PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Spring is here and we are into the 4th quarter.


State Testing for 10th and 11th graders will begin April 28th, Juniors will take their ELA test April 28-30 in their English classes. They will take their math test towards the end of May.


Sophomores will take their Life Science test on April 29th and 30th.


Please remind your students to get rest the night before their test and to eat a good breakfast.


This year teachers have been focusing on the new California State Standards. Instructional strategies include more inquiry, evidence based writing, critical thinking and collaboration. I am extremely proud of the hard work and dedication they have put into adjusting, changing, and creating new lessons to prepare our students for college and careers.

Here is a link to a blog regarding "struggling learners." The idea is that all students should struggle when they learn. Please, take a look at it.

All Students Should be Struggling Learners

http://edublog.scholastic.com/post/all-students-should-be-struggling-learners


Ms. Cook, Principal

Twitter: @lqprincipal

email: rebecca.cook@desertsands.us    

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BELL SCHEDULE

MONDAY AND FRIDAY SCHEDULE
Period Begins Ends
   
1 7:42am 8:44am
2 8:50am 9:46am
3 9:52am 10:48am
4 10:54am 11:50am
Lunch 11:50am 12:30pm
5 12:36pm 1:32pm
6 1:38pm 2:34pm

TUESDAY SCHEDULE
Period Begins Ends
Planning7:30am 8:14am
1 8:14am 9:10am
2 9:16am 10:06am
3 10:12am 11:02am
4 11:08am 11:58pm
Lunch 11:58pm 12:38pm
5 12:44pm 1:34pm
6 1:40pm 2:30pm

BLOCK SCHEDULE WEDNESDAYS/THURSDAYS
Period Begins Ends
   
1/2 7:42am 9:46am
3/4 9:52am 11:50am
Lunch 11:50am 12:30pm
5/6 12:36pm 2:34pm

BLACKHAWK ACTIVITIES

IMPORTANT NEWS

Parents and Guardians,

CAASPP TESTING COMING

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) testing will be scheduled at various times throughout the month of May for Grades 10 and 11.  

  • English Language Arts will be on April 28, 29, and 30 and then again on May 5, 6 and 7
  • Mathematics will be held on May 19, 20, and 21 and then again on May 26, 27 and 28.
Students will following the regular bell schedule, and should be able to complete testing during the course of the dates offered.

As you play an important role in 
assisting your son and/or daughter to give their best performance, there are a number of ways you can help your child put his/her best foot forward.  The following tips will set our students up for testing success:

  • Make sure you son/daughter is well rested
  • Keep routines the same
  • Be positive and confident regarding testing performance
  • Plan ahead to avoid testing conflicts
  • Be sure your son/daughter arrives early for testing
  • Have your child eat a nutritious breakfast

Even though these assessments are a snapshot of performance, it is important that our students have every advantage to do their very best.  On behalf of LQHS teachers and staff, thank you for all your efforts! 


Graduation Information

Graduation is June 4th at 7:00 p.m. in the Blackhawk Stadium.
Gates will open at 6:00 p.m.

Last names: A - O  Home Side 
Last names: P- Z  Visitor Side

This alphabet breakdown is subject to change.

Seniors will receive 6 tickets with their Cap and Gown during senior check out.  Extra tickets must be requested Monday, June 1st. at the Senior Awards Breakfast with Dr. Schantz. The random drawing for extra tickets will be on June 4th in the gym after graduation practice. The graduate must be present to claim their ticket.


 http://jostensyearbooks.com?REF=A01006934

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BULLETIN

SENIORS: Do you want to attend the senior beach trip or grad night? Payment and permission slips are due by May 15th in the ASB office

There is a Five Guys fundraiser this Tuesday from 4 to 10 pm, PTO will receive 20% of sales.

Prom tickets are on sale this week for $85 with ASB and $90 without. Remember that the price will go up again next week to $95 with ASB and $100 without. This is a formal dace: guys in tuxedos and girls in formal dresses.

BLACKHAWK ATHLETICS