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.
The nonprofit board that oversees Nea Community Learning Center recently voted to fire the school’s top administrator and the nonprofit’s chief operating officer. The decision came after an emotional meeting at which students, parents and the school’s teachers defended the pair and called for their reinstatement.
A few dozen parents, preservationists and school staffers turned out Monday to offer their thoughts on proposed upgrades that could once again put students into Historic Alameda High School and replace dozens of portable classrooms, improve drop-off areas and boost security at schools across the Island.
As the electoral campaign for the Alameda County Superintendent of Schools heats up, tough questions and critical analysis are expected. As decisions are made, it is crucial to remember the role of the superintendent as the countywide education leader. To be effective in this role, she must bring districts and independent schools together to share best practices, provide appropriate training for teachers and administrators, and ensure that every child is served to reach his or her full potential and has a clear understanding of various pathways to college and career.