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E-News for Tuesday, May 8, 2018

E-News for Tuesday, May 8, 2018

James Logan High School’s Fifth Annual Student Art Show, May 17-20

Logan’s Visual Arts Department is holding its fifth annual student art exhibition.  The theme for this year's show is "What's Your Story?". Visitors will be amazed at the quality of work our students create, and the visual stories they share about themselves. The experience is guaranteed to rejuvenate your soul.  More information can be found here.  Please visit us.

Opening Reception:
Thursday May 17. 5-7PM

Classroom tours encouraged:
Friday May 18th, 1-7th Period

Saturday & Sunday May 19, 20 from 12-3

NHUSD and District African American Advisory to Host African American Recognition and Graduation Ceremony, June 2

In an effort to bring greater recognition of the achievements of African American students within the district, the District African American Advisory, in conjunction with the New Haven Unified School District, will hold its African American Recognition and Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 2:00 p.m., at the James Logan High School Pavilion

The ceremony will recognize students who are promoting from 5th to 6th grade, from 8th to 9th grade, and all African American students graduating from James Logan High School, Conley-Caraballo High School, and Decoto School for Independent Studies.  

All 5th, 8th, and 12th grade African American students who choose to participate should arrive at the James Logan Pavilion at 1:00 p.m. on June 2nd.  We ask that participants dress appropriately for this occasion as we most definitely want to make a good impression. We look forward to having you join us for what we know will be a very festive event.

Logan’s Institute of Community Leaders to Hold Exhibition Night, Thursday, May 17

The Institute of Community Leaders (ICL) is holding its 6th annual Exhibition Night on Thursday, May 17th!  Join us to applaud our ICL 9th and 10th graders' hard work throughout the year. We will also hold a Senior Signing Ceremony, as our graduating seniors announce where they will be attending next year.  Exhibition Night will be held in Memorial Square, at the far end of Logan's campus, from 6:30 - 8:15 pm. We hope to see you there!

Mission Valley Track and Field Club

The Mission Valley Track and Field Club, based in Union City at James Logan High School, is practicing on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 4:30-6:00 p.m.  If you are interested in learning more about all Track and Field events, please email or call Lee Webb at or (510) 304-7172.

Students age 6-18 are welcome as well as Special Olympians.  The club is dedicated to Coach Pope Powell. There will competition and camps all summer.

Logan High School’s Ballet Folklorico Annual Spring Concert, Saturday, May 19

Ballet Folklorico de James Logan High School's annual Concierto de Primavera (Spring Concert) will be on Saturday May 19th at 7:30pm at the Performing Arts Center. For ticket info contact (510) 552-1621‬.  ​

Larry Itliong To Be Inducted to The Labor's International Hall of Fame
On Thursday, May 17th at 5:00 p.m., a historic ceremony will take place to induct Filipino Farm Labor Leader, Larry Itliong, into the Labor's International Hall of Fame. Larry Itliong, one of the namesakes of Itliong-Vera Cruz Middle School, was a formidable force in the farm labor movements across California. His work during the 1965 Delano Grape Strikes led to a collaboration between Filipino and Mexican workers and eventually, the formation of the United Farm Workers with Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta. Please join this community in this celebration at Itliong-Vera Cruz Middle School on Thursday, May 17th at 5:00 p.m. for a reception and 6:00 p.m. for the Ceremony.

Logan Student Creates Free Online Resource Designed for Students To Learn Programming
In last week’s E-News, we shared that Logan Sophomore Riya Arora had been selected as a Finalist in the 2016-17 USA Computing Olympiad (USACO), a competitive programming platform for high schoolers.  This week, we are happy to share a website she created for students to learn about programming,

VPlanetCoding is a free online resource designed for students who wish to learn programming as well as to compete in programming competitions such as the USA Computing Olympiad, CodeForces, Stanford Proco, etc.  The course material includes video tutorials and carefully curated problem sets targeted for all skill levels from novice to expert. The problems are handpicked from CodeForces and USACO contests and organized by topic, so that students can master one topic at a time at their own pace. New video tutorials on select topics are added regularly.

IVCMS Team Wins Engineering Design Award at Tech Museum’s Tech Challenge

On Saturday April 28, 2018, a team of Itliong-Vera Cruz Middle School (IVCMS) students participated in the 31st annual Tech Challenge 2018: Drop and Dash. The event is hosted by the Tech Museum in San Jose and sponsored by Dell. Their team, Blue Tech Unicorn, received the completion medal and also the Outstanding Engineering Design Process Award.

The all-girl team was made up of IVCMS students Sabrina Cheung, Angeline Ho, Brianna Johnson, Fatima Khawaja, and Fiona Chan from Warm Springs Elementary.  This was the first science event participated in by the team. This was also the first time in the event’s thirty year history that more than half of the participants were girls.

Congratulations, Blue Tech Unicorn!

Help Support East Bay Innovations Help Others by Going to an A’s Game!

East Bay Innovations (EBI) is a private non-profit organization providing services to help persons with disabilities live and work independently in their communities.  EBI is raising money to support their cause through the sale of tickets to the June 13th Oakland A’s game against the visiting Houston Astros. Tickets for the game are only $18 and are a $27 value.

These tickets are a wonderful way to

  • Show your appreciation of your employees, clients, and/or friends by treating them to the game
  • Enjoy the game together from great seats at a big discount
  • Support EBI's services to individuals with disabilities

For more information and to buy tickets, please click here.

R3 Academy Fatherhood Class Starting this Summer
The Fremont Family Resource Center will be hosting a free!12-week R3 Academy Fatherhood Class for fathers and father-figures starting Thursday evening, June 21. (R3 stands for a dad's 3 main relationships -- with his child(ren), spouse/co-parent, and in the workplace).

Please click here for more information including dates for two 1-hour Info Nights for dads to get an overview of what the class will be about.

Dads need to register online by June 13. Space is limited, so we encourage dads to apply asap. The class will be taught in English.  The class and workbooks are FREE due to a federal grant.

James Logan to Host Summer Speech and Debate Academy
Increase confidence, hone research and performance skills and become more comfortable with speaking in public settings at Summer Speech and Debate Academy!
Open to students as young as (incoming) 7th graders, Summer Academy teaches students different techniques for speech and debate events. This year, Summer Academy is at Logan July 9-28. For more info, go to

Logan Princess Club Has Caps and Gowns to Loan Upcoming Graduates, Looking for More
The Logan Princess Club will be loaning graduation caps and gowns to seniors who are homeless or displaced, foster youth, or have severe financial need. They encourage anybody with an Achievers brand cap and gown sitting around to donate it for a student in need. They especially need black gowns this year. Anyone who would like to donate or borrow can contact Erin Dal Porto at Logan, or 510-471-2520, Extension 60243.

Introducing the Union City Family Center (formally Union City Kids' Zone (UCKZ)
We are excited to share important news regarding the evolution of our organization.  We are delighted to announce that our organization formally known as Union City Kids' Zone will now be known as the Union City Family Center (UCFC). UCFC operates a dynamic Family Center, located on the campus of the Barnard-White Middle School.  UCFC Family Liaisons, assigned to specific school sites, expand access to UCFC 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 Union City Family Center. UCFC partners with community volunteers and over 35 community agencies!

Union City Family Center 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.

Union City Family Center - SAVE THE DATE
Union City Family Center's Open House Celebration - Saturday, May 19, 2018
The Union City Family Center Community and Service Partners invite you to its Open House Celebration.  Come learn more about the Union City Family Center & Partner services, while enjoying food, fun, activities, music, and more on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Barnard-White Middle School (725 Whipple Road, Union City, CA).  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!