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Performing Arts Magnet

 

Welcome to the Millikan Middle

School Performing Arts Magnet!

 
 
 

Here is the list for next year's 2020/2021 STAGE CREW

New Students

 

Samantha Alfonso

 

Stella Barbieri

 

Adrian Beaudry

 

Ava Breiche

 

Sofia Cruz

 

Mika Dayton

 

Quinn Frazier

 

Emily Freeman

 

Hanna Berson

 

Jaelyn Gonzalez

 

Brianna Guerra

 

Juan Guerrero

 

Juliette Maulvilain

 

Eleanor McInnes

 

Enzo Barbieri

 

Ruby Raznick

 

Elianna Rosett

 

Sugar Stanley

 

Kylie Stark

 

Sabine Thompson

 

Jordin Willis

 

 

Returning Students

 

Dashiell Allen

 

Lilianna Bock

 

Mason Canley

 

Raylen Carrillo

 

Destiny Cordova

 

Emily Galvan

 

Alexia Gomez-Vigil

 

Teagan Greer

 

Heiden Grubbs

 

Anna Gulasarian

 

Romi Guttman

 

Viviana Jimenez

 

Ariana Kabir

 

Emily Radchik

 

Sofia Rodriguez

 

Sophia Saenz

 

Alana Sanchez

 

Ryland Sanford

 

Avalon Sieux

 

Eva Tanguay

 

Sidney Turner

 

Mia Verwey

 

 

 

We are so pleased and excited to announce the new members of the award-winning Millikan Musical Theater and Drama Production Programs for the 20/21 school year! After careful review of all the wonderful submissions, the difficult choices were narrowed down and the final lists have been made.
 
Without further ado, here are the lists!
 
 
 
 
 
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NEW INCOMING STUDENTS FOR MUSICAL THEATER 2020/21

 

Jasmine Agyepong

Joseph Arias

Zoey Babbs

June Bumgarner

Todd Cluckie-Cousar

Ansel Cotter

Kai Daye

Abigail Del Conte

Samara Feig

Sydney Goodman

Juan Guerrero

Kimberly Jordan Farmby

Phoebe Kadovitz

Tea Kantor

Marko Karovic

Chris Kiriakou

Everette Lang

Diego Lopez

Faith Madridejo

Sophia McKeith

Molly McNulty

Thaddeus J. Mixson

Clover Murphy

Finley Murphy

Chloe O’Connor

Abigail Pniowsky

Nina Porter

Sophia Rankin Ray

Samantha Rubinshtien

Connor Ruckman

Zoe Schwartz

 

Teagan Shelton

Lucia Todorov
 
RETURNING STUDENTS FOR MUSICAL THEATER 2020/21
 
Kirsten Adler
Izabella Alagao
Aidan Altman
Isabella Asarisi
Kayla Balikyan-Davis
Tyler Barton
Adrianna Bean
Sophia Boulton
Madison Braybon
Audra Cockrum
Finn Cragen
Aubrey Dehne
Maya Diaz
Halo Diamond-Cole
Cassidy Donovan Gordon
Jacob Drucker
Savannah Entin
Devon Espar
Ceanna-Marie Feliciano
Sofia Gandin
Maya Gitler
Noah Grismer
Marley Hansard
Xocoyotzin Herrera-Saldivar
Kayla Holsey
Morgan Johnson
Peyton Jones
Summer Kastner
Olivette Lee
Caroline Loeb
Mekhi Macias
Xavier Martin-Porter
Alexis Martinez
Carly Nelson
Julian Pankowski
Jordan Pereira
Isabella Perez
Lily Rose Silver
Hannah Sarnoff
Audrey Schmitt
Ayla Shelby
Marissa Soto
Mia Tatro
Madison Thacker
Ocean Threats
Lucy Tocantins
Mishella Vishnevskiy
Kai Wright
Anna Yung

 

NEW INCOMING STUDENTS FOR DRAMA PRODUCTION 2020/21

 

Ava Michrowski

Brian Botts

Clara Pierce

Elcie Calhoun

Ella Moceri

Fernando Levia

Haley Freidman

Isabelle Galebyan

Keeley Kaukimoce

Lea Geringas

Madeline Redmond-Pinter

Melos Sara

Nicolette Cohen

Phoebe Hartford

Sadie Burns

Santana Naope

Shantina Tirado

Sonia Sussman

Tristan Smith

 

 

 

RETURNING STUDENTS FOR DRAMA PRODUCTION 20/21

 

Lily Bensussen

Lexie Corona

Anasa Davis

April Del Cid-Benavente

Penny Epstein

Megan Falikoff

Mia Forney

Leann Ganon

Natalie Golovin

Anaiah Greene

Kaia Hummel

Alabama Jennings

Owen Jones

Mia Kenigsburg

Rachel Khutorskoy

Trixie Levy-Kirkpatrick

Amira Papp-Cservenak

Sophie Pollak

Helena Razi

Nicole Ripstein Letuchaya

Sophia Rose-Lund

Jaydon Santiago

Gregory Stagnaro

Milena Tarverdyan

Kevin Tessier

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPLY SOON!!

The window to apply to the Performing Arts and SAGE Magnets is open early October, 2019! The window will be open between October 1st, 2019 and November 9th, 2019. Go to echoices.lausd.net to find out about the online application process for both Magnets. Click here: http://echoices.lausd.net/

 

TOUR DATES FOR FALL 2019 HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED! CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR A TOUR!

 

 

EXTRA EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!!

According to the Los Angeles Times' comprehensive study, only 35 out of 743 schools in all of LAUSD scored an A for their arts program. Amongst those that scored an A, the middle school that ranked the best of the best was.....drumroll please.....Millikan Middle School Performing Arts Magnet!! (Need we say more?)

P.S. Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts is a high school, making Millikan the highest ranking middle school in the district.

Here's a snippet of the L.A. Times article:

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERFORMING ARTS MAGNET VS. PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY:  

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE???

 

 



HOW IT ALL BEGAN

 

The Performing Arts Magnet at Millikan Middle School is the heart and soul of the Performing Arts at Millikan. This Magnet proved to be so popular, with a demand for admittance so high, that the Performing Arts Academy was created to handle the overflow, and to provide even more students the opportunity to access the Performing Arts program offered by the Performing Arts Magnet.

 




WHAT TO DO NOW??

 

If you want to access the Performing Arts Program offered by the Magnet, the best way to do that is to *drumroll please* apply for the Performing Arts Magnet! This is done by going to echoices.lausd.net, filling out the application, and choosing Millikan Performing Arts Magnet. The window for the application is open between October 1, 2018 and November 9, 2018.

 

Get thee to echoices!

 

If Plan A doesn’t work, there’s still hope! You can still access the Performing Arts at Millikan via two different options.

 

  1. Find out if Millikan is your neighborhood school. How do I that, you might ask? By clicking on school finder, typing in your home address, and discovering which school is your neighborhood school. If Millikan is your neighborhood school, you would then sign up for a Performing Arts Academy audition time slot, prepare your monologue and song, get ready to learn some dance moves in a mini dance class, and then wait and see if you got in. Break a leg!

 



  1. If Millikan is NOT your neighborhood school - again check on school finder to find out - you can still register for the Charter Lottery. The Charter Lottery is a random selection process, literally pulling names out of a barrell, and then placing those names on a list in order of their selection. Here’s the tricky part. The auditions for the Performing Arts Academy take place BEFORE the Charter Lottery drawing. HOWEVER your audition for the Performing Arts Academy is NOT a way of getting into Millikan. This is where some people get confused. The only ways to get in to the school are:

  1. Magnet Application

  2. Neighborhood School

  3. Charter Lottery Drawing

 

If you get in through the Magnet, you’re all taken care of and you’re on your way to the full Performing Arts program. Congrats!

If you get into the school via Neighborhood School or Charter Lottery THEN we determine whether your audition qualifies you for the Performing Arts Academy and *voila!* you too are now on your way to enjoying the full range of Performing Arts programs offered by the Magnet. Congrats to you too!

 

BUT THE MAGNET KIDS DON’T HAVE TO AUDITION TO GET IN AND THE ACADEMY KIDS DO. DOES THAT MEAN THE ACADEMY KIDS ARE BETTER??

 

HUH? No! This audition process is just another way of accessing the Performing Arts programs offered at Millikan. The REAL auditions take place at the end of 6th grade, when EVERYONE - Magnet and Academy kids alike - ALL audition for the various upper grade electives. This is the time when they audition for the Musical Theater Program, Drama Production, Advanced Dance and an array of advanced Instrumental programs.



WHAT ELSE IS THE SAME?? WHAT ELSE IS DIFFERENT??

 



SAME:

1. Both Magnet and Academy students experience integrated, thematic instruction based on the theme of Performing Arts.

2. Both Magnet and Academy students enroll in Dance as P.E. for all three years.

3. Both Magnet and Academy students are enrolled in theater and music electives for 6th grade, with an instrumental music option as well.

4. Both Magnet and Academy students audition for advanced, upper grade electives towards the end of their sixth grade year - Musical Theater, Drama Production, Advanced Dance, and Advanced Instrumental Music.

5. Magnet teachers often teach both Magnet and Academy classes.

6. Honors and regular classes offered by both Magnet and Academy, with access to advanced math classes for both as well.



DIFFERENT:

1. Magnet students are accepted via echoices.lausd.net. /// Academy students are accepted via Neighborhood School or Charter Lottery as a way to first get into the school then an audition to get into the Academy.

2. Magnet students are offered transportation if they are five miles or further away from Millikan. /// Academy students are not offered transportation.

3. Magnet students have one semester of Modern Dance and one semester of Cultural Dance. /// Academy students in 6th grade have 1 yearlong course in either Modern or Cultural Dance.

4. Magnet students have one semester of Drama and one semester of Choir. /// Academy students have a year long course of Drama, Choir or Instrumental Music.

5. Magnet classes have a class size limit of 37. /// Academy classes have no class size limit, but typically average 38-40.

6. Magnet students receive 12 magnet matriculation points at culmination. /// Academy students do not receive magnet matriculation points at culmination.






STILL CONFUSED??

 



Don’t be! Come see me, Mr. Porter, Magnet Coordinator, in the Magnet Office, or send me your questions via email at jbp874@lausd.net. You can also call the school 818-528-1600.

 

See you at Millikan!!







 

 

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The code for the Magnet is 1823802

 

 



The LAUSD Magnet Program is a court-ordered, voluntary integration opportunity available to all students in grades K-12 who live within the boundaries of LAUSD. It offers specialized courses or curricula designed to attract students based on their interests while stressing academic excellence, cooperative/experiential learning, interdisciplinary coursework, and peer collaboration.