Class of 2017

This month Santa Barbara Unified School District joined with many of our families and staff to celebrate a major milestone in the lives of thousands of our students as they either promoted to junior high and high school or graduated as the Class of 2017. There were many inspiring moments from the promotion and graduation […]

Celebrating South Coast Mathematics Superbowl Winners

Congratulations to Liam Avolio of Santa Barbara Charter School for placing second place in the South Coast Mathematics Superbowl 4th grade individual competition. Another congratulations goes out to their 6th grade team for placing second place in the 6th grade team hands-on competition. Opportunities like this would not be possible without the support of family […]

Two Sisters Work Together to Organize a Summer Coding Program

During the summer, some of our high school students volunteer to facilitate camps and programs to engage younger students in summertime educational opportunities. One of these programs this year is being organized by two sisters: Michelle and Sophia Qin, students at Dos Pueblos High School. The Qins are a part of Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy […]

Santa Barbara Unified Announces Selection of the New Principal of Adams Elementary School

Superintendent Cary Matsuoka announced the selection of the new principal of Adams Elementary School, Kelly Fresch. Fresch currently serves as the Principal of Guin Foss Elementary School at Tustin Unified School District in Tustin, Calif. Her contract begins July 1, 2017. The selection of Fresch as the new principal of Adams Elementary school followed a […]

Graduation Season

Congratulations to all of SBUnified Junior High and High School Awardees who were recently recognized for their academic, community service, and scholarship achievement. These award ceremonies take place prior to promotion and graduation events. They are a significant part of our student’s experience in Jr. High and High School as the Award recognition is an […]

Students from Dos Pueblos High School and La Colina Junior High School Earn Gold Medals at Le Grand Concours

Four SBUnified students: Eric Lindheim-Marx (DPHS), Rafael Saavedra (DPHS), Allison Mintzer (DPHS), Matthew Lindheim-Marx (DPHS), and Jennifer Gonzalez Hernandez (La Colina) took home gold medals from Le Grand Concours, a national competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French. SBUnified students were evaluated for their written, oral and listening comprehension skills in French. […]

Monroe Mural Rededication

Monroe’s art teacher Shannon Jaffee, known for her mural on Cabrillo Boulevard with the Postcards of Santa Barbara Project, championed a renovation project of the Monroe Elementary Mustang Mural and helped organize a rededication ceremony featuring student artwork. The initial mural dedication was in 2002, and the mural had suffered weather damage. Beth Amine, the […]

SBUnified Classified Employees Honored

Last week we celebrated Classified School Employee Week. Please join us in congratulating two of our SBUnified classified employees who were recognized by the local California School Employees Association chapter. Christie DeGiacomi (left) received the Unsung Hero award. DeGiacomi is known for her contribution to the overall health and viability of SBunified as a Payroll […]