Third grade students at Franklin Elementary School were paid a special visit from San Francisco 49er backup quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson Jan. 31.
Bethel-Thompson tossed the ball around with students and answered questions about life in the National Football League, but his objective for coming to Franklin was to educate them about a program he founded, the Central America Sports & Education Project.
The project’s plan is to "improve the quality and accessibility of sports and education globally."
Ruby Bridges Elementary School students from the Learning Enrichment After School Program (LEAP) participated in the Black History Month kickoff at College of Alameda by singing, "We are the World." The event included a solidarity march, a re-enactment of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s "I Have a Dream" speech and a bus from the 1950s.
The Board of Education is currently considering giving all district employees an additional 1.75 percent on-going raise
The Alameda Sun received a copy of this letter.
Dear Alameda Community: The New Year tends to attract a lot of media and commercial hype. But I really do believe it’s a good time for reflecting not only on how we would like to grow in the coming 12 months, but on the progress we have made over the last 12.
Applications are now open for the $5,000 Ken and Shirley Van Sickle Scholarship. This college scholarship is open to graduating seniors from Alameda’s public high schools who are also residents of Alameda. Selection is based on a combination of academic achievement, leadership ability and financial need.