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Note from the Principal

We are in full swing with second semester.  It promises to be a very busy few months.   Please take a look at some key upcoming events and due dates.

Spring Testing:  As we grow, the number of exams and assessments our students take increases as well.  Below is a quick overview of upcoming spring assessments.  Please know students are being prepared for each of these exams in their courses and there will additional support opportunities including KHAN Academy for SAT  and after school and Saturday tutorials for AP.

SAT: Tuesday, April 12 - All juniors take the exam and it will be administered on site. 

AP Exams:  May 2 through 13 - All sophomores and juniors taking an AP course will sit for the corresponding exam. Students will be provided an individualized schedule closer to the exam period.

Pathway Assessments:   May 18 through 20 - All students will take part in three day project based assessment focused on their individual pathways.

SBAC: State Exams – All juniors will be taking this exam through their English and math classes.  Testing will begin in late May following AP and Pathway exams.  Dates will vary by English and Math classes.

As each exam approaches we will be sending home more detailed information and instructions.     

Student and Parent Focus Groups:  Student and Parent/Guardian Focus Group meeting schedule has been developed for the rest of the school year.  Student groups meet at 4:00 PM with Parents at 5:30 PM.  Here are the dates; Tuesday, April 12, and Tuesday, May 10.  The feedback received from these meetings helps drive our improvement efforts and will help with our WASC  self-study efforts.  We value your input and guidance and want to encourage all students and families to participate.

PSAT Results and Khan Academy:  We have distributed individual PSAT score reports to students and provided an overview on how to use these results as a tool to prepare for future exams.  Students have also been registered for the Khan Academy SAT preparation program.  Please take advantage of this tool to provide tutorials and practice exams to help with future PSAT and SAT exams.  All students should be spending time each week working on the Khan Academy.  This is especially true for the juniors who will be taking the SAT April 12.  If your students is having trouble connecting to their account on Khan Academy please have them visit the Career Center for assistance.

 

Thank you for taking the time to stay informed.

 

Take care,

Steve Rockenbach

Principal

Common Core Brochures

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The Overview Brochures provide insights into what students will learn and highlighting progression through the grade levels.
English Language Arts/Literacy Grades  9–12

Mathematics Grades 9–12

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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Supporting Students Under a New System

A number of efforts are under way to support students under a new and improved accountability system for schools. Learn more in this newsletter for parents:

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Online Math Support for Grades 9-12 Click Here.

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The First Annual McBride Casino Night on Saturday, May 7, 2016, promises to be a fun evening for parents, guardians, and school staff. Our primary goal for the night is to offer the adults a chance to connect socially and enjoy a nice evening while supporting the school. The event will be held at the Virginia  Country Club in Long Beach from 6pm to 10pm includes casino cash, blackjack, cards,roulette,raffles and an auction! Please submit your Reservation Form to with a check or submit the form after you pay online through the Long Beach Education Foundation. Please reply by May 2.

We are also looking for support from the community through donations for table sponsorship, the silent auction, or other non-monetary donations. Please refer to the Donation Letter link that you can give to neighborhood businesses, companies you work for, friends who own companies that would like some advertisement, or people who are open to donating non-monetary items to support the evening. Please reach out to us if you have questions regarding donations and the like.

Check out the Casino Night 2016 webpage for updates!

McBride News

5/2/16

- Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! -


Hello students and parents!

 

In the spirit of Teacher Appreciation Week, we are asking for any school supply donations to show our gratitude for everything the teachers and staff do to make this school amazing. The donations can be a variety of supplies including sticky notes, whiteboard markers, tissues, etc.

 

The donations will be able to be dropped off to the student store, or near the lunch area throughout the entire week (Monday May 2nd through Friday May 6th).

 

Thank you and Go Wolfpack!

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4/26/16

Human Book Library Event

May 26, 2016, 4:00 -- 7:00 p.m.

Long Beach Public Library

 

Join us for HAIC’s first Human Book Library evening and take advantage of having one-­on-­one conversations with individuals from various sectors of the Southern California business community or “Human Books” to learn what kinds of jobs are created by businesses and how they contribute to the community’s well-being.  Just like at normal libraries, students or “Readers” check out the Human Books and then ask the Books questions and engage in discussion about their education and careers.

 

Long Beach Public Library (Auditorium)

101 Pacific Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90822

May 26, 2016 4:00 -- 7:00 p.m.

 

Click below to let us know you will participate

http://harborassn.com/component/jevents/eventdetail/57/-/haics-human-book-library-event?Itemid=161

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4/19/16

Discover LBCC at an informal gathering in your neighborhood.

 

Descubrir LBCC en una reunión informal en tu vecindario.

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4/15/16

Attention all 8th through 12th Grade Students: Summer School Registration Begins Monday, April 18

 

All 9th through 12th grade students who are interested in taking summer school classes to make up a grade to meet graduation requirements or to fulfill college entrance requirements must register using our online enrollment system.  The online system will be available starting Monday, April 18.  Summer school registration will continue until 5 p.m. May 15. 

 

Current 8th through 11th graders also have the opportunity to take a Math Summer Bridge course to help prepare them for the course work that they will study in the coming school year.  These courses include Pre-Algebra, Pre-Geometry and Pre-Intermediate Algebra.  These summer courses will be taken for elective credit, and the grade issued will be a pass/no credit.  This is an excellent opportunity to get a jump start for next year. 

 

Summer school registration begins with the completion of the application online at www.lbschools.net/summer.  After the application is submitted, the student and parent will receive an email with directions for selecting summer classes.  You should receive this email two to three school days after the application is submitted.

 

Atención a todos los estudiantes de 8º a 12º grado escolar: Las inscripciones para las clases de verano en las escuelas preparatorias comienzan el lunes 18 de abril

 

Todos los estudiantes de 9º a 12º grado escolar interesados en asistir a las clases de verano con la finalidad de mejorar una calificación para poder cumplir con los requisitos de graduación o para cumplir con un requisito de admisión universitaria deberán inscribirse a través de nuestro sistema de inscripciones en línea (por Internet). El sistema de inscripciones en línea estará disponible a partir del lunes 18 de abril. Las inscripciones para las clases de verano continuarán hasta el 15 de mayo a las 5pm. 

 

Los estudiantes que actualmente cursan 8º a 11º grado escolar también tienen la oportunidad de tomar un curso de Math Bridge (Puente de Matemáticas) como parte de su preparación para los cursos que estarán cursando durante el próximo ciclo escolar. Estos cursos incluyen Pre- Álgebra, Pre- Geometría y Pre- Álgebra de Nivel Intermedio. En estos cursos electivos, los estudiantes recibirán como calificación “Pasó/No Crédito”. Esta es una excelente oportunidad para poner en marcha un gran inicio para el próximo ciclo escolar.   

 

Las inscripciones para las clases de verano se comenzarán llenando la solicitud en línea en www.lbschools.net/summer. Después de enviar la solicitud, el estudiante y los padres del estudiante recibirán un correo electrónico con instrucciones para seleccionar las clases que el estudiante planea tomar durante el verano. El correo electrónico lo recibirán 2-3 días escolares después de haber enviado la solicitud.

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4/4/16

Jordan, Lakewood, and Wilson High Schools have come together to create the Cherry Hill Film Festival. We would like to invite all HighSchool Students in LBUSD to participate. The purpose of the LBUSD Cherry HillFilm Festival is to provide a place where LBUSD students can showcase their work and compete with other LBUSD students in a number of categories including“Best Picture”. 

 

Cherry Hill Student Film Festival
Submission Deadline: May 6, 2016
 

Awards Presentation: May 20, 7:00pm 
Jordan High School
6500 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach CA
$5.00 at the door

The Cherry Hill Film Festival is for students in the Long Beach Unified School District

All students are encouraged to participate and compete for the Best Picture award.
 

For more info Cherryhillfilm.com

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2/20/16

See attached for more information.

 

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

10AM - 2PM @ Hawthorne High School,

School of Manufacturing & Engineering

 

One-Day Family Friendly Event

Demonstrations

Hands-on Workshops

Celebrating:

Science & Engineering

Arts & Crafts

Robotics

Sustainable Living

3D Printing

Fun for Kids of all Ages

Family Fun and More…

 

For FREE tickets and general information,

 

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2/9/16

Gain hands on experience in health and medicine this summer.  There are scholarships and fundraising opportunities available.  Check it out now!

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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.

School Site Council

Next SSC meeting is Wednesday, April 13 at 4:15 PM in G101.  Link to School Site Council Page

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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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