October 15, 2018, San Jose, CA: Moreland School District’s three middle schools ended the Fall Sports season strong with top three standings and student athletes who have qualified to compete in today’s Silicon Valley Championship Meet at Evergreen Park in Evergreen Community College.
Easterbrook Discovery School’s (EDS) Grades 6/7 Girls Soccer Team, coached by EDS teacher Mei Li Cline, placed first in the West Valley Athletic League West Championships. Junior Varsity Boys Volleyball, coached by Reading Specialist (RSP) John Lozano, also placed first in the West Valley Athletic League West Championships. Varsity Boys Volleyball, also coached by Mr. Lozano, placed 2nd in the same league.
Latimer’s Middle School Varsity Girls soccer team, coached by Latimer teacher CJ Mclelan, placed 3rd in the West Valley Athletic League West.
All three middle schools have student athletes who qualified to compete in today’s Silicon Valley Championship Meet (formally the County Cross Country Meet). Moreland Middle School’s team, coached by MMS Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) Cody Ostadsharif and Instructional Aide Lynda Biner, will have 17 students competing, including 6th graders Kayla K. and Kylie H. who placed 1st in the league, 7th graders Martin G., Dexter R., and Alisa M., and 8th graders Ojas J. and Charlie K., who are also part of the 8th grade boys team that also includes, Alex Z., Henry M., David G., Luis F., and Clement B. who placed second overall in their division; Latimer students, coached by Latimer teacher Rachelle Brown, include 6th grader Cristian B. and 7th grader Mary Jane A.; and EDS students, coached by EDS teacher Tim Ogawa, include 6th graders Austen G., Hailey G., Aditi V., 7th graders Natalie G., Evie W., Joe G. and 8th graders Daniela M., Sai Sreenidhi M., and Joseph A.
The West Valley Athletic League includes middle schools in the Campbell Union, Cambrian, Union, and Moreland School Districts. For the first time this school year, the West Valley Athletic League split into two divisions to allow schools of similar size to compete against one another. The West Valley Athletic League West includes CT English, Easterbrook Discovery School, Latimer, Monroe, Redwood, and Steindorf Middle Schools. The West Valley Athletic League East includes Fisher, Rolling Hills, Dartmouth, Union, Moreland, and Price Middle Schools.
The after-school sports program is an integral part of Moreland’s whole body, well-rounded education. Thanks to the support of Sports in Moreland (SiM), a branch of the Moreland Education Foundation (MEF), Moreland students are able to build confidence, character, and school pride through after-school athletics. For more information on SiM, visit: https://www.mefhome.org/sports-in-moreland