NHUSD Information] E-News for Tuesday, March 17, 2015



News From the New Haven Unified School District



James Logan Speech and Debate Team to Send Over Fifty Members to State Tournament  

The James Logan Speech and Debate team qualified 54 students to the State Tournament in Southern California, April 17-19, 2015.  Thanks to all our parents, teachers, and community members who participated as judges and event staff during the qualifying tournaments held at Alvarado Middle School, March 7th and Dougherty Valley High School, Dublin, March 14th.


New Haven Schools Foundation "Bubbles of Fun Run" Sign-Ups Going On Now

Sign up for the New Haven Schools Foundation – Bubbles of Fun Run, Saturday, April 25, 8AM at Cesar Chavez Middle School!  It is a great event for families and serious runners and walkers alike.  Events include:  5K walk & run.  10K run.  400M, 800M & 1 mile races for grades K-5, 6-8 and 9-12 respectively.  Dog walkers welcome also for 5K.  Proceeds help fund student scholarships and teacher grants.  Go tohttp://nhsfoundation.org/events-2/fun-run/ for more details.


Kitayama Elementary Teacher Wins CTA's 2014 GLBT "Guy DeRosa" Safety in Schools Grant & Scholarship

Kitayama Elemntary School's third-grade teacher Kimberly DeBono won the 2014 GLBT "Guy DeRosa" Safety in Schools Grant & Scholarship Program.  This program provides grants to support projects and presentations that promote understanding and respect for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender persons, in addition to scholarships for members enrolled in a teacher/counseling credential or graduate program who understand the importance of GLBT educators as role models. 


From Ms. Debono: This project specifically targets getting books into classrooms that demonstrate there are all kinds of families.  I was inspired to do this from one of my past students who didn't feel that her family of two moms had to be kept a secret!  We need to move forward and honor ALL family make ups that are in our classrooms, and this is just one little step in that direction.  Keeping all kids safe and letting them know that their family and their choices have value in our society. These books will be available for other sites to borrow as well. 


Logan Graduate Ciarra Brewer Sets Top Mark in NCAA Triple Jump

Ciarra Brewer, a 2011 Logan graduate, won the NCAA Triple jump  this past weekend at the Indoor National Track and Field Championships in Arkansas.  Her jump was a University of Florida school record and is the top mark in the United States this year.


Congratulations Ciarra! 


UNCF Empower Me Tour Free at Laney College, March 21

The UNCF Empower Me Tour (EMT) presented by Wells Fargo – a free, traveling college- and career-readiness road show sponsored by UNCF (United Negro College Fund), the country's largest and most effective minority education organization – will feature television entertainers Joyful Drake and Lance Gross as host for the Tour's Oakland stop at Laney College, 900 Fallon St Oakland CA 94607, on Saturday, March 21, 2015.


Celebrating its seventh year, the UNCF Empower Me Tour was created in partnership with Wells Fargo to prepare students to go to and through college and inspire them to take control of their future by using education as the foundation for achieving their goals and dreams.


For more information visit http://empowermetour.org/


Ballet Folklórico de James Logan to Perform at the Oakland Symphony Hall on March 27th

The Ballet Folklórico de James Logan, with collaboration from the Ballet Folklórico de Carlos Moreno, will be performing with the Oakland Symphony, March 27th at the Oakland Paramount Theater. The Oakland Symphony will be performing the classic piece from the Mexican composer Juan Pablo Moncayo entitled " Huapango de Moncayo".  The Folklórico dancers will accompany the orchestra with various Folklórico costumes and dancing during the piece. Oakland Symphony season ticket holders will see a beautiful orchestrated piece performed with Folklórico dancers!


The community is invited to purchase tickets at  http://www.oebs.org/event/notes-from-mexico/ to support the symphony and the Logan dancers!


FYI..Save the date - Ballet Folklórico de James Logan's 25th Anniversary Production coming May 16th. More info to follow!! Its going to big!!!


- Sunil Sethi


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