Congrats to Juan Lerma
Congratulations to our Very Own Juan Lerma on receiving a paid summer internship through Children's Hospital Los Angeles Saban Research Institute for African American and Latino High School Students. We are very proud of him and this accomplishment.
Last week Women’s Ensemble, Men’s Choir, and Production Choir all earned a
SUPERIOR rating at their SCVA Choral Festivals at Segerstrom High School in
Santa Ana. The level of musicianship that our choir students displayed was
phenomenal and their focus on and off stage was exceptional!
Our Ed Royce App Competition Winners went to Washington DC this week to show
off their App on Capitol Hill. The students were Christopher Jhaveri, Jason
Kwan, Christopher Leung, and Santiago Torres. They represented LAHS very well
along with Mr. Palmer. We are very proud of this accomplishment!
Congrats to our Entire Dance Program on an Amazing Dance Concert!
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LAHS Art Show
It's time for the Los Altos HS Art Show! It will be held in the Hacienda on Wednesday April 12th and Thursday April 13th from 6-8pm. See the attached image for more details.
HLPUSD Art Show 2017
Come and see the HLPUSD art talent on Thursday, April 20th from 5-8pm. See the attachment for more details.
Girls Waterpolo All-Area Awards
Congratulations to our Girls Waterpolo Team who received a large amount of All Area Player Awards. Brooke Contreras, Deliliah Manriquez, and Miranda Silva received first team awards. Cynthia Lujan received a second team award, and Christine Castrellon and Kim Castrellon both received honorable mention. Please congratulate these student athletes and the coaches if you see them.
Ed Royce App Competition Winners
Congratulations to our winning Ed Royce App competition team who was recognized at last nights HLPUSD School Board Meeting. Next stop, Washington DC. The students were Santiago Torres, Jason Kwan, Christopher Leung, and Christopher Jhaveri.
Dance Team Tryout Information
Wrestling League Finals
Congratulations to our Wrestling Team on having a great League Finals! They had 9 Qualifiers to CIF. Noah Vidrio (1st), Alexander Pina (1st), Noah Clark (2nd), Jacob Porras (2nd), Jordan Porras (3rd), Rick Rodriguez (3rd), Diego Guerrero (3rd), Jadon Rocha (4th, Alt), and Daniel Gonzalez (4th, Alt).
Media Center Open for Students
Congratulations to Mrs. Campbell who has accepted a teaching position which has been a life-long dream.
At this time we are working on a temporary Media Center schedule until Mrs. Campbell's position has been filled.
CABE Parent Workshops
The updated class schedule for the CABE classes the district is providing for our Parents is below. There are still spots available for the English classes.
LAHS Bulletin 4-24 through 4-28 English and Spanish
Speech Contest Winner
Congrats to Tiffany Liao in winning Round 2 of her speech contest. She will advance to Round 3 on April 11th at Covina District Field.
Congratulations Future Business Leaders of America!
Last Saturday, the LAHS FBLA attended the Southern Section Leadership Conference at Biola University in La Mirada. The students had a great time and competed in various business related competitive events. The day cumulated with an awards ceremony. Here are the results:
1st Place- Insurance and Risk Management- Jasper Lin
2nd Place- Personal Finance- James Tang
6th Place- Global Business (team event)- Diego Arcadia, Rick Li, and Ikmanpreet Singh
8th Place- Introduction to Information Technology- Amy Tam
9th Place- Public Speaking- Alessandro De La Torre
9th Place- Economics- James Tang.
The students were excited and are looking forward to competing at the State Conference in Sacramento in April.
Morgan Hill Lawsuit vs CDE: Release of Student Data
CDE Lawsuit Affects Release of Student Data
A recent lawsuit against the California Department of Education (CDE) is impacting all school districts across the state. As part of the lawsuit, CDE has been ordered by the court to provide to the court, the parties, their attorneys and consultants, with personally identifiable information. The data includes personally identifiable information of children, including children with disabilities, children who requested an assessment or who were assessed for special education eligibility, and children who are attending, or who have attended, a California school at any time since January 1, 2008.
However, parents or guardians of students are able to object to the disclosure of their student’s information by submitting an objection to the court. Parents can find more information regarding this lawsuit and how to object to the disclosure of their student’s information at the following website: www.cde.ca.gov/morganhillcase.
To obtain the Objection to Disclosure Form please go to:http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/di/ws/documents/form2016jan26.pdf. Note that the deadline to submit an objection to the court is April 1, 2016.
To view the CDE news release Superintendent Torlakson Voices Strong Support for Protecting Student Privacy and Explains Ways to Object to Disclosure of Student Data please go tohttp://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/ne/yr16/yr16rel15.asp.
LCFF/LCAP Information Points
LCFF or Local Control Funding Formula
LCAP or Local Control Accountability Plan
- The Local Control Funding Formula is the new system of allocating State funds to districts. It consists of Base, Supplemental and Concentration Grant Funding that allocates resources based on the LEA's pupil demographics.
- The goal of LCFF is to reduce state bureaucracy and increase flexibility and accountability at the local level so that those closest to California's students make the decisions and ensure that pupil needs are met.
- The funds must be spent to increase or improve services for low income, English Learners and Foster Youth as compared to services for all students. Districts and schools with higher percentages of those populations of students will receive Supplemental and Concentration Grant Funds in addition to LCFF Base Grant Funds.
- While there is some level of flexibility, LCFF requires each district to prepare an LCAP that describes for the district, and the schools within the district, goals and specific actions to achieve those goals. The State requires these goals and actions are developed in each of the 8 State Priority Areas: Student Achievement, Parent Involvement, Other Student Outcomes, Implementation of Common Core, Student Engagement, Course Access, School Climate, and Basic Services.
- The district and every school are required to meet the goals set out in the priority areas. Each site will develop their own School Site Plan that is fully aligned to the district LCAP. The SSC/SDM at each school will set specific goals to increase or improve services to the school's pupils, allocating and approving the expenditure of the Supplemental and Concentration Grant Funds accordingly.
- MEANINGFUL engagement of all staff and parent groups is critical to the LCAP and Budget development process at both district and site levels.
Los Altos Calendar
Most Inspirational Staff Members - Spring 17
Save the Date for Next Years College Fair
Free Know Your Rights Workshop
Senior Wills due May 5th - See Pics for Details
CSUF Econ Competition Last Weekend
On Saturday, April 15th, 2017, Los Altos High School placed 1st in the 3rd Annual Econ/Personal Finance Olympiad held at Cal State Fullerton, beating Troy High School for the second consecutive year. Overall, 40 students attended the competition.
We finished 1st place in the following individual competitions:
Stock Market Game - Tiff Liao, Patrick Akarapimand, Jeffrey Ho
Financial Video Challenge - James Liu Tang, Mateo Sandoval, Amy Tam, Joshua Avila
We finished 2nd place in the following individual competitions:
Financial Literacy - Jella Lu
Business Plan - James Liu Tang, Mateo Sandoval
2017 Senior Calendar
LAHS Track and Field Project Update
Los Altos HS Thanks the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District again for the amazing new Track and Field. See the before and after pics below.
Jeff Hess, Principal
Ava Smalley, Interim Assistant Principal
Nicole Duquette, Assistant Principal
Los Altos High School
15325 Los Robles Street
Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
Office Hours: 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Last night, three of our students competed in the ACSA Region XV Oratory
Contest at the district office. Congratulations are in order for Kaitlyn
Orozco, Gio Rodriguez, and Jonathan Tang. All three were exceptional!
National Yearbook Honors
Congratulations to Mrs. Banda and last years Yearbook Staff. The cover for the 2016 yearbook was chosen to appear on Balfour’s “Who says you can’t judge a book by its cover” poster. This poster is used for marketing and inspirational purposes and is send to the thousands of schools that Balfour works with. I believe the covers are chosen based on design and creativity.
Staff members: Jeannette Gurdzhyan, Laura Perez, Diana Garcia, Valerie De La O, Angel Li, Elinne Dubon, Rebecca Vasconez, Adalilian Franco, Leticia Chavez, Brenda Vega, Hector Castellanos, Maya Serrano, Jazmin Flores, Century Yang, Sarah Yee, Brad Lee, Britney Pham, Yvonne Lu, Jeffrey Li
Common Core Connections for Parents