05.11.18

2018 MSF Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to Mariachi Scholarship Foundation Award Winners:

Christine Aranda Award ($2,000)
Emma Padilla-Zavala, Sweetwater High School

Founder’s Award ($4,000)
Mario Palacios, Otay Ranch High School

High School Guaranteed Award ($1,000 each)
Raquel Acherman, Bonita Vista High School
Mariali Solano, Bonita Vista High School
Julian Cano, Chula Vista High School
Francisco Demara, Chula Vista High School
Juliette Garcia, Olympian High School
Alana Contreras-Rodriguez, Olympian High School
Cruz Alarcon, Olympian High School
Gissel Corral, Otay Ranch High School
Ricardo Herrera, Otay Ranch High School
Giovanna Raggio, San Ysidro High School
Fernando Salcedo, San Ysidro High School
Lucio Infante, San Ysidro High School
Christopher Reyes, Sweetwater High School
Dorysel Sandoval, Sweetwater High School
Enrique Arvizu, Sweetwater High School

Special Awards 
Edgar Romo ($500), Southwest High School
Josue Solano ($750), Bonita Vista High School
Karla Cardenas ($750), Montgomery High School

Ballet Folklórico ($500 each)
Natalie Naranjo-Morett, Otay Ranch High School
Karlet Ornelas, Otay Ranch High School
Paulina Navarro, San Ysidro High School

05.02.18

10th Annual DMS

2018 District Digital Media Showcase was Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 at 6 p.m.  Location: Otay Ranch High School Pavilion (1250 Olympic Parkway, Chula Vista, CA 91913)
Free admission.

The tenth annual Digital Media Showcase featured 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 is celebrated. Industry professionals judge the submissions and awards are given to the top entries. Over 500 student works were entered this year!

Winning entries posted here by Mr. Lim.

Acknowledgements:

Event Host: Kelly Hamilton, Digital Media Committee Chair
Master of Ceremony: Jeff Kover, VAPA Director

Participating Schools and Teachers:
BVH – Mr. Lim & Mrs. Camacho
CPH – Mr. Pearson
CVH – Ms. Spielman & Mr. Gallegos
CVM  Ms. Tom
ELH – Mr. Hinkle, Mr. Hall & Mr. Meads
ELM – Mrs. Taylor
HTH – Ms. Gray & Mrs. Conner
OLH – Mr. Exum
ORH – Ms. Hamilton, Ms. Oskay, Ms. Ecklund, & Mr. Bryant
RDRM – Mr. Black
SOH – Ms. Brown & Mr. Neumann
SUH – Ms. Ranganath
SYH – Mr. Solomon

Teacher Volunteers:
Award Presentation by Ms. Gray
Video by Ms. Gray & Ms. Oskay
Photography and Digital Design slideshows by Mrs. Conner
Audio & Animation by Mr. Exum
Screenings by Ms. Hamilton, Mr. Exum, Ms. Brown, Ms.Oskay, Mr. De Leon.
Concessions by Mr. Bryant
Event Photography by Mr. Solomon

Special thanks to all our community judges for volunteering their time and supporting the arts in our schools: Sandeep Kulkarni, Genadi Radiul, Travis Vasquez, John Sexton, Grady Williams, Mike Butler, Kyle Luna, Omar De Leon, Brian Perondi, Kent BrisbyAlexis Jaworski, Steve Grogan, Mike Menegus, Andrew Keher, Daniel Orren, Adam Sainte Croix, and Cindi Palmer.

2018 Best News Production was Hilltop High School News Broadcast – Ms. Gray

05.01.18

Rancho del Rey Middle – Drama

The Rancho del Rey Middle School Drama Department presents its spring production, “Us and Them” by David Campton, produced by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing, on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 6:30PM in the Rancho del Rey Middle School Cultural Arts Center.  The play is a meaningful, timeless, and innovative abstract social commentary that challenges audiences to reflect on how they perceive others.  The evening will include a Showcase of short student performances in Drama classes.  Tickets are $5.00.  Children 5 and under free.  Downloadable flyer here.

04.06.18

Otay Ranch High School – Drama Department

Otay Ranch High School’s Mustang Theatre Company Presents YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN. Production Dates: April 12-14 at 7 p.m. April 14 & 21 at 2 p.m. April 19-21 at 7 p.m. Location: Otay Ranch High School, 1250 Olympic Pkwy, Chula Vista, CA 91913 To reserve tickets email bernadette.siscon@sweetwaterschools.org

Tickets: $7 students and seniors. $10 adults.

Based on the comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz. Book, Music, and Lyrics by Clark Gesner.

Downloadable poster here.

Website: https://orhstheater.weebly.com/

03.14.18

Sweetwater High – Mariachi Nuevo Aguadulce

Last week, Sweetwater High School’s Mariachi Nuevo Aguadulce was invited to play at the Fox 5 San Diego Morning Show. The same week, they attended Mariachi Workshops at USD and learned from some of the best mariachi musicians in the industry. On Sunday, March 11th, 2018, they participated in the Mariachi Festival & Competition at Pepper Park, in National City and won third place! Congratulations to Mariachi Nuevo Aguadulce and their Mariachi Instructor, Fredd Sanchez!

02.20.18

2018 Sweetwater Summer Arts Academy

The Sweetwater Summer Arts Academy is a FREE one week camp offered each summer to over 150 Sweetwater Union High School District students in String Orchestra, Choir, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Dance, Mariachi, and Visual Art. This year it will take place at the Army Navy Academy in Carlsbad from June 11 – 16, 2018. 

The intense week closes with student performances and an art exhibit on Saturday, June 16th at Chula Vista High School Jack Tygett Performing Arts Center.

Deadline to submit the online interest form was March 16th, 2018. Selected students are notified by mail in mid April.

“2017 Summer Arts Academy at Camp Cuyamaca” video here.

02.14.18

District Show Choir Festival

District Show Choir Festival is Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at Eastlake High School Ruth Chapman Performing Arts Center (1120 Eastlake Parkway, Chula Vista, 91915) Featuring SUHSD’s Show Choirs. General admission is $5 at the door.

Participating Schools: Bonita Vista High School, Chula Vista High School, Eastlake High School, Otay Ranch High School, and Sweetwater High School.

Downloadable flyer here.
Downloadable program here.

02.14.18

District Dance Concert

District Dance Concert is Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Eastlake High School Ruth Chapman Performing Arts Center (1120 Eastlake Parkway, Chula Vista, 91915) Featuring SUHSD’s middle and high school dance programs. Tickets are $5 and are only available in advance; please contact a Dance Teacher at your school.

Participating Schools: Bonita Vista High School, Castle Park High School, Chula Vista High School, Chula Vista Middle School, Eastlake High School, Olympian High School, Otay Ranch High School, Southwest High School, and Sweetwater High School.

Downloadable flyer here.