Alex McCurdy of Conway School received the Rookie Teacher of the Year Artissimo Award from the San Diego Arts Educators Association. Suzanne Adkins from Del Dios Academy of Arts and Sciences was awarded the Artissimo Award for Middle School Administrator. Congratulations to both.
Enrique Gonzalez received the Rookie Teacher of the Year Award on May 21, 2015 at the Prado in Balboa Park. He was recognized by the San Diego CAHPERD (California Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance) unit. Rookie of the Year is given to an outstanding Educator that has been teaching one or two years.
The Visitation/Awards Committee was extremely impressed with:
- His rapport with students
- His use of informational text when stretching
- Students setting their own goals for the day
- Use of colored dots to progress students through lesson
- Opportunities for students to present to the class
- When a student couldn't describe how to do it, you prompted him to show/demonstrate (which he did with success!)
- Students were engaged and having fun the entire class period
- His high expectations for student learning
Congratulations Enrique and keep up the good work!!
Once again, EUSD classrooms have a very strong presence at the 2015 iVIE Awards, a student film festival open to students in 42 districts county-wide. This year, EUSD classrooms received 28 nominations in 14 different categories. All of the nominated films were shown in full at the combined Festival/Showing on April 25 at the UltraStar Mission Valley Theaters. EUSD teachers who are represented receive training and support from Project LIVE, an in-house program designed to bring digitasl video into the classroom.
EUSD received 7 Awards at the Festival/Showing:
- K-5 PSA, Drop, Hold, Cover, Juniper School
- 3-5 STEM, Start from Scratch, L. R. Green School
- 6-8 Humanities, Adventures of Howard Carter and Waterboy, Mission Middle School
- 6-8 PSA, Electro Zombies, Mission Middle School
- Financial Wellness, Spending Wisely, Bear Valley Middle School
- North Coastal Prevention Coalition, One Day..., Mission Middle School
- 6-8 Grand Recognition, Unbridled Love, Mission Middle School
EUSD just announced their Teachers of the Year for 2014-15. They are Vanessa Miramontes-Solorzano (top) at Mission Middle School and Shannon Wrzeski (bottom) at Central Elementary School. Congratulations to you both!
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!
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!
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's 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 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.