Monthly Archives: December 2017

Proof School at JFCS, San Francisco, CA – December 12, 2017

by George J Elbaum Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS) is a San Francisco Bay Area social services organization whose mission statement is “Serving individuals and families of all faiths and backgrounds, guided by the Jewish value of caring for those … Continue reading

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Amador Valley High School, Pleasanton, CA – December 11, 2017

by George J Elbaum Amador Valley High School (AVHS) has set a challenging question for its 2640 students to explore: “How will you A.I.D. your world?” wherein A stands for Academic Achievement, I for Innovative Thinking, and D for Demonstration … Continue reading

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Milpitas High School, Milpitas, CA – December 8, 2017

by George J Elbaum Milpitas High School (MHS) has a large and highly diverse student body – 3300 students, 37% Asian, 21% Filipino, 19% Hispanic, 19% White, and 4% African-American – and was the very first school in northern California to … Continue reading

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Contra Costa School of Performing Arts, Walnut Creek, CA – December 4, 2017

by George J Elbaum Contra Costa School of Performing Arts (SPA) was quite a surprise for me.  Before speaking at a school for the first time I try to learn a bit about it – is it new or old, … Continue reading

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Dougherty Valley High School, San Ramon, CA – November 30, 2017

by George J Elbaum Dougherty Valley High School (DVHS) was established in 2007, which explains its very apropos slogan “The Tradition Starts Now!”  In these 9 years its enrollment has grown rapidly from 570 students to approximately 3200 now.  Despite this … Continue reading

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