E-News: May 13, 2014

PIONEER NAMED CALIFORNIA DISTINGUISHED SCHOOL
Pioneer Elementary School has been named a California Distinguished School, it was announced by state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. Pioneer Principal Cheri Benafield has been invited to receive the award at a regional California School Recognition Program in Walnut Creek in June. Read More… »»

Board of Education Briefs: May 6, 2014

The Board of Education on Tuesday night approved a proposal to set a tax rate target and bond issuance maximum value for a possible bond election in November.

Facing more than $300 million in facility and technology needs and seeking to maintain its investment in 21st century learning, the District is considering asking voters to approve a measure that would raise from $100 million to $150 million through a property tax increase of $50 per $100,000 of assessed value. Under California’s Proposition 39 requirements for general obligation bonds, passage would require the approval of 55 percent of voters and a Citizens Oversight Committee would monitor and review all expenditures. Read More… »»

E-News: May 6, 2014

TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY
Today (Tuesday) is Teacher Appreciation Day, part of a week-long, nation-wide celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week. It’s worth noting, obviously, even though New Haven Unified traditionally honors its teachers on California Day of the Teacher, which is next Wednesday (May 14).

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Teacher Appreciation Week, as designated by the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA). Teacher Appreciation Day is designed to honor teachers for the contributions they make to learning, child development and the community. Read More… »»

E-News: April 29, 2014

FOUNDATION AWARDS NEARLY $80,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS
Fifty-one seniors from James Logan and Conley-Caraballo high schools and the Decoto School for Independent Study received $79,050 worth of college scholarships last week at the New Haven Schools Foundation’s annual Scholarship Luncheon.

Over the next few weeks, E-News will share the names of the student winners, the scholarship sponsors and the award amounts, beginning today with a group of Logan High students: Read More… »»

E-News: April 22, 2014

FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON IS TOMORROW
Dozens of seniors from Logan and Conley-Caraballo high schools and the Decoto School for Independent Study will receive thousands of dollars worth of scholarships Wednesday (April 23) when the New Haven Schools Foundation hosts its annual Scholarship Luncheon.

The event will be at the Hilton Newark/Fremont, starting at 11:30 a.m. More information is available online (www.nhsfoundation.org).

PIONEER'S BENAFIELD, EASTIN'S KELLY EARN READING RECOGNITION Read More… »»

Board of Education Briefs: April 15, 2014

Vicki Baker, who teaches science at Alvarado Middle School, has been selected as the New Haven Unified School District’s Teacher of the Year, it was announced during the Board of Education meeting Tuesday night. Darrell Rumple, who works in the District’s Corporation Yard, was named Classified Employee of the Year.

The Board also recognized Teachers of the Year and Classified Employees of the Year from each District school and worksite. Read More… »»

E-News: April 15, 2014

LOGAN IMPROVES AT REGIONAL SCIENCE OLYMPIAD
James Logan High science students improved their performance in their second year competing against other Bay Area schools in the Regional Science Olympiad competition, Science Club adviser and team coach Roy Ting reports.

Competing in a field of 34 schools at Cal State East Bay, Logan finished 20th, “a nice improvement from our 25th-place finish out of 33 teams last year,” Coach Ting said. Kevin Qi and Sharon Su had the best finish in a single category of competition, earning a fifth-place medal in the "Write-It, Do-It" event. Read More… »»

E-News "Addendum": April 10, 2014

ICL STUDENT SHARES CENTER STAGE AT S.F. EVENT
Abigail Barraza, a sophomore in the Institute of Community Leaders at James Logan High, presented alongside the Hon. Albie Sachs, former member of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, at the Facing History and Ourselves benefit dinner last Sunday in San Francisco, Logan Principal Amy McNamara reports.

“Abigail shared her experiences as a student learning about issues of social justice, and presented Justice Sachs with questions about his hopes for the future,” ICL lead teacher Alicia Elbert noted. Read More… »»

E-News: April 8, 2014

FOUNDATION'S GALA RAISES MORE THAN $28,000
“A Night on the Red Carpet,” this year’s version of the New Haven Schools Foundation’s annual “Casino Night” fund-raiser, generated more than $28,000 to help support District students and teachers, Foundation Executive Director Helen Kennedy announced Monday. Read More… »»

E-News: April 1, 2014

SERVICES FOR LOGAN GRADUATE, MARINE
Memorial services are scheduled this week for James Logan High School graduate and U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Andrew Silva, who was killed early last Tuesday when his motorcycle was hit near the corner of Fremont Boulevard and Decoto Road in Fremont, by a car driven by a man who allegedly ran a red light while fleeing police. The man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and several other charges related to Lance Cpl. Silva’s death. Read More… »»

E-News: March 25, 2014

LOGAN MARKETING & MANAGEMENT STUDENTS SHINE
A team of seniors from James Logan High School won seven awards over the weekend at the10th annual Virtual Enterprise Trade Show in Oakland, Logan College & Career Center coordinator Barbara Hart reports.

Logan’s Marketing & Management Academy, under teacher Wil Richberg, hosted the event, which drew more than 1,300 students, advisors and judges at the Oakland Convention Center, making it the second-largest show of its kind in California. Read More… »»

E-News: March 18, 2014

FINAL COMMUNITY MEETING ON SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY
As part of Gov. Brown’s efforts to reshape how California schools are funded, every district in the state must develop an accountability plan. The plan must call for explicit goals, with assurances that goals and resources are closely aligned. Critical to New Haven’s efforts to development a plan is stakeholder engagement, with a special emphasis on involvement of parents. Read More… »»

Board of Education Briefs: March 11, 2014

The Board of Education on Tuesday night received a report from the external evaluation team that reviewed initial implementation of New Haven’s Race to the Top-District (RTT-D) grant. The District, one of only 16 nationwide winners in the U.S. Department of Education’s RTT-D competition, is receiving more than $29 million over a 4½-year period, to personalize student learning, improve student achievement and educator effectiveness, close achievement gaps, and prepare all students to succeed in college and careers. Read More… »»

E-News: March 11, 2014

PIONEER EARNS PRESTIGIOUS READING AWARD
Pioneer Elementary School has been selected as the California winner of a 2013-2014 International Reading Association Exemplary Reading Program award.

Pioneer Principal Cheri Benafield has been invited to receive the award at a ceremony and reception scheduled during the association’s 59th annual conference Friday, May 9, in New Orleans.

The Exemplary Reading Program Award recognizes outstanding reading and language arts programs at schools in states and provinces throughout North America.

LAST CHANCE TO SEE “THE PRODUCERS” Read More… »»

E-News: March 4, 2014

CHROMEBOOK ROLLOUT ACCELERATED
All New Haven students receiving Chromebooks will have them by sometime next year, instead of in 2015-16, after the U.S. Department of Education approved the District’s request to accelerate the rollout of the personal notebook computers being purchased as a result of New Haven’s successful pursuit of a federal Race to the Top grant. Read More… »»

Syndicate content