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E-News for Tuesday, November 28, 2017

E-News for Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Logan Band and Color Guard Win 2017 Western Band Association Championships

Over the first weekend of the Thanksgiving break, the James Logan Band and Color Guard won the 2017 Western Band Association Championships.  At the preliminary performance on Saturday, November 18, Logan edged out So-Cal rival Ayala High School by 0.05%!  On Sunday night at the finals, only 0.2% separated 1st and 2nd place with Logan coming out on top winning the High Visual, High Auxiliary, and High Percussion captions. This was the first time in Logan History that the band won the High Percussion Awards.

With over 300 students in the Logan band and color guard, this was truly a team effort.

Congratulation to the band, color guard and their dedicated teachers and coaches: Adam Wilke, Patrick Refsnider, Chris Carrasco, and Mark Metzger.

The band and color guard’s award-winning performance can be found here.

Logan Girls Volleyball Are Nor Cal Champions, Head South to State!

Over the break, the James Logan High School Girls Volleyball team became Northern California Division 1 Champions, defeating Sacred Heart Prep (SF).  Congratulations!! They will travel to Southern California on Friday, December 1, for the State Championship, playing against Santa Margarita HIgh School at Santiago Canyon Community College at 6:30 PM.  The game will be broadcast over the network, 6:30pm serve.  

Congratulations and good luck to the Logan Girls Volleyball Team!

Logan Cross Country Team Finishes Third in NCS Over Thanksgiving Break
The James Logan High School Cross Country Team finished their season strong - Sage Bringas and Rylie Harper represented Logan at the state championships (the largest & most competitive meet in the world) over the break!  The Logan team finished in the top 3 in NCS for eighth year in a row, and both the boys and girls teams are MVAL champions.  This team accomplished much this year; it is the largest team in Logan history for Cross Country, the team has a cumulative GPA of 3.33, they raised and donated $3,500 to hurricane relief funds, and did many community projects to help special needs, war veterans and seniors.  A huge thanks to Coach Lee Webb for developing such an amazing program!

Logan House Principal, Mr. Polk, Nominated as Life Changer of the Year

Congratulations to James Logan High School House Principal, Mr. Ron Polk for his nomination for the Life Changer of the Year Award by the National Life Group Foundation.  Mr. Polk is exceptionally deserving of this recognition and accepts this nomination on behalf of so many deserving and hard-working educators.

Check out his nomination here!

The finalists for the award will be announced in January.  YOU CAN HELP by adding a comment to Mr. Polk's nomination on the website above.  The more nominations the better!  The schools and the top finalists receive a cash award of up to $10,000.  

Again, congratulations to Mr. Polk!  And thank you to all the educators on our campus who make a positive impact in young people's lives.

Race to the Top Quarterly Report - Fall 2017
Our External Evaluators have completed the Final Race to the Top Quarterly Report, which is an equity analysis.  This report focuses on comparisons of outcomes between demographic subgroups and of schools, with a focus on reviewing progress and outcomes of Kids’ Zone school sites as compared to non Kids’ Zone sites. Data was collected between August 2016 and July 2017. Findings are framed within five of the RTTD project areas.   

13th Annual Holiday Toy Drive and Car Meet, Sunday, December 10
The New Haven Teachers Association, Alameda County Fire District and the Union City Police Officer’s Association are proud to present the 13th Annual Holiday Toy Drive and Car Meet on Sunday, December 10, from 11:00 am through 3:00 pm at James Logan High School.  Admission to the event and car space are free.  Visitors are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate.

More information regarding this event can be found here.

Miles for Smiles Program Takes Students with Special Needs to the Movies

On Monday, November 20, the Miles for Smiles program, sponsored by the James Logan High School Cross Country Team, took students with special needs to see Thor: Ragnarok at the Century 25 theater located at Union Landing.  The team has been taking students to the movies, getting them out into the community and having them spend free time with peers for 25 years.

A special thanks to Coach Webb and the Miles for Smiles Program!

Volunteer Opportunity at the Alameda County Community Food Bank

James Logan High School teacher, Mr. Roy Ting, would like to invite the community to help in sorting and packing food for those in need at the Alameda County Community Food Bank on Friday, December 29, and Wednesday, January 3 through Friday, January 5, from 12:30-3:30 pm.  Those interested in volunteering can sign up here.  Volunteers are welcome to sign up for more than one shift if they’d like.

The Food Bank is located at 7900 Edgewater Drive, Oakland, not far from Oakland International Airport.

Union City Kids’ Zone to Host Parent Voices Public Listening Session, 11/30

Union City Kids' Zone ~ Parent Voices to host a public listening session on Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Union City Kids' Zone (located at Barnard-White Middle School - 725 Whipple Road, Union City, CA) room B3.  You are invited to come and learn more about the draft proposal for Alameda County's Child Care & Early Crisis Solution, provide your feedback, and hear about ways to get involved.  Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact: or 510-338-3049 or click here (English) (Spanish).

November is Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month
The State of California and City of Union City recognize November as Sikh American Awareness and Appreciation Month. Since the 1890s Sikh pioneers have made significant contributions to California in Farming, Technology, Transportation, Entrepreneurship, Democracy, Community and Social Issues and many more. This month affords all Californians the opportunity to understand, recognize, and appreciate the rich history and shared principles of democracy, equality, and service to humanity by Sikh Americans.

For more information regarding Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month, please click here.

Attention Logan Alumni!

James Logan High School is in the process of building a more complete Alumni Database and Network.  Please take a few seconds and fill out the form found here.  Feel free to share the link with any other alumni you know!  Your support is appreciated as always!

After School Professional Development
Teaching and Learning is pleased to present several after-school professional development sessions, offered for District Credit and facilitated by New Haven staff.  Please click on this link to review the brochure and register for sessions.  The link allows you to register for multiple sessions.

We look forward to seeing you at the sessions!

Logan Link Crew To Host Fall Festival, November 30th from 5-7 pm.

The James Logan High School Link Crew will host a Fall Festival on Thursday, November 30, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm.  There will be food trucks and free festival games to play!  The entire community is welcome.

For more information, please click here.