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Fifth Grade Students Explain How to Eat Healthy

By   /  May 26, 2016  /  The Back Page  /  1 Comment

Omar Vielma, Jake Fragala, and Karla Escalante…  Eat foods that have vitamins and nutrients. Choose prepared foods that have less than5 ingredients. Eat meals at home and not at restaurants. Eat a variety of foods. What is healthy food? Healthy food is food that is nutritionally balanced. A lot of healthy foods have vitamin sand […]

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Early Childhood Education Fair Held Saturday, May 14th

By   /  May 19, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

Saturday, May 14th 2016 VUSD in conjunction with Early Enrichment Systems, and several other local partners, held their 2nd annual Early Childhood Education Fair. There was representation from every elementary school in Vista Unified along with  several from non profit organizations, and community partners. This fair was to bring awareness to the forefront about the […]

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CSUSM Women Sweeps Vanguard on Opening Day

By   /  February 1, 2016  /  Sports  /  No Comments

COSTA MESA, CA. – The Cal State San Marcos softball team started 2016 with a doubleheader sweep of Vanguard, 5-3 and 7-5, on Friday afternoon at VU Field. Tayler Ybarra went 2-for-3 with an RBI double in game one before junior transfer Amanda Horbasch went 2-for-3 with three RBI and pitched a complete game for […]

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Holiday ‘”Sticker Shock” Campaign To Prevent Providing Alcohol To Minors

By   /  December 21, 2015  /  North County  /  1 Comment

[December 18, 2015] Youth advocates from Rancho Buena Vista, Oceanside and El Camino High Schools gathered after finals on Friday, December 18 to conduct a “Sticker Shock” campaign at 20 local retail outlets in Vista and Oceanside in partnership with the North Coastal Prevention Coalition.  The “Sticker Shock”campaign brings prevention advocates and store owners together […]

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TJ Gives Away Another Car

By   /  October 5, 2015  /  Local  /  No Comments

Yes, he’s done it again. This entrepreneur and Auto mechanic has given away another car. You may remember that he gave away a car back on July 18 (http://thevistapress.com/tj-crossmans-car-giveaway/). This time the car didn’t go to just one individual, it went to the North County Trade Tech School in Vista where 18 current students will […]

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4 Tips For Taming Back-to-School Stress

By   /  September 16, 2015  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

Beating the stress of back to school: what you can do to help your anxious student (BPT) – Do you or your child have the back-to-school blues? If so, you’re not the only ones. Saying goodbye to slower summer days can be difficult. For almost three months, you have felt free from the structure of […]

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Bonsall Sullivan Middle School/Bonsall High School All Clear After Lockdown

By   /  August 28, 2015  /  North County  /  No Comments

Student in custody. As of 8:38 a.m. this morning, the evacuation of Sullivan Middle School and Bonsall High School has ended and all staff and students are safe. According to Sullivan Middle School’s  website, a student called in a bomb threat and that student is presently in custody. The school followed procedures in place and implemented an unscheduled evacuation […]

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Summer Science Camp Is ‘Totally Tubular’

By   /  August 6, 2015  /  Local  /  No Comments

Ray Huard ….Get a robotic car to dance. Track the migration of an imaginary swarm of monarch butterflies. Plan the layout of crops on a farm using a video game. Those were just some of the challenges posed to 40 seventh and eighth-graders from Vista Magnet Middle School during a week-long summer science camp at California […]

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Joe Green Del Norte Council PTA President Announces Run for Vista City Council

By   /  July 22, 2015  /  Local  /  2 Comments

Vista businessman, Joe Green, has announced that he is running for Vista City Council in November 2016. Joe Green is Owner/Broker of Green Team Realty, and is currently President of Del Norte Council PTA. Joe graduated from Rancho Buena Vista High School in 1996. He is married and the father of four children that are attending […]

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VTA Declares Impasse in Bargaining With VUSD

By   /  April 20, 2015  /  North County  /  1 Comment

The following is a speech that Vista Teachers Association member, Barbara Dawson gave at the last school board meeting. After meeting with District bargaining team twice and the District offered the teachers 0% raise even though the District will receive $13. 4 million in new monies next school year. Good evening Board members, Dr. Vodicka, members of […]

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Computer Coding Captures Students’ Imagination

By   /  January 7, 2015  /  Local  /  No Comments

By Ray Huard ….. Mysterious, strange and perplexing are how some may see computer coding, but not students from kindergarten on up at several schools in the Vista Unified School District. They jumped right in to join students from around the world during December for an international Hour of Code to try their hand at developing computer […]

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Author Excites Third Graders With Tales of Derring Do

By   /  December 15, 2014  /  Local  /  No Comments

  By Ray Huard ….Imagine you can fly on the back of an eagle, soaring high above the clouds then zooming back to the ground to rescue a bear cub that’s fallen into a churning river, Joe Brown said to a room full of third graders. Even better, imagine that roomful of third graders sitting […]

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Rising Stars of the Month Five High School Seniors Honored

By   /  November 20, 2014  /  Local  /  1 Comment

VISTA, CA, November 18, 2014 – The Vista Chamber of Commerce held its Rising Star of the Month program on Friday November 14, 2014.  Five high school seniors from local high school were honored at the monthly breakfast.  The mission statement of the Rising Start of the Month is to bring the community together to […]

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Cloud of pot smoke puts Colorado high school on partial lockdown

By   /  November 17, 2014  /  The Back Page  /  No Comments

A high school in Colorado, one of the first two U.S. states to legalize recreational marijuana use, was put on partial lockdown on Friday after a student’s weed pipe filled a classroom with pot smoke, the school said. The smoke from the device, known as a “gravity bong” or “bucket,” was released into a classroom […]

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New Haven Holiday Bazaar A Success

By   /  November 17, 2014  /  High School, Local  /  No Comments

New Haven Woodcrafts Etc,  show included an array of wood products made by the students just perfect for holiday gift giving. Handcrafted  exotic hardwood pens, key chains, cutting boards all sizes and shapes, planters, Adirondack chairs and  patio furniture, even  a planting-potting garden station.  Each product is created with unsurpassed quality by students participating in the […]

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Pizza Hut Book It! Program Principal Challenge

By   /  November 13, 2014  /  Local  /  No Comments

PIZZA HUT BOOK IT! PROGRAM – READ YOUR HEART OUT PRINCIPAL CHALLENGE Ray Haurd….. WHAT:  To promote reading during National Young Reader Week, Laura Smith, the Principal of Casita Center in Vista, California will read all day at school – from  when the first bell rings until the last bell rings for the day! The […]

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CAMERAS ON THE GO Academy of Visual and Performing Arts

By   /  November 10, 2014  /  Local  /  No Comments

“There they are!” my wife exclaimed. I glanced where she had pointed and I saw them too. The group coming down the sidewalk was stretched out over approximately 50 feet and I could tell immediately it was the young artists from the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts. It was the cameras that gave them […]

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North County Trade Tech High School Hosted Its 3rd College and Career Day

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  Local, News  /  No Comments

  And what a success it was! College programs, apprenticeships, job opportunities and job interviewing tips were just a few of the numerous topics being discussed during North County Trade High School’s annual College and Career Day held on October 15th.  Students participated in College and Career Day activities by choosing three presentations that provided […]

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Ms. Whimplewart and The School of Times Past

By   /  October 23, 2014  /  Local, News  /  No Comments

By Pat Murphy…Vista has one of the best Museums on the West Coast. Visitors and volunteers come from all over the United States to see the Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum.  The museum covers some 55 acres and is located just behind and off the curve of North Santa Fe where the Guajome Park […]

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VISTA SCHOOLS ARTS FESTIVAL SET FOR SATURDAY

By   /  October 15, 2014  /  Local, News  /  No Comments

By Ray Huard …..More than 5,000 people are expected to converge on downtown Vista Saturday for the annual Vista Unified School District Festival of the Arts. Student art work from every grade level from every school in the district will be on display, from the beginning work of kindergarten students to the professional level artwork […]

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