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E-News for Tuesday, April 18, 2017

E-News for Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Years of Service Awards, 2016-17
The following staff have served our community and children for at least two decades.  Please help us acknowledge these dedicated individuals.

40 Years
Eduardo Munoz

35 Years
Victor Almaguer - CCHS
David Epps - EAS
Katheryn Selby-Gowin - PIO
Susan Moss - HVC
Carol Hartunian - AES
Darrell Rumple - CYD

30 Years
Mark Peters - LOG
Patrick Hannigan - LOG
Marilyn Forrest - LOG
Cheryl Ontiveros - CYD
Betty Silva - AES
Blanca Ramirez - LOG
Laila Moussa - EMA
Rodana Breen - PIO
Arthur Garcia - MCC

25 Years
Thomas Seaton - LOG
Kenneth Pando - LOG
Jodie Schwartzfarb - LOG
Sonia Moreno-De Leon - LOG
Vera-Lisa Roberts - ESC
James Micheli - EAS
Lucy Saavedra - KIT
Rachel Silva - HVC
Martha King - SEA
Michaelene McKelvey - KIT
Winnie Dere - IVC
Maria Lazo - ADS

20 Years
Cheryl Benafield - PIO
Tawnya Shaw - PIO
Colette Tobias - SEA
D. Nosizwe Breaux-Abdur-Rahn - LOG
Claudia Borns - PIO
Gail Olivo - PIO
Stephen Partridge - AES
Stacey Bastress - AES
Brenda Perez - PIO
William Herbert - PIO
Craig Harper - LOG
Kimberly Debono - KIT
Don Heinsohn - LOG
Patricio Urbi - AES
John Mattos - ESC
Stella Castillo - SEA
Silvia Pacheco - EAS
Hazel Carrasco-Spooner - LOG
Katherine Burrows - HVC
Sharon Zemanek - EAS
Tracie Noriega - ESC
Sandor Verstrepen - IVC
Jennifer Vijeh - CCMS
Kathy Jo Schanner - CCHS
Rosalina Fernandez - LOG
Felicia Gallegos - LOG
Val Bates - IVC
Erlinda Viray - IVC
Emmanuel Encinas - IVC
Elena Lopez Banatao - LOG
Kenneth Baer - KIT
Maria Flores - MCC
Martha Utley - CCHS
Davina Alicea - HVC
Maria Banuelos - CCHS
Susan Newell - KIT
Carolina Miller - HVC
Shobha Reddy - ESC
Alfonsine Sandness - IVC
Ken Bulman - PIO

Register for the Personalization Summit
This year we are offering a three-day Personalization Summit to the first 250 registrants.  Here are the particulars:

Dates:  Monday, June 12, 13, and 14, 2017
Times: 8:00am – 3:00pm (with a one hour lunch) With food trucks again!
Location: Conley-Caraballo High School
Compensation: Certificated/classified hourly rate or 1.2 units of district credit

The Summit will begin with a Keynote from Jaime Casap from Google and will include many offerings on personalization, technology use and integration, and personalizing learning to meet the social/emotional needs of students, and more.  Please click on this form to register for the Summit, and to learn about some of the sessions being offered this year.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Kim Klindt
Teresa Malone

We look forward to seeing you in June!

NHUSD Equity Council Wants to Hear from Our Employees

The NHUSD Equity Council is a group of students, classified staff, teachers, administrators, parents, and community members whose purpose is to identify and recommend ways that our district can be a more equitable place for all people. To inform our work, we would like to know your experiences as a staff member. Your input, combined with input from students and parents, will be used to better inform our work. This survey is anonymous, so please answer as honestly as you can.

Please visit NHUSD Staff Equity Survey 2017.

Thank you in advance,
Ramón Camacho, Tanya Leno, Tracie Noriega
Equity Council Tri-Chairs

ELA/ ELD Instructional Materials (Grades 6-8) on Display / Seeking Input
The New Haven Unified School District is in the process of piloting English Language Arts (ELA) and English Language Development (ELD) Instructional Materials for the middle school level. Two sets of materials have been piloted in our classrooms over the course of this school year, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt California Collections (2017 edition) and StudySync by McGraw Hill School Education. These materials are now on display at the Educational Services Center (ESC).

We are seeking input and feedback from teachers, parents and community members to assist in informing our selection of materials.  Teachers, parents and community members are asked to review these materials.  Once individuals have completed their review of the instructional materials, they will be given an opportunity to provide feedback and input.

The materials will be on display at the ESC adjacent to the Technology Lab until May 17, 2017.

If you have any questions or need any additional clarification or information, please contact Hui Stevens, Director of EL Services at

James Logan Choir Wins First Place at Anaheim Heritage Music Festival

The James Logan High School Choirs went to Anaheim the weekend of April 8-9, compete in the Anaheim Heritage Music Festival.  Show Choir and Jazz Singers earned a gold score and 1st place in their respective categories.  Chamber Choir earned a gold score and 3rd place in their category.  Advanced Concert Choir earned a gold score as well.  Julian Hodgson was awarded a "Maestro" award for being a star soloist in the festival.  Congratulations, Logan Choirs!

Logan World Guard Takes Bronze in Dayton

Over spring break, the James Logan World Guard traveled to the Winter Guard International World Championships in Dayton, Ohio.  The James Logan World Guard competed in the most advanced scholastic class possible and received the Bronze Medal for 3rd place overall.  This is a huge accomplishment for our color guard students!

Hello Fun Run & Earth Day Enthusiasts!
The New Haven Schools Foundation’s Earth Day Run for Our Schools will take place Saturday, April 22 at Cesar Chavez Middle School in Union City.

Included in the event is the NHSF Earth Day celebration featuring booths from local non-profits, schools and businesses

  • Tri-CED Community Recycling
  • Union City Recycling
  • Union City Leisure Services
  • Republic Services
  • Union City Schools (showing Earth Day demos and activities)
  • Wreco (demoing Union City ‘Green Street’ environmental model)
  • NY Life Insurance
  • CoreFitness by Jeanelle
  • Forty-Four Love (Organic meal prep service)
  • James Logan Choir
  • U.C. Relay for Life
  • LuLaRoe Bouteques – Katie Leestma
  • Life West Health Center – Chiropratic Health Wellness

5K/10K fans, families and students of the New Haven Unified School District and the surrounding communities are invited to be a part of this popular chip-timed event.  Runners and walkers can look forward to a great race that starts and finishes at Cesar Chavez Middle School.  Check-in and race day registration begins at 8:30 a.m.  The start time for the 5K and 10K races is 9:30 a.m.  The 5K/10K race course closes at 11:30 a.m.

T-shirts provided to all registered participants!

Medals awarded to first to third finishers, in three age categories, for both women and men.

Youth races are also a part of the day’s events.  Youth races will start at 11:00 a.m.

  • Kindergarten to 5th grade – 400 meters
  • 6th grade to 8th grade – 800 meters
  • 9th to 12th grade 1 mile

Medals awarded to first to third finishers for each of above categories, for both girls and boys.

More details and a printed flyer for race registration is available here.

Online registration is available at

Come join the FUN!

Ballet Folklórico to Host All-Pro Wrestling, Saturday, April 22

The Ballet Folklórico will sponsor an All-Pro Wrestling Event Saturday, April 22nd, in the Guy Emanuele Pavilion.  Former Logan student, Joey Gaytan, aka, “TMD”  will be one of the headliners!  Ring Side seats are $20 and regular admission is $15.  For more information and tickets contact WWW.ALLPROWRESTLING.COM or see Mr. Huertas in the Dance Studio after school every Wednesday through Friday.

Logan’s Prince/Princess Project Needs Your Help!

The Logan Prince/Princess Project will be loaning caps and gowns to graduating seniors who need them. THey are in dire need of donations of red caps and gowns.  Anyone who has a red (or black) cap and gown to donate can bring it to Logan, attention Erin Dal Porto (room 42). Also, if you have borrowed a cap and gown in the past, we kindly ask you to return it to Erin Dal Porto as soon as possible.

Ballet Folklórico to Hold Annual Concierto de Primavera, Friday, May 12th

The Ballet Folklórico will be holding its annual Concierto de Primavera (Spring Dance Concert) Friday, May 12th, starting at  8pm in Logan High School’s Center of the Performing Arts. They will be premiering new dances from various regions of Mexico.  Live music will be provided by a Mariachi and Puerto Rican Folklórico musicians. Two local children groups will also perform.

Tickets will be reserve seating this year: Adults $20; $15 Senior Citizens; $12 for students with I.D. and $10 for children under 12 yrs.

Please contact Jaime Huertas by emailing him at Logan or personal email  More information on the website.

Spring Professional Development Opportunities
Many teachers have asked for courses offered for district credit, as a way to learn and as a way to move over on the salary schedule.  This spring, we are offering a variety of professional development opportunities for district credit. Please click on this link to learn more.

Applications Now Being Accepted for Peer Language Model Program
New Haven Unified School District accepts a few typically developing peers to serve as language models in each of our preschool classrooms.  General education peers are placed according to availability. The Peer Language Model component is an important part of our program.  Children learn not only from adults, but from watching and interacting with other children.  New Haven is now accepting applications for Fall 2017. Please pick up an application at the ESC or contact Mary Rios at 471-1100 x60517.  For an application, please click this link.

Cesar Chavez Middle School Students Donate 152 pairs of Jeans to UCKZ!
A shout out to Katie Kopecki, Safe Passages/AmeriCorps member, for leading students as part of the ZONE After School Program through a 'Teens for Jeans' campaign at CCMS to collect jeans of all sizes.  Thank you to the entire staff and student body at CCMS for collecting and donating 152 pairs of jeans to the Union City Kids' Zone Family Resource Center!  A great leadership and service learning project for all participants!  

Union City Kids' Zone to Host Vino with Amigos Fundraiser, Friday, May 5, 2017
Going to wine country is fun, but sometimes it’s nice to not have to drive miles and miles from one winery to another.  Be surrounded by friends for a night of fun and Cinco de Mayo festivities as we bring wine country to Union City for a great cause!  Come learn the stories behind six different Latino-owned wines and sample each one at the Union City Kids' Zone's Vino with Amigos!  Please click here for more information.  Proceeds from this event will go towards our community's families in need.

New Haven Adult School Student Success Story
Erika Zamudio Landeros was delighted to share with us that she got a full-time job working in a center for autistic children.  It was her dream to work with children, but she struggled with English and knew that it would be an obstacle for her.  Erika enrolled in New Haven Adult School to study English and was a very diligent student.  All of her skills improved very rapidly.  Before long, she enrolled in an ABE reading class.

While studying at New Haven, Erika joined the student leadership team where she obtained public speaking, organization, and leadership skills.  She always projected confidence and a desire to learn.

Erika was proud to recognize that everything she learned at our school helped her to get a job.  She learned how to fill out a job application, write a resume, conduct herself in an interview, and she gained enough confidence to apply and get the job of her dreams.  We hope that Erika is an inspiration to other students and that they, too, will surpass their goals.

Traffic Violator School
Got a ticket? No problem! New Haven Adult School offers an instructor-led, DMV-approved, Traffic School one time per month. To register, call or stop by. 600 G Street, Union City, CA 94587. Click here

  • April 15, 8am-4:30pm
  • May 20, 8am-4:30pm

High School Diploma & GED
We want YOU! Don't put off graduation any longer. Work at your own pace, in a classroom or online. Register any time. We have morning, afternoon and evening classes available. Only 140 credits needed to graduate. Participate in a Cap and Gown Ceremony (available each year in June). Click here for more details