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

School Boards, Administrators Association Student Scholarship Winners Announced

The Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) and the San Diego County School Boards Association (SDCSBA) have announced the winners of five $1,000 scholarships. Congratulations to the following Sweetwater District recipients! Alexa Aitchison (Eastlake High, Sweetwater Union High School District) is heading to Southwestern College, then San Diego State University to earn her degree in graphic design/fine arts and become a teacher. Haley Felberg (Eastlake … Continue reading School Boards, Administrators Association Student Scholarship Winners Announced

Aldrik Ramos

Kudos to Olympian High Senior Aldrik Ramos. This UCSD bound student scored perfect on the ACT exam! After nearly studying for 20 hours a week, Aldrik’s hard work paid off! Aldrik encourages all students to “believe in yourself.” Congratulations Aldrik! Continue reading Aldrik Ramos

Roslynn Sapienza

Kudos to Olympian High School 9th grader Roslynn Sapienza for recently being featured in a commercial on Nickolodeon! Sapienza and a few other members of the Samahan Filipino American Performing Arts & Education Center were in the commercial celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! The spot is part of the “That’s Me” Campaign and aired during the month of May! Sapienza said the experience was … Continue reading Roslynn Sapienza