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Individual Learning Plan (ILP) for 2015-16

By the time we head into break Mr. Vazquez (our counselor) will have met with students regarding their ILP. This plan outlines courses to be taken for next year as well as providing preliminary feedback on the need for summer school. The ILP document is what our school uses to program students for the 2015-16 school-year. Because of its importance, we have asked each student to review their plan with a parent or guardian and return a signed copy to school no later than Tuesday, April 14th. Signed ILPs can be returned to the main office or given directly to Mr. Vazquez in the Career Center. Please do not hesitate to touch base with Mr. Vazquez or myself should you have questions or concerns.

Community College Summer Session

Some students have expressed an interest in taking a community college class during the summer. This can be a challenging yet rewarding experience for students. The application process is coordinated by the individual college campuses. Any student wishing to attend a community college course at LBCC or neighboring community college must submit all paperwork to the specific college and take their required assessment exams no later than May 1. Because Mr. Vazquez and I need to complete some paperwork for the students, we have asked any student wishing to take community college classes to meet with one of us before they leave for Spring Break. It will be extremely difficult to complete the process if they wait until after break.

Pathway Night – Monday, April 20 6:00 to 7:30 PM

In an effort to showcase the wonderful work of your students and provide some insight into future directions for the pathways, we will be hosting an event on our campus April 20. Each pathway will meet in separate rooms (see flyer). Our hope is you can see where your students have been, where they are going this year, and gain a glimpse into the future years. Each lead teacher will also be asking parents and students to provide pathway specific feedback to help in our improvement efforts. We want to hear what is working, and where we need to grow. Please make every effort to attend.

CORE Survey

I want to personally thank all parents and guardians who took the time to complete the survey. Your support is greatly appreciated. We hope to receive our raw data in a few weeks. We look forward to working with our parents and guardians as we develop our growth plans for the coming year. We also want to recognize our students and staff for having one of the highest completion rates of any school in the district. Kudos to both groups for providing our school vital feedback on our progress and helping us be aware of needed growth.

Go Wolves,

Steve Rockenbach

Principal

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McBride News

Notice Regarding Whooping Cough (Aviso acerca de casos de Tos Ferina)
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Posted by: Public Information Office
Published: 4/17/15

Children's Day is May 2 at El Dorado Park
The 21st Annual Children’s Day is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 2 at El Dorado Park, 2400 Studebaker Rd. in Long Beach.  View the attached letter and flier for more information.

Christopher J. Steinhauser
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Posted by: Superintendent Steinhauser
Published: 4/14/15

Spencer Damp's Essay Wins District
Congratulations to Spencer Damp whose Americanism essay won 1st place in the District-level competition. Spencer's essay will now move on to the state-level competition in June. In addition to his first cash prize, Spencer will receive a new c... Continue
Posted by: Beverly Moutet
Published: 4/13/15

Cafeteria News
New Item for Lunch- Goody's Pizza Lunch Special. Includes slice of pizza, juice, milk, fruit and vegetables. PIN# is required. Located next to the à la carte windows. Continue
Posted by: John Jacobson (admin)
Published: 4/13/15

9th and 10th Graders Can Take Free SAT Pilot Test
A four-week pilot program allows students to access two pre-release practice redesigned SATs on the future Khan Academy SAT platform.  The free exams will be offered through April 30.

The practice tests will help students to be prepared fo... Continue
Posted by: Public Information Office
Published: 4/6/15

Pathway Night – Monday, April 20 6:00 to 7:30 PM
In an effort to showcase the wonderful work of your students and provide some insight into future directions for the pathways, we will be hosting an event on our campus April 20.  Each pathway will meet in separate rooms (see flyer).&nbs... Continue
Posted by: McBride High School
Published: 4/1/15

McBride students invited to participate in Film Festival
Last year Lakewood High School and Jordan High School came together to create the Cherry Hill Film Festival.  This year all other High School Students in LBUSD are invited to participate. The purpose of the LBUSD Cherry Hill Film Festival is ... Continue
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Posted by: McBride High School
Published: 3/26/15

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.

Cafeteria News

New Item for Lunch- Goody's Pizza Lunch Special. Includes slice of pizza, juice, milk, fruit and vegetables. PIN# is required. Located next to the à la carte windows.

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

School Site Council

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

McBride High School Accepts Rachel’s Challenge

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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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Supporting Students Under a New System

A number of efforts are under way to support students under a new and improved accountability system for schools. Learn more in this newsletter for parents:

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