Category archives for: Schools

La Jolla teen honored at White House film fest


While her fellow classmates were experiencing a rare torrential downpour last month, one La Jolla High School junior was having a rare experience of an entirely different kind several times zones away: being recognized at the White House’s inaugural Student Film Festival.

UC San Diego symposium marks NAFTA’s 20th year

University of California President Janet Napolitano

Janet Napolitano was in La Jolla March 6 for the symposium marking the 20th year since implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

App-tastic! Two La Jolla students place fifth in county app design contest


Macky Broido and Max Sun took fifth place in a countywide app design contest – competing against adults, Feb. 22-23.

La Jolla Hoopster hits milestone: Viking Sophia Sowers tops 1,000 points

Practice has made perfect for Sphia Sowers, who is the third La Jolla High School player in history to score more than 1,000 career points. Ashley Mackin

While Senior Night is special for all players on the La Jolla High School girls varsity basketball team, this year’s on Feb. 13 was extra special for senior Sophia Sowers. As an announcer named each senior for her moment of fame, he revealed that Sowers had hit her 1,000th career point.

La Jolla High School girls basketball climbs mountaintop to CIF Semifinals

Sophia Sowers (13) of La Jolla High School drives on Fallbrook High’s Amanda Cunningham in the Vikings’ 62- 49 win in the CIF quarterfinals Feb. 28. Sowers finished with 26 points.

The Vikings entered the CIF Division III semifinals on the strength of their 62-49 victory at Fallbrook High Feb. 28, in front of a vocal partisan crowd, far from home, on a rainy, rainy night.

Magical Botanical Tour: Bishop’s School tile-art project uses smartphones to ID campus plant life

Bishop's 2

The Bishop’s School students and those visiting campus will soon be able to identify more than 55 tropical and nonnative plant species on campus by using their smartphones.

The Search is Over! La Jolla High School’s new principal is at the helm

Podhorsky and Company

Priority 1: Principal Chuck Podhorsky eyes smooth transition to adoption of Common Core State Standards for math and reading

Hopping with Heart: Bird Rock and La Jolla Elementary schools hold Jump Rope for Heart events


After a few weeks of fundraising for the American Heart Association, Bird Rock Elementary School, celebrated its efforts with a Jump Rope for Heart event on Feb. 19, 2014. Throughout the day, students participated in jump rope, hula-hoop and basketball stations, and joined relay races. The event was also held to celebrate Bird Rock Elementary kindergartener Evan Rodriguez, who had open-heart surgery when he was 4 years old. The event spearheaded by his mother, Aimee Rodriguez, netted $1,786.

Nine La Jolla students sign letters of intent for collegiate sports

La Jolla student-athletes Duke Becker, Justin Cook, Ian Beed and Rachel Carroll sign letters of intent during the 2014 San Diego Signing Day. Courtesy

Four students from La Jolla High School, three from Torrey Pines High School and two from La Jolla Country Day School signed letters of intent Feb. 5, committing to play a certain sport for a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) college for at least
one academic year.

Muirlands scores at Science Olympiad, seeks help for next event

Muirlands Middle school’s science Olympiad team includes — Bottom: Teddy Dykstra, Sabrina Duong. Top: Sofia Rodriguez, Isha Raj-Silverman, Audrey Tsai and Raquel Brown. Courtesy photos

A group of 20 Muirlands Middle School students are shining their medals following the recent San Diego Regional Science Olympiad competition. There were 23 events in the Olympiad and Muirlands’ two teams of 10 participated in 12, earning medals in six and second place in two.

La Jolla Community Calendar


Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

RSS North Coastal News

  • Focus on senior portraits July 31, 2014
    As part of its contract with the San Dieguito Union High School District to shoot senior yearbook portraits, Keane Studios, located in Carmel Valley, receives personal contact information for each 12th-grade student and their parents. Some parents say this is wrong, citing a violation of privacy rights. “A few weeks ago I received a letter that [child’s] per […]
  • Carmel Valley gymnast medals at national tournament July 31, 2014
    Christopher Lucio of Carmel Valley competed in the U.S.A. Gymnastics trampoline and tumbling national champions held recently in Louisville, Ky. […]
  • Alt-rockers Neon Trees coming to Del Mar Racetrack, betting on ‘a little more pop’ to please fans July 31, 2014
    Neon Trees guitarist Chris Allen is outside a dentist's office not far from Murrieta, where he grew up. “We just finished the first leg of our tour, so I’m back home for a bit,” he said. But Allen won’t be home for long, since the band has an album to promote and a tour date coming up Aug. 1 at the Del Mar Racetrack for the Four O’Clock Friday concert s […]