On Saturday, November 24, our ACRMA4 boys basketball team attended the first annual Alliance Boys Basketball Clinic at Alliance Kory Hunter Middle School. The boys learned intense basketball drills and dominated one-on-one competition. The boys who participated in the event were eighth graders Manuel Urias, Kamau Douglas, Damian Curl, Diego Peña, and Daniel Rodriguez and seventh graders Carlos Chicas and Daniel Sandiero. Thank you gentlemen for representing your school with pride!
Our students participated in eight weekly field trips with Wolf Connection, learning the wolf principles that support individual and team success. Check this out! Click the link to see the video.
On Thursday, October 29, the entire 6th grade class attended their first college trip to California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Students were introduced to college life, which included historical facts about the campus, dormitories, schools/majors, bookstore, library, and a new gym (included rock climbing, swimming, indoor soccer, and indoor track). Students also enjoyed a live band and arcade room. This is our first kick-off to our 2015-2016 college tours.
On Saturday, October 3, 2015, our counselors Jose Villafuerte and Christine Gonzalez took 40 students, 6 parents, and two teachers to the UCLA football game vs. Arizona State and the "I'm Going to College!" College Fair. The College Fair provided students with information about college admissions, UCLA alumni answering questions about the college experience, and UCLA student-athletes signing autographs and speaking to the students.
On Saturday, October 24, our ACRMA4 girls basketball team attended the first annual Alliance Girls Basketball Clinic at Alliance Kory Hunter Middle School. The girls learned the rules of the game, played a fun scrimmage game, and made friends with other Alliance students. The girls who participated in the event were eighth graders Itzel Lopez and Gabriela Lopez and seventh graders Lesdi Lopez, Sharlene Sanchez, Angie Lopez, and Ingrid Morales. Thank you ladies for representing your school with pride and showing off those amazing basketball skills!
On Saturday, September 12, 2015, twenty 6th graders along with five staff members attended a USC Football game at the L.A. Coliseum. Students got to experience their first ever “Kids Tailgate Party,” with live music, USC art tattoos, and learned how to throw and kick a football to become the next future college athlete. During pre-game warm-up, students were treated to fireworks and a fly over of a Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor fighter jet before the start of the game. This was our first kick-off event for our 2015-2016 "I’m Going to College” Tour. Our next event is on Saturday, October 3, 2015 to a UCLA Football game at the Rose Bowl. This event will be for our 7th and 8th grade students.
On Thursday, June 4, our 7th graders along with seven staff members and five parents visited UCLA in Westwood. Students were given a self-guided tour by our own 7th grade teachers! The 7th graders enjoyed a full day of activities such as a scavenger hunt of UCLA, learning about college requirements, talking to college students, touring UCLA’s Student Union, watched live track and field practice, took a picture with an alumni from UCLA who currently plays for the Los Angeles Clippers (Matt Barnes) and even ran on UCLA’s track! Ms. Schwerdt's and Ms. Garcia’s group even got "free admission" to visit the Fowler Museum (UCLA’s School of the Arts and Architecture). While exploring the museum, students got to see a room full of “Project Runway” style fashions (Dresses made out of paper cups, surgical masks, etc.).
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David Barba, our 8th grade Film Studies teacher, has been selected as a Newsela Community Adviser for his work integrating Newsela, an online resource where students read news articles at an appropriate instructional reading level. Congratulations Mr. Barba!
6th grade Humanities teacher Victor Gonzalez was honored today as an Alliance Teacher of the Year finalist!