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  • Maria Larios-Horton, Director of SB Unified English Learner and Parent Engagement Programs, Honored with Latino Legacy Award

    February 28, 2020 Maria Larios-Horton, Director of SB Unified English Learner and Parent Engagement Programs, Honored with Latino Legacy AwardCongratulations to our very own Maria Larios-Horton, Director of English Learner and Parent Engagement Programs, who was selected by Future Leaders of America to receive the Latino Legacy Award. She will be honored at an awards ceremony on March 29. The event recognizes leaders in our community who take the initiative to go above and beyond by: ...
  • “Principles Behind the Principals:” Q & A interview with Santa Barbara High School principal

    February 28, 2020 "Principles Behind the Principals:" Q & A interview with Santa Barbara High School principalQ & A Interview with Santa Barbara High Principal, Dr. Elise Simmons, by Miller Brichan, ASB President Dr. Elise Simmons is more than a principal. She is a kind and friendly face around the Santa Barbara High campus who anyone can walk up to and have a relaxed conversation with. When she needs to show discipline, ...
  • “Principles Behind the Principals:” Q & A interview with San Marcos High School principal

    February 28, 2020 "Principles Behind the Principals:" Q & A interview with San Marcos High School principalAN AFTERNOON WITH THE PRINCIPAL By Mr. Andy Nguyen, 2019/2020 ASB President of San Marcos High School “Our Royals need to think like winners. You cannot win unless you think like a winner. You need to expect to win. Losing should be an anomaly―not fate,” asserts Dr. Kip Glazer, Principal of San Marcos High School. “The same ...
  • “Principles Behind the Principals:” Q & A interview with Dos Pueblos High School principal

    February 28, 2020 "Principles Behind the Principals:" Q & A interview with Dos Pueblos High School principalBy Sarah Jang, 2019/2020 ASB President Dos Pueblos High School Principal Bill Woodard has led Dos Pueblos High for 5 years and can always be seen whistling down the hallway with a big smile. During passing period, he’s always visible – walkie talkie in hand – with that ever-present smile on his face. He is known ...
  • “Topping Out” Ceremony Held at SB Junior High

    February 21, 2020 "Topping Out" Ceremony Held at SB Junior HighSB Junior High celebrated a “Topping Out” ceremony in honor of the last steel structural beam to be placed on the framing for the campus’ new multipurpose facility. Students and staff – including SBJH Principal Lito Garcia, himself a SBJH grad – were invited to sign the beam before it was lifted off into its final ...
  • Franklin accepts California Distinguished School award

    February 18, 2020 Franklin accepts California Distinguished School awardFranklin Elementary School staff – joined by Superintendent Cary Matsuoka – travelled to Disneyland this week to accept the prestigious California Distinguished School  award.  
  • La Colina Students Earn $5,000 Grant Thanks to Computer Coding Challenge with Local Software Company

    February 13, 2020 La Colina Students Earn $5,000 Grant Thanks to Computer Coding Challenge with Local Software Company La Colina Junior High School students participated in a hands-on computer coding challenge that resulted in a $5,000 grant  to help fund STEM initiatives, computer science and collaborative work spaces for the Girls Who Code club on campus. Through LogMeIn’s Mission Possible “STEMIn” Prototype & Pitch,160 students in five offices across the world participated in the ...
  • Monroe Elementary Green Team: Young Experts on Food Waste Management

    February 5, 2020 Monroe Elementary Green Team: Young Experts on Food Waste ManagementThanks to kindergarten teacher Ellen Hunter, students at Monroe Elementary are becoming experts on food waste management through a popular, lunchtime program that has them monitoring cafeteria food and trash to ensure everything is routed to the right place. The program has been a smash success, and even recently earned a $4,500 grant that will ...
  • In Recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2020

    January 17, 2020 In Recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2020Wendy Sims-Moten – elected to the Santa Barbara Unified School District Board in 2016 – was the keynote speaker at an inspirational event held this weekend at Santa Barbara City College in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous journey from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. The event, organized by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee ...

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