BOARD APPOINTMENT PROCESS
Nearly two dozen candidates have applied for the vacant seat on AUSD's Board of Education. The submitted applications are here. Because of the number of applicants, the board will hold two special ...more
"Spirit Song" Performance to Raise Funds
for Ruby Bridges Science Camp
Don't miss this opportunity to see the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir at Kofman Auditorium, January 24, at 7 pm. The choir is donating its time and incredible talents to help raise funds for Ruby Bridge Elementary School's 5th Grade Science Camp. The camp, which is held in the Santa Cruz mountains, gives students a chance to explore forests and marine life in a way that many have never done before. Other performers include the Kaji Yama Taiko drummers, Hawaiian dancers, African Drum and Dance, True Life Trio, the Oakland Interfaith Youth Choir, and Ruby Bridges fifth graders themselves.
In addition, Ruby Bridges, who in 1960 became the first black child to attend an all-white elementary school when she enrolled in the William Frantz Elementary in New Orleans, will make a personal appearance. Tickets are available on Eventbrite or at the door and will help defray the $20,000 needed to send the children to the camp.
Nominate a Teacher for Teacher of the Year!
Every year, the Alameda Unified School District honors teachers who show outstanding talent, skills, or achievements in the classroom. The nomination period for this Teacher of the Year Award is now open. You can find more information, plus a nomination form, on our Employee Recognition page.
Alameda Little League Establishes Challenger Division
Alameda Little League has announced that it is starting a Challenger Division this year. Little League International created the Challenger Division in 1989 to enable boys and girls with physical and mental challenges to enjoy baseball. More than 30,000 children are now enrolled in 900 Challenger Divisions around the world. The division is open to children aged 4-18 (or up to age 22, if still enrolled in high school). Teams are formed based on ability rather than age.
Like Alameda Little League, the Alameda Challenger Division will open in March, and games will be played at Rittler Park. For more information, including the registration form, please go to the Alameda Little League website.
Looking for information about AUSD’s transitional kindergarten (TK) and kindergarten programs? Maya Lin School's information night will be January 21, 2015.) TK and kindergarten tours will be held this week (January 20-23); online enrollment starts January 15, 2015. Middle and high schools are also holding information nights and tours over the next several weeks. For more information, please see our enrollment page!
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