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E-News for Tuesday, May 15, 2018

E-News for Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Register for the Personalization Summit, Tuesday, June 19
Back by popular demand!  This year we are offering a one-day Personalization Summit to the first 200 registrants.  The summit is for teachers, classified staff and administrators. Here are the particulars:

Date:  Tuesday, June 19
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (with a one hour lunch, arrive at 8:00 a.m. for continental breakfast)
Location: James Logan High School, Performing Arts Center for Keynote, 500s for Sessions
Compensation: Certificated/classified hourly rate or .6 units of district credit

Click here for more information.

The Summit will begin with a Keynote from Jon Corippo, the Executive Director of California CUE and will include many offerings on personalization, technology use and integration, and personalizing learning to meet the social/emotional needs of students, and more.  We also have a full day of sessions with Illuminate! Please click here to register for the summit.  

For the first time, we are partnering with CUE, and will be inviting attendees from outside of New Haven Unified.  When you register, make sure to select New Haven so you don't have to pay to attend. Feel free to send this to your friends in other districts.  The cost to non-New Haven attendees is $89.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Kim Klindt at

Vicki Baker at

Vera-Lisa Roberts at

We look forward to seeing you in June!

Sign Up Now for 32nd Annual Summer Sports Camps!

The James Logan Athletic Department proudly announces it is sponsoring its 32nd Annual Summer Sports Camps.  Sports Camps, an athletic program for students in Grades K – 12, affords local students the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of sports programs.  All of these programs are held at James Logan High School. Transportation is not provided for students.  

Sports included in the Sports Camps program are:


Girls Soccer                                          
Boys Basketball

Girls Volleyball
Boys Volleyball

Girls Water Polo/ Girls Aquatics
Boys Water Polo/ Boys Aquatics


Track & Field/Cross Country

Boys Soccer

Co-Ed Water Polo
Cheer Wrestling
Girls Basketball

To sign up for this exciting summer program, complete the application form on the reverse side, and mail it with your payment in full.  Make checks payable to JLHS – “camp name” (i.e. JLHS-Wrestling). Registration will also be taken on the first day of camp. You may also signup online:  No confirmation of enrollment will be sent.  Students are to report directly to their camp location on the first day.


Over a Dozen Logan Athletes Declare for Universities

Congratulations to the fifteen Logan seniors who signed their collegiate declarations for next year to the following schools:

Kenneth  Amaral - Holy Names University - Soccer
Alex Childs- Smith - Wartburg College - Track & Field
Hannah Hall - University of Miami - Track & Field
Oscar Lepe - California State University, Bakersfield - Baseball
Vanessa Mejia - Santa Clara University - Soccer
Aaron Perez - SF State University - Wrestling
Ruben Raygoza - Dominican University - Soccer
Camille Rodriguez - Sonoma State - Softball
Emily Sandoval - Menlo College - Wrestling  
Zinet Siddiqi - Notre Dame De Namur - Soccer
Tatiana Toleafoa - California State University, Fullerton - Volleyball
Jannae Torres - Fresno State - Swimming
Kobe Tran - BYU - Tennis
Aundria Vargas - University of Sioux Falls - Soccer
Cassandra Wenn - California State University, Stanislaus - Softball

AES Teacher Wins Reading Association Award

The Alameda County Reading Association (ACRA) is happy to announce the winner of its Sybil Hoffman Young Leader Award.  This year's awardee is Lauren Miceli. She is a 4th grade teacher at Alvarado Elementary. Please click here for more information and for how to RSVP to the Celebration Dinner.

A Dozen NHUSD Elementary Students are Finalists in Police Poster Contest
As part of National Police Week, the Union City Police Department has sponsored a UCPD Poster Contest.  Twelve New Haven elementary school students have been chosen as finalists for this event. Finalists and their families will be invited to enjoy with a pizza party that will be located in William Cann Civic Center Park.  The finalists will enjoy a K9 demonstration and then a tour the police department.

Congratulations to our artists! Their artwork will be on display at the police department.  

Pioneer Elementary

Sahar Gausi

Allison Taing

Elaizah Puebla

Marcos Jung

Gianna Oliva

Ciara Bie

Natalie Tang

Elena Trinh

Guy Emanuele Elementary

Valeria Navarro

Kitayama Elementary

Trinity Liu

Delaine Eastin Elementary

Sylvia Mai

Olivia Mai

Logan Mixed Doubles Team Advances to NorCal Regional Badminton Tournament

This past weekend, the mixed doubles team of Tony Liuzhou and Jessica Fan took first place at the NCS Championships!  This earned the pair the right to represent James Logan this Saturday at the Northern California Regional tournament. As there is no state tournament as of yet, this is the furthest a badminton player can advance and is a testament to their skill, drive, and teamwork.

Cesar Chavez Middle School to Host Holocaust Survivor Assembly

On Friday, May 18th Cesar Chavez Middle School eighth graders will hear first hand from Holocaust survivor, Ed Lichtman, who was a hidden child during the years of WWII.

Eighth graders at CCMS have been studying the Holocaust and reading The Diary of Anne Frank, either the play or her actual diary.  In addition, they have been reading other pieces of literature as well as viewing documentaries.

Ed Lichtman was born in Dobromil, Poland. He was 5 years old when Nazi Germany invaded Poland in September, 1939. Ed’s mother was an attorney, an uncommon occupation for a woman to hold at that time. Ed’s father, Joseph, ran a large and successful lumber mill. After the Nazi invasion, legal immigration was no longer possible and Jews began to lose their rights. Ed’s parents were able to arrange hiding places with Catholic families in Poland. At the age of six, Ed was separated from his parents, assumed a new identity and went into hiding with a stranger.

Last year, staff and students at CCMS were lucky enough to hear from Holocaust survivor Helen Farkas as she shared her experiences of being a concentration camp survivor.  The experience was deeply moving for all of our students. Sadly, Helen passed away in January at the age of 97. We feel very fortunate that we are able to provide our students with the opportunity of hearing firsthand the experiences of Mr. Lichtman.

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, 5-7 p.m.

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.  Click here for more information.

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.

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!