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Mandie Cline was named Alameda Unified Schools District’s (AUSD) 2015-2016 teacher of the year Wednesday, May 11.

Cline is a kindergarten teacher at Ruby Bridges Elementary School. She has been at the school since 2006. According to the district, she was chosen for her passion for arts education, her dedication to community building and her deep support of her students as “whole children.”

 

The St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND)’s board of trustees unanimously approved the appointment of Ken Jennings as the Catholic school’s next principal. 

Schools aim to reduce demand

In a world that places an ever-growing emphasis on sustainability efforts, Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) has recently stepped up with a plan to reduce electric use and possibly generate renewable energy for all its facilities in the near future.

Alameda Resident Abigail Leong, has been awarded a President’s Scholarship worth $25,000 a year — along with the opportunity to earn even more from Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) in Tacoma, Wash. Leong was chosen from among the 500 incoming first-year students who apply for the scholarships each year.

PLU offers merit scholarships to recognize academic achievement, leadership and service. The President’s Scholarships are renewable for three additional years of undergraduate study.  

Players from the Oakland Raiders and representatives from the National Football League (NFL) visited Maya Lin School on Tuesday to reward students there for winning the Super Bowl Play 60 Challenge, a fitness program developed by the NFL and the American Heart Association.  

May Lin fifth-graders completed more minutes than 12,000 other students who participated in the program in seven Bay Area counties. The Maya Lin students also showed the most enthusiasm, an NFL source said.

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