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E-News for Tuesday, May 9, 2017

E-News for Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Join Us for James Logan High School’s Genius Hour Showcase, Monday, May 15

Three Logan teachers are participating in Genius Hour with their classes this year.  They have offered their students the freedom to pursue their passion, to engage in focused and in-depth study on a topic that inspires them.  Throughout the semester, students have researched their topic, preparing to share their knowledge and inspire others.  Students will be showcasing their learning on Monday, May 15, from 6:00 - 7:00 PM at James Logan in the Al Rod Gym and the Pavilion.  ​The students are excited to share what they have learned.  We invite you to attend and help support our students!

Some of the topics include:

  • Programming
  • Concussions and football
  • Game programming/development
  • Philosophy of love
  • Architectural design
  • Feminism
  • Animation
  • Bioengineering
  • Oncology
  • Careers in photography
  • Beauty standards
  • Sports injury
  • Vegetarianism
  • Psychology (the brain's role in depression and love)
  • George Orwell
  • Writing musicals

It would provide tremendous support and validation for the students' hard work and dedication to have members of the New Haven community present to witness and applaud their showcase presentations.

Logan Students Accepted into Phoenix Scholar College Prep Program

Congratulations to Logan Juniors, Abdur Rahman, Agueda Ulloa, Alexa Sass, Alina Lam, Annie Lai, Erick Vazquez, Farah Villanueva, Gorav Soni, Jadalynne Salyer, Jannah Zamora, Jordan Fobbs, Kiana Truong, Kimberly Giang, Maricar Almeda, Navjot Kaur, Rohenna Thiara, Ruth Bekele, Sarbmann Gill, and Vedparkash Singh for their acceptance in The Phoenix Scholars! They will work with Stanford students during their senior year as they prepare to apply and go to college. Their passion and grit have welcomed them into a network of driven students from around the Bay area that boast acceptance into more than 100 colleges and universities and have been awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships. Congratulations again to all of our scholars!

For more information about The Phoenix Scholars visit their website:

Retiring Long-Time NHUSD Teachers to Have Celebration on Friday, June 2

After 65 combined years of teaching, the Forrests are retiring! Come join Dave and Marilyn for a celebration of their many contributions to James Logan High School and the New Haven Unified School District over the years.  The party will be on June 2nd, starting at 4:00 pm.  Click here for further details and to RSVP by May 24th.

James Logan High School Fourth Annual Student Art Show, Thursday, May 11
The Visual Art Department of James Logan High School is holding its 4th annual student art exhibition. This year’s theme is “Paredes de Milagros”, or Wall of Miracles.

Three  floors of stunning artwork by Advanced Placement Art, Digital Art,  Photography, Drawing, Painting, Multicultural Art (mixed media), and Ceramics students will be on display. Students operate the gallery, learning about and working real world jobs such as Curator, Museum Technicians, Docents, Marketing, Gallery  Store, Activities Coordinators  &  Caterers. Others share business cards and network with fellow art students and members of the community.  Three hundred students crafted their gratitude, or wish for a miracle out of aluminum cans, creating an impressive 12’ x 12’ sculpture. You’ are invited to add to this sculpture.  The Photography Club will operate a photo booth for a small fee.

Come join in, this is a beautiful, interactive, fun event for all ages.

Date: Thursday, May 11th
Time: 7-9PM
Where: James Logan High School Performing Arts Center Lobby
1800 H Street, Union City (at the corner of “H” Street and Alvarado Niles Blvd)
Plenty of parking across the street
Free Entrance for All

Special Education Recognition Awards (SERA) Nominations Now Being Accepted
Do you know a staff member who really supported your special education student? Nominate them for a SERA award!

Who should be nominated for the SERA Award?  We believe nominees should be special individuals, who benefit the lives of our students with special needs.  Nominees should demonstrate a variety of the following qualities and characteristics:

  • Hold high expectations for all learners.
  • Have a positive attitude.
  • Be tolerant, willing to listen, and consider and respect the viewpoints of others.
  • Be generous with his/her time and energy.
  • Respect others, including colleagues, students, and parents.
  • Demonstrate professionalism and diplomacy in all situations.
  • Be sincere and gracious in challenging situations when working with students with special needs and their families.
  • Demonstrate exceptional contributions to the lives of students with special needs, including friendship, support and caring.
  • Demonstrate random acts of kindness that impacts students with special needs.
  • Be patient and, relentlessly encouraging.

For more information and the nomination form, please click here.

Career Faire Event, Friday, May 12

James Logan students: you are invited to attend the annual Job Opportunity -- Career and Community Service Faire Friday, May 12th during the 4th and 5th lunch periods at Colt Court. Get a chance to meet employers face-to-face, apply for summer jobs and programs. Make connections with community service organizations. Remember - this coming Friday, May 12th 4th & 5th periods at Colt Court.

Contact: Lorraine Neira x60133

Itliong-Vera Cruz Eighth Graders to Host Community Building Event at Open House, 5/11

Eighth graders at Itliong Vera Cruz Middle School completed reading “Breaking Through” by Francisco Jimenez and were tasked with and answering the question of how a community can overcome adversity and build community.

As an outcome of this assignment, the students are organizing the Union City Community Festival at the IVCMS Open House on May 11, 2017 from 5:30PM to 6:30PM. There will be games, desserts, arts and crafts, and information booths created by students.  They have been working hard and would love to see faces from the community there.

Register for the Personalization Summit

Only seventeen spots left!

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!

City of Fremont to Host Four Seasons of Health Expo

The Fremont Human Services Department and Tri-City Elder Coalition are hosting the 8th annual Four Seasons of Health Expo: In an Age-Friendly Community on Friday, May 12, 2017 from 9 am to 1 pm at the Fremont Senior Center and Central Park.  With over 105 exhibitors representing Federal, State, County and local agencies as well as non-profit and for profit businesses all serving adults 50+ years and U.S. Veterans, it is one of the largest health fairs in the Bay Area. Exhibitors include all of our local hospitals and health clinics, Medicare/MediCal/SSI, legal, and an array of other service organizations. AC Transit, Paratransit, and other transportation agencies will be present at the Transportation Cove near the Community Center. Entertainment will be provided throughout the event with a special ceremony at 11:30 am remembering MIA/POW veterans who have not returned home. A BBQ lunch (chicken or Tri-Tip) or a vegetarian wrap can be purchased from the senior center. Please help us get the word out to the community or if you have a parent who needs assistance (or yourself) come to the Expo!

We still need volunteers for the Expo, so if you know if someone is available, please contact Ray Grimm at  For more information, please see the linked flyer.

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.

Summer School at New Haven Adult School

ESL Classes June 19-July 27


Mon-Thurs, 8:30am-11:30am


Tues/Wed, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Registration June 6 & 7, 8:00am OR 5:00pm

Registration takes approximately 3 hours

No child care available during registration

High School Diploma & GED June 19-July 27


Mon-Thurs, 8:30am-11:30am


Tues/Wed, 12:30pm-3:00pm


Tues/Wed, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Registration June 13 & 14, 8:30am OR 5:30pm

Registration takes approximately 1 hour

No child care available during registration

Adult Basic Education June 19-July 27


Tues/Wed, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Registration June 13 & 14, 8:30am OR 5:30pm

Registration takes approximately 1 hour

No child care available during registration

Health & Human Services June 12-August 8

Get ready for college science courses like physiology & anatomy at the Health Science Essentials Summer Boot Camp! This pre-college program is FREE for young adults 18-24!

Class starts June 12th. Click here to find out more!

Basic Computers/Office Technology/Learning Online June 13-August 8

Click here for details.

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.