Encinal High School

Encinal High School seni​or Rawabi Ali picks up her cap and gown at Encinal High School on May 9. Students received their diplomas from staff of Jostens, a company that produces college and high school class rings, yearbooks and other graduation products. A virtual ceremony was held May 26 at Alameda Theatre & Cineplex where students had their walks across the stage recorded for posterity.

The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) invites the community to a groundbreaking at Encinal Junior & Senior High School, 210 Central Ave., at 3:15 p.m. Friday, May 24. The ceremony will mark the beginning of a $42 million project that will include:

Change must happen now say young environmentalists

Civil rights Attorney Pamela Price received a standing ovation after a rousing Keynote Speech at Encinal High School’s “Political and Proud” event, held Feb. 21. Local women holding elected office shared their stories to encourage young women to step up, engage in civic activities and run for office. 

 

Encinal High School (EHS) hosted a signing-day ceremony to celebrate two student-athletes earning full-ride athletic scholarships to four-year universities last Wednesday, Feb. 1

Akil Francisco and Lily Wilmot were lauded at the ceremony outside the Encinal High media center Wednesday afternoon. Francisco is a football player who signed to be a student-athlete for University of Hawaii. Wilmot is a softball player who will attend Miami University of Ohio. The seniors were accompanied by family, friends, classmates and school officials. 

As Encinal High School’s publication design instructor Joshua Linville thought about all that the class of 2020 would miss out on, he realized their was one time-honored tradition they could still celebrate: the yearbook. With the Horizon staff completing the book and sending it off for publication, Linville reached out to the Alameda community.

“I thought that some families have been hit hard by this virus and may not be able to afford a book,” said Linville. “In such a unique year, every senior should be able to have a yearbook.” 

This Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8 and 9, and next Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15 and 16, at 7:30 p.m. Encinal Junior-Senior High School students will present Louisa Mae Alcott’s classic Little Women. The school’s fall play tells the story of the four March sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy and their mother, as they struggle to keep their family going while their father is away fighting the Civil War.

Pauline Stahl, Ed.D., a veteran teacher in the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD), was selected as one of two Alameda County Teachers of the Year at the 30th annual Alameda County Teacher of the Year Awards ceremony in Castro Valley, Oct. 3.

The Encinal High School (EHS) Esports team, Encinal Astros, won the High School Esports League (HSEL) Summer Invitational Overwatch Series last month, making them the best high school Overwatch team in the country.

To think that by 2021, Encinal High School (EHS) will have new and improved fire alarms, public address system and — hold on to your Barcaloungers — new door locks. Talk about thinking outside the box — I simply swoon. 

Let this remind us that not all progress in California takes place in Silicon Valley. Prior to the legalization of marijuana, could any educational planners have dreamed up such a futuristic master plan for EHS?

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