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!
We are open tomorrow. There is no threat to students or staff. See you soon!
Nuestra escuela está abierta mañana. ¡Hasta pronto!
On Saturday, December 6th, our ACRMA4 girls basketball team attended a USC Women’s Basketball game. They watched the Lady Trojans take on the Lady Rebels from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Our girls received a USC “Fight On” sweatshirt, got free pizza from the USC cheer squad, got to greet rapper Big Sean, took pictures with the USC Band and with a student-athlete of the Lady Trojan’s Basketball team. Our Boys basketball team will attend a USC Men’s Basketball game on Sunday, December 13 against Yale University.
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.