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Vista Adult School’s Resource & Career Fair

By   /  April 21, 2017  /  Local  /  No Comments

 Vista Adult School’s Resource & Career Fair on April 26th at 5:30 to 7:30 pm Vista Adult School  510 Sunset Drive, VistaGather Valuable Resource Information on: Careers/Employment, Housing, Healthcare, Education, Food & Shelter, Counseling and Much More! Vista Adult School is still recruiting employers and agencies. This even it free and open to the community! Contact […]

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Vista Unified School District To Be Recognized At Education Awards

By   /  April 18, 2017  /  Local  /  No Comments

Almost one-third of students nationwide leave high school without the skills necessary to succeed in college or the workforce. San Diego is impacted by this problem, with 53,000 young adults between the ages of 16 to 24 who are not working or in school. Local K-12 schools are working to teach essential skills to students […]

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“Conserve My Planet” Initiative Celebrates Earth Day

By   /  April 13, 2017  /  Local  /  No Comments

VUSD, Schneider Electric Partner For Innovative Energy Education Curriculum; “Green Bike” Donated To District Schools To Be Unveiled  Vista, CA | April  2017 – As Earth Day week approaches, scores of students at Vista’s Monte Vista Elementary School are preparing to celebrate a months-long program to educate their peers about energy efficiency. Select students have […]

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Devin Vodicka, EdD Superintendent Resigns Effective May 1st

By   /  April 8, 2017  /  Local  /  No Comments

April 6, 2017 Esteemed Colleagues– It is with a great deal of mixed emotions that I share this announcement that I have been hired as the Chief Impact Officer for AltSchool in San Francisco and I will be resigning as Superintendent of the Vista Unified School District, effective May 1, 2017. AltSchool presents a very […]

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Vista High’s Anthony Barela Is Tops Among Principals

By   /  March 30, 2017  /  Local  /  No Comments

 Ray Huard … Vista High School Principal Anthony Barela said that his biggest challenge is “just managing the sheer volume of things that come up.” Barela has met the challenge so well that he was named 2017 high school Principal of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators Region 18, which covers San Diego […]

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“Bridging the Digital Divide”

By   /  March 30, 2017  /  Local  /  No Comments

 California Middle School Wins First-Ever Digital Equity Video Challenge Washington, DC (March 24, 2017) – CoSN today announced that Rancho Minerva Middle School in California’s Vista Unified School District is the winner of the first-ever Digital Equity Student Video Challenge. The school was chosen among more than 50 student groups from across the United States and Canada.  Leaders and […]

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CAPTURING KIDS’ PASSION MAKES THIS SCHOOL A SPECIAL PLACE

By   /  March 27, 2017  /  Local  /  No Comments

Ray Huard ….At Temple Heights Elementary School, third graders in teacher George Doyle’s class will welcome their parents to an April open house with a video they created on iPad computer tablets. With Doyle’s help, they discovered through the Internet how to sketch a self-portrait that will be included in the video, write a script, […]

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HELPING OTHERS BE THEIR BEST EARNS STUDENT COUNTY AWARD

By   /  March 26, 2017  /  Local  /  No Comments

Ray Huard …. A Vista High School senior described by one of his teachers as “the real deal” has been named San Diego County March student of the month by the San Diego County Office of Education and San Diego NBC7. “I never thought this would happen,” Kevin Medici said as he was greeted by cheering […]

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Vista USD Unveils New State Evaluation “Dashboard”

By   /  March 16, 2017  /  Local  /  No Comments

Test Score Measurement Replaced With 11 Indicators For Measuring Performance Vista, CA | March  2017 – “Schools and students are more than test scores,” states Vista Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Devin Vodicka. “The new LCFF Evaluation Rubrics and the California School Dashboard will give a more comprehensive look at district and school performance.” On […]

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Vista Unified’s Career Technical Education program

By   /  February 20, 2017  /  Local  /  No Comments

Ray Huard….Kelly McKinney is a woman on a mission – ramp up the high school courses in Vista Unified School District that give students the training to go to work when they graduate or move on to college for additional training. “We learned from the community that they’re asking for this,” said McKinney, who was […]

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CHINESE STUDENTS EXCITED BY THEIR TIME IN A VISTA MIDDLE SCHOOL

By   /  January 30, 2017  /  Local  /  No Comments

  Ray Huard…. Shanghai sixth-grader Youan Xi said she was surprised to see every student at Vista Magnet Middle school working on computer tablets. “In the class, they use computers. We never use computers,” said Xi, one of 14 Chinese middle school students who spent a week going to classes at Visa Magnet. Zhao Jing, an […]

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VISTA SCHOOLS CHANGING THE FACE OF EDUCTATION

By   /  January 27, 2017  /  Local  /  No Comments

  Ray Huard…Something as simple as furniture is a sign of a school district on the move. So said Devin Vodicka as he reviewed progress made during his first five years as superintendent of the Vista Unified School District. “We’re swapping out furniture that stays in one spot, and we’re moving to the more mobile […]

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Find Out About School District’s International Program At Community Forum

By   /  January 26, 2017  /  Local  /  No Comments

  Ray Huard … Michaela Jackson said she wanted classes that would dare her to think critically. “I wanted to challenge myself,” Michaela said. Alexander Kriksciun wanted a curriculum that gave him a taste of the freedom he’ll have in college to choose what he studies. Bryce Picton wanted courses that looked “at broad concepts rather than […]

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Vista Middle Schoolers Sending Experiment To Space Station

By   /  January 23, 2017  /  Local  /  No Comments

Ray Huard…Perseverance paid off for a Vista eighth-grader, who dreamed of sending a science experiment into space. Thirteen-year-old Evie Currington is among five Vista Magnet Middle School students whose proposal to study the effects of microgravity on the regeneration of a type of flatworm was chosen to be included on a mission to the International […]

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BIG Jim’s BIG Sandwich Day

By   /  January 17, 2017  /  Local  /  1 Comment

  Pat Murphy…..Big Jim’s BIG Sandwich Day started at 4:30 am when most of us were still asleep. His helper Roger arrived at 5:30 and the rest of the crew shortly followed. Big Jim if you don’t already know, is the retired Marine that owns and operates Big Jim’s 395 Grill on E. Vista Way. […]

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Vista Unified’s Jeff Geyer An Innovator For School Safety

By   /  January 7, 2017  /  Local  /  No Comments

Ray Huard …. When San Diego County school official wanted to overhaul the way schools respond to threats on and off campus, Jeff Geyer of the Vista Unified School District was among those they turned to for help. Geyer, the district’s safety and environmental manager, had long felt that schools needed options beyond going automatically to […]

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Community Unites To Give Vista Unified Students Options For Higher Learning

By   /  December 29, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

Ray Huard …More students than ever in the Vista Unified School District are completing a series of courses needed to get into a four-year college in the California university system. But school officials say that’s not good enough. They’ve enlisted the help of community partners such as the United Way of San Diego County, North […]

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GIRLS CONFERENCE AIMS TO INSPIRE MIDDLE SCHOOLERS

By   /  December 25, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

Ray Huard ….. When Linda Guerrero was in high school, a guidance counselor told her she wouldn’t go to college. “I didn’t fit the profile,” Guerrero said. “I didn’t have parents who were involved. I didn’t have parents who spoke English. I hadn’t been exposed to college.” But an English teacher took an interest in Guerrero, […]

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Making a Difference

By   /  December 19, 2016  /  Local  /  2 Comments

They CAN and DO make a difference, a big difference. Who are they? ….They are Alamosa Park 3rd Graders, 23 of them. They are 7 and 8 year olds who are showing the world how to give back. Their teacher, Luann Engstrom has taught at Alamosa Park Elementary for 30 years and still has the […]

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Dynamic School Board Installation

By   /  December 19, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

After covering the recent election for the three seats on the Board of Trustees for the Vista Unified District, I wanted to attend the meeting where the newly elected officials would be installed. As we drove the short distance to the Vista Civic Center I was mentally recalling the interviews I had conducted with all […]

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