Fall 2016

Back to school night was a resounding success! Thanks to all the parents who attended. Our staff enjoyed meeting you. This fall brings a renewed spirit at LQHS. Our theme is BeBold! Our staff are stepping outside their comfort zones to create rigorous, relevant, and engaging learning experiences aligned with the Common Core State Standards. We are redefining excellence every day! Your students will be asked to think critically, collaborate with others and respond in writing and orally using high level academic language.

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

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National College Colors Day




Attention any young women interested in playing basketball this year, we are starting fall workouts this week. Check the girls basketball website for dates and times. You must have a physical and be cleared before you can participate.

Attention College Bound Juniors - on Saturday, October 15th at 8am La Quinta High School will be administering the PSAT to all interested Juniors.  The cost of the exam is $20 and you can sign up with Mr. Leon in the Counseling Office. There are a limited number of exams so do not delay!

Attention all senior girls, applications for the Queen Scheherazade pageant have arrived. Scholarships of over $9,000 will awarded with no cost to apply. See Mr. Leon in the counseling office for details.

Attention all seniors, the Magic Carpet Music Scholarship applications have arrived. If you are interested in a competition by singing and playing an instrument during a live performance, you could win over $1,500 in scholarships with no cost to apply. See Mr. Leon in the counseling office for details.

Tutoring is beginning next week, Monday through Thursday, 2:45-3:45.  Please look for various flyers on campus.  Here is what is being offered:

Chemistry - Wednesday (Paul Miller, 610)

English -

-Monday (Mc Hone, 408)

-Wednesday (Cortez, 504 or Douglass, 404)

-Thursday (Bowman, 409)

English Language for 2nd Language Learners - Monday and Wednesday (Wheeler, 509)

  - Lunchtime (Ramirez in Wagner's room, 612)

Math - STRIDE (Online skill building)

-Monday and Wednesday (Lemus, 607)

Math - AVID Style

-Wednesday and Thursday (Borchard and Ramirez, staff lounge)

Stop by the Career Center in room 701 to sign up for upcoming presentations by college admissions representatives including University of San Francisco, UC San Diego, College of St. Benedict & St. John’s, USC, Marymount California University, University of Redlands, UC Davis, Johnson & Wales University, and Cal State San Bernardino. Check out the Career Center website for more information.

Softball girls. Our first meeting is this Thursday at lunch in room 614. Come hear what is required of you to get started.

IB Candidate Meetings will be Tuesday, Oct. 4th for 9th graders, Oct. 5th for 10th graders, and Oct. 6th for 11th and 12th graders. Meetings will be in the gym at lunch. We will be meeting our IB Club Candidates and voting.  See you there!

If you ordered pictures from Lifetouch please come pick them up in the ASB Student store at lunch.

Hey, Creative Writers! Today's meeting is in the PSA lecture hall, room 168. Tomorrow is in Bowman's room, 409.Attention Senior Class of 2017! We are re-designing your Senior shirt and there is a chance for you to design it! Please submit your design to Ms. Smith in ASB by October 11th. The design will be on a white shirt so keep that in mind when making your design. After all submissions have been collected the Senior class will vote for the winning design. Get creative Seniors!