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October 15, 2012 10:27 ET

Hotels in Oceanside, California Help Fund Leadership in Local Schools

Courtyard San Diego Oceanside Teams Up for Kids First Initiative

OCEANSIDE, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 15, 2012) - The Courtyard San Diego Oceanside firmly believes in the saying that today's youth are tomorrow's leaders, which is why this Camp Pendleton hotel has teamed up with two local schools as a corporate sponsor for the Kids First initiative.

As a sponsor, this hotel in Oceanside, CA, along with the neighboring Residence Inn, provides funding for school leadership training on the 8 Keys of Excellence and works with the Oceanside Unified School District (OUSD) to ensure the Keys are properly implemented into schools.

The one-of-a-kind initiative kicked off with a student-centered rally and performances on Friday, October 5 close to this hotel near LEGOLAND, California. Focusing on character education and designed to enhance the district's quest to educate the whole child, Kids First aims to bring about positive change on 23 OUSD campuses and in the Oceanside community. According to Superintendent Larry Perondi, the goal of the initiative is for students to pursue excellence in every aspect of their lives 365 days a year. 

"The complete and total education of students must extend beyond academics and the classroom walls," Perondi says. "Kids First will help build character in our students, staff and community. It's all about developing a culture that will highlight and focus on the positive."

As a central theme of the Kids First initiative, the district will incorporate Quantum Learning's "8 Keys of Excellence," a character-driven curriculum designed to create a common language between students, teachers, staff and parents. Each of the 8 Keys will be designated as a theme for one month of the current school year. Quantum Learning is a research-based educational organization working to enhance student behavior and teacher excellence. 

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About the Courtyard San Diego Oceanside
Combining high-tech amenities and the comforts of home, the Courtyard San Diego Oceanside is the perfect destination for families exploring nearby theme parks as well as business travelers visiting the area's big-name corporations. Located just minutes from Oceanside Beach, Camp Pendleton, LEGOLAND and Genentech, this modern, stylish hotel features flexible spaces where you can work or relax -- or both. The lobby at this San Diego hotel is your personal living room, with complimentary Wi-Fi, an interactive GoBoard featuring the latest weather, news and airport information and The Bistro, offering healthy food throughout the day, plus Starbucks® beverages, beer and wine. Grab a quick bite while you're on deadline, meet new clients over coffee or relax with loved ones after a day of sightseeing. The flexibility carries over into accommodations, which feature complimentary high-speed Internet access, 32-inch LCD TVs, plush bedding and a microwave and refrigerator. If you're traveling with friends or family, double bed configurations are available. Resort-like amenities include an indoor heated pool and whirlpool, fitness center and more than 2,000 sq. ft. of event space.

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