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
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
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)
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.
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
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 Brisby, Alexis 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
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.
Our mariachi programs from San Yisdro High School and Southwest High School are being featured on the video below. Special thanks to KVIE Public Television.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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!
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.
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.
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.