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School’s (Not) Out For Summer in Vista

By   /  July 10, 2017  /  Local  /  No Comments

Summer Programs Keep Schools, Staff Busy. From Learning to Facilities to Professional Development, VUSD Stays Busy Year Round VISTA, CA. July  2017 – Summer is one of the busiest times of the year for local school districts, and that’s no exception in the Vista Unified School District. From summer learning programs to teacher training, facilities […]

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School District Partnership With Non Profit Expanding

By   /  June 26, 2017  /  Local  /  No Comments

Ray Huard…. More children will get a chance to go to preschool under an expanding partnership between the Vista Unified School District and the nonprofit Educational Enrichment Systems. Educational Enrichment Systems is renovating three classrooms at the school district’s Vista Innovation and Early Education Center, 838 Olive Avenue, to be used for a full-day year-round preschool […]

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Middle Schoolers Become “Makers” At Vista Unified Summer Camp

By   /  June 22, 2017  /  Local  /  No Comments

Ray Huard ….. Eleven-year-old Riley Sisson wants to be a geologist, but she spent a week in June at Vista Innovation & Design Academy learning how electric circuits work. “I like doing experiments,” Riley said. She was among 32 Vista Unified School District middle-schoolers who took part in a Qualcomm-inspired maker camp at Vista Innovation & […]

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Education Foundation Helps Schools Make Beautiful Music

By   /  June 20, 2017  /  Local  /  No Comments

 Ray Huard …Soon, the sounds of music will be reverberating through more Vista Unified School District elementary schools, thanks in part to the Vista Education Foundation. The foundation recently donated nearly $4,500 to buy equipment to help reach a five-year goal of having a full music program in every elementary school. “It’s so awesome to […]

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VUSD To Host The CUE Rock Star Teacher Camp For 2nd Straight Year

By   /  June 12, 2017  /  Local  /  No Comments

Regional Conference Trains Educators In New Technology, Student Empowerment;  Showcases VUSD’s Teacher Training In Person and Online VISTA, CA. June  2017 – More than 120 teachers from across southern California will converge at Rancho Minerva Middle School in Vista on June 19-20 for the annual CUE Rock Star Teachers Camp. The event, produced by CUE, […]

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Rancho Minerva Middle School in Vista Named Grand Prize Winners in CA Student Media Festival

By   /  June 12, 2017  /  Local  /  No Comments

At the 51st Annual California Student Media Festival  PBS SoCal Recognizes Local Student Producers, Their Schools and Teachers 6/12 Academy Awards-like Event Named Four Grand Prize Winners   LOS ANGELES, June 3, 2017 – PBS SoCal presented awards to top local student producers, their teachers and schools at the California Student Media Festival, the nation’s oldest student […]

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Summer Meals Program Kicks Off in Vista, San Diego County

By   /  June 9, 2017  /  Local  /  No Comments

School District Feeds Thousands Each Summer at 16 Sites;  Locations Include Partner Organizations Like The Boys & Girls Club of Vista, Hosting a Celebration June 20th   VISTA, CA. June 2017 – School may be out for summer in Vista and other communities, but the need to feed hungry children continues there and across San Diego […]

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VISTA SCHOOLS WIN TOP AWARDS FOR INNOVATION

By   /  June 5, 2017  /  Local  /  No Comments

Ray Huard … Top awards for excellence in education were earned by Vista Innovation & Design Academy (VIDA) and the Vista Unified School District by an organization that connects business leaders with educators. VIDA, a Vista Unified middle school, was given the 2017 Impact Award from the San Diego-based Classroom of the Future Foundation (CFF) at […]

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Two VUSD Elementary Schools Approved as International Baccalaureate

By   /  May 19, 2017  /  Local  /  No Comments

 Primary Years Programme Schools .. Four-year long project results in certification for both VUSD magnet elementary schools; Vista joins San Diego Unified as the only other SD County district offering all three levels of IB. VISTA, CA. May  2017 – On May 17th, 2017, The International Baccalaureate welcomed two Vista elementary schools into the global community […]

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Minihorses Bring Smiles To Murray High Students

By   /  May 15, 2017  /  Local  /  No Comments

 Ray Huard … Fatima Martin was stunned when she saw two horses no bigger than a child’s hobby horse standing in the courtyard of Major General Murray High School. “I didn’t know they existed that small,” said Fatima, a junior. Rootbeer and Edward are two miniature horses who visited Murray High School as part of Helen […]

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Education Fair Touts Importance Of Early Learning

By   /  May 11, 2017  /  Local  /  No Comments

Ray Huard.…Not so long ago, children started school in kindergarten, or maybe even first grade. If parents still wait that long to put their children in school, their children will start their education with “a distinct disadvantage” that often sticks with them as they progress through school, said Carol Herrera, a trustee of the Vista […]

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VISTA HIGH NAMED STATE HONOR ROLL SCHOOL

By   /  May 8, 2017  /  Local  /  No Comments

Ray Huard … Vista High School has been named a California Honor Roll school by a national nonprofit business and educational alliance that promotes academic achievement among schools serving a high number of low income families. “After extensive analysis of student data for every public school in California, Vista High was a clear leader in getting […]

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MISSION VISTA HIGH’S ANNE FENNELL IS TOPS IN THE NATION

By   /  May 8, 2017  /  Local  /  1 Comment

Ray Huard …. She’s the best in the country, so said Magnet Schools of America in giving its top award to Mission Vista High School music teacher Anne Fennell. Fennell, who heads the Visual and Performing Arts Department at the Vista Unified School District high school, has been named National Magnet School Teacher of the year […]

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OECD Official To Tour Vista Schools & Planned Research Center

By   /  May 1, 2017  /  Local  /  No Comments

OECD Official To Tour Vista Schools & Planned Research Center VUSD: An International Model in Research and Innovation Vista, CA | April 18, 2017 – On Tuesday, May 2nd, Vista USD will welcome Stéphan Vincent-Lancrin of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The OECD is the global organizer of the PISA exams.  Vincent-Lancrin manages CERI, […]

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OECD Official To Tour Vista Schools & Planned Research Center

By   /  April 27, 2017  /  Local  /  No Comments

VUSD: An International Model in Research and Innovation Vista, CA | April 2017 – On Tuesday, May 2nd, Vista USD will welcome Stéphan Vincent-Lancrin of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The OECD is the global organizer of the PISA exams.  Vincent-Lancrin manages CERI, the OECD Center for Research and Innovation.  His responsibilities […]

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VISTA UNIFIED STUDENTS WIN STATE PHOTO CONTEST

By   /  April 24, 2017  /  Local  /  No Comments

Ray Huard…. Sophie Crawford wanted to depict the struggles and challenges she and others overcome as they work through high school. She did it with a photograph of classmate Taylor Honore, wearing a red graduation cap-and-gown, holding what appears to be a diploma in his left hand, standing with arms outstretched on the running track at […]

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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  /  2 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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