The California Business for Education Excellence has named 63 San Diego Unified School District schools and charter schools to its annual honor roll. The 2012 Honor Roll lists five Pacific Beach schools, including Crown Point Junior Music Academy, Pacific Beach Elementary School, Kate Sessions Elementary School, Barnard Mandarin School and Pacific Beach Middle School.
MISSION BAY HIGH
International baccalaureate biology classes will be going for two days to the Beckman Institute for Conservation Research to study biodiversity, interact with researchers and connect science to conservation efforts from June 3-4. Students will learn first-hand about the conservation of animals, plants and habitats worldwide. They will also be working with genetic material and using their labs to separate DNA to identify various species.
International baccalaureate tour will take place Thursday, June 6, 8 a.m. in the library. Learn more about the widely acclaimed international baccalaureate program.
MBHS will see 19 full-diploma IB candidates graduate this year. A thank you to Doug McIntosh and Shauna Fitzpatrick for their hard work supporting these students and the hundreds of other students in the IB program.
PACIFIC BEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL
Enjoy the sounds of PBMS musicians in the school auditorium. Listen to the strings concert on May 29 at 6:30 p.m. and the band concert on May 30 at 6:30 p.m. Led by IB music director John O’Donnell, students will showcase their hard work and dedication from the year.
PACIFIC BEACH ELEMENTARY
Thanks to the efforts of Pacific Beach moms Tiffany Piquilloud, Leslie Catanzaro and Rachel Brown, PBE is the 2012 winner of the Lowe’s Toolbox for Education $5,000 grant. This will greatly enhance the outdoor classroom that is the PBE garden.
Congratulations to the 2013 fifth-grade class. The class of 2013 painted about 1,600 square feet of sloped concrete wall around the field that borders Turquoise Street, a few blocks east of the Dunn-Edwards store. This is a joint-use field shared by San Diego Unified School District and the San Diego Park and Recreation Department. Future fifth-grade classes will add on over subsequent years. Local artist and PBE mom Lorrie Blackard-Freit designed a mural that will be enjoyed for many years to come. The Dunn-Edwards Corp. donated materials for the project.
Time Warner Cable recognized the “50 Best Moms” over Mother’s Day weekend, and three finalists were named the top winners of the 2013 “Best Moms” contest. Among this year’s top three “Best Moms” candidates was Heather Jessee, whose daughter Maya attends Pacific Beach Elementary.
CROWN POINT JMA
CPJMA celebrated its second annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta with a mariachi band, dancers from the Ballet Folklorico, piñatas, games, great Mexican food and performances from the Spanish club.
MISSION BAY HIGH ALUMNI ASSOC.
The Seaside Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, at Mission Bay High School’s Grand Avenue student parking lot. There is food, artisans, produce, music and more, with 100 percent of the profits benefiting MBHS.