Spartan Times

March Newsletter Issue VII

Principals Message

March is the time to reflect, respect, and remember the contributions that women have made to our community that has had an impact on every aspect of our lives. From the Bay Area to Washington D.C., women have been on the move consistently blazing new trails and redefining gender roles. Many of us are blessed to see this hero up close in our homes known by title of mother, sister, aunt, or grandmother. This hero, who also served as our first teacher, is a pillar of strength providing food, clothing, shelter, wisdom and love. She has faced failure and used that testimony to inspire greatness in others to achieve their dreams. Oprah Winfrey summarized this character with the following quote, "Think like a queen. Queens are not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness." This sentiment was echoed by each Spartan who shared from the heart tributes to great women in our society during the Emery Senate Women's History Month Celebration, ranging from our mothers, Malala Yousafzai, Rosa Parks, to Ellen Ochoa. We stand on their shoulders and because of them we can reach for the stars. Encourage women. Empower women. Listen to women.

Celebrate Women's History!

Be Positive. Be Purposeful. Be Productive. Be a Spartan Graduate. #SpartanStrong

Principal Scruggs Smith, M.Ed

Need a Chromebook

For anyone with a Lenovo laptop or a personal device, with testing around the corner, we need you to come in to exchange or receive a school-issued Chrome book. Students will not be able to test on their own personal devices and need a school provided Chromebook to participate in state testing! Device pick-up hours are 10 AM - 1 PM Monday thru Thursday on the Emery High School Side (47th street). Please feel free to give us a call on the tech line at (510) 519-5551 if these hours do not work for you.

College And Career

  • On Friday March 26th 10:20am -11:00am "The ABC's of HBCU's" was a college panel of outstanding alumnae that had graduated from Historically Black Colleges and Universities. This was an amazing opportunity for over 50 of our Emery Spartans that attended the event to learn about various aspects of college life from alum that was as far away as South Africa. This incredible event was put together by Dr. Ruth Mathis and the ladies of the Xi Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

Upcoming Events

  • There will be NO SCHOOL April 5-9th for Spring Break; school resume Monday, April 12th.
  • All juniors who did not complete or take the CAST on April 2, 2021 can attend the Make Up Session of the CAST on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 1 PM.
  • Bridge to Career Success Night will be held on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 5 PM

Emery High Honor Roll

On Friday, March 5, 2021 Emery High School celebrated all of our students who have made academic improvement during this pandemic. This event was put together by the phenomenal Ms. Leslie Payne! Congratulations to all of our Spartans for your academic achievements.

Most Improved Award Winners:

Spanish: Jordan Jerrels, Armani Cole Cash, Camron Jeffrey, and Kiara Rodriguez-Downs

Art: Daniel Morgan, Juan Trujillo, Kayla Villa-Flores, and Alfredo Martinez

Science (Chen/AP Bio): Raylon Page, Reggie Page, Kiara Rodriguez-Downs, and Ahmed Salem

Science: Jalen Hennessy and Hissen Kassem

ELD: Sirinapa Khamtalob (emerging) and Fireselan Alemayehoh (expanding)

Computer Science: Asiya Zaki, Aliya Yafai, and Nisya Rumfelt

Physical Education: Kaamari Johnson

Music: Asiya Zaki, Orit Haile, and Deavin Turner

Math (Alg 1/Geo): Kenvia Hayes

Math (Alg 2/AP Stats/AP Cal): Roniece Griffin, Chaniece Holloway, and Myles McGee

English (9/10): Jasmin Jarillo-Rodriguez and Luel Chekol

English (11/12): Cameron Howard-Simons and Will Johnson

History (U.S./Gov't/Econ): Jordan Cross, Jobanjit Singh, Deavin Turner, and Janai Tidwell

Cum Laude: 3.0 - 3.49 GPA

Makayla Puckett Rosalina Bautista Kamal Bryant Cassandra Garcia

Ibrahim Algaradi Asiya Zaki Enas Dobashi Jordan Jerrels Salma Trujillo

Sirr Terrell Ronice Griffin Kiara Rodriguez-Downs Armani Cole Cash

Safaa Saleh Jaden Woodsen Hamid Naghavi Jazmond Survine

Andrea Pelayo Naleiah Harrell-Thomas Zamaria Smith Jah’Kez Brown

Magna Cum Laude: 3.5 - 3.99 GPA

Evelyn Sanchez Nevaeh Carr Doaa Hasan Juan Cano-Trujillo

Treasure Metters Alexsi Webber Dennis Navarro Mehik Gill

Ricardo Vasquez Bita Naghavi Emiya Robertson Salih Esa Armon Taylor

Kaden Smith Mikaela Larkins Lindsey Ceja Hadeel Omar Hanadi Omar

Chaniece Holloway Jobanjit Singh Janai Tidwell Bushra Abdulla

Bailey Sheaffer Kai Nunez-Adler Lois Zerai Lizette Velazquez Jayden Cumming Alannah Toney Trinity Stewart Deavin Turner

Summa Cum Laude: 4.0 and above

Jennifer Quintana Adamari Agredano Armando Solis

Helena Demessie Abdulaziz Ismail Ian Mendoza Mankirat Matharu

Kanika Bhatia Usman Mazhar Jazmin Roberts Cyham Alkaifee

Najah Egeh Aliya Yafai Rythan Dawar Evelyn Uong Sanaa Taylor

Nevaeh Armstrong Gustavo Cuevas Maritza Solis Honghanh Nguyen

Orit Haile Hissen Kassem Nasser Aaid Janeth Quirke

Camron Jeffrey Myles McGee

Womens History Month Celebration

Our Emery Student Senate organized and hosted a Women's History Month event for our Emery community. We are so proud of the work they did to make this event a success. Emery students and teachers shared poems, readings, presentations, songs, and art in honor of women in our lives and in our history who inspire us. Thank you to all of our amazing participants and thank you to those who attended and listened in to our event. We would like the following Staff and Students for their participation.

Armani Cole Cash

Lois Zerai

Mehik Gill

Alexia Mendoza

Maritza Solis

Ricardo Vazquez

Rhytham Dewar

Treasure Metters

Alexsi Webber

Nasser Aaid


Ms. Montgomery

Ms. Crichlow

Teacher Tree

Ms. Siegel

Spartans of the month

EHS Esports Video Game League





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Wearing a Mask Saves Lives

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