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Note from the Principal

Hello McBride Families,

 

Please take the time to read about upcoming events and do not hesitate to reach out to the school with any questions or concerns.

 

Calendar of Events

October 19 – Spring 2017 Awards Night (6:30 PM) (for current 10th to 12th graders)

November 10 – No School for Veterans Day

November 13 – First Quarter Grades Posted in ParentVue

November 17 – Minimum Day

November 18-26 – Thanksgiving Break

Spring 2017 Awards Night (for current 10th to 12th graders):  Each year we recognize students for academic and service accomplishments at McBride during the Spring 2017 semester.  The festivities will be in the Lecture Hall on Thursday, 10/19 beginning at 6:30 PM.   We will recognize students in a number of areas including GPA, attendance, service learning, etc.  We will hold subsequent awards nights in February and May/June  for all grade levels.

 

PTSA:  McBride High School is working to relaunch PTSA.  We had a productive first meeting last week.  We meet again on Thursday, October 19th in the library at 5:00 PM.  We will be done in time for those attending the awards nights.    Our primary goal is to elect a slate of officers and begin framing the work for the year.  Please know we are not looking at PTSA to be a fundraising body.  We want the group to be a platform to support parent education, support calendar coordination among booster clubs and other parent bodies, and assist the school with events like dances, prom, and graduation.  Please consider attending on the 19th. 

 


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Are you planning a family trip for the holidays? As you think about your arrangements, the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) desires 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. 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.

LBUSD’s Holiday Period

November 20 – November 24

December 25 – January 5

LBUSD recognizes 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 received 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. This holiday season, give your children the gift of an education and the habit of attendance.

Respectfully,

Steve Rockenbach

Principal

McBride News

11/14/17

Stop by the Key Club booth at Fall Fest to get some Milk Tea Boba and Eggrolls!

Boba is $3.50 (7 Tickets) and Eggrolls are $1.00 (2 Tickets).

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11/13/17

Young Women’s Leadership is selling Dippin Dots and Cake Pops at this year’s Fall Fest. Pre Order your Dippin Dots for $3 with a YWL member or pre-order in Ms. Valdespino’s room-F-103. Order now, Dippin Dots is going to go fast!

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11/13/17

The League of Women Voters Long Beach is hosting the ‘Love the LBC? Learn how to be a more influential citizen’ conference. The conference encourages students to take part in civic engagement and motivates those to participate in local government. There will be speakers from non-profit organizations, the Long Beach fire department, the Long Beach police department, and the Long Beach mayor’s office. The conference is at Los Altos Library on Saturday, November 18th from 10am-12pm and is open to everyone.The cost of attendance is FREE and parking is FREE as well.

 

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10/25/17

The Gay Straight Alliance Club is now having official meetings every Wednesday at lunch! Meet in Mrs. Hale-Hanes' room (C203) to create a safer and more opened minded environment at your school!

REMINDER: You do not have to be part of the LGBTQ+ community to join the club, you just have to be open-minded :)

 

                                                                        Your club president,

                                                                                   Nick Kinsman

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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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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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