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!
After winning the Alliance Math Field Day, our 8th grade team represented the entire Alliance in the Los Angeles County Math Field Day on Saturday, April 25. Coached by teacher Juan Fernandez, the team used the 4ce to demonstrate mathematical thinking and win the hearts (if not minds) of the judges. Great job, guys!
Our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Math Field Day students spent their Saturday morning doing math! Our school hosted the Alliance Math Field Day featuring students from five Alliance middle schools all competing to represent the Alliance at the county level where last year our kids dominated.
Unfortunately, our 6th and 7th grade teams didn’t make it to the next round, but our 8th grade team of Enrique Vidal, Gerardo Romero, Selena Lainez, and Adrian Nevarez did! They will represent the entire Alliance at the L.A. County Math Field Day on April 25.
A big thank you to the Math Field Day coaches Mrs. Toriz, Mr. Menjivar, and Mr. Fernandez for spending so much time during school, after school, and on Saturdays to prepare our students for the competition.
On Friday, March 20, our 8th graders along with ten staff members and ten parents visited Pepperdine University in Malibu. Students were given a self-guided tour by our own AWESOME and TALENTED 8th grade teachers! The 8th graders enjoyed a full day of activities such as observing a wood shop class and a lab classroom, learning about college requirements introduced by our counselor, talking to college students, witnessing an art exhibit, touring the inside of the athletic fitness gym, watching a live volleyball game, taking a picture with a member of the Pepperdine baseball team (received two souvenir NCAA baseballs), and even running on Pepperdine’s track!
Every grade level at ACRMA4 goes on a college tour. 6th graders visit CSU campuses, 7th graders visit UC campuses, and 8th graders visit private universities.
The quarterly school board meeting will be held on Thursday, March 26, 2015, from 8:30-8:45. The meeting is open to the public and can be attended at our school site via Skype or by visiting the Alliance Home Office at 601 South Figueroa, 4th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017. See the attached files for the agenda, the previous meeting's minutes, and other materials.
Twelve students were recognized for reading achievement on Friday, March 6th, as we finished off celebrations for Read Across America week. Students were honored for top reading skill and top reading growth. The honorees were 6th graders Louwing Perez, Michelle Lopez, Bianca Gomez, Kevin Mondragon; 7th graders Yuliana Vega, Rubia Alvarenga, Litzy Ortiz, and Lorena Pastor; and 8th graders Jose Arizmendi, Nathan Ayon, Jade Maya, and Allison Leiva.
We'll be celebrating Dr. Seuss's Birthday on Wednesday, March 4th, with a whole day of activities celebrating reading and reading achievement.