- It was a busy week for MBHS boys water polo as they had an excellent week of play going 7-0 for the week. They defeated University City and High Tech High Schools during the week and carried that momentum into the weekend winning the Varsity Cougar Invitational Tournament at Las Palmas Pool in National City. Coach Lindsay Sutterley, said, "The Bucs had a close first half in the final game and were able to pull ahead in the fourth quarter." Junior Kyle Baker scored 12 goals and had 16 steals, while senior goalie Whitney Snead had 31 blocks for the weekend.
Pacific Beach Middle
- PBMS Music Association is hosting the second annual PB Palooza noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14 at San Diego Mission Bay Boat and Ski Club. Join friends and neighbors for music and food to support PBMS Music Association. Listen to the sounds of local bands The Sea Monks, The Go Heads, Lay Low, Big Daddy Blues, The PinchFlats, and Jetpack Mojo. Food will be available for purchase from the Iron Pig Alehouse.
- More than 40 students from Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary School took to the stage at the Moon Festival in Balboa Park on Sept. 22 to showcase their Chinese cultural arts talents and language skills. It is the third consecutive year that Barnard’s students have performed in this annual event.
The school’s “Flying Arts” performance troupe, comprised of second- through fifth-grade students, presented a dance interpretation of Mulan, the legendary warrior woman from fifth century China. Later in the program, students from Barnard’s fourth-grade classrooms performed a dance from the Yi Torch Festival. Set to traditional music from the southwest region of China, this dance commemorates the fabled wrestler Atilaba, who drove away a plague of locusts using torches made from pine trees. Another group of Barnard students joined instructors from the Confucius Institute at San Diego State University to demonstrate the slow-moving exercises of tai chi, which has its origin in the fighting arts.
- For information on Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary School, or to find out about the District’s School Choice program, visit sandiegounified.org/barnard.
Pacific Beach Elementary
- PBE would like to thank the Mission Bay Real Estate Association (MBREA) for supporting all Pacific Beach elementary schools through the Don Brown Links for Learning golf tournament again this year. PBE appreciates their support.
- Rubio's Dine Out is on Oct. 17 at Rubio's on Grand Avenue. Head to Rubio's, mention the PBE fundraiser, and a portion of the proceeds benefit the school. Thanks to Rubio's for supporting PBE.
- For anyone interested in learning more about PBE, the principal will be holding a school tour 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17. Come check out the school.
- PBE relies on fundraising for many of its programs that benefit every student at the school. The contribution drive ends Oct. 5. Your donations will help the neighborhood school. Donate at fopbe.org/contribution-drive/ or venmo @FOPBE.
Kate Sessions Elementary
- Sessions is excited to launch a program called WATCH D.O.G.S. Families learned at the orientation pizza party that the two main goals of the program is to provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important and to provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying. Each male participant, dad, uncle, grandpa, etc. is asked to volunteer one day per school year. The program is sure to be a success due to the large, enthusiastic crowd who showed up for orientation.
Mission Bay Cluster
- Three Mission Bay Cluster schools will have their bands featured at Pacific Beachfest on Saturday, Oct. 6. Crown Point Junior Music Academy will perform at 11 a.m., PBMS will be on stage at 1:10 p.m., and MBHS Preservationists and Mambo Orchestra will play at 3:40 p.m., on the Community Stage. For more information, visit pacificbeachfest.org.
- The fourth annual "Future Bucs Night" is 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 at Mission Bay High as the football team battles Scripps Ranch. Elementary and middle-school children and their families are welcome to come cheer on the team. The popular "Future Buc" T-shirt is now available for pre-order through Oct. 10. Cost is $10, and available in white or gold in standard youth and adult sizes XS through XL. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to order. Payment and pick-up will be at the event or by arrangement.