Over the past few weeks, our artists on campus, through our Art classes have submitted artwork to various competitions that are on-going and some that have closed. The list below is all of their accolades and we cannot be more proud of them.
District Art Show Awardees:
Celebrating Art Awardees:
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 4-18 through 4-21 English and Spanish
HLPUSD Band Festival
Come out and join us at the HLPUSD Band Festival on Wednesday! See the image below for more details!
Congrats to Performing Arts on a Successful Weekend
Congratulations to our Performing Arts on a successful weekend!
On Saturday the Winter Percussion participated in a competition at Tustin High School, where they earned 8th place out of 10 groups. They placed as high as 5th in some subcaptions. On Sunday, the Winter Guard competed at Riverside King High School, where they received 1st Place. The judges were thrilled with the show and encourage the students to continue to refine their performances. Both groups are showing good growth and are preparing for the final push to Championships in the next month.
Both of our show choirs attended a competition on Saturday, March 25th at Katella High School.
Production Choir SWEPT! They earned 1st Place, Best Musicianship, and Best Showmanship! Brittany Arnold took home a special “Best Performer” award!
LA Rhythm (our BRAND NEW all-girls show choir) earned 4th Place!
Joanna Calleja took home a special “Best Performer” award!
Congratulations Boys Basketball
Congrats to Jarod Lucas and Julian Lopez on their selection to the 1st Team All-SGV Tribune Team. Jarod Lucas was also selected as 1st Team All-CIF and Julian Lopez was selected for 2nd Team All-CIF!
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.
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.
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
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
SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY
SENIORS: Kiwanis Scholarship opportunity is due April 13th, 2017. Fill out the application below if you are interested!
Gino Kwok Senior Scholarship
SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY
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.
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