Has your heart been broken? You are not alone, a Bay Area author told about 60 freshmen at Tennyson High School in Hayward this week.
Meghan Laslocky talked about heartbreak, but with humor, as she shared revelations from her research that resulted in "The Little Book of Heartbreak: Love Gone Wrong Through the Ages." Her book has been described as "a hilarious salve for the lovesick."
Laslocky's talk was tied in with "Romeo and Juliet," which the students are reading, said English teacher Jennifer Foultz.
"What teenager doesn't go through heartbreak?" Foultz said. "Heartbreak is a regular thing of life, and it's brutal."
After Laslocky spoke with the students, the teenagers shared their thoughts on love and loss on what Foultz called the "Wall of Heartbreak," a sheet of butcher paper attached to the wall.
Registration starting for Ohlone for Kids summer program
Monday is the first day that students can register for summer classes at Ohlone College in Fremont.
The 24th annual Ohlone for Kids Summer Enrichment Program offers courses for East Bay students in grades 4-11. Class subjects include computer studies, music, languages, science, performing arts and filmmaking, and many others.
Courses being offered for the first time this year include digital storytelling, concepts in interior design, international cooking and advanced debate. Fees per course range from $90 to $169.
Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. Classes run from June 24 to Aug. 8.
For more information, call 510-742-2304 or go to www.ohloneforkids.com.
San Leandro elementary school wins Platinum Sneaker Award
McKinley Elementary School walked, biked and carpooled away from the county's Pollution Solution Golden Sneaker Contest with top honors this month.
McKinley beat out 57 other schools in the two-week competition by showing the largest increase in students walking, biking or carpooling to school, rising from 48 to 69 percent of the 450-student population.
The school was honored Thursday with the Platinum Sneaker Award by the Alameda County Transportation Commission, which sponsored the contest. Just 12 schools competed last year.
Moreau takes honors at statewide mock trial competition
The Moreau Catholic High School Mock Trial team, representing Alameda County at the annual Constitutional Rights Foundation State Mock Trial Championship in Riverside last weekend, finished in fifth place with a 3-1 record.
Two team members took special honors: Neil Barot was named best defense attorney and Shane Looker was selected as the best student for the witness role.
The team's accomplishments were also recognized this week by the Hayward City Council.
Homeroom is a weekly roundup of news from schools in the greater Hayward and Tri-City areas.