Announcements: Monday, February 12th

Cobra Caughtcha Winners:

6th grade: Kaira Watt

7th grade: Daniel Chinchilla

8th grade: Cole Filson

In 1954, the landmark case of Brown vs the Board of Education ruled that the practice of segregated schools was unconstitutional. This ruling set integration in motion, but things didn’t change immediately. In 1968, Berkeley designed an ambitious two-way bussing system, sending white students to schools in minority areas and black and Latino students to schools in white areas. The yellow buses of this system became a national symbol of integration. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote that, when it came to the project of school desegregation, it was only through the example of Berkeley’s “peaceful struggle through the process of community change” that “hope returned to my soul and spirit.”

At lunch today:

  • Latino and Hispanic students, Latino Club is having a Valentine´s Party in portable 2. We will make Valentines, play games and eat delicious snacks!
  • DGSA is meeting in room 210.
  • Noontime sports is offering Futsol, a.k.a. Indoor Soccer in the gym.  

Today is the last day to get your singing Valentine's Grams! Including a cappella arrangements of songs like "You're The One That I Want" and "Love Is An Open Door", give friends, teachers, and loved ones a personalized card and songs chosen especially for them! Proceeds benefit scholarships for choir events. Come by today at lunch at the table underneath the stairs by the main office, or after school at Albany High School. Thank you for making this fundraiser a huge success!

All Alice in Wonderland Cast, you are called to rehearsal after school today and tomorrow, February 12th and 13th, in the Art Room, from 3:15-5:15. Bring a snack. Thank you!

Tomorrow, Tuesday, is Mardi Gras at AMS!  Come at lunch to the courtyard to listen to Dixieland Jazz from the AMS Jazz Band and catch some of the good times rolling through.  AMS French classes will be wearing green, gold, and purple or crazy bright colors to show Mardi Gras spirit, and you can too!

Registration for Boys/Girls Wrestling, Ultimate Frisbee, and Track & Field is open on the AMS website. Wrestling registration closes this Thursday, Feb. 15th, at 3 pm. Late registration will NOT be accepted. Please see Mr. Rose if you have any questions. Ultimate Frisbee and Track & Field registration will be open until March 29th at 3 pm. Please note that students will be expected to make a 3-day per week commitment in order to participate on the track & Field team. Please see Mr. Lopez if you have any questions.