North County School News, November 13: Digital Citizenship Workshop in Carlsbad, “Merry Wives of Windsor” at MCC


Digital Citizenship workshop offered

Carlsbad Unified School District’s Parent University Program hosts “Digital Citizenship: It’s Common Sense,” 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Pine Avenue Community Center, 3209 Harding St. Learn about the digital citizenship skills taught so that students can participate fully in their communities and make smart choices online and in life. RSVP to Student Services Specialist Rosemary Eshelman at [email protected]

YES meeting in person Thursday at the center

Youth Enrichment Services holds its monthly meeting at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in person at the Pine Avenue Community Center, 3209 Harding Street. Presenters will be drawn from the North Coast Relief League. YES aims to help create a positive environment and safety net for young people in Carlsbad and the community by working with other youth-focused agencies and organizations. Meetings are open to everyone. RSVP to Rosemary Eshelman at [email protected]


Grauer School offers a four-year scholarship

Students are invited to apply for a full four-year scholarship to the Grauer School, an independent preparatory school. Students must live in North County and enter high school in the fall of 2023. Applicants must complete the Admissions and Financial Aid Applications, both on Applicants will be notified if selected to participate in a brief interview. Applications must be submitted by February 1, 2023 and the scholarship will be awarded in mid-March. Applicants must have demonstrated values ​​such as compassion, resourcefulness, leadership, self-reliance, and academic promise. Applicants must plan to attend college after graduation; some may be the first members of their family to attend college. The scholarship also covers the school’s cross-country expedition program, held twice a year. Contact Director of Financial Aid Tricia Valeski at (760) 274-2116 or [email protected]


Annual Notebook Writing Contest Invites Entrants

The annual Laptop Scholarship Essay Contest, co-sponsored by the Metropolitan Transit System, Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling and the San Diego County Office of Education, is open through Nov. 25. To participate, high school students in grades 9-12 must submit an essay on their thoughts on the Youth Opportunity Passport pilot program, which launched earlier this year. The program offers all riders 18 and under free access to MTS and the North County Transit District with a Youth Pronto app account or Youth Pronto card through June 30, 2023. The contest will award a new computer laptop to 40 students in San Diego. County. Learn more, download the app and enter


‘Happy Wives’ at MiraCosta College

MiraCosta College’s Theater Department presents Shakespeare’s comedy, “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” with performances at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and matinees at 2 p.m. Saturday and November 20. A self-proclaimed ladies’ man, Sir John Falstaff decides to restore his fortune by seducing the wives of two wealthy citizens. But the wives embarked on a creative plot of revenge to end his misdeeds. Tickets are $16 for general admission, $13 for seniors and staff, and $11 for students. Seats are reserved. Children under 5 years old are not allowed. Tickets are available at The theater is at 1 Barnard Drive.


The CSUSM will host a conference on the bio-art lab

The Arts and Lectures program at California State University San Marcos is hosting an in-person Coalesce Bio-Art Lab lecture at noon Wednesday at the CSUSM Innovation Hub. This lab, based at the University at Buffalo, brings bio-artist Paul Vanouse and scientist Solon Morse to campus. They will discuss the dynamic history and future of art fused with science. The event is free for students, faculty, staff, and alumni; $10 for community members. Tickets are available at


Safe Routes to School Workshop Set

Solana Beach is hosting a community workshop at 6 p.m. Thursday in the City Council Chambers, 635 S. Highway 101, to present preliminary recommendations for nine sites identified for the city’s Safe Routes to School program. The city has been working on a plan to assess transportation needs and challenges for students and parents as they travel to and from schools in the city. Some of the goals are to identify specific ways to create a safer and more comfortable school journey with a focus on walking and cycling options. During the workshop, people will be able to review the nine sites and give their opinion on the proposed recommendations. Find the recommendations for each site on


Tri-City Christian Receives $100,000 Grant

Tri-City Christian School recently received $100,000 — one of the largest grants in its history — to expand its P-12 campus. The grant was from the Stanley M. Herzog Charitable Foundation, which is dedicated to promoting quality, Christ-centered K-12 education. With the help of the grant, the school was able to add five classrooms to its campus in one year, which means an additional 150 students can attend, according to Tri-City Christian School Principal Kirk Huckabone. The classrooms were part of the secondary building’s second-floor completion, which included three state-of-the-art science labs, two math classrooms, another science classroom, and a media/broadcast studio. Visit

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