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Audience: Grade 06, Homepage and Homepage

If you participated in today's audit, please complete this survey. See link.

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Posted by: E M
Published: 3/12/18




Audience: Explore Tech&Design Period 7, Homepage and Homepage

The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation with Mo Rocca is a weekly celebration of the inventor’s spirit- from historic scientific pioneers throughout past centuries to the forward looking visionaries of today. Each episode tells the dramatic stories behind the world’s greatest inventions- and the perseverance, passion and price required to bring them to life.

 

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Posted by: Nga Nguyen
Published: 3/4/18




Audience: Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students, Parents, E M, Afterschool Professionals, Grade 06, Grade 07, Homepage, Grade 08 and All Grades
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Posted by: E M
Published: 2/6/18




Audience: Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students, Parents, E M, Afterschool Professionals, Grade 06, Grade 07, Homepage, Grade 08 and All Grades
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Posted by: E M
Published: 2/5/18




Audience: Dev Leadership Period 5, Hist/soc Sci 6 Period 3, Hist/soc Sci 6 Period 4, Hist/soc Sci 6 Period 2, Homepage, Homepage, Hist/soc Sci 6 Period 1 and Hist/soc Sci 6 Period 6

Please click on the link and take 10 minutes to complete this survey on our block schedule.  What's working?  What's not?  We want to know what you think.  Thank you!

 

 

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Posted by: Judith Ganley
Published: 2/2/18




Audience: Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students, Parents, Afterschool Professionals, Grade 06, Grade 07, Homepage, Grade 08 and All Grades

Please view the attachment for important news and announcements.

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Posted by: E M
Published: 1/25/18




Audience: Homepage

Click on the link below to see what has been happening in our after school program.  

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Posted by: Jessica Lucio
Published: 10/24/17




Audience: Steven Long and Homepage

My students need Model Bridge STEM packs, Model Bridge Classroom packs, and materials to build and test their bridge designs.

 

https://www.donorschoose.org/project/designing-engineering-and-building-mode/2731695/

 

Students will design, engineer and build model bridges out of wood, and then progressively add loads to the bridges to test weakness in their designs. The bridge kits provide the raw materials, wood and glue, to construct the bridges. Students will use the Exacto knives and cutting mats to cut the wood samples to match their designs and then use the glue to assemble the pieces. After the bridge models are constructed, we will attach a container that allows us to add weight incrementally until the bridge fails (collapses). Students will then analyze what feature of their bridge gave out, and whether the failure was due to excess compression or tension on any one part. Students will then revise their models to improve the structural integrity of their designs. This project will provide them with the physical materials they need to construct their various designs.

Students will develop practical skills at designing, measuring, cutting and constructing architectural models of bridges, and gain experience in the engineering cycle.

Many of these students have never had real-world experience at measuring and cutting materials other than paper and paste in elementary school. These skills will prove useful in the students' science classes, in any subsequent engineering classes or coursework, and may be applicable in any art electives.

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Posted by: Steven Long
Published: 9/14/17




Audience: Kai Dwyer, Homepage, Anti-Bullying, COST (Coordination of Services Team), Counseling, Curriculum, Departments, Parents, School Information, Student Activities and Resources, Vision and Mission, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

Free Breakfast & Lunch This Summer in Alameda

 

ALAMEDA BOYS & GIRLS CLUB 1900 3rd Street Breakfast Time:8:30 – 9:30 Lunch Time: 12:00 – 1:00 6/19 – 8/11

 

ALAMEDA POINT COLLABORATIVE 677 W Ranger Avenue Breakfast Time: 9 – 10 Lunch Time: 12:00 – 1:00 6/19 – 8/11

 

WASHINGTON PARK 740 Central Avenue Lunch Time: 12:00 – 1:00 6/19 – 8/11 SHINSEI GARDEN APARTMENTS 401 Stargell Avenue Lunch Time: 12:00 – 1:00 6/19 – 8/11

 

ALAMEDA HIGH SCHOOL 2201 Encinal Avenue Breakfast Time: 8 – 9 6/19 – 7/14 Lunch Time: 12:30 – 1:00 6/19 – 8/11

 

RUBY BRIDGES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 351 Jack London Avenue Breakfast Time: 8 – 9 6/19 – 7/14 Lunch Time: 12:30 – 1:30 6/19 – 8/11

 

*The Summer Food Service Program serves FREE meals to ALL kids & teens, 18 years and younger!

 

*No Applications | No ID | Just show up and receive free nutritious meals

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Posted by: Kai Dwyer
Published: 6/5/17




Audience: Kai Dwyer, Homepage, Anti-Bullying, COST (Coordination of Services Team), Counseling, Curriculum, Departments, Parents, School Information, Student Activities and Resources, Vision and Mission, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

Alameda Middle School Summer Running/Conditioning

All students entering 6th, 7th and 8th grades are invited to participate in a free drop in summer running/conditioning program at Crab Cove (in front of the Visitor’s Center), Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 3:30 – 4:30, beginning June 12th, continuing until the end of summer break.  Fitness and fun are the goals of the program, no prior running experience necessary.  Workouts include stretching, form drills, trail running, core exercises, often ending with a running game.  Participants in this summer program may be interested in joining the Alameda Asteroids Middle School Cross Country Club, sponsored by the Alameda Education Foundation.  It is an after-school program from September to early November, with practices at Crab Cove.

 

Coach Debra Cramer, smithcramer@yahoo.com 510-917-5745 is an Alameda resident, parent, runner and Alameda Asteroids Middle School Cross Country Coach, member of the Lake Merritt Joggers & Striders running club and racing team.

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Posted by: Kai Dwyer
Published: 5/24/17




Audience: Kai Dwyer, Homepage, Anti-Bullying, COST (Coordination of Services Team), Counseling, Curriculum, Departments, Parents, School Information, Student Activities and Resources, Vision and Mission, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

Dear Wood PTA,

 

Will C. Wood staff would like to acknowledge and thank our fabulous PTA for providing us with coffee, pastries, home cooked meals and baked sweets along with a lot of love and support this week.

 

We are grateful to have the support of such a wonderful and generous group of parents!

 

Love,

Wood Staff

 



 

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Posted by: Kai Dwyer
Published: 5/12/17




Audience: Kai Dwyer, Homepage, Anti-Bullying, COST (Coordination of Services Team), Counseling, Curriculum, Departments, Parents, School Information, Student Activities and Resources, Vision and Mission, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Issued By:           Sean McPhetridge, Superintendent (510) 337-7060 and

Gary Lym, President, Board of Education (510) 337-7187

 

Two AUSD Schools Receive Gold Ribbon Awards

Wood Middle School and ASTI Recognized by State

 

Alameda – April 19, 2017 – Two secondary schools in the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) have been designated Gold Ribbon Schools, the California Department of Education (CDE) announced Tuesday.

 

The Gold Ribbon Schools Award was created to honor schools in place of the Distinguished Schools Program, which is currently on hold as the state transitions to new assessment and accountability systems. Schools applied for the award based on a model program or practice, including standards-based projects and practices that led to gains in implementing state standards and can be replicated in other districts.

 

Last year the CDE gave the award to elementary schools, including four in AUSD (Otis Elementary School, Maya Lin School, Earhart Elementary School, and Haight Elementary School). This year the CDE honored secondary (middle and high) schools. The  two AUSD schools that received the designation are:

 

Wood Middle School for its STEAM-Integrated Learning Through Inquiry program

 

Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) for its Early College High School program

 

You can see more detail about these programs on the AUSD website.

 

"I am always thrilled when our schools are recognized by the state Department of Education,” said Superintendent Sean McPhetridge. "It is testament to the hard work of teachers, staff, students, and families. It serves as a reminder to us all that Alameda is truly blessed with excellent and innovative educational programs for our youth.”

 

In March, ASTI also won a Green Ribbon award from the CDE.  Both ASTI and Wood Middle School will be recognized for their accomplishments at a luncheon hosted by the CDE in Santa Clara next month.

 

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Posted by: Kai Dwyer
Published: 4/19/17




Audience: Kai Dwyer, Homepage, Anti-Bullying, COST (Coordination of Services Team), Counseling, Curriculum, Departments, Parents, School Information, Student Activities and Resources, Vision and Mission, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

Please click here for a listing of APRD's safe and fun summer options. Their full catalog is also attached to this news item!

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Posted by: Kai Dwyer
Published: 3/29/17




Audience: Kai Dwyer, Homepage, Anti-Bullying, COST (Coordination of Services Team), Counseling, Curriculum, Departments, Parents, School Information, Student Activities and Resources, Vision and Mission, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

Wood Sweeps Top Prizes in City Speech Contest!

 

Wood Middle School is proud of their students who participated in Alameda’s Season for Nonviolence speech contest held at City Hall, March 25.

 

Eighth grader Vi Le and seventh grader Pauline Capili presented powerful speeches about how to bring more peace into the world.

 

Three Wood students placed in the top three spots after four judges deliberated about the ten middle school contestants.

 

Eighth grader Kaila Villaluna took third place.

Sixth grader Maegan Barroga came in second.

Eighth grader Nehemiah Talavai took first place.

 

These students won a cash prize from the city for $100, $75, and $50.

 

Congratulations to all five Wood contestants & shout out to their mentor and ELD teacher Ellen Mulholland!
 

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Posted by: Kai Dwyer
Published: 3/28/17




Audience: Kai Dwyer, Homepage, Anti-Bullying, Counseling, Departments, Parents, School Information, Student Activities and Resources, Vision and Mission, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Hello Wood Parents!

 

Below is a video designed by the state of California to help you and your student understand their CAASPP (state standardized test) scores. Please enjoy!

 

 

 

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Posted by: Kai Dwyer
Published: 8/8/16