSD Shines at iVIE Awards

posted Oct 11, 2013, 2:12 PM by Frank Maggi   [ updated Oct 11, 2013, 2:13 PM ]

For this year's iVIE Awards (Innovative Video in Education),EUSD's Project LIVE teachers had 17 videos nominated in 10 different categories. EUSD Project LIVE teachers won 5 of the 10 categories that had films submitted, including:
  • Mr. Tillyer's class from Reidy Creek won the K-2 Cross Curricular Category
  • Isabel Muga from L. R. Green School won the 3-5 Science Category
  • Ms. Whitney's Video Production Class had 3 winners
    • 6-8 Broadcast Journalism
    • 6-8 Language Arts
    • 6-8 Public Service Announcement

This is an event open to all 42 San Diego County Districts and EUSD has consistently had a very strong showing.

Student Writing Honored

posted Mar 8, 2013, 10:51 AM by Frank Maggi

Budding authors had their writing honored at the Escondido Union School District’s Young Authors Writing Celebration. You can read all about it in this 
article in the Union-Tribune.

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