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LA MESA -- Recognizing academic achievement, leadership skills, community service and financial need, the La Mesa Kiwanis Foundation this month awarded $12.000 in college scholarships to graduating seniors at Grossmont, Helix and Chaparral High…Continue
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School Board Seeking Baber's Replacement
LA MESA -- Bill Baber's successful run for the La Mesa City Council has created an opening on the La Mesa- Spring Valley School District's Board of Education. On Tuesday, after swearing-in the winners in November's election, the board began the process…Continue
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LA MESA -- College Preparatory Middle School -- the little school that could -- has kept on chugging along. After posting the highest state test scores of all La Mesa schools last year, the charter middle school broke its own record this year, scoring…Continue
LMAAC Working Group From Left: Ginger Radenheimer, Beth Thomas, Mark Arapostathis and Jon Hayman.
New Performing Arts Magnet…Continue
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LA MESA -- The annual rivalry game between Helix Charter High School and Grossmont High School will take on a retro look tonight.
Jim Newland of the La Mesa Historical Society has led a community-wide effort to raise money to clad the two…Continue
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Tests scores are…Continue
JACKSON DRIVE -- The education industry is in a state of flux with new charter schools opening, private academies trying to innovate and the traditional public schools adjusting to a "new normal" of larger classes and fewer extras.
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Juvenile, 14, Arrested For School Threats
LA MESA -- La Mesa Police Thursday night arrested a 14-year-old La Mesa Middle School student who had made specific threats against teachers and other student.
Police said a gun was found in a search of the youth's home, but there was no evidence a gun had been ever taken to the school.…Continue
Student Wins Geography Bee At La Mesa College Prep
LA MESA --Matthew Ticknor, a 7th grade student at College Preparatory Middle School, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee on January 12 and has a chance at a $25,000 college scholarship.…
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MT. HELIX -- Changes in the attendance boundaries for high schools in the Grossmont High School District are causing anger and frustration for families who don't support the…Continue
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A Celebration Of Foot And Pedal Power
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LA MESA -- Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Executive Director, Kenny Rogers will be at Northmont Elementary School on Wednesday, October 5 to honor Northmont Elementary PTA for their efforts helping…Continue
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La Mesa Schools Join International Walk To School Day
LA MESA -- Students from eight local schools will be celebrating International Walk To School Day along with children…Continue
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LMSV Schools To Gov: Come Talk
LA MESA -- The La Mesa-Spring Valley School Board held its regular meeting Tuesday night. What was remarkable was how unremarkable a meeting can be even when it includes more job cuts and the continuing slide down the razorblade of…Continue
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Sixth Grades May Be Moving Back To Elementary Schools
LA MESA - The impact of the state budget crisis continues to take its toll on local schools.
In an appparent cost saving move, the La Mesa/Spring Valley school district is expected to move its sixth graders back to elementary campuses in September.
The move, which has not been officially…Continue
By PEGGY JUNKER
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”
Maybe the answer is, “by teaching them” – children, that is. That is what San Diego Artist Penny…Continue
Added by La Mesa Today on January 17, 2011 at 7:57am — No Comments
JACKSON DRIVE -- It has been a few weeks since school began at the new College Prepatory Middle School on Jackson Drive. Enrollment is approaching 100 and the school's clean but modest hallways -- located in a church basement -- are lined with poems and drawings. Students wearing uniforms gallop through the classrooms. And on this rainy Tuesday, all activity stops in the early evening as teachers, administrators and civic leaders gather to… Continue
WEST LA MESA -- The unseasonable rain sent many of the students who considered walking to school today back into their cars througout La Mesa, but not among the hearty students of Rolando Elementary School. Steve South, president and CEO, of EDCo Waste & REcycling Services (photographed below), donated hundreds of yellow shirts to the Rolando school and he braved the weather as well to watch the students stroll in from throughout… Continue
LA MESA -- This Wednesday, students throughout La Mesa will get a chance to walk to school -- guaranteeing they will have at least one chance to tell their grandchildren about long treks they made to school each day. But that's not the real point of the day. Encouraging physical activity and reducing traffic around schools is the impetus for schools in La Mesa to participate in the International Walk to School Day on… Continue
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