We've Been Busy! March 2018 Update

Happy late March! We've been busy around here since the launch of our new website, and we wanted to share a few of the highlights in the past month or so. From podcasts (our own and for our clients), to media outreach, and a lot of behind-the-scenes work to help our clients look good, sound great, and read well, we're grateful to be able to serve clients in myriad ways. Thanks for taking a few minutes to learn more. If you're interested in what we do, let us know - we'd love to work with you! 

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On our newest episode of IN THE TANK For Education, I talk with Annika Goodin, the science department chair and an English learner coordinator at El Cajon Valley High School.

We unravel acronyms like NGSS and OER (Next Generation Science Standards and Open Educational Resources, respectively), and look at how these developments open up new possibilities in teaching and learning, and just might turn the textbook industry on its ear. Exciting!

School Safety

School safety has been on all of our minds lately, and in addition to hosting a series of community forums on the topic, our friends and clients at the Vista Unified School District wanted to utilize the podcast format to document what they are doing and are planning as it relates to school safety. The episode has been a tremendous success in terms of reach and interest form the audience. And because of that, and the topic, We'd like to share that with you here
 

CLIENTS IN THE NEWS

While much of the work we do resides behind the scenes, we do get to share some great stories of the work our clients are doing with the public, and lately our clients have had their fair share of media coverage. A few examples:

Cafe Agua Dulce

Sweetwater Union High School District's Nutrition Services Department has seen great success with the roll out of their new grills at schools across the district. Not only do students get to see their meals being prepared right in front of their eyes, but the grills create a more festive atmosphere that is more akin to a picnic in the park than a staid school cafeteria. The unveiling of one grill brought out local news outlets like Univision, KUSI, CBS8, and The San Diego Union-Tribune, as well as garnering national attention from Food Management Magazine.

WaveCrest Cafe

In the northern part of San Diego County, WaveCrest Cafe, the nutrition services department of Vista Unified School District, has also been attracting attention for everything from their celebration of National School Breakfast Week to a recent pair of community members who donated money that helped to pay off negative lunch balances for over 70 students in the district. Media outlets such as Fox 5 San Diego, The Vista Press and Patch all covered the story of inspiring generosity.

La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools

Earlier this year the San Diego Union-Tribune came out to cover a visit to Avondale Elementary School by members of the San Diego State University Women's Basketball Team(Go Aztecs!). Avondale is in the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District, and we worked with the district's Child Nutrition Department to have the SDSU players share their stories about the importance of wellness and nutrition. Avondale students had a blast talking with the players, sharing stories about favorite foods, shoes, athletes and more.

That's a quick update. Please check back often for more news and information.