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Note from the Principal
Fall Transcript Review
By the end of February, every student will have been provided an updated copy of their transcript, taught how to track their graduation status, and had an opportunity to get personal feedback. Please take the time to sit down with your student and ask them questions. We also encourage families to reach out to the school if they need assistance in interpreting student records.
Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) for 2015-16
During March the counseling team will be meeting with students to plan for next year. This will be the time we discuss summer school options and begin planning for next year’s classes. Students will be asked to bring home their ILPs to be signed by parents/guardians. Again we encourage you to have open dialogue with your student and to feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns.
PSAT Score Distribution
During the first part of February, PSAT score reports were distributed to all sophomores. They were provided seminars on how to interpret their results as well as shown tools and resources to help them with SAT preparation and college planning. In our effort to provide on gong educational seminars for the parents, McBride will be offering parent/guardian workshops in the Career Center. The work shop dates are Saturday, March 7 at 9:00 AM and Tuesday, March 10 at 6:30 PM. Flyers and additional details will be distributed shortly. We strongly encourage families to attend one of the two sessions.
California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)
All sophomores will be required to take the CAHSEE on March 17 and 18. This exam is a required of all tenth graders. In an effort to help parents understand the contents of the exam and the testing process we will hold two workshops in March. For your convenience these workshops will be held immediately following the workshops for PSAT. They will take place on Saturday, March 7 at 10:00 AM and Tuesday, March 10 at 7:30 PM. We strongly encourage families to attend one of the two sessions.
Flyers and additional details will be distributed shortly for both workshops. Content at the Saturday sessions will repeat on Tuesday. Please make plans to be in attendance for one of the two dates.
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McBride High School Accepts Rachel’s Challenge
On Wednesday, January 14, the entire McBride family had the opportunity to hear the amazing story of Rachel Scott (the first victim in the Columbine High School Shooting) and the impact her example of kindness has had on the world. Students found the presentation moving and agreed to keep the momentum going by forming the Friends of Rachel Club. The clubs goal is to make our campus a better place because our campus chooses to be kind and considerate to all students.
McBride High School students, parents and staff chose to accept the challenges laid out by Rachel’s Challenge. By signing the pledge our school chose to: look for the best in others; dream big and set goals; choose positive influences; speak with kindness; and start our own chain reaction. Students and staff alike are excited to live out the challenge laid before us and make McBride High School an even better place to learn and grow.
Easy ways to earn free money for McBride High School
McBride High School PTSA needs you, your family, friends and co-workers to earn free money with these easy fundraising ideas with Labels for Education, Vons eScrip, and School Cent mall receipts. Proceeds of all PTSA fundraisers benefit all M... Continue
Port of LB Summer Internships
The Port of Long Beach is offering summer internships to sophomores. Please see the attached files for more information. Continue
The Long Beach Unified School District is conducting a survey of all parents regarding the culture and climate of local schools.
The survey, which is an important part of the school district’s accountability... Continue
Dream Career Photo and Essay Contest
Students can win up to $300 by entering the "My Dream Career" Photo Contest sponsored by Vital Link. See the attached file for official contest rules. All submissions must be received by March 12 before 5:00pm. Finalists will be announce... Continue
FREE Texting Crisis Support Service for Teens
Free Texting Crisis Support Service for Teens! Help for someone in crisis can come in many forms. Crisis Text Line (CTL) can provide immediate support for young people in crisis via a medium they already use and trust. The mobile texting service o... Continue
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
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