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Mr. Science visits Mattos Elementary
October 30, 2012

Teacher Shelby Aldinger’s class of kindergarten students’ eyes open wide as they see the vast array of scientific paraphernalia arranged throughout the multi-use room at Mattos Elementary. Fremont’s only Science magnet school, Mattos, is having a visit from Bob Boschert, aka “Mr. Science,” who will be spending two full days with all the classes to excite the students about the concepts of electricity and magnetism.

Boschert’s display includes many inventions and projects he has personally constructed. “I have been doing this for 15 years or so and I don’t know how I got started but I really enjoy making these things,” he says. ...
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Fremont Unified School District Board meeting report
October 23, 2012

The following are highlights from the Fremont Unified School District (FUSD) Board meeting held October 10, 2012.

Superintendent’s Report:
FUSD Superintendent Dr. James Morris remarked that Reader’s Digest has named Fremont as the “The Third Smartest City in America,” based on the low number of smokers and the high number of creative thinkers -- one out of every hundred residents has received patents for inventions.

The Superintendent has recently launched a taped weekly cable television series “Community Conversations,” focusing on timely educational topics of interest to district students, staff and parents. The show has begun airing on Monday evenings, 7 p. ...
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Her time to shine!
October 16, 2012

Erin Enguero, a 2011 Washington High School graduate from Fremont, was recently selected as one of the recipients of the William Randolph Hearst/ CSU Trustees Award for Outstanding Achievement and named the Trustee William Hauck Scholar. The award recognizes one student from each of the 23 CSU campuses who has overcome adversity while demonstrating extraordinary personal and academic achievement as well as community involvement. Enguero, who attends San José State University (SJSU), was diagnosed with bilateral (both ears) genetic hearing loss. She first shared her personal story with the community, during a Fremont Unified School Board meeting in June 2011. ...
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Local student raises charitable funds through musical benefit
October 9, 2012

Eight years of vocal lessons in Hindustani music, recently culminated with a “graduation” benefit performance by Mission San Jose High School (MSJHS) senior, Erika Baral. The invitation-only event, for several hundred friends, family, and community members, was held at the Smith Center at Ohlone College on September 16.

But there was more to this festive occasion than solely entertainment, as in lieu of gifts, Erika requested instead that donations be made to the Sankara Eye Foundation of India or MORS (Medical Care Organization for Rural Societies) founded by her in 2010 through SEEDS (Sustainable Economic and Educational Development Society). ...
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Fremont Unified School District Board meeting report
October 2, 2012

The following are highlights from the Fremont Unified School District (FUSD) Board meeting held September 12, 2012.

Superintendent’s Report:
During introductory remarks, Dr James Morris, Fremont Superintendent of Schools, Dr. James Morris, noted the district’s new Assistant Superintendent of Business, Raul Parungao.

The following is a brief bio on Mr. Parungao, as provided by Bob Lee, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources:
Raul Parungao recently served as the Chief Business Official for the Redwood City School District for the last six years. ...
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Family fun at ‘Science in the Park’
October 2, 2012

Wonders of science are ready to be explored at the second annual celebration of ‘Science in the Park,’ on Saturday, October 6. Community members of all ages are invited to the free and family-oriented festivities taking place from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Alden E. Oliver Sports Park in Hayward.

The event’s goal is to raise needed funds to support the ongoing efforts of the New Haven Schools Foundation, Hayward Education Foundation, and HARD’s (Hayward Area Recreation and Parks District’s) Children’s Programs. ...
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Sunol Glen School celebrates 20th annual Walk-a-thon
October 2, 2012

This is a big year for the Sunol Glen Community Club (Sunol School’s parent/teacher organization), as they have been busily preparing for their major fall fundraiser of the school year -- the 20th Annual Sunol Glen Walk-a-thon on Friday, October 5. The fundraising efforts of the group are essential in helping to support and subsidize many activities and programs for the district’s students and staff.

Taking an active role, students play an important part by collecting pledges from family, community members and friends, and then walking laps at school. Pledges can be either for a specified amount per lap or a flat fee. ...
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