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ESCONDIDO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT RECOGNIZES LIGHTHOUSE AWARD RECIPIENTS

Escondido, CA – The Escondido Union High School District (EUHSD) announced the 2022 Lighthouse Award recipients at the start of the new school year. The Lighthouse Awards are presented annually to EUHSD employees who go above and beyond in their work and leading the way for others. This year, the awards were presented to the following employees at kickoff events that took place prior to the first day of school on each site”

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2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR BEGINS FOR ESCONDIDO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT STUDENTS

Escondido, CA – The Escondido Union High School District (EUHSD) celebrated the first day of the fall semester on Tuesday, August 9. Nearly 7,000 students returned to Del Lago Academy, Escondido, Orange Glen, San Pasqual, and Valley high schools. Escondido Adult School began classes Monday, August 8, although enrollment is ongoing with classes starting year-round.”

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EUHSD Students Struggling with Housing Insecurity Benefit from Assistance League Programs

Escondido, CA – Assistance League of Inland North County recently provided nearly 60 duffel bags for graduating seniors experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity in the Escondido Union High School District (EUHSD) through their Operation Duffel Bag Program.”

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Escondido High Swimmer Riley Baldwin Participate in ISF Gymnasiade in France

Escondido, CA – Escondido High Junior Riley Baldwin was one of 24 swimmers from across the United States who recently traveled to Normandy, France to compete in the 19th ISF Gymnasiade Normandy 2022. The International Sports Federation (ISF) Gymnasiade is the largest international sporting event held for high school students. It has taken place every two years since 1974. This event is like a mini-Olympics, held two years before the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics. She was the only swimmer selected from California.”

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Escondido Union High School District Spotlight: Escondido High English Teacher and Campus Leader Alison Aardappel

“The Escondido Union High School District EUHSD monthly Spotlight highlights one teacher and the work their students are creating. This month, the spotlight shines on Escondido High English Teacher Alison ‘Ali’ Aardappel.”

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Escondido Union High School District Schools Celebrates Class of 2022

“The Escondido Union High School District (EUHSD) celebrated nearly 1,600 graduating seniors with ceremonies at Del Lago Academy, and Escondido, Orange Glen, San Pasqual, and Valley high schools last week. Graduating seniors and their families enjoyed in person commencement ceremonies at each of the school campuses. In addition, the Escondido Adult School ceremony was held at California Center for the Arts Escondido on May 26, recognizing more than 40 graduates.”

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DEL LAGO ACADEMY STUDENT AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS QUESTBRIDGE SCHOLARSHIP

“Del Lago Academy Senior Rita Sauceda has received a College Match Scholarship to the University of Notre Dame through QuestBridge, a national nonprofit that connects the nation’s most exceptional, low-income youth with leading colleges and opportunities. Recipients of the scholarship are granted a full, four-year scholarship worth more than $200,000. Her scholarship package includes tuition and fees, room and board, and travel expenses.”

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EUHSD TO HOST SUMMER MEALS AT NO COST FOR ESCONDIDO YOUTH 18 AND UNDER

“The Escondido Union High School District’s Student Nutrition Services will provide nutritious meals for students during the summer months through a U.S. Department of Agriculture program. Meals will be made available to all children who are 18 years of age and younger. No application, registration, or eligibility documentation is required.”

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New principal announced for Orange Glen High School

“At the May 10 Escondido Union High School District Board of Education meeting, the governing board named Michael Santos incoming principal for Orange Glen High School. He will begin his new role July 1, 2022.”

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SUMMER SCHOOL OFFERED FOR ESCONDIDO STUDENTS

“The Escondido Union High School District (EUHSD) is offering summer school for students June 13 through July 8 this year at Orange Glen High School. Summer school is available for students who attend Escondido, Orange Glen, and San Pasqual high schools and offers students the opportunity to recover credits. Classes will take place Monday through Friday and two in-person sessions will be available, 8:00 to 11:45 a.m. and 12:15 to 4:00 p.m. There will be no school June 20 and July 4.”

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Escondido Union High School District Spotlight: San Pasqual High Math Teacher and SuperNURDs Advisor Yun Lutgen

“The Escondido Union High School District EUHSD Spotlight highlights one teacher and the work their students are creating each month. San Pasqual High’s Yun Lutgen shares her background, thoughts on teaching math, and sheds light on the history of the SuperNURDs FIRST Robotics team. “

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Escondido, Orange Glen, and San Pasqual High Students Face Off in Cooking Competition

“Culinary students from Escondido, Orange Glen, and San Pasqual high schools took part in a district cooking competition last week at Orange Glen High. Each school had an entrée and a dessert team. Teams were responsible for selecting their recipe and ingredients. “

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ESCONDIDO ADULT SCHOOL CELEBRATES ADULT EDUCATION WEEK

“The Escondido Adult School celebrated Adult Education Week March 27 through April 4. The week included a visit by Escondido Mayor Paul McNamara, who presented the school with a proclamation for the week. Escondido Adult School is a key part of the Escondido Union High School District network and has served the community for more than 50 years. The school is a leader in helping students complete a high school diploma/GED/HiSET in English or Spanish, learn a new skill or trade, as well as develop hidden talents and passions.”

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WELLNESS CENTERS OPEN AT ESCONDIDO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT SCHOOLS

“The Escondido Union High School District gathered to celebrate the opening of Wellness Centers at Orange Glen and San Pasqual high schools this week. The Wellness Centers each consist of a student center, as well as meeting spaces for school social workers and community partners to engage with students. In the Wellness Centers, students can take a self-assessment and access mental health resources, including books, time with social workers, and more. The Wellness Centers are designed to provide an environment for students centered on increasing and enhancing mental well-being.”

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ESCONDIDO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT COVID-19, FLU VACCINE CLINICS

“The Escondido Union High School District will be hosting COVID-19 and flu vaccine clinics at each of the five high school campus- Del Lago Academy, Escondido, Orange Glen, San Pasqual, and Valley High Schools – the week of Feb. 28. The clinics will take place on the following days and times:”

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ESCONDIDO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT RECOGNIZES CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION MONTH

“The Escondido Union High School District (EUHSD) governing board passed a resolution recognizing February as Career Technical Education (CTE) Month. The recognition celebrates the importance of the 35 unique pathways in nine industry sectors offered at Del Lago Academy and Escondido, Orange Glen, San Pasqual, and Valley high schools.”

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EUHSD SCHOOLS EARN AP COMPUTER SCIENCE FEMALE DIVERSITY AWARDS

“Orange Glen and Escondido high schools were recognized for closing the gender gap in Advanced Placement Computer Science classes by the AP Computer Science College Board. Orange Glen earned the AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for expanding young women’s access to both AP Computer Science A and AP Computer Science Principles. The award acknowledges 1,020 schools for their work toward equal gender representation during the 2020-21 school year and Orange Glen was one of only 61 schools to be recognized for achieving this important result in both AP computer science courses. Escondido High earned the recognition for expanding young women’s access to AP Computer Science Principles and was one of 760 schools to be recognized for achieving this important result in AP CSP. “

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CHOOSE YOU LAUNCHES FOR INCOMING ESCONDIDO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT FRESHMEN

“Escondido eighth graders and their families are invited to learn more about Escondido Union High School District schools and their unique programs through February 16. The Choose You initiative is for incoming freshmen and gives students and families the opportunity to review information on each of the school’s electives, Career Technical Education (CTE) and AVID programs, and dual enrollment opportunities, so they can make the choices that are right for them.”

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ESCONDIDO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT COVID-19, FLU VACCINE CLINICS

The Escondido Union High School District will be hosting COVID-19 and flu vaccine clinics at each of the five high school campus- Del Lago Academy, Escondido, Orange Glen, San Pasqual, and Valley High Schools – the week of Oct. 25. The clinics will take place on the following days and times:

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Pumpkinfest This Saturday to Support Escondido High Agriculture Students

“Pumpkinfest is a yearly tradition that we know our community looks forward to,” said Agriculture Teacher Marc Reyburn. “Our students work hard to provide families with a home grown fall farming experience.”

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ESCONDIDO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT ADDS SIX ELECTRIC BUSES TO FLEET

“Introducing these new buses is just one step toward making at least 60 percent of our school bus fleet energy efficient, which the state has mandated we do by 2040,” said Director of Transportation Linda Rendon. “We are excited to be ahead of that schedule and are already looking at ways to fund additional electric buses for our district.”

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CALIFORNIA CONTINUATION EDUCATION ASSOCIATION RECOGNIZES FOUR VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL STAFF; EUHSD SUPERINTENDENT NAMED SUPERINTENDENT OF THE YEAR

“Valley High School is a special place where staff are committed to helping students who are most in need of support,” said Superintendent Dr. Anne Staffieri. “The entire Valley team emulates the school’s motto of ‘learning for all, whatever it takes’ through their ongoing dedication, efforts, and outcomes and are so deserving of the CCEA recognition.”

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The Eagle Has Landed: Former San Pasqual High Counselor, Coach Celebrates 50 Years Announcing Football Games

For the last 16 years, Basalo has made the weekly trek from Goodyear, Arizona to the Golden Eagles stadium during football season every Friday, driving 350 miles each way. “I love announcing,” Basalo said. “That’s the only reason I do it. Obviously, I’m not getting paid for it and I’ll keep doing it as long as I still enjoy it and I’m healthy. We’ll see where it goes.”

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Wellness Center At Escondido High School Opens

“The Wellness Center will benefit the students of Escondido High School tremendously,” said Superintendent Dr. Anne Staffieri. “It is a calm, serene space, where students can access mental health resources, talk with a social worker, and receive behavioral health support services. We are fortunate to have amazing community partners who worked to help make this possible for our students.”

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Escondido Union High School District Offers Free Meals To All Students

“After seeing a 136% increase in the number of meals we provided to students in our community in the 2020-2021 school year, we are so happy to be able to provide no cost breakfast and lunch to all our students now that they’ve returned to campus full time,” said the district’s Director of Food Services, Alicia Pitrone.

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Escondido Union High School District Welcomes Students Back To Campuses

“Today represented a smooth start to the new school year,” said Superintendent Dr. Anne Staffieri. “We’re thrilled to see students together again and know that this successful first day was a tribute to all the hard work and preparation by our staff and administration teams. Together with our students and families, we’re looking forward to a wonderful year ahead.”

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Escondido Union High School District Appoints New Assistant Superintendent

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Goode to our EUHSD family,” said Superintendent Dr. Anne Staffieri. “His years of experience in the classroom and in educational leadership will be a tremendous benefit to our district.”

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Escondido Union High School District Passes Resolution Denouncing Racism

“We called this special meeting this evening to publicly resolve that in the Escondido Union High School District we are against all forms of racial discrimination, racism and united in our support for equity, safety, and the well-being of all students,” said Board President Tina Pope at this evening’s meeting.

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Escondido Union High School District Schedules Special Meeting To Pass Resolution Denouncing Racism At June Board Meeting; Appoints New Leadership Postions

“In our district, or in the greater community, there is no place for hate,” said Board President Tina Pope at last night’s meeting. “What there is a place for, is building stronger understanding, greater cultural appreciation and compassion for all of as human beings, and greater understanding of our differences.”

“The governing board also named several new members of the EUHSD leadership team, including a new Assistant Superintendent of Educational Service, Dr. Martin Casas, and two new principals, Cory Gregory and Lou Landaverde, and a new Director of Human Resources, Craig Wiblemo.”

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Escondido Union High School District To Host Summer Meals At No Cost For Youth 18 And Under

“Providing nutritious food for our students and families this year has been especially important and we want to continue to do that through the summer months when students are not on campus,” said Alicia Pitrone, Director of Student Nutrition for the district. “In the 2020-2021 school year we saw a 136% increase in the number of meals we’ve provided to students in our community, underscoring the need and importance for nutritious food for youth during this unprecedented time.”

“Ofrecerles alimentos nutritivos a nuestros estudiantes y familias durante este año ha sido particularmente importante y queremos seguir haciéndolo cuando los estudiantes no están en la escuela durante los meses de verano”, menciona Alicia Pitrone, directora del departamento de Nutrición Estudiantil del distrito. “Durante el ciclo escolar 2020-2021 vimos un aumento del 136% en el número de alimentos que se distribuyeron a los estudiantes de nuestra comunidad. Esto demuestra la necesidad e importancia de los alimentos nutritivos para los jóvenes durante estos tiempos sin precedentes”.

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New principals announced for Escondido High School and Del Lago Academy

“Kristi is a knowledgeable and student focused practitioner whose gives 100% of her efforts each and every day to supporting the success of her students,” said Superintendent Dr. Anne Staffieri. “Her connection to the school, surrounding community, and proven track record make her the ideal choice for principal of the Del Lago Academy.”

“Jacobs is highly regarded by his colleagues and the Escondido High community,” said Staffieri. “He encourages those around him to think outside the box, holds his colleagues to high expectations, and works diligently to make improvements to benefit Escondido High students.”

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EUHSD Director of Pupil Services, Richard Watkins, Selected as ACSA Student Services Administrator of the Year

“A strong focus on equity is a highlight of Mr. Watkins’ leadership for students. He was instrumental in leading the design and implementation of alternatives to suspension and expulsion. He and his team provide evidence-based intervention programs that redirect student behaviors and result in high levels of academic success and extremely low levels of repeated behaviors.”

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EUHSD Del Lago Academy’s Academic Dean, Tessa Riley, Selected as ACSA Secondary Co-Administrator of the Year

“With a strong focus on creating and sustaining systems for student interventions and extensions of learning, Mrs. Riley is a remarkable example of educational leadership. She has rich and broad experience in working with staff to inspire significant change in student programs and services.”

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ESCONDIDO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 2019-20 Annual and Five-Year Reports

Sections 66001 and 66006 of the Government Code require that Escondido Union High School District (“School District”) provide to the public information on impact fees received from new residential and commercial/industrial development to mitigate the impact of that new development on the school facilities of the School District.

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ESCONDIDO UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT TO HOST SUMMER MEALS AT NO COST FOR ESCONDIDO YOUTH, 18 AND UNDER

In an effort to provide nutritious meals to students during the summer months, the Escondido Union High School District’s Nutrition Services program is pleased to announce a program in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service. Beginning June 1, 2020, ANY child 18 or under will be able to secure breakfast and lunch at 3 of our high schools: Orange Glen High School, Escondido High School and San Pasqual High School.

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ORANGE GLEN HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL DR. PILAR G. VARGAS

At the May 27, 2020 board meeting, the Board of Education named Dr. Pilar G. Vargas as the new Principal at Orange Glen High School starting July 1, 2020.

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Assistance League of North Inland County Joined EUHSD to Support Graduating Seniors in Foster Youth and/or Experiencing Homelessness

On Wednesday and Thursday this week, a team from the Assistance League of North Inland County joined up with EUHSD Superintendent Dr. Staffieri and district office administrators to distribute 64 backpacks to graduating seniors who are foster youth and/or experiencing homelessness as a part of Operation Duffel Bag.

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Del Lago Academy Teacher Carissa Duran Named Aurora Institute’s Personalized Teacher of the Year

Carissa Duran of Del Lago Academy received The Personalized Teacher of the Year Award, which honors a K-12 educator whose efforts as a personalized learning teacher exemplify a commitment to student success, knowledge, and skill as a professional educator and dedication to his or her students.

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San Pasqual High School Teacher Kristy Jurgensen Named 2019 American Geographical Society Teacher Fellow

Teachers were selected from across the United States and will receive special opportunities to support their teaching activities for the year. Ms. Jurgensen is one of 50 teachers selected from across the United States to participate in this fourth year of the initiative.

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