Every year, the Imagination Celebration arts festival picks a single piece of student artwork to feature in its promotional posters. This year’s official design, selected from among 500 submissions, was created by none other than Kira Wong, an eighth-grader from Sierra Vista Middle School.
The intrepid journalists over at The Northwood Howler are pretty adept at covering the news. But they were making news as well at the recent Orange County Journalism Education Association competition, placing first in their division and racking up a number of individual honors.
And finally, this year's Elementary School Teacher of the Year is ... Donnie Mai of Stonegate Elementary School. Applause erupted as Mr. Mai emerged for a fire drill on the Stonegate blacktop, where students, staff and members of his family were waiting to share the news. It wasn't long before he was presented with a king's crown and cloak to wear. "This whole school is part of my big extended family," he said.
We are reporting live from University High School, where it's just been announced that science teacher David Knight is IUSD's 2011 High School Teacher of the Year. Superintendent Gwen Gross delivered the good news to Uni's faculty and staff just after 8 a.m. in the school's multipurpose room.