Editor’s Note: This is one in the Sentinel’s “Where Are They Now?” series about Ramona graduates — where they are and what they are doing. By Karen Brainard A 1996 Ramona High School graduate has been selected as one of the 10 brightest young scientists and engineers throughout the country by Popular Science magazine. David [...]
Days of students using pencils to fill in the bubbles on paper tests from the state are over. School districts instead are preparing to use computers for the state’s new Measure of Academic Performance and Progress (MAPP) exams in the spring.
Students have new online help as they plan for careers and college, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said.
“The diversity of our global economy can provide many opportunities for students, but having so many choices can be challenging as well,” Torlakson said. “With new features on two really great websites, we’re working to give students the resources they need to plan their path to a successful future.”
Oct 20 2013 | Posted in News
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By Wesley Richardson Although the school year only recently started, Ramona High School’s Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps has already made quite the impact. They have gone to numerous events throughout San Diego and Orange counties while compiling a bounty of trophies. Their athletic season started at Troy High School’s Annual Athletic Field Meet, [...]
Oct 19 2013 | Posted in Schools
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A seventh-grade student suffered a broken toe and bruises when she was hit by a car in the staff parking lot at Olive Peirce Middle School around 7:40 a.m. Wednesday, said the school’s principal.
The girl was crossing the staff lot to reach the school building when the car, traveling about 5 mph, struck her, said Principal Pauline Leavitt. She was transported to an area hospital by the Ramona Fire Department. Leavitt said the student was expected to be in school on Friday.
“We’re obviously taking this pretty seriously,” said Leavitt, adding that she will review the school’s procedures about students walking in the staff parking lot.
“It’s very busy in the morning,” she said.
Students are encouraged to walk on the sidewalks to the school, she noted.
The sheriff’s department is investigating the incident, said the principal.
The Great ShakeOut—Kindergarten students in Aida Martinez’s class at Ramona Elementary take cover and hold on during the Great ShakeOut earthquake drill at 10:17 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17. People across the country participated in the drill.
Parents of a 6-year-old first-grader experienced what the child’s father calls a horrible and surreal event as he, school officials and parents searched for approximately 20 minutes before finding the child about a mile from school.
While the child’s parents commended the teacher for her immediate response last Monday afternoon, they are concerned about what they believe is unprofessional and retaliatory behavior and said they will file a complaint with Ramona Unified School District.
Oct 16 2013 | Posted in News
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Carnival rides, a dunk tank, mechanical bull riding, music and food are part of Ramona High School’s plans for Coming Home Night tonight.
Presented by the RHS Associated Student Body, the sixth annual event is open to the community and promises activities for all ages.
The Ramona Quadruple Crown Series for elementary school children returns this school year with the first race kicking off Wednesday, Oct. 9, at James Dukes Elementary School.
This is a collaborative effort and all elementary school children in Ramona and Julian are encouraged to participate. Students do not need to be a member of any running club or team. The events are free but donations are accepted to help cover costs.
Trustees want more details before they approve how Ramona Unified School District will spend the nearly $1.2 million the state will provide to implement Common Core State Standards in language arts and math next school year.
The district has two years to spend the money, and it can only be used for professional development, instructional materials and technology, Theresa Grace, senior director of education services, told the trustees last Thursday. It amounts to about $200 per student, based on 2012-13 enrollment.