Colt to show at Miami’s Freedom Tower
Check out this story in The Miami Herald in the Entertainment Section for Monday, October 31, 2011 on Kadir Nelson, Class of 1992: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/10/30/2476526/freedom-tower-exhibit-pays-homage.html#storylink=fbuser
2000 - 2001 ASB
On Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 close to a hundred Americorp volunteers from around the United States came together at Colina Del Sol Park and Crawford. One group painted over 5 utility boxes and all the trash cans in the park. Another group painted the Urban Agriculture mural on Crawford’s 20,000 square foot garden site. All the designs were created by MVAS and IDEA students taking Ms....
You might want to read this KBPS story about the Crawford New Arrival Center at the following link: http://www.kpbs.org/news/2011/oct/28/new-arrivals-classes-crash-course-being-american-h/ Photo by Victor Perez, Class of 1971 © 2007
By trade, Ted Suggs was an illustrator and metal sculptor. However, he was equally known for another art form of sorts: creating bizarre names and identities for himself, with apparel and attitude to match. One day he could be Ted the Dragon, which he dubbed himself at his Spanish Village studio in Balboa Park. Another day he could be Theodore Thunderbritches, resplendent in fighter pilot gear....
RSS News Feed
What is an RSS news feed and why you should consider using it? RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication and is a system which delivers the latest news and features to your computer, rather like an old fashioned news wire. Users can get updated content automatically sent from dozens of websites, saving you the hassle of having to click from site to site in order to get the latest stories. An...
SDUSD budget options
City education officials are exploring various avenues to solve the San Diego Unified School District’s budget problems in the wake of public outcry that erupted over recent recommendations to close campuses. Although the school board has threatened to adopt drastic cuts, trustees have backed off some of the most dire proposals and instead has attempted to pressure the state into increased...
Scott Lynn Bankston, Class of 1968 Passed Away on October 21, 2011
Class of 1962… 2001 - 40th Year Reunion
View the Class of 1962 - 40th Reunion photos at the Catamaran Hotel at the John Fry Alumni Website at: http://www.johnfry.com/pages/Reunion6240.html.
SDUSD’s gets credit rating downgrade
Moody’s Investors Service on Thursday, October 27, 2011 downgraded the San Diego Unified School District’s credit rating a notch, citing the district’s “substantially narrowed financial flexibility” because it has drawn down reserves in recent years. The agency downgraded ratings on $1.6 billion of outstanding general obligation bonds the...
SDUSD poised to call off school closures
San Diego Unified school board member Scott Barnett today proposed halting the district’s school closure process at a press conference. Also, at a news conference today Thursday, October 27, 2011 trustee Scott Barnett called to abandon district recommends to close or consolidate schools, save for a few instances that might provide students with improved facilities and stronger academic...
Thanks to a Teacher
Mission Federal Credit Union is proud to announce its 4th annual I’m Thankful for My Teacher campaign October 17-November 30, 2011 in conjunction with Cox Communications and Junior Achievement. This year, it’s even easier to tell teachers that you’re thankful for them— with their online form, a note can be submitted in no time! Just visit http://www.missionfed.com/im-thankful.
Crawford Complex Announcements
*11th Grade CAHSEE ELA - November 1st, 2011 *11th Grade CAHSEE Math - November 2nd, 2011 *ACT Registration - November 4th, 2011 *Term 1 Ends - November 4th, 2011 *MVAS Assembly - November 4th, 2011 *SAT - November 5th, 2011 *1st Annual SDUSD GLEE sing out - November 5th, 2011 *IDEA Assembly - November 7th, 2011 *SAT Registration Deadline - November 8th, 2011 *CHAMPs - Assembly - November 8th,...
Next week the The Family Health Center’s Mobile Medical Clinic will be coming to Crawford on Friday, November 4th at 8:30AM -12PM. Hosted by the Crawford Community Connection. They will be here to see families in the front parking lot of the school. Minors must be accompanied by an adult if he or she wants to be seen by the clinic.
Last weekend Crawford students David Ramirez and Jorge Lara took an Honorable Mention Award in the 7th Annual CanStruction Event held at the Westfield Horton Plaza in Downtown San Diego. The students created a structure made completely from cans and erected their work for display to the pubic from October 22-23. Once the structures were taken down, all of the food was donated to local San Diego...
Board Paints Dire Picture
Facing an angry crowd of parents, students and teachers, the San Diego school board talked doom and gloom Tuesday, October 25, 2011 night, taking on dire issues that have stirred unrest for weeks— fiscal insolvency, campus closures and selling off district property among them. Hundreds turned out to protest recent recommendations from the San Diego Unified School District that more than...
Check out the Ken Burton early 1970’s Crawford High Water Polo photos on the First Thursdays Group Facebook Wall at: http://www.facebook.com/groups/251988654055/10150499544954056/?notif_t=group_activity
Remember the Facebook Message Board…
Will C. Crawford High School Alumni Facebook Wall & News Feed: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Will-C-Crawford-High-School-Alumni/302277597878?ref=ts
San Diego Unified District and the San Diego Community College District Board meet on Tuesday, October 25, 2011. The boards pledged to build upon their past and existing partnerships in moving forward, and they indicated a unanimous goal of moving forward in a systemic manner based upon overall service and quality assurance, not just ad hoc developments of an individualized nature. The two...
A Real Possibility
More than a dozen San Diego schools would be shut down, relocated or consolidated next year under a stunning recommendation issued on Thursday, October 20, 2011 by the city school district, which officials say is on the brink of insolvency. On top of that, 21 additional schools could be shut down or merge should the San Diego Unified School District require a second round of campus...
Crawford Colts Get Together
If you when to Crawford during the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s this venue might be just for you! The 1st Thursday Group is for Crawford High School Alumni of San Diego and meets at the Amigo Spot Mexican Restaurant of the Kings Inn in Mission Valley on the first Thursday of the month. This is an open group and has a Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/groups/251988654055/.
Crawford Colts of the 80’s Social Network
Colts of the 80’s Alumni (& Family) Get Together - August 14, 2011. If you when to Crawford during the 1980’s this Facebook group is looking for you! The site is a closed group that can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org and the Facebook page is at: http://www.facebook.com/groups/coltsalumi/. This group has been holding a Crawford Colts HAPPY HOUR Get-Together at Hooley’s Irish...
$4 million dollar mortgage
Actor, director, set and production designer, librettist, choreographer, musician, producer and impresario, the Artistic Director of Lyric Opera San Diego, J. Sherwood Montgomery (Jack), Class of 1962 is truly a renaissance man of the theatre. Too bad the Lyric Opera announced on Friday October 14, 2011 that it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and furloughed Montgomery.
Class of 1976… 2011 - 35th Year Reunion
Class of 1961… 2011 - 50th Year Reunion
The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership has awarded a $2.9 million Virtual Learning grant to the San Diego Unified School District. The project is titled Operation Student Virtual Learning and will be implemented over a 3-year period. The focus of the grant is to provide military students with expanded access to online courses to help address course...
California Education Insolvency Crisis at a Glance...
SDUSD Food Service
The Food Services program believes that healthy bodies make healthy minds. The focus is on offering meals that are nutritious and well received by students. Food Services programs serve more than 135,000 meals and snacks daily to schools.
If SDUSD Goes Insolvent
What happens if the San Diego Unified District Schools go insolvent? It would trigger a takeover that would push the state to loan the district millions of dollars to pay for its bills. Declaring insolvency would spur radical changes in the district’s operations. In exchange for the loan, the law requires local officials to hand over control of the district to the state. Ironically, it...
Warren Wiebe was a pure singer whose celebrity never seemed to reach the heights of his vocal range. But some musical figures—Quincy Jones and David Foster, among them— made sure he received at least some of the exposure his voice deserved. In 1984, at a birthday party for Burt Bacharach, he met composer-producer Foster, who was enchanted by Mr. Wiebe’s singing. “David’s reactions...
Lady Colts Potluck
Class of 1978, October 15, 2011
SDUSD joined Partnership for Children.
The City Heights Educational Collaborative is a partnership between San Diego State University (SDSU), the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD), the San Diego Education Association (SDEA), and Price Charities. City Heights is a vibrant inner-city community in the Mid-City San Diego neighborhood. Approximately 72,000 people live in a 3 square mile area. A significant number of these...
“Over the past several weeks, district staff has been briefing the Board on our General Fund departmental budgets as a starting point for the development of next year’s budget. Unfortunately and concurrently, we are also considering a strategy to accommodate upwards of $30 million in midyear cuts that would be implemented in January. Our district staff, parents, and the greater community must be...
The nutrition services director for San Diego city schools is one of six “Health Happens Heros” award recipients across the state named by the California Endowment. Gary Petill, San Diego Unified School District Food Service Director received the honor for working to improve healthy eating habits by offering more fruits and vegetables and implementing lunchroom salad bars featuring local and...
Down the Road to Insolvency
SDUSD School Board President Richard Barrera is talking about San Diego schools insolvency as being a potential reality. “If $30 million midyear cuts happen, we cannot solve that problem— we cannot cut another ($118 million) out of our budget,” said board President Richard Barrera. “Is insolvency real? Yeah, with midyear cuts.” From October 12, 2011 Union Tribune article.
U.S. Department of Education
According to a new report released by the Council of the Great City Schools, 77 percent of major city school systems need funds for repairs, renovations, modernization and new construction to meet 21st century educational needs. The report, Facility Needs and Costs in America’s Great City Schools, states that the total facilities needs in 50 major city public school districts amount to...
Gary Malone, Class of 1972 Passed Away on August 18, 2011