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Marching Orders: Music director hopes to establish a marching band at La Jolla High

LJ High marching 1926

The band would represent La Jolla High at civic events such as the La Jolla Christmas Parade.

Girls Soccer: The Bishop’s School holds on to defeat Pacific Ridge High, 4-3 in La Jolla

Gretchen Cash of The Bishop’s School (white uniform) and Emily Yun of Pacific Ridge High collide in action near the Firebirds’ goal. Bishop’s goes on to win 4-3. Photo by Ed Piper

Lucy Rickerson has a bright future as a sportscaster, judging from her narration when she was asked to describe her goal that put The Bishop’s School up 2-1 in their eventual 4-3 win over visiting Pacific Ridge High School Jan. 28: “I got to play that great ball through the midfield, and I got a touch on it, and the goalie (Adriana Carrol of the Firebirds) made an amazing save, and she came out and she dove for it, and (teammate) Gretchen (Cash) went right in. She completely powered through the back line. The goalie made another amazing save. The ball bounced out, and I just took a shot.” Without a breath or pause — great stuff!

UPDATED: La Jolla High School hires principal with strong academic background

Chuck Podhorsky

Chuck Podhorsky has served as principal of Hoover High in City Heights for the past several years.

Gala to honor La Jolla Country Day student, other local environmental ‘heroes’

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Producer of ‘Blackfish’ documentary to attend.

La Jolla students learn to spot the signs of human trafficking

Mester speaks with Bishop’s School senior Ashlyn Hegener following her presentation.

Sex trafficking victim Tiffany Mester urged students not to air their troubles on social media sites, where predators lurk.

Bench placed in memory of Muirlands Middle School teacher Craig Goldman in La Jolla

Top view of the mosaic bench created in honor of Muirland Middle School teacher Craig Goldman

Teachers and staff of Muirlands Middle School gathered Dec. 17, 2013 for the unveiling of a mosaic bench dedicated to teacher Craig Goldman as a celebration of his life as an educator.

New school mural at La Jolla’s Muirlands Middle School has international flair

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The newest mural to add color to the campus of Muirlands Middle School, 1056 Nautilus St., was completed recently.

Muirlands Middle and La Jolla High schools now with principal vacancies to fill

Former La Jolla High Principal Dana Shelburne

The search to locate a new principal at La Jolla High School could be wrapping up, if candidate applications vetted by during winter break pass muster.

Because Kindness counts: La Jolla High School teens launch club with compassion

Kindness Counts club members Summer Broekema, Madeleine Garay, Talia Chalhoub, Sophia Bourne, Andrea Albanez and Julia Albanez. Courtesy Photos

A group of students at La Jolla High School are hoping for a more peaceful and kind new year. Through their club, Kindness Counts, they say they wish to set off a chain reaction of kindness and change the social climate at the school over time.

Boys Basketball: La Jolla High School drops season opener at Kearny High, 61-48

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La Jolla High School Vikings’ boys basketball team shares the ball on offense and plays tough man-to-man defense at the other end of the court. The only difficulty in the season opener at Kearny High on Dec. 2, 2013 was that they didn’t demonstrate much effectiveness in either department, dropping a 61-48 decision to the Kearny Komets.

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