Library staff will speak at Thursday’s meeting
Youth Enrichment Services holds its monthly meeting at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Pine Avenue Community Center, 3209 Harding St. Laura Mendez and Mayra Turchiano of the City of Carlsbad Library will present a preview of the summer reading adventure this year and provide school resource information for all ages. Turchiano is the library’s community outreach supervisor and division manager of its bilingual services division. Mendez is the Senior Librarian for Partnerships & Community Outreach. YES aims to help create a positive environment and safety net for young people in Carlsbad and the community by working with other youth-focused agencies and organizations. Meetings are open to everyone. RSVP to Rosemary Eshelman at [email protected]
District announces two new positions
The Del Mar Union School District recently announced two new positions. Maria Parker is the new principal of Sage Canyon School. Most recently, she served as the vice principal of the Santee School District and prior to that taught in the Del Mar District for eight years. Samuel Plambeck has been named the district’s chief technology officer. Prior to joining the district, he was Director of Information Technology in the Westminster School District. He has also worked as an Educational Technology Coach, Technology Teacher, and Technology Curriculum Specialist.
All high school students receive free meals
The Escondido Union High School District Student Nutrition Service will serve free lunches to all students in the district during the 2022-23 school year. Breakfast is offered before school as well as during nutrition break five days a week. Students at Escondido, Orange Glen, and San Pasqual High Schools can also receive a Super Snack meal after school. No application, registration or eligibility documentation is required. For more details, including monthly lunch menus, visit bit.ly/3AWMAML or contact Student Nutrition Director Alicia Pitrone at (760) 291-3239 or [email protected]
School for adults offering phlebotomy courses
The Escondido Adult School recently partnered with the Escondido-based Phlebotomy Training Academy to offer phlebotomy classes. Students will be prepared in as little as three weeks to take the exam to become a nationally certified phlebotomist. Through this partnership, the Phlebotomy Training Academy provides all classroom instruction as well as hands-on blood collection training. Students must complete 40 hours of hands-on classroom training, pass the national phlebotomy exam, and complete a 40-hour externship at a medical facility. Once licensed, students can work in a variety of medical settings. No medical experience is necessary to start the program. Visit escondidoadultschool.org.
Superintendent named Exemplary Woman
Fallbrook Union Elementary School District Superintendent Candace Singh was chosen from 50 nominees for the Association of California School Administrators’ 2022-23 Exemplary Woman in Education Award. The award highlights a female leader in California who has demonstrated a passion for educators, championed the value of public schools, and demonstrated effective crisis leadership. Singh will receive the award in person at the Women in Schools Leadership Forum in San Diego this month. The forum brings together education leaders and women educators from across California for a multi-day event focused on leadership, diversity, and empowerment.
Free education savings seminars
San Diego County Credit Union celebrates September’s National College Savings Month with free weekly educational webinars on saving and financing college. As part of Credit Union’s ongoing Financial Wellness Wednesdays, college-focused topics include How to Pay for College, Your Guide to 529 Savings Plans for Colleges, and FAFSA: The Key to Unlocking financial aid. Find upcoming topics, dates and times at sdccu.com/fww. For more college savings tips and resources, visit sdccu.com/knowledge.
Students offer an ethics seminar
Three teams of area high school students are inviting the community to a free seminar on environmental ethics from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the J. Craig Venter Institute, 4120 Capricorn Lane, La Jolla. The seminar is sponsored by the institute but hosted by students from Canyon Crest Academy, Del Norte High School, and Westview High School who are part of their schools’ iGEM – International Genetically Engineered Machine – competition teams. Teams create research projects for this college-level competition and will present their work at the seminar, which will educate the public about synthetic biology (genetic engineering) and the environmental considerations brought to this research. Guest speakers are also scheduled to discuss the topic. Book seats at bit.ly/3QsVnLZ. For any questions, email [email protected]
Football fans will see the flyover on Friday night
A crowd of nearly 5,000 high school football fans will be treated to a Friday night flyover by the San Diego Salute Formation Flight Team at Del Norte High School’s Military Appreciation Night. Representatives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and first responders will be honored with a pregame ceremony beginning at 6:20 p.m. that will include the national anthem, the flag party, gauntlet and flyover. Each winner will receive a personalized commemorative jersey, to be worn by players during tonight’s game against the Rancho Bernardo Broncos. The flyover is scheduled for 6:45 p.m.; the game starts at 7 p.m. The event is organized by parent volunteers at Del Norte Football’s Touchdown Club.
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