Winter 2017

We are deep into the school year. First semester has passed, grades have been issued. As we move toward spring, students, please continue to be diligent in your studies. Please talk with your teachers if you're struggling. Remember: we have after school tutoring and many opportunities for support! Just ask!

Our theme this year 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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Mondays are rough. After the struggle of coming back to school after the weekend, who wants to cook? NO ONE! So don't! Go to Panda Express in La Quinta and tell them you're there to support LQHS AVID! Better yet, use the image of the flyer posted on the school website. Support your school's AVID program AND eat yummy food. Mmmmmm. Orange Chicken.

Attention Sophomores and juniors. Representatives from the Amistad automotive program will be on campus this Friday at lunch. Visit their table at the clock tower to get news about this exciting program and information on how to apply.

Who will be LQHS's best poet of 2017? The Poet Laureate Contest is now accepting your best original poem. Deadline March 6. For questions and your entry poem, see Mrs. Chesebrough in Room 405

Band is collecting gently used shoes through February with two collection boxes set up at school. One in the front office and the other in the band room (301). The shoes collected go to an organization which will send them to third world countries.

Upcoming Events (Flyers below):

2/25: Winter Ball 7-11pm

2/27: LQHS AVID Night at Panda Express

Black History Month

February is Black History Month. To honor this month we will be recognizing a famous African American historical figure each day on the morning announcements.

2/21/17: Dr. Joycelyn Elders is an American pediatrician and public health administrator. She was a vice admiral in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and the first African American appointed as Surgeon General of the United States. Elders is best known for her frank discussion of her views on controversial issues such as drug legalization and distributing contraception in schools. She was forced to resign in December 1994 amidst controversy as a result of her views. She is currently a professor emerita of pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.


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