If you’re a fan of excitement, emotion, laughter and tears, you won’t want to miss this year’s BOD Drama Oscars Wednesday, May 22nd. The yearly award ceremony celebrates achievements of graduating BOD students who’ve excelled on stage and in the classroom. In addition to awards, there will be a commemorative slide show and performances of scenes from this year’s Ohlone High School Theater Festival, including the very popular Little Shop of Horrors. The fun starts at 7:00 PM in the theater. Admission is free. Come out and support our talented students with one more ovation!
The highlight of my trip was reconnecting with my kindergarten teacher whom I hadn’t seen for thirteen years. It was a moment of excitement and tears, but mostly joy. Since then, we have kept in touch and we plan on having a class reunion with my kindergarten class before we all graduate from high school.
I had a great experience observing the kids at Valley Montessori! … It was very interesting to observe their social skills because at the time when we were in the classroom, a conflict erupted between two children and the one who was hurt used a “peace flower” to talk to the child that had hurt him. The “peace flower” was a way to facilitate a conversation about what happened. While all this was happening, a little boy came up to our group and offered us crackers! It was adorable.
I was fascinated by the way they acted in the classroom. They were very independent when it came to doing work. This would be an example of intrinsic motivation. They acted mature for their age. The kids were very nice and would come up to me and say hi.
It took a life-threatening condition to jolt chemistry teacher Ramsey Musallam, from Sacred Heart Cathederal, out of ten years of “pseudo-teaching” to understand the true role of the educator: to cultivate curiosity. In a fun and personal talk, Musallam gives 3 rules to spark imagination and learning, and get students excited about how the world works.
A member of Troop 701 in Castro Valley, Garrett Lee Woodworth ’14 has earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Boy Scouts of America. He was honored at an Eagle Court of Honor held on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at United Methodist Church in Castro Valley.
Garrett’s Eagle service project involved renovating 30 benches at Oakland’s Saint Vincent’s Day Home. While volunteering with kindergarten kids there, he noticed that the benches were in desperate need of restoration.
Freshman, sophomore and junior students were recognized for outstanding achievement in academics and student activities at a multi-grade awards assembly held in the large gymnasium on May 15. Seniors were recognized at a separate awards ceremony held on May 8.
Thirteen freshmen, 10 sophomores and 27 juniors were recognized for maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 4.0 or better through the semester ending December 2012.
Several students in each of the three grades also received department medals and certificates for their mastery in English, fine arts, world languages, mathematics, physical education, religious studies, science and social studies.