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Congratulations Joel from SVCTE on a Gold Medal Win at SkillsUSA!

Joel Ledesma, an HVAC student at SVCTE, won a Gold Medal in HVAC at the California State SkillsUSA Competition!

Joel has been a student at SCVTE since last August and has excelled in the HVAC area. Last weekend, he and fellow classmates traveled to San Diego to compete at the state SkillsUSA competition. Having won at the state level, Joel will be attending the June National Competition in Louisville, Kentucky.

Jim Falcone, the SVCTE HVAC teacher, tells us that Joel will attend San Jose City College to complete his HVAC degree, and has future plans to transfer to San Jose State University to pursue Mechanical Engineering.

Bravo Joel and good luck in all your future endeavors!


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Congratulations World Scholar's Cup Teams!

We are very proud of our students who competed in the first Bay Area competition of the World Scholar's Cup!

The World Scholar's Cup is an international academic competition. Teams of three compete in four different events: the Team Debate, the Scholar's Bowl, Collaborative Writing, and the Scholar's Challenge.

After competing in these events on April 23rd and 24th, our Del Mar Dons were honored with medals of achievement, and three teams qualified to advance to the Global Round of Competition this summer. The teams can choose to compete in Hanoi, Athens or Cape Town.

It was a rewarding experience for the students and a great event for our school.

Cheers to our Dons as they prepare for their international competition!
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The 2017 Battle of the Classes Winner is ...

... the Seniors!

Battle of the Classes wrapped up with an amazing dance competition on March 31st.

Congratulations to the Senior class on their overall win, bravo to the Sophomores on their close overall second place, huge applause for the freshmen, and cheers to the Junior class on winning the dance jam.

Money raised from the event was donated to Kicks for Kids.

A great week of competition, awesome team spirit, bringing every Don to their feet!
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Bravo Diego - Winner of The California Association of IB World Schools Student of the Year Award!

Diego Cruz is honored as Del Mar's first recipient of the prestigious California Association of IB World Schools Student of the Year Award.

This award is granted to a student that most exemplifies the key qualities of an IB Learner - he is caring, knowledgeable, principled, open-minded, reflective, balanced, a thinker, an inquirer, a communicator, and a risk-taker.

Congratulations Diego!
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Congrats to Senior Siena Inaba!

Congrats to Siena Inaba and her instructor, Mrs. Alston, whose sculptural piece, "Mother Earth's Last Gasp", was accepted into the New Museum Los Gatos Prestigious Art Show! Please see her work:
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Family Fiesta 3/24

This Friday, March 24, is our 5th Annual Family Fiesta! Please join us for a night of family fun, music, food, raffles, and a silent auction. The Family Fiesta will be in the Del Mar cafeteria, doors open at 5:30pm.

Ticket prices (advanced sales) are $12.50 for adults and $10 for students, children and seniors (65+) or $45 for a family pack of 4 tickets. Tickets can also be bought at the door, $15 for adults and $12 for students, children and seniors (65+).
Dinner will be tacos, quesadillas, rice, beans, salad, chips & salsa and a drink. Dinner is being catered by Taquizas Lagos.

Raffle and silent auction items include gift certificates, meal certificates, sports memorabilia and a HP laptop (to name just a few things). We will also have our famous baked goods auction (always a fun part of the night)! If you would like to donate desserts or baked items please drop them off in the school office on Friday (for home-baked items please include a list of ingredients).

Attached is a flyer with information and a ticket order form.
If you have questions you can contact Louisa Mendoza:

We look forward to seeing you at the Family Fiesta on Friday!
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