CARLSBAD UNIFIED CONNECTIONS

NEWSLETTER - FEBRUARY 2020

SUPERINTENDENT'S MESSAGE

Dr. Ben Churchill, Superintendent



Thank You, Coastal Community Foundation



Sage Creek High School Biomedical Science teacher Valerie Park’s class has new equipment to measure blood pressure. “High blood pressure can be dangerous or even fatal,” Ms. Park explains. “In my class, students work with a partner to measure blood pressure and explore factors that might affect this value. In the past, students with skinny arms could not participate in this activity because we did not have the pediatric sized sphygmomanometers. Thanks to the Coastal Community Foundation grant, we were able to purchase 11 pediatric sphygmomanometers as well as 10 automatic blood pressure monitors.”


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Spotlight on Schools: AVIARA OAKS ELEMENTARY

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What does it take to be named a National Blue Ribbon School? All the latest trends and technologies? Hashtags and likes? Exciting extracurriculars?


Aviara Oaks Elementary School (AOE), Carlsbad Unified’s latest recipient of the prestigious Blue Ribbon award, indeed has all of those things. But principal Jimmy Hines says that the reasons for his school’s success are much more fundamental.


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SPOTLIGHT ON SCHOOLS: AVIARA OAKS MIDDLE SCHOOL

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“Is there anyone on campus who you can talk to? Anyone who cares about you? Do you feel like you’re part of the school? Are you happy at school?”


Aviara Oaks Middle School (AOMS) principal Rose Flowers considers these to be important questions to ask middle schoolers. She believes that personal relationships and school connectedness are important elements of students’ social-emotional well-being and academic success. So AOMS faculty and staff have two new approaches to welcoming and including all students.


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BOARD MEETING WRAP UP (JANUARY 22, 2020)

The following items were discussed and/or decided at the January 22, 2020 Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees:


  • North County Academy (NCA) Consolidation Proposal - Discussion
  • LCAP Mid-Year Progress Report: 2019-2020 Goals/Success Indicators - Discussion
  • Annual Audit Report for Fiscal Year 2018-19 - Accepted
  • Governance Calendar and Governance Handbook Updates - Approved



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ON THE AGENDA - FEBRUARY 19, 2020 REGULAR BOARD MEETING

The next Carlsbad Unified School District Board of Trustees Meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 6:00pm.


The following items will be discussed and/or considered:


  • Discussion of Possible Parameters for NCA Long Term Lease
  • Magnolia Elementary Construction Phasing Plan Approval
  • CHS Science Building Construction Phasing Plan Approval
  • Hope Elementary Final Design Feature
  • Public Preschool, K-12, and College Health and Safety Bond Act of 2020 (Proposition 13) Resolution
  • Schools and Communities First Funding Act Resolution


A comprehensive list of all agenda items can be found by clicking on the below link to "Agendas & Minutes" to view the meeting agenda.

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Carlsbad Unified in the News

The San Diego Union Tribune, January 17, 2020

Students recycle waste to build merchandise and business experience


NBC Channel 7, January 22, 2020

Inspirational Teacher of the Month - Val Park, SCHS


CSB 8, January 27, 2020

15 million students participate in the Great Kindness Challenge


ABC 10, January 27, 2020

Carlsbad teacher a driving force for teen journalism


The San Diego Union Tribune, February 6, 2020

North County Community News - Supersonic Falcons score at competition


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A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS

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