Meet Our Future Students
It’s never too early to have students thinking about college—and about attending Southwestern.
This week I had the pleasure of reading to the third graders in Ms. Silvia Toledo’s class at El Toyon Elementary in National City. The day—called Read Across America—is a celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday and is an opportunity for community members to share their love of reading with young students. Joining me at El Toyon were National City Mayor Ron Morrison and National School District Superintendent Dr. Chris Oram.
My book selection, The Day the Crayons Quit, provided the students with some life lessons of being sensitive and inclusive that are applicable for all ages. After reading the book, the students asked me what they needed to know to prepare for college.
Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. Angelica Suarez, joins me, teacher Silvia Toledo and her third grade class, along with others celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday.
Proposition R Gaining Steam
Construction on the Fieldhouse classroom building is more than half complete and user groups have been meeting for the new projects on the corner lot and at the Higher Education Center in National City. So now is a good time to check on our progress and provide our community with an update.
If you haven’t signed up already, you are invited to join us at one or both of our community updates—Thursday, March 13 from 2-4 p.m. at the Higher Education Center-National City and Friday, March 14 from 7-9 a.m. in Student Union East. You can RSVP online at swccd.edu/PropRoutreach The updates will include small group discussions to allow participants more time to study portions of the plans.
On the Prop R Outreach webpage, you’ll also see a new feature—podcasts. Currently there are two podcasts that allow our stakeholders to hear about key developments for Prop R—anytime, anywhere. So far there is a podcast that gives an overview of Proposition and another that describes what will be built on the corner lot.
Standing on the third floor
Cabinet took a tour of the Fieldhouse Classroom building today. Here is the view from the third floor.
Thank You for the Visit
Adorable students from the Child Development Center surprised me Tuesday, bearing gifts and song. Thank you girls, CDC Director Patie Bartow and Rosario Knoll for brightening my day.