Last Thursday, Aug. 8, the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) held a ceremony celebrating the re-opening of the 100,000-square-foot Historic Alameda High School (HAHS), 2200 Central Ave., which is a registered Historical Landmark. The architects of the school’s restoration provided some historic background on the Island City’s most significant piece of school architecture and the project to restore it.
A newly created community group called Alameda Bands Together formed in April upon learning about a sudden two-thirds cut to the music program at Encinal High School for the next school year as well as the subsequent reassignment of its long-time music director to Alameda High School (AHS), which, in turn, would displace the AHS music director.
Parents and students from both high schools, as well as from all middle schools with current music programs, rallied immediately to save Encinal’s music program and protect AHS’ Mitchell White from being terminated.
Members hand out tens of thousands to worthy students
The Wa Sung Community Service Club held its 63rd annual Merit Awards Banquet May 9 at Pier 29 Restaurant. The event ties into the club’s mission to promote community and educational services. The banquet is made possible through the efforts of the Merit Awards committee, perpetual scholarship donors, individual donors, the guest speaker, presenters and junior league and club members.
Wa Sung awarded 14 scholarships totaling $22,000 to well-deserving high-school graduates.
Alameda and Encinal high- schools’ track-and-field athletes competed in the West Alameda County Conference (WACC) championship met Thursday, May 2, and Saturday, May 4, at Hayward High.
Alameda High School (AHS) senior Lauren Lum won the women’s overall 1,600- and 3,200-meter races. She won the women’s overall 1,600-meter meet with a time of 5:08.75. It was her best 1,600-meter time in the 2019 season. Lum won the 3,200-meter meet with a time of 11:17.52. It was also her best 3,200-meter time this season.
The Alameda High School (AHS) Music Boosters invite the public to attend a nautical night of music, laughter, food and dancing at the iconic Aeolian Yacht Club to benefit the AHS music program, Saturday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m.
Party under the stars overlooking the marina, enjoy cocktails and a bountiful buffet. Hear live jazz by the Ron Graham group with special guests from the AHS music program and dance with Spill the Wine, the Bay Area’s favorite party band.
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.
A laugh-out-loud musical will grace the stage at Alameda High School for three more days. Pitch Perfect: The Musical is based on the 2012 musical comedy film, Pitch Perfect, directed by Jason Moore and written by Kay Cannon. The sleeper hit grossed $115.4 million worldwide against a $17 million budget. The ensemble cast included Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Elizabeth Banks, John Michael Higgins, Ben Platt and Rebel Wilson. The film spawned two sequels.
Hate and bigotry have reared their ugly heads yet again in Alameda: the broken windows at Temple Israel and flyers with hate messages on Sherman Street have now been joined by a noose lying on the sidewalk near a fence at Alameda High School (AHS).
Alameda High School (AHS) will celebrate its first AHS Athletic Hall of Fame class with a ceremony at the Alameda Elks Lodge on June 10. The Athletic Hall of Fame will recall the accomplishments of athletes from the school’s 143 year history.
The school will induct 10 athletes into its first Hall of Fame. The athletes chosen had storied athletic careers in high school, college and/or professionally.
Dick Bartell spent 18 years in the major leagues. He was chosen as the National League shortstop in the very first All Star game in 1933.