La Mesa Today's La Mesa Blog Posts Tagged 'Schools' (30)

La Mesa Kiwanis News

Kiwanis Awards College Scholarships

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 15, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

La Mesa Schools

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on December 12, 2014 at 5:01am — No Comments

La Mesa Schools

College Prep Charter Scores Even Higher

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 4, 2013 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

La Mesa Schools

LMAAC Working Group From Left: Ginger Radenheimer, Beth Thomas, Mark Arapostathis and Jon Hayman.

New Performing Arts Magnet…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 21, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Schools

Helix-Grossmont Rivalry Goes Retro Tonight

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 26, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

La Mesa Schools

Growing School Faces Limits

LA MESA -- In many ways, things couldn't be better for the fledgling College Preparatory Middle School on Jackson Drive.

Tests scores are…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 7, 2012 at 9:09am — 3 Comments

La Mesa Schools

Middle Schoolers Build Robot And Compete

JACKSON DRIVE -- Eight students from College Preparatory Middle School (CPMS) competed in the Greater San Diego Botball Tournament…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 22, 2012 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

La Mesa Education

New School Opens In Failed School's Wake

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.

The latest…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 14, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Police Arrest Teen In School Threats

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.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on March 9, 2012 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

College Prep Middle School

            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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Added by La Mesa Today on January 13, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

La Mesa Education

Boundary Changes Anger Parents

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 12, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Walk To School Day



A Celebration Of Foot And Pedal Power

LA MESA -- Students all over La Mesa rose a bit earlier and met up with friends and teachers to walk or ride bikes to school under threatening skies today.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 5, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

La Mesa Schools

   Northmont Elementary Wins Big Fitness Check

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 4, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Schools

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 4, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa Schools

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 19, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

La Mesa/Spring Valley Schools

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 18, 2011 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Arts In The Schools

Pursuing The Art of Giving Kids The Arts

By PEGGY JUNKER

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”

-Pablo Picasso

Maybe the answer is, “by teaching them” – children, that is. That is what San Diego Artist Penny…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 17, 2011 at 7:57am — No Comments

A Symbolic Start For A New School Already In Stride

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

Added by La Mesa Today on October 20, 2010 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Rolando Elementary Walks Through The Rain

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

Added by La Mesa Today on October 6, 2010 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Walk To School Day Will Fill La Mesa Streets Wednesday

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

Added by La Mesa Today on October 4, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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