As the official election approaches, many schools across Alameda, including ASTI (Alameda Science and Technology Institute) are holding mock elections to familiarize students with the voting process. Last Wednesday Oct. 26, ASTI held a mock election in which students voted for their desired presidential candidate, California propositions, and had the opportunity to dress as their favorite candidate.
Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) history teacher Brian Rodriguez recently hosted two visiting educators from Japan. During their visit to ASTI, Tomohito Harada and Masahiro Nil attended a multi-media presentation by sophomores studying American history.
The 190 participating members of the U.S. House of Representatives announced the winners of the 2017 Congressional App Challenge recently. Over the last four months, thousands of students coded original apps as part of district-wide competitions. The Congressional App Challenge aims to engage students in coding and computer science. In all, 190 Congressional districts across 42 states hosted app challenges for their student constituents. Congressional participation was widespread and remarkably bipartisan.
As the school year draws to a close, it’s time to look back at the way Alameda students shined.
Two Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) high schools received medals in the recently releases US News & World Report annual “Best High Schools” report. Alameda High School, ranked #618 in the country and #109 in the state, won a Silver Award. Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI), an Early College High School where students take college classes instead of AP classes, won a Bronze Award.
On Feb. 28, Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) teacher Todd Higashi was surprised to see his family, students and colleagues gathering at the beginning of lunch. What he didn’t realize is he would receive a national education award known as “LifeChanger of the Year.” The honor recognizes and rewards teachers who make significant impacts on students’ lives.