After racist graffiti was found at Edison Elementary School last November, the second-graders at Otis Elementary School teamed up to create this poster to let everyone know how they felt. The incident sparked gatherings at all Alameda elementary schools. Community members and parents greeted students with heart-festooned signs assuring them that “Everyone belongs here.” The second-graders echoed that theme with their poster.


The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) is accepting nominations for Teacher of the Year. Alameda residents who would like to name a teacher who goes above and beyond in (and out of) the classroom are encouraged to submit a nomination form for that teacher. 

“I wholeheartedly support this annual tradition because it gives families, staff and community members a chance to sing the praises of our many excellent teachers,” said Superintendent Sean McPhetridge. “Every year I can’t wait to learn who has been nominated and what innovative teaching practices they use.”


Last month, the College of Alameda (CoA) hosted eighth-grade students from Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC) for a day of science exploration on the CoA campus. The eighth-graders were fully engaged as they were exposed to college classes, professors, administrators and fully outfitted science labs.

The students were not only exposed to proper science equipment such as chemical centrifuges and fume hoods but were also treated to engaging demonstrations.


Island High School (IHS) received two Adopt-a-Classroom donation checks for $500 from the Kiwanis Club of Alameda. Adopt-a-Classroom is a program of the Alameda Education Foundation. Schools use the donations to the program are used to purchase critical resources and materials, update technology or fund field trips, assemblies or other learning impact programs.