Posts Tagged ‘Melrose Leadership Academy’

Melrose Leadership First Day of School

Yesterday was the first day of school for Melrose Leadership Academy at our new school site. MLA has moved from one Maxwell Park neighborhood site to another. Despite the move, the first day was a success. [photoshelter-gallery g_id=”G0000lbW5VV7YBBg” g_name=”2012-MLA-First-Day-of-School” f_show_caption=”t” f_show_slidenum=”t” img_title=”iptct” pho_credit=”iptc” f_link=”t” f_enable_embed_btn=”t” f_send_to_friend_btn=”t” f_fullscreen=”t” f_bbar=”t” f_htmllinks=”t” f_mtrx=”t” fsvis=”f” width=”590″ height=”393″ bgcolor=”#AAAAAA” btype=”old” […]

Melrose Welcome Day

After I posted photos two weeks ago, many people wondered if Melrose Leadership Academy’s new site would be ready for the first day of school.  MLA community members were at the school for the parent work day, but the site was still unprepared. The PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association) Board had planned a 2012 Welcome […]

Maxwell Park Elementary Work Day

My children attend a school in our neighborhood. The school, Melrose Leadership Academy, belongs to Oakland Unified School District. Parents and educators have created a supportive community. So far, so good. Nice simple story. Except that everything is a little more complicated. MLA has been continually growing and moving. This summer, we have moved to […]

Melrose Leadership Academy Music Expo

I placed these photos in the music category, but I could have put them in any of the other sections. The Music Expo is an education event, so I could have categorized the photos into either Education or Events. Melrose Leadership Academy’s after school program is also newsworthy. The elementary students attend a Spanish immersion public […]

Oakland May Day Education

As a former Oakland school teacher with two children in the Oakland public school system, I can sympathize with the families who protested on May Day. Five OUSD schools will close next year; communities will be displaced. Children will be forced to attend different schools. If our Spanish immersion public school were closing, I would be […]

One Hundred Days of School

MLA kindergarten students celebrate the one hundredth day of school.

MLA 2012 Winter Performance Expo

Melrose Leadership Academy community assembled for the Winter performance expo in Oakland,

MLA Community Bridges Student Dance Expo

Today is the first day of the Melrose Leadership Academy music and performance expo.

Melrose Leadership Academy 2012 Classroom Expo

My two children attend Melrose Leadership Academy in Oakland, California. Our school is well known for it’s successful dual Spanish immersion program. Soon, we might become known for regular evening family events.