80 years ago on June 9th, 1937, San Dieguito held its first commencement ceremony EVER, at the La Paloma Theatre in downtown Encinitas. That first herd of Mustang alumni consisted of 30 graduates. To celebrate, the City of Encinitas declared June 9, 2017 San Dieguito Day at our Senior Farewell Assembly.
On Saturday, May 27, 2017 the SDA Foundation and Alumni Association held a poignant and memorable ceremony, in which we remembered and honored those alumni who gave their all for our country. As the flag was raised, Bengt Osten (’18) rang the bell 20 times, once for each of our fallen listed on our memorial. […]
On Thursday, May 25, several alumni gave out scholarships to graduating seniors during the 2017 Academy Awards. Ross Urbina (’17) received the James Mitchell (’59) scholarship, presented by Tom Cozens (’66). Nicholas Engert received the Victor Lopez (’66) scholarship. Victor’s brother, Isaac Lopez (’62) made the presentation. The Class of 1966 fully funded the Victor […]
It’s Carpool Karaoke, the SDA Staff Version! Featuring: Principal Bjorn Paige, the ever-rockin’ Jeanne Jones (1:42 mark and throughout), “Profe” John West (3:19 mark and throughout), and Social Sciences teacher Kelly Hawkins (5:30 mark). Kelly is the daughter of alumna Trish Grandfield (’79)!
We had a lot of fun at this year’s reunion, our biggest so far! I didn’t take as many photos as I wanted to take but Chris Marker very kindly allowed us to use some of her photos–those photos are noted in the captions. Thank you, Chris! Principal Bjorn Paige wrote up a fun story […]
Marco Jewell (’16) achieved his dream to become a Marine by graduating Boot Camp at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot this fall and then successfully completing the Infantryman course at Camp Pendleton early in 2017. A talented high school runner, he has been breaking several unit Marine Corps Physical Fitness records. PFC Jewell is headed […]
Our deepest thanks to Paul Coates (’76) and the alumni, students, staff and guests who worked so hard to put together the world premiere of The Middle of It, which was a smash! April Audia (Guest artist) Bill Barker (’74) Lisa Beezley (Guest artist) Paul Coates (’76) Lorena Darter Connolly (’79) Ben Rovner (Guest artist) […]
Finally… the secret to the Original “No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies”… revealed!
In this issue: Tom Dempsey Day & the Hall of Fame Ceremony Founders Reception Photos Lawrence Knechtel (’40) newspaper collection Time Capsule Belongs to 2000 Welcome Back, John Fairchild (’61) Principal Paige’s 80th Anniversary Article Alumni Calendar Photos from class reunions & alumni events Which Teachers Inspired You? by Larry Palmer (’60) Download this issue […]
The Boys LaCrosse Alumni game was a huge success! We had over 20 alumni participate! Next year’s tentative date is Wednesday, December 27th or Thursday the 28th (2017) depending on the weather forecast. Also, the girls lacrosse coach, Chuck Kaczmarek joined in the fun by coaching the boys alumni team and suggested weadd a girls […]