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Be Safe. Be Responsible. Be Respectful.


Week 11 March 19 - 23, 2018   

LACMA Ancient World Mobile Week 6                                    


“If we all did what we were capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves.”   - Thomas Edison


Monday         Regular Day Bell Schedule – 3:03 PM Dismissal

3/19/18         LACMA Ancient World Mobile – Gonzales-Holder P4 – P5

                        8th Grade Panorama Picture Period 1 on PE Field (Greene/Torrijos)

Choir / Band Yearbook Make-Up Pictures on 8th Grade Lawn (Stealey)


Tuesday         Professional Development Bell Schedule – 1:33 PM Dismissal (Buses leave @ 1:45 PM )

3/20/18         PD Science Dept – SBAC Protocols in LMC (Ms. Winokur/Gass)            


Wednesday   Regular Bell Schedule – 3:03 PM Dismissal

3/21/18         LACMA Ancient World Mobile – Bonino P4 /Gonzales-Holder P5

                        PTSA 6:00 PM in LMC


Thursday       Minimum Day Bell Schedule – 12:29 PM Dismissal

3/22/18         LACMA Ancient World Mobile – Bonino P4 /Gonzales-Holder P5 (tentative)

                        Crisis Team PD 1:00 – 2:45 PM in Magnet Conference Room

                        Spring Extravaganza 3:30 PM/ SAS Meeting 5-6

Open House 6:00 – 7:15 PM


Friday            Minimum Day Bell Schedule – 12:29 PM Dismissal     

3/23/18         Window 2 Progress Reports go Home via Period 1 classes

                        LACMA Ancient World Mobile – Bonino P4 /Gonzales-Holder P5 (tentative)


3 26 – 4/2/18   Spring Break / Cesar Chavez – No School


Student Announcements                


Be Safe – unless for PE class, walk on campus. Protect and respect personal space.

Be Responsible – be on time, throw trash away, and do your work.

Be Respectful – use positive and polite language, stop and think before speaking or acting, treat others as you wish to be treated. Apologize if you bump into someone.


8th Graders – stay focused and make good choices. Keep your eyes on the prize(s):  8th Grade Formal, Magic Mountain, 8th Grade Picnic, and Culmination. You can do it!


Citizenship – show your school pride, pick up and throw away YOUR trash. Thank you.


Mid-Term Grades – progress reports distributed on Friday, March 23rd. Not happy with your grades? Make an appointment with your teacher and/or Counselor to develop strategies for improving them.


Faculty Reminders


Attendance – please submit accurate attendance daily.  


Best Practice want to increase positive culture in your class? Try an Acts of Kindness challenge. Set a goal (performing / noticing 3 acts of kindess), and give the first 10 students who meet the challenge extra credit or prize. See more ideas:


Email/Schoology Posts – please check daily.


Field Trips – please alphabetize student names when submitting student lists to the Attendance Office. If multiple periods are participating, please alphabetize within class periods. Please check in with Attendance Office before departing to verify which students are participating in the trip.


Looking Ahead

April 3                        PD – Mastery Learning 1:45 – 4:00 PM in LMC

April 3-6                     Drama Production Load-in (Mr. Dean)

April 4-6                     Science SBAC

April 6                        Birmingham HS Programming Period 5 – HR in LMC (Torrijos)

April 9                        ELA SBAC Begins

                                    LD Cadre PD

April 9-12                  Sketch Rehearsals in Burrill Hall

April 10                      PD – Science / Social Studies

April 11                      ELA SBAC Block Schedule P1, P3, & P5

                                    Culmination Meeting P3

April 12                      ELA SBAC Block Schedule P2, P4, & P6

Panorama HS Field Trip (Major)

                                    Sketch Production 7:00 – 9:00 PM in Burrill Hall (Dean)

April 13                      Huntington Library Field Trip (Joseph)

                                    Sketch Assemblies P3 – P5 in Burrill Hall (Dean)

                                    Sketch 7:00 – 9:00 PM in Burrill Hall (Dean)

April 14                      Sketch Production 2:00  & 7:30 PM in Burrill Hall (Mr. Dean)

April 16                  Dean’s Talks P1-P6 in Burrill Hall

April 17                  Faculty Meeting 1:45 PM in LMC

April 18                  Block Schedule Periods 1, 3 & 5

                              PTSA Meeting 6:00 PM in LMC

April 18-19             8th Grade Formal Set Up Periods 1-6 in Burrill Hall

April 19                  Coffee with the Principal 8:15 AM in Parent Center

                               Huntington Library Field Trip (Joseph)

                               Block Schedule Periods 2, 4 & 6

                               SSC – AGC Meeting 3:20 PM in LMC

                               Progress Report #3 Window Opens

April 20                   Turtle of the Month 2:30 PM in LMC (Harris/Leadership)

                                8th Grade Formal 6:00-9:00 PM in Burrill Hall

April 21                         DTASC

April 22                         Comedy Gala 6:00 – 10:00 PM      

April 24                         PD – Mastery Learning 1:45–4:00 PM in LMC

April 25                         Math SBAC Block Schedule Periods 1, 3, & 5

                                    DTASC Spring Showcase 6:00-7:00 PM in Room 15 (Mr. Dean)

April 26                         Math SBAC Block Schedule Periods 2, 4, & 6

                                    Millikan Music Fest Set-up in Burrill Hall (McGaffey/Major)

April 27                         Window 3 Progress Reports/Verification Rosters due in Counseling Office @ 8:00 AM

                                    Dance at Lunch in Gym (Harris/Leadership)

                                    Millikan Music Fest 3:00-10:00 PM in Burrill Hall (McGaffey/Major)

April 30                         Vocal Move-in Burrill Hall

April 30-May 4               ELPAC Assessments