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CUYAMACA COLLEGE TECHNICIAN BRINGS A BEAUTIFUL SPIRIT TO HIS JOB

 Employee award recognizes John Thomas’ many contributions to department

 
October 27, 2011 (Rancho San Diego) -- For John Thomas, working as a technician in Cuyamaca College’s Ornamental Horticulture department has never been just a 9-to-5 job. 

 

GROSSMONT GALA CELEBRATES COLLEGE’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY IN VINTAGE STYLE

By Miriam Raftery

October 23, 2011 (El Cajon) – Dressed in mini-skirts, love beads, Letterman jackets and other nostalgic garb, approximately 300 guests turned out to celebrate Grossmont College’s 50th anniversary gala last night.

 
The world was rapidly changing when the college first opened its doors in 1961 on the campus at Monte Vista High School. (The next year, a bond measure funded construction at today’s location.) Back in 1961, John F. Kennedy had just been elected president, succeeding Dwight D. Eisenhower. The Beatles rocketed to fame. America launched its first man into space and the President vowed to put a man on the moon within a decade.

FAST-PACED ACTION OF WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL PART OF CUYAMACA COLLEGE’S DISABILITY AWARENESS MONTH OCT 26

October 23, 2011 (El Cajon) -- The always rousing wheelchair basketball game, where tumbles and spills are as much a part of the action as the pivoting and spinning of custom-built wheelchairs across the gym floor, is set for noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the Cuyamaca College gym as part of the college’s annual commemoration of National Disability Awareness Month.

NATHAN FLETCHER GREETED IN PENASQUITOS BY PROTEST OVER HIS EDUCATION VOTES

October 22, 2011 (Rancho Penasquitos) – Assemblyman and Mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher (R-San Diego) stopped by Rancho Penasquitos as part of an “education listening tour” on Friday.

 

But advocates for public education staged a protest outside the school, passing out flyers faulting Fletcher for repeatedly voting against measures that would have prevented painful cuts to schools in an era when California K-12 schools have fallen from among the top-ranked  to nearly last in the nation. 

EAST COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS INVITED TO WRITE 400-WORD ESSAY ON ETHICS AND WIN $1,500 SCHOLARSHIP FROM BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU

 

 

October 17, 2011 (San Diego) -- The San Diego Better Business Bureau (BBB) is inviting all 11th and 12th graders to write and submit up to a 400-word essay on the importance of marketplace ethics and receive up to a $1,500 scholarship from the BBB. The presenting sponsor of the BBB’s scholarship program is Sycuan Casino in El Cajon. Last year’s winners included two high school students from East County high schools.

GUHSD TO HOST 8th ANNUAL “GOT PLANS?” CAREER & COLLEGE FAIR OCT. 22


Over 6,000 East County Students Expected to Attend Career/College Fair on Oct. 22.

 
 
October 17, 2011 (El Cajon) -- The Grossmont Union High School District will host its eighth annual “Got Plans?” Career & College Fair for high school students and parents on Saturday, October 22, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cuyamaca College. 

More than 6,000 students are expected to obtain information about post-secondary options at the fair which is a partnership between the Grossmont Union High School District and the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. 
 
 

VIEJAS DONATES TO GROSSMONT NAVY JUNIOR ROTC PROGRAM

 
 
October 19, 2011 (La Mesa) -- Viejas Enterprises Public Relations Director Robert Scheid recently presented a check for $1,000 to Grossmont High School NJROTC Booster Club Representative Ms. Robin Schweitzer. NJROTC is the Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Program at Grossmont High School.
 

GROSSMONT UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT HOLDS FORUMS ON BOUNDARY CHANGES

October 14, 2011 (San Diego's East County) -- The Grossmont Union High School District has announced three public information forums on proposed changes to boundaries for schools in the district.  Meetings are set for October 18, October 25, and November 1.

CALIFORNIA ENDOWMENT NAMES SAN DIEGO’S GARY PETILL A HEALTH HAPPENS HERO

 

 

October 13, 2011 (San Diego) - Today, The California Endowment announced the first six ‘Health Happens Heroes’ award recipients honoring school food and nutrition directors from across the state who are pioneers in making healthier school meals that kids want to eat.  The awards coincide with National School Lunch Week (Oct 10-14), a time to raise awareness about how healthy school meals contribute to the well-being and academic achievement of children.


The California Endowment praised the work of
 GARY PETILL, Nutrition Services Director for the San Diego Unified School District, for working to improve healthy eating habits by offering more fruits and vegetables and implementing lunchroom salad bars featuring local and organic produce in every K-12 school in the district.  
 

JUVENILE ARRESTSED FOR HATE CRIME, FELONY VANDALISM AT WEST HILLS HIGH SCHOOL

 

By Miriam Raftery

October 13, 2011 (Santee) – San Diego Sheriff’s office is treating vandalism at West Hills High School as a hate crime. A juvenile who is a former student has been arrested for damage that was "extensive and spread throughout the entire campus,” according to Sergeant Craig Johnson.  Red and white spray painted messages included “ vulgar language, graffiti depicting the male anatomy, anti-homosexual and racial slurs, and the German Swastika among other things.”

COUGAR SIGHTING NEAR SCHOOL IN POWAY

Update October 12:  A second cougar sighting occurred today within a mile of the school.  

October 11, 2011 (Poway) – Chaparral Elementary School in Poway has sent a warning letter to parents advising that the Sheriff’s Department reported that a mountain lion, also known as a cougar, had been seen in the neighborhood this morning.

NORTHMONT ELEMENTARY PTA RECEIVES $10,000 AWARD FROM GOVERNOR’S COUNCIL ON PHYSICAL FITNESS & SPORTS

 
Parent Association honored as statewide winner in 2011 Spotlight Awards

 
 
 
October 9, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – Last week, the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Executive Director, Kenny Rogers visited Northmont Elementary School in La Mesa to honor Northmont Elementary PTA for their efforts helping children get physically active and healthy.
 
Rogers  presented the school with a check for $10,000 in honor of the PTA, which is the Gold Medal winner in the Parent Association of the Year category of the Council’s 2011 Spotlight Awards presented by the Anthem Blue Cross Foundation. 
 

SDSU RECEIVES $1.67 MILLION JOBS ACCELERATOR GRANT

October 9, 2011 (San Diego) -- San Diego State University (SDSU) has received a joint grant of $1.67 million for its Jobs Accelerator program from the Economic Development Administration (EDA), the Small Business Administration and the Employment Training Administration (ETA). 

 

“Our number one priority is job creation,” said Congressman Bob Filner (D-San Diego), in announcing the award. “Our region has been in dire need of this type of investment in our economy and our students. In a time when school and local budgets are being cut to the bone, this grant will go a long way to creating the good paying jobs we need, training the workforce, and help us move into a new green energy economy.”

SPECIAL CRISIS TRAINING PROGRAM BEGINS OCTOBER 13

 

 

October 8, 2011 (San Diego) -- Trauma Intervention Programs (TIP) of San Diego County, Inc. is a non-profit organization that partners with emergency responders to assist residents in crisis following a personal tragedy, such as the sudden death of a loved one.  TIP is currently seeking volunteers to respond to the East County and National City areas to offer support services to residents.


Volunteers are called to the scene by police, fire, and sheriff and are trained to help fellow citizens who are in distress as a result of a traumatic event.  Volunteers respond within their community.  The first few hours after a traumatic event has occurred are very confusing for everyone involved and the TIP volunteers are trained to provide the necessary emotional first aid and other temporary support until the persons involved in the crisis are able to depend on family, friends, and others.
  
 

WEST HILLS HIGH TO COMMEMORATE 25 YEARS WITH GALA CELEBRATION NOV. 4


November 4, 2011 (Santee CA) - Teachers, parents, alumni and supporters from throughout the community are anticipated to attend the 25th Anniversary Celebration of West Hills High School.

 

This event will be held Friday, November 4, 2011 at 7 p.m. at the Carlton Oaks Country Club, 9200 Inwood Drive, in Santee. A ribeye steak dinner will be served; entertainment will include live music from Ramshackle, along with dancing and a live auction.

SDSU ALUM & PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAMER MARSHALL FAULT HOSTS AZTEC FOR LIFE HOMECOMING CELEBRATION OCT. 7

 

Event proceeds to benefit Aztec Club, the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA and other local San Diego organizations

 

 

October 6, 2011 (San Diego)-- The Marshall Faulk Foundation announces the fourth annual Aztec For Life Homecoming Celebration on Friday, October 7 from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center on the campus of San Diego State University.

ASSEMBLYMAN BLOCK GOES BACK TO SCHOOL: FIELDS QUESTIONS FROM STUDENTS, FACULTY AT GROSSMONT COLLEGE

 
By Miriam Raftery
 
 
October 2, 2011 (El Cajon )—Students and faculty in the Grossmont College Media Communications Department had an opportunity to apply their journalism skills as they posed questions to Assemblyman Marty Block, who visited the campus last week to discuss impacts of state budget cuts. Chair of the Assembly Higher Education Committee and currently a candidate for State Senate,  Block fielded questions on a variety of education issues—offering candid assessments on the state budget shortfall as well as on diminishing access to affordable higher education for California students.

SAN PASQUAL HIGH SCHOOL WINS DONATION FROM WESTFIELD NORTH COUNTY

 
 
 September 28. 2011 (North County) -- Westfield North County will donate $2,500 to San Pasqual High School through the national Westfield “Give Back to School” Program, and will present a check to the school at the homecoming game on October 7.
 
 
 

2011 GARDEN GRANTS OFFERED FOR SCHOOLS

 
September 25, 2011 (San Diego) -- School gardens offer children a fabulous hands-on opportunity to bring learning alive. Now San Diego San Diego Ag In The Classroom is offering School Garden/Ag Project Grants from $250-$1000.
 

AGGIE OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENT TEES OFF OCT. 21 AT CUYAMACA COLLEGE

September 18, 2011 (Rancho San Diego)—Cuyamaca College invites the public to participate in its fifteenth annual Aggie Open Golf Tournament to benefit the college’s Botanical Society Scholarship Fund and the Ornamental Horticulture program.  The tournament will be held at Bonita Golf Course, 5540 Sweetwater Road in Bonita on Friday, October 21from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

GROSSMONT COLLEGE PLANTS A TREE IN HONOR OF 9/11 FALLEN

 

 
 
 
September 6, 2011 (El Cajon)--Grossmont College students and President Sunny Cooke (far left) remembered the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks by planting an olive tree on campus. Before the tree was planted, students wrote their thoughts and feelings on small cards and then tied the cards with ribbon to the branches of the tree. The students wrote about such topics as bravery, resilience, faith and freedom inspired by the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and Flight 93.
 

 

GROSSMONT UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF SUMMER CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

 Projects Funded by Proposition H, Proposition U School Bonds

             
 
 
Sept. 14, 2011 (El Cajon) Grossmont Union High School District (GUHSD) announced today that in preparation for the start of the new academic year, summer construction work is wrapping up on nine campus improvement projects throughout the East County as part of the Proposition H and Proposition U school bond programs.
 
 

GUHSD HOSTS “iPARENT” EVENT SEPTEMBER 17

 

 

September 13, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) -- Parents, students, staff and community members from throughout Eastern San Diego County are welcome to attend the 2nd Annual iParent event, sponsored by the Grossmont Union High School District.

 

The event, which will feature keynote speakers Marsha Dodson and Dr. Darlene Willis and their presentationEmpowering Parents: A Guide to Taking Control of Your Child's Educational Journey, will take place on Saturday, September 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Vallhalla High School. 

SDSU OFFERS EMERGENCY ALERTS IN COLLEGE AREA

September 11, 2011 (San Diego) – San Diego State University (SDSU) now offers text and e-mail emergency alerts for students, employees and their families, as well as community members in the College area. The alerts cover critical situations on campus.

OPENING NIGHT ROCKS FOR SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK


Musical continues this weekend and next at Encore! Theatre in Spring Valley

 

by Elena Peña

 

September 9, 2011 (Spring Valley)--The Young Actors’ Theatre in Spring Valley wasn’t going to let a city-wide blackout ruin the opening night of their Schoolhouse Rock! production. The young actors and actresses had to cancel rehearsals last night due to the power outage. So they were all there today since 1 PM to prepare for tonight’s performance. Their enthusiasm and hard work was evident throughout the show, making for a memorable opening night.

SCHOOLS CLOSED, COURTS IN SESSION

September 9, 2011 (San Diego) - Although power has now been restored countywide, public schools will be closed today across San Diego County. In addition to K-12 schools, closures have also been announced at San Diego State University, the University of California San Diego, Cuyamaca College, and Grossmont College.  Some private schools, including Thomas Jefferson School of Law, have also announced closures.  If in doubt, check with your school or school district.

 

San Diego County Courts will be open for business as usual, with power restored. 

NEW FOUNDATION ESTABLISHED TO RAISE FUNDS FOR GROSSMONT AND CUYAMACA COLLEGES

 

September 7, 2011 (East County) – A new foundation that will strengthen fundraising for East County’s two community colleges has been established to better connect with alumni and broaden the sources of money coming in to support the schools.


The Foundation for Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges continues the work of the two separate foundations at Grossmont College and Cuyamaca College to raise money for scholarships, facilities and college programs.
 
 

CUYAMACA COLLEGE’S NEW PRESIDENT MARK ZACOVIC SAYS TOP SPOT IS PINNACLE OF HIS CAREER

 

 
 
 
 
Community invited to September 28 reception to welcome new leader

September 6, 2011 (Rancho San Diego)-- As a first-generation college graduate, Mark Zacovic, Cuyamaca College’s new president, understands well the challenges facing students. As a finisher of several marathons, he also knows the value of tenacity and goal-setting.

BRAVO! SDSU ANNOUNCES FREE CONCERT SERIES

September 4, 2011 (San Diego) – From classical chamber music to jazz pianos, a free concert series offered by San Diego State University’s School of Music and Dance has appeal to a wide range of music lovers. The concerts are free and open to the public, as well as to students, faculty and staff.

 

Performances start at 12 noon each Wednesday in the Smith Recital Hall during September through December.  Concerts include:

BACK-TO-SCHOOL SPECIALS MAY NOT BE SO SPECIAL

 

 

September 4, 2011 (San Diego County) -- It’s that time of year again when moms, dads and school kids are looking to stock up on school and office supplies at a bargain price. Shoppers should be alert when paying for these bargains to make sure they are actually getting the lowest advertised prices.


From July 2010 to June 2011, inspectors from the County’s Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures (AMW) scanned more than 26,000 items at 1,600 retail stores and found 25 percent of the stores had pricing errors. Inspections showed that overcharges varied with the type of store.


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