Oberlin College – BA
Alex White is originally from the Washington, DC area. He attended Oberlin College, graduated in 2007, majored in Computer Science and minored in Classics, with a Latin focus. Nearly every job he’s held has been in education, such as teaching programming at a summer camp, staffing a campus helpdesk, and running the servers at his former high school. He’s taught computer science, geometry, science fiction, Elvish (Quenya dialect), art, and more.
At JCHS, Mr. White teaches ninth grade Foundations of Computer Science, AP Computer Science Principles, geometry, and is an advisor for EVERlab and Keystone. He used to be the Director of Educational Technology as well, but pivoted to teaching full time. His academic interests include science, technology, math, foreign languages, literature, the arts, history, and more. Mr. White strives to bring an interdisciplinary, big-picture approach to his classes, and to take computer science offline whenever possible.
In his spare time, Alex is a runner, reads paper books, cooks, loves nature and taking advantage of the many cultural opportunities in the Bay Area. His younger brother lives nearby and works as a print journalist. Mr. White also has a spoiled tuxedo cat named Zoë. His favorite programming language is Ruby, he’s curated a joke book written by the artificial intelligence GPT-2, and he still feels nostalgic about the sound of dialup modems.
Jewish Community High School of the Bay
1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
The Jewish Community High School of the Bay (JCHS) is a unique college preparatory high school committed to integrating deep learning, universal wisdom, and Jewish values. We empower each student to embrace their Jewish identity, generate empathy and compassion, delight in lifelong education, and improve the world.
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This calendar is subject to change.
Please refer to the JCHS website calendar for the most up-to-date information
|Tuesday, August 23||Freshman Welcome Retreat|
|Wednesday, August 24||Transfer Orientation|
|Thursday, August 25||First Day of Classes|
|Monday, September 5||No Classes – Labor Day|
|Thursday, September 8||Back to School Night/New Parent Orientation|
|Friday – Sunday, September 23-25||All-School Shabbaton|
|Monday – Tuesday, September 26-27 .||No Classes – Rosh Hashanah|
|Wednesday, September 28||No Classes – Professional Development Day|
|Tuesday, October 4||Virtual Day – 2:20 Early Release – Erev Yom Kippur|
|Wednesday, October 5||No Classes – Yom Kippur|
|Monday – Tuesday, October 10-11||No Classes – Sukkot|
|Monday – Tuesday, October 17-18||No Classes – Shemini Atzeret/ Simchat Torah|
|Thursday, November 10||No Classes – Faculty Meeting Day /Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences (Evening)|
|Friday, November 11||No Classes – Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences|
|Monday, November 21||Virtual Day – 3:20 Release – Thanksgiving Week|
|Tuesday, November 22||Virtual Day – 3:20 Release – Thanksgiving Week|
|Wednesday – Friday, November 23–25||No Classes – Thanksgiving Break|
|Monday, December 19 – Monday, January 2||No Classes – Winter Break|
|Tuesday, January 3||Classes Resume|
|Monday, January 16||No Classes – MLK Day|
|Thursday, February 16||Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences (Evening)|
|Friday, February 17||No Classes – Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences|
|Monday, February 20||No Classes – Presidents Day|
|Sunday – Monday, March 5–20||Journey (Grade 11)|
|Sunday – Thursday, March 12-16||Journey (Grades 9, 10 & 12)|
|Friday, March 17||No Classes for Grades 9, 10 & 12 – Journey Recovery Day|
|Tuesday, March 21||No Classes for Grade 11 – Journey Recovery Day|
|Monday – Friday, April 3–14||No Classes – Pesach Break|
|Friday, May 26||No Classes – Shavuot I|
|Monday, May 29||No Classes – Memorial Day|
|Friday & Monday – Thursday, June 2 & 5-8||Final Exams (Grades 9-11)|
|Thursday, June 8||Graduation|