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Bellow is a letter written recently by a concerned Rose Garden resident with the proposed campus changes at Hoover Middle School.

To:    Fellow Rose Garden Residents
From:    Ogden. Lilly
Regarding: Hoover Middle. School

There is a proposal by the San Jose Unified School District that will impact our neighborhood. Downtown College Prep, a charter school, currently occupies the location of the former Hester School, corner of The Alameda and Lenzen, for its high school students. DCP middle school is across the street from San Jose High School. The proposal made by the school district is to move Downtown College Prep (DCP) and move 400 middle school students to Hoover Middle School (two schools on one campus). Hoover, which already has 1,000 students, would then add an additional 400 students. Please read the recent article dated November 13, 2014 in the San Jose Mercury News (Local Section) which indicates Hoover is not performing at high academic standards!

Going into the former Hester location, would be a new "Enrollment Center" of the San Jose School District, which would be within two blocks of the school district located at 8.55 Lenzen Drive. High school students of DCP would be moved to a facility across the street from San Jose High School (where DCP middle school students now occupy) which has approximately 13 less classrooms than Hester.

Here are some negative issues with this proposal:

  1. Health and safety of students. The roads around and leading to Hoover are streets in which there is a lot of normal automobile traffic. Adding a potential 800 new cars on a daily basis to that Hoover traffic pattern will be very difficult for the neighborhood. As recently as 3-4 years ago, a Hoover student was killed in a traffic accident on Park Avenue.
  2. Hoover needs to improve its academics and adding 400 students to the campus creates a lot of uncertainties.

Wouldn't it be better for the new "Enrollment Center", targeted for the Hester campus, to be moved to Hoover and leave DCP at its present location? It seems that money could be saved, problems of logistics avoided, i.e. cost of conversion and adaption minimized. Also, it gives the School District an on-.site perspective of life at a middle school.

Clearly, we do not need 1,400 students in a school that is already congested and challenged.

There is a public forum at 855 Lenzen on Thursday at 6:00 p.m. on November 20. Please be there in support of the total Rose Garden Community.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 16 November 2014 11:07 )


Lincoln Performing Arts Recruiting Day

Lincoln Performing Arts Recruiting Day – Friday, November 7th, 8:00am-4:00pm.   Learn more and sign up at www.lincolnperformingarts.com.

Do you sing, dance, act, or play an instrument?  Do you want to keep on doing that in high school? There’s only one school in San Jose where you will have MOST opportunities, to get the BEST training, from the most ACCOMPLISHED instructors in the arts.  You’ll be surrounded by other students just like you who love the arts and want to learn to be the best performers they can. Each division of theatre, dance, and music has award winning groups. We send our students to Julliard, Boston Conservatory, NYU, UCLA and other high profile performing arts colleges.  Lincoln has students performing all over the world including Broadway shows, big city orchestras and symphonies, and even recording their own albums.  Don’t let your friends decide where you go to high school, instead, follow your talent.  It will lead you to Lincoln!

At Lincoln Performing Arts Day you have an opportunity to experience all of our classes side-by-side with Lincoln performers.  You’ll have a chance to meet and ask questions of the entire performing arts faculty. Finally, you’ll show what you’ve learned at the end of the day in a concert performed for YOUR parents with Lincoln students and under the direction of Lincoln faculty.

Learn more and sign up at http://www.lincolnperformingarts.com/LPA/PA_DAY.html
Deadline is November 4th

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 04 November 2014 14:37 )

Lincoln HS Neighborhood Newsletter

Lincoln HS Neighborhood Newsletter

The Following link is the winter addition of the Lincoln High School Newsletter

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 07 January 2014 20:55 )

What I Would Do with 100 Drobos

What I Would Do with 100 Drobos

"What I Would Do with 100 Drobos" is a promotional contest to help Trace Elementary with future data storage and to help protect against data loss like they experienced from the devastating fire last July.  To help Trace win 100 Drobos you will need to vote for Trace.  Voting starts May 16, 2011 and ends midnight June 17, 2011

Steps to vote for Trace

  1. Go to the following link:  http://www.drobo.com/promos/100drobos/100drobos_gallery.php
  2. Enter your email address.
  3. Enter the following submitter code:  641094

Thanks for helping Trace!

The following is a powerpoint with more info.  "What I Would Do with 100 Drobos"


Last Updated ( Sunday, 15 May 2011 18:45 )

Trace Fire, Rebuild Status

The following link is a status update to the rebuild of Trace Elementary School after the devastating fire of 7/5/10.

Trace Fire, Rebuild Status - January 3, 2011

Last Updated ( Friday, 11 February 2011 16:51 )

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