Four promising young scientists from the Alameda Community Learning Center (ACLC) participated in the Golden Gate Science, Technology, Engineerying and Mathmatics (STEM) Fair and three received awards on Saturday, March 23, in Sausalito. Aidan Gleason, Michael Pham, Katherine Supremo and Emma Willoughby all qualified to attend the Golden Gate event by winning a first place ribbon at ACLC’s annual Science Fair, which was judged by UC Berkeley graduate students in December.


Alameda students are invited to enter the “Everyone Belongs Here” poster contest by Tuesday, April 30. The theme this year is “Every Pronoun Belongs Here.” Through original art and writing, entrants must use the pronoun she, he, they, ze, hir or co in place of formal names, and that regardless of that pronoun the individual is a part of the community, a citizen and accepts all citizens.


Over the last year, adults have debated whether or not Haight Elementary School should be renamed. But what do young people think? Should Haight School be renamed? 

To hear more student voices on the topic, the Haight Renaming Committee is hosting an essay contest in partnership with the Alameda Sun. The contest is open to all Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) students.

On March 14 Pam Riley Chang was honored by the California Parent Teacher Association (PTA) with the Golden Oak Award, the association’s most prestigious honor. This award recognizes an individual or organization that has made significant contributions to the welfare of children and youth in a school or community. The award was presented to Chang by Paul Richman, previous executive director of the California PTA, at the Peralta District PTA Founders Day Celebration at the Alameda County Office of Education in Hayward.