Thursday, January 27, 2011

Music and Performing Arts

Music in the Library
Laurie Taner

Music involved the preps but also all the after school music programs. For many years all schools were involved in Marching On. Marching On was a performance art program of all schools at James Logan High School to showcase the musical talents of students. The music teachers were required to teach after school choir, but they were paid extra for it. However a tremendous amount of time went into arranging the performances and getting the students ready to perform. Every school was assigned to perform. The bands and recorders played and all the choirs sang. Students who were not in choir or recorders still had music every day and often performed at assemblies at school. Laurie Taner was the Music teacher in the 90's, then came Ivan DeSousa, La Verne Shue Chen, then David Martell in 2008.

La Verne Shue Chen
Ivan DeSousa

Dave Martell

39 Years at Alvarado Come to a Close

Third Grade Teachers Say Goodbye
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It was a happy time and sad time for the tightknit group of third grade teachers as they bid farewell to a very dear friend and colleague. After thirty nine years on the Alvarado faculty, Chris Moriuchi leaves to retire to a life of ease and tennis. At her retirement party she shared pictures of her classes for the entire 39 years. She also had a binder of staff pictures for the entire 39 years. It was an impressive collection of memories. It's amazing to think of all the students who have learned from Chris including Derek McNamara, Assistant Superintendent of Personnel for New Haven Unified School district. Mr. McNamara was a student in Chris's fourth grade class.

Congratulations on your retirement. Thanks for all years of sharing your extensive knowledge with the staff and the students.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Alvarado Wildcat Song

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This is a copy of the Alvarado Wildcat Song which was revised in 2008. It is sung to the tune of California, Here I come.

Zumba FUNdraising by the PTC

Alvarado Staff Enjoys Zumba
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The Alvarado Parents Teacher Club hosted a Zumba fundraiser for the school. For the fee of $10 teachers and parents enjoyed an awesome evening getting a healthy and fun workout. Mimi provided the instructions and a parent was the DJ.

Photos provided by Maureen Tecson