Prom is just around the corner:
Date: March 18, 2017
Location: The Majestic Downtown
Complementary Valet parking for all vehicles
Dinner, and Dessert Buffet included
Feb 3- March 11, 2017
$85.00 with ASB card
$90.00 without ASB card
March 11-March 17, 2017
$90.00 with ASB
$95.00 without ASB
All Non-LA Guests: $95.00 (A guest pass is required and due March 15, 2017)
February 23rd at 8pm
February 24th at 6pm & 8pm
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).
San Gabriel Valley Youth Summit
LA Tech Academy
Performing Arts Academy
Honors & Advanced Placement Program
Honor Societies--Spanish, Art, & CSF
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.
Physiology Common Core Assignment--Medical Academy
Teacher: Sean Kane, Biology, AP Bio and Physiology
Common Core Standards and Infusion of Technology
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.
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 Congratulations
Congratulations to Dance Team for taking home a first place for their large jazz routine and a third place for their small hip hop routine at their competition at Troy High School on Saturday.
Congratulations Production Choir!
Our very own Production Choir took home FIRST PLACE and the award for BEST MUSICIANSHIP Friday night at Brea Olinda’s “California Classic” show choir competition!!
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.
LAHS Bulletin 2-14 through 2-18 English and Spanish
Council for Economic Education Video Contest
One of our students, Amy Tam, has submitted a video to the Council for Economic Education video contest. Her video is titled, "Innovation, Integration, & Immigration". Please vote for her video below.
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
TAIWANESE AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND
$50,000 in Scholarships Available in 2017
20 – $2,500 Scholarships for High School Seniors and 1st Year College Students
Planning to Attend a University/College in the U.S. in the Fall of 2017
The Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund (TASF) is focused on helping economically challenged Taiwanese American high school graduates and first year college students fulfill their dreams of obtaining higher education. The scholarship is open to high school seniors planning to attend college in the Fall of 2017 as full-time students and 1st year full-time college students continuing their education in the Fall of 2017.
If you are a teen girl and want to join Kaiser for a free health conference,
see the attached picture.
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.
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