Welcome to Orange Glen High School! It was a privilege to be selected as principal of OG in 2016 and I am honored to be working with a team highly committed to preparing every student for a bright future. For over 50 years, “Patriot Pride” has resounded on campus, as well as in the community. Thanks to the efforts and support of staff, families, alumni, business leaders and others, Orange Glen can celebrate many accomplishments.
At Orange Glen, you will find a wide range of programs, activities and opportunities for students to explore and develop as they prepare to become college and career ready. Whether it be in the nationally recognized AVID program, strong College, Career & Technical Education (CCTE) courses, the highly decorated NJROTCs, or as a member of a team (such as the Elite 8 Basketball team) students are actively learning the value of striving to do their very best.
Parents continue to be an integral part in the personal and career success of all students. Recently, a Parent Center opened on campus offering a variety of workshops, ESL classes, Parents Institute for Quality Education (PIQE) and more. We invite you to participate as we work together to help our youth navigate the challenges, choices, consequences and responsibilities of growing up in today’s world.
While we are very proud of recently earning the maximum six-year accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), our work is never done. We remain focused on providing a safe, quality learning environment at Orange Glen in which students can strive to reach their own unique goals.
It is gratifying to witness the joy OG students display when learning they have mastered a difficult math concept, earned a prestigious scholarship, overcome obstacles in their personal lives, or received acceptance to an Ivy League College. I look forward to continuing to be a part of the Orange Glen family and helping to shape the future of our students and community.
If you are a Football fan or a fan of Orange Glen students, then check out this podcast! Our own Coach Patterson does a good job letting people know how great it is to be a Patriot. John Maffei from the San Diego Union Tribune and Coach Patterson can be heard at this link: https://973thefansd.radio.com/media/audio-channel/coastal-legue-preview
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Click the link for the full article. Cindy Maldonado at Orange Glen High School. She grew up with seven siblings and a mother who abused drugs to escape domestic violence. They lived in a community riddled with gang warfare. When she became a single mother at 15, she was determined to give her daughter a better life, so she became an emancipated minor at 16. She plans to attend Palomar College in the fall.
Because SO many kids are excited about dance, we are starting a JV dance team next year in addition to our big coed varsity team. We will have a new JV coach as well to help bring in some new styles and experience. If you have any of the kids in either team, please congratulate them on a job well done and for being such encouraging, supportive young adults. We are all really excited for next year!
Planet Fitness is promoting their Teen Summer Challenge which allows teens ages 15-18 to work out at any Planet Fitness across the country for free from May 15 – September 1. There are no strings attached at all. For those under 18, they will have to go with a parent the first time to sign a waiver, but after that they can attend alone. Planet Fitness will be offering special classes geared toward teens to help them feel comfortable and get acquainted with gym-style workouts. Escondido’s Planet Fitness is located on East Valley Parkway.
Students attended the National High School Journalism Convention in Anaheim. They were part of the convention staff and helped with check in, supporting speakers and assisting attendees, in addition to participating in sessions and contests.
Leslie Martinez received an EXCELLENCE award (10%) in the First Year Photographer category. Arlin Sese received an HONORABLE MENTION in Newswriting—one of the toughest categories to compete in! Congratulations ladies!
Please join us in congratulating Kevin for being selected as the March Student-of-the-Month for Science! He demonstrates incredible work ethic and character and presents as a student with incredible determination. He is an excellent example of what it means to be have Patriot PRIDE. Congrats, Kevin!