New Haven Unified School District

Skip to main content
Main Menu Toggle

E-News for Tuesday, January 23, 2018

E-News for Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Famed Logan Softball Coach, Teri Johnson, Named California Softball Coach of the Year

Teri Johnson, Logan’s “most winningest” softball coach, has been named the 2016-17 California Coach of the Year For Girls Softball - Fast Pitch by the National Federation of State High School Associations.  Ms. Johnson was nominated by the California Interscholastic Federation.  This award recognizes Ms. Johnson’s role in leading the sport, shaping her athletes and contributing in a positive way to her community.  Congratulations, Ms. Johnson!!

Save the Date: New Haven Unified Personalization Summit
New Haven's Annual Personalization Summit will take place on June 19-20, so please mark your calendars.  We have room for up to 200 staff members, who will be paid the hourly rate for attending.  We will be looking for presenters soon, so keep your eyes open for the Call for Proposals in the E-News.

New Haven Teachers Receive Grants From Retired Teachers Association

The California Retired Teachers’ Association, Division #91, received 50 applications for grants from Fremont, New Haven, and Newark teachers this year.  Teachers from the three Districts wrote thoughtful and creative ideas concerning how they would use the grant money for their students.  A committee of seven retired teachers reviewed the applications and chose 18 applications to reward with a grant.  The total amount of grants awarded was $4,960.

New Haven teachers who are receiving a grant are Criselda Shockley (Eastin Elementary), Carole Segall (Searles Elementary), Kathy Frye (Kitayama Elementary), Bill Herbert, Cathy Schoon, and Rachel Sowell (Pioneer Elementary), Aileen Pagtakhan (Itliong-Vera-Cruz Middle), and Jessica Gonzalez (Conley-Caraballo High School).

Thank you to all the teachers who applied, and we regret we couldn’t reward all with a grant.  We were impressed with all the creative ideas presented, and proud to support our fellow educators in their endeavors.

James Logan Band Boosters To Host Crab Feed, Saturday, February 24

The James Logan Band Boosters will be hosting an All You Can Eat Crab Feed on Saturday, February 24th at the Mark Green Sports Center on Union City Blvd.   The meal includes pasta, salad, and garlic bread. Wine and beer will be available at the no host bar.  All proceeds will go to supporting the James Logan Band and Color Guard.

Tickets are $50 per adult, and $25 for children 6-12.  Kids 5 and under are free.  All tickets can be purchased on the Tickets page.  They can also be purchased by mailing a check (payable to James Logan Band Boosters and write number of tickets requested in the check Memo) to:

Logan Band and Color Guard
PO Box 924
Union City, CA 94587

Ticket sales will end on February 15th.  Hurry and reserve your spot today!!!

James Logan Athletics 4th Annual Crab Feed
Save the Date, Saturday March 24th, 6:00pm at the Mark Green Sports Complex James Logan Athletics will be hosting their 4th Annual Crab Feed!  Tickets will be $45 and going on sale soon.  Mark your calendars and gather your friends!

Logan Winter Sports Update

Girls Basketball sits in first place in the MVAL, with a 6 - 0 record in league play and a 16 - 1 record overall.  They are currently ranked 50th in the state.  This week sees the girls travel to Moreau on Tuesday and host American and Friday.  They have outscored opponents on the season by a margin of 1,062 points scored and only 656 given up in their 17 games.  

Boys Basketball sits in a 3-way tie for first place in league at 5 - 1.  On Tuesday, January 23, they host Moreau at Home to break one part of that tie.  Any support and fans we can get out will be a bonus for the boys and the hard work they are putting in.  Overall they have a 13 - 5 record and a top 100 state rank.  

Girls Soccer also is in first place with an undefeated league record of 7 - 0 - 1.  They have outscored their league opponents 37 - 6 over those 8 games.  And team member Zinet Siddiqi will be traveling overseas in the coming weeks to represent the Afghanistan Women's National Team.  

Boys Soccer is 4 points out of first place behind Newark and in sole possession of second going into the second half of league season.  They have outscored league opponents 27 - 7 over the stretch of games they have had so far.  

Wrestling continues to build towards NCS with their young team this year; posting solid results in tournaments across the state.  They are on track to once again win the MVAL league and show well at NCS and the State meet.  

Cheerleading is continuing on with their competitions and took second overall at the Deer Valley showcase two weekends ago.  They continue to train and work their way towards Nationals in Anaheim.

The Village Method Invites The Community To Celebrate Black History Month

The Village Method (TVM) has a lot in store for Black History Month and invite you to celebrate the month with us:

  • The Village Method (TVM) is kicking off Black History month and celebrating African American Heritage with Warriors on Thursday February 8th. Join TVM at the Warriors game and get some added perks! To purchase tickets: CLICK HERE
  • African American Regional Educational Alliance Summit - Explore the uniqueness of the African American cultural experience and discuss the pedagogical and programmatic practices and strategies that educators and parents may use to enhance with African American students. All workshop sessions are designed to provoke thought, provide insight, strategies, and tools that allow participants to dive deeper into what it means to be fearless, compassionate, resilient educational leaders and advocates for African American students and their families. For more information CLICK HERE
  • SAVE THE DATE: TVM Black History Celebration - Come and celebrate the story of how the arts of our African heritage were brought by our ancestors across oceans into the South, and how our arts evolved in the South and again as millions of Black families moved through the Great Migration into Northern communities like Harlem. Tickets REQUIRED! CLICK HERE

Teacher Needed for STEM Enrichment at Searles Elementary School

Saturday NHUSD STEM Enrichment classes will run Saturdays 9-12 from February 24-March 24 at Searles.  We are looking for a teacher who is willing to teach one of these classes to upper elementary or middle school students (20 per class):  Food Science, Cardstock and marble roller coasters, The Tech Museum Challenge, Math Games or Architecture for Kids.  No experience with these specific topics is necessary, and you can get help with planning, and there is a stipend.  If you are a teacher in the district and you are interested, contact Vicki Baker  (

JLHS/Kids Zone Princess Club & Glam Squad Is Looking For Help To Help

The JLHS/KidsZone Princess Club & GlamSquad helps disadvantaged students attend Prom in style. Please donate gently used gowns and accessories to replenish our closet. Any monetary donations will go towards the purchase of bids for our displaced and foster youth. Volunteer barbers will be needed on 5/3/18 and hairstylists and makeup artists are needed on 5/5/18.

Please contact us for more info: ; ; ;

IVCMS Eighth-Graders Engage in Constitution Project, Need Community Volunteers

Dear Community Members,

Our unit presentation dates are coming up fast where our IVC eighth grade students will be analyzing and understanding the U.S. Constitution and challenged with the task of proposing an amendment to our system of government. We are still in need of people who are up to participate to listen to these presentations:

If you are available or know anyone who would be committed to volunteer, we would greatly appreciate it!  This is one of our favorite projects and something that our community looks forward to every year. We hope that you can participate and we look forward to hearing from you!

Thank you,

Kitayama Elementary Needs Your Help in Creating a Makerspace

Kitayama Elementary School is asking for your help.  They need donations to help stock their newest addition, a Makerspace work area for our students.

Makerspaces are areas that offer hands-on, creative ways for students to design, experiment, build and invent as they engage deeply in science, engineering, and tinkering.  They will learn skills to help prepare them for college and career.  They will also expand their knowledge of their curriculum and apply their learning to real life problem-solving situations.  Students will use these tools to work on individual projects aligned to their areas of interest.  The Makerspace aligns with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math).  We believe that every child who walks through our doors is a GENIUS and we will help them discover their passion!

The following items would be much appreciated: cardboard tubes (lg. & sm.), duct tape, blue painter tape, Scotch tape, empty tissue boxes, sturdy scissors, fabric, Legos, low temp. glue guns and glue sticks, plastic spoons, the possibilities are endless… * Items may be dropped off in the office or in room 29.

Searles Elementary School to Pilot Spanish Two-Way Immersion Program
Beginning in the 2018-19 school year, Searles Elementary School will be piloting and implementing a Spanish Two-Way Dual Immersion Language Program.  Starting with kindergarten and adding a grade level each year after, students in the program will receive instruction in Spanish and English.  Two-Way Dual Language Immersion program fosters bilingualism, biliteracy, enhanced awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity, and high levels of academic achievement through instruction in two languages.  This program is a wonderful way for Native Spanish speakers and Native English speakers to be proficient in two languages.

Parents of incoming kindergarten students who are interested in the program will be required to attend a Parent Information Meeting.  Please click here for more information.

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!

Career Skills Center at New Haven Adult School
Winter break is over and it's time to get back working on those college & career goals! One great option is our Career Skills Center - a self-paced learning lab that allows you to focus on the skills you need most! This includes: computer skills, business skills, and a variety of college preparatory skills. Career Skills Center Open Hours - Flex your Schedule! Since you're working independently, you may arrive late and/or leave early.

Afternoon: 11:45-2:00pm
Evening: 6:15-8:45pm


Morning: 9:45-11:30am

Afternoon: 11:45-1:45pm

Afternoon: 10:45- 1:45pm
Evening: 6:15-8:45pm

Learn more here.

Afternoon and Evening Yoga Classes at New Haven Adult School
Yoga with Shamekia
Our classes welcome everyone, regardless of fitness level, or yoga experience.  Your teacher will help you to take your practice where you'd like to go. Learn yoga postures and philosophy as well as a 5 minute closing meditation. See flyer here.

Jan 24-Mar 22 | 11:45am-12:45pm | Class Fee $52 for 9 weeks| Multi-Purpose Room

Yoga with Shubhangi
Our classes welcome everyone, regardless of fitness level, or yoga experience.  Your teacher will help you to take your practice where you'd like to go.

Jan 22-Mar 22  (no class Feb 19) | 5:00 -6:00 pm | Class Fee $47 for 8 weeks| Multi-Purpose Room


Mother/Daughter STEM Discovery Day, Saturday, February 24
The American Association of University Women, Fremont Branch, will proudly sponsor their thirty-eighth Mother/Daughter STEM Discovery Day on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at Hopkins Jr. High School.  This day of science, technology, engineering, and math activities is geared toward third and fourth-grade girls and their mothers.  For more information on the event, including how to register, please click here.


Union City Kids' Zone (UCKZ)
UCKZ operates a dynamic Family Center, located at Barnard-White Middle School.  UCKZ Family Liaisons, assigned to specific school sites, expand access to UCKZ and partner resources for the community. Liaisons provide case management and resource linkages for displaced/low wage families/youth who receive needed support with shelter, transportation, emergency food, clothing, job training/job search (Highway to Work & Cypress Mandela), financial coaching/taxes (SparkPoint), affordable childcare (Kidango) applying for benefits, and our safe parking lots program for displaced families ~ all co-located at the UCKZ Family Center.

UCKZ partners with community volunteers and over 35 community agencies!  Since September of 2017, the following resources have been rolled out through Union City Kids' Zone/New Haven Unified School District in collaboration with:


  • Big Smiles - provided over 300 students district-wide with preventative and restorative dental care; onsite at school.
  • Vision to Learn - 146 students received free eye exams and free glasses; also onsite at their respective school.
  • Shoes that Fit - 55 new sneakers were given to NHUSD students.
  • Compassion Network - 79 families were recipients of thanksgiving meals; and students at Logan High School and Conley-Caraballo High School receive monthly snacks from Compassion Network.

The following collaborative partners have been instrumental in donating holiday gifts, food, gift cards, toys and more to students and families this holiday season:


  • New Haven Adult School, Bay Bomb Car Club, Fremont Elk Lodge, Safe Passages, Resonate Movement, Centro de Servicios, Esquivez Family, Union City Police Department, Bart Police Department, New Haven Unified School District & School sites.


Last, but not least, thank you to the following organizations for the on-going food security support given to our families:

Daily Bowl and Alameda County Food Bank

Union City Kids' Zone invites you to visit the Family Center located at 725 Whipple Road, Union City, CA; or visit us on the web at to learn more about events and resources.