January 21, 2009 > News from the New Haven Unified School District
News from the New Haven Unified School District
Submitted By Rick La Plante
Superintendent McVeigh will attend School Site Council (SSC) meetings.
The remainder of her SSC schedule: Wednesday, Jan. 21, Searles Elementary, 5:15 p.m. and Hillview Crest Elementary, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, Feb. 18, Kitayama Elementary, 5:30 p.m. and Pioneer Elementary, 6 p.m.; Thursday, Feb. 19, Alvarado Elementary, 6 p.m.; Thursday, Feb. 26, Cesar Chavez Middle School, 6 p.m.
Ms. McVeigh also had intended to attend the Feb. 12 meeting at Alvarado Middle; however she has a schedule conflict and now hopes to attend in March. She also will visit Conley-Caraballo High, on a date to be determined.
"Athletic Option" for Wall of Fame
The New Haven Schools Foundation has received confirmation that an "athletic option" will be available as part of its project to sell engraved tiles for the "Wall of Fame" outside the Performing Arts Center under construction at Logan. As the project also involved modifications to the adjacent Judson Taylor Stadium, a second, smaller wall will be built at the concession stand inside the stadium.
Engraved tiles, 4-by-8 inches each, can be engraved with the name of someone you would like to honor, or a brief message can be included on a tile. The price of $120 includes a two-line inscription of up to 20 characters per line (counting spaces and punctuation). Three lines cost $150. To get an order form, call (510) 471-1100, ext. 2004, or order online (www.nhsfoundation.com).
Governor Offers Reward in Vernon Eddins Case
Gov. Schwarzenegger announced last week he is offering a $35,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved in the fatal shooting of Logan High student Vernon Eddins. The 14-year-old student was killed following a verbal confrontation between a group of African-American youngsters and Hispanic males at a bus stop at a bus stop at Barnard-White Middle School in December 2007. Union City Police Chief Greg Stewart, who petitioned the governor's office to offer the reward, asks anyone with information to call (510) 471-1365.
Preparations are under way for the annual Olympian Track and Field Clinic to be held Saturday, Feb. 7, at Logan. More than a dozen former Olympians, including Dick Fosbury, Wyomia Tyus, Billy Mills, Eddie Hart, Mike Powell, Mac Wilkins, Tommy Smith and John Carlos, will provide instruction and inspiration for more than 1,000 young athletes. Sponsorship opportunities are available. More information is available at www.logantrackandfield.com or by contracting Coach Lee Webb (firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-7172).
Preschool Storytime at Union City Library
Parents of preschoolers are invited to come with their children to PreSchool Storytime at the Union City Library. Sessions are held at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and 7 p.m. on Thursdays, through March. The library is at 34007 Alvarado-Niles Road, across the street from Logan High School and next door to City Hall. Information: (510) 745-1464, ext. 13 or 14, or www.aclibrary.org.