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Note from the Principal

Amateur Radio Club

We want to extend our gratitude to Mr. Jacobson and Devon Day (Volunteer in Public Schools) for coordination of our ever growing Amateur Radio Club.  We have had the fortune to have an extensive inventory of equipment donated and over $3000 in grants to purchase additional components.  The goal of the club is to give students training and access to communication tools than can assist them in future careers, provide hands on science applications, and provide our school site an invaluable resource in the event of a natural disaster. 

As part of the weekly meetings students are learning about the inner workings of radio equipment and studying the needed concepts to earn their amateur radio licenses.  Thus far Mr. Jacobson and club members Jared Hall, Joseph Searing, and Brandon Kramer have passed their exams.  Congratulations to all for you efforts.

School Site Council

In April we will be putting out the call for parents and students interested in running for School Site Council.  This body plays an integral role in the development and approval of key components of McBride’s Continuous Improvement Plan.  They are charged with analyzing data, planning for improvements to the school and ensuring we utilize our, state allocated, Concentration Grant funds effectively.  Nomination forms will be available on the website and in the main office following the April School Site Council Meeting.  Parent/Guardian election will take place the night of Open House and student election will take place as part of the school ASB elections to be held in May.  We appreciate your thoughtful consideration and willingness to support our schools growth and development.

Go Wolves

Welcome New Students for 2014-15

It is with great excitement and honor the McBride family welcomes our incoming class of 9th graders and new tenth graders students entering for 2014-15 school year. To help answer questions, provide details on transition, review curriculum offerings for next year, gather information on clubs and activities, and meet PTSA & School Site Council representatives, we are holding our second annual New Student Welcome Night on Tuesday April 8th at 6:00 PM in the auditorium. An informational letter has been placed in the mail and should arrive at homes shortly. We have also uploaded a copy on the Home Page Locker. We encourage all incoming students and parents/guardians to attend. In the meantime if you have questions or concerns please call us or reach out via email to Mr. Rockenbach at or Ms. Moutet at

McBride News

Last Chance!
The Pack Yearbook has been submitted and we only have a few books left. If you would like a copy you can still order online. May 2nd the ybpay site will close down to online submissions. Yearbooks will be distributed the first week of June! Thank ... Continue
Posted by: John Jacobson (admin)
Published: 4/14/14

A Note From the Health Dept. Regarding Whooping Cough
Please see the attached information from the City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services regarding whooping cough.  Additional information on required immunizations for students is available . Continue
Posted by: Public Information Office
Published: 4/9/14

Long Beach City College Science Night, May 16th!
It is time for Long Beach City College’s SECOND annual Science Night! Join the Science faculty anytime from 5-8 pm on Friday May 16 th in the D-building (parking is free). Last year, they had over 500 students, teachers, staff and famil... Continue
Posted by: Erica Kelly
Published: 4/3/14

Paper Microscope!
Click on this link to read and listen about this amazing invention that could save thousands of lives.   Continue
Posted by: Erica Kelly
Published: 3/24/14

Birke Beahr: What is wrong with our food system?
Watch this video and see what an eleven year old can do to make change! Continue
Posted by: Erica Kelly
Published: 3/12/14

FDA proposes updates to Nutrition Facts label on food packages
Go to this link to learn about the new food labels that will soon be on your favorite foods! Continue
Posted by: Erica Kelly
Published: 3/4/14

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McBride Monthly Attendance

Attendance Matters

Good attendance is one of the major factors for student success in school. Maintaining good attendance school wide also helps our district maximize their Average Daily Attendance (ADA) funding. School districts receive the largest portion of their operational funding based on attendance.  If we can meet our attendance rate target of 95.41% our site will receive a check from the district to be used to support school wide activities such as field trips, campus events, etc. Below are a few suggestions on how you can help McBride exceed our targets and help the students succeed in the classroom.

1. Please be sure students clear absences the day they return to school.  Absences are cleared when the student or parent/guardian submit a note to the main office indicating the date(s) and reason for the absence.

2. Understand the state only recognizes illness, doctor’s appointments, court appearances, and death of an immediate family member as excused absences. All other reasons have to be marked as unexcused.

3. Because we do not get funding credit for unexcused absences please avoid missing school for vacations and trips.

4. Students must see their teachers immediately following an absence to obtain make-up work. 

5. Please inform the main office if a student will be out of school for multiple days.  Student’s should also communicate with their teachers via School Loop to get make-up work.

Three Pathways- One Vision

Three Pathways- One Vision 

McBride High School has three pathways, McBride Engineering, McBride Health Medical and McBride Public Services-Forensics. All three pathways engage students around their interests, find relevant connections to real world activities, and gauge student learning through collaborative, hands-on projects. All three pathways prepare students for the demands of college and the workforce. With workplace learning experiences in their 12th grade year, all three pathways empower and inspire students to make their own path and determine their own future.
A Unique Experience 
McBride High School looks and feels different than any other high school you may have seen. With four career labs and other specialized spaces students will demonstrate what they have learned through projects, team collaboration and connections with industry partners. Students will collaborate in open areas designed for each pathway. Teachers will also work as a team to meet the needs of individual students and create a coherent educational experience. Addressing subjects at each grade level and centered on a career-themed course, students will see the natural connections between the theme of their pathway and English, History, Science and Math.
Challenging Academics
All three McBride pathways are focused on completing the UC and CSU Entrance Requirements (a-g) with a sequence of courses that are aligned to college expectations. Each pathway expects to create options for students to earn college credits while in high school.

Spring Break

Students will be on Spring Break April 21-25 and will return Monday, April 28.

Order Yearbook Online

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School District News

Bell Schedule

Regular Day Schedule

Period 1  8:50 to 9:45

Period 2  9:52 to 10:52

Nutrition 10:52 to 11:02

Period 3  11:09 to 12:04

Period 4  12:11 to 1:06

Lunch      1:06 to 1:36

Period 5  1:43 to 2:38

Period 6  2:45 to 3:40

Minimum Day Schedule

Period 1 8:50 to 9:31

Period 2  9:38 to 10:20

Period 3  10:27 to 11:09

Lunch      11:09 to 11:44

Period 4  11:51 to 12:33

Period 5  12:40 to 1:22

Period 6  1:29 to 2:10

School Site Council

McBride School Site Council is seeking nominations for parent representation on next year's council. We will have one open seat for next year and the term of office is two years. All are welcome to ...more

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