E-News: Oct. 15, 2013

LOGAN HALL OF FAME BANQUET SET FOR NOV. 2
Track and field standouts Cheri Craddock and Carla Estes and brothers Giliat and Yosef Ghebray are among six former James Logan High School student-athletes who will be inducted Saturday, Nov. 2 into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

Craddock, who graduated in 2002, was a 10-time North Coast Section champion in track and field and won a scholarship to the University of Washington. Also a four-year letter winner in basketball, she later coached Logan’s girls’ team. Read More… »»

E-News: Oct. 8, 2013

NEW HAVEN MOURNS SARA HUSOKOWSKI ANDERSON
Memorial services are scheduled this week for Sara Husokowski Anderson, a young and talented New Haven teacher who died tragically after suffering a brain aneurism last week.

“Ms. H,” who was only 36, taught at Searles and Hillview Crest elementary schools and at Cesar Chavez Middle School. After giving birth over the summer, she was on maternity leave this fall, but she had planned to return to work, at Alvarado Elementary. She leaves behind her husband, Edwin Anderson, an Alameda County firefighter, and their 7-week-old son, William. Read More… »»

Board of Education Briefs: Oct. 1, 2013

The Board of Education on Tuesday night received a presentation outlining the work of the Union City Kids’ Zone, a partnership between the District and more than a dozen other local agencies, designed to provide cradle-to career services for the District’s most vulnerable students and their families. Read More… »»

E-News: Oct. 1, 2013

“A DAY MADE BETTER” for MS. AGUIRRE AT CCMS
Cesar Chavez Middle School’s Carolyn Aguirre is one of about 75 California teachers scheduled to be honored today by Office Max on “A Day Made Better.” Read More… »»

E-News, Sept. 24, 2013

PIONEER TEACHER TO BE HONORED BY COUNTY
Longtime Pioneer Elementary School kindergarten teacher Catherine Schoon, the New Haven Unified School District’s Teacher of the Year for 2013-14, will be honored Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Alameda County Office of Education’s annual Teachers of the Year celebration. Read More… »»

Race To The Top Parent Survey

As you know, New Haven Unified was awarded a 29 million dollar Race to the Top Grant last year. We want to hear from families in order to better serve them. To do that, we are asking all parents/guardians to complete a brief survey, either online or in person at their school site. Information from this survey will be used to inform our Race to the Top District grant. Please complete the survey by Friday June 6, 2014 - please complete one survey per child.

For more information on this Race To The Top Parent Survey, see the PDF file attachment below. Read More… »»

Board of Education Briefs: Sept. 10, 2013

The Board of Education on Tuesday night approved the appointment of Quiauna Scott as Director for K-12 Programs.

Ms. Scott, who replaces Dr. Olivia Lynch in the Division of Teaching & Learning, comes to New Haven after serving as principal at Carquinez Middle School in Crocket. Former vice principal at Deer Valley High School in Antioch, she also served as principal of James Madison Middle School in Oakland.

Also on Tuesday night, the Board:

• Approved the annual investment report for 2012-13.
• Approved the unaudited actuals financial report for 2012-13.

E-News: Sept. 10, 2013

TRAFFIC REMINDERS
Traffic around schools, especially in the morning, always is an issue. For everyone’s safety, follow your school’s guidelines for drop-off and pick-up zones Read More… »»

E-News: Sept. 3, 2013

API SCORES UP, GRADUATION RATE INCREASES
Students at Conley-Caraballo High School recorded eye-opening gains and pupils at Searles Elementary and Pioneer Elementary also showed impressive improvement, according to standardized-test results released last week. The District’s graduation rate also improved.

The annual Academic Performance Index (API), released by the California Department of Education, are scores of between 200 and 1,000 assigned to all schools and districts in the state, based on the results of standardized tests taken each spring. Read More… »»

RTT-D Update: Welcome Back

Welcome Back!  I hope you had a fabulous summer vacation.  We're looking forward to an exciting year as we begin implementing the initiatives in Race to the Top, preparing our students to succeed in the 21st century.
 
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E-News: Aug. 27, 2013

SCHOOL STARTS TOMORROW
The 2013-14 school year will begin Wednesday, (Aug. 28). The first day will be a minimum day. Classes will start at the regular time but will be dismissed early.

Elementary schools will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 12:05 p.m. (all kindergartners, including both morning and afternoon students at sites with half-day programs, will be dismissed at 11:20 a.m.). Middle schools will begin at 8:40 a.m. and end at 11:50 a.m. Read More… »»

Board Appoints Co-Interim Superintendents

UNION CITY (Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013) -- Chief Academic Officer Dr. Arlando Smith and Chief Business Officer Akur Varadarajan were appointed Friday night to serve as co-interim superintendents of the New Haven Unified School District. Read More… »»

E-News: Aug. 20, 2013

SCHOOL STARTS NEXT WEEK
The 2013-14 school year will begin Wednesday, Aug. 28. Elementary schools start at 8 a.m. and middle schools at 8:40 a.m. James Logan High School students start at 8:20 a.m. Conley-Caraballo High opens at 8:07 a.m.

For parents making school-year vacation plans, Thanksgiving break will be Nov. 25-29, winter recess will be Dec. 23-Jan. 3, and spring vacation will be March 31-April 4. Read More… »»

Board of Education Briefs: June 18, 2013

The Board of Education on Tuesday night received the annual Student Achievement Report from the Division of Teaching and Learning. Among the highlights: Read More… »»

E-News: June 18, 2013

KEY DATES FOR 2013-14 SCHOOL YEAR
With summer vacation having begun, New Haven families are reminded that the 2013-14 school year will begin Wednesday, Aug. 28. Read More… »»

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