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Family Forum helps form better relationships

Family Forum helps form better relationships

Story by Aiden Fullwood, Editor-In-Chief/ News Editor

October 17, 2019

In collaboration with the San Dieguito Academy Bridge Committee, Veronica Mikho, mediator and trainer at the National Conflict Resolution Center, gave a seminar at the Mosaic Cafe on Oct. 16 about conflict resolution skills for families with a focus of parent-teenager relationships.   NCRC is a...

Two is better than one

Two is better than one

Story by Matty Neimark, Sports Editor

October 15, 2019

SDA held its unique Twin Day. Many students as well as staff members participated by dressing in matching outfits on Tuesday, Oct. 15. During lunch, ASB had a three-legged relay race which added energy to this spirit day.    ...

Spaghetti with lotion, a broken skateboard, and an impromptu buzzcut: Homecoming Assembly

Spaghetti with lotion, a broken skateboard, and an impromptu buzzcut: Homecoming Assembly

Story by Ava Deluca, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

All SDA students gathered in the gym this Friday for the Haunted Homecoming assembly. The rally gave students the opportunity to watch and engage in ASB organized games, student life videos, and to see who was announced on homecoming court.  As students filed in, they were greeted by Team Paradox on the c...

Band students set an environmental precedent for SDA clubs

Band students set an environmental precedent for SDA clubs

Story by Victoria Lee, CAF Editor

October 9, 2019

Over 70 band students in Winds I and II and their parents came together last Wednesday on campus to bond and connect over good food, all while being conscientious of the waste that they produced. “We partnered with Solana Center to compost the waste [from the potluck],” said Band Director and sup...

How SDA’s creative culture is found in the club fair

How SDA’s creative culture is found in the club fair

Story by Ella Wright, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

From booth to booth, SDA shows the parts of the school that make it a whole.  As homeroom at SDA begins, groups of students wander to the bustling courtyard of the new new building and descend into the SDA Club Fair. Tables, posters, books, and artwork are all on display, drawing your attention to eac...

Local Encinitas businesses burn down in Monday fire

Local Encinitas businesses burn down in Monday fire

Story by Olivia Lyons and Rayelyn Burrell

October 1, 2019

Early Monday morning, while many SDA students were sleeping in and enjoying their day off, on the corner of Daphne Street and Coast Highway, four local businesses were destroyed in a fire. The most affected being Mozy Cafe, an iconic Leucadia institution, and hallmark of small town coastal culture....

September Student Forum: We want to color the walls!

September Student Forum: We want to color the walls!

Story by Kylie Schwartz and Kellan Clough

September 20, 2019

As the new year of school rolls in, many students may be feeling confused, apprehensive, or worried about what’s in store for them this year. However, the new school year also comes with a promise to actually make an impact at San Dieguito Academy and continue to improve the school for the classes to c...

Students join the worldwide strike against climate change

Students join the worldwide strike against climate change

Story by Joice He, Opinions Editor

September 20, 2019

Students across campus gathered to advocate for action against climate change on the Performing Arts Center stage today during first period. The walk-out protest, organized by senior Georgia Goldsmith, was intended to be part of the Global Climate Strike event, which is a worldwide protest primarily d...

New math teachers on the block: Steven Dale and Leonard Fletes

New math teachers on the block: Steven Dale and Leonard Fletes

Story by Lila Schief, Design Editor

September 13, 2019

With the 2019/2020 school year in full swing, SDA students have been welcoming a host of new teachers including Steven Dale, who teaches Math 1 and 1 Honors out of room 96, and took the job as a “no-brainer”: “I grew up here in Encinitas, I graduated from SDA, and it’s reputation precedes itse...

New math teachers on the block: Steven Dale and Leonard Fletes

New math teachers on the block: Steven Dale and Leonard Fletes

Story by Olivia Lyons, Business Manager

September 13, 2019

Leonard Fletes (Fle-tez) is one of this year’s new additions to the Math Department. He is teaching Math 2 and CP Stats here at SDA, joining us after 5 years at Oaks Christain School in Westlake Village and 1 year at LCC. He attended Diegueño Middle School for Eighth grade, Rancho Buena Vista High ...

Back to School Night: where parents become students

Back to School Night: where parents become students

Story by Isabella Ferrea, Staff Writer

September 13, 2019

Parents arrived at San Dieguito Academy for Back to School Night, where they had the opportunity to meet teachers and learn about their student’s classes on Wednesday night.  Teachers prepared presentations, handouts, and greetings to present the parents with in order to inform them about what student...

Meet Darrin Brown: SDA alum and new P.E. teacher

Meet Darrin Brown: SDA alum and new P.E. teacher

Story by Matty Neimark, Sports Editor

September 12, 2019

Some may be wondering “Who is that guy?” That guy is Darrin Brown and he has been a P.E. Teacher for the past twenty five years. Just recently, he joined the San Dieguito Academy staff and said he hopes to have a great influence on the SDA culture and student body. Having said this, he is not new...

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