POWAY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
October Partners in Education
of the Classroom P.1
Join the Partners in S.T.E.A.M. P.2
Educ atio n Pro gram
Career and College Readiness P.3
Business Partner Recognition P.4
Show y our s upport
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Internships — an Extension of the Classroom
Contact Cora Bagley at
If you have had the opportunity to be involved In partnership with Palomar College, an Allied
in an Internship Program, you know the value Health Grant this year allowed high school
of applying the knowledge you have learned students the opportunity to experience ca-
in the classroom and working side-by-side reers in the healthcare industry working in
WAYS YOU CAN HE LP: with a mentor in the corporate environment. labs, assisting medical professionals, and
- B e co me a n a d vi so r f o r Read on for examples of internship opportuni- seeing the application of science, math and
P ro j e c t L e a d T h e W a y,
ties in Poway Unified School District. technology. Special thanks to A+ Family
R o b o t i c s, S ci e n ce
Ever since Northrop Grumman moved into Dentistry, BD Biosciences, Genomics Insti-
O l y mp i a d , a n d C a re e r
T e ch n i ca l E d u ca t i o n the Rancho Bernardo area and joined the tute of Novartis Foundation, Moser Ortho-
cl a sse s Partners in Education Program, high school dontics, Pobran Chiropractic, Scripps In-
seniors have been offered the opportunity to stitute, Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular
- S p o n so r a f i f t h g ra d e be a part of the HIP (High School Involvement Studies, Trius Therapeutics, and UCSD
f i e l d t ri p t o Ju n i o r
Partnership) Program. The program began Moores Cancer Center who hosted student
A ch i e ve me n t ’ s B i zT o w n
with Rancho Bernardo High School and with interns.
- O f f e r a n i n t e rn sh i p only 4 students applying. The program has The first high school engineering internship
o p p o rt u n i t y expanded to four of our high schools and to program was piloted last summer with SONY
date we have had 77 seniors graduate Electronics in Rancho Bernardo. Ten stu-
- P ro vi d e cl a s sro o m through the 17-week program. A Northrop dents from Westview High School learned the
su p p l i e s
Grumman representative meets with inter- value of an internship working with engineers
ested students in the Fall to explain the HIP in the VAIO lab. The corporate world experi-
- B e a g u e st sp e a ke r i n
t h e cl a s sro o m program and application process. Once ac- ence was highlighted with a day at SONY
cepted into the program, students start their Pictures Studios in Culver City. Thank you to
- O f f e r a st u d e n t internship at Northrop Grumman in the sec- our business partners who have opened their
s ch o l a r sh i p ond semester of their senior year. Students doors to our students offering internships—an
are expected to work 10 hours per week. extension of the classroom!
- Provide program funding
Northrop Grumman started the HIP Program
in El Segundo over 30 years ago. A Partner is a business, organization, or individual
that commits to specific activities intended to bene-
The San Diego Internship Initiative, which fit students, improve student achievement or ac-
was funded in part by the Girard Foundation complish District goals.
A Sponsor is a business, organization, or individ-
provided 21 students with the opportunity to ual that provides financial support to the District by
apply relevance to their classroom instruction. underwriting a specific event, funding equipment or
making a general donation to support the District’s
This program offered a 6-week summer in- vision.
ternship to Career Technical Education.
PARTNERS IN EDUCATION PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Arts, and Math...
The focus of the Partners in
Education Program is to sup-
port programs supporting:
1. STEAM skills for stu-
2. College and Career
Readiness Connect a Million Minds— Space Camp Scholarship Mission Federal Credit Un-
3. Rigor, Relevance, and Time Warner Cable has Congratulations to Jesus Ayala ion’s continuous support of
hosted over 80 PUSD middle and Angel Mendez who re- the Mission to Graduate pro-
Relationships in the school students at its office to ceived scholarships to Space gram at Abraxas High School
classroom present its Connect a Million Camp—a week at the U. S. allows all students the oppor-
Minds Curriculum, where stu- Rocket and Space Center in tunity to meet the require-
dents experienced hands-on
Champion Sponsors learning about the technology
Huntsville, AL presented by ments to graduate from high
Northrop Grumman Corpora- school.
behind cable. The Connect a
Million Minds Initiative was
Arenson Office Furniture designed to inspire students Wal-Mart honored teachers at
to pursue learning opportuni- Special Thanks To: Midland and Valley Elemen-
ties and careers in science, tary Schools with $1300 in gift
Loya, Ruud & Romo technology, engineering, and Premier Martial Arts and Sony cards to teachers through their
BAE Systems math. (STEM). Electronics for their sponsor- Teacher Rewards Program.
Black Mountain Ranch LLC ship of the Character and Ethics
Family Science Night— Film Festival. Students in Aurora Behavioral Health
Café Merlot grades K-12 created videos that
Another new program this Care donated $500 toward
California Financial Services year was a family science related to Character Counts! Red Ribbon Week to pur-
Carpet Country Flooring night presented by Reuben chase ribbons for elementary
H. Fleet Science Center and Target’s Take Charge of Edu- school students as a reminder
sponsored by Time Warner cation Program returned $6830 to live drug-free lives and the
Assurance Group to our schools this year. Total importance of healthy living.
Cable. Oak Valley Middle
Cox Communications School was host to Poway donation since the inception of
Dolinka Group, LLC Unified’s first Family Science the program has totaled Elks of Poway, Kiwanis Club
Night, which was attended by $204,365. of Poway, Rotary Club of
over 200 students and their Poway, and Soroptimist
Greiner Buick GMC families and was presented RB Karate in Rancho Bernardo continue to collect much
Kiwanis Club of Poway with a check from Time War- for offering complimentary self needed classroom supplies
La Jolla Electric, Inc. ner Cable for $2500 toward defense classes to students, through the Supply Our
their STEM programs. teachers, and staff. Schools Campaign.
Pardee Homes Project Lead The Way
Donald A. Phillips (PLTW) prepares students to EXCELLENCE THROUGH EXTERNSHIPS
Poway Federation of Teachers be productive leaders in sci- Sixteen teachers and counselors took part in the 4th annual
ence, technology, engineer- Excellence Through Externships Project, a two-week work
ing, and math while providing experience program for high school teachers and counselors. The
Rotary Club of Poway rigor and relevance. PLTW group visited industry sites in the fields of Finance & Business;
Rotary Club of Rancho engineering and biotech Health Science and Medical Technology; and Hospitality, Tourism
Bernardo Sunrise classes are taught at and Recreation.
Bernardo Heights and Oak Excellence Through Externships is designed to provide industry
SimplexGrinnell Valley Middle Schools and experiences increasing relevance to the “real world”.
Standard Drywall Inc. Poway, Rancho Bernardo,
Thank you to Arch Health Partners, Pomerado Hospital,
Todd & Mari Gutschow and Westview High Schools.
Senomyx, San Diego Padres, Rancho Bernardo Inn, Time
Northrop Grumman Corpo-
Family Foundation Warner Cable, San Diego Zoo’s Wild Animal Park, Mission
ration provided substantial
Federal Credit Union, and Hewlett Packard for providing
Wal-Mart - Poway funding and volunteers in the
valuable information to better prepare our students with the skills
classroom over the last three
needed to be successful in life.
years to help get these engi-
neering programs started.
PARTNERS IN EDUCATION PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
A+ Family Dentistry
AFLAC - Jack Holder
College and Arch Health Partners
Career Aurora Behavioral Health Care
Readiness… Cora Bagley
Barney & Barney
Breathe Fitness for Women
Women in Engineering Career Health Career Day at Palo- BizTown—Special thanks to California Bank & Trust
Day for Middle School Girls. mar Medical Center Sony Electronics Inc., BAE California Coast Credit Union
This year’s event was high- Palomar Medical Center was Systems, Mission Federal
California Pizza Kitchen
lighted by a panel of women host to 40 students from Black Credit Union, Kiwanis of Po-
engineers from Raytheon, Mountain Middle School as way, and Teradata. It is be-
cause of their sponsorship, 725 Lisa and John Collins
SAIC, General Atomics, Solar students heard first-hand from
fifth grade students were granted Dave Bang Associates Inc.
Turbines, Lockheed Martin, medical professionals as to the
and General Dynamics— many fields available in the the opportunity to visit Junior Warren Diveen
NASSCO presenting to 80 mid- health care profession. Achievement’s BizTown, a very EDCO Waste and Recycling
dle school girls from Bernardo Thank you to the doctors, res- eventful day involving the basic Services, Inc.
Heights, Mesa Verde, Oak Val- piratory therapists, nurses, lab concepts of running a business Farmers Insurance Group -
ley, and Twin Peaks Middle technicians, nutritionists, and in a simulated community. Joseph Giamanco
Schools. Engineers provided an staff of perioperative services, Firstline Merchant Services
insight to careers in engineering trauma, EMT, critical care, Road to College Seminar— Frog’s Fitness -Carmel Mountain
as they shared their back- and infection prevention. Another successful college infor-
ground, education, a typical day mation night presented by the
in the life of an engineer, and Field Trips—Thank you to our Tutoring Club and Next Step
College Counselling. Parents George Georgaklis, DDS
advice as to how best to pre- business partners for their
and students gained valuable Health Net
pare for college and the work- sponsorship of student field
force. The morning was fol- trips to colleges and industries information about the college J. Reese Construction, Inc.
lowed by lunch and industry throughout the year. Students admissions process. Represen- Jimbo’s Naturally
tours of Solar Turbines, have the opportunity to get a tatives from UCSD, USD, Palo- Johnson Consulting Engineers, Inc.
SDG&E, Sony Electronics, first hand glimpse of life after mar College, ROTC, SDSU, and Elaine Johnson
and Hewlett Packard. high school. CSU San Marcos presented. Toni Kraft
Your Donation to the Partners in Education Program
Makes a Difference! Moser Orthodontics
Next Step College Counselling
Ninyo & Moore
North County Soccer Park
Current Needs Include: Peter Barron Stark & Associates
Levels of Sponsorship
Legacy $30,000 and above Photography by Lisa K
· Sponsorship of an elementary fifth grade Kathleen Porter
Visionary $15,000 - $29,000
trip to Junior Achievement’s BizTown RB Karate Center
Innovator $5,000 - $14,999
· Financial Support of our high school on- San Diego School Bucks
Champion $1,000 - $4,999
line course development State Farm Insurance - Lori Long
Advocate $200 - 999
· Job shadowing opportunities Sylvan Learning Center
Supporter $1- 199
· Advisors for Project Lead The Way pre- Terra Bella Nursery, Inc.
engineering classes at middle and high The Solis Group
For more information on benefits of
schools The Yokohl Ranch Co., LLC
sponsorship and how to Donate:
· Computer Equipment/technology labs Toby Wells Foundation
· Scholarships for students Tutoring Club - North County Fair
· Science lab equipment Tutoring Club - Poway &
Or mail your check to
· Sponsors of San Diego Science Festival Torrey Highlands
activities Union Bank - Rancho Penasquitos
13626 Twin Peaks Road
· Support of art programs Jane Vvedensky
Poway, California 92064
Wells Fargo - Poway
Issue 01 October 2010
Issue 01 September 2010 Thank you our Major Donors:
Thank you to to our Major Donors:
($30,000 and above)
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose
120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in
aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical ser-
vices to government and commercial customers worldwide.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is the District’s major supporter of Project
Lead The Way classes at the middle and high schools, a major sponsor of our
high school FIRST Robotics teams and a valuable provider of internship oppor-
tunities through their High School Involvement Partnership (HIP) program.
• Sony Electronics, Inc.
“Believe that anything you imagine, you can make real. At Sony, we’re not just
about creating products. We’re about inspiring life, capturing moments and
introducing imagination to everyone.” Sony is a leading manufacturer of audio,
video, communication, and information technology products for the consumer
and professional markets. Sony has been a partner in education since 1992
supporting the schools with quality product, program sponsorship, industry
tours, internships for students, and externships for teachers.
Innovator Sponsors Echo Pacific Construction, Inc.
($5,000—$14,999) Echo Pacific Construction Inc. is located in Escondido, CA and is a premier
General Contractor involved in the modernization of Poway schools. Echo Pa-
cific Construction, Inc. has recently joined the Partners in Education Program
Arey Jones Educational Solutions with support of the Los Penasquitos Academy - the “no excuses academy”.
Barnhart Balfour Beatty The Academy is a unique 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade magnet program where fami-
Digital Networks Group lies choose to have their child attend school for additional time during the
Mission Federal Credit Union school year with a rigorous curriculum.
NTD Architecture PinnacleOne/Barnhart, Inc.
Office Depot The PinnacleOne/Barnhart, Inc. joint venture team oversees the program,
Stone & Youngberg project and construction management contract for the Poway Unified School
Target - Poway District. The team is responsible for the repair, renovation and expansion of
Time Warner Cable 24 of the district's schools. PinnacleOne/Barnhart’s support has provided stu-
dents with expanded opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and
Teradata is the world's largest company solely focused on creating enterprise
Education agility through database software, enterprise data warehousing, data ware-
13626 Twin Peaks Road house appliances, and analytics. Providing powerful solutions for companies
Poway, CA 92064 of all sizes, Teradata brings expert insight to business through the highest per-
(858) 668-4030 forming technology available.
(858) 748-7423 fax
Teradata has supported Poway Unified’s students through their sponsorship of
www.powayusd.com/partners the fifth grade field trips to Junior Achievement’s BizTown and the robotics
programs at the elementary, middle and high school levels.