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2024 Leland Bridge Night

2024 Leland Bridge Night martial arts performance2024 Leland Bridge Night will be on Saturday Feb. 3 from 6:30-9:00 pm in the Leland High School Cafeteria. The event will feature a variety of student performances as well as raffles for prizes.

Leland Bridge Parents Group is a non-profit organization that serves families of Leland High School. Each year, Leland Bridge donates proceeds from Leland Bridge Night to Leland High School, primarily to sponsor the purchase of school equipment, to support various programs and clubs such as speech and debate, Robotics FTC 8404 and 604 teams, and school journalism, and to organize events including Leland Bridge Night, Freshman Welcome Party, Teacher Appreciation Luncheon, Staff Halloween Party, and seminars.

To purchase tickets, visit www.lelandbridge.org/lbn-2024 or email the Leland Bridge treasurer at finance@lelandbridge.org.

Leland High School Drama Production of The Laramie Project

Tickets are on sale now for the Leland High School Drama production of The Laramie Project, a dramatic play written by Moisés Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project.

The Laramie Project is a true story about a hate crime murder in 1998 involving Matthew Shepard. The play consists of multiple interviews of people in the town who knew both parties. It is an educational performance for mature audiences about the injustice that people of the LGBTQ+ community face due to their differences.

Show dates and times:

November 7th at 4:30pm
November 8th-9th at 7:00pm
November 16th-18th at 7:00pm

Ticket prices:

ASB $10
Senior Citizens $10
Students $12
General $15

Tickets can be purchased on the Leland High School Drama webpage https://lelandhstheater.wixsite.com/lhs-drama/current-show-buy-tickets or using qr code below.

Leland High School | 6677 Camden Avenue | San Jose, CA, 95120

 

Leland Dandiya Raas Night 2022

Leland Dandiya Raas Night 2022Leland High School’s hugely popular annual fundraiser, the Leland Dandiya Raas Night, is happening this weekend on Saturday, October, 15th, 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm at the Leland gym. This fun, colorful music and dance event is hosted by The Leland High School Parents’ Club. Patrons can dance to live music performances by Asim and Madhvi Mehta. Snacks, beverages and dandiya sticks are available for purchase.

For more information, visit: http://www.lelandparentclub.com/dandiya.html, or call: (669)-696-3977.

Performance Night at Leland Speech and Debate

Leland Speech and DebateIt’s the most awaited end of the academic year event for Leland High School’s Speech and Debate team – the annual Performance Night – where the team, after performing at competitions – and winning accolades – near and far, perform on their home turf before their friends, families and neighbors.

Leland’s Speech and Debate team needs no introduction in Almaden Valley, yet I will say it here. With over 200 members, and steered by 20 coaches, it is one of the most competitive and high achieving speech and debate teams in the United States. Currently ranked sixth in the nation and first in California by the National Speech and Debate Association, in the last five years this team has produced multiple State Champions and Nationals finalists.

On Friday, May 13, 2020, the cream of the team will be performing in various kinds of speeches and enactments, under their Dramatic Interpretation Category.

Tickets are available at the door. This is also the biggest annual fundraiser for the program. Please join in to support Leland Speech and Debate.

Venue:

Leland High School Cafeteria

Time: 6:30 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm)

Date: Friday, May 13, 2022.

Tickets: $7 with ASB card, $10 General Admissions; available at the venue.

Leland High School Speech Workshops

Leland High School Speech WorkshopsLeland High School will be hosting two speech workshops for elementary school students this summer. The workshops will be led by coaches from the nationally ranked Leland High School Speech and Debate team, under the guidance of Gay Brasher, celebrated public speaking coach and Leland teacher.

The workshops are for students entering second grade through sixth grade and will be conducted in two sessions. During the workshops, students will be trained to write, practice and present short speeches. They will get a chance to develop key public speaking skills that will remain with them for a lifetime. The details are as follows:

Session 1: June 26, 27, 28
For students entering 2nd – 4th grades
Cost: $160
Location: Leland High School, Room J-2
Time: 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Session 2: July 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
For students entering 4th – 6th grades
Cost: $390
Location: Leland High School, Room J-2
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

To register, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/summerelementaryworkshop2019
Checks are payable to Leland Speech and Debate and all proceeds will benefit Leland Speech and Debate.

Upcoming Events at Almaden Valley High Schools

Almaden Valley high schoolsAlmaden Valley high schools Leland and Pioneer both have exciting events that you can attend over the weekend and next week.

On Saturday, October 20, the Leland Parent Club is hosting its annual music and dance event, the Dandiya Raas Mela. The Dandiya and the Garba are traditional ritualistic dances performed during the Indian festival of Navratri or the “nine nights”.

This event is one of the biggest fundraisers for Leland High School. A special highlight of the event this year is a performance by the “Naach” group, a students club specializing in Bollywood dance. Tickets can be purchased both online and at the door. All proceeds go towards enrichment programs at Leland High. For more information, visit: http://www.lelandparentclub.com/dandiya.html

Next week, from October 24 to October 27, students at Pioneer High will be performing twin fall plays, 12 Angry Men and 12 Angry Women.

12 Angry Men is adapted from the American courtroom drama of the same name, while 12 Angry Women is a feminist adaptation of the same play.

Advanced reserved seats may be booked through phsdrama.ludus.com. Tickets will also be available at the door. So, come with you family and friends to watch this classic adaptation from a highly talented drama team and help raise funds for Pioneer High. For more information, visit: https://pioneer.sjusd.org/index.php/calendar/filter-by/event/699/2018/10/24/

Kudos to Quixilver FTC team 8404

Quixilver FTC team 8404

Quixilver FTC team 8404Leland Robotics Quixilver FTC team 8404 recently competed against 72 teams from 13 states at the West Super Regional Championships in Tacoma Washington. Of the 203 teams from Northern California, Quixilver 8404 was the only team to advance from the Silicon Valley.

After making it to the top ten in their division in the super regionals, Quixilver 8404 will now compete in the World Championships against 128 teams from 39 countries. The team is now having a fund-raising drive to buy sensors, cameras and other parts. If you would like to help this Almaden team get an edge in the world championships, go to their Go Fund Me page on https://www.gofundme.com/help-ftc-8404-go-to-the-world-championship. For more information about how to get involved with the FIRST Robotics program, contact FTC 8404 Quixilver at ftc8404@gmail.com.

Almaden Valley Youth Opportunities January 2017 – UPDATED 2022

Exciting Almaden Valley youth opportunities this month at the Almaden Library and Leland High!

Almaden Valley youth opportunitiesBrain Maps – A Stimulating Workshop for Kids

Almaden children, ages 7 and up, will learn all about brain-mapping in this creative and engaging workshop at the Almaden Library on Tuesday January 31 at 4:00pm. This play and learn event will start off with some fun quizzes about the brain, and then kids will learn about personality and the different lobes of the brain. Thereafter, they will create their own brain maps by drawing on beach balls! For more details, visit: [EVENT IS CLOSED]

Build a Bot at Leland High

The annual Build a Lego Robot Day at Leland High is coming up on Saturday January 28. Conducted by the school’s FRC (FIRST Robotics competition) Team 604, also known as Quixilver, this workshop introduces students ages 6-14 to the basics of programming and designing robots. The workshop will be held in two sessions from 10-11am and 11:30am-12:30pm.

Earlier this academic year, the Leland Robotics team won the Chezy Champs Robotics competition at Bellarmine College Preparatory in an alliance with Spartan Robotics, Citrus Circuits and Presentation Invasion. Way to go, Leland Robotics! Keep up the good work. For more information, go to: [EVENT IS CLOSED]

More Almaden Valley Winter Holiday Events – UPDATED 2022

Here are a couple more Almaden Valley winter holiday events to enjoy in the days ahead…

Almaden Valley Winter Holiday Events Celtic RoseCeltic Rose: Rare Holiday Gems – An Afternoon of Celtic Holiday Music

The holidays are well and truly upon us. And what better way to enjoy a cold December afternoon in Almaden than with some ‘Rare Holiday Gems’? Celtic Rose: Rare Holiday Gems is a performance of holiday songs played to the accompaniment of the lute, the recorder, drums and the guitar.

Celtic music is the music of the people settled in the Celtic regions of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Cornwall, among others. The music has a lyrical quality to it and uses a variety of traditional instruments. Performed by Doris Williams and Caroline Garbarino, “Rare Holiday Gems” will take place at the Almaden Library on Saturday, December 17 at 3.00 pm. For more information, visit: [EVENT IS CLOSED]

Almaden Valley Winter Holiday Events Leland DramaLeland Drama Presents: Comic Shorts

The holidays would certainly be incomplete without a healthy shot of laughter! Head to the Leland High School Cafeteria this week for a hearty laugh with Comic Shorts. This winter production by the Leland High Drama Club is a montage of short comedy scenes, including:

  • Bobby’s Brain (by Bruce Kane), directed by Braeden Thomson: When Bobby meets the girl of his dreams, things go haywire in his brain and uproarious situations arise.
  • Who’s on First, directed by Quentin Thorne: This hilarious scene, inspired by Abbott and Costello’s famous series, will surely leave you in splits.
  • A Very Memorable Family Reunion, directed by Aidan Bates: A boy meets his fiancé’s family but has a shock in store for himself!
  • Comedy 101, directed by Porter Aman: An instructor is dressed in a chicken suit and the students tell terrible jokes…meet colorful characters like Blueberry Bob and Terry Terry.
  • The Ultimate Student Presidential Election, directed by Melissa Webb: When two students compete for the post of President, the results are hilarious!

Performances take place December 15 & 16 at 6.00 pm. For more information, visit: [EVENT IS CLOSED]

Leland and Pioneer High School Performing Arts 2016

High School Performing Arts

Don’t miss these two great plays presented by Leland and Pioneer High drama departments!

Arsenic and Old Lace at Leland High

Leland Drama presents Arsenic and Old Lace, by special arrangement with the Dramatists Play Service, Inc. Written by American playwright Joseph Kesselring, Arsenic and Old Lace is in the genre of black comedy. The plot revolves around the Brewster family, whose ancestors once arrived on the Mayflower, but whose members have now disintegrated into homicidal insanity. Performances are at Leland High School on November 16-18, 7 pm. Tickets: $10 for students and $12 for general admission. Limited seats, hurry and grab yours! For more information, visit http://sjusd.org/leland

Godspell Jr. at Pioneer High

To ring in the holiday spirit in December, Pioneer High Advanced Drama, with its 80-member cast and crew, presents Godspell Jr., a musical by Stephen Schwartz, based on the Book of Matthew. The play reminds viewers that “in a world that feels crazy, community is what gets us through”. The production is hip and modern with new upbeat songs. Performances are at Pioneer High School Performing Arts Center on December 1-3, 7pm. Tickets: general, $10, students, $5. For more information, call 408.365.1615 or get tickets online at https://phsdrama.ludustickets.com/index.php.

Enjoy the drama season!