On Saturday, October 1st, thirty-five ACRMA 4 students attended the UCLA’s “I’m Going to College” fair at the Rose Bowl. The fair provided a great opportunity to expose our students to university life, as well as a reminder that it’s never too early to begin thinking about college. Our students had the opportunity to play carnival games, receive face painting, and get autographs from UCLA student-athletes. After the college fair, students were treated to a UCLA Bruins football game at the Rose Bowl. The Bruins secured a 45-24 win over the University of Arizona Wildcats. Our next event is on Sunday, October 23, 2016 to a USC Women’s Soccer game against the University of Washington.
On Saturday, September 10, our ACRMA 4 students attended a USC Football game. They watched the Trojans take on the Aggies from Utah State University. The Trojans, with their outstanding defense and offense defeated the Aggies 45-7. Students received a USC’s Running Back Marcus Allen bobblehead (1981 Heisman Trophy winner) and took a walk around the historic Los Angeles Coliseum. This was our second sporting event for our 2016-2017 "I’m Going to College” Tour. Our next event is on Saturday, October 1st, 2016 to a UCLA Football game against Arizona University at the Rose Bowl.
On Saturday, August 27, our ACRMA 4 students attended a USC Women’s Volleyball tournament. They watched the ‘Women of Troy’ take on the Anteaters from UC Irvine. Students took a stroll around the Galen Center and were exposed to the Hall of Champions Trophy area and took a few pictures with college-athletes from the University of Marquette. This was our first kick-off event for our 2016-2017 "I’m Going to College” Tour. Our next event is on Saturday, September 10, 2016 to a USC Football game at the LA Coliseum.
Congratulations to 8th graders Emily Estrada and Ayanna Nesbeth for winning Best Stop-Motion Film for "Attack of Dollzilla." Click here: http://tinyurl.com/zzxgepo
On Monday, June 6, the entire 8th grade class attended the final “I’m Going to College” tour for 2015-2016 at the University of Southern California. Students were introduced to the different schools/majors, library, bookstore, clubs/organizations, Hall of Champions and USC's Track & Field stadium. Thank you to all the 8th grade teachers and counselors for making this college trip so much fun!
The “I Have A Dream Foundation” is a college-access and support program for highly motivated students. Our very own Blanca Garcia is not only a part of this reputable program but has also received a full scholarship to the 2016 National Dreamer Conference in New York City. Congratulations Blanca! Your ACRMA4 family is so proud of you! For more information about the “I Have A Dream Foundation,” check out http://www.ihaveadreamfoundation.org/what-we-do/.
This past Pi Day (March 14, get it?) students participated in a challenge to memorize the most digits of pi. The competition was intense, and students came ready to show their mental prowess.
After two days of heated competition to win the title of the first ever Pi Jedi Mathster, one student emerged victorious:
Derrick Lopez - 6th grade (146 digits). What an amazing job!
Carlos Sanchez - 8th grade 126 digits
Blanca Garcia - 6th grade 105 digits
Felix Lopez - 6th grade 102 digits
Read our first E=MC^2 (Engineering and Mathematics Collaboration Club) newsletter!
On Thursday, February 18, the entire 7th grade class attended the University of California, Irvine. Students were introduced to the different schools/majors, library, bookstore, career center, dormitories, music room, science labs and a pharmaceutical lecture class. Students also got to experience college life: student clubs/organizations at UC Irvine’s main concourse, Aldrich Park (recreational space) and they also met with a former Alliance student who currently attends UCI. Thank you to all the 7th grade teachers, Ms. Gonzalez, and Ms. Kristiann for making this college trip so much fun!
On Sunday, December 13th our ACRMA4 boys basketball team attended a USC Men’s Basketball game. They watched the ‘Men of Troy’ take on the Bulldogs from Yale University. Students took a stroll around the Galen Center and were exposed to the Hall of Champions Trophy area and met a few USC student-athletes. Our Alliance Basketball League begins on Saturday, February 20th for both our boys and girls teams!