Schools

A Rainforest Grows in Alameda

May 24,2018

Edison Elementary School kindergarten teacher and arboreal fan, Jennifer Nelson, showcased her “A Rainforest Grows In Alameda” lesson and exhibit for her students and parents to explore on Open House Night, last Thursday, May 17.

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File photo &nbsp&nbsp The annual Encinal Extravaganza of Bands will be held Saturday, May 19. West End residents should be prepared for road closures and detours that day from 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. while marching bands compete.

Extravaganza of Bands Turns 20

May 10,2018

The Encinal High School (EHS) Extravaganza of Bands, the annual parade marching band competition, will be held for the 20th year on Saturday, May 19. The event happens in the EHS Gymnasium and on city streets on the West End from 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

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Hosts Sought for Foreign Exchange

Apr 19,2018

Families in Alameda can broaden their knowledge of other cultures through hosting a student from Spain this summer. Help build world understanding through sharing of culture, language, values and lifestyle with these young people.

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Courtesy photo &nbsp&nbsp Peter Murphy is Alameda’s newest Eagle Scout.

Murphy Earns Eagle Scout Badge

Apr 12,2018

Peter Murphy with the Boys Scouts of America — Alameda Council, Troop 1015 earned the organization’s highest rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor held April 8.

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Photos courtesy Alameda Library &nbsp&nbsp Joe-Joe and Kelsey from Conservation Ambassadors showcased wild animals of North America, including this hawk.

Zoo Day at Library Draws Huge Crowd

Apr 05,2018

Local kids jumped at the chance to get up close and personal with a number of animals at Zoo Day hosted by the Alameda Main Library on Saturday, March 24. The visitors included reptiles, raptors and raccoons, among others. 

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