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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.

Go Wolves,

Steve Rockenbach

Principal

Respond to your Survey Request

onlein survey.jpgLong Beach Unified is one of seven districts in California who have been granted a waiver by the federal government from No Child Left Behind requirements.  This waiver requires districts to develop an alternate accountability structure that meets the federal guidelines.  Part of the accountability piece is to ensure we survey all stakeholders on the school's and district's performance. 

If it has not already arrived in your inbox, you should be getting an email asking parents and guardians to complete the CORE (California Office to Reform Education) survey.  I realize this can be time consuming but it is extremely beneficial to our growth and development as a school and a district. We would like for at least one parent/guardian from every household to complete the survey.  In households with multiple parents/guardians each person is welcome to complete a survey.  The more data we receive, the more accurate the picture of our success and growth areas becomes.  Should you have trouble with internet access or completing the survey, our Career Center is open to parents/guardians from 3:40 to 5:30 PM every Tuesday and Thursday. 

Students will respond to the survey during the school day on February 24 and 26.  The Health/Medical, CJI, and Engineering teachers will bring them to the computer lab to complete the survey.

be heard.jpegIn addition to the survey, we will be forming student and parent focus groups as part of our continuous improvement effort. These groups will help us develop our improvement plans for the remainder of the current school year and for the 2015-16 school-year. These groups will also help us with our yearly feedback report to WASC.  Students and parents randomly selected for the panels will receive a separate notification in the next week or two.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this message and completing the survey.  We are truly a team and cannot effectively educate our young people without everyone’s support.

Regards,

Steve Rockenbach

Principal

McBride High School Accepts Rachel’s Challenge

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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. 5-challenges-new-1-b.jpg

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.

McBride News

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
Posted by: McBride High School
Published: 2/23/15

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
Posted by: Beverly Moutet
Published: 2/19/15

Parent Survey
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
Posted by: Public Information Office
Published: 2/17/15

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
Posted by: Beverly Moutet
Published: 1/2/15

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
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Posted by: Jennifer Carey
Published: 12/9/14

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

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School Site Council

Next SSC meeting is Wednesday, March 11 at 4:15 PM in G101. Link to School Site Council Page .

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