Parents use technology
As schools increase their use of technology, so too have parents in the pursuit of nudging their children toward graduation, college and adulthood. Parents at 55 campuses in the San Diego Unified School District can peruse their children’s homework assignments, check grades and measure their progress meeting college admission requirements— from their personal computers.
The Pacer 50 years ago
For an interesting trip down Memory Lane click on this link http://www.johnfry.com/pages/Pacer610427.html and visit the John Fry website and read the April 27, 1961 Pacer.
CHAMPs Mu Alpha Theta Ceremony
As the auditorium doors opened, 103 proud students from the Crawford Educational Complex moved down the aisles, took their seats and waited anxiously for the induction ceremony to begin. Once the speeches were delivered and each inductee had the opportunity to shine on stage individually, the ceremony was finalized with a unified “I do” as the students were officially admitted into Mu Alpha...
Crawford MVAS Farm to School Program Video
Interns from Crawford Media and Visual Arts School (MVAS) and Farm to School Specialist Vanessa Zajfen recently went on location to shoot footage for the district’s new Farm to School video. Filmed on location at Suzie’s Farm (right) in Imperial Beach and in the Crawford cafeteria, the video tracks the journey of certified organic broccoli as it went from farm to school as the district’s...
Congratulations to the 2010 - 2011 Crawford...
Edith Chavez, Crawford CHAMPs for Mathematics. The Scholarship Announcement Ceremony was held on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at Sea World.
National Teacher Appreciation Week
San Diego Unified joins districts across the nation in celebrating National Teacher Appreciation week, May 1-7, and National Teacher Day on May 3. The week helps draw attention to the important role teachers play in making sure every child receives a quality public education.
SDUSD bus delays
At least 11 campuses saw delays of up to an hour last Wednesday, April 27, 2011 to their bus service for about 250 of the 18,000 students who rely on the San Diego Unified School District for transportation. Some bus drivers are taking furlough days this week and district transportation staff has tapped its pool of substitute drivers to fill in.
Crawford High Reunions
Crawford High Class of 2001, 10th Reunion Reunion - La Pinata Restaurant, Old Town, September 17, 2011 Contact: Brenda Laguna email: firstname.lastname@example.org website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/crawfordclass2001/ website: http://www.facebook.com/?sk=2361831622#!/group.php?gid=131772213522196&ref=ts
Crawford Complex Announcements
*AP Testing - May 2nd to 6th, 2011 *Teacher Apperception Night PETCO Park - May 6th, 2011 *SAT Test - May 7th, 2011 *AP Testing - May 9th, 2011 *CHSEE Make Up - May 10th and 11th, 2011 *CST Testing - May 10th to 12th, 2011 *Term 4 Progress Report - May 13th, 2011 *Senior Exhibition - May 18th and 9th, 2011 *Sports Awards - May 24th, 2011 *CSC - May 25th, 2011 *International Affair Event - May...
SDUSD puts off discussion of cuts
Superintendent Bill Kowba canceled a news conference on Tuesday, April 27, 2011 scheduled to discuss the San Diego Unified School District’s so-called doomsday budget, saying there were too many unknowns with the state’s finances. The SDUSD will not propose any further budget cuts until Governor Brown issues the “May revise,” state spending plan expected to be released on May 13, 2011.
Gail Mitchell, Class of 1971 is the R&B and Hip Hop Editor for Billboard Magazine.
Idris Ahmed didn’t realize it at the time, but a mountain hike he took four years ago with Outdoor Outreach when he was a freshman at Crawford High changed his life’s path. Read more about Idris in the Friday, April 22, 2011 Union-Tribune issue of SignOnSanDiedgo at: http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/apr/22/outdoor-outreachs-magical-formula-produces-superst/
International Affair Sales
The International Affair will be held on May 26, 2010 from 12:00PM to 1:00PM at the Baseball Field. Clubs and organizations from the complex should take part in participating by selling different kinds foods or by hosting a booth to promote the school’s diversity and expose cultures from other nations to our fellow students.
$49,000 Investment given to SDUSD
To kick off the organization’s annual Public Schools Month, the Masons of California recently presented a check for $49,000 to Superintendent Bill Kowba to be applied towards scholarships for high school students. The Investment in Success Scholarship Program offers a unique opportunity for students who may not appear to be college-bound or may not be recognized for academic success, but who...
The California Department of Education (CDE) created a website to help parents gain a clearer understanding of the STAR Program. There are also practice questions for students. The website is located at http://www.starsamplequestions.org.
May is California Fitness Month
Schools can win valuable prizes, like a state-of-the-art fitness center, by participating in the 2011 Governor’s Challenge Competition—a free fitness contest among K-12 schools.
I would also like to take this opportunity to invite you to visit our school at any time. We are proud of our students and proud of our accomplishments and always enjoy and appreciate an opportunity to showcase the powerful teaching and learning taking place on our campus. Principal William Lane
Libraries to close at Dozens of Schools
More than one out of every four elementary schools in the City of San Diego is slated to have no one to staff its library next year. Nobody is sure how school libraries will operate with nobody to staff them, not even the manager who oversees all the libraries in San Diego Unified School District.
Superintendent Bill Kowba
Kowba disputed widespread reports issued by the teachers union that the San Diego Unified School District is sitting on $66 million in surplus funds that could eliminate layoffs in the San Diego Unified School District, April 22, 2011. “This has been a difficult week for our employees and this inaccurate information gave them false hope,” Kowba said at a news conference held on the campus of a...
Crawford Students Win Laptops
Two college-bound Crawford High CHAMPs students, Tantalera Conley and Milia Hin, won new HP laptops by placing first and second in an essay contest sponsored by Friends of Children United Society (FOCUS). A third laptop that was donated by the organization will be awarded to a student who has raised their proficiency levels at least 20 points in the last year. Tantalera will attend San Diego...
Did You Know
Planet Protector clubs and other earth-friendly efforts at schools around San Diego Unified, along with district-wide recycling programs that save 61,000 trees a month, and the largest solar energy installation of any school district in United States, are just a few things going on to celebrate Earth Day on Friday, April 22, 2011.
Crawford High School
On View through August 14, 2011
Among the Han dynasty jades and Indian terra-cotta works in “The Horse,” an exhibit at Chicago’s Field Museum, stands a contemporary piece showing a very personal bond between an artist and her horse. “Isbelle,” a 2001 life-size bronze sculpture (pictured) by California, born artist Deborah Butterfield, Class of 1966 wraps up an exhibition that charts the history,...
Media Arts Center San Diego
Crawford High Students Do LIVE Beatboxing Session with MACSD Staff during a May 13, 2010 visit.
The $66 Million Dollar Question
The teachers union argues that San Diego Unified has $66 million that it could use immediately to cancel layoffs for hundreds of school employees. But the school district says if it tapped the money, it would only end up deeper in the hole for next year and the year after. Chief Financial Officer Ron Little says the funds are nothing new. The $57 million includes a onetime funding bump of $30...
New Arrival Center at Crawford
The New Arrival Center at the Crawford Educational Complex focuses on getting students that have just arrived to the country ready for the English language challenges in high school.
Ballot measure to revamp SDUSD schools
The proposal calls for an expansion of the San Diego Unified School District’s five-member elected board to include four additional members to be appointed by a committee consisting of parents, heads of local universities and a business representative. It would also impose term limits on trustees and require that they are voted into office in geographic regions in San Diego, rather than the...
LAB Law Academy
The School of Law supports the following extracurricular activities - Teen Court, Peer Mediation, the Equity in Funding Project, Leaders in Action and Collective Voices. All of these extracurricular programs has an emphasis on matters that relate to law, restorative justice and/or helping to shape public policy through student voice.
AVID at Crawford
The Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) prepares students to being ready for a four-year university. To be in the AVID program, students must apply, interview, maintain a high GPA, enroll in Advanced Placement (AP) classes, and take on an extra workload.
“There are very few schools in this country with the diversity that we experience at Crawford. MVAS is a subset of Crawford. I expect that you will grow physically, emotionally and intellectually during your high school years. Respect for each other’s differences is an avenue we show our growth. The faculty at MVAS is an exceptional team of motivated educators. Our highest priority is your...
MVAS Partners with Walk San Diego
Students, teachers, and administration at MVAS (Multimedia and Visual Arts School) have been partnering with WalkSanDiego to make their local park, Colina Del Sol Park, a safer and more usable facility. The park rests just a few blocks in between the Crawford Educational Complex and Fay Elementary School. Last May 25, 2011 local residents, students, graduates, and teachers from nearby...
Recently over 40 parents and students from the Somali community gathered in the Crawford Educational Complex cafeteria to discuss how to have their concerns heard by the school board and come together to make sure their students’ needs were being met.
Labor leaders launch citywide budget rallies
Some 27 rallies have been held in the past three weeks, local demonstrations that have fostered a decidedly more intimate climate than the typical protests staged at the San Diego Unified School District headquarters.
One Teacher is Exciting Students about Calculus
Crawford High teacher Jonathan Winn, recently named San Diego Unified High School Teacher of the Year, said he nearly ended his teaching career after only two years but was inspired to stay by a fellow educator who believed all students could succeed in math. Winn now teaches AP calculus in the school’s theater to accommodate a class of 100 students. Click on this link to read the story...
Crawford’s 1st Annual Egg Hunt
On Friday, April 22nd, at 12:30PM sharp, the Class of 2011 will host the 1st Annual Egg Hunt at the Campus Softball Field. There will be over 840 eggs stuffed with prizes for students to grab. Tickets are available at the Finance Office and the Student Store for only $5.00.
The Crawford Urban Garden
Established in February 2006, the Crawford High School garden, which is 100% organic, has been a complete a success. It is facilitated by MVAS math teacher, Michelle Raymond and Kristin Kvernland from the International Rescue Committee.
1961 Senior Prom
Legal Theme Movies Showcased
The Crawford Center for Social Justice will be hosting a series of movies with free popcorn and drinks. San Diego State Professor Bruce Hurely will present a series of movies followed by a discussion group. The series is titled Humanities Journey and is based on a course he teaches at SDSU. The movies are intended for all cluster students, staff, and families. The first move will be held on...
On March 23rd, nineteen students from the Multimedia and Visual Arts School (MVAS) were invited to graphically record the Visions of Education event at High Tech High International. The event had over 200 attendees and was one of the most important educational gatherings in San Diego’s history with keynote speakers including Qualcomm founder Irwin Jacobs, San Diego County Superintendant Randolph...
Chalk One UP for MVAS
Crawford MVAS students participated in the Little Italy Street Painting Festival during the October 11, 2009 Gesso Italiano in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood.
The SDUSD Board
The SDUSD Board adopted an anti-bulling policy on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 during a meeting that turned emotional when students, teachers and district officials shared personal stories of harassment. Trustees also passed a resolution in support of AB 9, “Seth’s Law,” that would require all California school districts to adopt anti-bullying policies similar to the one approved for the San Diego...
Mann Students Visit Crawford
8th graders from Horace Mann Middle School got a taste of what high school life will be like in the four small schools at the Crawford Educational Complex. These middle school students will be the class of 2015, and Crawford wanted to welcome them to their neighborhood high school and show them the wide range of courses they offer. The high school was also eager to showcase the diversity in the...
Crawford Students Tour Colleges
Over 40 students from the Crawford Educational Complex that showed up at the school before the sun rose on Tuesday, March 22nd. These tired but eager students are part of CSF (the California Scholarship Federation), and they were taking a tour of colleges in the Los Angeles area. The CSF organization emphasizes high standards of scholarship and community service for California high school...