Schools

Paden Elementary School teacher Marcia Gill, far left, joined Principal Katherine Barr, second from left, and fellow teachers Alison Cheren, Jenny Zippin and Kitrena Swanson in modeling the life skill of courage when they put their dance moves, including the Whip and the Nae Nae, on display in front of the entire student body. The performance was a reward for the students who raised $17,000 in their school’s annual walkathon fundraiser on Oct. 28. In return for pledges of money both students and teachers walked on the school’s lower yard for almost two hours.

Congresswoman honors Lincoln Middle School students’ efforts 

Congresswoman Barbara Lee honored Alameda middle school for its ongoing contribution to improving the environment. Through the Ocean Guardian program, which is run by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Lincoln Middle School students are replacing invasive plants along the San Leandro Bay shoreline with native ones, as well as picking up trash. 

Students at Amelia Earhart Elementary School will dedicate a statue in front of their school on Tuesday, Dec. 15. The life-size bronze sculpture of Amelia Earhart has been installed at the elementary school on Bay Farm Island that bears the legendary pilot’s name.
The Davis Family Foundation granted the Frank Bette Center for the Arts a $32,000 gift to commission the statue. The Davis Family’s grant ensures the sculpture will belong to the school in perpetuity.

Alameda High tight end Alex Denney has been named to the U.S. Under-18 National Team and will compete against Canada in the 2016 International Bowl at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. 

The St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) women’s basketball team is off to a great start to the 2015-16 basketball season. The team is 4-0 on the year including three wins and the championship in the Roundball Classic.
The Pilots beat the El Cerrito Gauchos 50-41 in the opening round of the Roundball Classic on Thursday, Dec. 3. The Pilots got off to a great start in the contest holding a 15-10 lead at the end of the first quarter. However, the Gauchos fought back outscoring the Pilots 14-10 in the second period to close the gap to 25-24 at halftime. 

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