From left, Eastlake High School's version of roller hockey's fearsome foursome, Luke Killeen, Will Hamilton, Jake Powell and Braden Mayer. Photo by Phillip Brents

Luke Killeen

The All-Metro Conference selection’s father is Canadian — and also an ice hockey fan. The dad grew up playing ice hockey in Vancouver and follows the Canucks. When his son was 9, he signed him up for ice hockey. Killeen later became a two-time all-star in the Anaheim Ducks High School Hockey League. Eastlake doesn’t field an ice hockey team, so Killeen took up roller … Continue reading Luke Killeen

SUHSD Participates in International Science Grant

SUHSD Participates in International Science Grant

Kudos to several Sweetwater District physics and chemistry teachers for being selected to participate in the PIRE International Science Grant. The PIRE Grant, an international collaboration between researchers at Michigan State University and the University of Helsinki, funded by the National Science Foundation and the Academy of Finland is available to science teachers to improve the engagement and learning of physics and chemistry. “We are … Continue reading SUHSD Participates in International Science Grant

Winter League Champions-OLH

Congratulations to SUHSD Winter League Champions

Kudos to the following Sweetwater District Winter League Champions: Basketball Boys Mesa – Montgomery South Bay – Sweetwater Basketball Girls Mesa – Co-Champs, Bonita Vista and Mater Dei South Bay- Chula Vista Soccer Boys Mesa – Eastlake South Bay – Chula Vista Soccer Girls Mesa – Co-Champs, Bonita Vista and Eastlake South Bay – Co- Champs, Mater Dei and Hilltop Wrestling Boys Mesa – Olympian … Continue reading Congratulations to SUHSD Winter League Champions

Young Artists in Harmony

Kudos to several Sweetwater District students who recently performed in the Young Artists in Harmony: A Reason to Survive, “Art of Elan” event. The organization believes in the power of the arts and creativity to transform the lives of students, especially those facing adversity. “This workshop taught me how to put emotions I do not like to talk about on to paper,” said Anastasia Salas. … Continue reading Young Artists in Harmony

Special Education Teacher, Mario Lopez selected as Max Out My Class Teacher of the Week

Montgomery Middle Special Education Teacher Mario Lopez selected as Max Out My Class Teacher of the Week

Kudos to Montgomery Middle Special Education Teacher, Mario Lopez for being selected as Max Out My Class Teacher of the Week, thanks to a partnership with Mission Federal Credit Union and 105.7 MAX FM. MAX Out My Class recognizes the dedication and passion that teachers devote to their students’ future. In addition to the recognition, Lopez received a $200 gift card and an on-air interview … Continue reading Montgomery Middle Special Education Teacher Mario Lopez selected as Max Out My Class Teacher of the Week

WeWork was inspired by Ms. Savino's commitment to changing her class environment to best suit her students.

Anna Savino

WeWork was inspired by Ms. Savino’s commitment to changing her class environment to best suit her students. She teaches two ENG 11 Co-teach classes and an SEI class. They surprised her and gifted her a makeover for a student space of her choice and with a school area of her choice. She will get to work with architects, interior designers and have full access to … Continue reading Anna Savino

Three Schools Attend Yearbook Camp at Pepperdine University

Recently three high schools in the Sweetwater District – Mar Vista, Montgomery & Sweetwater – participated in the Ignite University Yearbook Camp at Pepperdine University. During the weeklong camp, students were exposed to the university campus life as they attended college level coursework in advertising, photography, graphic design, typography, writing, and leadership. Their rigorous schedule included early wake up calls and college level coursework. Students … Continue reading Three Schools Attend Yearbook Camp at Pepperdine University

Mari Venturino

Congratulations to science teacher Mari Venturino. Mar Vista Academy selected Mari as one of 27 educators world-wide to participate in the Association of Supervision & Curriculum Development’s (ASCD) 2018 Class of Emerging Leaders, a program that recognizes and prepares young, promising educators to influence education programs, policy, and practice on both the local and national levels. She’s one of three educators chosen from California. This … Continue reading Mari Venturino

Sweetwater Stars

It’s hard to believe another school year has come and gone and we are already in full swing of the 2018-19 school year! Not only did our students have a successful year, but so did district faculty and staff! Last year, 775 district employees recieved a Sweetwater Star. These individuals were recognized for making a difference and having a positive impact on their school, site … Continue reading Sweetwater Stars

Alex Picazo

Kudos to Mr. Alex Picazo, Teacher Librarian at Rancho del Rey Middle, for recently being awarded $4,000 from Lowe’s Toolbox for Education. This grant will serve three purposes. First, it will promote the library as a center of learning and interaction. In Mr. Picazo’s own words, “I want the library to be the center and hub of campus.” Second, it will allow the library to … Continue reading Alex Picazo