Alameda’s Climate Action session on Jan. 26 asked the question “What can each of us do for Mother Earth?” Dylan Mochizuki, left, and Jack Connolly, pictured at left, chose to do their part right away by using the recently installed bike rack at Queener’s Piano Studio. They also know to keep their sweaters on during the colder days to conserve heat and to donate used music to the studio’s lending library. In addition, students earn drought-resistant plants for their musical accomplishments at the studio.
The Board of Education for the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) is currently taking public comment on the proposed new name for Haight Elementary School. The AUSD regulation that governs school names mandates a comment period for a new name that runs, at a minimum, from March 1 to April 15. The comment period for the Haight renaming opened on Jan. 25. Comments can be sent to Board of Education members who can be reached at 337-7187, or at their individual email addresses.
Public invited to see how students would use one plot
The public is invited to the Wood Middle School (WMS) multi-purpose room at 420 Grand St., on Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 2:15 to 3 p.m. for a walk through a gallery of projects by student engineers. WMS students created Plot of Land, a showcase of what students would build to benefit Alameda if they were given a 900-square-foot plot of land. This event is free and open to the public.
The College of Alameda has organized five study-abroad programs this year, which are open to the public: Anthropology in Iceland; Physical Geography in Costa Rica; Art History in Germany; Dance, Intercultural Communications and African-American Studies in Ghana and Anthropology in New Zealand.
Other courses offered through the Peralta Community College District include: Business in Japan and Taiwan; Nauatl and Spanish in Mexico; Chinese in China; Cosmetology in London; Critical Thinking in Belize and Arabic in Egypt.
As natural disasters and healthcare issues strike California, the Red Cross Youth group decided to take immediate action. With the help of Red Cross clubs from Alameda High School, Alameda Community Learning Center, Alameda Science and Technology Institute, Encinal High School, Nea Learning Academy and others, students came together to organize and help make a difference in others’ lives.