CCA student Naisha Patel shines at solo Indian classical dance performance

Swapanthi Dance Academy presented “Naisha Patel Rangapravesha/Bharatanatyam” to a full audience on Aug. 6 at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts. The event featured Naisha Patel, a Canyon Crest Academy sophomore, who did a two-hour solo Indian classical dance performance. An Arangetram, the debut performance of a student of Indian classical dance, consists of […]

CCA students provide breakfast for teachers and staff as part of Diwali celebration

It all began with a spark of inspiration – a shared desire to foster unity and show gratitude. Students from different classes at Canyon Crest Academy collaborated, contributing their unique skills and resources to provide breakfast for all the teachers and staff on Nov. 13 to help celebrate Diwali at school. Diwali, a holiday known […]

Junior Optimists make lunches to feed and cheer the homeless

`Members of the recently charted Pacific Trails Middle School Junior Optimist International (JOI) Club recently prepared nutritious lunches and inspirational messages to feed and cheer the homeless. Each of the 110 lunches included a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, granola bar, fruit roll, mandarin orange, bottle of water, and a handmade card with an inspirational […]

Diwali Celebration held at Canyon Crest Academy

A group of freshmen girls held a Diwali Celebration at Canyon Crest Academy on Oct. 24 as a way to showcase this prominent Indian festival. Diwali, a holiday known as the “Festival of Lights”, is celebrated primarily in South Asia and the Caribbean. Though the festival has many interpretations, the core message is the victory […]

Junior Optimists provide filled backpacks for Monarch School students

A group of Pacific Trails Middle School Junior Optimists, led by member Ava Khossravi, recently embarked on an ambitious project to obtain 100 new backpacks and fill them with school supplies to then be donated to the Monarch School in San Diego. Assisting with the project was Elizabeth Sweetman, campus director of the Carmel Valley […]

Volunteer efforts by CCA students helped make 2022 Junior Adaptive Sports Camp a success

During the last week in July, students from Canyon Crest Academy, including members of the CCA Junior Optimist Club along with members of the CCA Association of Youth Sports Injury Prevention (AYSIP) Club, volunteered at the 2022 Junior Adaptive Sports Camp. Program sessions were held at the San Diego Miramar College where volunteers played a […]

Junior Optimists celebrate Community Week 2021 with a conservation service project

Members of two Junior Optimist International (JOI) Clubs sponsored by the Del Mar – Solana Beach Optimist Club got into action during “Celebrate Community 2021”, a week-long effort sponsored by the major youth service organizations during Oct. 10-16. The Canyon Crest Academy JOI Club and Pacific Trails Middle School JOI Club members gathered at the […]

Pacific Trails Junior Optimists work to serve their community

The pandemic has not slowed down the community service efforts of the newly formed Pacific Trails Middle School Junior Optimist International Club. Led by seventh grade president Sydney Mafong, the group has kept busy with projects such as park and trail cleanups at Elizabeth Rabbitt Park Neighborhood Park in Del Mar Mesa and community recycling […]