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Free heart screenings for teens Sept. 28 in La Jolla

Volunteers with the Eric Paredes Save A life Foundation offer free, youth heart screenings that include an EKG to identify heart abnormalities, which can put teens at risk for sudden cardiac arrest. Courtesy

In collaboration with The Bishop’s School, free heart screenings will be offered for area youth (ages 12-19) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28 at La Jolla High School, 750 Nautilus St.

Girls Field Hockey: La Jolla High School coach looks back on senior leaders of resurgent team

Recent La Jolla High graduates Kelly Collins (left), Sophie Mazur (center front) and Veronica Gonzalez (right) toe the shooting circle before defending against a penalty corner by Hilltop High in fall 2013. Ed Piper

La Jolla High school field hockey coach Paula Conway took some time to reflect on the eight senior girls who led the turnaround of a program that struggled to a 5-10-0 record in 2012, to a gleaming 16-7-1 record and a spot in the second round of the CIF playoffs in fall 2013.

Back-to-school events await La Jolla families

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Before La Jolla Elementary, Bird Rock Elementary, Muirlands Middle and La Jolla High Schools resume after summer vacation on Sept. 2, back-to-school and sign-up events are scheduled in advance.

Girls Volleyball: La Jolla High School grad Clare Farley plays in Senior All-Star Game, looks ahead to MIT

Clare Farley, a recent La Jolla High School graduate, extends to redirect a hit by opposing Valencia at the Beach City invitational last fall. Ed Piper

Outside hitter-blocker Clare Farley (who graduated from La Jolla High School in June and this fall is headed to MIT, where she will continue to play the game), participated in the Senior All-Star Volleyball Game at Scripps Ranch High earlier this summer with La Jolla Country Day School’s Arela Williams.

Cluster Partnership Approved: La Jolla public schools gain some district independence

Students in La Jolla will begin their 2014-2015 school year, Tuesday, Sept. 2, when Summer Vacation ends. Their last day in this school year will be Monday, June 15, 2015 for a total of 180 instruction days. Suaan DeMaggio

La Jolla schools have gained flexibility from the San Diego Unified School District under an unusual arrangement approved by SDUSD trustees on July 29 that could lead to changes in hiring, student selection and academics at the elite cluster of campuses.

Retired La Jolla teacher, Mr. Syd Franklin still connecting with students

Then and Now — Mr. Syd Franklin and Karen Benito at her sixth-grade graduation in 1988 and at Harry’s Coffee Shop in 2014. (Courtesy Photos)

Syd Franklin retired in 1991 from Muirlands Junior High (the same year it transitioned to a middle school with sixth grade) after teaching for about 40 years. You will often see him on Girard Avenue, either on a bench in front of Warwick’s Books or sitting in his white Mercedes Benz in downtown La Jolla. He was an inspiring, classy teacher who everyone loved.

Athletic scholarships to debut for La Jolla’s UCSD Tritons

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This fall will be the first time in UC San Diego history that the campus will offer prospective high-merit student-athletes athletic scholarships significant enough to help cover tuition and educational costs.

Three La Jollans earn Girl Scout Gold Awards

Lolo Frager, Lilly Grossman and Sydney Moses were among the 44 Girl Scout Gold Award winners in San Diego county this year. Courtesy Photos

2014 La Jolla High School graduates Sydney Moses and Lolo Frager, and senior Lilly Grossman, were among the 44 young women who received Girl Scout Gold Awards during a June 8 ceremony at Jacobs Qualcomm Hall in Sorrento Valley.

Fifth-graders reach for the stars at La Jolla’s Bird Rock Elementary

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The fifth-grade class of 2014 at Bird Rock Elementary recently completed the annual fifth-grade gift to the school. Some 90 students and teachers worked on a mural to enhance the auditorium with the theme, “Reach for the Stars.”

Vikings Victorious: La Jolla High School graduates its Class of 2014

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340 seniors graduated from La Jolla High School amid cheers from family, friends and school staff on June 12, 2014 at Gene Edwards Stadium on campus. Congratulations to the Class of 2014!

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