Note from the Principal
Hello McBride Families,
School Compact and Parent Involvement Guidelines
Students were provided a copy of the Parent Involvement Guidelines and they have been uploaded onto our website under the home page locker. We also sent home the School Compact that needs to be signed and returned to their teacher ASAP. We have uploaded a copy of this document as well. The primary goal behind the compact is to establish a consistent level of expectations for all stakeholders and to ensure we all understand the importance of our participation in the educational process. The McBride team is convinced that through hard work and collaboration, we can help every student to be successful.
Thank You Parents
I want to extend my sincere thanks and gratitude to all of the parents who helped put on the Senior Breakfast. The day was a kick-off to the senior year and helped send the message to the seniors we are proud of them and we are behind them as they work towards graduation and a successful transition to the next phase in their lives.
College Applications and Financial Aid
For current seniors, the application window for colleges and for FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) opens on October 1. We will be hosting a number of events to support families in completing these applications. We are also fortunate to have an HSOAP representative assisting students in the Career Center.
Parents and students please check the website often because we post updates on a regular basis. Seniors need to check their School Loop Accounts daily. This is the fastest and easiest way to disseminate updates and information. Students and families seeking help and assistance can also reach out to our counseling office. The application process can be challenging but we are here to support.
Please check our website often. We regularly post key information and updates. This information stream and can often help answer a number of questions and alleviate concerns.
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Mathematics Grades 9–12
McBride High School Accepts Rachel’s Challenge
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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Online Math Support for Grades 9-12 Click Here.
Free TB Testing for Volunteers
Grace First Presbyterian Church have started an after-school music program on Tuesdays and Thursdays for K-2, from 4:00-5:30, and they are looking for a handful of kids who would be able to help volunteer their time as homework helpers. Part of the time is making music and part is homework. If you are interested, please contact Da'Jon James at firstname.lastname@example.org, 201-344-4847. Grace First Presbyterian Church at 3955 Studebaker Rd., Long Beach, CA 90808
Hey Wolf Pack!
This year's yearbook is turning out to be the best ever! Don't miss out on your chance to purchase your 2016-17 yearbook before prices go up on November 1st. Yearbooks are $60 now and will go up to $70 November 1st. Yearbooks can be purchased on campus every Thursday at lunch for cash or money order (no checks please). You can also purchase your yearbook via the link posted on our school loop home page (ybpay.lifetouch.com) our school code is 11898217.
If you have purchased or are planning to purchase a business or student ad you can build your ad on the Lifetouch website or can submit it to Mrs. Law (email@example.com). All ads must be placed and artwork turned in by January 31st.
Thank you for your support!
The Pack Yearbook Staff
This is a reminder that your Senior Panoramic Picture will be taken This Wednesday, October 19th at 2:30 in the Gym. Dress in school colors or wear your school/pathway spirit wear. Coordinate with your friends to stand out as a group! Please be on time so that we can set everyone up and be done quickly. See you Wednesday!
The Class of 2017 Senior Parent Committee is sponsoring a trip to Viejas to help raise funds to support the class of 2017 senior activities. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
The Long Beach Unified School District is supporting eligible eleventh graders with a free SAT Preparation Program to prepare for the "new" SAT. Learn more and register here by Oct. 31.
Please check out and support this fundraiser: https://www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/f/135950
The benefits of this fundraiser are there are no forms to fill out, no product to pick up and distribute, no need to handle money. Anyone interested in buying from Lynch Creek Farms can do it themselves online and McBride will receive 20% of all orders. Just make sure they go through our personalized link. If they go direct, we will not benefit.
I purchased many of their products when I was supporting Long Beach Junior Crew and found them to be top quality. I bought wreaths as gifts for a "family" (instead of buying individual gifts), mini-trees for elderly relatives that no longer bother to decorate for Christmas and small centerpieces for friends and co-workers. They come fresh and last up to one month.
Simply email the above link to those whom you think would have an interest and you are done.
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.
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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