Montgomery Middle – Mayan Art Show

Montgomery Middle School Visual Art Department presents Inagural MAYAN ART SHOW at Montgomery Middle School – Adaptive Room. Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 6-8pm. Featuring student artwork, awards, and complimentary concessions. Free admission. For more information contact Ms. Jessica Austin, Visual Art Teacher at Montgomery Middle.

Southwest Middle School Music Department – 5 de Mayo Celebration

Southwest Middle School presented 5 de Mayo Music Department Celebration on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. Featuring Congressman Juan Vargas, SUHSD Dignitaries, School Wide Assembly, and performances by Southwest Junior Alumni Frankie J, Steel Drum Band, Mariachi, African Drum Band, and Marching Drum Band. Location: Southwest Middle School (2710 Iris Avenue, San Diego, CA 92154)

Flyer here.

Southwest Middle School Celebrates return of music program (San Diego Union Tribune article)

Students at Southwest Middle School celebrate Cinco de Mayo (KUSI News)

Photo Credit: Omar De Leon, Grants & Communications.

Rancho del Rey Middle School – Drama

Rancho del Rey Middle School Drama Department presents Dear Chuck by Jonathan Dorf on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 6:30 pm in the RDRM Cultural Arts Center (1174 East J Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910) Directed by by Jennifer Sudderth. General admission is $5 at the door, free admission for children under five.

Flyer here and Program here.

2017 Digital Media Showcase

The ninth annual Digital Media Showcase and Award Ceremony was Thursday, April 27 at 6pm. Location: Otay Ranch High School Pavilion (1250 Olympic Parkway, Chula Vista, CA 91913) Free admission.

Featuring student work created in digital media classes throughout the Sweetwater Union High School District. Student work in photography, computer art, graphic design, video, and music technology was celebrated. Industry professionals judged the submissions and awards were given to the top entries.

Congratulations to all participating students and winning entries! Event video by Mr. De Leon here. Event photos by Ms. Oskay here. DMS website by Mr. Lim here.

2017 Best School News Production went to Hilltop High HTVBroadcast, Ms. Gray.

Kelly Hamilton, Digital Media Committee Chair and Host

Participating Schools and Teachers:
BVH – Mr. Lim & Mrs. Camacho
CPH – Mr. Pearson
CVH – Ms Copeland
ELH – Mr. Hall & Mr. Meads
HTH – Ms. Gray & Mrs. Helton-Conner
NCM – Ms. Watshon
OLH – Mr. Exum
ORH – Ms. Hamilton, Ms. Oskay & Mr. Bryant
RDM – Mr. Black
SOH – Ms. Brown & Mr. Grau
SYH – Mr. Solomon

Display Stations by Mr. Grau, Ms. Gray, Mr. Exum, Mr. Lim, and Mrs. Helton-Conner
Entry form by Mr. Pearson, Concessions by Ms. Brown, Event photos by Ms. Oskay

Community Judges:
Jodi Cilley, Founder and President of the Film Consortium San Diego.
Karen Ann Daniels, Arts Engagement Programs Manager – The Old Globe/Cultural Arts Commissioner, City of Chula Vista
Mike Butler, Lost Ark Studios
Omar De Leon – Web/Video Services Specialist from Grants & Communications
Mike Menegus at
Cindy Palmer at
Spencer Pablo, at, and Sony Artisan of Imagery
Kyle Luna, CGI Animator & Graphic Designer
Ellyza Manalaysay & Jason Leem

Entry Deadline was Friday, April 7th, 2017. Entry guidelines were posted here:

District Mariachi Spring Concert

District Mariachi Spring Concert is Wednesday & Thursday, April 26 & 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm at Chula Vista High School Jack Tygett Performing Arts Center (820 Fourth Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91911) Featuring middle and high school Mariachi groups. General Admssion is $5 at the door.

Performing Wednesday: Chula Vista High, Montgomery Middle, Southwest High, and Southwest Middle.

Performing Thursday: Bonita Vista High, Bonita Vista Middle, Montgomery High, National City Middle, Otay Ranch High, San Ysidro High, and Sweetwater High.

Printable flyer here.

Olympian High School – Drama

Olympian High School Drama Department presents The Crucible on April 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 2017. General admission is $7 and $5 for students. Directed by Jennifer Schaeffer. Location: Olympian High School MPR (1925 Magdalena Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91913)

Color Poster here and black & white here.

San Ysidro High School – Drama

2017 San Ysidro High School’s Drama Department presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast on April 20, 21, 28 at 6pm and April 29 at 2pm. General admission is $8. Directed by Jose C. Lopez. Location: San Ysidro High School Maida Torres Stanovik Performing Arts Center (5353 Airway Road, San Diego, CA 92154)

Color Poster here and black and white here.

District Color Guard and Drumline Show

District Color Guard and Drumline Show is Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 6pm. Featuring SUHSD’s Color guards, Drumlines and special guests. General admission is $5 at the door. Location: Eastlake High School – Gymnasium (1120 Eastlake Parkway, Chula Vista, CA 91915)

Participating Schools: Bonita Vista High, Bonita Vista Middle, Castle Park High, Castle Park Middle, Chula Vista High, EastLake High, Montgomery High, Olympian High, Otay Ranch High, Rancho del Rey Middle, Southwest Middle, and Sweetwater High. Special guest: Cornerstone Independent Percussion and Alchemy Independent.

Program order here.

Photos by Grants & Communications – Omar De Leon.

Otay Ranch High School – Drama

Otay Ranch High School Theatre presents The Complete Works of Shakespeare on April 14 & 15 and 21 & 22 at 7pm. Tickets are $5 presale & $7 at the door. Location: Otay Ranch Theatre – 1250 Olympic Parkway, Chula Vista, CA 91913. Directed by Joseph Shumate.

Printable poster here.

Congratulations – Band

Congratulations to the Montgomery High School Aztec Concert Band for receiving a Unanimous Superior rating at the CMEA Band and Orchestra Festival at Olympian High School on Friday, April 14, 2017!

Congratulations to our VAPA Director Jeff Kover. On March 13th, 2017 he was presented a plaque for his support of the Maytime Band Review.