Monday, April 25, 2005 | Lakeside charter school wins top award

“We are extremely pleased to receive this award,” principal Bill Wellhouse said in a press release. “We’re thankful that charter school legislation has allowed us the flexibility to create this highly successful learning environment.”

The school received an Academic Performance Index number of 862 this year, one of the highest in the county and state.

Winning essay on bones and nutrition

Over 1,100 students throughout the district entered the contest, and Jack and 32 other students were recognized last Friday at a ceremony at the school. The contest ran during March to celebrate National Nutrition Month.

Principal spends the night on roof of school

The students increased their score this year by 32 points, so Mitchell, dressed in a kilt, set up camp on the roof where he ordered pizza, worked via his laptop computer and cell phone, and slept in a tent.

Last two community meetings for San Diego superintendent search

Facilitating the meetings will be the search firm of Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, hired by the district’s board of education to find a replacement for outgoing district superintendent Alan Bersin, who leaves June 30.

All meetings run from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call the district office at (619) 725-5634.

Proposition MM meeting

Book released on San Diego education reform efforts

The new book offers an assessment of San Diego’s efforts at education reform over the past seven years and includes essays by national education scholars and experts.

All systems ready for launch

Fourteen school district sites will initially receive photovoltaic solar roofing systems. The district says the project will result in millions of dollars of avoided roofing replacement and maintenance costs, energy savings, and a positive impact to the environment.

San Diego City Schools board meeting

– MARSHA SUTTON, Voice Education Writer

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