School briefs
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La Jolla High School ranked No. 37 statewide — After evaluating 22,000 high schools nationwide, U.S. News & World Report ranked La Jolla High School No. 37 in the state for “overall student performance on state tests, at performance on Advance Placement exams and how effectively schools educate minorities and low-income students.” The school ranked at 214 nationally.

Willy wonka comes to JCC — The students of Torah High will present “Willy Wonka” (for women only) at the David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre at the Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive, on Tuesday, June 11 at 7 p.m.

General admission (before June 1) is $20 for adults, $15 for students and $10 for children 10 and younger. Preschool children are admitted free with a paid adult. For more information, call (858) 558-6880 or email Sponsorship opportunities are available. Levels are Producer/ Underwriter: $500 (preferred seating for eight); Diamond: $180 (preferred seating for four); and Ruby: $100 (preferred seating for two).

Preuss seeks mentors — The Preuss School UCSD is seeking community members, parents, college students and retired professors to serve as role models to the school’s students. Mentors and tutors from all areas of interest and expertise are welcome to sign up.

Volunteer mentors and tutors play an integral role by offering their unique perspective and serving as a resource with whom students may seek knowledge and advice.

Tutors are asked to commit a minimum of an hour and a half, twice a week, while mentors meet at least 30 minutes once a week with their student. For more information or to sign up, visit

Rotarians give some elbow grease to Preuss — La Jolla Golden Triangle (LJGT) Rotary joined thousands of Rotarians around the world participating in an annual, locally based “Rotarians at Work Day” on April 27 to benefit The Preuss School UCSD.

In just over seven hours, volunteers prepped, primed and painted 28 classrooms and exterior doors spanning six buildings on the Preuss campus. Managed by LJGT Rotarians Stanley Faer, Jim Davies and Tony Grillo, the project included 100 volunteers and donations of 54 gallons of paint, 14 gallons of primer, painting equipment, more than 350 bottles of water and a barbeque lunch party.

The Preuss School has teamed with LJGT Rotary Club on a variety of ongoing projects to help students develop socially and excel academically, including the Model United Nations, university scholarships, Skype calls to Asia and conservation field trips to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Speech therapy event in La Jolla — SPOT Kids Therapy, a child-development clinic, is celebrating the professions of speech and occupational therapy for children while bringing awareness to the community. On May 11 SPOT is offering free speech and handwriting screenings and giving out key information about pediatric development to promote awareness of early intervention. There will be snacks, games and activities for kids, as well as a tour of the facility at 7632 Herschel Ave. For more information, call (858) 459-7768 or visit
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