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Hillsdale has “got it going on!”

Hillsdale has “got it going on!”

Step into a week in the life of a Hillsdale Husky student. During the week of Sept 21- 25 we had many great activities taking place. “Take a Stand against Bullying” week was filled with zero period activities, competitions, spirit dress up days and a “Take a Stand” pledge.
“Put a cap on Bullying” was the theme on Tuesday and students were able to share their creative an unique hats. Thursday was our Welcome Back Dance with an Aloha theme. There were over 300 students in attendance to enjoy the music, photo booth, carnival games and snacks. We have also included a few pictures from our annual eighth grade bottle rocket launching that took place as well. It was a great week and there are many more to come. Enjoy a few photos from the week. Every day is a great day to be a Husky.

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It’s Official “TEDxKids@ElCajon” 4/16/2016


Last May we hosted our first TEDxKids@ElCajon event with student speakers, demonstrations of innovation and even a remote controlled giraffe. The next event on April 16, 2016 will include activities, innovation and a mix student speakers sharing their ideas and passions. Speakers will be selected from TED Ed Clubs hosted by teachers across the District. On the Youtube playlist you will find videos of speakers recorded at the May 2015 TedxKids@ElCajon event. These are our Cajon Valley students from all grades, school sites and backgrounds. Even better is our event is just as Official as a TEDx in LA, London, New York, or Sydney. Today, we received our official License approval for TEDxKids@ElCajon. I hope you can join me in celebrating our students through TEDxKids@ElCajon.

Host a Club
Support a Speaker
Attend the Event

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Save the date: April 16, 2016

Sincerely,
Mrs. Elizabeth Loether
Coordinator of Educational Technology | Cajon Valley Union School District |
(619) 588-3115 | LoetherE@CajonValley.net​ | @LizLoether

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At Flying Hills “Kindness Begins With Me!”


During Stand Up to Bullying Week, the staff and students at Flying Hills focused on the theme of “Kindness Begins With Me!” Throughout the week, classrooms held discussions and worked on projects around the idea of how every student has the power to make a difference through kindness. Here are some photos of a few of the projects that were created in classrooms.

Jeremy Lyche, Principal
Flying Hills Elementary School

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What’s up LCC


This week’s installment of “What’s Up LCC” highlights two projects from Mrs. Goldsmith’s “Design & Modeling” Class…

Dana Stevenson, Principal
Los Coches Creek

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Chase Your Dreams…

Chase Your Dreams . . .
At Chase Avenue School, students are experiencing blended learning and using a variety of digital tools throughout the day. Teachers have a focus on writing and implementation of GoMath. All students have access to 1:1 technology. Teachers and students alike continue to explore new digital resources daily. It is an exciting time to be a Chase Tiger!

Brian Handley, Principal
Chase Avenue Elementary

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BIG Start @ Madison Elementary School

Madison School is off to a great and BIG start! We have welcomed about 150 new students to our school, and we are all enjoying making new friends! We have teachers new to Madison at every grade level. Our teacher teams have quickly united and rallied around our goal coming together as a group. We look forward to our upcoming collaboration time in order to get our PBL ideas off the ground!

Christine Sphar, Principal
Madison Elementary School

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Animation in the Humanities @ Los Coches Creek

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LCC’s teachers Ann Mason, Loretta Vars, and Trevor Blankenship receive tech grant from El Cajon Rotary for innovation. Their “Animation in the Humanities” project will use the program GoAnimate to make novels come to life.

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GMS Drumline

Our after-school drum line program at Greenfield Middle School is AWESOME. Thanks to Mike Knowlden for his ongoing help and expertise. He created these practice drum horses for our students in preparation for use of the drums. Together with Joan Knoernschild and Steve Spence, this program is having a positive impact on our students. Take a listen and enjoy. Great things happening @GreenfieldCVUSD!!!

Gregory Calvert and Casey Lange
Greenfield Middle School

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TEDxKids@ElCajon and TED Ed Clubs

Click the link below to learn more about our the CVUSD/TEDEd program and partnership.

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TED Ed and CVUSD have partnered to create a model for school districts to engage with TED.Com, TEDx, and TEDEd. TED Ed has offered Cajon Valley teachers a unique opportunity to participate in this inaugural experience with the official TED Ed Curriculum, Resources, and Support. For those planning to participate, Exploration 1 is due prior to our first “in person” meeting on Sept. 30th @ 4:00 pm here in the district office board room.

To access Exploration 1 click here: Exploration 1

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Lexington 2.0


Lexington staff, parents and students are excited about our brand new school. We still have some construction to be completed but we are up and running and loving every minute of being here.We look forward to our next challenge of creating blended learning classrooms school wide to give students opportunities for individualized learning. It’s going to e a great year at Lexington for kids.

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