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May Edition 2019

 
A TEDx Day in Chula Vista
Two inspirational events, one inspiring day. TEDxKids@ChulaVista and TEDxChulaVista are scheduled one after the other on Saturday, May 25 at Southwestern College’s Mayan Hall Theatre. Our students are front and center.
TEDx
Maria Arroyo
Maria Arroyo is State Classified Employee of Year
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond has honored a CVESD behavior specialist as one of six Classified School Employees of the Year. Maria Arroyo, who has worked at Daly Academy for the last 13 years, was honored in the para-educator and instructional assistance category. Year. Way to go!
Encore: We're on List of ‘Best Communities for Music Education’ ...Again! 
For the second consecutive year, our District has been named a “Best Communities for Music Education” awardee by the NAMM Foundation. The award honors outstanding commitment to music education. 
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Eagle Botz
 
Valle Lindo Elementary ‘Eagle Botz’ Soar! 
The Valle Lindo “Eagle Botz” took fourth place out of 86 teams in their division at the 2019 VEX Robotics World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky. The April competition brought together top robotics teams from around the world under one roof. The Valle Lindo team has amazed since its start a little over a year ago, thanks to teacher sponsor Ms. Luzak and parent volunteers Mr. Lopez, and Mr. Valle. At the championships, 419 elementary schools were placed into five divisions of about 80 schools each. Valle Lindo was edged out in its division by teams from Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Indiana. Only the top two in each division went to the finals, and Hong Kong and Shanghai took first and second overall in the championship round as well. “Our Eagle Botz team competed in the division that produced the top two world championship teams in the entire elementary competition,” said Principal Erik Latoni. "We are all so proud of them."
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CVESD Teachers of the Year
Scott Anderson
Board Honors District Employees of the Year
CVESD’s Classified Employees and Teachers of the Year were recently honored by the Board of Education. Find out who these outstanding school site honorees are by clicking the following link. READ MORE
CVESD Parent is Named County Volunteer of Year 
Mr. Scott Anderson was recently announced as recipient of the San Diego County School Boards Association’s “Honoring Our Own” Award in the category of Parent Volunteer of the Year. READ MORE
Featured Videos

 
TEDx Chula Vista
TEDx Day - A Conversation with Antwon Lincoln
What's on tap for a Day of TEDx in Chula Vista? Find out here from coordinator Antwon Lincoln. 
You Matter To Us
Hilltop Drive Students to Staff: You Matter to Us 
With apologies to Post Malone and Swae Lee and their hit song “Sunflower,” students at Hilltop Drive Elementary paid video homage to the sometimes “invisible people” at a school site. Their re-worked version of the song from the recent movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse seeks to recognize people who don’t often receive recognition such as custodians, yard duties, cafeteria workers, office staff, principals, classroom aids, bus drivers, and teachers.
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