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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.

2013 Math Field Day Winners

posted Mar 8, 2013, 10:49 AM by Frank Maggi

You can read all about EUSD's "Mathletes" here in this Union-Tribune article.


Mental Math Medley (5th Grade)
First Place: Trevor Jungmen (LR Green)
Second Place: Brennan Bloomfield (Reidy Creek)
Third Place: Luis Ramirez (Juniper)
Fourth Place: Ambar Bulan Hernandez (Conway)

Digit Deal (5th Grade )
First Place: Natalie Aguilar (Glen View)
Second Place: Kareem Abdou (Pioneer)
Third Place: Jazmin Nepomuceno (Farr)
Fourth Place: Daisy Rojas (Juniper)

First Class Airlines (5th Grade)
First Place: Brandon Ceja (LR Green)
Second Place: Alejandro Martinez (Farr)
Third Place: Jose Martinez (Rock Springs)
Fourth Place: Rickie Sparks (Bernardo)

Sudoku (5th Grade)
First Place: Jorge Gracian (Rock Springs)
Second Place: Henry Galindo (Orange Glen)
Third Place: Alexis Varga (Miller)
Fourth Place: Daniel Reyes (Oak Hill)


Crafty Calculators (5th Grade)
First Place: Ally Martin (Miller)
Second Place: Nina Kokami (Bernardo)
Third Place: Kyle McDonald (Reidy Creek)
Fourth Place: Avery Trimm (LR Green)

Math Wizardry (5th Grade)
First Place: Blake A. Johnson (LR Green)
Second Place: Tori LeVier (Bernardo)
Third Place: Jane Pham (Orange Glen)

Fourth Place: Thanh Nguyen (Pioneer)


Math Wizardry (6th Grade)
First Place: Carolina Lopez (Del Dios)
Second Place: Susie Reynoso (Rincon)
Third Place: Wendy Medina (Mission)
Fourth Place: Emelie Wouters (Bear Valley)

First Class Airlines (6th Grade)
First Place: Josh Hermoda (Rincon)
Second Place: Ulises DeLeon (Mission)
Third Place: Camila Thomas (Bear Valley)
Fourth Place: Anthony Lezama (Hidden Valley)


Heads Up (6th Grade)
First Place: Shawn Moskowitz (Rincon)
Second Place: Breanne Becker (Hidden Valley)
Third Place: Glory Jimenez (Mission)
Fourth Place: Madizon Vargas (Mission)

Luck or Logic (6th Grade)
First Place: Kevin Lam (Mission)
Second Place: Jason Sather (Hidden Valley)
Third Place: Mathis Wouters (Bear Valley)
Fourth Place: Cho Htoo (Mission)

Sudoku (6th Grade)
First Place: Melissa Vazquez (Hidden Valley)
Second Place: Cesar Robles (Mission)
Third Place: Karen Nguyen (Bear Valley)
Fourth Place: Ryan John (Rincon)

Crafty Calculators (6th Grade)
First Place: Natalie Shoanga (Bear Valley)
Second Place: Jacob Toledo (Bear Valley)
Third Place: Christopher Parsley (Rincon)

Fourth Place: Lizbeth Gonzalez (Del Dios)

Planting at Rock Springs

posted Jan 22, 2013, 3:42 PM by Frank Maggi

The North County Times has a wonderful story about how garden boxes at Rock Springs School are used as fun classroom projects as well as learning tools. You can 
read about it here.

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