Education Notebook: Mission Bay High’s RoBucs looking for sponsors to support the team
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Mission Bay High’s RoBucs is a robotics team that competes in nationwide competitions through the FIRST program.
Mission Bay High’s RoBucs is a robotics team that competes in nationwide competitions through the FIRST program.
Students at Crown Point Junior Music Academy enjoy reading books together in their new Think Big Reading Room.
Students at Crown Point Junior Music Academy enjoy reading books together in their new Think Big Reading Room.
Jeff Corley
Jeff Corley
Mission Bay High

- Mission Bay High’s RoBucs, is a robotics team that competes in nationwide competitions through the FIRST program. The team teaches students many valuable skills, from engineering to programming to public relations, that can be applied to real-world situations. The team provide hands-on learning experiences using different machinery and technology to build a robot, which prepares students for future engineering and science careers.

Every year, RoBucs compete against other schools at a variety of locations. Last year, they competed in San Diego and Fresno, where they showcased work across all divisions of the team. To help the team cover the costs of admission and equipment, they are looking for sponsors to support the team and help them impact as many student lives as possible. Contact for information.

Pacific Beach Middle

- The PBMS tour will take place 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1. Check in at the front office and head to the library to meet with Principal Kimberly Meng and International Baccalureate advisor Jenny Sims to learn about the current programs and exciting changes coming to PBMS. Take a school tour after the meeting.

Crown Point Junior Music Academy

- Through the generosity of Eleni and Wolfgang Gagon Trust, and in association with the San Diego Unified School District and the Carson Scholars Fund (CSF), a Think Big Reading Room opened at the school. The Think Big Reading Room Project helps to create a literacy-enriched environment that sparks a child’s interest in reading and is dedicated to promote reading as a key to unlocking a child’s potential.  

The Think Big Reading Room Project brings students, their families, faculty and the community together to raise awareness of the benefits of developing a lifelong habit of reading and the importance of everyday, leisure reading. Striving to educate children to be critical thinkers and problem solvers, CPJMA provides an environment where academic growth is strengthened by the integration and study of music. CPMJA’s ocean-themed reading room will be an additional resource for the school and serve as a launch pad to instill a love of reading and learning in students at an early age.

Kate Sessions Elementary

- Congratulations to kindergarten teacher Jeff Corley, who was recognized in October through SDCCU Classroom Heroes. SDCCU, ABC 10News and iHeartMedia are recognizing “Classroom Heroes” throughout 2018. Winning teachers will be featured on a segment on ABC 10News, receive a $500 SDCCU Visa gift card and one winner will win a new Toyota Prius. 

- Sessions welcomes Jessica Cohen as the new literary research teacher, who brings life to the library, the "hub" of the International Baccalaureate school.  

Pacific Beach Elementary

- PBE has an amazing group of teachers, but the school wanted to give a special thanks to Mr. Sandler for coordinating safety patrol and the Rubik's Cube team and to Ms. de Goede for coordinating the new Leadership Club and being our school's technology expert.  

- The school tour will take place 8 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, starting in the office.  

Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary

- Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary School is committed to helping children grow into good people, as well as good students. Barnard students opened their hearts, medicine cabinets, closets, and pantries to help children and families in need, demonstrating a spirit of giving that permeates the entire school. In September, Barnard kindergartner James W., who is undergoing treatment for cancer, challenged the school community to donate boxes of fun and colorful adhesive bandages to Rady Children’s Hospital for Childhood Cancer Awareness month. More than 300 boxes (8,890 bandages) were collected, which James personally delivered to the hospital.

“When James and I brought the bandages to the hospital, he insisted on carrying one of the 13-gallon bags himself,” said his mother, Jody. “These sticky helpers really bring smiles to kids – including James. He was especially happy to pick out a ninja one to wear after his treatment that day.” In October, Barnard’s community supported the Little Haiti Refugee Shelter in Tijuana, Mexico, by collecting clothes, blankets, shoes, hygiene products, diapers, and food.

Barnard parent volunteer Alejandra Reyes-Tostado was overwhelmed by the amount the school’s families were able to contribute.

“We’ve made five trips to Tijuana with overflowing truckloads of much needed donations for the shelter,” she said. “There are so many families at the shelter and more on the way. Barnard’s community has really made a difference.” 
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