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2019

  • February

    Resilience Expert Speaks on How to Help Teens Transform Stress

    Between tests, social lives, athletics and social media, teens have a lot on their plates. GoZen founder Renee Jain gave parents actionable tips on Monday to help teens turn stress into a positive force in their lives. The full presentation is available here. Thank you to the Parents Association for putting on this amazing event!
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  • Middle School English Students Practice Harkness Skills with Fishbowl

    What is faith? Middle school English students had quite a few ideas on the topic! During a Harkness fishbowl, students are split into groups of participants and observers. Participants discussed religion in Life of Pi, while observers made notes on the information, including the participants' ability to provide info, build upon others points, reference the text and more.
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  • Service Learning Group Donates More than 80 Care Packages for Victims of Sexual Trafficking

    According to a study by Point Loma Nazarene University and University of San Diego, between 3,000 and 8,000 human trafficking victims are identified in San Diego every year. Non-profit Project LIFE provides emergency services and intensive support to victims. Upper school service learning group Priceless created more than 80 care packages to donate to trafficking victims through Project Life. Project Life representative Melissa Haupt said the bags, filled with toiletries, go a long way in starting the healing process. "This shows them that somebody out there cares, so they're more likely to use our services," said Ms. Haupt.
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  • Freaky Friday a Hit With Audiences

    The cast and crew of Freaky Friday wowed audiences at Palomar College over the weekend! Cast members showcased their impressive acting and vocal skills while the crew kept the performance running t a toe-tapping clip. Congratulations to the entire cast and crew, including leads sophomore Ella Shreiner and senior Hannah Le Beau, director Fredreka Irvine and the surprise faculty cameos! More photos are available here.
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  • January

    Alum Speaks About Venezuelan Documentary

    Jonah Gercke '17 visited AP Spanish students to discuss the filming of a documentary about how the political and economic collapse of Venezuela is affecting its citizens. Discussing the importance of the global travel program, Jonah said, "Pacific Ridge’s global travel program was insanely influential for me. The more young people have opportunities to travel, especially before they get to college, the better. It makes you a better citizen of the world."
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  • MUSE Museum: Ninth Graders Explore Modern Mythology

    Unlike the ancient Greeks, today's mythmakers tell stories and build legacies using a variety of media. After reading Homer’s The Odyssey, students were tasked with creating their own personal mythologies to share with the community. The result? On January 9, families and friends attended a showing of imaginative student work, which included an original choose your own adventure book, a fast-motion video of the construction of a LEGO Colosseum, poetry collections, video games, a Mexican candy business, a Banksy-inspired graffiti art station, and many more.
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  • Shakespeare Monologues: Celebrating the Bard

    After carefully considering all the excellent performances at this year's Shakespeare Monologues event, judges crowned Jordan Becknell '21 the competition's winner. Jordan masterfully portrayed Lady Macbeth in Macbeth's Act 5, Scene 1. Jordan will go on to compete in the Regional Competition of the National Shakespeare Competition hosted on February 5 at the North Coast Repertory Theater in Solana Beach. Congratulations to Sophia Cofinas '21, second place winner and competition alternate, and Spencer Jones '19, Honorable Mention.
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