Education

  • Football: Bishop's Knights takes down La Jolla Country Day Torreys

    Football: Bishop's Knights takes down La Jolla Country Day Torreys

    Although The Bishop’s School Knights and La Jolla Country Day School Torreys football teams were almost evenly matched when they faced off Friday night, the Knights brought an aggressive, lopsided win home: 51-19. The Knights used a diverse selection of trick plays, running game, long passes, quarterback...

  • La Jolla Cluster Association forms ‘social intelligence’ committee

    La Jolla Cluster Association forms ‘social intelligence’ committee

    The La Jolla Cluster Association had its first meeting of the new school year, Sept. 13 at Muirlands Middle School, to outline priorities for the year, chiefly, a concept known as “vertical integration,” in which there is consistency in the educational concepts students understand as they progress...

  • San Diego French-American School builds Innovation Lab to teach robotics, coding in La Jolla

    San Diego French-American School builds Innovation Lab to teach robotics, coding in La Jolla

    As part of their curriculum, the students at the San Diego French-American School in La Jolla learn multiple languages, and they come through the doors speaking languages heard all over the world. But when the school year started Aug. 30, another new language was introduced: digital. Over the summer,...

  • Girls Sports preview: Lady Vikings look to make their mark for La Jolla High School

    Girls Sports preview: Lady Vikings look to make their mark for La Jolla High School

    Football may take center stage during the fall sports season (see story here), but on the sidelines, in the gym or with club in hand, the girls of fall sports are looking to test their limits this summer. There are six girl’s sports to the three boy’s sports that take place in the fall. (Coaches...

  • Back to School: La Jolla principals highlight changes, goals

    Back to School: La Jolla principals highlight changes, goals

    Change is a-comin’ at La Jolla’s public schools. When the bell rings to welcome students on Monday, Aug. 27, there will be three new principals, new security systems on some campuses, and fresh new playspaces on others. Here’s the rundown from the principals, as they answer questions from the Light....

  • Medical action interrupts science talk at Bishop's School

    Medical action interrupts science talk at Bishop's School

    It was science writing that students assembled at The Bishop’s School gymnasium to learn about on Wednesday morning, Jan. 24. But, about 40 minutes into the hour-long assembly featuring bestselling author Sam Kean, they also got a life lesson when a male faculty member in the audience suffered...

  • La Jolla Cluster hears San Diego Unified School District plans for budget process

    La Jolla Cluster hears San Diego Unified School District plans for budget process

    San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) took a more expansive approach to budget planning for the 2018-2019 year, integrating a parent survey about what should be considered for reduction or elimination. Although the survey window has closed and the results are being reviewed, SDUSD board trustee...

  • La Jolla High School Vikings girls water polo team defeats Knights, 7-6

    La Jolla High School Vikings girls water polo team defeats Knights, 7-6

    In a back-and-forth battle that ended in double overtime, this year’s crosstown girls water polo game went to the La Jolla High School Vikings, 7-6, when they took on The Bishop’s School Knights at Coggan Pool Jan. 16. The Vikings and the Knights, under the leadership of Amy Jennings and Doug Peabody...

  • 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...

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