Class of 2017 Spotlight: Grit and support propel this English learner to Grant High valedictorian

Class of 2017 Spotlight: Grit and support propel this English learner to Grant High valedictorian

The goal of L.A. Unified is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to graduate prepared for college, career and life. As we near the end of the school year, we are featuring stories about some of the outstanding members of the Class of 2017. The blockbuster...
Local District West building bridges to universities in its own backyard

Local District West building bridges to universities in its own backyard

Above: Local District West Superintendent Cheryl Hildreth presents Middle College High School graduate Diana Monterrosa with her associate’s degree two weeks before she receives her high school diploma. Students, faculty and leaders from Local District West...
L.A. Unified executives discover new appreciation for every-day heroes serving students

L.A. Unified executives discover new appreciation for every-day heroes serving students

Above: Chief facilities executive Mark Hovatter reads to students as part of his day shadowing Melvin Avenue Elementary library aide Anita Persoff. (Photo by Davis Barber Photography.) As part of Classified School Employee Week, Superintendent Michelle King and L.A....
SOCES student engineers strive to bring new visions to L.A. Unified

SOCES student engineers strive to bring new visions to L.A. Unified

Developers of high-tech devices to help the blind and visually impaired may soon be facing stiff competition from an unlikely quarter – a team of six freshmen at the Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies. The students at the Grade 4-12 magnet school recently got...
North Hollywood CyberPatriots clinch 2017 national championship

North Hollywood CyberPatriots clinch 2017 national championship

Above: Members of “Team Togo” — from left, Nikola Pratte, Aled Cuda, Jonathan Liu, Jaren Mendelsohn and Kyle Gusdorf, celebrate their championship with coach Jay Gehringer. Five juniors from North Hollywood High captured the National CyberPatriot Championship, the...
Superintendent kicks off community engagement meetings focused on 100 percent graduation

Superintendent kicks off community engagement meetings focused on 100 percent graduation

Superintendent Michelle King held the first in a series of meetings designed to promote open dialogues in school communities around her recently released strategic plan to move all students to graduation. Hosted last week at Vista Middle School in Panorama City, the...
Creative energies flow in Northeast’s annual Arts & Lit fest

Creative energies flow in Northeast’s annual Arts & Lit fest

Hundreds of students from schools across the Northeast San Fernando Valley showcased their talents in visual and performing arts Saturday at the annual Local District Northeast “Arts & Lit Fest.” Visitors were treated to dance, music, and theater performances...
Girls encouraged to reach for the stars – literally – at inaugural Women in STEM event

Girls encouraged to reach for the stars – literally – at inaugural Women in STEM event

Above, Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineer Diana Trujillo inspires female students to make their own dreams come true.  More than 2,300 students from two dozen schools across L.A. Unified gathered recently at Francis Polytechnic Senior High School where they had the...
Three North Hollywood High teams headed to National CyberPatriot championships

Three North Hollywood High teams headed to National CyberPatriot championships

Above, from left, Juniors Jillian Kusch, Aled Cuda, Jaren Mendelssohn, Nikola Pratte and Eugene Woo will be competing in the upcoming CyberPatriot championship. North Hollywood Senior High School has secured three of the 12 coveted spots in the finals of the...
Rio Vista Elementary caps Black History Month with song, art and literacy

Rio Vista Elementary caps Black History Month with song, art and literacy

Rio Vista Elementary School students gathered this week with parents and faculty for a celebration of music, art and oration to honor significant African Americans, as Black History Month comes to a close. Students from pre-kindergarten through fifth grades recited...