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Note from the Principal

Are you planning a family trip for the holidays? As you think about your arrangements, we want to stress the importance of sending your child to school every day possible. Every year, absences spike in the weeks before and after the winter holiday as families squeeze in a few more vacation days. It’s time to break that cycle. We know that just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and put your child behind in school. This is as true in kindergarten as it is in high school. Simply put, too many absences at any age can affect a student’s chances for academic success and eventually for graduation.

We recognize that holidays are an important time for reconnecting with families far away. The costs of plane tickets often influence when you want to travel. But keep in mind the costs to your children’s education if they miss too much school— and the message you will be sending about the importance of attendance. Even if you’ve got a homework packet from the teacher, it doesn’t make up for the interaction and learning that happens in the classroom. Our teachers will be teaching, and our students will be learning, right up until vacation starts and the first day back. You can help us convey that message. This holiday season, give your children the gift of an education and the habit of attendance.

Sincerely,

Steve Rockenbach

Principal

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McBride High School Accepts Rachel’s Challenge

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McBride High School students, parents and staff chose to accept the challenges laid out by Rachel’s Challenge. (click here to continue) 

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McBride News

12/5/16

All students, parents, faculty and staff are welcome to attend the School Site Council meeting.

Date: Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016

Time: 4:15 p.m.

Location: Room G101

see Webpage for agenda

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11/30/16

Long Beach Unified offers a program in partnership with Cal State Long Beach that allows our students to take a college level Ethnic Studies class free of charge.  We will be opening registration for the Spring 2017 classes starting next week.  If you would like to learn more about this program, please attend an informational meeting at one of the following schools (parents can attend any site or date):

 

School

  Date

   Room

Cabrillo High

  6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7

   Library

Jordan High

  6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6

   Media Center

Lakewood High 

  6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6

   Library

Millikan High

  6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8

   Library

Poly High

  6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7

   Library

Wilson High

  6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8

   Media Center

 

Cal State Long Beach Instructors will be available to explain the course requirements and answer any questions that you may have about the program.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear first-hand about this wonderful opportunity.

 

Registration for the spring semester will begin after the informational sessions are held.

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11/30/16

Hello All,

 

The McBride Radio Club will be making radio contact with the astronauts on the International Space Station in March 2017.  We will be in radio contact for about 10 minutes and we are looking for students with interesting questions for the astronauts to actually ask the astronauts over the radio.  If you ever wanted to ask an astronaut a question, this is your chance.


Submit your question to the following link:

Click Here

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11/2/16

LBCC Applications Process

* Applications opened November 1, 2016

 

Save the Dates for Early Bird Registrations:

February 25, 2017

March 4, 2017

March 18, 2017

April 1, 2017 - No joke!

May 6, 2017

May 20, 2016

 

*** Need help completing the application?

Come to the Career Center, we will help you!!

 

Go Vikings!

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11/1/16

Dear students and teachers,

 

           Your involvement in McBride clubs is part of what makes our school unique. As a member of the yearbook staff, it is up to my classmates and I to document your part in the school’s history. From December 2 to December 20 the yearbook staff will be taking club pictures. Please communicate with your members so everyone will be included. One idea I would suggest is to coordinate outfits (with colors or club shirts) to emphasize your identity as a club.

           On the assigned day a yearbook representative will meet your club in the classroom you meet (according to your club charter submitted to ASB) and direct you to the location the photo will be taken. Clubs with an asterisk (*) will be given separate instructions seen below.

 

    Clubs that do not show up to the assigned location on their day are not guaranteed a picture in the yearbook. Individual students that do not show up on their assigned day and location with their club will not be in the yearbook picture with them.  Please contact Natalie Egherman through loopmail if you need any adjustments to your schedule.

 
Pictures will be taken at lunch on the following day
 

December 2: National Honor Society, Free the Children, Green Teens

 

December 6: Junior State of America, Teen Court, Philosophy Club

 

December 7: McBride Robotics*, MESA McBride*, HAM Radio Club*, Formula 1*

 

December 8: Comedy Club, Pathfinder Club, K-Culture Club, Performing Arts Club, Visual Arts Club*

 

December 9: Chemistry Club*,Video Game Design and Programming Club, Drone Club

 

December 13: Red Cross Club, National Society of Black Engineers, Young Women's Leadership

 

December 14: Key Club, Black Student Union, Book Club*, Not So Ordinary Club*,Kenpama Yo-Yo Club*

 

December 15: Relate and Educate, Skills USA, Jewish Student Association, Latino Heritage Club

 

December 16: Wolfgang Symphony Orchestra Club*, Passion for Fashion*, Off the Book/ Music Production Club, Society of the Study of Modern Visual Culture

 

December 20: Wolfpack Sports Club (all teams)*

 

*Clubs containing asterisks will go directly to the following locations on their assigned day

Behind the B Building: McBride Robotics, MESA McBride, HAM Radio, Chemistry Club, Formula 1

Behind F Building: Visual Arts Club, Wolfgang Symphony Orchestra Club, Passion for Fashion

Stairs by Engineering Lab: Book Club, Not So Ordinary Club, Kenpama Yo-Yo Club, Wolfpack Sports Club

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9/7/16

Any student is welcome to attend my tutorial times for extra help, questions, make up work from absences, test retakes (prearranged), or to help others and/or just have a place to complete their work.

 

Those times are the following: (subject to change based on meetings and/or personal commitments)

 

8-8:30am Wed/Fri

3:40-4:30pm Mon/Thurs

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Attendance Policies

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 Criminal Justice and Investigation. 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.

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Handwashing Campaign Wins Big

Got a cough or cold? The students at McBride High School’s Health and Medical Pathway have some sage advice on how to help prevent such maladies. Wash your hands properly and regularly. The ...more

 

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