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Note from the Principal

Hello McBride families,


What follows is my final update for 2017.  I hope each of you has a wonderful holiday season and wishing all of you a Happy New Year.  See you in 2018.


Calendar of Events

December 23 to January 7 – Winter Break

January 8 - School Resumes

January 12 - Winter Formal

January 13 - Saturday School

January 15 - MLK Holiday - No School

January 25 - PSAT Score Report Seminar at 6:00 PM

March 17 - Third Annual McBride Casino Night at The Grand (Details coming shortly)

June 14 – Graduation 5:00 PM at LBCC Gym


Graduation:  McBride High School has moved its graduation to Thursday, June 14th at 5:00 PM.  Please note the date change.  Graduation will take place in the Long Beach City College Gymnasium.  More details regarding tickets and the like will be disseminated after break.


Winter Break:  Please know the entire school will be closed from 12/23 through 1/7 for Winter Break.  Offices on campus will not be open.  Our hope for each of you during this time is to enjoy family and that students who are behind have a chance to catch up.


PSAT Score Report Seminar:  On Thursday, January 25, at 6:00 PM in the Lecture Hall, McBride will be hosting our annual seminar to help parents and guardians better utilize score reports.  Topics to be covered during the evening include reading the score report, identifying areas of strength and areas of growth, using Kahn Academy and other College Board Support Services to support improvement, and helping families utilize the feedback to better prepare for future exams.   We hope to see all of you there.


Saturday School - Save the Date:  On January 13, McBride will be hosting its second Saturday School Session of the school year.  We will be meeting in the library at 8:30 AM.  Some students will be mandated to attend due to excessive absences and/or tardies but the day is open to all students wishing to recoup attendance or tardies.  Students are also welcome to attend for extra support, academic intervention, make-up work, tutoring, etc.  The day will begin at 8:30 AM and end at 12:30 PM.    Again these sessions are open to all students, not just those required to attend. Below is an overview of specific time requirements. 


*  Students have been assigned Saturday School must remain for the entire four hours. 

*  Students who wish to make up an absence must also remain all four hours. 

*  Students wishing to make-up tardies can recoup one tardy for every hour of attendance.

*  Lastly students attending for academic support only, are not required to stay a specified amount.


Thank you for taking the time to stay informed.



Steve Rockenbach


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McBride News


Help save a life by donating blood at McBride High School's  Red Cross Blood Drive! Students, staff, and members of the community are welcome to donate. The blood drive is on Tuesday, January 16th from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. 


Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood, including accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, as well as patients receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease. The Red Cross must collect more than 13,000 blood donations daily for patients at about 2,600 hospitals across the country.


Please make an appointment by following the link below. There is a donation guide attached to help answer any questions and give suggestions for first time donors. If there are any other questions feel free to reach out to the Blood Drive Coordinator: 

Matthew Martinez

(562) 326-2869


Hello McBride Students and Parents,


The 12th grade Engineering students are working on engineering solutions to everyday problems. To get some feedback from real people, they have created the following surveys.  If you follow the link below, you will see a list of additional links with descriptions of the projects.  Please complete as many of the surveys as possible, as it will help the students more fully understand how to make a great product or solution.


Registration for Winter Congress is fast approaching! This is an opportunity for you/ your child to learn about government in a fun and inclusive manner. At this overnight convention you will be a member of congress and choose bills to either support or go against


Where: Woodland Hills Marriott 

21850 Oxnard St. 

Woodland Hills, CA 91367


When: February 24th-25th

Timing: 9am (saturday)- 2pm (sunday)

Cost: $150



If you are interested in attending, attached is the permission slip to fill out :D


For more information loopmail the teacher advisor who will be chaperoning this event: Brian Everson,


!! You do not have to currently be part of the JSA chapter at our school to attend !!


Summer 2018 Internship Program- June 18-August 25, 201

(see flyer for details)


The application period for Summer 2018 internships begins January 16. If you would like to be considered for a potential summer internship, please complete the Internship Request Form @ (Under the Students tab)


Deadline to apply: March 31, 2018 Applicants Must:

  • Be 16 by June 15, 2018
  • Complete and submit the request form by March 31, 2018
  • Upload a resume AND letter of recommendation to the request form

Internships may be paid or unpaid. In partnership with LBUSD, elective credits may be earned.

Please note: 1) an interview with LB Call will be required; 2) the internship runs approximately 6 weeks (schedules vary); and 3) reliable transportation to and from the internship site is necessary.

Questions: Contact Kehau Fujikami at


Take the day off from cooking by enjoying pizza at our favorite local spot in the Towne Center. When you present the attached flyer at the restaurant on Wednesday, January 17, 11am - 10:00pm, the McBride Sports Club receives 20 % of the purchase. 


This is the Wolfpack World Newsletter for January of 2018 and we are so excited to share the story with you! The club meets Mondays at lunch in Lalonde's room. 



On January 16, our internship request form will be available online for Long Beach students to apply for a summer internship. To apply, you must:

·    Be 16 by June 15, 2018 (if you are under 18, you will need a work permit)

·    Complete and submit the request form by March 31, 2018

·    Upload a resume AND letter of recommendation to the request form


Before you apply, please keep in mind: 1) an interview with LB Call will be required (interview dates: 4/21/18, 4/28/18, 5/5/18, and 5/19/18, if needed); 2) the internship runs approximately 6 weeks (schedules vary); 3) reliable transportation to and from the internship site is necessary.


Internship request forms will be available on our website under the Students tab. 



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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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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