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




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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




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Please read the Principal's Message to find out more...

Congratulations to our 3 Winners!

Attached is the 1st Place Speech by our very own 8th grader, Nehemiah Talavai

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Posted by: Manya Morris
Published: 3/28/17




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, 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

EUREKA!

 

Girls Inc. has a fabulous program called Eureka! We have had students accepted to this STEM focused program in the past and it’s really worthwhile. There’s a mandatory summer component this summer (yay!), swim lessons, STEM lessons/activities, and college prep and mentorship for the next five years! #Wow

 

To be accepted to EUREKA! you must:

-be a 7th or 8th grade girl

-be interested in a STEAM career

-have at least average Math & Science grades

-be able to commit to the summer program (no exceptions)

 

We're hosting an informational meeting for EUREKA! during lunch on Tuesday, March 21st. All 7th & 8th grade girls are invited.

 

If you you want to apply, please download the attachment or ask Ms. Dwyer for an application. Make sure you get help from your teachers and counselors to complete your applications!

 

 

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Posted by: Kai Dwyer
Published: 3/10/17




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Students in grades TK-6 are invited to learn more about Yu Ying Learning Center’s afterschool program. The center offers a range of classes for students of all levels. No prerequisite language knowledge is required. We provide homework support and tutoring, along with enrichment classes including Arts & Crafts, Kungfu, Lego, Baking, Piano, and Outdoor Play. 

Visit www.yuyinglearning.com for more information.

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Posted by: Manya Morris
Published: 3/6/17




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The 2017 season marks the 3nd season of the Challenger Division in Alameda Little League. Challenger Division was established by Little League International to enable boys and girls with physical and mental challenges to enjoy the game of baseball along with the millions of other players who participate in this sport worldwide.  

In a Challenger game, each player gets a chance at bat. No score is kept. Players receive uniforms and safety equipment and most importantly, play baseball!  If your child resides in the City of Alameda, or the child attends a school in the Alameda School District, or in a neighboring city and might be interested in participating in the Challenger Division, please register for the upcoming season.  

 Registration fee for the upcoming Challenger Division season has been waived for the 2017 season! All children play for FREE! Don’t let your child be left out!  Register today!  

To register visit: www.eteamz.com/alamedalittleleague/

For more information contact: Clayton Woo, VP Challenger Division, clayton_woo@yahoo.com

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Posted by: Manya Morris
Published: 3/6/17




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Earn It! Keep It! Save It! (EKS) is a coalition of Bay Area organizations that provide free tax preparation to households earning less than $54,000 a year. United Way Bay Area partners with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), churches, nonprofits, and other organizations to scale the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) effort across the region.

 

Our VITA sites serve families and individuals that are filing taxes. There is not age targeted at our VITA sites. The Alameda site is at Mastick Senior Center.

Contact: Kat Russo, Program Specialist, 415.808.4263, Krusso@uwba.org

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Posted by: Manya Morris
Published: 3/6/17




Audience: WMS SystemAdmin, All Parents, 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:         Superintendent Sean McPhetridge (510) 337-7060 and

                                Board President Gary Lym (510) 337-7187 

 

 

Board Member Solana Henneberry Passes Away

 

 

Alameda, Calif. — February 14, 2017 — Alameda Unified School District and the Board of Education are deeply saddened to announce that Board Member Solana Henneberry died early this morning after battling serious illness for more than a year.

 

Ms. Henneberry, 44, taught special education in West Contra Costa Unified School District and specialized in assistive technology. She was elected to AUSD’s Board of Education in 2014 and served as its president in 2016.  She was devoted to public education and especially committed to supporting early childhood education and children with special needs.  She served as co-chair of the Alameda Collaborative for Children, Youth, and their Families and as an active representative on the Measure B1 campaign committee last fall.

 

“Board Member Henneberry was stalwart in her fight against this illness,” said Superintendent Sean McPhetridge. “As president, she did not miss a single Board of Education meeting, even when she was undergoing treatment. Her commitment and leadership were truly inspiring. We will remember her as someone who dedicated her life to public education, her community, and her family. Our thoughts are with her friends and family now as we all grapple with this great loss to the Alameda community.”

 

Ms. Henneberry is survived by her husband Mike, daughter Emma, and two sons Eamon and Finbar. A memorial service will be held at a time and location to be determined. A donation account will be set up for the family in the days ahead, and AUSD will share that information as it becomes available.

 


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Posted by: WMS SystemAdmin
Published: 2/15/17




Audience: Kai Dwyer, Homepage, Anti-Bullying, 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 to learn about open enrollment in Alameda Unified School District.

 

Please click here and complete the form if you wish to change your students high school placement from next year.

 

Wood Middle School cannot change the high school students are assigned to. This is based on the student's address and managed by the district office located at 2060 Challenger Drive, (510)337-7072.

 

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Posted by: Kai Dwyer
Published: 2/1/17




Audience: Homepage, Anti-Bullying, 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 and Grade 08

ALAMEDA — Trustees with the Alameda Unified School District will consider declaring the district “a safe haven” for all students at its Tuesday meeting in response to reports that racism and intolerance have risen following the national presidential election.

 

The draft resolution calls on trustees to prevent to the “maximum extent possible” agents from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement visiting campuses without prior written approval from Superintendent Sean McPhetridge.

 

The resolution also would give McPhetridge the authority “to protect the data and identities of any student, family member, or school employee who may be adversely affected” by actions of the incoming Trump administration.

 

The proposed resolution follows state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson releasing a letter Dec. 21 that encourages all California public schools to be declared “safe havens” for students and their parents.

 

Torlakson also urged public school officials to remind families about existing laws that protect students’ records from questions about their immigration status.

 

“Unfortunately, since the presidential election, reports of bullying, harassment, and intimidation of K-12 students based on immigration status, religious, or ethnic identification are on the rise,” Torlakson said in the letter, which was distributed to county and school district superintendents, charter school administrators, and principals.

 

On Tuesday, Alameda trustees will just consider the resolution. They are expected to vote on it at a future, unspecified date.

More than 72 languages are spoken in the Alameda school district, approximately 11 percent of its 9,500 students are immigrants, and 17 percent are English language learners, according to a background report on the resolution.

 

The draft resolution, which was submitted by McPhetridge, asks trustees to reaffirm their “focus on promoting and elevating tolerance, inclusiveness, and kindness to all students, families, and staff,” as well as their commitment to ensuring a safe learning environment for all.

 

School district trustees will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda.

 

Original article from the East Bay Times can be found here!

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Posted by: Manya Morris
Published: 1/9/17




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

Hello Students and Parents,

 

Attached you'll find a comprehensive list of organizations that offer community service hours. Libraries, places of worship, shelters, hospitals, schools, clinics and nonprofit agencies are all great places to volunteer. Businesses (such as a relatives store or gas station) are not acceptable places to volunteer. Babysitting is not allowed either.

 

Remember that 6th graders need 5 hours by the end of the year, 7th graders need 10 and 8th graders need 20 hours by May 20th.

 

If you don't have your community service hour log sheet, one is attached to this message.

 

Thank you,

Wood School

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Posted by: Manya Morris
Published: 12/20/16




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Eureka! is a national, five-year program created by Girls Inc. to encourage girls to explore career paths in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The program consists of four weeks of intensive programming during the summer (years 1-4) and additional sessions throughout the school year. Designed to meet the intellectual, social, physical, and emotional needs of adolescent girls, programming combines STEM subjects with sports and personal and professional development activities. The program also requires adult mentors and job shadow experiences in the science and non-traditional fields. Enrollment into the program is open every other year to rising eighth and ninth grade girls. Applications will begin this January 2017. For more information, please visit http://girlsincislandcity.org/programsTeen.php or call Dana Swint @ 510-521-1743 etx. 208

 

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Posted by: Manya Morris
Published: 12/15/16




Audience: Kai Dwyer, Homepage, Anti-Bullying, 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, Grade 08 and Homepage

Attention Potential Hornets and their Families!
AHS Staff and Students invite all prospective 9th grade students and their families to explore the many aspects of the quality public education Alameda High School offers.  Please mark your calendar for the upcoming important events:

 

Counseling Q&A – January 2017:

 

WhatCounselors will hold two drop-in question and answer sessions. No appointment is necessary. Parents only.  Please join us!

WhenFriday, January 27, 2017 | 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Where:   AHS – Room 31

 

Reserve a space for School and Classroom Tours*:

When: Wednesday, Thursday – 12/7, 12/8, Monday, Tuesday – 12/12, 12/13  from 8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

 

Where:   AHS Media Center Pit

 

Please call 510-337-7022, ext. 0, to reserve a space to attend a tour on one of the above dates OR with any questions. Ms. Dwyer doesn't know the answers to AHS questions so call them directly.

*8th grade students must be present with a parent to attend a tour.

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Posted by: Kai Dwyer
Published: 11/29/16




Audience: Kai Dwyer, Homepage, Anti-Bullying, Counseling, Curriculum, Departments, Parents, School Information, Student Activities and Resources, Vision and Mission, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Teachers and Homepage

Did you know that there are plenty of community service hour opportunities on the Base?

If you're interested in earning hours there, you can call Sara at (510) 898-7809 or drop     

by at 2471 Orion Street Alameda, CA 94501 and ask for Sara.

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Posted by: Kai Dwyer
Published: 11/2/16




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All orders are taken online only.

 

Orders can be placed until May 1 at the regular price of $25.10

Visit the Tree Ring website:

 

Sign up link: https://www.treering.com/validate?PassCode=101370384673824

 

WMS Passcode: 101370384673824

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Posted by: Manya Morris
Published: 10/6/16




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