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2018 South Bay Pumpkin Smash

On Saturday, November 3, 2018, Sweetwater Union High School District (SUHSD) students participated in the 3rd Annual South Bay Pumpkin Smash “Game of Throws” at Eastlake Middle School – Thank you Dr. Cooke for hosting. This event is the result of the collaboration and partnership between SUHSD, LabRats, the Rotary Club Chula Vista-Eastlake, and the leadership of Michael Monaco, OurHomeTown magazine publisher. This year’s event … Continue reading 2018 South Bay Pumpkin Smash

Noche de Cuentos at Mar Vista Academy

Noche de Cuentos is a Mar Vista Academy family event where everyone was invited to participate, have fun and enjoy great stories! Students, teachers and parents set up a gallery of altars for loved ones that have passed. After decorating their cookies,coloring their “calaveritas” or getting their face painted, participants enjoyed stories told by two great story tellers. This year we had the participation of … Continue reading Noche de Cuentos at Mar Vista Academy

Sweetwater District Showcases New Sports Medicine and Wellness Center at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Sweetwater District Showcases New Sports Medicine and Wellness Center at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Sweetwater Union High School District recently hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony celebrating the districts new Sports Medicine and Wellness Center. The new facility used to assess, treat, and rehabilitate injured student athletes is the first- of- its-kind in San Diego County and the state. “Thanks to our partners SDSU, UCSD, Sharp Hospital and long-time philanthropist Doc Camarata for making the Sweetwater District Sports Medicine … Continue reading Sweetwater District Showcases New Sports Medicine and Wellness Center at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Louise Williamson

Meet SUHSD Teacher of the Year from Hilltop High Louise Williamson

Who: Louise Williamson What: As the founding member of the Social Justice Corps, a coalition of educators from South County, she advocates equity for students by organizing forums, workshops, and school teams focused on compassion and justice. Where: She began her teaching career in 1987 and has taught in Venezuela and Florida for parts of her career. She came to the Sweetwater District in 1997 … Continue reading Meet SUHSD Teacher of the Year from Hilltop High Louise Williamson

Tara Taylor

Meet SUHSD Teacher of the Year from Eastlake Middle Tara Taylor

Who: Tara Taylor What: Tara values the teaching profession and enjoys facilitating environments where her students work through problem solving processes to gain higher understanding of their work. Where: She began her teaching career 21 years ago at Castle Park Middle School in the Sweetwater District. Since then, she has worked at Bonita Vista Middle and is currently teaching Exploring Computer Science and Exploring Technology … Continue reading Meet SUHSD Teacher of the Year from Eastlake Middle Tara Taylor

Katina Gonzalez-Rondeau

Meet SUHSD Teacher of the Year from Hilltop High Katina Rondeau

Who: Katina Rondeau What: Katina says the gift of education broke the welfare cycle she was raised in as a young child. To her, education is the only thing in life that can afford students the opportunity to lift them up from their adverse circumstances. Where: Katina has taught core subjects in residential treatment facilities for foster teens and is currently a Special Education Teacher … Continue reading Meet SUHSD Teacher of the Year from Hilltop High Katina Rondeau

SUHSD Teacher of the Year from CVM Gina Saclauso Caro

Meet SUHSD Teacher of the Year from Chula Vista Middle School Gina Saclauso Caro

Who: Gina Saclauso Caro What: Caro teaches Home Economics and Health Education at Chula Vista Middle. She says her classroom is a place where hard work and integrity are rewarded and failure is not an option. It is her belief that before students can begin to love learning, they first have to love themselves and believe that they are loved and valued. Where: Saclauso Caro … Continue reading Meet SUHSD Teacher of the Year from Chula Vista Middle School Gina Saclauso Caro

Sweetwater Coaches Come Together in Inaugural District Meeting

On August 4, 2018 over 600 athletic coaches from across the Sweetwater Union High School District convened at Sweetwater High School for the first-ever All Coaches Meeting. The Sweetwater Athletics Office convened this professional development opportunity for coaches to provide an overview of several important topics that are relevant to athletic coaches. Topics included compliance, Title IX, facilities, safety, and much more. The event also … Continue reading Sweetwater Coaches Come Together in Inaugural District Meeting

Mar Vista High Poseidon Academy Makes Trip to Australia

Four students and their teacher from the Poseidon Academy at Mar Vista High went on a two week trip to New Zealand and Australia this summer. In New Zealand they visited Auckland and Kia Ora. Next, they flew to Sydney and spent four days touring the city, the opera house and the beaches. Following that they headed up to North Queensland to Cairns. In Cairns … Continue reading Mar Vista High Poseidon Academy Makes Trip to Australia

Seamless Summer Meals Program Offered Free Food to South County Students Over Break

Despite high rates of hunger across the country and San Diego County, the Sweetwater District continued to provide meals during the summer break to students, who during the regular school year rely on those meals. Nearly 1,800 students and 300 adults were given a nutritious meal at no cost over the summer break. The Seamless Summer Meals Program was set-up inside the National City Police … Continue reading Seamless Summer Meals Program Offered Free Food to South County Students Over Break