ICE at Crawford
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Border Patrol Officers from the Department of Homeland Security recently presented at a school-wide assembly at Crawford High Educational Complex about the increased use of children as drug smugglers.
Remember the 9 Colts who died during the Vietnam War in Southeast Asia. Robert William Prys, Class of 1964; Rim Michael Dungey, Class of 1964; Arnold Gary Kraviz, Class of 1965; James William Wright II, Class of 1966; Meredith Alton Gabriel, Class of 1965; John Marshall Callaham Jr.; Steven Douglas Bartman, Class of 1967; John Leroy Flinn, Class of 1960 and Michael Patrick Murphy, Class of 1966.
Crawford Complex Announcements
*Yearbook Signing Party - June 1st, 2011 *SAT Test - June 4th, 2011 *CSC - June 8th, 2011 *Last Day for Seniors - June 8th, 2011 *Disneyland Grad Night - June 8th, 2011 *Senior Breakfast - June 9th, 2011 *Rehearsal and Cap & Gown Distribution - June 9th, 2011 *Senior BBQ - June 10th, 2011 *ACT Test - June 11th, 2011 *End of Term 4 & Semester 2nd - June 13th, 2011 *Graduation Day - June...
5 year plan to keep students closer to home
More than 43 percent of students in the San Diego Unified School District rejected their neighborhood campus this year for one elsewhere in the city. Some students ride buses three hours a day to and from school for the chance to learn a foreign language, embrace the arts or emerge themselves in science. Many flee their local campus for one that performs better academically. Superintendent...
No school on Memorial Day
All San Diego Unified School District offices and schools will be closed Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day.
Home of the Colts
Photo by Kelly Kim, Class of 2011.
Crawford CHAMPs on Top 13 List
The schools are honored for doing the best job of preparing average students for college by offering rigorous curriculum. Scores are determined by dividing the number of Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) tests taken at a school by the number of graduating seniors according to the Washington Post.
3rd Annual CORE Conference
Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 from 8AM to 4PM at Crawford High School. The event will have presentations on healthy relationships, a workshop where students can freely talk about the issues important to them regarding the high rates of teen pregnancy and STDs seen in the community, and many other activities.
29th Annual People in Preservation Awards
Sandy Shapery, Class of 1961 is was named Preservationist of the Year by the Save Our Heritage Organization for his 40 years of buying and restoring historic buildings from Del Mar to South Park.
SDUSD’s Farm to School program began in September 2010. Since that time, the Food Services Department (FSD) has served a locally grown fruit or vegetable every month at 241 school sites and has purchased 50 tons of local foods. Sourcing the “Harvest of the Month” is a big challenge and, believe it or not, the hunt for March 2011’s harvest began in November 2010 with a simple question: What can...
Grand Jury Blasts SDUSD Athletic Directors
A grand jury report released May 17, 2011 blasted San Diego public school athletic directors and coaches who are supposed to keep tabs on how athletic fields are used by “for profit” groups. The report, titled “Foul Ball,” describes an out-of-control process wherein some coaches and athletic directors have unilateral power to approve requests for the use of fields,...
A Class with Class
The Crawford High School Class of 1967 gives out an annual $250 dollar scholarship to a Crawford student going to college. Pictured in the center is Former Crawford Foundation Administrative Assistant and Director… Judy Horowitz Glenn, Class of 1967. The event was the Crawford Senior Awards Ceremony of 2009. If you look closely and to the left you will also see Crawford High Instructor… Karen...
International Festival Draws 2,000
City of San Diego Councilwoman, Sherri Lightner, Class of 1968 hold a proclamation at Doyle Elementary. The annual Doyle International Festival celebrates the school’s diverse cultural heritage. Students had 18 cultural performances, with 20 heritage booths and more than 40 vendors.
Gates Millennium Scholarships
Idris Ahmed of IDEA at Crawford High will be one of six students in the San Diego Unified District to receive a Gates Millennium Scholarship. More than 13,000 Gates Millennial Scholars have been funded since the program was started with a $1 billion grant in 1999 from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The program is known for its recipients’ high graduation rates. The six-year rate of...
Crawford Student Shares Inspirations
Student Andrew Watkins-Blackshear writes in his essay that he hopes to become an mechanical engineer working on an auto racing team, the experience he received as an intern with Mercedes Benz of San Diego, the teamwork involved in auto technology, and what he learned from Carl Kingsbury, his auto-technology teacher at Crawford.
State Capitol lawn
400 chairs have been placed outside the State Capitol to represent the 40,000 educators (30,000 teachers and 10,000 support professionals) who have been laid off over the past 3 years due to the state budget crisis.
Ban peas and corn from cafeterias?
Proposed federal nutrition regulations aimed at fighting obesity and improving eating habits of the nation’s youth have come under fire by school districts that say the rules are impractical, over-reaching and would cost billions of dollars at a time when their budgets are already too lean.
Rally to avoid school cuts
Thousands of teachers and school advocates from around San Diego County rallied at the Embarcadero on Friday, May 14, 2011 to support public education— and the proposed tax extensions that could protect schools from potentially devastating cuts. The pink flags represent pink slips for teachers.
Anne Marie Parent Richardson, Class of 1964 Passed Away on May 1, 2011
Auto Tech Students
Students from Crawford IDEA recently competed in the 3rd Annual Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge regional competition in Torrance, California.
SDUSD Formalized Layoff Notices
On Tuesday, May 10, 2011 the Board of Trustees of the San Diego Unified School District formally authorized hundred of layoff notices that were issued in March.
SDUSD Considers Cutting Busing
Buses in front of Mission Bay High School, almost 80 percent of the students come from Crawford neighborhoods. Currently about 17,000 students ride San Diego Unified School District buses to and from school. Under the law, the district is only required to transport 7,200 of them— special education students and students who choose to attend another school after their campus was put on...
Diego Gutierrez, MVAS Principal
On May 10th, 2011 Principal Diego Gutierrez was presented a certificate of appreciation in recognition of his dedication and devotion to the students of Crawford High.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 is School Nurse Day
Our nurses help students when they become sick at school, administer medications to those who must take it during the school day and talk with parents and students about health issues. School nurses are also on the front line with county health officers when reportable diseases are found, such as tuberculosis and pertussis.
Last week SDEA rally to protest SDUSD layoffs
FRIDAY WAS A VERY SPECIAL DAY!
It was Senior Dress-Up Day in preparation for Senior Exhibition, and it was Teacher Appreciation Night at the Padres. We got to see Mr. Winn and the rest of the awesome teachers be recognized.
Law School Hosts LAB Students
Thomas Jefferson School of Law Black Law Students Association recently welcomed 33 students from Crawford School of Law and Business to its new downtown facility.
The 11th Annual “Superheroes for Youth” Celebrity Waiter Luncheon took place on April 22, 2011 at the Joe and Vi Jacobs Center. Pictured are William Gore, Class of 1965 and Sheriff of San Diego County with a few Chargers.
Cream of the crop
The San Diego Unified School District schools rank in the top 10% of schools statewide when compared to schools with similar demographics. In other words, they are the highest performing of the highest performing schools in the region.
All schools in the San Diego Unified School District have “hot weather” plans in place for continued operations of schools during periods of extremely hot weather. Students are encouraged to bring containers of water to school during hot weather. Water fountains are also available in all schools and schools are encouraging students to take extra water fountain breaks throughout the day. Many...
School Libraries Have a Special Role
California Campaign for Strong School Libraries: http://librarycampaign.csla.net/
High School Teacher of the Year
Within two years at his first teaching position, Jonathan Winn found himself discouraged and uninspired. He quit his job, cleaned out his retirement account and left for Thailand to teach English, vowing to never come back. After three months, he did return to San Diego and during a chance encounter in a substitute teaching position at Crawford High, Winn found what he had been searching...
Class of 2011
Members of the Crawford High Senior Class of 2011 anticipating the Prom and Graduation.
Library Media Center
The mission of the Crawford Library Media Center is to teach students how to locate, access, evaluate, and use information effectively and creatively from multiple resources and formats; to provide curriculum support through instruction and collaboration with staff; and to promote literacy and a lifelong love of reading to the school community as sources of personal growth and pleasure. Photo by...
Night at the Opera
On Thursday, April 21, 2011 thirty Multimedia and Visual Arts School (MVAS) students attended Student Night at the Opera, which is a dress rehearsal program sponsored by the San Diego Opera Education Department. For most of the students, it was their first time at the opera, and they really enjoyed themselves. Student Night at the Opera allows students to watch a portion of its main-stage...
The Law and Business School (LAB) at the Crawford Educational Complex received a sizable grant to develop a Law Academy within their school. The grant provides an immediate $15,000 for planning and an additional $42,000 with matching funds from the Bar Association in the first year. The grant continues to provide support in year two with up to $80,000 and in year three with up to $100,000. The...
New Club Vietnamese Culture at Crawford
Students in the club have organized activities, such as bingo, singing contests, even fashion shows, every Thursday afternoon, from 2:30 pm until 4:00 pm.
PTL Honors MVAS
By all accounts, the future at the Crawford Educational Complex is looking greener. Recently, Project Learning Tree (PLT) awarded the Crawford Complex a $2500 Staples Foundation Grant based on their continued work to create a sustainable campus and to promote student health. The Crawford Educational Complex will be one of only two schools in San Diego to receive the distinction as a...
Class of 1996 10 Year Reunion Photo
Coming this July 8 & 9, 2011 the Class 15th Year Reunion click on link of more information: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=204436639585525
The Amazing Miss Rogoff
Karen Brand Rogoff, Class of 1967 and retired Crawford Teacher established a scholarship 3 years ago called: It’s a great IDEA (intended for a student attending the school of IDEA - Inventions and Design Educational Academy). She also donates computers the school.