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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: 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… »»

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… »»

E-News: Feb. 25, 2014

FOUNDATION GALA TICKETS NOW ON SALE
Tickets are now on sale for the New Haven Schools Foundation’s third annual “Casino Night” fund-raiser, to be held Saturday, March 22, at Union City’s Mark Green Sports Center. Read More… »»

E-News: Feb. 18, 2014

LOGAN WRESTLERS END DE LA SALLE'S NCS DUAL REIGN; GIRLS WIN 2ND STRAIGHT SECTION TITLE
Clayton Hartwell pinned his opponent in just 69 seconds and Jacob Donato won the clinching match in a 17-6 romp as the James Logan High School wrestling team won the North Coast Section dual team championship with a 34-22 victory over perennial champion De La Salle on Saturday night in San Ramon. Read More… »»

E-News: Feb. 11, 2014

RACE TO THE TOP UPDATE
As one of only 16 nationwide winners in the U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top-District (RTTT-D) competition, New Haven Unified 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. District RTTT-D Director Lisa Metzinger is updating staff regularly on how the grant is being implemented, and E-News is sharing Ms. Metzinger’s updates with the larger community. The latest update: Read More… »»

E-News: Feb. 4, 2014

COMMUNITY MEETINGS ON NEW FUNDING, ACCOUNTABILITY PLANS
Emanuele and Hillview Crest elementary schools will play host Wednesday (Feb. 5) to the next in a series of meetings designed to offer the New Haven community an opportunity to learn how the state’s new Local Control Funding Formula and Local Control Accountability Plan will affect public education. Read More… »»

E-News: Jan. 28, 2014

RACE TO THE TOP UPDATE
As one of only 16 nationwide winners in the U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top-District (RTTT-D) competition, New Haven Unified 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. District RTTT-D Director Lisa Metzinger is updating staff regularly on how the grant is being implemented, and E-News is sharing Ms. Metzinger’s updates with the greater community. The latest update: Read More… »»

E-News: Jan. 21, 2014

GUY EMANUELE MEMORIAL SERVICE IS THURSDAY
A public memorial service for former superintendent Guy Emanuele is scheduled Thursday (Jan. 23), starting at 4:30 p.m., at Guy Emanuele Pavilion at James Logan High School.

Mr. Emanuele, who died Jan. 5 at age 83, served as superintendent from 1976 to 1998 and generally is regarded as the most influential individual in New Haven Unified School District history. A champion of athletics, arts and other activities as vehicles for keeping students engaged in academics, he also founded the New Haven Schools Foundation, to support such programs. Read More… »»

E-News: Jan. 14, 2014

FOUNDATION NAMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Veteran marketing professional and longtime community leader Helen Kennedy as been selected to serve as executive director of the New Haven Schools Foundation, it was announced last week. Read More… »»

E-News: Jan. 7, 2014

MEMORIAL SERVICE SCHEDULED FOR GUY EMANUELE
A public memorial service for former superintendent Guy Emanuele has been scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 23, starting at 4:30 p.m. at Guy Emanuele Pavilion at James Logan High School, Principal Amy McNamara confirmed today.

Mr. Emanuele, who died Sunday at age 83, served as superintendent from 1976 to 1998 and generally is regarded as the most influential individual in the District’s history. Read More… »»

E-News: Jan. 2, 2014

ADOPT-A-SCHOOL
Local businesses interested in supporting New Haven schools and students are invited to take part in the District’s new Adopt-A-School program. Read More… »»

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