Encinal High School

The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) invites the community to a groundbreaking at Encinal Junior & Senior High School, 210 Central Ave., at 3:15 p.m. Friday, May 24. The ceremony will mark the beginning of a $42 million project that will include:

Change must happen now say young environmentalists

Civil rights Attorney Pamela Price received a standing ovation after a rousing Keynote Speech at Encinal High School’s “Political and Proud” event, held Feb. 21. Local women holding elected office shared their stories to encourage young women to step up, engage in civic activities and run for office. 


Encinal High School (EHS) hosted a signing-day ceremony to celebrate two student-athletes earning full-ride athletic scholarships to four-year universities last Wednesday, Feb. 1

Akil Francisco and Lily Wilmot were lauded at the ceremony outside the Encinal High media center Wednesday afternoon. Francisco is a football player who signed to be a student-athlete for University of Hawaii. Wilmot is a softball player who will attend Miami University of Ohio. The seniors were accompanied by family, friends, classmates and school officials. 

The Encinal High School (EHS) Esports team, Encinal Astros, won the High School Esports League (HSEL) Summer Invitational Overwatch Series last month, making them the best high school Overwatch team in the country.

To think that by 2021, Encinal High School (EHS) will have new and improved fire alarms, public address system and — hold on to your Barcaloungers — new door locks. Talk about thinking outside the box — I simply swoon. 

Let this remind us that not all progress in California takes place in Silicon Valley. Prior to the legalization of marijuana, could any educational planners have dreamed up such a futuristic master plan for EHS?


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. 


The Encinal High School Drama Department is currently performing the Tony Award-winning A Chorus Line. The show takes the stage tomorrow, Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. To paraphrase John F. Kennedy, “the director’s chair has been passed to a new generation.”
Although nominally directed by stage-veteran Gene Kahane, he has handed the megaphone and le beret noir to Marjorie Ortiz. She more than measures up to the standards Kahane and his predecessor Bob Moorhead have established. 


The music department of Encinal High School (EHS) will present the 22nd annual Extravaganza of Bands this Saturday, May 20. The school expects to host 15 visiting bands and more than 1,000 musicians and spectators. 

The event will include both a middle- and high-school concert band competition in the EHS gym from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parade competition on Pacific Avenue will start at 10 a.m. An awards ceremony and presentation of trophies will follow at 3 p.m. on Willie Stargell Field.


Alameda High School joined with Encinal High School in a Key Club “Take Over” of the Kiwanis Club of Alameda’s April 5 meeting. Sixteen members of the two high school leadership clubs took over the podium from Kiwanis President Denise Gasti and announced that the students were now in charge. The students talked with the Kiwanians about their volunteer activities, community events and leadership training.