The Year in Pictures

The Year 2017 has come to a close and 2018 has begun. While residents look to the future, it’s not a bad idea to take a moment to reflect on the past year, especially with some colorful photos. officially launched in mid-June, but coverage had already begun in late May. While this publishing company can’t provide photos from the early part of the year, here is a selection of shots from May to December.

Those from outside this community might consider Scripps Ranch a quiet suburb (and that’s not bad thing) but, as you can see, there is a lot going on here.

This is what Scripps Ranch is all about: two local kids laugh while playing on a slide at Hoyt Park. (photo by Jacqueline Gregory)

ABOVE: Visitors to the Marshall Middle School Open House were dazzled by the vast display of student art in the multipurpose room. Marshall Middle School held its 2017 Open House for parents and families on May 24. BELOW: Ella Cruz displayed her papier mache ketchup bottle. (photos by John Gregory)

Evan Long of Scout Pack 1216, Den 4, places a flower at the base of a gravesite at Miramar National Cemetery on Memorial Day. (photo by John Gregory)

A rider from the BMX Freestyle Team soars into the sky during an awe-inspiring performance at the Scripps Ranch Swim & Racquet Club Memorial Day celebration on May 29. (photo by Jacqueline Gregory)

Eleven members of the Scripps Ranch High School graduating class of 2017 show their celebratory smiles after earning their diplomas and completing commencement ceremonies on June 14. (Courtesy of Julie Callahan)

Visitors walked among the many booths and attractions for children during the June 11 Scripps Ranch Community Fair at Alliant University. (photo by John Gregory

Many visitors brought their pets to the Greyhound Adoption Center's Barks and Brews fundraiser June 17 at Ballast Point in Scripps Ranch. (photos by John Gregory)

Scripps Ranch News launched its website on Father's Day with stories featuring three incredible local fathers: Ken Bickel (top left), Gene Long (top right) and Keith Purcell.

An estimated 4,100 participants took part in the annual Run & Ride running and bicycling series of events held by the Scripps Ranch Old Pros on the morning of July 4. (photo by John Gregory)

The annual Scripps Ranch Fourth of July parade included horses, floats, nice cars and lots of happy children. (photo by John Gregory)

A glitch in the way Advanced Placement exams were administered to Scripps Ranch High School students in May caused the College Board to invalidate most of the test results, causing much anger by parents and students. ABOVE: School district outside legal counsel William Low (from left), District Boardmember Kevin Beiser and Superintendent Cindy Marten attend a July 5 public meeting. BELOW: Students and parents protest the decision as the College Board and the school district meet inside Marshall Middle School. (photos by John Gregory)

Work by SDG&E along the eastern portion of Pomerado Road continued, and still continues. An ongoing project to install a new 230-kilovolt (kV) transmission line between Sycamore Canyon and the Penasquitos substation is the reason. (photo by Jessica Gregory)

The Scripps Ranch/Poway Mamas, a group connected on Facebook that meets for playdates and other events, became very popular in 2017. (photo courtesy of Tabatha Kraft)

ABOVE AND BELOW: Scripps Ranch residents used about every type of device imaginable to protect their eyes while attending the Sky Party at the Scripps Miramar Ranch Branch Library to view the much-heralded solar eclipse on Aug. 21. (photos by John Gregory)

ABOVE: A vocalist from Siren's Crush performs in Hoyt Park during an evening concert, part of the Scripps Ranch Symphony in the Park series. BELOW: Crowds were incredibly large for the 2017 concerts. (photos by John Gregory)

ABOVE: Marshall Middle School seventh graders strike a pose before their morning walk on the first day of school 2017. (Photo by Carol Long) BELOW: Dingeman Elementary School students Kamryn Sablad, second grade, and Nathan Sablad, fifth grade, display their wide smiles on their first day of school. (photo by Catherine Sablad)

A Scripps Ranch High School running back breaks loose for a 56-yard touchdown against Palm Springs High School during a heartbreaking overtime loss on Sept. 1. (photos by John Gregory)

Hannah Logan and Kenny Bordieri rehearse a scene from "Accomplice," a play presented by Scripps Ranch Theatre in September. (photo by Ken Jacques)

Members of the Homecoming court were presented during halftime of the Scripps Ranch High School varsity football game on Sept. 8. (photos by John Gregory)

Scripps Ranch High School Music Director Russell Shedd addresses his jubilant troops following the 20th Annual Scripps Ranch High School (SRHS) Marching Band & Color Guard Tournament. The Falcons won the 4A Division and earned top overall Music Performance, best Visual Performance, top Music Effect Performance and were the overall Tournament Champions. (photo by John Gregory)

The 2017 Scripps Ranch High School (SRHS) varsity girl's golf team was undefeated in regular season play, won the 2017 City Conference Championship and was the 2017 Western League Champion. The team includes (back row, from left) Franchesca Garcia, Hannah Matteson, Nikhita Gopal, Ruhee Pandit, coach Todd Wilson, Mia Roach, Napua Glossner, (front row, from left) Mia Hernandez, Jolina Bui, Zoee Lynch and Kathleen Keomahavong. (photo courtesy of SRHS Athletic Dept.)

Scripps Ranch High School students crossing the street at Scripps Ranch Boulevard and Meanley Drive following classes on Oct. 24, were greeted by a cool mist due to an accident that resulted in an overturned fire hydrant. (photo by John Gregory)

A receiver on the Scripps Ranch Pop Warner JV Falcons team hauls in a pass and takes it to the end zone for a touchdown in a win against the Vista Longhorns on Nov. 4. (photo by John Gregory)

Scripps Ranch residents seemed especially festive this Halloween. Here, the Horton family models their costumes in the same skeleton style. Pictures are Peter and Shannon Horton with EJ (4), Aaron (2), and Judah (3 months). (Photo courtesy of Shannon Horton)

Following a long search, Nicole Dewitt was chosen as the new principal of Scripps Ranch High School and began her first day at the school on Nov. 6. (photo courtesy of Nicole DeWitt)

Scripps Ranch High starting goalie Marina Luttrell stretches as she boots the ball away from the goal during an early season game that demonstrated how the young women on the Falcons soccer team are strong, quick and fearless. (photo by John Gregory)

ABOVE: WD-40 CEO Garry Ridge (left) and District 5 San Diego City Councilman Mark Kersey cut the ribbon to officially open WD-40's new headquarters in Scripps Ranch on Businesspark Avenue. BELOW: A youngster prepares to slide down a small man-made hill with snow in the WD-40 parking lot during the holiday party and official grand opening. (photos by John Gregory)

Scripps Ranch residents Ronald and Harriet Hoppenstand were among numerous citizens, firefighters and law enforcement officers on the bridge at Carroll Canyon Road overlooking I-15, waiting for a procession carrying the body of fallen firefighter Cory Iverson, a firefighter who perished while fighting the Thomas wildfire. (photo by John Gregory)

The Scripps Ranch High School varsity boy's basketball team is providing an abundance of action this season. (photo by Ralph LoVuolo)

The crowd went wild as Santa Claus addressed the audience at the annual Scripps Ranch Holiday Concert on Dec. 10 in Jerabek Park. (photo by Ralph LoVuolo)

While Scripps Ranch may not have a "Candy Cane Lane," many local residents went out of their way to decorate the outside of their homes with displays that really lit up their neighborhoods with holiday spirit. (photo by John Gregory)