Saturday, April 15, 2017

Sad Times at Ridgemont Highs

This week I went to Oakland Tech and headed for the sign in sheet as visitors must do when they enter the High School. But the Security Guard stopped me and said because of the shooting in San Bernadino this last Monday, April 10, all visitors now have to go to the office and have the staff call the teacher or staff member the visitor intends to visit to see if the visitor should be allowed to enter the school.

Violence is a ripple that affects all communities and affects the flow of life.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Rickey Jackson's Winter Quarter Report Card at Cal State East Bay

Aspire and Achieve is very proud of our former Oakland Tech Student
Rickey Jackson. Outstanding!

On Thursday, March 30, Aspire and Achieve and AAMA sponsored a trip  
to the Museum of African Diaspora. This was our second annual visit to 
the Museum. The students really enjoyed themselves and the sharing of the 
event in cost, energy and dedication was more proof of a stronger partnership
of our organizations. 

We got on BART at MacArthur. Kidus was kind enough to offer me his seat on the train

Students along with Lamar and Allison att the entrance to MoAD

Namo begin our tour with explanations of Origins, Movement, Adaptation and Transformation

Meanwhile at the same time Elementary Students from Horace Mann are at work.
Oakland is well represented today

The exhibit on the Second Floor. Ms. Odutola completed these painting in four months.
The collection was made specifically for this Museum

Emily leads the tour of the Second Floor

At the Third Floor

Dimitri takes over the tour and leads us to the third floor. There are a lot
of wonderful displays. Here is a taste.

Fun with Virtual Reality 

Horace Mann students getting tour at the same time

Basketball Net? Wow. 

Madagascar Fire. Love this one!

Keeping the show on the right foot...

The Poetry of Art and Vice Versa

Pictures on the stairs add a nice final touch to our tour

Lunch at Buca De Beppo's

Great Lunch and discussion of our trip.