Hollenbeck Middle School

April 24 — 28, 2017 is School Spirit Week.

News

Getting Ready for Testing

Below you will find the links to our testing schedule and our modified bell schedule. Please review them with your child. All students will test with their first period teacher.

Also please use the link (SBAC Practice Test) to practice the SBAC at home. Click on the headline to access the page and the link. No sign-in required!

College Fair

In observance of the College Awareness Week, HMS hosts a college fair where students are given the chance to ask questions about college. The event was organized by Promesa Boyle Heights and participated in by representatives from public and private colleges and universities as well as community colleges. Among the colleges present during the fair were UCLA, USC, CalPoly Pomona, Occidental College, Rio Hondo Community College, Pasadena City College, East LA Community College, UC Santa Barbara, Pitzer College and Loyola.

The event was held at the Boys' gym on April 5, 2017.

Gearing up for Testing

With only 5 weeks of instruction left before testing we will be focusing our observations on bell to bell instruction. In some classes we have observed students being asked to copy down notes from the board. To help with this we will be increasing the copy quota by 500 additional copies each month so that these items can be printed for students. We would like to see students engaging with materials in the most meaningful matter possible. Similarly, all technology will be collected by the end of the month so systems can be updated and cleaned up in preparation for May 1, our first day of SBAC testing.

School Review

Beginning March 27 our school will participate in a School Review held in conjunction with the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools and officials from LAUSD. The purpose of the review is two-fold; the first part is to help validate all of our hard work and success. The second purpose is to help our school reflect and determine next steps. The review will begin with stakeholder interviews on March 27 from 12:30 pm- 3:00 pm.

On March 28, classrooms will be visited to serve as an additional data point to inform the work of the review team. At the end of the visit, we will receive a report with a series of commendations and recommendations. We will share out the report as soon as we receive it.

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Calendar

Step Up Year End Celebration
Date: 5/1/2017, 3:15 PM 4:15 PM
Faculty Meeting
Date: 5/2/2017, 3 PM 4 PM
Magnet New Student Orientation
Date: 5/2/2017, 5 PM 6 PM
Location: Auditorium
Last Day of After School Intervention
Date: 5/3/2017
Last Day to Purchase 8th Grade Trip Tickets
Date: 5/3/2017