Balboa City School

WINTER 2012 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

December

   
3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19   Rocket Club
 
4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20  Rocketics Club
 
6, 13, 20   Writer’s Club
 
3 Field Trip: San Diego Mission
 
21 Field Trip: San Diego Zoo
 
24-31 Winter Break: No School
 

January

  
1-6 Winter Break: No School
 
7, 9, 14, 16, 23  Rocket Club
 
8, 10, 15, 7, 22, 24  Rocketics Club
 
10, 17, 24 Writer's Club
 
9 K-7 Field Trip: SD Junior Theatre: The Stinky Cheese Man
 
15 8-12 Field Trip: SD Junior Theatre: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
 
21 No School: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
 
24SD Symphony: Grades 1-7
 

 

Don't forget to sign up for the Washington DC School trip this coming April. See Natalie in the office for more information.


China - BCS Students Spring Trip 2012

Just before Spring Break, BCS teachers and several middle and high school students embarked on an international excursion... to China! This memorable week was spent touring some of China's most famous landmarks, including Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and of course the Great Wall. They also visited the modern city of Shanghai, taking in the amazing views from around town and from the top of the Oriental Pearl Tower. What a view! They toured gardens, ate the local cuisine, and learned about Chinese culture and lifestyle. This was a truly wonderful experience for our students, one they surely will never forget!


TiE Young Entrepreneurs

TiE Young EntrepreneursThe past year, five high school students from BCS were accepted into the TiE young entrepreneurs program. This is part of The IndUS Entrepreneurs (TiE) outreach to the high school students. TiE has grown to be the world's largest not for profit organization for entrepreneurs. Only thirty students in all of San Diego were admitted to TiE and Balboa City School had five slots!

Our students studied with successful entrepreneurs and industry leaders chosen from within TiE. Students participated in 14 classes and workshops. Topics included Marketing to Finance, Business Law to Business Models as well as participating in several business plan workshops. Participants connected with each other, building strong friendships and had a chance to be mentored by business and industry leaders while being exposed to the amazing world of business innovation and creativity!

Balboa City School students are again proving that despite our small size they can and do compete at any level. Among their many other accomplishments, students have become; National Merit Scholars, book authors, economists, filmmakers, founders of non-profits, military officers and highly decorated athletes.

For more information on TiE, visit www.tie.org


Direct Education, UCSD Extension, Visits BCS

Dear Dr. Parker,

I hope this correspondence finds you well and in wonderful spirits!

I wanted to send you a brief email to thank you for the visit to Balboa City School and to let you know how impressed I was with the campus, students and teachers. To say the least, I was awestruck by the sophisticated levels of conversation between students and between students and teachers around the curriculum. There was a palpable 'buzz' of comfort, engagement and challenge - an ideal environment for learning and teaching.

I appreciate the way in which Balboa City School is able to offer an integrated and cross-disciplinary experience for pupils - an experience that is contextually grounded and differentiated to suit the need of every student. The school's leadership and teaching faculty seem to have grasped the complexities of the affective and cognitive in working with students, not to mention their keen interest in student as individual.

Balboa City School is an inspiration to those of us who have years in the field of education. Again, thank you for the opportunity to visit, and I look forward to working with you in the near future.

Best regards,

Morgan P. Appel
Director, Education Department