Ramona Unified School District has selected Sonny Adams as its 2013 Classified Employee of the Year.
Adams has served the district as a vehicle and equipment mechanic in the Transportation Department since 2004, and is responsible for maintaining the district’s many school buses and vehicles, according to Superintendent Robert Graeff.
Sergio Estrada, teacher at Olive Peirce Middle School by day, guitar instructor by afternoon, and professional musician by night, is always searching for ways to bring hands-on experiences to his students, whether it is in the Olive Peirce Today video studio or his after-school music classes.
His three worlds came together recently, forming a partnership between Estrada and Taylor Guitars of El Cajon.
The U.S. Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment Ceremony will be coming to Ramona on March 13.
The ceremony features the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, the Silent Drill Platoon and the Marine Corps Color Guard. They will perform at Ramona High School at 10 a.m. The public is welcome.
Mar 9 2013 | Posted in News
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Enrollment in Ramona’s public schools peaked at 7,271 students in 2001-02 and has declined every year since.
Ramona Unified officials predict that trend will continue in the 2013-14 school year, when they expect 5,712 students — 153 fewer than this year.
Spring open houses at Ramona public schools will start with a Bulldawg Expo at Ramona High School, 1401 Hanson Lane, on Thursday, March 7, at 6 p.m.
Unlike a traditional open house, Bulldawg Expo is designed for parents of incoming ninth-graders.
Also on the Open House calendar are:
Dean E. Vogel, president of the California Teachers Association, talks with Mt. Woodson Elementary Principal Theresa Grace in the staff lounge during his visit to Ramona on yesterday, Feb. 27. His first stop in town was Mt. Woodson Elementary, where he visited Jennifer McSparran, Ramona Unified and San Diego County Teacher of the Year, and talked with other staff.
College may still be four or five years away, but students at Olive Peirce Middle School are already thinking ahead and planning for their future.
In the past few years the middle school has built a culture of college and career awareness largely due to the efforts of the school’s National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) led by eighth-grade English language arts teacher Ingrid Forbes. The group’s latest venture was coordinating a schoolwide College Week that included a flag
Unable to resolve their differences during initial negotiations and mediation, Ramona teachers and the school district are headed to a fact-finding hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 27.
The California Public Employment Relations Board hearing will be conducted by a panel of three in the board room of the district offices at 720 Ninth St. Each side appoints a panel member. The third is the impartial chairperson.
Students at Hanson Elementary School participate in Jump Rope for Heart on Valentine’s Day to raise funds for the American Heart Association. Twirling the jump rope are fourth-graders Mia Devlin and Jack Roseberry as Jacob Macias, left, Olivia Villalpando and Nick Husovsky jump high in unison. All grades took part in the fundraiser, led by second-grade teacher Sherry Torpin and specialized academic instructor Vida Pedrico-Philbrick. This is the 10th year the two teachers have organized
On Saturday, Feb. 2, the coaches of Ramona High School’s girls softball team caught a small glimpse of the future when 52 young athletes took to the field at the high school softball complex as participants in the annual RHS Girls Softball Clinic.
Twenty RHS softball players led the campers ranging in age from 4 to 14 in team warm-up activities before instructing participants in hitting techniques, infield skills and outfield drills.