Schools

The first two rounds are in the books at the 87th Annual Alameda Commuter’s golf tournament and the big story of the weekend was Alameda High School senior David Na. 

The Alameda High School (AHS) class of 2014 Grad Night committee is hosting a wine tasting fundraiser on Sunday, May 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wine and Waffles, 1505 Park St. 

The wine tasting will cost $10 for two glasses and feature wines from R&B Cellars and other selections from Wine & Waffles. There will also be a raffle drawing. Parents can enter to win one of several prizes including cash prizes of $250 and $100; four front row seats to the June 13 AHS graduation, gift certificates to local restaurants and more.  

More than 40 fourth- and fifth-grade students from Amelia Earhart Elementary School competed for the second year in the Destination Imagination (DI) regional tournament. The school’s PTA sponsored seven teams and four of those teams went onto the state tournament; one has been selected to compete in the Global Challenge in Knoxville, Tenn. from May 24 to 27. Parent volunteers co-managed the teams and prepared the students for the tournaments. “What I learned from DI is that we can imagine anything together,” said fourth-grader Maylee Witte.

Over the last few months, the community has received a number of communications from the Alameda Unified School District (AUDS) office about the Facilities Master Plan and the potential for putting a bond on the ballot this November. This project — the end goal of which is to provide safer, more comfortable, and up-to-date facilities for our students and staff — is now at a critical stage, so I wanted to let you know of our progress and encourage you to continue to get involved.

Good news for the people of Arkansas, Utah or Nevada maybe, but Californians?

I recently read in the press that out-of-staters are a big boost for the University of California’s (UC) system because higher enrollment means more cash. As environmentalists like to say, “Every cloud has a sulfur lining,” but even as a Pollyannaish Panglossian it is difficult to cipher any good news in the article. How are out-of-staters who bump California students out of UC seats, perceived as good news?

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