Schools

Public invited to see how students would use one plot

The public is invited to the Wood Middle School (WMS) multi-purpose room at 420 Grand St., on Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 2:15 to 3 p.m. for a walk through a gallery of projects by student engineers. WMS students created Plot of Land, a showcase of what students would build to benefit Alameda if they were given a 900-square-foot plot of land. This event is free and open to the public.

 

As natural disasters and healthcare issues strike California, the Red Cross Youth group decided to take immediate action. With the help of Red Cross clubs from Alameda High School, Alameda Community Learning Center, Alameda Science and Technology Institute, Encinal High School, Nea Learning Academy and others, students came together to organize and help make a difference in others’ lives. 

Alameda natives accomplished many athletic feats in 2018. Here’s part one of a two-part series looking back at some of the great athletic exploits from Alamedans in 2018.  

January
The 45th annual Alameda Elks Hoop Shoots City finals kicked off 2018 on Jan. 5. Isaiah Croxton and Mia Wong won the boys’ and girls’ eight- to nine-year-old division; Jack Omarra and Isabelle Lu won the boys’ and girls’ 10- to 11-year-old division; and Kaim Hajjem and Jayden Banaria won the boys’ and girls’ 12- to 13-year-old division. 

Thanks to a nomination from local optometrist Dr. Daniel Chin, the Alameda Education Foundation (AEF) will receive a $1,000 grant through ABB Optical Group, one of the nation’s leading distributors of optical products. 

AEF is the recipient of the company’s fifth annual donation through  the ABB Cares program, which recognizes and celebrates outstanding non-profit organizations throughout the country.

Last week, Peralta Community College District received a $3 million federal grant to expand and modernize the College of Alameda’s Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) training facility.

Founded in 1973, the College of Alameda’s AMT program is located in Oakland, adjacent to the North Field of the Oakland International Airport at the intersection of Harbor Bay Parkway and Doolittle Drive. The program is currently housed in two buildings that date back to the 1960s. 

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