August 28, 2015

Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District Announces New Administrator

 

LivermoreValleyJointUnifiedSchoolDistrictAnnouncesNewAdministrators

 

TheLivermoreValleyJointUnifiedSchoolDistrict(LVJUSD)ispleasedtoannouncethe following Vice Principal administrative appointments, allofwhombegintheirofficialdutiesJuly1,2015.

 

 

                                  Matthew Hart, Vice Principal, Joe Michell K-8 School:Matthew Hart has been teaching English at Granada High School for all 16 years of his educational career. He grew up in the Fresno area of the central valley and attended Clovis West High School. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from California State University, Fresno and a Master of Arts degree in English Literature from California State University, Hayward. In his time at Granada, Matthew has filled many roles on campus. He has been the English Department chair for six years. He was the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Self-Study Coordinator, which led to work as the school’s Intervention Coordinator. His work in overhauling the entire system of intervention for the English Department helped earn the school a Gold Ribbon Award from the State of California this year. For the District, he has worked as a teacher mentor through the Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) program. He has also worked for ten years as an adjunct English teacher at Chabot College in Hayward.

Matthew brings a wide-range of resources to the position of vice principal. He has helped to improve classroom instruction through his work as the department chair and as a PAR mentor. He has helped to improve the systems of school support through his work with WASC and intervention programs. He has also worked to improve curriculum and instruction through years of presentations given at various State educational conferences.

In his personal life, Matthew lives in Livermore with his wife and two children, both of whom attend Junction Avenue K-8. Matthew coaches both of his children’s little league teams and uses the time left over after school and baseball to read, hike, and play his banjo.

 

Dayna Taylor, Vice Principal, Livermore High School: Dayna Taylor has been in education for twelve years in the Livermore Valley Joint Unified and San Ramon Valley Unified School Districts. She has taught English Language Development, English and a variety of Social Science courses at Junction Avenue and Livermore High School.

For the last two years, she has been working as vice principal at Junction K-8 School. Prior to Junction, she served as assistant principal at California High School in San Ramon, where she led the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Biomedical Health Pathway, the Associated Student Body (ASB) Leadership program and Athletics. Dayna graduated from California State University, Chico, with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a in minor English. She earned her Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership from California State University, East Bay. 

Dayna brings energy and enthusiasm to her new position. She believes that building relationships is the key to successful leadership and that collaboration with fellow administrators, teachers, staff, parents and students builds a progressive, positive school climate. She is passionate about making a difference in students’ lives and is committed to making the school environment positive and fulfilling for students.

 

Jeanine Thomas Leys, Vice Principal, Junction Avenue K-8 School: Jeanine Leys has been in education for 15 years, primarily in Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD).  She earned her master’s degree in Educational Technology at San Diego State University and completed her undergraduate studies at San Jose State University.  Jeanine most recently serves as the assistant principal at both William Burnett and Alexander Rose Elementary Schools in Milpitas. Prior to this Jeanine was MUSD’s Educational Technologist. Her career in the classroom includes teaching grades four through eight and serving two years as a teacher on special assignment heading up MUSD’s Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Academy Pilot Program. In addition to teaching, Jeanine facilitated student leadership and coached volleyball, basketball and track.

 

In 2008, Jeanine took a brief leave from teaching to pursue an opportunity as an educational consultant. She provided professional development to teachers who sought to integrate technology in their classrooms and helped districts and sites develop plans for technology implementation and professional development. Today, Jeanine continues her consultancy work with Buck Institute for Education’s (BIE) National Faculty Development Program. Upon completion of this program in June, she will present and facilitate BIE’s project-based learning workshops for teachers.

 

Jeanine’s administrative experience includes supporting two staffs at two separate sites as they made great strides to provide Common Core aligned curriculum and 21st Century learning experiences for students. She is passionate about providing authentic learning opportunities for students and is well versed in project-based learning, blended learning and design thinking. She is a firm believer that ALL students can achieve and it is her goal to make learning safe, fun and accessible. Jeanine says she is honored to join Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District and is eager to serve her community.

 

Outside of school, Jeanine enjoys spending time with her husband, Willy, and newborn daughter, Adelyn. She loves the beach and sunshine and can often be found on a neighborhood run or a nearby gym.

 

 

AdditionalContacts:

SchoolBoardPresidentKate Runyon, krunyon@comcast.net(925)454-1339

AssistantSuperintendentAdministrativeServicesChrisVan Schaack,cvanschaack@lvjusd.k12.ca.us(925)606-3284

 

Livermore High School World Language Department Offers Latin

Livermore High School World Language Department Offers Latin

 

Classical Latin has returned to the Livermore High School World Language department after more than a 20 years’ absence!  This highly respected and academically challenging subject of study is offered in only a few high schools in the bay area, and we are proud to be one of them. Students who are up for a challenge, can consider taking Latin 1 this fall.

 

The study of Latin is beneficial for several reasons, including a statistical increase in SAT scores due to the expansion of English vocabulary and the increased understanding of grammar and syntax.  Many scientific, medical, and legal terms come from Latin vocabulary.  Latin courses are very impressive to college admissions teams, who well know the rigor of Latin study and what it means in terms of verbal development for students.

 

In addition to the academic challenge and growth in Latin classes, students also enjoy the study of Roman history, mythology, and ancient authors such as Cicero, Vergil, Ovid, and Caesar.  Latin instruction gives a context for reading classical literature and recognizing allusions to historical figures and events encountered while reading scholarly works.

 

Enrollment is key to the success of this nascent program (in Latin, nascens, nascentis means birth). Taking Latin classes for two years fulfills the UC World Language requirement.  Interested students can contact Mary Kaye Brown, the Latin teacher, directly at mbrown.lvjusd.k12.ca.us.  She can help answer any questions you have and/or get you registered for the class.  CARPE DIEM! (Seize the day!)

 

 

 

Additional Contacts:

School Board President Kate Runyon,krunyon@comcast.net (925) 454-1139

Livermore High School Principal Alberto Solorzano, asolorzano@lvjusd.k12.ca.us (925) 606-4812

Livermore High School Latin Teacher Mary Kaye Brown, mbrown@lvjusd.k12.ca.us (925) 606-4812

Communications and Community Engagement Consultant Sam Tobis, stobis@lvjusd.k12.ca.us (925) 724-9078

 

Livermore Receives Two Gold Ribbons

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ON

June 5, 2015

 

              Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District

685 East Jack London Boulevard, Livermore, CA 94551

CONTACT: Kelly Bowers, kbowers@lvjusd.k12.ca.us

 

 

Livermore Receives Two Gold Ribbons: Data Driven Decision Making and Innovative Programs Pave the Way to Statewide Honors

 

Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) is pleased to announce Livermore High School and Granada High School have been honored under the State’s new Gold Ribbon Schools Awards program. “These schools are academically successful, vibrant, and innovative centers of learning and teaching,” State Superintendent Tom Torlakson said. “They provide great examples of the things educators are doing right—embracing rigorous academic standards, providing excellence and creativity in teaching, and creating a positive school climate.”

 

Gold Ribbon applicants were asked to highlight a model program; Livermore High School featured the Green Engineering Academy, and Granada High School focused on the English Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Intervention Program. The awards now shine a spotlight on programs that can serve as replicable models for other educators around the State and nation. “This award is more than just an honor, it’s an opportunity” says Principal Solorzano. “Our staff has gone to many conferences as learners, now it is time for us to teach others about the great work we are doing.”

 

“This is definitely a validation of the hard work and dedication of the entire staff and school community that contribute to such an accolade.” says Superintendent Kelly Bowers. “It’s a huge honor, collectively as a site,” says Principal Alberto Solorzano. “The success of our Green Engineering Academy is really a testament to the hard work of all of our staff.”

 

Principal Philomena Rambo of Granada High School also sees this as an opportunity to share best practices. “We also wanted to build a prototypical model that could be adopted and modified by other departments and even other schools,” Principal Rambo wrote in the Granada High School application.

 

The English CCSS Intervention Program at Granada changed the way the school supports students with intervention, moving towards a Response To Intervention (RTI) model. “In the simplest terms, we diversified the methods of intervention we systematically use in order to support all students while still targeting those students with special educational needs…the new Literacy course so far appears to be an unqualified success.”

 

Gold Ribbon award winners were invited to attend a regional California School Recognition Program Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 29, 2015, at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.

 

Congratulations to both Livermore High School and Granada High School; being home to two Gold Ribbon schools speaks volumes about the hard working staff and involved community in Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District. “I am very proud of the great work we do everyday,” Says Principal Rambo. “This award gives credit and validates all our hard work. It’s an honor and well deserved, our teachers do a great job.”

 

 

Additional Contacts:

School Board President Kate Runyon,krunyon@comcast.net (925) 454-1139

Granada High School Principal Philomena Rambo prambo@lvjusd.k12.ca.us (925) 606-4800

Livermore High School Principal Alberto Solorzano, asolorzano@lvjusd.k12.ca.us (925) 606-4812

Communications and Community Engagement Consultant Sam Tobis, stobis@lvjusd.k12.ca.us (925) 724-9078

LLNL Cummunity Gift Program

return of Community Gift Program for 2015

 

LIVERMORE, Calif. – Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS) is accepting applications for its annual Community Gift Program for 2015.

 

Established in 2008, the Community Gift Program provides a total of $100,000 in awards to support nonprofit organizations addressing science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics (STEM) education, community service and philanthropic needs of local and surrounding communities.

 

Nonprofit California educational institutions, IRS-qualified 501(c)(3) organizations and government agencies serving Alameda, Contra Costa and San Joaquin counties are eligible to apply. Gifts will be awarded in amounts from $1,000 to $20,000.

 

In 2014, the Community Gift Program received 89 applications for grants. Thirty-seven applications were selected for awards, the majority of which served children in the Tri-Valley and San Joaquin County, with a focus on science and math education, engineering and cultural arts.

 

All organizations interested in applying to the LLNS Community Gift Program must submit a gift application to LLNS by Friday, Aug. 21, 2015. To be eligible, organizations must be sustainable and financially viable and accountable for spending and program results. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their proposal by Oct. 9.

 

More information on LLNS and its Community Gift Program is available at www.llnsllc.com. For an application, go to the Web at http://www.llnsllc.com/communityGiving/llnsgift.asp.

 

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LLNS manages Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. LLNS is comprised of: Bechtel, the largest project management contractor in the United States; The University of California, the world’s largest public research institution; BWX Technologies and Washington Division of URS Corporation, the top two DOE nuclear facilities contractors; and Battelle, a global leader in science and technology and technology commercialization. The team also includes Texas A&M University, which provides programs in homeland security and national security.

 

More information on LLNS is available on the Website, www.llnsllc.com

Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District Announces New Administrators

 

                                Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District                          

           Announces New Administrators

 

TheLivermoreValleyJointUnifiedSchoolDistrict(LVJUSD)ispleasedtoannouncethe following administrative appointments, allofwhombegintheirofficialdutiesJuly1,2015.

 

Jennie Lee Kordes, Assistant Director, Special Education:Jennie Lee Kordes comes to Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District with 25 years of experience in special education. Jennie grew up on the Peninsula and moved to Pleasanton in 1993. Jennie earned her Bachelor of Arts in Speech Pathology and Audiology from San Jose State University, and her Master of Arts in Communication Disorders from the University of the Pacific. She holds a Clinical Rehabilitative Services Credential with Special Day Class Authorization, Certificate of Clinical Competency in Speech-Language Pathology and a California State license.

The majority of Jennie’s professional career has been in the public school system. She has worked not only as a Speech-Language Pathologist (preschool through middle school), but also as a Kindergarten Special Day Class teacher. Jennie has spent the last 16 years working as a Program Specialist, which provided opportunities to work with a broad range of special education specialists, students and programs. Jennie has vast experience working with non-public schools, private schools and county mental health. She has been instrumental in the development of Response to Intervention procedures for Speech and Language Departments, standardizing assessment forms and procedures, and providing ongoing support and supervision of Speech Language Pathologists (SLP) seeking their State licensure and national certification. She has been a lead SLP for the past 16 years, and an integral part in staffing, support and supervision.

Jennie’s philosophy of education is to ensure all students access an appropriate education, both in general education and special education. Her years of dedication and commitment have focused on helping special education students successfully participate in the general education programs, as much as possible. She was a member of her District’s Student Study Team (SST), which developed uniform referral and SST procedures. Jennie prides herself on her strong communication skills with staff, administration, and parents.

Jennie lives in Pleasanton with her two children, Kellie and Walker, who attend or graduated from the Pleasanton Unified School District. She enjoys spending time with her children, whether it be with Girl Scouts, gardening, or hiking and fly fishing in the High Sierras. She is actively involved in PEO, a philanthropic educational organization for women, and has held a variety of positions within her local organization in the Tri Valley area.

Vicki Scudder, Livermore High School Principal:Mrs. Vicki Scudder transitions to LHS from within the District where she has been Principal at Leo Croce Elementary for the past three years. Prior, she held administrative positions at East Avenue, Junction, and Christensen Middle schools, as well as a counselor and teacher at Junction. Vicki is a highly skilled leader, whose breadth of experience and outstanding communication skills foster connections with and for all members of the learning community.  Her educational and counseling background, coupled with her sincere passion to enhance learning for all students, while always supporting

 

 

 

staff, make her highly respected by her peers, staff, students, and parents, and within the community.  Additionally, Vicki has mentored many upcoming leaders and is eager and always willing to be a trailblazer to expand educational opportunities for students and staff.  Her commitment to education is unwavering.

 

Mrs. Scudder is excited about the new opportunity and says, “I have always seen change as yet another opportunity.  Thus far in my career in Livermore, each job, each school site, each opportunity has challenged and invigorated me. I have truly enjoyed my last three years at Croce and the wonderful students, staff and parent community. I look forward with the same anticipation I had three years ago when I arrived to work with the Cheetahs, to my pending move to Livermore High School.  I am fortunate to join another great school.  Cowboy up!”

 

Alberto Solorzano, Marylin Avenue Elementary School Principal:Mr. Solorzano graduated from New Haven’s James Logan High School (Union City) and completed his undergraduate studies at San Francisco State University.  He earned his masters degree in Educational Leadership from California State University East Bay and recently completed four years through the Stanford Principal Fellows Program. Before coming to Livermore, he faithfully served 17 years as a teacher, soccer coach, house principal and eventually middle school principal at Cesar Chavez Middle School.

 

Mr. Solorzano brought new energy to LHS and under his leadership new courses in Latin, Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science, AP Music Theory, Sociology, Agriculture Chemistry, and The Write Team were implemented. The agriculture program grew to more than 200 Future Farmers of America members; the Green Engineering Academy doubled in enrollment; enrollment of Latino students into honors and AP courses increased; and a new Independent Living Skills Center for moderate to severe special education students was created. Principal Solorzano enhanced culture and climate, and coined the phrase:  “Don’t forget to tell someone you love them.”

 

“I am excited about the many possibilities that this new position will bring to me. The staff at Marylin Elementary has exemplary structures in place to ensure students are meeting and exceeding State standards.  They have a strong commitment to their students and are ready to engage in creating new opportunities for their students and families.  I am eager to begin a new chapter in my career with what I hear is a great staff and a supportive community,” Principal Solorzano stated.

 

 

Helen Gladden, East Avenue Middle School Principal:  Helen Gladden is an East Bay native who came to work for the District in 2005 after working for the federal government for 20 years. She was an English teacher at Livermore High School from 2005–2011, during which time she served as department chairperson, wrote the school’s successful Distinguished School Application, and was the school’s Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Coordinator. For the past four years, Helen has been a vice principal at LHS. She was recently named as the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) 2015 Co-Administrator of the Year for the region comprised of Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Her nomination was then forwarded to the State level, where she was selected as the California Co-Administrator of the Year. Helen is excited about her new role as principal of East Avenue Middle School. In Helen’s own words, “This is such an exciting opportunity. I look forward to establishing new relationships with students, staff, and parents and to working as a school community to build on East Avenue’s many strengths.”

 

Kendra Helsley, Leo Croce Elementary School Principal: Kendra Helsley has spent 28 years in public education, earning her B.A. degree from California State University, Hayward (CSUH) in Liberal Studies with a minor in Early Childhood Education. She continued at CSUH to earn her multiple subject teaching credential. As an elementary teacher in the Newark Unified School District, Kendra routinely included students with special needs into her classroom. A firm believer in encouraging creativity, Kendra developed original fine arts programs for her students annually. Committed to serving the community, she partnered with the local American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) group to launch the “Seniors in Schools” program which paired retired persons with classrooms and students, among other projects. Throughout her years in the classroom, Kendra served on numerous site committees and led several instructional initiatives. When assuming the Literacy and Reform Coach position, Kendra worked directly with Mosaic of Thought author Ellin Keene to implement critical thinking and comprehension strategies in all subject areas. Kendra worked with the Bay Area Schools Reform Collaborative (BASRC), and was a member of a teacher-researcher group at her site. During this time, Kendra presented at several regional and State conferences highlighting the reform efforts and accomplishments of her school, as well as demonstrating effective instructional methodologies. During her tenure in Newark, Kendra Helsley was selected as the District’s Teacher of the Year.

In 2004, Kendra earned her M.S. in Educational Leadership from California State University East Bay and assumed her first Principal position at Dent Elementary in the Escalon Unified School District where she served over the next 10 years. Dent initiated the Response to Intervention model for reading instruction at grades 1—3, then expanded that program to grades 1—5 for reading and math. The program has since been replicated at all elementary sites in the district. Kendra is fully trained in the Guided Language Acquisition and Design (GLAD) instructional strategies, specifically targeting the needs of English Learners. Under her leadership, Dent Elementary hit the coveted “800” score on the API. She successfully bid for a 21st Century Grant, bringing an After School Program to her site. Kendra worked with fellow administrators and teacher-leaders to develop Professional Learning Communities, focused on improving outcomes for all students.

During the 2014-2015 school year, Kendra served as Director of Student Services, overseeing Special Education, English Learner, and Intervention programs for the District. She was instrumental in bringing the California Seal of Biliteracy program into the district, as well as restoring English Language classes for adults. While it was a tremendous learning experience, Kendra found herself missing the day-to-day interactions and energy of an elementary campus.  “I am honored and delighted to join the team in Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District, and am so excited to be joining the staff at Croce Elementary School,” Kendra explained.  “I have already felt the sense of community pride, and love the emphasis on providing the best for our students.” When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband of 28 years, Bob, and their two grown daughters, Katie and Lauren. She is a devoted Disney fan, loves to travel, putter in her garden, and play word and trivia games.

 

With the addition of new administrators, also comes the transition of others who have well served the District. We would like to extend gratitude and appreciation to the administrators who will be moving on from Livermore.  We are sending our appreciation and congratulations to Ms. Sheryl Howser, who will be entering retirement;  Josh Swerdlow who has accepted a new job working in Redwood City; and we wish Jill Bradford the best as she moves to Los Angeles to be closer to family when she and her husband welcome their first baby this fall. We wish the best for Ms. Howser, Mr. Swerdlow, and Ms. Bradford and thank them for their dedication and service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

AdditionalContacts:

SchoolBoardPresidentKate Runyon, krunyon@comcast.net(925)454-1339

AssistantSuperintendentAdministrativeServicesChrisVan Schaack,cvanschaack@lvjusd.k12.ca.us(925)606-3284

Communications and Community Engagement Consultant Sam Tobis, stobis@lvjusd.k12.ca.us (925) 724-9078

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Award of Career Pathways Grants

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces

Award of Career Pathways Trust Grants

 

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, awarded $244 million in grants today to 40 programs that blend academic and career technical education, connect employers with schools and train students for jobs in high-demand fields, such as health care, advanced manufacturing, information technology, legal pathways and software development.

 

The grants are provided through the California Career Pathways Trust (CCPT) program, which is the largest program of its kind in the nation. The program has provided nearly $500 million in career tech grants over two years.

 

Under the fiscal lead of the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD), the Tri-Valley Educational Collaborative (TEC): Expanding/Enhancing Dual Enrollment & Middle College Opportunities grant proposal was awarded in the up to $6 million category. The grant dollars will be spent over the next two years in collaboration with Dublin and Pleasanton Unified School Districts, the Tri-Valley Regional Occupational Program (TVROP) and Las Positas College. The grant committee represented the interests of the region and exemplifies the strength of our regional partnership.

 

Amy Robbins, Director of Curriculum and Special Projects for LVJUSD, one of the team members who was instrumental in developing the grant proposal, commented, “We are excited to expand opportunities for students in partnership with Dublin and Pleasanton Unified School Districts, the Tri-Valley ROP, Las Positas College, and our business and community partners. This partnership, the Tri-Valley Educational Collaborative (TEC), has been active for more than 24 years. The grant awarded today showcases the TEC’s innovative commitment to expand and enhance 21st Century college and career opportunities, further connecting students to real life, relevant skill sets and opportunities.”

 

The State Legislature created CCPT in 2013 and allocated $250 million for the program in the state’s 2013-14 budget. Last year, Torlakson awarded grants to 39 recipients. After seeing the program’s popularity – the State received 123 applications requesting $709 million in CCPT grants last year – lawmakers approved an additional $250 million for this year. The program builds on Torlakson’s Career Readiness Initiative.

 

“This is a great opportunity for our region to continue to develop career and technical education opportunities for our students, increasing students’ accessibility to cutting edge programs. Thank you to our grant committee for their hard work and our community and business partners, whose expertise and support made this project a reality; this is a powerful example of what we can accomplish when we work together on behalf of our students,” states LVJUSD Superintendent Kelly Bowers.

 

For more information from the California Department of Education, please visit:

http://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/

 

Additional Contacts:

School Board President Kate Runyon,krunyon@comcast.net (925) 454-1139

Assistant Superintendent Cindy Alba, calba@lvjusd.k12.ca.us (925) 606-3224

Director of Curriculum and Special Projects Amy Robbins, arobbins@lvjusd.k12.ca.us (925) 606-3202

Communications and Community Engagement Consultant Sam Tobis, stobis@lvjusd.k12.ca.us (925) 724-9078

Livermore High School Hosts 2015 ‘Ag Day’ – An Agricultural Adventure for All District Third Grade Students

Livermore High School Hosts 2015 ‘Ag Day’ – An Agricultural Adventure for All District Third Grade Students

 

Livermore, CA – On Thursday May 7, Livermore High School hosted the annual Agricultural Adventure for Third grade students from around the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District.  Livermore High School is the only high school in Alameda County with an active Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter! The Agriculture Adventure day featured numerous agricultural exhibits, hands-on activities and demonstrations. Demonstrations included sheep shearing, hoof trimming and honey bee production. Exhibits included: olive oil production, Livermore history and large and small farm animals. Students had the opportunity to participate in hand-on activities including bee condo building, dummy calf roping and seed planting.

 

“It was a great event“ Says Principal Alberto Solorzano of Livermore High School. “One of the goats got out of the pen, everyone was running around trying to catch this goat, and one of FFA rancher students came over and lassoed the goat, no problem, she was standing maybe 20 feet away and lassoed the goat on her first try. That was the moment of the day.”

  

Additional Contacts:

School Board President Kate Runyon,krunyon@comcast.net (925) 454-1139

Livermore High School Principal Alberto Solorzano, asolorzano@lvjusd.k12.ca.us (925) 606-4812

Communications and Community Engagement Consultant Sam Tobis, stobis@lvjusd.k12.ca.us (925) 724-9078

Tri Valley Learning Corporation purchases 80,000 SF in Livermore

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts: John Hone
Colliers International 925-227-6239
john.hone@colliers.com

Tri Valley Learning Corporation purchases 80,000 SF in Livermore

May 14, 2015, Livermore, CA – John Hone of Colliers International, represented Tri Valley Learning
Corporation (‘TVLC’) in their recent purchase of an 80,000 square foot class A, office building at
3090 Independence Drive, Livermore for an undisclosed amount. The seller, Balch Enterprises was
represented by Lee & Associates. TVLC operate charter schools in Livermore, Stockton and San Diego.
“This is the final piece of the puzzle for the Livermore Charter School, having previously
purchased the adjacent sixteen-building office park for its Kindergarten through 8th grade school
in 2012”, stated John Hone.

This recent purchase has been in the works for several years and will house high school students
from the K-8 campus as well as International students. The land between the two campuses is
intended for sport field use.

“Our latest recession provided opportunities for non-profits like TVLC to enter into the commercial
real estate market as traditional
investors and users were frozen out by the severe lending restrictions of banks and other lenders.
This latest transaction’s success reflects the ambition and progressive thinking of TVLC under the
leadership of CEO, Bill Batchelor.” John Hone adds, “This sale is the latest of several significant
transactions in West Livermore that have reduced vacancy there to under 10%”.

John Hone, VP of Colliers International represents east bay property owners and businesses in
leasing and sale assignments. John.hone@colliers.com, (925) 227-6239.

Tri Valley Learning Corporation: Since 2005, TVLC has been providing all families seeking
high quality education in the Tri-Valley area and throughout California, a sought-after alternative
to the low-performing schools in local districts.

TVLC will use innovation in education research, to design, create and operate world-class,
exemplary charter schools that encourage and enable every student to reach his or her full
potential as a scholar, a citizen and a life-long learner.

About Colliers International Colliers International is a global leader in commercial real estate
services, with over 15,800 professionals operating out of more than 485 offices in 63 countries. A
subsidiary of FirstService Corporation, Colliers International delivers a full range of services to
real estate users, owners and investors worldwide, including global corporate solutions, brokerage,
property and asset management, hotel investment sales and consulting, valuation, consulting and
appraisal services, mortgage banking and insightful research. The latest annual survey by the
Lipsey Company ranked Colliers International as the second-most recognized commercial real estate
firm in the world.

For the latest news from Colliers International, visit colliers.com/us/news or follow us on
Twitter:
@ColliersIntl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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INVITATION TO BID

Port of Oakland

INVITATION TO BID

 

FURNISHING LABOR, MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT FOR INSPECTING AND CLEANING
PORT OF OAKLAND SANITARY SEWERS FOR
THE PERIOD COMMENCING JULY 1, 2015, AND ENDING JUNE 30, 2016, 2017, OR 2018, OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA
  

Bidders are encouraged to attend the pre-bid meeting.

 The work of this annual contract consists generally of furnishing all labor, materials, equipment, traffic control,
and incidentals necessary for inspecting and cleaning sanitary sewer lines and manholes
as described in the Contract Documents.

 To bid this work, the bidder shall possess a valid California Class a OR Class C-42 contractor’s license.
Joint ventures must secure a joint venture license prior to award of this Contract.
 

A Non-Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting is scheduled as follows: 

9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Port of Oakland Board Room, 2nd Floor 530 Water Street Oakland, California

Bid Due Date:  Wednesday, May 27, 2014Bid Due Time:  2:00 p.m. 

 

Bidders may obtain the Bidding Documents (Project Manual) for this project on line at the Port of

Oakland website at  http://www.portofoakland.com/opportunities/bid_engineering.aspx

Detailed instructions on downloading the Bidding Documents are available at the following web

address: http://www.portofoakland.com/DownloadInstructions.

Any Addenda modifying the project Manual will be posted at the same location. 


Granada Students Win Public Service Announcement Contest

PRESS RELEASE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ON

May 4, 2015

 

              Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District

685 East Jack London Boulevard, Livermore, CA 94551

CONTACT: Kelly Bowers, kbowers@lvjusd.k12.ca.us

 

 

 

Granada Students Win Public Service Announcement Contest

 

Five Granada High School Students will be honored by the Alameda County office of Education at the Public Service Announcement Contest Awards Ceremony. The following students will be honored for their submissions to the fourth annual Anti-Tobacco Public Service Announcement (PSA) Contest: “You’ll Regret that E-Cigarette.”

 

Student Name(s) Category PSA Title
Brian Cuy

Photo

“Vaping out your children”
Angela Rodriquez

Poster

“Fienemy”
Alexis Clappen

Poster

“Mind Control”
Sarah Wenzel

Poster

“Monopoly Edition e-cigs”
Raymond Borden

Poster

“Nicotine is Nicotine”

 

The awards Ceremony will take place at the Alameda County Office of Education:

 

Monday, May 4

5:30 – 7:00 pm

 

Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE)

313 West Winton Avenue, Hayward, CA 94544

 

 

 

Additional Contacts:

School Board President Kate Runyon,krunyon@comcast.net (925) 454-1139

Communications and Community Engagement Consultant Sam Tobis, stobis@lvjusd.k12.ca.us (925) 724