Monday, April 16, 2012

We Will: Bust This Test

Teachers, Keith Guernsey and Jeff Pickering, made this amazing video. Great fun with an excellent message for student success in California Star Testing.

2012 Teacher and Staff of the Year

Roxanne Ramirez

Long time teacher at Alvarado, Roxanne Ramirez, has been chosen as the Teacher of the Year for 2012. For many years she taught 4th grade and is now a 5th grade teacher.  She is well loved for her spirit of cooperation between teachers and her excellent work with students. She has been the after school leader of the Spirit Squad and has long been an advocate of bay area sports teams. As a fluent Spanish speaker, her class is often full of English learners.

 Yurani Mancotte DePerez

Yurani Mancotte DePerez, Office Assistant, has been chosen as the classified staff person of the year 2012. She is known as a hard worker, always gets her work done, and is helpful to everyone. Yurani is good with the students and everyone loves her. According to Nancy Mumm, School Secretary, Yurani coming to Alvarado has been a blessing.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Measure H Parcel Tax

Parents, students, teachers and community members gathered Saturday morning to show their support for Measure H. It was a very wet, rainy Saturday when teachers, administrators, and families gave up the morning to encourage voters to pass the parcel tax. Marchers assembled in front of James Logan High School with umbrellas and signs. Supporters of Measure H walked from James Logan High School on Alavarado-Niles Road to Union Landing where a rally was held.

"Yes on H!" was the clarion call. The $180 per parcel tax measure would raise $12 million over a period of 4 years to preserve classrooms from the California state budget cuts.

Measure H did not pass. Hopefully Proposition 30 supported by Governor Jerry Brown will pass.