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E-News for Tuesday, April 25, 2017

E-News for Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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!

ICL Exhibition Night to be Held Thursday, May 4, 6:30-8:00 pm

The Institute of Community Leaders at James Logan High School -- otherwise known as ICL -- is holding it's annual Exhibition Night on Thursday, May 4th from 6:30 - 8pm.  The community is invited to see all of the hard work our 9th and 10th graders have done this year, and to join us in congratulating our ICL seniors as they 'sign' for the college they will be attending in the fall.  Please join us in Memorial Square, near Logan's Little Theater, at James Logan High School!

Searles Elementary Students Learn About and Teach Environmental Science

Searles Students have been learning about Environmental Science all year. Third grade teacher Leda Mares and Community School Program Specialist Ashley Acosta applied for grants and arranged interactive lessons from three local organizations: The Fish Friends Club sponsored by The East Bay Regional Park District (EBPRD), Kids For the Bay - a project of the Earth Island Institute, and the Hands On Conservation Group.

As part of the EBRPD grant, a school-wide assembly was held featuring the Bay Area’s largest traveling aquarium.  Rangers James & Claudia inducted all attending students into the new Searles Fish Friends Club and the school was presented with litter pick up materials.  Students learned about the effect litter has on the food chain.  Students in Mrs. Mares’ class studied the litter pick up data and presented solutions to reduce litter in the future. In addition, the Regional Parks Foundation fully funded a naturalist field trip to the Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary in San Leandro for 100 Searles Students.

Students in Mrs. Mares and Mr. Bautista's room learned about the 5'R's thought the Kid's For the Bay Grant. The students from these classes  put on an assembly to teach their whole school and many of their parents about the importance of reducing plastic waste to keep our oceans healthy.

You can read more at: and

Eastin Night with the A's!
The 3-5 choir group will be performing the National Anthem at the Oakland A's game on May 5th.  Game time is 7:05 PM.  It promises to be a highlight for our kids and our school.  

Come be a part of it!  Tickets can be purchased through the PTC for $30 each (usually $40 dollars).  A part of the proceeds will come back to help Eastin Elementary students, especially the music program.  Please click here and complete the short form to reserve your tickets...they're going fast!

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

Logan Pole Vaulter Signs Letter of Intent, 4/27, at the Student Union

Logan senior, Jered Espanola will be signing his letter of intent for Track and Field this Thursday, April 27, in the Student Union at 7:00 PM  He will be going to UC Davis.  He is the current school record holder in the pole vault.  He has vaulted 15'7".  Congratulations, Jered!

JLHS Student is Finalist in National Computing Olympiad

Logan Sophomore Riya Arora has been selected as a Finalist in the 2016-17 USA Computing Olympiad (USACO).  The results can be found here.

USACO is a competitive programming platform for high schoolers. Thousands of bright programmers compete in USACO every year, out of which the top 25 are picked as finalists. These finalists attend a 10-day intensive training summer camp.  At the end of the summer camp, four bright computer scientists are chosen to represent United States in the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI). It's like getting a shot at representing your nation in the Olympics !

Riya has studied for thousands of hours for this over the past two years. As a freshman, she climbed up the USACO rating ladder from being unseeded to Bronze to Silver to Gold to Platinum. As a sophomore, she consistently scored high in the Platinum level contests, which helped her score a spot as a finalist. She is one of the two female finalists (out of 26) this year.

Congratulations, Riya!

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

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.

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.

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

  • 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