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Graduation ceremonies - An annual tradition
May 28, 2013

As summer is just around the corner, students are preparing for their college and high school graduations. The following is a listing of local high school and college ceremonies in the greater Tri-Cities area:

COLLEGE GRADUATIONS:

CSU East Bay
Graduate Degree Ceremony
Friday, June 14
5 p.m.
Hayward Campus, University Stadium
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward

CSU East Bay
Undergraduate Ceremony (B.A./B.S.)
Saturday, June 15
10 a.m.
Hayward Campus, University Stadium
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd. ...
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Professional Development Center opens at Fremont School District Office
May 28, 2013

With a brisk snip from an exaggerated pair of scissors, the festive ribbon was cut on May 6, officially opening up the Fremont Bank Foundation Professional Development Center at the Fremont Unified School District Office. Work had begun in November, according to Hattie Hyman Hughes, Executive Vice President, Nonprofit Group, and President, Fremont Bank Foundation. “It’s amazing and happened rather quickly. It’s beautiful and inviting. We’re interested in facilities where people are coming together to share ideas -- teachers, parents and students.”

The new video/T.V. ...
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Fremont Unified School District Board meeting report
May 21, 2013

The following are highlights from the Fremont Unified School District (FUSD) Board meeting held on May 8, 2013.

Community Leadership/Superintendent’s Report:
Superintendent Dr. James Morris announced the appointment of Zach Larsen as Principal of Mission San Jose High School, effective July 1. Larsen grew up in Fremont and attended Chadbourne Elementary, Hopkins Junior High and Mission San Jose High (MSJHS), graduating in 1993. While at Mission he participated in swimming all four years and was an editor for the school newspaper, the Smoke Signal.

After high school, Larsen attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, majoring in History. ...
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Civic Learning Award recognizes Irvington High School
May 14, 2013

The Associate Justice of the California State Supreme Court, the Honorable Ming Chin, visited Irvington High School on April 29 to recognize and thank students for their civic involvement. Over 300 students and staff filled the school’s Valhalla Theater to hear him speak about the students’ community oriented service efforts. Various city and state representatives, as well as Fremont School Board members also had the opportunity to say a few words to those in attendance.

“Civic learning and involvement programs are incredible. Students are learning about government, getting involved and engaged in the issues, which is a very important part of volunteering,” stated his Hon. ...
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Spelling Bee, deaf style
May 7, 2013

It was a morning of firsts as a group of young students at the California School for the Deaf (CSD), participated in their inaugural Elementary Spelling Bee on April 26. An excited and packed audience of parents, teachers and students filled up Klopping Theatre.

According to parent Elvis Zornoza, “The APTC (Association of Parents, Teachers and Counselors), had brought up this idea at a general meeting and the Elementary principal, Adele Ann Eberwein expressed how much she would like to have it happen this year. APTC voted and passed the new business to create a first annual Spelling Bee for CSD Elementary. ...
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Fremont Unified School District (FUSD) Board meeting report
May 7, 2013

The following are highlights from the Fremont Unified School District Board meeting held on April 24, 2013.

Community Leadership/Superintendent’s Report:
Superintendent Dr. James Morris introduced Robert Moran who has been hired as Principal at Washington High School, effective July 1. Moran grew up in Fremont and attended schools here, graduating from Washington High in 1987. He is a graduate of UC Davis and holds a Masters of Fine Arts from San Jose State University. For the past 17 years, Moran has worked at Irvington High School, 12 years as an Art teacher and for the last five years as an Assistant Principal and Vice-Principal.

Dr. ...
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Student Author Releases Second Book
May 7, 2013

In 2010, TCV interviewed student Tiffany Cheung upon the publication of her first book, “Checkmate!” At the time, she was attending Logan High School in Union City. Fast forward a few years and today Cheung is an 18-year-old freshman at San Francisco State University, marking the release of her newest book, “Knight.”

Published in December 2012, this second book in a planned series, recounts the continuing adventures surrounding an amazing chess school on the fantastical planet Zee. The first book focused on the characters’ first year at the chess school. “Knight” follows the storyline into the summertime.

Cheung explains that her first book did very well in sales. ...
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