Education

  • La Jolla Cluster Association weighs short-term rental impacts

    La Jolla Cluster Association weighs short-term rental impacts

    A cautionary e-mail from a parent representing the Mission Bay Cluster, prompted the La Jolla Cluster Association (LJCA) to discuss the ripple effect short-term rentals may have on La Jolla’s schools, during its meeting Dec. 7 at Muirlands Middle School. The LJCA consists of parents, teachers and...

  • Residents oppose UCSD expansion project at meeting

    Residents oppose UCSD expansion project at meeting

    On Wednesday evening, Nov. 29, UC San Diego presented its draft environmental impact report (EIR) to the public for a proposed 13-acre development project near North Torrey Pines Road and Genesee Avenue. About 50 homeowners from surrounding neighborhoods filled the UCSD Faculty Club to voice their...

  • La Jolla Bee Lady cautiously buzzing

    La Jolla Bee Lady cautiously buzzing

    Ten years ago, colony collapse disorder threatened honeybee populations worldwide. Beekeepers suddenly discovered 30 percent of their hives mysteriously bee-less. Alarm bells went off. While most people view bees as a picnic nuisance, these stinging insects are actually vital to what’s in the picnic...

  • Prep Football: La Jolla’s three high school teams fall in CIF quarterfinals

    Prep Football: La Jolla’s three high school teams fall in CIF quarterfinals

    Three La Jolla varsity football teams — La Jolla High School Vikings, The Bishop’s School Knights and La Jolla Country Day School Torreys — made it to the 2017 CIF quarterfinals, taking the field on Friday, Nov. 17. But all three ultimately fell to their competitors, dashing any CIF dreams for...

  • The Gift of Knowledge: 10 Smart Ways You Can Support Education

    The Gift of Knowledge: 10 Smart Ways You Can Support Education

    La Jolla is fortunate to have educational resources for the littlest learners all the way up to those in their silvers, despite institutional budget cuts. Much of that quality comes from donations from families and supporters. To keep today’s (and future) generations thinking, here are 10 ideas...

  • UC San Diego homecoming for La Jolla legend Jacobs

    UC San Diego homecoming for La Jolla legend Jacobs

    The father of the modern cell phone paid a call on UC San Diego on Wednesday evening, Nov. 13. Dr. Irwin Jacobs, the billionaire co-founder of Qualcomm, gave a 90-minute talk and Q&A session as part of the 50th anniversary of John Muir College, where Jacobs was a professor of computer science and...

  • 22 La Jolla student-athletes sign letters of intent

    22 La Jolla student-athletes sign letters of intent

    What better place to host the National Signing Day San Diego event than the home of San Diego’s only major professional sports team, the San Diego Padres? Student-athletes gathered at Petco Park Nov. 8 to announce where they will attend college, what sport they will play there, and sign their National...

  • 8:15 a.m. school bell? La Jolla Cluster debates later school start time

    8:15 a.m. school bell? La Jolla Cluster debates later school start time

    As the clock rolled back Nov. 5 to mark the end of Daylight Saving Time, millions of people relished in some extra sleep. Meanwhile — and for the last 10 years — the La Jolla Cluster Association has been talking about changing the start times for La Jolla public schools to provide teens that same...

  • La Jolla Country Day School students check out human library books

    La Jolla Country Day School students check out human library books

    Evan Spoelstra appeared hesitant at first, when asked to define his concept of a rabbi to an actual rabbi. “I might be wrong, don’t quote me on this,” the ninth-grade La Jolla Country Day School student told Rabbi Yael Ridberg of Congregation Dor Hadash, “but I think a rabbi is some sort of priest...

  • Vikings KO Komets: La Jolla Homecoming Game ends in Kearny High defeat

    Vikings KO Komets: La Jolla Homecoming Game ends in Kearny High defeat

    It was truly a night to celebrate at Gene Edwards Stadium Friday, when the La Jolla High School Vikings football team defeated the Kearny High School Komets 44-18 for their Homecoming matchup, Oct. 27on the Vikings home turf at 750 Nautilus St. The evening began with a Senior Night ceremony, during...

  • La Jolla school suspensions under district average

    La Jolla school suspensions under district average

    Compared to other school clusters in San Diego, the La Jolla Cluster — including La Jolla Elementary, Bird Rock Elementary, Torrey Pines Elementary, Muirlands Middle and La Jolla High schools — has far fewer suspensions and expulsions, it was announced at the Dec. 17 La Jolla Cluster Association...

  • Going Blind: Former La Jollan’s documentary goes public

    Going Blind: Former La Jollan’s documentary goes public

    Although more than a year has passed since La Jolla-raised filmmaker Daniel Jaffe saw his short documentary “Albert” — telling the story of an East Coast man’s transition into blindness as an adult — earn critical acclaim at the Austin Film Festival, the work’s recent public release, unintentionally,...

  • Business Spotlight: Learning by doing at The Children’s School in La Jolla

    Business Spotlight: Learning by doing at The Children’s School in La Jolla

    ▪ BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: At The Children’s School in La Jolla “learning by doing” is the primary objective. The school focuses on developing young minds through innovative teaching techniques that inspire a love for learning. The challenging curriculum provides each child with tools he or she will...

  • LJHS golfer Rebecca Ryan excels in class, and on green

    LJHS golfer Rebecca Ryan excels in class, and on green

    When La Jolla High School senior Rebecca Ryan first took to the golf course at age 11 with her father, she didn’t expect the sport to become a passion. Now 17 years old and considered among the best golfers on the Vikings girls golf team, she credits the sport with providing her with a guide for...

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