Monday, April 11, 2011

Mira Mesa Students, District Physical Plant Operations Partner On T-Shirt Design

Mira Mesa High Students
Mira Mesa High graphics students Ronald Bonslater, left,  Mariela Catalan, Danielle Le, Ashley Rindfleisch.  Not pictured: Marlene Alspaugh who did the computer/design work.

Creative students and staff are joining forces in a fundraiser to raise money for the district's Physical Plant Operations and Facilities Planning and Construction departments' employee emergency fund.

New "Planner, Estimator, Inspector" t-shirts are rolling off the presses with a design created by the Computerized Graphic Arts program at Mira Mesa High School. The slogan was created by employee Richard Kite.

The students in the College, Career and Technical Education program run a production facility, working in small teams to design, print, sort, pack and even ship their creations. They're graded on the ability to follow projects from concept to creation. Clients include the school administration, clubs and organizations, and other sources, such as the Physical Plant, as well as outside companies.

"The class stays very busy, and is often booked 6-8 weeks in advance," said the class's teacher, Art Spurlock.

The Physical Plant Operations and Facilities Planning departments' emergency fund assists colleagues and their families with costs such as insurance needs and living expenses when families go through challenging times.

If you would like more information on the program, or to get a printing quote, please contact Spurlock at