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Note from the Principal

PSAT

Long Beach Unified is offering the PSAT to every sophomore free of charge. The PSAT exam is designed to help students become familiar with the length and format of college entrance exams, gauge what academic areas they need to improve upon before taking their SAT and/or ACT exams, and provide the school data to help better prepare our students for the rigors of college and university work. College Board coordinates the PSAT administration and provides all test takers yearlong access to many online services that support students in their efforts to become more familiar with colleges, support their academic growth and improve college readiness.

We will be administering the PSAT on Wednesday, October 15. Testing will begin at 8:50 AM and should wrap up around lunch time. Because students will not have their standard nutrition break we are encouraging all students to eat a nutritious breakfast that morning and bring healthy snacks and water that day. We will provide breaks but due to test security they need to remain in the classroom setting. When scheduling appointments please do everything you can to avoid this date because there are no make-ups for the exam.

Shortly after returning from Winter Break, McBride will be hosting a parent/student workshop designed to discuss PSAT results and help families utilize resources to prepare for college entrance exams. Flyers will be sent home to all 10th graders with details.

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.

Go Wolves!

Steve Rockenbach

Principal

 

 

 

 

 

Long Beach College Promise- Press Conference at McBride 10/13

McBride News

10th grade awards assembly on Friday
McBride High School will be having their 10th grade awards assembly during 7th period starting at 1:35 P.M. this Friday 10/24/2014. All parents are welcome to attend. Continue
Posted by: McBride High School
Published: 10/22/14

Goodwill Clothing Drive
Join the McBride PTSA as we support the Goodwill Clothing Drive and help earn McBride earns 100 School Cent points per clothing item donated. Please bring your clothing items to the school office by Oct  31.. There is a dr... Continue
Posted by: McBride High School
Published: 10/22/14

CJI T-shirt Design Contest
CJI Students can submit original designs for a CJI Pathway T-shirt. All artwork is due to Ms. Beisel by Thursday, November 13. See the attached file for more information. The winner will receive a free t-shirt! Continue
Posted by: Beverly Moutet
Published: 10/21/14

Health and Medical T-Shirt Design Contest
Submit all designs to Ms. Kelly by Thursday, Nov 13

 

Information:

Only HM student original designs may be submitted. Designs can be printed in black or white + 1 color.  May be electronic or hand drawn.

McBride HM (or Healt... Continue
Posted by: Erica Kelly
Published: 10/21/14

Halloween Dance on Friday, Oct 24
McBride is hosting the first dance of the year on October 24 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM.  Our ASB is sponsoring the event and wants every student to attend.  Students are allowed to come in costume as long as they do not cover th... Continue
Posted by: McBride High School
Published: 10/20/14

Numerous opportunities for Academic Tutoring
There are several opportunities available for students to get the academic help they need to be successful. Under the "Resource>Students" tab on our website, individual teachers tutoring times are listed as well as online links, ... Continue
Posted by: McBride High School
Published: 10/20/14

El Dorado Nature Center Native Plant Sale! October 25th
As the drought continues, replacing water-thirsty landscaping has become an even more important and appealing project for local residents.  Just in time for fall planting season, Friends of El Dorado Nature Center is hosting its annual Califo... Continue
Posted by: Erica Kelly
Published: 10/16/14

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.

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

Next meeting is Wednesday, November 12 at 4:15 PM in G101. Agenda is posted on the School Site Council Page .

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