Del Mar Hills Academy of Arts & Sciences 14085 Mango Drive Del Mar, CA 92014

Star Search 2014

Maybe they didn’t planet this way, but the 3rd graders were shining stars in their light hearted performance of Star Search! I know that you don’t think I’m Sirus, but Sunny Side Up is one of my favorite songs. I can’t wait for next year!



21st Century Learning Night

March 27, 2014 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Do not miss this opportunity to explore Hands on Science, CGI Math, Math Games, Chromebooks, Narrative Chains, P.E. and other fun activities with your child.  Come experience all the great things your child is doing during their school day with their amazing teachers. All current, new and prospective families are invited to attend.  Complimentary pizza and childcare (for siblings who aren’t school age but can’t accommodate infants – sorry) are available at 5:30PM courtesy of the PTA.  If your family would like to join us for dinner and/or childcare – please sign up below


SurfRider Tidal Wave

When we do things at the Hills, we REALLY do them. There’s no better example than the SurfRider Tidal Wave. Twenty one students who ran the most laps or who earned the most sponsorship money in the Jog-A-Thon earned the right to throw a bucket of water at Ms. Lerner. What a spectacular photo op!

Heroes All

Mrs. Wheeler’s and Mrs. Brunker’s 2nd grade classes gave a great performance of the musical “Heroes All” this morning. Playing to a PAC’ed house, the 2nd graders recited and sang many interesting facts about American heroes Jesse Owens, Booker T Washington, Charles Lindbergh, Nellie Bly and Helen Keller. Way to go, 2nd grade! You were awesome.

Art Exhibit in the PAC

I wish I had seen the Art unveiling Friday evening. All I can say is that I walked into the PAC Monday afternoon and was totally speechless (yes … me … speechless!). The quality, quantity and variety of the student art projects on display were simply amazing. Mr. Patterson, this was a truly fantastic exhibit. The PAC looked as if a whole lot more than 350 students were displaying their projects! One dimensional, two dimensional and three dimensional forms were all well represented. Bravo!


The Annual Hills Jog-A-Thon

The annual Hills Jog-A-Thon was held on Wednesday, March 5. Right at show time the sun came out and made for a beautiful day for running. It was a great event, as there is nothing better than watching other people exercise!

First Grade Musical

The first grade musical performance was amazing, especially given that this was the first year for the young actors and actresses AND this particular performance. You couldn’t tell it was all new! I believe that the musical changed from the tide pool oriented “Sounds a little fishy” of previous years to meet the new Common Core standards.


Winter Orchestra Concert

The Winter Orchestra Concert was a bittersweet event, as we learned that Ms. Nijhowne was leaving the Hills. The beginning and intermediate orchestra students definitely rose to the occasion, though and made us all proud. Thank you, Ms. Nijhowne!


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