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Aviara Oaks Elementary and Pacific Rim Elementary have been named 2018 California Distinguished Schools. According to the California Department of Education, 287 elementary schools across the state, and 33 elementary schools in San Diego County, are being honored under the Distinguished Schools Program this year. This program returns after a three-year break, and replaces the California Gold Ribbon Schools Program.

 

The 2018 California Distinguished Schools Program recognizes California elementary schools that have made exceptional gains in implementing academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education.

 

“These schools implement outstanding educational programs and practices that help California students realize their potential, and put them on the path to achieve their dreams,” said California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. “Every day at these schools, teachers, administrators and classified employees, working with parents, apply their dedication, creativity, and talents toward providing a great education for all their students.”

 

For more information: State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2018 California Distinguished Schools

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Posted by: Sharan Merchant, District Admin, Carlsbad Unified School District
Published: 4/2/18




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Carlsbad Unified School District (CUSD) announces that the Board of Trustees made three administrative appointments on March 28, 2018. Each appointment is effective on July 1, 2018.

 

Kelly Elementary - Principal

The Board of Trustees appointed Emma Cobb as the Principal of Kelly Elementary School.

 

Ms. Cobb currently serves as the Assistant Principal of San Onofre Elementary School in the Fallbrook Elementary School District. Prior to her service in Fallbrook, Emma was a Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) in Carlsbad. She began her career in education as a Special Education Teacher in Illinois in 2000, and joined the Carlsbad Unified School District in 2002, teaching across the elementary grades in both Special and General Education. She held teaching assignments at Hope Elementary, Aviara Oaks Elementary, and Buena Vista Elementary over the course of 14 years.

 

Superintendent Ben Churchill said “We’re thrilled to welcome back one of our own. Emma has a strong background in special education and school safety, and is a highly motivated and collaborative leader. She is a great fit for the community at Kelly School.”

 

Jefferson Elementary - Principal

The Board of Trustees appointed Carla Hicks Bos as the Principal of Jefferson Elementary School.

 

Ms. Hicks Bos currently serves in the Newhall School District in Los Angeles County, where she has been the Principal of McGrath Elementary School since 2015.  Previously, she was an Assistant Principal for seven years and a classroom teacher for nine years. She began her career in education as a Classified Title 1 Instructional Aide.

 

Ms. Hicks Bos was the recipient of the Region 15 Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Elementary Principal of the Year Award in 2017, and was the Santa Clarita Valley Teacher of the Year in 2008.

 

According to Superintendent Churchill, “Carla is an accomplished principal, and she brings experience and passion to Jefferson Elementary. She has high expectations for every member of the community - students, staff, and parents - and she’s excited to support the International Baccalaureate (IB) program as a way to meet the needs of all students.”

 

Sage Creek High School - Assistant Principal

The Board of Trustees appointed Chris Robertson as the Assistant Principal of Sage Creek High School.

 

Mr. Robertson has been serving as Interim Assistant Principal at Carlsbad High School and Valley Middle School this year. Chris joined the Carlsbad Unified School District in 2003, and previously was the Carlsbad High School Social Science Department Chairperson. In 2013 he was recognized as Carlsbad Unified’s Teacher of the Year.  

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Posted by: Sharan Merchant, District Admin, Carlsbad Unified School District
Published: 3/30/18




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Two of the best and brightest robotics teams are ready to face some stiff competition.

 

The Sage Creek High School robotics team, along with the Valley Middle School team, is heading to Houston from April 17 to April 21 to compete in the First Tech Challenge, while Valley is competing in the First Lego League. However, the Sage Creek students are scrambling to raise $20,000 needed for travel expenses to the competition.

 

Complete story here

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Posted by: Sharan Merchant, District Admin, Carlsbad Unified School District
Published: 3/23/18




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Congratulations SHERRI JAMES, Library Media Technician at Kelly Elementary School, as the CUSD Classified Employee of the Year!


 

I am pleased to share with you the following eligible finalists that were considered for this honor.

 

Lindy Hetrick, School Administrative Assistant Elementary, Magnolia Elementary

Emilia Smith, Accountant, Instructional Services

Marichu Chua, Instructional Assistant-Special Education, Poinsettia Elementary

Joel Valdez, Custodian, Calavera Hills Elementary and Middle School

Kathryn Machanis, Nutrition Services Assistant, Aviara Oaks Elementary and Middle School

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Posted by: Sharan Merchant, District Admin, Carlsbad Unified School District
Published: 3/22/18




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Carlsbad Unified School District (CUSD) announces that the Board of Trustees has appointed Mrs. Rose Flowers as the Principal of Aviara Oaks Middle School (AOMS), effective July 1, 2018. Mrs. Flowers is currently the Principal of Valley Center Middle School in the Valley Center Pauma Unified School District. Prior to her current position, she also served for four years as the principal of Lilac Elementary School in the same district.

 

Mrs. Flowers began her 19-year career in education as a special education teacher, first as a middle school teacher in San Marcos and then as high school teacher in Escondido. She went on to serve as a middle school assistant principal in the Escondido Union School District for six years. In her current district, she served as a mentor to new principals and has directed professional development for administrators. She prioritizes shared leadership and the development of a positive school culture. During her five years as principal, she led a one-to-one technology program for students, implemented positive behavior systems for students, and reshaped special education services to ensure a range of supports for all learners.

 

Mrs. Flowers received a Bachelor or Arts degree in Liberal Studies and a Master of Arts degree in Education Administration at California State University, San Marcos (CSUSM). Also at CSUSM, she earned a Special Education Credential, a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, and an Educational Administration Credential.

 

Superintendent Ben Churchill said “We are pleased to welcome an experienced principal to lead Aviara Oaks Middle School. Mrs. Flowers brings with her a track record of success, a passion for working with middle school students, and an understanding of the importance of home-school relationships. I am excited to introduce her to the parents, students, teachers, and staff at AOMS.”

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Posted by: Sharan Merchant, District Admin, Carlsbad Unified School District
Published: 3/15/18




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Posted by: Sharan Merchant, District Admin, Carlsbad Unified School District
Published: 3/14/18




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Carlsbad Unified Parents and Community,

 

As we mentioned in our communication on March 3, 2018, school walkouts and student demonstrations are being planned by a number of national organizations to (among other things) bring awareness to school safety issues. The first known walkout is scheduled to occur on March 14.

 

We expect every day at school to be a day of learning. In the case of nationally organized student walkouts, our official position is to neither encourage nor discourage student participation. Our elementary students are not permitted to leave campus without a parent or guardian; middle school and high school students will not be prohibited from leaving class, but we will encourage them to remain on campus.

 

Safety is our first priority, and principals have been asked to develop a plan for monitoring and supervising students in the event that students choose to leave campus. Each principal in Carlsbad Unified will make site-specific decisions about student safety, and we’ve encouraged them to discuss the issue with staff and student leaders at each site. We’ve also met with Carlsbad Police and Carlsbad Fire this week, and they are ready to support and assist as needed.  

 

Members of our community will have a range of personal views on the issues being discussed nationally and locally. As educators, we view events like this as an opportunity for students to think critically, engage in civil discourse, and grow as learners as they wrestle with real world issues. As a citizen, I’m proud to see young people engage in debate about issues vital to our democracy; as a dad, I’m reassured that our children are developing the skills needed to make our world a better place.

 

We’ve received some additional questions related to student walkouts, and have put together answers to Frequently Asked Questions in this document. If you have more questions or need clarification, please reach out to your school’s principal directly.

 

Related to student safety, the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) has created two "Teachable Moment" videos, included here for your reference:

We will continue to work with local first responders (Carlsbad Police Department, Carlsbad Fire Department, City of Carlsbad’s Department of Emergency Preparedness) and outside experts (Department of Homeland Security, Sandy Hook Promise, SDCOE, and others) to conduct tactical surveys and improve site security, to provide comprehensive and up-to-date training to staff, and to implement new procedures for safety drills with students.

 

As the saying goes, “it takes a village” to raise safe and healthy young people; thank you for all you do to support our kids and our community.

 

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Ben Churchill

Superintendent

Carlsbad Unified School District

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Posted by: Sharan Merchant, District Admin, Carlsbad Unified School District
Published: 3/9/18




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This is the 11th year of Mini March Madness a 5th grade basketball tournament which displays a great partnership between CUSD and the City of Carlsbad incorporating the T.R.U.S.T. (Teaching Respect, Unity, and Sportsmanship through Teamwork) code of ethics. The teams are comprised of 5th grade boys and girls teams from all nine elementary schools in the Carlsbad Unified School District; Aviara Oaks, Buena Vista, Calavera Hills, Hope, Jefferson, Kelly, Magnolia, Pacific Rim, and  Poinsettia. The winners this year for the girls was Poinsettia and the boys Pacific Rim.

 



 

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Posted by: Sharan Merchant, District Admin, Carlsbad Unified School District
Published: 3/7/18




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Check out the video here!

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Published: 3/6/18




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Published: 3/5/18




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As an update to the Superintendent's Message on February 20, 2018, please see the attached "March 3, 2018 Update on School Safety."

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Posted by: Rob Nye, District Admin, Carlsbad Unified School District
Published: 3/3/18




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You’ll experience world class presentations by our passionate and FUN speakers - most of them being Google Certified Educators, Google Education Trainers and Google Innovators. Register now!

 

March 24-25, 2018

 

https://events.edtechteam.com/carlsbad2018/112665

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/389166438194957/

 


 

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Posted by: Sharan Merchant, District Admin, Carlsbad Unified School District
Published: 2/27/18




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Published: 2/23/18




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Check out the Superintendent's Message to the Community here: https://carlsbadunified.blogspot.com/2018/02/

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Posted by: Sharan Merchant, District Admin, Carlsbad Unified School District
Published: 2/20/18




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Guidance for Parents, Educators Following a Shooting

 

(This article has also been added to our Student Wellness page.)

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Posted by: Sharan Merchant, District Admin, Carlsbad Unified School District
Published: 2/20/18




Audience: Homepage, Aviara Oaks Elementary School, Carlsbad Village Academy, Poinsettia Elementary School, Magnolia Elementary School, Hope Elementary School, Jefferson Elementary School, Calavera Hills Elementary School, Calavera Hills Middle School, Carlsbad High School, Carlsbad Seaside Academy, Pacific Rim Elementary School, Sage Creek High School, Buena Vista Elementary School, Homepage, Kelly Elementary School, Aviara Oaks Middle School and Valley Middle School

Pedal for a Purpose:

 

Time to spin for schools! Carlsbad Educational Foundations 4th annual Pedal for a Purpose event will be held on the Plaza at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa on March 24!

 

We will see you there!

 

Registration is open:

https://www.carlsbaded.org/events/4th-annual-pedal-purpose/

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Posted by: Sharan Merchant, District Admin, Carlsbad Unified School District
Published: 2/14/18




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The February 2018 Message from the Superintendent, Moving School Facilities into the Future: CUSD’s Long Range Facility Master Plan, is now available here.

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Posted by: Sharan Merchant, District Admin, Carlsbad Unified School District
Published: 2/12/18




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Kathy works as a Nutrition Services Assistant at Aviara Oaks Elementary and Middle Schools and was nominated by Janine Zambetti, Nutrition Services Lead II, Aviara Oaks Elementary and Middle Schools and Michelle Johnson, Director, Nutrition and Purchasing Services.

 

Kathy has been employed with our district for 18 years.   She has been a parent, a volunteer, and a noon duty, along with a nutrition services assistant; all here at Aviara Oaks.  She is always striving to do the best job possible.  Kathy is the "go to" person for everyone in our kitchen.

 

Her work ethic is unprecedented. Kathy is the hardest worker with whom most of us have ever worked with. She always makes sure things are done properly and quickly, with the kids’ well-being at the heart of it. There is not a job or problem that Kathy will not tackle.  Kathy has been the "glue" in this kitchen throughout the years of change at this campus.

 

Kathy will be retiring in April 2018 and will be moving with her husband to Florida, to enjoy their retirement years.  She will be missed by all who have known her.  Thank you to Kathy is just not enough.

 

Congratulations Kathy! Thank you for all you do.

 

Please take a look at this short video of the district surprising Kathy with her award.  Thank you Paws on News!

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Posted by: Sharan Merchant, District Admin, Carlsbad Unified School District
Published: 2/7/18




Audience: Homepage, Aviara Oaks Elementary School, Carlsbad Village Academy, Poinsettia Elementary School, Magnolia Elementary School, Hope Elementary School, Jefferson Elementary School, Calavera Hills Elementary School, Calavera Hills Middle School, Carlsbad High School, Carlsbad Seaside Academy, Pacific Rim Elementary School, Sage Creek High School, Buena Vista Elementary School, Homepage, Kelly Elementary School, Aviara Oaks Middle School and Valley Middle School

Hello Carlsbad Unified School District families,

 

I would like to invite you to participate in a number of community-related events in February and March.

 

First, please bring out your warrior spirit to help children battling life-threatening illnesses, diseases and disorders by participating in the 9th Annual Mitchell Thorp Foundation 5K on Saturday, February 3rd at 8:30 a.m. It will take place at Poinsettia Park in Carlsbad. There will be a family fun festival and great prizes for all ages at the event. We encourage you to show your school spirit by joining your school’s team. You can sign up with your friends and family by going to mitchellthorp.org.

 

Second, please join Kids for Peace and the Great Kindness Challenge for a Community Pep Rally on Tuesday, February 6th at 3:30 pm. The Rally will be held at the Stadium at Carlsbad High School. This will be the culminating activity in this year’s Great Kindness Challenge, which was started here in Carlsbad and has been featured on Good Morning America and many other media outlets. We hope you’ll come out to be part of the fun, and to help remind the world that Kindness Matters.

 

Finally, we hope you’ll participate in two events benefiting the Carlsbad Educational Foundation (CEF). The 2018 Celebrate Carlsbad Day will take place on Saturday, March 3 at Legoland; discounted tickets can be purchased at carlsbaded.org, and all proceeds go to support our robotics programs for all 2nd grade students in Carlsbad Unified schools. Also, please sign up now for CEF’s 4th Annual Pedal for a Purpose, to be held on Saturday, March 24 at the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa. Come on out and “SPIN for our Schools” - the funds raised support music and STEM programs across the district. You can learn more at carlsbaded.org.

 

The highlights:

  • The Mitchell Thorp 5K on Saturday, February 3 at 8:30 am at Poinsettia Park;

  • The Great Kindness Challenge Community Rally on Tuesday, February 6th at 3:30 pm at Carlsbad High;  

  • The 2018 Celebrate Carlsbad Day at Legoland on March 3;

  • Carlsbad Educational Foundation’s Pedal for a Purpose at Omni La Costa Resort and Spa on Saturday, March 24.

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Posted by: Sharan Merchant, District Admin, Carlsbad Unified School District
Published: 1/31/18




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Published: 1/30/18




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Posted by: Sharan Merchant, District Admin, Carlsbad Unified School District
Published: 1/25/18




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Carlsbad families, support robotics for all second graders! Purchase $30 Celebrate Carlsbad Day tickets for March 3 at LEGOLAND California. New extended hours 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. -https://www.carlsbaded.org/events/celebrate-carlsbad-day-2/

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Posted by: Sharan Merchant, District Admin, Carlsbad Unified School District
Published: 1/17/18




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STUDENTS: You’re invited to apply!


What Is SEMI High Tech U (HTU)?

This internationally acclaimed career exploration program offers high school students like YOU a life-changing experience. Hosted at high-tech sites and taught by industry instructors, activities are engaging, exciting and enlightening.

 

  • Participate in interesting and fun, hands-on, math and science-based activities and work in teams to solve real-world problems. You’ll even prepare for an interview with an industry professional.
  • Meet new friends with similar interests from other high schools. Over 7,000students like you have successfully participated in this program.
  • Find out what careers fit your personality and what you can do NOW to prepare for the future.

See attached flyers for more information

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Posted by: Sharan Merchant, District Admin, Carlsbad Unified School District
Published: 1/16/18




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We are pleased to announce that Carlsbad Unified has been named as one of 447 School Districts across the U.S. and Canada to be placed on the 8th Annual AP Honor Roll.  This is the third time that CUSD has received the distinction.  Please read the full press release for more information.  Congratulations to our amazing teachers, principals, students, and parents who make this happen!

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Posted by: Sharan Merchant, District Admin, Carlsbad Unified School District
Published: 1/12/18




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Published: 1/9/18




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Published: 1/8/18




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Published: 1/8/18




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Just a reminder that the District will be closed from:

 

December 22, 2017 through January 5, 2018 

 

Classes will resume on January 8, 2018

 

CUSD wishes you a happy and safe winter break and holiday season. 

 

 

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Posted by: Sharan Merchant, District Admin, Carlsbad Unified School District
Published: 12/21/17




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We hope that all members of the CUSD family are holding up well given the situation with the wildfires. The San Diego County Office of Education has shared the following resources:

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Posted by: Rob Nye, District Admin, Carlsbad Unified School District
Published: 12/8/17




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Sergio works as a Nutrition Services Assistant at Magnolia Elementary School and was nominated by:

 
Aaron Nelson, Principal, Magnolia Elementary
Leslie Larson, Health Technician, Magnolia Elementary
Kathleen Russell, Instructional Asst-Special Education, Magnolia Elementary
 

Sergio is an excellent, hard working member of the Magnolia team.  He is consistently attentive to every aspect of his job, and truly provides a great example for staff and students of hard work and positivity.  He goes out of his way to connect with staff and students, and always has a warm welcome for everyone he meets. 

 

Sergio also helps to provide a regular, ongoing example of the Magnolia Way (Act responsibly, Be honest, Care for others, Show respect) for all of our students.  Magnolia wouldn’t be what it is today without Sergio!

 

We are lucky to have him as part of our Magnolia family.

 
Congratulations Sergio! Thank you for all you do.
 
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Posted by: Sharan Merchant, District Admin, Carlsbad Unified School District
Published: 11/30/17




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The Carlsbad Unified School District is proud to announce its most recent initiative to benefit students and community members. Under the leadership of the School Board, the District chose to take advantage of historically low interest rates to refinance some of its old Proposition P General Obligation Bonds without extending the term of those Bonds. The District selected the right time to refinance the Bonds and was able to reduce the average interest rate on the prior Bonds from 5.8% down to 2.3%, reducing the community’s tax bill by $10,219,308 over the period between 2019 and 2034.  This brings the repayment ratio down to 1.31 to 1 for these bonds.

 

The District has consistently sought to benefit local taxpayers by seizing opportunities to refinance old General Obligation Bonds that have higher interest rates, including capital appreciation bonds, and replace them with new current interest bonds that have lower interest rates.  Since 2014, the District’s actions will have saved local taxpayers about $19.2 million through 2034.

 

While the District itself will not receive any part of the savings, the Board, the Superintendent and District staff pursued this opportunity strictly as good fiscal stewards, and on behalf of local taxpayers as part of their continued support for the education of the children of our community.

 

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Published: 11/21/17




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Check out the new message here: 

https://carlsbadunified.blogspot.com/

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Posted by: Sharan Merchant, District Admin, Carlsbad Unified School District
Published: 11/9/17




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Joel works as a Custodian at Calavera Hills Elementary and Middle School and was nominated by Michael Ecker, Principal, Calavera Hills Middle School and Kimberly Fuentes, Principal, Calavera Hills Elementary School.
 

Mr. Valdez is asked to do a great deal, while managing two sites, and he does so without complaint. Joel is able to accomplish this large job because he is an engine that never stops. Mr. Valdez is like a blur moving from area to area with urgency and a can do attitude. Mr.Valdez, taking on two schools during the day, allows the rest of the custodial team to focus on cleaning the school after the students depart and helping to orchestrate night events. 
 
We all are better because of Mr. Valdez's attitude and work ethic. 
 

Congratulations Joel! Thank you for all you do.

 

A great video will be coming soon.  Thank you CMSTV!

 

We look forward to celebrating more of our classified staff this school year, so please continue to send in your nominations.

 
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Posted by: Sharan Merchant, District Admin, Carlsbad Unified School District
Published: 11/2/17




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Dear Parents, Students, Staff and Community Members,

Carlsbad Unified School District will be taking part in a week long, district wide program called Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week was designed to create an awareness concerning the problems related to the use of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs and connecting young people to their schools and community.  The theme this year is “I Make Healthy Choices” and “Unity in the Community.” Please be sure to visit the local businesses that will be supporting Red Ribbon Week by offering discounts during the week to anyone wearing this Red Ribbon Wristband.

 

On Tuesday October 24, 2017 we will join the Carlsbad Mayor, City Council, City Manager, Superintendent, School Board Member and principals at City Hall at 5:30 PM to take pictures at (5:45 sharp) before the meeting. We will then join them in the council chambers at the start of the meeting to have the proclamation read and for each school representative to accept. Each school in the CUSD school district will send two representatives to accept the proclamation to bring back to their school for the week celebrating Red Ribbon Week. We will then depart the meeting.

 

Red Ribbon Week started in 1985 as a means of honoring D.E.A. agent Enrique Camarena who lost his life in the line of duty. Today Red Ribbon Week has grown and is recognized nationally as a time for schools, communities and local businesses across the nation to come together to support our young people in making healthy choices.

 

In Carlsbad Unified we will focus on the many aspects of health and safety. You can take advantage of this time to open dialogue at home and in school to discuss issues like peer pressure, character and making the right choices for a healthy future as well as supporting the special activities that each school will offer.

 

Sincerely,

Rosemary Eshelman

Student Services Specialist

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Posted by: Sharan Merchant, District Admin, Carlsbad Unified School District
Published: 10/23/17




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Students can bring the application by the SCHS campus by Thursday or Friday so that we can make sure C2SD Kids has their order ready.

OR 

 

In hopes that more students will have the opportunity to register for this awesome opportunity, I am including a link to the Google Forms Registration Document for the computer distribution. 

 

 

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Posted by: Sharan Merchant, District Admin, Carlsbad Unified School District
Published: 10/18/17




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We are just starting registration for Fall Holiday Care at Kids’ Care. We are open on November 10 for Veteran’s Day and on November 20-22 for Thanksgiving Break.

 

School's out. But Holiday Kids' Care is in!
Join us on: 
November 10
, 20-22.

Click here to register today for Holiday Kids' Care!

 


 

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Posted by: Sharan Merchant, District Admin, Carlsbad Unified School District
Published: 10/11/17




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Through environmental education and sustainability solutions, the Rob Machado Foundation works to keep single-use plastic out of watersheds while giving children access to clean water. 

 


The Rob Machado Foundation provides water filling stations to schools and public spaces. These stations provide a clean, healthful drink option for children and community members while eliminating the need for single-use plastic water bottles. 

RMF also provides innovative trash and recycling solutions at beaches, schools and surf events to protect waterways from waste and to save recyclables from entering the landfill.

 


The RMF along with the Ecology Center furnished CUSD with filling stations at all three of our high schools. They are working closely with CUSD and CHS green team to work towards lowering the amount of waste and water bottles in the landfill.

 


 

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Posted by: Sharan Merchant, District Admin, Carlsbad Unified School District
Published: 10/10/17




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The Carlsbad Educational Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, announces it has received an $87,790 grant from Nordson Corporation. These funds will support the creation of a “classroom of the future” for Aviara Oaks Middle School and Magnolia Elementary School of the Carlsbad Unified School District. The funding represents the largest grant the Carlsbad Educational Foundation has received in its 33-year history.

 

Magnolia Elementary School has identified adjacent classrooms to convert into a collaborative learning lab. The new space will be outfitted with mobile, flexible furniture, extensive whiteboard space, plug-and-play technology, and manipulative learning tools. The grant also allows Aviara Oaks Middle School to complete the second phase of its plan to renovate an outdated library space in a similar way.

 

Once completed, students will have access to state-of-the-art interactive workstations to collaborate and use the newest technology. Teachers can use the lab for expanded learning opportunities with students or for staff professional development. Outside presenters will be able to interact with students in more impactful ways.

 

Michelle Ginn, Carlsbad Educational Foundation CEO says “The Carlsbad Educational Foundation is proud to partner with Nordson Corporation and the Carlsbad Unified School District to improve the classroom experience for all our students. As technology in schools improves, we will continue to explore innovative programs that prepare children to thrive in an ever-changing world.”

 

Nordson Corporation Foundation has funded hands-on STEM programs provided by the Carlsbad Educational Foundation since 2010. In those seven years, Nordson has supported our Middle School Science Lab SuperCharge Project and robotics programs. The Carlsbad Educational Foundation is extremely grateful for continued support from Nordson Corporation.

 

The Carlsbad Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3), proudly funding science, music and innovation programs in the Carlsbad Unified School District.

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Published: 10/9/17




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Published: 10/3/17




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Posted by: Sharan Merchant, District Admin, Carlsbad Unified School District
Published: 9/29/17




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Carlsbad Unified School District announces the recognition of Pacific Rim Elementary School as a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School (NBRS). Only 16 elementary schools in California received this honor in 2017, and Pac Rim is the only school in San Diego County to be named in 2017.

 

The U.S. Department of Education today recognized a total of 342 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2017. The recognition is based on a school's overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

 

"National Blue Ribbon Schools are active demonstrations of preparing every child for a bright future," said U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the honorees. "You are visionaries, innovators and leaders. You have much to teach us: some of you personalize student learning, others engage parents and communities in the work and life of your local schools and still others develop strong and forward-thinking leaders from among your teaching staff."

 

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools where students achieve very high learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap.

 

This coveted award affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content.

 

Now in its 35th year, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed recognition on more than 8,500 schools. On Nov. 6-7, the Secretary and the Department of Education will celebrate with these honorees at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.

 

All schools are honored in one of two performance categories, based on all student scores, subgroup student scores and graduation rates:

  • Exemplary High Performing Schools are among their state's highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests.

  • Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools are among their state's highest performing schools in closing achievement gaps between a school's subgroups and all students over the past five years.

 

Up to 420 schools may be nominated each year. The Department invites National Blue Ribbon School nominations from the top education official in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Department of Defense Education Activity and the Bureau of Indian Education. Private schools are nominated by The Council for American Private Education (CAPE).

 

More information, including a list of all 2017 National Blue Ribbon Schools, can be found at https://www2.ed.gov/programs/nclbbrs/index.html.

 

For more information on the program contact Aba S. Kumi, Director, National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Office of Communications and Outreach at (202) 401-1767 or Frances Hopkins, Program Manager, National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Office of Communications and Outreach at (202) 205-6268.

 

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Posted by: Sharan Merchant, District Admin, Carlsbad Unified School District
Published: 9/28/17




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See the kickoff message from the Superintendent here: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3vWnKc_dq8_R3JLbUsxb2ROM0U/view?usp=sharing

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Posted by: Sharan Merchant, District Admin, Carlsbad Unified School District
Published: 9/22/17