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Students Tackle Real World Challenges With Service Learning

By   /  September 2, 2016  /  Local  /  1 Comment

Ray Huard… A group of fifth graders at Foothill-Oak Elementary school saw a homeless couple near their school on a rare rainy day. They talked about what it would be like to be stuck in the rain with no shelter, to be homeless. They wanted to do something about it. With a little guidance from teachers […]

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Exciting Year Forcast As Vista Unified Readies For 100TH Anniversary

By   /  August 29, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

Ray Huard ….Look for this to be a stellar year for the Vista Unified School District as the district celebrates its 100th anniversary, Superintendent Devin Vodicka said as students headed back to classes.Speaking to more than 1,200 teachers, counselors and administrators who gathered at Mission Vista High School for a recent professional development day, Vodicka […]

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26th annual “Cox Presents: A Salute to Teachers”

By   /  August 25, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

Now in it’s 26th year, the annual “Cox Presents: A Salute to Teachers” program will recognize four teachers who teach and/or live in the Vista area as nominees for the 2016-17 Teacher of the Year honor. Out of 43 total nominees throughout the county, these were selected by their respective school districts, and five will be […]

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Rancho Buena Vista High Amps Up Offerings In The Arts, Robotics & Computer Science

By   /  August 25, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

Ray Huard … Stepped up programs in the arts, robotics and computer science are in the works at Rancho Buena Vista High School as the school year gets underway. Principal Charles Schindler is particularly keen to work out a plan that would let students interested in the arts focus on what they love while meeting […]

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School District Takes A Moon Shot With Personalized Learning

By   /  August 8, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

Ray Huard… When students in Ramiro Santana’s third grade class at Temple Heights Elementary School were learning how to use fractions, percentages and decimals, they did it by coming up with salad recipes, preparing the salads at home, and making a video of themselves doing it. “That was their idea,” Santana said. The students had to measure […]

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Future Leaders Get Training Starting In Kindergarten

By   /  June 16, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

Ray Huard …. Two elementary schools in the Vista Unified School District have been chosen from among hundreds across the country to receive grants to implement a program aimed at teaching children as young as kindergarteners how to become leaders. “Every child will have a leadership role in the school, every child will have something they […]

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Vista Unified Teams Up With United Way To Create A School Reading Oasis

By   /  June 2, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

Ray Huard …. If ever there was a doubt that kids are eager to read, it was dispelled with the recent opening of a special reading room for Maryland Elementary School parents and their children. Even before the books were unpacked, students at the Vista Unified School District school were piling in to get a peek […]

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Vista Unified Teachers Honored For Their Service

By   /  May 26, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

By Ray Huard…Felix Mirando said he’ll be cruising California’s coast in his 2009 blue Corvette, going to car shows and taking his five-year- old grandson fishing. “I enjoy looking at old cars,” said Mirando, who was a custodian at Roosevelt Middle School for the past 10 years. Patricia Stegman has started studying sign language at […]

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Vista High’s Bianca Hernandez Wins Princeton Prize In Race Relations

By   /  May 19, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

Vista High’s Bianca Hernandez Wins Princeton Prize In Race Relations   Ray Huard ….Blanca Hernandez noticed that some of her fellow students at Vista High School kept to themselves and didn’t go to school events like dances and football games. They were often new to this country, were just learning English and weren’t comfortable mixing […]

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Vista Teachers Demystify ‘Academic Language’

By   /  February 12, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

Ray Huard….The way people talk on the job and in college uses a vocabulary that may seem commonplace but can be mystifying to students who are just learning English, who come from poverty or homes where no one has gone to college before. Words like thesis, summarize and simulate, diminish and conclude.They can keep smart […]

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Working With Students From Other States A Win For Vista Schools

By   /  February 4, 2016  /  Local  /  1 Comment

Ray Huard …COW should live on – not the animal, but a ground-breaking collaboration among middle school students from Vista Unified School District and school districts in Wisconsin and Ohio. That was the conclusion reached by the nine teachers who took part in the program as they gathered recently in Vista to review what went […]

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Rancho Minerva Picked As National Exemplar School

By   /  December 3, 2015  /  Local  /  No Comments

 Ray Huard … Rancho Minerva Middle School has been designated an “exemplar school” by a national organization that promotes teaching methods and practices which best prepare students for college and career in a fast-changing environment. The school, which is in Vista Unified School District,  is among 16 schools and three school districts chosen as 2016 models […]

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Teachers Announce a Tentative Agreement

By   /  December 1, 2015  /  Local  /  No Comments

Tentative Agreement Reached between VUSD and VTA The Vista Unified School District (VUSD) is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached between VUSD and the Vista Teachers Association (VTA) regarding salaries and benefits. Details regarding the two-year agreement will be shared soon, but it must first be ratified by VTA’s members and […]

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Liaisons Connect With Community

By   /  November 12, 2015  /  Local  /  No Comments

Ray Huard ….Jessica Gutierrez has helped parents understand the online computer programs their children use to do homework at Casita Center for Technology, Science & Math. She’s helped some fill out job applications and apply for food stamps. She helped one mother learn how to use Microsoft Word, a word processing computer program the mother needed […]

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