Attendance Week activities promote long-term success

Attendance Week activities promote long-term success

Above, clockwise from left, A Grape Street Elementary student walks the red carpet; Hollywood High promotes attendance awareness; the Marlton School rewards students for perfect attendance. By Dr. Michelle Castelo Alferes Director of Pupil Services Student Health and...
Mark Twain reaps benefits of investment in neighborhood schools

Mark Twain reaps benefits of investment in neighborhood schools

Above, seventh-grader Jack Wind leads parents on a tour of Mark Twain Middle School in Mar Vista. Enrollment at Mark Twain Middle School has increased nearly 20 percent in the past three years, and parents in communities surrounding the Mar Vista campus want to know...
Kenter Canyon second-grader teaches everyone how to dream big

Kenter Canyon second-grader teaches everyone how to dream big

Above: Eight-year-old Quinn Pruitt held a special event to raise money to find a cure for Angelman Syndrome, which affects his twin sister, Emma. A few years ago when Quinn Pruitt was learning to walk and talk, he noticed his twin sister, Emma, wasn’t able to do...
African American Family Day celebrates student success

African American Family Day celebrates student success

Above, Students from 186th Street Elementary School perform during African American Family Day. By Gayle Pollard-Terry Office of Communications Bryce Collier, a senior at King-Drew Medical and Science Magnet, will be enrolling this fall at Howard University, a...
Boys Academy celebrating growth and brotherhood in inaugural year

Boys Academy celebrating growth and brotherhood in inaugural year

Above: With encouragement from Principal Donald Moorer, seventh-grader Ze’Rion Rivera adds water to a ‘tree of life,’ part of a morning ritual designed to promote positivity, growth and reflection.  The first-ever boys academy in L.A. Unified is now...
Rosewood students sing their hearts out for rock legend Sammy Hagar

Rosewood students sing their hearts out for rock legend Sammy Hagar

Above: From left, students Lola Nimocks, Nazya Grant and Samantha Ugolnik join choir director Molly Shelby in a backstage performance of ‘Your Love is Driving Me Crazy’ for rocker Sammy Hagar. Taking the stage in a room filled with rock-and-roll star...