Category Archives: San Marcos High School

San Elijo Hills Resident Crowned Miss Teenage California 2016

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Emily Clifford of San Elijo Hills was crowned Miss Teenage California 2016. She was awarded a $10,000 scholarship for the school of her choice. She won an additional $1000 for winning the Most Photogenic Award.
 
The Pageant was held this past weekend at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Orange County. Emily is a freshman at San Marcos High School. She is a member of her Varsity Cheerleading Team. Emily’s Parents are Chad & Michele Clifford who have lived in San Elijo Hills since 2006. 

Dance With A Knight, February 5, 2016

DWAK 2016 FlyerDance With A Knight, February 5, 2016

We are pleased to announce the 2016 San Marcos High School Dance With A Knight event, to be held on Friday February 5 at San Marcos High School!  Attached is a flyer with all of the details.  To guarantee a participant a spot, simply register on our website:

Dance With A Knight
Thanks for your support of the SMHS Dance Team!

A message from SAN MARCOS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

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A message from SAN MARCOS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Dear San Marcos Families,

Given the situation in the Los Angeles Unified School District, I wanted to reassure all of our families that the San Marcos Unified School District is not aware of any threat to the schools in our district.

We are in constant communication with the San Diego County Sherriff’s Department – they have added additional patrols today as an added precaution. Additionally, all of our employees received a copy of the district’s protocol and procedures regarding bomb threats.

As always, safety is our highest priority, and we will do our upmost to ensure a safe environment for each of the students in our district.

Regards,

Kevin Holt, Ed.D
Superintendent
San Marcos Unified School District

San Marcos would you pay for school bus service to bus your children?

This poll was suggested by a local San Elijo Hills homeowner and longtime reader of San Elijo Life. The poll is designed to engage the community of San Marcos and generate some thought and discussion into one potential option for reducing school generated traffic and congestion. Who can share the history of school buses in San Marcos?

Option 1: Taxes assessed to all homeowners (consider that this could provide buses for all schools in SMUSD). Assuming that not all homeowners have kids nor will have kids, a tax may be looked down upon but the argument could also be made that the buses will reduce the traffic and congestion in general.

Option 2: A private charter solution could be controlled in terms of costs by only billing parents that opt-in but this would also restrict the passengers to only kids that pay. Parents could opt-in or out annually based upon their kids age and attendance.  It’s assumed it would be a higher cost option.

Thanks for participating.

Search Vaccine Opt-Out Rate; Look Up Your School Online

Vaccine Opt-Out Rate Doubled in 7 Years; Look Up Your School Online via Vaccine Opt-Out Rate Doubled in 7 Years; Look Up Your School Online | State of Health Blog from KQED

To opt out, parents must file a personal belief exemption, or PBE, a signed statement that vaccines are against their personal beliefs. In the 2007-2008 school year, the statewide California PBE rate was 1.56%. By 2013-2014, the most recent year California statistics are available, the rate had jumped to 3.15%.

San Marcos Schools that appear –

PBE =personal belief exemption

School Name City County PBE%
Saint Joseph Academy San Marcos San Diego 16%
Discovery Elementary San Marcos San Diego 5%
Knob Hill Elementary San Marcos San Diego 4%
San Elijo Elementary San Marcos San Diego 3%
Richland Elementary San Marcos San Diego 2%
Paloma Elementary San Marcos San Diego 1%
Twin Oaks Elementary San Marcos San Diego 1%
Alvin M. Dunn Elementary San Marcos San Diego 0
San Marcos Elementary San Marcos San Diego 0
High Tech Elementary North County San Marcos San Diego 0

*Search Term Used was: “San Marcos”

ENCINITAS, SAN MARCOS FACE TOUGH LABOR TALKS OVER AIDES | UTSanDiego.com

ENCINITAS, SAN MARCOS FACE TOUGH LABOR TALKS OVER AIDES

Part-timers also negotiating for benefits in Encinitas, San Marcos

School districts in Encinitas and San Marcos are locked in labor negotiations with an employees union that wants health benefits and more work hours for instructional aides, the front-line workers who help students with special needs. READ MORE VIA UT

National Technology Survey of Students, Educators and Parents Open Through December 19th

National Technology Survey of Students, Educators and Parents Open Through December 19th

Speak Up 2014 Asks about Technology Use in and Out of School, How Parents are Learning about Common Core State Standards and Bandwidth Capacity for Digital Content

Online Survey: http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/

San Marcos, CA – Through December 19th, more than 400,000 K-12 students, educators and parents will complete the Speak Up 2014 online survey and share their ideas about education and technology with our national leaders. The annual survey is now open for input and is facilitated through public, private and charter schools all around the country; every school is eligible to participate. The results provide important insights about education, technology and student aspirations to individual schools, state departments of education and national leaders.

“Each year more schools sign up to be part of Speak Up because it offers them – their students, parents, staff and members of the community – a way to express their opinions about the future of learning, local and national policies, how teaching could be improved and more,” said Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow, the survey’s facilitator and a national leader in empowering students to have a voice in improving education in the 21st century.

“San Elijo Middle School has been a leader in technology since opening in 2004. Now in our 11th year, we continue to provide our staff and students with access to the best technology available and the results are irrefutable.”

The 2014 online survey – open now through December 19th for all K-12 students, parents, members of the community, teachers, and administrators at http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2014/ – offers the largest collection of authentic, unfiltered input on education and technology from those ‘on the ground’ in the schools. For the first time, Project Tomorrow, will also provide a special online survey for community members. Local employers, after school providers, school board members and homeowners without children in the local schools can now provide their views on the role of technology in preparing students for the jobs and careers of the 21st century. This new set of data will provide valuable insights for schools and districts as well as state and federal policymakers on the importance of digital tools and resources for college and career readiness. Additionally, both parents and community members will also be asked about their awareness of the new Common Core State Standards, and the sources, both digital and non-digital, of their information about the new standards.

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San Marcos Unified School District Election Results

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Incumbent Pam Lindamood and Stacy Carlson are elected to San Marcos Unified School Board.

The San Marcos Unified School District Board of Education consists of five members elected at-large to four-year terms. Two seats were up for election in 2014, and three seats will be up for election in 2016.

Full election results here:

http://www.utsandiego.com/elections/race/rov/

http://www.sdvote.com/voters/results/transform.htm?paramVal1=election.xsl

SAN MARCOS UNIFIED SCHOOL
Precincts: 92
Counted: 92
Percentage: 100.0%

Vote for: 2
PAM LINDAMOOD
8289
39.35%
STACY CARLSON
7298
34.65%
JEAN M. DIAZ
5476
26.00

SAN MARCOS HIGH FOOTBALL WIN IS ONE FOR HISTORY

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The San Marcos Knights Football team remain unbeaten with first victory over Vista since 1975 last Friday night.

The Knights are currently ranked #6 in the UT Prep Football rankings  for San Diego County.

READ MORE VIA SAN MARCOS WIN IS ONE FOR HISTORY | UTSanDiego.com.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR FROM DAMON AND JANET GIDNER (SAN MARCOS SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION)

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Letter to the Editor,

The other day I read an editorial by three individuals with 57 years of experience in serving the needs of the community in the past. While we appreciate the service that these individuals have done in the past, San Marcos has moved forward. A new type of leadership is required to help continue to move the district forward into the 21st century.

Stacy Carlson has a strong background in community service. She fought to help protect seniors from predatory lending practices that were encouraged by those in finance, has volunteered for MDA, helps to mentor foster youth and serves on the Proposition K Oversight Committee. Stacy has a strong background in the field of science and technology and runs a successful small business that reflects the future. She will bring these skills and abilities to serve the students of San Marcos Unified and the community of San Marcos.

Pam Lindamood has an exceptional record as a current school board member. She has been a member of the community and involved in San Marcos schools for over 20 years. Her selfless dedication to San Marcos Unified School District, her background in Fine Arts, and her desire to continue to lead SMUSD into a 21st century school district, shows her dedication to our students and schools. Pam Lindamood has shown the proven leadership to continue to improve our community.

Both of these candidates will place the needs of the children and community first in order to facilitate the continued the growth of SMUSD into a vibrant 21st century school district. The teachers of San Marcos Unified, as well as the faculties of CSUSM and Palomar College, strongly support both of these candidates for San Marcos School Board.

As teachers, members of the community, and parents of school age children, we are looking for individuals to represent us, who will show strong leadership in our community, as well as preparing our students for a successful transition into the 21st century. I hope you will join us in voting for Stacy Carlson and Pam Lindamood for San Marcos School Board.

For more information, go to www.Carlson4smusd.com and www.pamlindamood.com

Respectfully,

Damon and Janet Gidner

Teachers, SEH Residents, and Parents

 

 

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