Monthly Archives: December 2017

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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