Note from the Principal
The beginning of the school year is always exciting, energetic, and a new start for all. I am honored to welcome back each of our returning sophomores. They did a marvelous job last year initiating the development of a positive, productive culture at McBride. It is with great pride I welcome our new freshman. Each student brings gifts and talents that will help McBride be the best high school in Long Beach. The Wolves are the best.
Tomorrow, September 5 is the first day of block schedule. Every student was provided harp copy master calendars that shows Blue/Silver (Odd/Even) schedule for entire year. We have also posted one in the home page locker. This calendar also shows holidays and vacation times.
On Monday, September 4, students received their ID's and lanyards. We have asked that students wear their ID in a visible location every day. The operative word is visible. If students prefer wearing it on a clip instead of a lanyard, this is acceptable. We will be checking for IDs each day. Beginning Monday students will be required to obtain a temporary ID each time they forget their school issued IDs.
Textbook and iPad Check-out
McBride is issuing textbooks Friday, September 5 and Monday, September 8. Students absent on either of these dates need to be sure they report to the bookroom upon their return to obtain the books they did not check-out. iPad distribution takes place on Tuesday, September 9 and Wednesday, September 10. Students have been doing a great job taking care of our campus. We expect the same for their books and iPads. Internet Use and iPad use agreements will be distributed through math classes tomorrow. These documents need to be signed by students and parents before an iPad can be issued. Please be sure to review these documents together.
Lastly I want to thank each and every student for making the opening of school a wonderful experience. Students are arriving in class on time, getting to know their teachers and each other, and working hard each period. Kudos to all.
Should you have any questions or concerns please reach out to me a srockenbach@lbschools .net or contact the school by phone at 562-425-3539.
Red Cross Club Fundraiser Flyer
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MESA Club will be meeting Wednesdays this year after school ( 3:45 - 4:30) and our first meeting will be September 17.
Radio Club will be meeting Thursday mornings (8:00- 8:45) and our first meeting will be September 18.
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First Yearbook Club Meeting 9/12 @ 8am in room B203
Shirt Ideas for ASB
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Our Library is Open! Come & Visit
McBride library will be open this school year 50% of the school week:
Alternating Mondays (generally the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month) and every Tuesday & Wednesday from 8:00am to 4:30pm. The library is open during Nutrition and Lunch.
Long Beach College Promise
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Important Information For Students Who Ride Long Beach Transit (Información Importante Para Los Estudiantes Que Viajan En Long Beach Transit)
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.
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.
2014-2015 Bell Schedule
Block Day Schedule
1/2 8:50 to 10:27 (97)
N 10:27 to 10:37 (10)
3/4 10:44 to 12:24 (100)
L 12:24 to 12:54 (30)
5/6 1:01 to 2:38 (97)
7 2:45 to 3:40 (55)
Odd and Even Periods on alternating days.
7th Period everyday
School District News
School Site Council
Congratulations to Debra Simmons for being elected as our newest parent representative for School Site Council. We are looking forward to her input and insight as we continue our growth as a school.
Online Math Support for Grades 9-12 Click Here.