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

State testing continues for the next two weeks. Juniors will take their math tests on May 19 - 21 and 26-28 in their Social Science classes. 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

Ms. Cook, Principal

Twitter: @lqprincipal


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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

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

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



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The IT Academy is at La Quinta! If you have interests in Video gaming, Networks, Software development, or Computer systems support, then the Information and Communications Academy may be for you! For details, see Mr. Snell in room 502 before or after school, or pick up a flyer and application in the counseling office.

Athletic Physicals will be held in the mini-gym today at 3p. The cost is $25, cash only. All needed paperwork will be available at the physicals. Anyone planning to try-out for a sport MUST have current physicals on file with Coach Armstrong prior to trying out.

Attention Seniors: Please check your DSUSD e-mail account ( for an important textbook and library book notice from the library. This e-mail contains a list of textbooks and library books that you must return by Thursday, May 28, in order to be cleared for all senior activities, to receive your cap and gown, and to participate in graduation. Don't be late seniors!

SENIORS......Do not forget to complete your final transcript request forms. They are on my office door (#116- Registrar's Office) if I am not available. If you do not complete one, then a transcript will not be sent to the college you will be attending.

If you are taking IB photo next year, please stop by room 703 to get the summer assignment. There will be a lunch meeting explaining the summer assignment on Friday, May 29th in room 703.

Shopping for graduation presents? Father's Day? Your summer assignments? Your fun beach reading? Shop at Barnes & Noble between now and June 7th, and a portion of your purchase comes back to the LQHS English Department! Just mention LQHS when you make your purchases! Thank you for your support and keep reading!

Dear Freshmen Students: If you are taking World History Honors next year you MUST complete the summer assignment. It is due the first day of class. Pick up the document in room 516 or 501.

La Quinta HS choir is looking for students who are interested in taking a zero period class to accommodate students who may not have room during the day to take the class. See your counselor for more information.

The student list for next year’s PSA classes is now posted on the window of room 168. If you applied stop by and make sure you have been accepted.