Greetings to our Ayer High School Alumni!
We are excited to host tours of the Ayer Site Campus for all Ayer High School Alumni on Friday, September 16 at 3:30 p.m. We will meet in Building 200, Room 206 of the 1331 E. Calaveras Blvd campus to get started. Once you have checked in, you will be able to tour some of your former school buildings as well as see what the MUSD Innovation Campus has to offer the next generations of MUSD students and adult learners.
Please fill out the registration form, so we can make accommodations for all Ayer alumni who wish to visit the campus.
Spangler Elementary School fourth graders Ouchithya Yadam, Ghugan Sudarvannan and Shivangsh Roy raised nearly $70 selling their old toys and books at a garage sale over the summer.
The funds raised were not for them, however. Instead, the thoughtful student trio donated to…Spangler Elementary School.
“One day during the summer, my son came and told me that he wants to do a garage sale to sell his old toys and other stuff in front of the house and wants to donate all the money to the school,” shared Ouchithya’s mother Srinivas Yadam.
Once Ouchithya’s mother agreed, he recruited two of his friends and arranged the garage sale over a summer weekend. Together, they raised $68.17, by selling their toys and books for as little as 50 cents apiece.
“It really surprised me that the younger kids think like this to give something back to the school and understanding how schools are helping them to grow,” Srinivas, the parent of Ouchithya, said.
Their kind act is the Spangler way!
At only 14 years old, Milpitas High School freshman activist Nia Gupte, founder of CliMatter: Because Climate Change Matters, is already rubbing elbows with the likes of State Senator Dave Cortese, who has worked alongside Governor Newsom to pass climate legislation.
Gupte attended the Silicon Valley Youth Climate Action (SVYCA) Summit on August 6 in Cupertino, where she was able to make contacts with other student climate activists and exchange ideas on future endeavors.
SVYCA is a youth-led nonprofit that empowers teens and young adults to combat climate change with impactful education and policy initiatives. The all-day Climate Summit allowed young activists the opportunity to learn more about a wide range of vital environmental topics such as state legislation, green career options, environmental literacy and effective climate change action during a series of interactive workshops and educational speaker programs. Climate leaders from around Santa Clara County and elsewhere attended the event with local student leaders and city officials.
“I primarily learned about the different pieces of climate legislation that are being passed through the state, and how it impacts the environmental well-being of our state, as well as other states in the country,” Gupte shared. “There were workshops involving the impact plastics bring upon our environment. Clean-up opportunities were provided.”
During the Summit, students were divided into small groups, where they discussed further steps for climate action in the future. Gupte shared her work with CliMatter, which she developed to raise awareness for the environment and climate change.
“There are a lot more student activists in the county than one may assume, and I’d love to see the movement grow bigger,” she said.
In addition to CliMatter, Gupte is an Outreach Coordinator for the Milpitas HS Environmental Society, which is planning to host some climate change events this school year. She also runs cross country and plans to join the track and field team in the spring.
“I would like to thank the MUSD Board of Education and Superintendent Jordan for guiding me since I started CliMatter,” said Gupte, who introduced CliMatter to the community during a MUSD board meeting. “They have all offered their help, and provided me amazing opportunities to strengthen the initiative. I hope to continue with my efforts in climate change literacy.”
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING:
The governing board of Milpitas Unified School District will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, June 28, 2022.