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Year at a Glance 2023-2024

Pride Week
"Mix-Mix: The Filipino Adventures of a German Jewish Boy" Latino Theater Co.
To celebrate the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, students attended the play "Mix Mix" at the Latino Theater Company in DTLA. After the play, students enjoyed Halo-Halo (meaning mix-mix in Tagalog), which is a popular Filipino cold dessert.
Stunt Ranch Eco Tour
Mental Health Awareness Month
Students participated on self-care activities, listened to "Ending the Silence" presentation by NAMI, made stress balls, met Trixie, LAUSD's facility dog, and played "Feelings Bingo." In addition, Kaiser Permanente's educational theater program presented their "Ghosted" performance virtually, which highlights the importance of normalizing mental health care.  
Peace Conference
Students, parents, staff, and community members gathered for our annual Peace Conference on May 11, 2024, and participated on campus beautification, art and STEM activities, a horticulture scavenger hunt, and a career and resource fair while enjoying food and music. 
College Fair & Dodger Game
ArtworxLA Public Presentation at the MOCA Geffen
Students visited the MOCA Geffen to present the artwork they created in the spring of 2024. The workshop explored the intersection of art, play, and personal expression through a series of activities and approaches to art making. Students started working with shapes then created their unique figures with creative attributes, characteristics, and moving limbs. Afterwards, they created stop motion animation where they collaborated and communicated a simple narrative and scenic background elements to support their intended narratives. Students also designed and fabricated personal charms using shrinking plastic sheets and a variety of drawing materials. 
Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Month
Natural History Museum
East Coast Ed Tour to Washington DC and New York City
In April of 2024, students took a five-day trip to the East Coast. In DC, students visited the White House, Lafayette Square, Black Lives Matter Plaza, Washington Monument, WW II Memorial, FDR Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, the Smithsonian Museums of American History and Natural History. They also took a night tour of the Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. On day 2, students visited the Library of Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court, and they took a guided tour of the US Capitol. In the afternoon, students visited George Washington's Mount Vernon. At night, students visited the Market Square of Alexandria where they got to hear ghost stories as part of a colonial tour. On day 3, students visited the Arlington National Cemetery and traveled to New York City. Upon arrival, students visited the Edge skyscraper where they enjoyed the view of the city from the 100th floor. On day 4, students visited the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island and took a walking tour of the Financial District, including the Bowling Green Park, Wall Street, Charging Bull Sculpture, Federal Hall, Trinity Church, and the September 11 Memorial. Then students took a ride on the subway to Times Square, where they had dinner before seeing the Broadway show The Six. On the last day, the students took a guided tour of Midtown where they saw the Chrysler Building, Grand Central Terminal, Bryant Park, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Fifth Avenue, and Central Park. Our trip ended with lunch at Chelsea Market before we headed to Newark Airport to return home.
College, Career, and Resource Fair
Women's HERstory Month
Olive Garden Attendance Incentive
La Brea Tarpits & Natural History Museum
Author's Chat Series with Adrienne Cherie Ashford author of  Strrr-ike!: Emmett Ashford, Major League Umpire
Author's Chat Series with Luis J. Rodriguez author of Always Running, La Vida Loca
ArtworxLA Workshops
"Sweeney Todd" at A Noise Within
Pop-Up DEAR: The Wreck of the Hesperus
In-N-Out Attendance Incentive
Read Across America Week
Bowling Attendance Incentive Fieldtrip
Friendship & Kindness Week
Attendance Incentive
Students enjoyed wings from Wingstop for meeting January's attendance challenge.
Hammer Museum ArtworxLA
D.E.A.R. Gallery Walk
LA Zoo Lights
CSUN Campus Tour w/ Mosaic Mentors
Gratitude Month Project
The school donated 150 student-made sandwiches and 25 handmade cards to the Los Angeles Family Housing homeless shelter in North Hollywood. The students participated in a training seminar by the LAFH before making the sandwiches that showed live footage of the outreach workers handing out food to their participants when they go out and provide services to them. 
College, Resource, and Career Fair
Catalina Island
Students went on a five-day trip to Catalina Island and participated in marine ecology, science labs, kayaking, snorkeling, wall climbing, hiking, camp fires, etc. 
Author's Chat Series with Craig Owens, author of Haunted by History
Día de Muertos and Educational Tour of El Pueblo and Placita Olvera
Halloween
Red Ribbon Week
Students participated in activities that promoted life drug free. On Monday, students learned about alcohol and underage drinking and participated in an alcohol simulation. On Tuesday, students learned about the consequences in the body and brain of smoking and vaping and played a spin smart tobacco game. On Wednesday, students learned about the negative effects of marijuana and participated in a throw and know ball game. On Thursday, students learned about the effects of prescription medication and played Wheel of Misfortune. On Friday student learned about coping skills and alternatives to substance abuse.
Science Center Educational Tour
Author's Chat
Radio personality, author, and philanthropist Argelia Atilano visited our campus to talk to our students about her book Grandes Dreamers during Hispanic Heritage Month. 
ArtworxLA Workshops
Hispanic Heritage Month
Suicide Awareness Month