John Perry Wishchuk
SCHOOL NEWS: April 26, 2019
Guardian songwriter and scientists flourish
The Missionary Childhood Association’s annual song writing contest awarded St. Gregory the Great Catholic School sixth-grader John Perry Wishchuk first place for his original composition “Children Helping Children.” Wishchuk performed his award-winning song at the MCA Mass at Our Mother of Confidence Church. His song now goes on to the national level.
Meanwhile, seven of St. Gregory the Great’s seventh graders were invited to the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair in Balboa Park. Shane Martin (“What Does Fido Know?: A Cognitive Study”) and Lilli Lawrenz (“Temperature: Do Windmills Care?”) both placed first in their categories. Jack Grissom, Sinclair McComic, Emily Salazar and Claire Scelfo placed second with their projects. Eva Lawson placed fourth. In addition, Jack Grissom also received a professional award from the American Society of Materials, San Diego Chapter, while Lilli Lawrenz was acknowledged by the Association of Women in Science, San Diego Chapter with an additional award. Special invitations were extended to Lawrenz to participate in the California State Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles in April, and the Broadcom Masters Competition in Washington, D.C., in October.
MMS musicians earn high honors
Marshall Middle School’s Advanced Band and Advanced Orchestra both earned unanimous “Superior” ratings at the CMEA-SBS Band & Orchestra Festival at Lewis Middle School on April 6. Those performances were about as perfect as they get.
Dingeman Elementary Spring STEAM Carnival
Join Dingeman Elementary School on Friday, April 26, 3-7 p.m. for its annual spring fundraising event, the Dingeman STEAM Spring Carnival. Open to the public, the Spring STEAM Carnival is a fun and family-friendly event with fun activities, retail vendors, live performances, food, and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit the students of Dingeman Elementary to help fund additional programs.
Science Olympiad team participates at State
Marshall Middle School’s Science Olympiad team competed in the 2019 California Science Olympiad Tournament held on April 6 at California Institute of Technology. Fifteen Marshall Middle School students were selected to participate, and the team placed 11th out of 30 teams at the State tournament. —Laura Hogan
MRE’s Spring Social moves to Savagewood
The Miramar Ranch Elementary Family Faculty Association annual Spring Social and Fundraiser has been moved to a new venue, Savagewood Brewing Company, 9879 Hibert St. suite F. In addition, the ticket price has been reduced to $20 which will include food, dessert and two drinks (beer or wine). The event will be casual. The Silent Auction is being held online at www.miramarranch.org/auction. All proceeds benefit Miramar Ranch Elementary students. Adults only. The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 7-10 p.m. Visit mrespringsocial.com for tickets.
SRHS holds Comic Con 2
Comic Con 2 is the theme for this year’s Scripps Ranch High School Music Program End of the Year Concert on May 31, at 6 p.m. in the Quad. Performances include choir, band, and orchestra. Order tickets at squ.re/2Pk53ui